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 a Chemist in the Division of Pharmaceutical Analysis, you will utilize specialized chemistry techniques to analyze designated pharmaceutical samples.

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


  • Analyzes bulk drug samples that are used for standard materials for FDA laboratories.
  • Calibrates and operates analytical instruments such as automated analytical systems, gas chromatography, high pressure liquid chromatography, and ultra violet/infrared spectrophotometers.
  • Collaborates with other chemists and scientists in testing the accuracy and suitability of new or improved methods.
  • Develops new or revised literature methods to adept them to a pharmaceutical quality problems.