VBC Launches Careers Section

Today we are pleased to announce the launch the new Careers section of the VBC website.

How do you begin a career in biosecurity and/or scientific policy?

There are many professionals who want to enter this field, including scientists who are usually not familiar with the security and policy landscapes. A move to these areas requires extensive web searches, informational interviews, conferences and much sleuthing that makes for a slow, sometimes arduous and discouraging task. This also applies to those who want to move within these career paths. As a graduate student concentrating on laboratory work and a thesis while at the same time cultivating my interest for scientific policy in 2008, it was a constant challenge to find information and opportunities because the relevant resources were scattered, as there was a lack of guidance. I learned that the major opportunities, then and now are fellowships and employment in the government or non-government sectors.   Read More »

Biosecurity at its Best

VBC GlobeWelcome to the Virtual Biosecurity Center (VBC). What you see and experience here is the culmination of the hard work of many individuals and organizations.

What is the VBC? The VBC is the ‘one stop shop’ for biosecurity information, education, best practices, and collaboration. It is a global multi-organizational initiative spearheaded by the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) committed to countering the threat posed by the development or use of biological weapons and the responsible use of science and technology.
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