Job Overview


The Food and Drug Administration - Protecting and Promoting YourHealth

Help protect public health by joining the FDA's Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH).  From reviewing applications for innovative medical devices to educating industry on relevant policies and regulations to providing accurate, science-based health information to the public, CDRH is at the forefront of in ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of the medical devices and radiation-emitting products that millions of Americans use daily.

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement.  While most positions are expected to be filled in the Office of Device Evaluation, other Offices within CDRH may use this announcement to fill positions, as well.

Please Note: This announcement is an open continuous announcement, which means that it is open for a longer period of time and certificates will be pulled at various intervals as needed.  There is no guarantee if or when a particular opening might become available.  

If you previously applied to this announcement, there is no need to reapply.   You are welcome to update your application package, if you so choose, however.  You may do so by returning to Application Manager as outlined in the "How To Apply" section of this announcement.


As an Engineer for the Office of Device Evaluation, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing assistance to senior scientific reviewers by summarizing and making preliminary recommendations on a variety of medical device actions, including premarket approval applications (PMAs), product development protocols (PDPs), applications for investigational device exemptions (IDEs), and premarket notifications (510(k)s)
  • Assisting in the review and interpretation of scientific data to determine its validity and scientific significance;
  • Performing literature searches and reviewing reference materials related to device safety and efficacy; and
  • Performing various administrative duties associated with advisory panel activities, such as scheduling conference space, procuring equipment, preparing visual aids, and developing and maintaining milestone scheduling charts