*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling- basis.
Two fellowship opportunities are currently available within the Office of Health Communication and Education (OHCE) in the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) located in Silver Spring, Maryland.
CTP aims to protect Americans from tobacco- related death and disease by regulating the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products and by educating the public, especially young people, about tobacco products and the dangers their use poses to themselves and others. CTP oversees the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. The selected participant will have the opportunity to learn about the Tobacco Control Act and the development and marketing of public health education campaigns to advance the center's communications efforts.
The selected fellow will have the opportunity to learn about planning, implementation, and evaluation of tobacco education campaigns and programs and activities designed to achieve behavior change and other positive health outcomes. Specifically, the selected fellow would have the opportunity to learn about: •Applying communication theories, tobacco science, and promising best practices to develop public education materials for various audiences, particularly at-risk youth. •Development, testing, and timely dissemination of science- and audience-based tobacco control messages and other public health products, tools, and materials to a wide variety of target audience populations in various formats and channels. •Collecting information from consumers on social media, digital platforms, and through research to identify gaps in knowledge about diverse target audiences to inform the development of tobacco public education strategies and messages. •Collecting and analyzing data (e.g., literature reviews, surveillance data, health statistics) to develop tobacco education strategies and messages. •Exploring new methods to analyze and evaluate digital campaign impact. •Developing and maintaining ongoing tactical communication campaigns, digital content, messaging, and partnership activities. •Writing and reviewing digital content for various audiences and platforms that follows health communications best practices and adheres to scientific requirements. •Developing communications materials, such as communication plans, talking points, FAQ documents and feature stories for the web around regulatory actions, including rulemaking and enforcement activities, as well as scientific research efforts.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: February 2022 (start date is flexible)
This 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. Travel stipend for relevant conferences will be provided. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at FDA in the Silver Spring, Maryland, area. Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.