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.

The Closing Date has been extended from 8/22/14 to 8/25/14 due to required system maintenance which will occur on 8/16/14.

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.

Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.

Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.


  • Design, oversee, implement, and conduct surveys/studies or projects to identify and solve health system related problems.
  • Identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on scientific operations that are critical to the public health community at large.
  • Analyze data utilizing new methodologies or existing techniques that have been extensively revised.
  • Conduct major studies or continuing projects that represent an important segment of the investigative program specifically related to regulatory review. 
  • Develop and prepare bibliographies that identify critical issues and areas for future research.
  • Make presentations to other scientific staff, federal, state and local health program managers and other health officials and health related organizations.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Domestic - 2%

Relocation Authorized

  • No