Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies (OTAT)
Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Department of health and human services (HHS)
The FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies (OTAT), Division of Clinical Evaluation and Pharmacology/Toxicology (DCEPT) is recruiting to fill multiple Staff Fellow/Visiting Associate: Pharmacology/Toxicology Reviewer positions within their Pharmacology/ Toxicology Branches.
The Pharmacology/Toxicology Branches are responsible for review of a wide variety of advanced therapies, including stem cell and functionally-mature cell based products, gene therapies, xenotransplantation products, blood- and plasma-derived therapeutics, and combination products.
The Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies is seeking outstanding scientists and biomedical engineers with training and/or experience in pharmacological, toxicological, biological, and/or veterinary sciences to join our team of scientific reviewers!
RESPONSIBILITIES: As a Pharmacology/Toxicology Reviewer, the candidate will perform the following major duties:
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: This position is multidisciplinary, and applicants will be required to meet the specific qualification requirements of the applicable occupational series below. Occupational series which may be considered include General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences (0401), Pharmacology (0405), Toxicology (0415), Veterinary Medical Science (0701), and Biomedical Engineering (0858). Please refer to the link for each occupational series for more information regarding specific education requirements.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree (M.D., VMD, DVM., or Sc.D. etc.) is required.
DESIRED SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Experience with research projects investigating tissue-engineered, stem cell therapy, and/or gene therapy products, and experience conducting experiments in animals is beneficial.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation.
SALARY: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
LOCATION: Silver Spring, MD
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This position will be filled through the Service Fellowship program. The appointment provides up to (4) years with opportunities for renewal. Applications will be accepted from all groups of qualified candidates, including U.S. Citizens or non-U.S. Citizens holding valid immigration status and work authorization at the FDA. No previous Federal experience is required. Appointment does not confer any entitlement to a position in the competitive service, and there is no entitlement to Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) appeals rights.
HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your electronic resume or curriculum vitae with a cover letter containing a brief summary of your scientific accomplishments to Mercedes Serabian at Mercedes.Serabian@fda.hhs.gov and carbon copy Allen Wensky at Allen.Wensky@fda.hhs.gov. Applications and all supporting documentation will be accepted through July 9, 2021, to the e-mail addresses above. Applicants should reference job code: OTAT-21-11-BES.
HHS/FDA is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.