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As a Biologist in the Office of Scientific Coordination at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) you will serve as a biologist, providing laboratory assistance to one or more junior and senior investigators by performing a variety of laboratory experiments in supports of research programs and projects.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement HHS-FDA-NCTR-DE-13-919219 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.


  • Collaborates with research scientists to discuss scope and objectives of research projects.
  • Performs experiments in accordance with approved methods and procedures.
  • Maintains complete, detailed records of all experiments performed.
  • Provides orientation and training on the methods and procedures used in the laboratory.
  • Recommends methods and assists scientists in designing experiments.