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As a Chemist, in the Division of Biochemical Toxicology, National Center for Toxicological Research, you will assist in the development and validation of analytical methods for contaminants, adulterants, additives, and potencies for FDA regulated products. This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-NCTR-DE-13-918194 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.


  • Adapts and modifies methods and procedures for inhalation toxicology qualitative/quantitative studies.
  • Conducts chemical/biochemical assays utilizing techniques such as gas chromatography, high pressure liquid chromatography, and wet chemical procedures.
  • Collects, interprets, and evaluates scientific data for inhalation toxicology studies.
  • Provides guidance to other employees on laboratory procedures and techniques.
  • Prepares material on study findings for inclusion in sections of scientific papers.