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Job Title:  Chemist - NIEHS - DE
Department:  Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency:  National Institutes of Health
Job Announcement Number:  NIH-NIEHS-DE-14-1136685

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$85,161.00 to $110,709.00 / Per Year
Monday, July 7, 2014 to Friday, July 11, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Durham, NC View Map
United States Citizens
Q - Nonsensitive


The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Division of National Toxicology Program (DNTP), Program Operations Branch (POB), Chemistry and ADME (Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, and Excretion) Resources Group (CARG), is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as a chemistry resource for multidisciplinary project teams. If you are an exceptionally talented, knowledgeable and motivated individual with experience in analytical chemistry or toxicokinetic studies AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining our branch. For more information about this branch please visit This position is located in the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.


While not required, Applicants with experience in a variety of analytical chemistry techniques for chemical characterization and quantitation of trace levels of chemicals or products of chemical with macromolecules in biological matrices is preferred.



  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be up to 5 nights per month.


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship requirement met by closing date.
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • There is an education requirement for this position - transcripts required.


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If selected for this position, you will:


·         Serve as the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) for one or more contracts performing a wide variety of chemistry activities and toxicokinetic studies in support of the mission of the DNTP;

·         Apply knowledge of chemical and biological theories, methodologies, and practices to independently manage and monitor the contracts for technical performance in accordance with all required specifications and guidelines;

·         Provide technical guidance and problem resolution to the contractors and to DNTP project leaders requesting studies;  

·         Oversee protocol outline development for the study design; 

·         Monitor the fiscal performance of contracts; 

·         Serve as a chemistry resource for DNTP multidisciplinary project teams in the design and interpretation of tasks or studies; 

·         Stay current and informed on advances in scientific and technological methods in specialty areas; 

·         Review, edit, write and prepare materials as needed; and present findings of studies conducted through contract resources.


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Basic Requirement:

A. Have a degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.


B. Have a combination of education and experience with course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.


In addition to the basic requirement, you must demonstrate in your resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12, level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following types of tasks: designing and implementing analytical chemistry research; evaluating research data; evaluating and monitoring the technical and fiscal components of  research; presenting findings at meetings and scientific forums;  documenting the quality of the experimental outcomes, typically through publication in peer reviewed scientific journals; translating program needs into protocols; and evaluating study progress.  

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This position has an education requirement.  You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package.  Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.  Click here for information on Foreign Education .  If you are currently or were previously in this occupation series you do not need to submit transcripts.  Instead, submit an SF-50 showing the appointment in this occupational series.

Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with Selective Service.


If you meet the minimum qualifications for this position, your application and responses to the online questionnaire will be evaluated under Category Rating and Selection procedures for placement in one of the following categories:

  • Best Qualified – for those who are superior in the evaluation criteria
  • Well Qualified – for those who excel in the evaluation criteria
  • Qualified – for those who only meet the minimum qualification requirements

Candidates determined to be Best Qualified will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points, but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category.

If you are a veteran, CTAP or ICTAP eligible, or an individual with a disability, please refer to the following links for additional information and required documents:

All such documents MUST be received by 11:59pm ET of the closing date,  Friday, July 11, 2014, to be considered.


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The federal government offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  For more information, check out New Employee Benefits at NIH and OPM's Employee Benefits Information.


We are unable to pay relocation expenses. 

A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.

This position requires overnight travel that might be up to 5 nights per month.

PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.

A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty. The use of this service credit incentive is at the discretion of the selecting official and service credit is granted only for a position deemed hard-to-fill.

NIH may repay certain outstanding Federally-insured student loans to facilitate the recruitment and retention of highly qualified people. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.

Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement. The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers. The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.



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Submission of a resume alone IS NOT a complete application.  You must provide a complete online Application Package which includes:


  • Your Resume (Please provide sufficient details in your resume to enable us to determine if you meet the requirement for qualifying experience (as stated in the Qualifications section) and to support your answers to the online questionnaire. Providing insufficient details in your resume may result in a lower or ineligible rating.)



  • Other required supporting documents (See the Required Documents section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required.)


For additional information, click on the links below:


Additional Information on How to Apply


Information on Reasonable Accommodation


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The following information must be received by 11:59pm ET on the closing date of the announcement, Friday, July 11, 2014.  

  1. Resume via USAJOBS.
  2. Responses to online questionnaire.
  3. If applicable, supporting documentation (including DD214 to support Veterans' Employment, CTAP/ICTAP, Schedule A, or other information requested in the announcement such as transcripts). To ensure your information is secure, please block out any Social Security numbers (SSNs). Clean copies may be requested if you are hired.


Angela Davis
Phone: (919)541-0702
Agency Information:
National Institutes of Health
111 TW Alexander Drive
PO Box 12233
Research Triangle Park, NC


Within 15 business days of the closing date, Friday, July 11, 2014, you may check your status online at USAJOBS.  We will update your status after each key stage in the application process has been completed.

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