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Who are we?
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) regulates the manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products. CTP also educates the public, especially young people, about tobacco products and the dangers their use poses to themselves and others
As a Pharmacologist will review and evaluate the results of nonclinical pharmacological studies submitted in support of tobacco product applications, to assess the relative pharmacology of the tobacco products.
Contributes to reviews of a range of documents and/or studies concerned with exposure and health determinations of product reports/applications to determine adequacy of the results.
Applies new developments and theories to critical and novel problems. Extends and modifies approaches, precedents and methods to solve a variety of pharmacological problems with unprecedented aspects.
Reviews a wide range of tobacco products to determine the adequacy of the results from biology, toxicology, environmental science, computational modeling.
In order be eligible for the position of Pharmacologist, (GS-0405-11/12/13), you must meet the following requirements...
Degree: major in an appropriate biological, medical, veterinary, or physical science, or in pharmacy that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry and physiology and 12 semester hours in pharmacology. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: You must possess one year (52-weeks) of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service or public and private sectors.
Such experience includes:
GS-11: I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience assisting in reviewing scientific documents; designing, developing and validating protocols to evaluate nonclinical pharmacology and/or toxicology studies.
3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree if related.
GS-12: I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience reviewing scientific documents; designing, developing and validating protocols to evaluate nonclinical pharmacology and/or toxicology studies.
GS-13: I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, reviewing pharmacology and/or toxicology studies for regulated products such as drugs, chemicals, tobacco and/or other regulated products; developing research projects to fill gaps in knowledge related to pharmacology or toxicology; designing, developing and validating the review protocols to evaluate the pharmacology and/or toxicology of regulated compounds such as drugs, chemicals, or tobacco; evaluation of nonclinical pharmacology and/or toxicology studies.
Internal Number: FDA-CTP-20-DH-10645036SD
About FDA The Center for Tobacco Products
The Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) Director is responsible for planning, managing, directing and coordinating major tobacco program objectives to support the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. This law gives FDA authority over tobacco products by adding a new chapter to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act for tobacco products and reinstating the 1996 final rule. Some of the Agency’s responsibilities under the law include setting product standards, reviewing premarket applications for new and modified risk tobacco products, requiring new health warning labels, and establishing and enforcing advertising and promotion restrictions. The law gives FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products and manufacturers - not growers. The actions outlined in the final rule are expected to have significant public health and consumer protection impact, and are among the most important issues faced by the Agency in its long and distinguished history.