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    This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Service, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Office of Center Director, Controlled Substance Staff, located in Silver Spring, Maryland.

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    This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CDER-18-MP-10089547JW under merit promotion procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under merit promotion procedures. Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered under both options. Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.

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

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    As a Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist, you will have the following responsibilities:

    1. Serves as technical authority on all scientific decisions and judgments in connection with the abuse potential of central nervous system (CNS) active (psychotropic) drugs and anabolic androgenic steroids.
    2. Provides scientific and policy advice to the Associate Director for Controlled Substances in the development of policies and programs involving the most complex and highest priority scientific matters affecting the regulation of controlled substances.
    3. Represents the Agency government-wide and is a scientific-regulatory expert in matters related to area of responsibility and is frequently called on to advise others concerning FDA statutes and regulations.
    4. Directs a staff of medical officers, pharmacologists, interdisciplinary scientists, and chemists engaged in consultation regarding abuse potential assessment and drug scheduling for INDs, NDAs and other submissions for CDER and the other Centers within FDA.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All U.S. Citizens

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