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