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Research Project Description

Animal Feed Research Fellowship
Office of Surveillance and Compliance
Center for Veterinary Medicine
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Rockville, MD

FDA-CVM-2012-0021

 

Project Description:

A project is available within the Office of Surveillance and Compliance in the Center for Veterinary Medicine of the United States Food and Drug Administration.

The participant will: 1) be trained to investigate the standards for ingredients used in animal foods; 2) review the scientific basis for ingredients used in animal feed to determine whether these ingredients are generally recognized as safe (GRAS) for a use; and 3) learn to prepare documentation to support such determination. The participant will also review the chemical descriptions and manufacturing information on ingredients to recommend standards for chemical identity, composition, and physical, chemical, and biological properties to ensure the quality, purity, and strength of the feed ingredients. Activities may include:

  • Identify ingredients for an assessment of their GRAS status for an intended use in animal feed. Assemble information found in a searchable, structured format.
  • Review data collected from internal and public database searches for information on an ingredient’s use in animal feed prior to 1958 or information to support a determination that the use is GRAS, if the ingredient was marketed after 1958.
  • Assist and recommend standards for chemical identity, composition, and physical, chemical, and biological properties to ensure the quality, purity, and strength of these feed ingredients.

The appointment is for one year with opportunities for renewal and is subject to availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. The participant must show proof of health insurance. The appointment is full-time at FDA in the Rockville, Maryland area. Participants do not become employees of FDA or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

Qualifications:

A master’s degree in an area related to chemistry, biology, or veterinary medicine is required. This degree must have been earned within five years of the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the starting date.

 

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