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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

Data Scientists (Digital Health Specialists)

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of Strategic Partnerships and Innovation (OST), Division of Digital Health (DDH) is recruiting for Data Scientists (Digital Health Specialists) to be responsible for planning, leading, and coordinating all data science related activities for the Digital Health Program.

Assistant Director (International Relations Specialist) 

The Office of the Commissioner (OC), Office of Policy, Legislation and International Affair (OPLIA), Office of Global Policy and Strategy (OGPS), Office of Global Operations (OGO) is recruiting for a Assistant Director (International Relations Specialist) to serve as the FDA focal point on international relations and policy for all FDA medical products program areas; provides leadership in decision making on international policy; directs and manages FDA representation in the international policy arena; and promotes consistent FDA strategic goals.

Division Director (Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist)

The Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ), Office of Policy for Pharmaceutical Quality (OPPQ), Division of Regulations, Guidance & Standards (DRGS) is recruiting for a Division Director (Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist) to serve as a principal advisor to the Office Director and provides staff leadership and direction by performing substantive activities related to the planning, development, administration, execution, and coordination of activities associated with the work within the division’s scope of responsibility.

Quality Assurance Specialist

The Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ), Office of Program and Regulatory Operations (OPRO) is recruiting for a Quality Assurance Specialist to serve as a specialist who implements the Quality Management Plan (QMP) or other established guidelines for the CDER Quality Management System for the chemistry, manufacturing, and controls (CMC) review processes.

Diversity Program Manager

The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of the Director (OD) is recruiting for a Diversity Program Manager to provide expert advice and consultation on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) matters.

Branch Chief (Supervisory Quality Assurance Specialist)

The Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ), Office of Program and Regulatory Operations (OPRO), Division of Organizational Excellence, Learning, and Professional Development (DOELPD), Organizational Excellence Branch (OEB) is recruiting for a Branch Chief (Supervisory Quality Assurance Specialist) to plan and direct branch activities and oversee the quality management system (QMS) efforts by assessing the quality of the work products, processes, or services to ensure they are fit for their intended use and timely.

Associate Director for Counter-Terrorism and Emergency Preparedness (CTEP)

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of the Center Director (OCD), Immediate Office (IO) is recruiting for an Associate Director for Counter-Terrorism and Emergency Preparedness (CTEP) to provide oversight, direction, and supervision to the Counter-Terrorism and Emergency Coordination Staff (CTECS) which includes a staff of scientists, physicians, and program managers.

Supervisory Operations Research Analyst (OPSA Deputy Director)

The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Strategic Programs (OSP), Office of Policy and Strategic Analysis (OPSA) is recruiting for a Supervisory Operations Research Analyst (OPSA Deputy Director) to provide expert-level leadership and consultation on strategic and operational plans.

Office of Safety and Clinical Evaluation (OSCE) Director (Supervisory Physician)

The Center for Drug Evaluation & Research (CDER), Office of Generic Drugs (OGD), Office of Safety and Clinical Evaluation (OSCE) is recruiting for a Director (Supervisory Physician) to serve as principal advisor to the OGD  Director  and other CDER leaders on safety and clinical evaluation activities that affect Office/Center generic drug programs, projects, and initiatives.

Senior Science Advisor

The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) ,Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL) is recruiting for a Senior Science Advisor who is dedicated to improving the health outcomes and the quality of life of patients through the advancement of therapeutic and diagnostic medical devices and products.

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