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This position is located in the Department
of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office
of Global Regulatory Operations and Policy (OGROP), Office of International
Programs (OIP) and is based in London, England.
Open to all United States Citizens
Salary information listed does not include
locality pay but incumbents may receive post hardship differential pay and
payments for cost of living adjustment, applicable based on post.
Overseas assignments are for up to two
years and an employment agreement must be signed. The assignment may be
extended based on the needs of the agency and may be extended for up to 4years.
Before relocating overseas, the
selectee may remain stateside until all clearances have been granted.
This position may be eligible for special
pay allowances (e.g. post differential, housing, relocation, etc.) after
selectee relocates overseas. Refer to Department of State, Office of
Allowances at http://aoprals.state.gov/
employment will be subject to submission of all documentation necessary to
obtain the medical and security clearances (including documentation for any
accompanying dependents), within thirty 30 business days of the entrance on
duty date and inability to secure clearances necessary for overseas duty will
result in the termination of the appointment to the position.
or permanent residents of the host country are not eligible to be considered.
information on living and traveling abroad may be found at www.state.gov. and
www.cdc.gov (click on "Travelers Health")
the foreign post is subject to:
Assignment to the foreign post is subject
to: 1) The authority and approval of the Chief Mission in-country; 2)
Applications and approval for applicable security clearance; 3) Medical
clearance of the employee and dependent family members by the Department of
Immunizations may be required and
will be administered by the FDA or authorized medical personnel before
incumbent participates fully with the Director and Deputy Director in providing
assistance and leadership in directing the FDA presence and responsibilities in
the Europe region. This includes, but is
not limited to: (1) relevant and timely
information exchange and analyses on policy issues, regulatory science, and
inspections between the FDA and regulatory counterparts in the Europe region;
(2) developing the necessary policy drafts, briefing materials for high level
meetings, white papers, policy monographs, and creative strategies as key
inputs for FDA regulatory decisions and actions; (3) landscaping trends in
European regulatory policy, scientific development, and industry manufacturing;
(4) providing strategic advice to FDA at various levels on the European
perspective and policies and the potential impact on FDA's work; and (5)
serving as the FDA representative at the European Medicines Agency (EMA). The incumbent is responsible for maintaining
regular and consistent communication with the Office of Regulatory Affairs,
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Center for Biologics Evaluation and
Research, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Center for Tobacco
Products and Center for Veterinary Medicine.
as an Agency senior representative and focal point in support of FDA
Directorates, Centers, and Offices, as well as with USG Agencies, and with
regulatory counterparts, governments, multilateral and academic institutions
and other relevant entities with the Europe Region and specifically with the
maintain and strengthen strategic working relationships and knowledge networks
with high level foreign government officials and institutional leadership
within the Europe region. He/she
provides leadership and guidance to FDA officials in their engagement with
foreign officials. The Liaison engages
effectively across institutions and government levels and with varied
stakeholders and partners for successful deliberations and negotiations on subjects
of great sensitivity and potential controversy.
as an Agency expert who works proactively and strategically with senior,
policy-level officials and technical specialists at other U.S. agencies who
work in areas that have an impact on or intersect with FDA, such as, the U.S.
Departments of State, Commerce, and the United States Trade Representative.