Job Overview


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.

As an Interdisciplinary Scientist in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, Office of Food Safety, Division of Seafood Science and Technology, Chemical Hazards Science Branch, you will serve as a chemist or pharmacologist in specialized research activities addressing chemical hazards in seafood.


This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CFSN-DE-13-866502 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.


  • Participate in multidisciplinary studies to investigate pharmacokinetics and metabolism of drugs and other chemicals in aquatic food-producing animals.
  • Identify biomarkers of exposure, total residues, and potential toxicity of drugs and other chemical contaminants and their metabolites in seafood.
  • Develop, modify, and validate rapid screening and confirmatory analytical methods for monitoring of drugs and other chemical residues in seafood.
  • Develop and implement training programs for transfer of technology to public health laboratories.