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 position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), Atlanta, GA.

Who May Apply:  Open to US citizens and applicants eligible under Schedule A authority.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical location.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Duties

The incumbent acts as a principal investigator on difficult research studies related to the development of improved methods to measure, identify, quantify and characterize addictive, harmful, or toxic substances and related compounds in tobacco products and tobacco smoke.  Incumbent provide technical assistance to other scientists to facilitate collaborative experimentation and educational projects, prepare reports for publication and presentation and devise methods for preparation and characterization of quality control materials, calibrator and/or standards for the analysis of tobacco.  Works with other researchers on joint projects such as correlating mouth level intake of tobacco specific nitrosamines (TSNAs), nicotine and other tobacco smoke constituents using discarded cigarette filters.  Performs other duties as assigned.