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Lymphocytes Trafficking and Targeting in Mouse Models for Food Allergies

Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), Silver Spring, Maryland

Position Description:

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis, and this opportunity will remain open until filled.
A research opportunity is available in the Division of Bacterial, Parasitic and Allergenic Products (DBPAP) within the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Silver Spring, Maryland.
The FDA’s DBPAP seeks postdoctoral fellow candidates to immediately fill a research position in lymphocytes trafficking and targeting in mouse models for food allergies.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: April 2022; start date is flexible
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and FDA. The initial appointment is for three to four months, but may be renewed upon recommendation of FDA contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at FDA in the Silver Spring, Maryland, area. Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
Completion of a successful background investigation by the Office of Personnel Management is required for an applicant to be on-boarded at FDA.  OPM can complete a background investigation only for individuals, including non-US Citizens, who have resided in the US for a total of three of the past five years.
FDA requires ORISE participants to read and sign their FDA Education and Training Agreement within 30 days of his/her start date, setting forth the conditions and expectations for his/her educational appointment at the agency.  This agreement covers such topics as the following:
  • Non-employee nature of the ORISE appointment;
  • Prohibition on ORISE Fellows performing inherently governmental functions;
  • Obligation of ORISE Fellows to convey all necessary rights to the FDA regarding intellectual property conceived or first reduced to practice during their fellowship;
  • The fact that research materials and laboratory notebooks are the property of the FDA;
  • ORISE fellow’s obligation to protect and not to further disclose or use non-public information.


The qualified candidate should have received a doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields (e.g. Immunology, Biological Sciences). Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
Preferred Skills:
  • Technically advanced and capable of driving a research project
  • Immunology research experience and expertise in cell therapy, immune profiling or animal models for allergies 
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: LPR or U.S. Citizen
  • Degree:Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 month(s).
  • Discipline(s):
    • Engineering(27 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences(49 )

To Apply:

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A complete application consists of:      
  • An application
  • Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • A cover letter containing summary of scientific accomplishments (upload in writing sample area)
  • Three educational or professional recommendations
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.