The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) is seeking students and post-graduate fellows through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Research Participation Program. This fellowship identifies new talent, bringing in members of the academic community to participate in programs, projects and activities to support BARDA’s mission “to develop and make available medical countermeasures (MCMs) by forming unique public-private partnerships to drive innovation off the bench to the patient to save lives.”
The opportunity currently is open to:
BARDA provides an integrated, systematic approach to the advanced research and development of medical countermeasures for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear agents, pandemic influenza, and emerging infectious diseases, like COVID-19, that threaten the U.S. civilian population. Fellows will conduct research on projects related to medical countermeasure (MCMs) development, including preclinical model development, non-clinical testing and evaluation, and clinical trials.
Opportunities exist to present the results of these projects at national conferences and have the findings published in peer-reviewed journals. Other opportunities may include providing support to inter-agency working groups, assisting in the development of relevant policy documents, interacting with academic and industry partners, and participating in team communications with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), drug developers, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), and National Institute of Health (NIH) all to ensure progress toward BARDA’s mission.
BARDA is engaged in program management; there will be no bench or wet lab research associated with these opportunities. Virtual presentations or travel for presentations at conferences/meetings may be required pending pandemic related travel restrictions. BARDA anticipates maintaining a largely virtual environment. The appointment is full-time and given our current remote telework posture, 100% telework from remote sites outside of the Washington, D.C. area can be considered.
Below are specific opportunities for Post-Graduates available at BARDA:
- Division of CBRN Countermeasures
- Vaccine Branch
- Antivirals and Antitoxins Branch
- Radiological/Nuclear Countermeasures Branch
- Division of Clinical Development
- Division of Research, Innovation and Ventures (DRIVe)
- Frontiers Office/ ENACT Team
- Launch Office/Infection Severity and Solving Sepsis Team
- Catalyst Office
- Alliance Office/ Beyond the Needle & ReDirect Team
Appointment packages include:
- Monthly stipend
- Health Insurance Allowance
- Paid Absences (including maternity)
- Travel allowance for attendance at conferences and/or meetings
The current application deadline is 30 April 2022. For more details about this opportunity, please visit https://orise.orau.gov/hhs/applicants/BARDA.html