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  1. Jobs at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)

Physician Careers at CDER

Work for the FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)

What do Physicians do at CDER?

The duties of a Physician at CDER differ by office. Opportunities may include:

  • Providing scientific, clinical, and regulatory oversight for investigational studies conducted during drug development.
  • Serving as the clinical expert on a multidisciplinary team in the review and evaluation of clinical scientific data to assess new drugs and biologics, biosimilar biologics, over-the-counter drugs, and generic drugs and make decisions regarding marketing approval.
  • Designing, operating, directing, and participating in inspections to verify the quality, data integrity, and protection of human subjects (i.e., rights, safety, and welfare) in clinical trials of safety and efficacy.
  • Reviewing proposed drug labels to determine whether they contain truthful claims about the product’s effectiveness, appropriate warnings and precautions about the product’s safety, and adequate directions for the product’s use.
  • Conducting ongoing oversight of approved products to ensure their continued safety in the post-approval setting.
  • Presenting at conferences and interacting with industry in face-to-face meetings.
  • Serving as a consultant across the FDA and assisting with the development of policies and guidances.
  • Participating in mentoring and training programs.

Related positions include:

How can I find a Physician position at CDER?

Available CDER positions are listed on USAJOBS and under the FDA 21st Century Cures Act Hiring Authority.

  1. Search USAJOBS by Keyword: CDER. You can filter your search by Agency: Food and Drug Administration and Series: 0602 - Medical Officer.
  2. Visit We Are Hiring | FDA to find a current listing of opportunities utilizing the FDA 21st Century Cures Act Hiring Authority.

Where can I learn more about careers at the FDA?

For general information on working at the FDA and additional employment opportunities, visit: Jobs and Training at FDA.

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