Research Project Description
Research Science Communication Program Fellowship
Division of Health Communications
Office of Communications
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Silver Spring, MD
A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Division of Health Communications (DHC) within the Office of Communications (OCOMM) in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
This research project focuses on the design, analysis, implementation, and interpretation of studies to aid in the development of science-based risk communications about human drug products. The selected participant may be involved in one or more of the following activities:
- Collecting, synthesizing, and analyzing primary and secondary data on health knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and behaviors related to human drug products. This will include, but is not limited to, environmental scans/literature reviews.
- Designing, developing, and implementing qualitative and quantitative research studies that will provide scientific foundations for risk communication materials targeted to various audiences.
- Providing input on DHC research projects already in progress.
- Assisting in the development of CDER/OCOMM/DHC’s long-term risk communication research plan.
- Developing and submitting journal articles based on the information and data collected/analyzed.
The Research Participation Program for FDA is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of FDA contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on educational level and experience. The participant must show proof of health insurance. The appointment is full-time at FDA in the Silver Spring, Maryland, area. Participants do not become employees of FDA or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
- A Master’s degree or higher in health communications, public health, or a related field received within the last five years.
- Experience related to the project tasks, including the use of statistical software programs (such as SPSS/SAS), is desired.
How to Apply:
To be considered, please send a current CV/resume to the attention of FDArpp@orau.org. Please reference FDA-CDER-2014-0013 in all communications.