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Jobs at the FDA's Office of Medical Products and Tobacco

At FDA's Office of the Commissioner, Office of Medical Products and Tobacco (OMPT), you can make a difference in protecting the health of the American people. We have an ongoing need for qualified individuals with backgrounds in health-related sciences i.e. medicine, microbiology, pharmaceuticals, health sciences, behavioral science, public health, health education and radiology; health policy; and other non-scientific professions.


  • provides executive leadership, management and policy direction to all FDA medical-product- and tobacco-related programs;
  • exercises, on behalf of the Commissioner, direct line authority over the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), the Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), and the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP);
  • directs the activities of FDA’s special medical programs, including the Office of Combination Products, the Office of Orphan Products Development, the Office of Good Clinical Practice, and the Office of Pediatric Therapeutics;
  • directs efforts to integrate the programs of CDER, CBER, CDRH, and CTP and to improve the safety and proper labeling of medical products and tobacco;
  • directs the development of integrated strategies, plans, policies and budgets to build FDA’s medical product- and tobacco-related scientific and regulatory capacities and programs, including recruitment and training of key personnel and development of information systems;
  • represents FDA on medical product- and tobacco-related matters in dealing with the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the White House, other elements of the executive branch, and with the Congress;
  • in conjunction with the Deputy Commissioner for Global Regulatory Operations and Policy, represents FDA on medical product- and tobacco-related matters in dealing with foreign governments and international organizations; and
  • directs FDA efforts to build consistency and uniformity in the evaluation for safety and efficacy of new medical products and new tobacco products.

Join the OC/OMPT and help to make our world healthier, safer and better for all Americans.