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Transcript: The frontiers of clinical pharmacology research and drug development

Hi - I’m Sarah, a clinical pharmacologist in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, also known as CDER. Are you like me and enjoy challenging the boundaries of clinical pharmacology, and working in a dynamic, collaborative, interdisciplinary environment that fosters innovative thinking?

When I discovered that the frontiers of clinical pharmacology and drug development research intersect at the FDA and CDER, I was hooked and knew that CDER was the right place for me!

CDER employs talented clinicians and biomedical scientists from diverse backgrounds. They engage in research and work with outside experts to remain on the cutting edge of their field. We are alsways looking for talented pharmacologists. Our goal is to improve the current drug development and review paradigm in order to assure regulatory policy and decision making are based on the best available science.

Our scientists already know how rewarding it is to combine public service with a career. We’d like you to join us and see what it’s all about. You will be part of the team reviewing new drugs.

You will increase your knowledge of regulatory precedence, clinical trial designs, pharmacometrics, pharmacogenomics, and systems pharmacology…the work is quite multi-dimensional.

You will have a hand in many aspects of drug discovery, development, and approval.

You will work with chemists, physicians, and other health care professionals on a variety of drug products on a daily basis.

There are opportunities for you to specialize in therapeutic areas from hematology/oncology -- which is where I work -- to infectious disease, dermatology, cardio-renal, neuro-psych, rheumatology, pediatrics, and more—the choice is up to you!

CDER offers a competitive salary package, a comprehensive benefit plan on par with the private sector, AND a retirement plan which includes a federal pension.

As an employee at CDER, you’ll have opportunities for promotions, networking, career development, and temporary assignments in other CDER offices or even different Centers within FDA.

And once you’re in the federal government the opportunities are endless. And let’s not forget that there’s room to advance. It’s all here in a stable career environment, while you enjoy a great quality of life.

Give us a chance and we’ll provide you with the opportunity for a fantastic career. Coordinate with other highly-trained clinical pharmacology regulatory scientists. Coordinate with other highly-trained clinical pharmacology regulatory scientists.

Take advantage of research projects which are supported through research grants, and publishing opportunities.

CDER is a rich and rewarding environment to sharpen your clinical pharmacology expertise and boost your regulatory experience. More than 185 of your fellow clinical pharmacologists have discovered that CDER is a unique place to work because of its mission to the public health.

Like I said, coming to work for CDER was the right decision for me. And once you’ve analyzed the data, I’m sure you will agree that working for CDER is the right decision for you!

VO: To join CDER, go to usajobs.gov and search F-D-A/C-D-E-R to see a list of available openings and required qualifications.

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