The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) regulates the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products. Our goal is to reduce the harm from all regulated tobacco products across the entire population, including: reducing the number of people who start to use tobacco products, encouraging more people to stop using these products, and reducing the adverse health impact for those who continue to use these products. CTP's actions 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.
The Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) is responsible for implementing 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. The Tobacco Control Act gives FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products and manufacturers based on the best available science and CTP is responsible for both assessing and fostering that science-base. CTP's actions 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.
This Direct Hire position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science (OS), located in Beltsville, Maryland.
Serves as an epidemiologist and is responsible for carrying out a full range of epidemiologic and surveillance activities, including epidemiologic research, product reviews, and scientific support for regulatory policy development.
Reviews epidemiologic study proposals, protocols, analyses, and reports submitted to the FDA by external individuals and organizations.
Provides input on policy development proposals regarding current issues in the epidemiology of tobacco products.
Contributes to writing sections of product application reviews and explaining key areas of concern to colleagues during review meetings.
The position of Epidemiologist falls under the 0601 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-12/13, you must meet the following:
Degree: Bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.
NOTE: Applicants must submit all relevant transcripts that demonstrate you possess the required education to meet the Basic Qualifications.
Specialized Experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
GS-12: You must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal Service or public that includes experience in providing advice to scientific and program staff on epidemiologic issues; reviewing, evaluating, and synthesizing epidemiologic evidence and their impact on public health policies or scientific studies; making presentations and responding to inquiries.
GS-13: You must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal Service or public that includes experience in planning, designing and conducting epidemiologic studies and surveys in order to identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on public health policies or scientific studies; collecting and analyzing epidemiologic evidence, responding to inquiries and writing reports.
Internal Number: 110920
About Food and Drug Administration / Center for Tobacco Products
The FDA's Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) oversees the implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. Some of the Agency’s responsibilities under the law include setting performance standards, reviewing premarket applications for new and modified risk tobacco products, requiring new warning labels, and establishing and enforcing advertising and promotion restrictions.