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Scientific Fellowships at CDRH

If you’re a scientist, physician, or engineer with research or regulatory experience, the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) offers career opportunities in a wide range of disciplines, including:

  • Biology, including microbiology
  • Chemistry 
  • Engineering
  • Epidemiology
  • Social and behavior sciences
  • Statistics

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Current Open Fellowships

For details on a position, including qualifications and how to apply, click the Job Title to open the job description in PDF.

Job Title Office Application Period Starts Application Period Ends
Toxicologist/Analytical Chemist (Staff Fellow) Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) 04/27/2022 05/27/2022

Staff Fellowship Program

Staff fellows encourage and promote research and regulatory review, studies, and investigations related to health and medical devices. Related health areas include medical, physical, biological, mathematical, social (economic and others), biometric, epidemiological, behavioral, and computer sciences directly related to the mission of the FDA. Depending on the amount and quality of experience possessed by a candidate, they may be hired as a Staff Fellow or a Senior Staff Fellow.

Visiting Scientist Programs

The FDA’s Visiting Scientist Program provides opportunities for distinguished foreign scientists at all levels of their careers to work on problems of mutual interest. There are two categories of FDA’s Visiting Scientist Program participants:

ORISE Fellowships


ORISE is the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The ORISE Research Participation Programs at FDA accept applications year-round for participation in non-employment training opportunities with various levels of stipend support. Current students, recent graduates, and faculty researchers are eligible for this program. Find current ORISE opportunities at the FDA.


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