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Title 21: 21st Century Cures Act Positions

The 21st Century Cures Act was enacted on December 13, 2016 and Section 3072 of the Act grants the Commissioner of Food and Drugs the authority to appoint and set the annual rate of pay for outstanding and qualified candidates to scientific, technical, or professional positions that support the development, review, and regulation of medical products.  

The positions listed below are being filled under an excepted hiring authority, Title 21, Section 3072 of the 21st Century Cures Act. The candidate selected for these positions will serve under a career or career-conditional appointment and be paid under the provisions of the authority. Additional information on 21st Century Cures Act can be found here.

Title 21 Open Vacancies

Scientific Redactor

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Regulatory Policy (ORP), Division of Information Disclosure Policy is recruiting for the position of Scientific Redactor. The Scientific Redactor receives direction in the performance, management, coordination and clearance of assigned disclosure activities.  Applies professional redaction skills and judgment in appropriately redacting scientifically rich information and documents by identifying and removing confidential information before public disclosure. 

Economist

The Center for Research and Evaluation (CDER), Office of Strategic Programs (OSP), Office of Program and Strategic Analysis (OPSA) is recruiting for an Economist to study and solve the economic questions involved in regulating pharmaceutical products and promoting the public health.

Operations Research Analyst

The Center for Research and Evaluation (CDER), Office of Strategic Programs, Office of Program and Strategic Analysis is recruiting for an Operations Research Analyst to conduct analyses, evaluations and implementations of CDER programs and initiatives and have a direct effect on decisions affecting major Center regulatory policies and programs.

Epidemiologist

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Medical Policy is recruiting for an Epidemiologist to serve as a recognized expert in the review and analysis of the agency’s evaluation of real-world evidence with a focus on effectiveness, comparative effectiveness, and comparative safety use cases.