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 within Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Food Defense, Communication and Emergency Response, Risk Assessment Coordination Team, you will serve as a member of a team that conducts risk assessment activities related to microbiological agents, toxins, and chemicals in foods.  


This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CFSN-DE-13-883205 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.


  • Participates in food-safety risk assessments and related research through workgroups and related projects.
  • Leads workgroups and task forces to develop, implement, and review food-safety risk assessment activities and related research plans, ensuring that they meet FDA regulatory needs.
  • Performs the full scope of project management work related to food-safety risk assessment activities.
  • Serves as a technical advisor on interagency committees, task forces, and deliberations concerning the coordination of CFSAN's risk analysis and related activities.