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**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-DE-13-849960 under competitive procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.
PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement under noncompetitive merit promotion procedures. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
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.