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Virtual Hiring Event: Scientific and Professional Jobs at FDA - May 23 - 25, 2023


Register now for the Virtual Hiring Event: Scientific & Professional Jobs at FDA: May 23 –May 25, 2023

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), a major regulatory component of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), invites you to join us for our Scientific & Professional Virtual Hiring Event. During this event, CDRH will offer:

  • Job Interviews
  • Real-time engagement with professionals from CDRH
  • Highlights of the CDRH employee experience
  • Information on federal employee benefits

Register Now

Registration period is open April 17 to May 25, 2023.

Note: To be considered for a job interview, register by May 12. Resumes received after May 12 may be given consideration for future employment opportunities.

Join the CDRH Team!

At CDRH, you can make a difference in protecting the health of the American people.

Our employees are our most valued resource, and we strive to support individual excellence, teamwork, and personal and professional development. Our goal is to build a modern and diverse workforce while maintaining work-life balance, maximizing flexibilities through hybrid work structures, promoting creativity, and supporting a culture of empowerment and well-being.

Fuel your own passions and use your many talents, skills, and experiences to help CDRH successfully accomplish its mission to protect and promote the public health. In addition to providing a full complement of family-friendly Federal benefits, CDRH maintains a variety of programs and services that help balance the demands of your personal and professional life.

April 2023:  The FDA’s parent agency, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), was ranked #2 among large government agencies in the Best Place to Work. This is the 7th consecutive year HHS was named in the top 5 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government.

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Current Career Opportunities at CDRH

CDRH has an ongoing need for qualified individuals with backgrounds in medical devices, radiation-emitting products, health-related sciences, engineering, health policy, communications, and administration.

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CDRH is seeking dedicated professionals to advance its public health mission in many occupational fields.

The first stop for current CDRH jobs is USAJOBS, the job site of the U.S. federal government.

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STEM Career Opportunities

CDRH hires qualified candidates to fill scientific, technical, engineering, and mathematic (STEM) positions that support the development, review, and regulation of medical products. (These positions are not typically advertised on USAJobs, but are filled through other hiring mechanisms as described in the open positions listed).

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CDRH employs scientific professionals through fellowship positions. These fellowships do not appear on USAJOBS.


USPHS Commissioned Corps

The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps is one of the nation’s uniformed services – a branch committed to the service of health overseen by the Surgeon General. Opportunities at CDRH vary greatly—the background of the officers currently working for CDRH range from nurses and pharmacists to engineers and medical officers.

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Pathways Program for Students and Recent Graduates

The Pathways Internship Program is open to current students in high school, college, trade school, or other qualifying institution.

The Recent Graduate Program is for those who have graduated, within the past two years, from a qualifying educational institution or certificate program.

Meet Our Scientists at CDRH

Meet three of our many scientists who are committed to improving the lives and health outcomes of the American people through medical device innovation and the advancement of regulatory science. Learn about their passion for the work they do, the FDA's pioneering regulatory science culture and opportunities for professional growth, and why they love working at CDRH.

Ariel Ash-Shakoor, Ph.D.

Ariel Ash-Shakoor, Ph.D.

Biomedical Engineer,
Office of Product Evaluation and Quality, CDRH

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Ryan Beams, PhD

Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories, CDRH

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J. Angelo Green, PhD, DABT

Office of Product Evaluation and Quality, CDRH

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