Subject: ORISE Fellowship at FDA Center for Food Safety and Nutrition Description: Project Description A research project is available in the Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS)/Division of Science and Technology (DST), within the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in College Park, Maryland starting in September 2019. OFAS/DST is initiating a research project to advance the understanding of the US food supply as well as to establish a monitoring plan for foods, ingredients, and nutrients in the United States. This development assignment involves searching scientific literature, public information websites, and databases as well as building databases, organizing data, cleaning and loading data, performing quality control of data, developing and documenting methodology, utilizing quantitative skills, answering various questions through analysis of data, and providing summary reports. The audience for this research includes the FDA scientists, policy makers, and regulated industry. Responsibilities The candidate will receive training on public policy initiatives, working with various databases, and performing research and review of different types of scientific information. The candidate will learn how to organize, clean, load, manage, analyze, and perform quality control on data, perform and summarize findings of analyses, and develop various reports. The candidate may learn how to write summary memoranda or other publications that document the research, methodology, and conclusions resulting from the review of the information as well as how to respond to public questions. Requirements The candidate should possess the following skills and have experience in the following areas: • Adept at SAS and/or R, and SQL • Working with large databases • Using quantitative skills • Performing data analysis • Organizing and managing data • Performing quality control of data • Critical thinking and problem solving skills • Interpersonal skills and able to work in team environment and independently • Written and verbal communication skills • Developing and documenting methodologies • Providing summary reports • Knowledge of foods and ingredients on food labels The candidate should have obtained, within the last 3 years, a master’s degree in a related scientific field (e.g. epidemiology, nutritional epidemiology, nutritional biochemistry, data analytics, informatics, bioinformatics, biosystems engineering, statistics, public health, health policy, food science or technology, nutrition, etc.). Details Timeframe: 1-year position starting in September; at times there is potential for renewal Event Location: College Park, MD Contact Person: Kasey Heintz, MS Contact Email: [log in to unmask] Contact Phone Number: 240-402-1376 You received this email because you are subscribed to the Daily eNews for CMNS Students (CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS) mailing list. If you would like to unsubscribe from this list, simply send an email to [log in to unmask] with the message signoff CMNS-UNDERGRAD-NEWS in the body.