Would you like the opportunity to learn something new every day and be involved with the latest advances in ophthalmic device development while serving the public health?
The US Food and Drug Administration, Division of Ophthalmic and Ear, Nose, and Throat Devices, Office of Device Evaluation, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, is seeking to hire a full-time optometrist/clinical reviewer at the headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland. The mission of the Center is to protect and promote the public health by assuring that patients and providers have timely and continued access to safe, effective, and high-quality medical devices and safe radiation-emitting products.
In collaboration with other team members, the optometrist/clinical reviewer will be a key contributor to advancing this mission. The optometrist will review premarket submissions to ensure that the rights and welfare of subjects in clinical investigations are protected and to review evidence in support of the safety and effectiveness of devices for which sponsors are seeking paths to market. S/he will become involved in a wide range of contact lens and other ophthalmic device issues while contributing to the development of policy related to regulatory review of contact lens and other premarket device submissions. Other qualifications include:
--Excellent verbal and written communication skills --Enjoys working in small teams and exchanging scientific knowledge while respecting diverse perspectives --Experience with clinical trials is preferred but not required --Strong analytical skills
Along with salary ranging from $99,172 to $128, 920 depending on experience, the Office of Device Evaluation offers an excellent federal government benefits package (health and life insurance, retirement contribution plan), flexible work schedules, and professional development plans to include 1 day of patient care every two weeks and paid travel expenses to national meetings.
For consideration: submit electronic curriculum vitae with cover letter to
FDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND HAS A SMOKE-FREE ENVIRONMENT. TO QUALIFY FOR EMPLOYMENT, ALL APPLICANTS MUST MEET ALL CIVIL SERVICE OR COMMISSIONED CORPS REQUIREMENTS INCLUDING U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND / OR PERMANENT RESIDENCY.
Internal Number: OHT1CLRD
About U.S. Food and Drug Administration
ODE is responsible for the program areas through which medical devices are evaluated or cleared for clinical trials and marketing. This page provides summary information about the major programs administered by ODE and includes a brief description of the premarket approval, product development protocol, humanitarian device exemption, investigational device exemption, and premarket notification programs.