The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking a fellow with experience in pharmacology and data science to support research in the Division of Applied Regulatory Science (DARS) located in the Office of Clinical Pharmacology (OCP), Office of Translational Sciences (OTS), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), FDA. DARS seeks to move new science into the regulatory review process and close the gap between scientific innovation and medical product review.
DARS is currently working in collaboration with the Office of New Drugs to develop a database containing in vitro safety pharmacology assay data from drug applications. The data will be used to independently test computational algorithms that predict safety pharmacology in collaboration with the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.
The participant will work with an interdisciplinary team to design and execute a regulatory science challenge and update the safety pharmacology database currently under development for reviewer use. Additionally, the fellow will attend regulatory meetings and events, including advisory committee meetings, internal trainings, and symposiums.
A doctoral degree (PhD, MD, PharmD, etc.) with a focus on pharmacology as well as a background in data science
The qualified candidate will have a combination of the following:
- Knowledge of basic chemistry, including drawing and comparing chemical structures and identification of substructures
- A background in data science, including programming
- Excellent teamwork, organizational, communication and time-management skills
- Ability to multitask, prioritize efficiently and work independently and as well as part of a team
To apply for this position, please complete an application on Zintellect: https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/FDA-CDER-2021-0682
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