Staff Fellow Interdisciplinary Scientist (Biologist/Microbiologist/Chemist)

Rockville, Maryland
GS-11 equivalent level is $68,036 to $88,450, and GS-12 equivalent level is $81,548 to $106,012
Feb 22, 2018
Mar 31, 2018
Work Function
Health / Safety
Job Type
Full time

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 and animals.  Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine (OFVM), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE), Division of Manufacturing Technologies (DMT) is seeking qualified applicants for an Interdisciplinary Scientist (Biologist/Microbiologist/Chemist) position.  DMT evaluates the Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls (CMC) information for new animal drugs to determine that it is adequate to insure the identity, strength, quality, and purity of products.  DMT participates in the development and implementation of regulations, guidance, and policies pertaining to the manufacturing of drugs intended for animal use. Through our independent and collaborative reviews and evaluations, we support the Center’s scientific and regulatory goals to approve safe and effective animal drugs.  This position will be filled through FDA’s Staff Fellowship program.  The appointment is up to 2 years with opportunity for renewal.

Positions are open on multiple teams within DMT, ONADE. As a reviewer, you will analyze and interpret scientific investigations, technical data, opinions, and related information, and make written recommendations for Agency action regarding (Abbreviated) New Animal Drug Applications and (Generic) Investigational New Animal Drug submissions.

Applicants must have a degree in chemical or biological sciences. Applicants must be proficient in data analysis, laboratory techniques, and analytical thinking. Applicants must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

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 impact the Center today, but to prepare our workforce for the demands, responsibilities, and career opportunities of tomorrow. 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, and telework when not at the Rockville duty station. 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 salary range for the GS-11 equivalent level is from $68,036 to $88,450, and for the GS-12 equivalent level is from $81,548 to $106,012, with entry grade and salary based on experience and education.  Further qualification requirement information can be found at the following link:

Biologist Series -

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The vacancy announcement will close March 31, 2018.

CVM will be conducting in person interviews at the ACS National Meeting & Expo. If selected for an interview, a member of our staff will contact you directly.  Questions may also be directed to the CVM Opportunities mailbox (

FDA is an equal opportunity employer and is a smoke-free environment.