Science policy is the intersection between scientific research and public policy. Just as regulatory affairs professionals are needed in pharmaceutical and biotech companies, many careers are available for PhD graduates with government agencies to provide expertise in complex scientific, legal, and regulatory environments involving R&D, clinical research protocols, manufacturing, and compliance.
Research and Training Opportunities at NIH
Careers in Science Policy
- Science Policy: Establishing Guidelines, Setting Priorities - The importance of having science inform decisions in four key U.S. policy areas: economy, defense, environment, and science education.
- Definition of Science Policy - Wikipedia
- Internships and Careers in Science Policy - At PhDs.org: Science, Math, and Engineering Career Resources
- Bridging the Worlds of Science and Public Policy - At Science Careers
Careers in Regulatory Affairs
- Careers in Regulatory Affairs: A Sure Bet! - Posting at BioJobBlog
- Scientists in Regulatory Affairs - At Science Careers
- Careers in regulatory affairs: From Practitioner to Professional Regulatory Affairs - Career information at Chemical & Engineering News
- Working at the FDA - At FDA Web site
- Federal Drug Regulators - At Nature Jobs
- Center for Disease Control and Prevention Careers - At the CDC Website