Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

Science Policy Fellowship in Environmental Health

Academic journal article Environmental Health Perspectives

Science Policy Fellowship in Environmental Health

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The NIEHS is accepting applications for two environmental health policy service fellowships that will provide the opportunity for accomplished and societally aware postdoctoral to midcareer scientists to participate in and contribute to the public policy-making process of the federal government. The fellowship stipend is $57,345, plus benefits and allowances for travel and offsite living expenses. Fellows will be appointed for 18 months, beginning in late September or early October 2001, and will choose 3-9 month rotational assignments working in the NIEHS and other government agencies and in private-sector science organizations. At least half of the 18-month fellowship period will be spent at the NIEHS and the National Toxicology Program in Research Triangle Park.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral-level degree and at least three years' postdoctoral professional experience that demonstrates exceptional competence in an area of science related to environment and health; outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal skills; sensitivity toward political and social issues; and a strong interest and some experience in applying personal knowledge toward the solution of public health problems. Preference will be given to applicants who would ultimately be eligible for positions in government. …

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