Scientific Research Jobs, Fellowships, and Collaborations on Medical Devices
Learn about scientific research opportunities at CDRH and how to collaborate with us
Interested in a science or engineering career at the heart of public health and medical device innovation?
On this page:
- Regulatory Research Jobs at CDRH
- Undergraduate, Graduate, and Post-Graduate Training Programs
- Fellowships at CDRH
- Collaborate with CDRH Research
- Additional Information
Regulatory Research Jobs at CDRH
We have openings for candidates with a strong background in a variety of scientific disciplines focusing on laboratory research and policy or consulting support for reviews of new medical devices and analysis of device failures.
Apply to these currently open positions:
Undergraduate, Graduate, and Post-Graduate Training Programs
- Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE)
Learn about the FDA ORISE educational and training programs designed to engage students and recent graduates in the research performed at FDA.
- Student Volunteer Service Program (SVSP)
This program is for students who are currently enrolled in an accredited educational institution seeking unpaid work experience or education-related training opportunities.
- 2023 OSEL Summer Research Program
The OSEL Summer Research Program has several paid and unpaid opportunities for students to engage in OSEL’s Regulatory Science Research Programs, which consist of a variety of research projects primarily focused on laboratory research of medical devices. We are now accepting applications. Find detailed information on the program by clicking the link above.
Fellowships at CDRH
- FDA/National Cancer Institute (NCI) Inter-Agency Oncology Task Force (IOTF) Joint Fellowship Program
The Interagency Oncology Task Force Fellowship program trains scientists in research and research-related regulatory review, policies, and regulations to develop a skill set that bridges the two disparate processes.
- FDA-National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) Translational Science Inter-Agency Fellowship
The Translational Science Interagency Fellowship (TSIF) aims to provide training in both translational science and regulatory science.
Collaborate with CDRH Research
Find out how CDRH works with members of the medical device community to accelerate medical device innovation and address regulatory science gaps affecting medical device development and evaluation.
Public-Private Science Collaborations
Our collaborations with academia, health care providers, other government agencies, and industry support CDRH efforts to ensure public safety in areas as varied as medical imaging, medical device software, breast implants, drug eluting stents, and other medical device regulatory science research areas conducted by OSEL. To explore collaborations, please contact:
For more information, see Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories.
Grant and Contract Mechanisms to Foster Collaborations and Advance Regulatory Science Research
To spur innovation in the field of regulatory science, these grant and contract mechanisms are available to help address broad regulatory science challenges within OSEL's scientific priority areas and support research collaborations with academia.
This program comprises an interagency partnership for the investigation of scientific and engineering issues concerning emerging trends in medical device technology. This partnership is designed to enable investigators in science, engineering, and computer science to develop research collaborations within the intramural research environment at the FDA.
- Burroughs Wellcome Fund's (BWF) Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards
BWF's Innovation in Regulatory Science Awards provides funding to academic investigators developing new methodologies or innovative approaches in regulatory science that will ultimately inform the regulatory decisions the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and others make.