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 Office of Therapeutic Proteins, Office of Biotechnology Products (OBP), Office of Pharmaceutical Science (OPS) at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER).  You will serve as a Staff Scientist performing research and regulatory review activities.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.


  • Conducts experimental studies that are consistent with the mission/goals of the Division, Office, Center, and Agency.
  • Performs research on TLR9 agonists and their use as immune response modulators in humans, rhesus macaques and mice.
  • Explores the biomarkers of innate immune activation form specific cell types such as pDC in vitro.
  • Reviews Investigational New Drug Applications (INDs), Biologics License Applications (BLAs), related amendments and supplements for regulatory compliance.
  • Prepares scientific and regulatory manuscripts and reports for internal and external audiences.
  • Serves as a reviewer for preparing grants, research manuscripts and other scientific exchanges.Presents results of research studies at internal and external meetings.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No