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 is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Strategic Programs (OSP), Silver Spring, MD.

Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps (not as a career/career-conditional employee) are encouraged to apply under the announcement indicated above.


This is announced with 2-week closings; the first being 14 days after the initial opening of this announcement; the others to follow 2-week closings throughout the 90-day opening of the announcement.

This announcement may be used to fill multiple positions.


The incumbent of this position serves as an Operations Research Analyst.  As such, applies professional knowledge in operations research analysis and is responsible for planning, organizing, and carrying to completion various operations research studies involving the substance of major programs and the policies with those programs.  The incumbent  will analyze complex business issues and requirements and come up with project proposals and recommendations to senior management that transform CDER's business operations enabled by informatics solutions, lead multifunctional teams across business and IT to assess, document and prioritize business issues and requirements and align team members on common goals.  The incumbent will also design and conduct comprehensive studies to assess the consistency and adequacy of review, from both regulatory and scientific standpoints. 

Travel Required

  • Not Required