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    This position is located in the Food & Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ), in Silver Spring, Maryland.

    This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CDER-16-MP-1677817MH under merit promotion procedures.  Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. NOTE:  Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

    Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.

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

    There will be twelve cut-offs for this announcement. The first cut-off will be May 18, 2016. All applications received on or before this date will be reviewed first.

    Cut-off dates:

    May 18, 2016

    June 17, 2016

    July 18, 2016

    August 16, 2016

    September 15, 2016

    October 16, 2016

    November 14, 2016

    December 14, 2016

    January 13, 2017

    February 12, 2017

    March 14, 2017

    April 13, 2017

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    As a Chemist, you will:

    • Evaluate identification and characterization of drug substance's physical, chemical, biological and mechanical properties and their impact on the drug product;
    • Evaluate manufacturing processes and facilities used by foreign and domestic manufacturers of drug substances and/or products;
    • Apply mastery of chemistry principles, practices and procedures including Process Analytical Technology (PAT) to determine the adequacy of testing for raw materials and intermediates, the control of manufacturing processes, and the testing of the finished dosage forms;
    • Participate in the facility inspections related to the evaluation of manufacturing processes and controls and in support of pre-approval and cGMP inspections.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)

    1320 Chemistry

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/435819700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.