Job Overview

Summary

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.

The Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for implementing the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. This law gives FDA authority over tobacco products by adding a new chapter to the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The Tobacco Control Act gives FDA the authority to regulate tobacco products and manufacturers based on the best available science and CTP is responsible for both assessing and fostering that science-base. CTP's actions have significant public health and consumer protection impact, and are among the most important issues faced by the Agency in its long and distinguished history.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science (OS), currently in Rockville, MD.

CTP will be permanetly relocated to Silver Spring, Maryland; tentatively scheduled for June 2014.

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CTP-14-MP-1068040ND under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. 

EARLY CUT-OFF DATE:  FIRST CONSIDERATION MAY BE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO FILE ALL OF THE REQUIRED FORMS BY April 17, 2014.   YOU ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY EXPEDITIOUSLY. 

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS OPEN CONTINUOUS FOR 90 DAYS WITH THE FOLLOWING CUT-OFF DATES:

  • April 17, 2014
  • May 19, 2014
  • June 17, 2014
Who May Apply:  Open to all United States Citizens. Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.

Duties

  • Review and evaluate the results of preclinical pharmacological and toxicological studies submitted in support of tobacco product applications, to assess tobacco products based on toxicity information or  experiments conducted by the applicant.
  • Develop new evaluation and assessment procedures to be used by the industry to determine the toxicity of tobacco products.
  • Extend and modify approaches, precedents and methods to solve a variety of toxicological problems with unprecedented and obscure aspects.
  • Apply new developments and theories to critical and novel problems.
  • Offer for publication and presentation at scientific meetings or distribution within Agency results of investigations and research.
  • Provide technical assistance on course material in the specialty area for Agency training courses.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Estimated percent of travel is 5%.

Relocation Authorized

  • No