Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE), Animal Bioengineering and Cellular Therapies Team is seeking a qualified applicant for a Biologist position. The Team protects public and animal health through science and risk based decision making in the evaluation of animal biotechnology and cell-based products that may benefit and improve the practice of both veterinary and human medicine. Specifically, you will provide support to the Team by conducting review of scientific and/or regulatory information/activities that are aligned with laws, regulations, policies and regulatory programs. You will also prepare documents concerning scientific or regulatory issues, findings, conclusions, or proposed solutions. This position will be filled through FDA’s Staff Fellowship program. The appointment is up to 2 years with opportunity for renewal. Applicants should have a Master’s degree and research experience in biotechnology related disciplines such as genetics, genomics, biochemistry, or cellular biology that included assessing and performing analyses of scientific data and/or information and reviewing and evaluating scientific data and preparing reports on scientific/technical study findings.
ONADE offers many benefits and operates in a hoteling work environment. Hoteling is an arrangement where employees reserve non-dedicated, non-permanent workspace at the Rockville duty station on an as-needed basis and as required (when in person attendance is deemed important and regardless of need, no less than 2 days per pay period). Applicants should be located in, or willing to relocate to, the greater Washington DC area. ONADE provides the basic technology (e.g., laptop, monitors, webcam) needed to effectively work in the Rockville office and in a teleworking location. Hoteling, along with a strong telework program and strong electronic communication and workflow tools, affords employees in ONADE the flexibility to balance work/life demands while contributing to our high performing organization. The position is located in Rockville, Maryland and is available immediately. The position will be filled at the GS-9 equivalent level at a salary of $56,233 to $73,105 based on experience and education. Further qualification requirement information can be found at the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/general-natural-resources-management-and-biological-sciences-series-0401 The vacancy announcement will close June 26, 2018. **Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.** Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to: CVMOpportunities@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line of “ABCTT Biologist-2018 ”. Questions may also be directed to the CVM Opportunities mailbox. FDA is an equal opportunity employer and is a smoke-free environment.
About FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is an internationally recognized, high performance, public health organization. Our mission is to protect human and animal health by regulating the manufacture and distribution of food additives and drugs that will be given to animals. These include animals from which human foods are derived, as well as food additives and drugs for pet (or companion) animals. We are also responsible for regulating drugs, devices, and food additives given to, or used on, over one hundred million companion animals, plus millions of poultry, cattle, swine, and minor animal species. (Minor animal species include animals other than cattle, swine, chickens, turkeys, horses, dogs, and cats.)
Due to the immensity of its charge, CVM depends upon a diverse and dedicated workforce. We recognize the importance of multi-disciplinary teamwork in reaching superior and timely regulatory decisions therefore we foster an atmosphere where every employee’s contribution is important. New concepts, ideas, and creative approaches to improve current operations and to meet existing and future challenges are encouraged. Our goal is to not only enable our employees to positively im...pact the Center today, but to prepare our workforce for the demands, responsibilities, and career opportunities of tomorrow.
FDA is an equal opportunity employer and is a smoke-free environment.