National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program Intramural Research Training Award (NBBTP/IRTA)
The National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP) / Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) Fellowship is a two-year program designed to train fellows specifically to support high containment research environments by acquiring knowledge and skills necessary to meet the scientific, regulatory, biocontainment, biosafety, engineering, communications, management, and public relations challenges associated with the conduct of research in these facilities. NBBTP/IRTA Fellows do not engage in any primary patient care activities.
The mission of the NBBTP/IRTA is to prepare biosafety and biocontainment professionals of the highest caliber to meet the needs of the biomedical emerging disease and civilian biodefense research communities through the 21st century.
Main Areas of Focus
- Occupational Safety through Biocontainment
- Regulatory and Guidelines
- Facility Design, Operations and Maintenance
- Accident Prevention, Environmental Protection and Response
- Emerging Technology
- Communication and Leadership
The National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program (NBBTP)/Intramural Research Training Award (IRTA) offers two-year postbaccalaureate and postdoctoral fellowships. The mission and vision of the NBBTP/IRTA Fellowship is to prepare biosafety and biocontainment professionals of the highest caliber to meet the needs of the biomedical, emerging disease and civilian biodefense research communities through the 21st century. During this multi-faceted and rigorous program, NBBTP/IRTA Fellows have opportunities to advance occupational safety and health, as well as biosafety principles through applied biosafety research projects. If selected, you can expect to graduate from the program with a strong skillset and expert knowledge of biological safety principles and practices, enabling you to face the challenges unique to 21st century biomedical research.
Applications will be accepted beginning January 3, 2022.
Check out NBBTP/IRTA Fellow Alum, Dr. David Martinson’s experience in the program at the National Institutes of Health.