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As a Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist in the Division of Anesthesiology, General Hospital, Respiratory, Infection Control and Dental Devices (DAGRID), Office of Device Evaluation (ODE), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), you will serve as the Division Director providing technical leadership and exceptional scientific and engineering judgment in regulating anesthesiology, general hospital, respiratory, infection control and dental device products. 

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-CDRH-MP-13-912873 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.


  • Coordinates the work of subordinate staff and other office personnel involved in the development and execution of anesthesiology, general hospital, respiratory, infection control and dental device classification, premarket approval, and research programs.
  • Represents the U.S. Government on issues pertaining to anesthesiology, general hospital, respiratory, infection control and dental devices at meetings with foreign manufacturers, health care professionals and government officials, and at international meetings.
  • Directs the resolution of complex scientific and regulatory issues related to regulations and guidelines with regard to the device review processes of 510(k)s, Investigational Device Exemptions (IDEs), and Premarket Approvals (PMAs) relative to a medical device program.
  • Reviews and evaluates scientific and engineering activities in terms of achieving program goals and objectives and accomplishing assigned functional responsibilities.