The Divisions of Epidemiology within FDA Centers for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Surveillance and Epidemiology are recruiting epidemiologists.
At CDER, you can make a difference in protecting the health of the American people. CDER serves as the consumer watchdog of America’s healthcare system by making sure that safe and effective drugs are available to improve the health of consumers and that prescription and over-the-counter drugs work correctly and that their health benefits outweigh known risks.
We are responsible for the assessment both of post-marketing safety of approved drug products and of the observational aspects of real-world evidence for drug efficacy. We do this by reviewing epidemiologic evidence including protocols and reports submitted by the industry and by conducting epidemiologic assessments using various data sources including Sentinel and other data systems.
The Divisions make nationwide impacts and are actively responding to public health emergencies. Our teams are working to combat the opioid public health crisis by evaluating data on the abuse and misuse of medicines and evaluating the safety and efficacy of treatments under development or approved for Covid-19.
Basic Requirement: 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. Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required prior to appointment to this position).
Minimum Qualification: You must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level, to include conducting health outcomes research. Candidates with pharmacoepidemiology experience pertinent to the assessment of the risks associated with the use of drugs.
Internal Number: 20993
About U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Drug Evaluation and Research
FDA is an agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The FDA's organization consists of the Office of the Commissioner and four directorates overseeing the core functions of the agency: Medical Products and Tobacco, Foods, Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, and Operations. The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.