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 within the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Pharmaceutical Science, in Silver Spring, MD.

This announcement is open continuous for 90 days with the following cut-off dates for certification:

  • April 25, 2014
  • May 25, 2014
  • June 24, 2014

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CDER-14-DE-1072116TM under delegated examining procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under delegated examining procedures.  NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement under noncompetitive merit promotion procedures. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used FDA-wide to fill additional vacancies within the same geographical location.


  • Conducts and evaluates studies designed to demonstrate the microbiological quality of products.
  • Reviews and evaluates all microbiological data submitted during the drug review process of abbreviated new drug applications including supplements and amendments.
  • Prepares summaries regarding microbiological procedures and data related to the documents submitted.
  • Reviews application data that demonstrate the consistency, reliability, and accuracy of the sterilization method(s).

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No