Job Overview


The Food and Drug Administration - Protecting and Promoting YourHealth

Help protect public health by joining the FDA's Center for Devices & Radiological Health (CDRH).  From reviewing applications for innovative medical devices to educating industry on relevant policies and regulations to providing accurate, science-based health information to the public, CDRH is at the forefront of in ensuring the safety, efficacy, and security of the medical devices and radiation-emitting products that millions of Americans use daily.

Please Note: This announcement is an open continuous announcement, which means that it is open for a longer period of time and certificates will be pulled at various intervals as needed.  There is no guarantee if or when a particular opening might become available.  

If you previously applied to this announcement, there is no need to reapply.   You are welcome to update your application package, if you so choose, however.  You may do so by returning to Application Manager as outlined in the "How To Apply" section of this announcement.

One or more positions may be filled using this vacancy announcement. While most positions are expected to be filled in the Office of Device Evaluation, other Offices within CDRH may use this announcement to fill positions, as well.


As an Engineer for the Office of Device Evaluation, you will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing a variety of medical device actions, such as premarket notifications of new medical devices (510(k) submissions), establishment inspection reports (EIRs), premarket approval applications (PMAs), product development protocols (PDPs, investigational device exemptions (IDEs), etc.;
  • Evaluating the methods used in obtaining scientific results to determine their validity and completeness;
  • Developing and evaluating guidelines and protocols for testing specific types of devices;
  • Presenting reviews, conclusions, opinions, and recommendations to appropriate scientific review panels; and
  • Providing scientific information and consultation to industry, academic and private laboratory scientists concerning the safety and effectiveness of medical devices

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No