University of Nebraska Medical Center

National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (Fellowship)

Deadline: July 8, 2013

The National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP), 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, is now accepting applications for two-year Fellowships. 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, NBBTP Certificates, and Professional Development courses is online at www.nbbtp.org; Application packages are due July 8, 2013; fellowships begin January 6, 2014 at the NIH Bethesda campus.

The NBBTP Fellowship is designed specifically for people interested in careers in high-containment; the Fellowship is not intended to serve as a stepping -stone to advanced degrees such as medical school. The NBBTP Fellowship is NOT an employment position with the US Government or NBBTP Contractor, Frontline Foundation. 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 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://nbbtp.org/. This is a two-year, stipend Fellowship. This is not a full time job with the US Government or the NBBTP contractor, Frontline Foundation.

How to Apply: Interested applicants must complete the Fellowship Application online at https://nbbtpapplication.org/. Resumes/CV’s may be submitted but as supplemental material; resumes and CVs alone do not meet the application requirements. Applicants who submit resumes/CVs without the required application materials will not be considered. All application materials are due by the close of business on July 8, 2013 including official transcripts from the university of highest degree and references forms (http://nbbtp.org/).

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