The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) regulates the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products. Our goal is to reduce the harm from all regulated tobacco products across the entire population, including: reducing the number of people who start to use tobacco products, encouraging more people to stop using these products, and reducing the adverse health impact for those who continue to use these products. 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.
The Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) 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 Direct Hire 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 (OS), located in Beltsville, Maryland.
- Serve as a scientific expert, familiarity with scientific developments in the field of epidemiology.
- Analyze data obtained from epidemiologic studies and surveillance systems designed to investigate tobacco use behavior, its determinants, and/or health impacts.
- Evaluate epidemiologic protocols, proposals, study reports and other submissions.
- Coordinate and conduct epidemiologic studies and analyses to inform product regulation.
- Communicate findings of scientific research and product reviews in writing through white papers, memos and peer-reviewed literature.
- Develop and maintain collaborations within professional and scientific organizations in the field of tobacco epidemiology to advance the Center for Tobacco Products mission.
This position has a Basic Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR). In order to meet the basic IOR you must possess a Bachelor's degree or higher graduate degree in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. You must submit an unofficial transcript to show that you meet the basic IOR in order to be considered for this position.
In addition to the Basic Individual Occupational Requirement (IOR) you must also meet the following specialized experience requirement:
Minimum Qualifications Requirements:
You must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent at to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, analyzing, evaluating, and providing advice to scientific and program specialists on epidemiologic issues; reviewing, evaluating, and synthesizing epidemiologic evidence; and making presentations and responding to inquiries.
You must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, analyzing, evaluating and advising scientific and program specialists on epidemiologic issues; critically reviewing, evaluating, and synthesizing epidemiologic evidence; collecting, analyzing and interpreting technical scientific data as part of epidemiologic studies; and making presentations, responding to inquiries and writing reports.
Please ensure that you review the list of requirements and provide all necessary documentation for consideration.
Epidemiologist- 0601- GS- 12/13
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Open/Close Date: 11/25/2019 - 12/02/2019
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