Job Overview

Summary

Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

**THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT starting March 6, 2013 – June 6, 2013. The cut-off date for the first referral will be April 5, 2013. Subsequent referrals will be issued every 30 days until the announcement closes. **

As a Chemical Engineer in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, you will provide special scientific expertise in the areas of both chemistry and engineering to respond to issues related to pharmaceutical manufacturing, formulation development, and drug product performance. 

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CDER-MP-13-849968 under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Duties

As a Chemical Engineer in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing special scientific expertise in the areas of both chemistry and engineering to respond to issues related to pharmaceutical manufacturing, formulation development, and drug product performance.
  • Providing technical leadership and guidance in the understanding and regulation of the physical/mechanical processes of manufacturing products and the related quality control procedures.
  • Reviewing a wide range of drug applications received from the pharmaceutical industry to determine the adequacy of Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls (CMS), conducts/manages research to develop new CMC standards, and improves existing standards,
  • Preparing responses to the citizen petitions and other correspondence inquiries from congressional representatives, national and international organizations on matters related to the processes involved in the design, manufacture, and controls of generic drugs.