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Now seeking this expertise:

  • Electrical Engineer – PhD preferred. This opportunity is appropriate for fully trained engineers in their early, mid, or late careers. Candidate will participate in premarket device reviews and providing consults on related issues.
  • Quality Manufacturing Expert – PhD or MS preferred. This opportunity is appropriate for fully trained engineers in their early, mid, or late careers. A background in quality manufacturing or reliability engineering, as well as proven leadership in program creation and management is needed.
  • These opportunities offer training on scientific and regulatory issues. Candidates will contribute to FDA activities such as; conducting device reviews, developing guidance documents and regulatory policy, providing expert consultation, conducting research, and participating in post market activities, all part of FDA's mission to ensure safe and effective diagnostic devices. These opportunities are appropriate for fully trained physicians, engineers, statisticians and other experts in their early, mid, or late careers. The fellowship is a 13 month appointment, which potentially may be extended for up to a total 24 months. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to:

Participate in FDA Regulation of Medical Devices

  • Device safety and efficacy evaluation
  • Device adverse event evaluation
  • Medical device recalls

Provide Public Service

  • Join CDRH's mission to protect the public health by ensuring that medical devices are safe and effective
  • Share your expertise on complex device issues
  • Make a difference in the lives of patients and consumers


  • Competitive Salary Range depending upon experience and credentials
  • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
  • Federal Leave and Holidays
  • Federal Employees Retirement System

Interested candidates should complete an online application on the “How to Apply” webpage, and also submit their resume and a letter of interest to:

Jackie Czecha
Medical Device Fellowship Program
White Oak Building 66, Room 5406
10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20993
E-mail: MDFP@fda.hhs.gov

Application Deadlines


  • Applications are accepted year-round and should be submitted at least 3 months prior to the desired starting date. Our strategic needs and projects do change, so applicants are kept active on file for up to two years. If desired, updated applications and documents may be submitted.

How to Apply - Summer Interns


Due to budget constraints this year, MDFP will not be able to support any student intern positions.

We invite students to contact us in Fall 2015 for Summer Intern Positions for 2016.


Student opportunities at FDA and other federal agencies are now posted as “Pathways” announcements. If you are interested, please frequently monitor and search for Pathways announcements on www.usajobs.gov. It is very important that you include all listed documents (transcript, resume, etc.) when applying. If you feel you qualify for several announcements, apply to each one individually. Practice using the website. If you are not familiar with www.usajobs.gov, please go to the website ahead of time, create an account, upload your documents, and practice searching for announcements.

Application Information

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