National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) / Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowships

  • NBBTP/IRTA Fellowships
  • Bethesda, MD, USA
  • May 08, 2020
Full time Other

Job Description

NBBTP/IRTA Fellowships are only available only to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. 

National Biosafety & Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) /Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship at the NIH. The NBBTP/IRTA Fellowship is designed specifically for people interested in high containment careers. This is an intensive two years, immersive TRAINING experience where Fellows are introduced to all elements of biosafety—and operations & maintenance for engineers pursuing facilities management careers—in high containment settings. The program includes traditional lectures, reading assignments, mentoring projects, and travel to off-site conferences and training sessions. 

NBBTP Stipends

Stipends are paid monthly and the non-negotiable amounts are based on the NIH IRTA scale

Post-bac: https://www.training.nih.gov/postbac_irta_stipend_levels

Pre-doctoral: https://www.training.nih.gov/predoctoral_irta_stipend_levels

Post-doctoral: https://www.training.nih.gov/postdoctoral_irta_stipend_ranges

Typical Activities of an NBBTP/IRTA Fellow:

Shadowing an NIH Safety Specialist Mentor

Conducting risk assessments

Conducting laboratory safety surveys

Attending didactic and/or experiential training courses

Conducting laboratory accident investigations

Attending conferences/workshops

Participating in special/developmental assignments at the NIH or other institutions/agencies

Working on applied biosafety research projects

Attending/participating in Institutional Biosafety Committee meetings

Attending/participating in ACUC meetings and animal facility walkthroughs