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Employer: Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education

Expires: 09/07/2021

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis. Early submissions are encouraged, as a selection could be made before the deadline.A research opportunity is currently available with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Compliance (OC) located in College Park, Maryland.CFSAN is seeking a data science-orientated participant to contribute to the development of models and analysis to better define global food supply chains, assess risk, and determine the optimal regulatory intervention to prevent food-borne illness. Such models will support regulatory decisions on how to best deploy limited resources and maximize the impact on public health. There is a need to apply modern statistical approaches, such as data mining, machine learning, and predictive analytics to analyze bigger, more complex data and deliver faster, more accurate results. We also seek more automated ways to analyze and present data visually through interactive reports and dashboards.Under the guidance of a mentor, learning objectives of this appointment include:identifying available structured and unstructured data available within FDA and externally (e.g. from other US and Foreign Government Agencies, third-party data sets, etc.)research approaches for streamlining the collection and reporting of the data, to include data calls and scraping using APIs, and automating/consolidating existing reportsdeveloping visual analytical dashboards in SAS Visual Analytics, Python, Shiny, Qlik Sense, or Tableaudeveloping and testing predictive and machine learning models using Python, R, SAS, or Analyticapresenting results to support regulatory decision making by Senior ManagementAnticipated Appointment Start Date: August 1, 2021; start date is flexibleThis program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and FDA. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of FDA contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at FDA in the College Park, Maryland, area. Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.