The NBBTP is a partnership between the Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health. This is a rare opportunity for individuals seeking work in high containment facilities to receive professional training in biosafety and biocontainment at one of the foremost biomedical research centers in the world. Additional information regarding the Fellowships and Professional Development courses is online at www.nbbtp.org; Application packages are due July 5, 2017; fellowships begin January 9, 2018 at the NIH Bethesda campus.

The NBBTP Fellowship is designed specifically for people interested in careers in high-containment. This is an intensive two years, immersive experience where Fellows are introduced to all elements of biosafety. The program includes traditional lectures, reading assignments, mentoring projects and travel to off-site conferences and training sessions.

Program Eligibility: NBBTP Fellowships are available only to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or Nationals of the United States who meet all federal regulations and policies necessary for working with select agents. Fellows must have a minimum of a Masters degree in the Life Sciences (or related fields), be willing to relocate to the Bethesda, MD area for two years, and be able to travel to participate in multi-week assignments. Additional eligibility guidelines, including information on English proficiency, are posted online at: http://www.nbbtp.org/policies-and-guidelines/#ProgramEligibility.

How to Apply: Interested applicants must complete the Fellowship Application online at https://nbbtpapplication.org/application/. Resumes/CV’s are required components of the application package. However, applicants who submit resumes/CVs without the additional required application materials will not be considered. All application materials are due by the close of business on July 5, 2017 including, resume/CV, official transcripts from the university of highest degree and references forms (http://www.nbbtp.org/reference-form/).

 

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. Stipend amounts are based on the NIH IRTA scale.

Contact: Jennifer Cole, jcole@nbbtp.org