Non-federal employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/353335400
Federal Employees: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/353635200
Description of Duties
- Review and evaluate New Drug Applications (NDAs)
- Evaluate the adequacy of methods, facilities, and controls used to manufacture drugs
- Review proposed labels, summarize findings, recommend approval or nonapproval of the application
- Conduct research projects that study the effects of food components and dietary supplements on utilizing essential and toxic minerals in the dieter
- Investigate drug effects, antibiotics, and agricultural chemicals on cattle, small lab animals, and other domestic livestock
Basic requirements for all grades in this position include:
- A degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering, which includes 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus and at least 6 semester hours of physics
- A combination of education and experience-course work equivalent to a major as described above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
Grade (Salary) Levels
Federal General Schedule (GS) grade levels at which chemist positions are commonly filled are:
- GS-9 through 13 at the headquarters level
- GS-5 through 12 at the field level
Qualifying for higher-graded positions requires additional amounts of either specialized experience or directly related education. The amount of additional experience or education required depends on the grade of the position.
Chemists are located at HQ (suburban Washington, D.C.) and in facilities throughout the U.S.