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Vacancy Announcement - Multiple Staff Fellow Positions – Division of Animal Feeds

Please note: If you have already submitted your application for the Division of Animal Feeds Staff Fellow positions (either through USA Jobs, the FDA website, or a scientific association, etc), please do not re-submit your application. We have received it and are currently still reviewing applications. Thank you.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of Surveillance and Compliance (OS&C), Division of Animal Feeds (DAF) is seeking qualified applicants for Staff Fellow positions with expertise in any of the following fields: Animal Science, Chemistry, Consumer Safety, Food Technology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Toxicology, or Veterinary Medicine. 

OS&C has primary responsibility for several areas related to public and animal health. The Office monitors the safety and effectiveness of marketed animal drugs after they enter the market. OS&C assures the safety of animal food by reviewing new animal food ingredients, providing oversight of the medicated feeds program, and providing oversight of the feed contaminants program. OS&C coordinates enforcement actions against unapproved animal food and drugs that are on the market and that threaten public and animal health. OS&C regulates the promotion and advertising of animal drugs to ensure that they are promoted in a truthful and non-misleading way, and each year receives more than 100,000 adverse drug events that are used to provide updated safety and effectiveness information to consumers. DAF monitors and establishes standards for feed contaminants, approves safe food additives, evaluates Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) notifications, manages the FDA’s medicated feed and pet food programs, and participates in the review of biotech plant notifications. DAF also provides scientific support and guidance on all animal feed matters to FDA and state regulatory officials. 

As a member this Division, you will contribute to the mission of monitoring animal food and food ingredients to assure their safety and utility in animal diets. More specifically, you will analyze and interpret scientific data regarding animal food/feed; identify applicable information regarding scientific and regulatory activities and policies that protect human and animal health; research complex new scientific information that supports the regulatory review of marketed animal food/feed; and serve as a source of guidance on issues related to animal food/feed. The review of food ingredients includes scientific evaluation of data and information on the manufacturing of the substance, intended use and effect, safety for the animal, and safety of human food derived from these animals, as applicable.  These evaluations are undertaken for ingredients used in diets for food animals and for pets. 

Positions are located in Rockville, Maryland and will be filled through FDA’s Staff Fellowship program or Direct Hire Authority. Appointments will be made for up to two years with opportunities for renewal.  The salary range is from $69,581 to $128,920 based on experience and education.  Further information regarding qualification requirements can be found by visiting the following links: 

Animal Scientist
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/animal-science-series-0487/

Chemist
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/chemistry-series-1320/

Consumer Safety Officer
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0600/consumer-safety-series-0696/

Food Technologist
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1300/food-technology-series-1382/

Microbiologist
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/microbiology-series-0403/

Molecular Biologist
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/general-natural-resources-management-and-biological-sciences-series-0401/

Toxicologist
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0400/toxicology-series-0415/

Veterinary Medical Officer
https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0700/veterinary-medical-science-series-0701/

Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to:  CVMOpportunities@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line of “Working at CVM – Division of Animal Feeds Staff Fellow Position”.  Questions may also be directed to the CVM Opportunities mailbox.

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