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.
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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.
- Search USAJOBS by Keyword: CDER. You can filter your search by Agency: Food and Drug Administration and Series: 0602 - Medical Officer.
- 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.