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Staff Fellow Vacancy Announcement: Microbiologist/Chemist

Division of Manufacturing Technologies

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE), Division of Manufacturing Technologies is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Microbiologist or Chemist.  The Division protects public and animal health through science and risk-based decision making in the scientific review of New Animal Drug Applications for the manufacturing and controls of animal drug products. This position will be filled through FDA’s Staff Fellowship program. The appointment is up to 2 years with opportunity for renewal.

As a member of this Division, you will have a significant impact on the development and approval of these FDA-regulated articles that may benefit and improve the practice of both veterinary and human medicine.  Specifically, you will provide microbiology expertise and knowledge to the assessment of the quality of new or marketed animal regulated products to assure their safety and effectiveness. Collaborates with and advises others on microbiological issues related to animal drugs, foods, devices, laws, regulations, and policies as well as scientific research and industry developments in microbiology and related fields. You will evaluate data and information from a variety of sources to determine the acceptability of the chemistry, manufacturing, and controls information for new animal drugs. Additionally, you will provide advice and guidance to FDA staff and stakeholders such as government agencies, industry, academia, and the public in one or more scientific areas related to microbiology (e.g., bacteriology, parasitology, virology).

Due to the immensity of its charge, CVM depends upon a diverse and dedicated workforce. We recognize the importance of multi-disciplinary teamwork in reaching superior and timely regulatory decisions therefore we foster an atmosphere where every employee’s contribution is important. New concepts, ideas, and creative approaches to improve current operations and to meet existing and future challenges are encouraged. Our goal is to not only enable our employees to positively impact the Center today, but to prepare our workforce for the demands, responsibilities, and career opportunities of tomorrow.  ONADE offers many benefits and operates in a hoteling work environment.  Hoteling is an arrangement where employees reserve non-dedicated, non-permanent workspace at the Rockville duty station on an as-needed basis and as required and telework when not at the Rockville duty station. ONADE provides the basic technology (e.g., laptop, monitors, webcam) needed to effectively work in the Rockville office and in a teleworking location. Hoteling, along with a strong telework program and strong electronic communication and workflow tools, affords employees in ONADE the flexibility to balance work/life demands while contributing to our high performing organization.

The position is located in Rockville, Maryland and is available immediately. The salary range is $72,750 to $113,362 based on experience and education.  Further information regarding qualification requirements can be found at the below links: 



Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to: CVMOpportunities@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line of “Working at CVM - Division of Manufacturing Technologies Chemist-Microbiologist”.  Please also include whether you qualify under the Microbiology or Chemistry series. Questions may also be directed to the CVM Opportunities mailbox.

**Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.**

FDA is an equal opportunity employer and is a smoke-free environment.

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