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This is an Interdisciplinary announcement and may be filled in one of the following series: 0830 (Mechanical Engineer) or 0858 (Biomedical Engineer).

This position is located at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health (OIR) located in Silver Spring, MD..

This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CDRH-17-MP-10012084AN 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.

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


As an Interdisciplinary Engineer in the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics and Radiological Health (OIR), you will be responsible for:

  • Acting as a senior reviewer of in vitro diagnostics, medical devices, and/or radiation emitting products in regards to safety and effectiveness;
  • Evaluating medical device submissions in order to report recommendation dispositions to supervisor;
  • Reviewing scientific data related to pre- and post-market notification submissions, radiation emitting products, and/or related supplements and amendments;
  • Enforcing a wide variety of medical device or radiological health regulations to provide authoritative guidance to both internal and external groups;
  • Planning and developing audit programs designed to assess conformance with medical or radiological health device standards and regulations
  • Collaborating with other scientists and regulated industry to improve medical device safety or standards for radiological health products

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel domestically for this position up to 5% of the time.

Relocation Authorized

  • No