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Scientific Careers at FDA

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The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) mission is to protect and advance public health by helping to speed innovations that provide our nation with safe and effective medical products and that keep our food safe and reduce harm from all regulated tobacco products. This mission can only be achieved by leveraging the skills and talents of the many scientists working across the FDA Centers. FDA employs scientists in a wide variety of fields and disciplines, including biologists, chemists, epidemiologists, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacologists, physicians, social or behavioral scientists, statisticians, veterinarians, engineers, and others. For more information, please explore the resources below.

Resources and Information

Human Resources FAQ's About FDA Scientific Jobs
Learn the answers to common questions that scientists and medical officers have about positions at the Agency and the application process.

Meet the people behind FDA Science
Meet scientists that work at FDA. Learn about their passion for the work they do, the Agency’s pioneering regulatory science culture and opportunities for professional growth, and why they love working at FDA.

Check out these videos about CDER science careers, statisticians, clinical pharmacologists and drug development, and inspector reviewers.

Learn about Student, Fellowship, and Senior Scientist Programs
FDA offers many paths to learning about the exciting field of regulatory science.

Learn more about FDA's Regulatory Review and Research Activities
FDA staff often participate in an annual course to learn about the scientific and regulatory knowledge needed to support FDA’s public health and regulatory mission. Access the course materials and learn about the FDA’s review and research activities.

 FDA Scientific Recruiting Events

Contact FDA

If you have additional questions about FDA Scientific Recruiting, please reach out to us at: OMPTScientificStaffing@fda.hhs.gov

Upcoming Events

Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) disclaimer icon
September 9 – 12, 2017
Washington D.C.

Society for Neuroscience disclaimer icon
November 11-15, 2017
Washington, DC

Previous Events

International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) disclaimer icon
May 20 – 24, 2017
Boston, MA

Drug Information Association (DIA) disclaimer icon
June 18 – 22, 2017
Chicago, IL

Joint Statistical Meeting (JSM) disclaimer icon
July 29 – August 3, 2017
Baltimore, MD

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