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.

This position in located in the Center for Drug Evaluation Research (CDER), Office of New Drugs (OND), Office of Drugs located in Silver Spring, MD.

Who May Apply:  This vacancy is open to current Office of New Drugs (OND) employees with competitive status only.  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.


 This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions in multiple locations.


As the incumbent Pharmacologist, you will;

Review and evaluate scientific submissions focusing on non-clinical in vitro and animal data and evaluation of toxicological potential of drugs in support of proposed clinical studies or proposed dosage regimens in the labeling.

Develop comments on labeling as it pertains to animal studies and probable safety in use of the drug for the proposed indications and at the recommended dosage.

Review and evaluate the results of non-clinical pharmacological and toxicological studies submitted by the drug sponsor/applicant in support of INDs, NDAs, BLAs amendments, supplements and other related scientific submissions to assess the safety of the drug based on toxicity experiments conducted by the applicant.

Prepare comprehensive summaries and integrated discussions of data submitted for reivew and other available information.  Submits substantive regulatory recommendations and conclusions for concurrence by the scientific supervisor.