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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE), The Division of Scientific Support (DSS) is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Mathematical Statistician. DSS provides expertise, leadership, and coordination to all CVM offices regarding biostatistics, pharmacology, and environmental safety evaluations for reviews and research. Through our independent and collaborative reviews and evaluations, we support the Center’s scientific and regulatory goals to approve safe and effective animal drugs. This position will be filled through FDA’s Staff Fellowship program. The appointment is for up to two years with opportunities for renewal.
The Mathematical Statistician’s primary responsibility is to evaluate study protocols and review results from studies investigating the effectiveness and safety of animal therapeutic and production drugs. You will also provide statistical consults for human food safety studies, toxicology studies, environmental safety studies, post-marketing studies, research projects, and other related work. You will use statistical and mathematical methods to analyze and draw inferences from data submitted by animal drug applicants and to facilitate the Center scientists in study design development, appropriate data analysis, and data interpretation.
Applicants should have knowledge and ability to evaluate mathematical and statistical methods, solve practical problems by choosing appropriately from a variety of mathematical and statistical techniques, and express information both orally and in writing to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information.
Due to the immensity of its charge, CVM depends upon a diverse and dedicated workforce. We recognize the importance of multi-disciplinary teamwork in reaching superior and timely regulatory decisions; therefore, we foster an atmosphere where every employee’s contribution is important. New concepts, ideas, and creative approaches to improve current operations and to meet existing and future challenges are encouraged. Our goal is to not only enable our employees have a positive impact on the Center today, but to prepare our workforce for the demands, responsibilities, and career opportunities of tomorrow. ONADE offers many benefits and operates in a hoteling work environment. Hoteling is an arrangement where employees reserve non-dedicated, non-permanent workspace at the Rockville duty station on an as-needed basis and as required (when in person attendance is deemed important and regardless of need, no less than two days per pay period). ONADE provides the basic technology (e.g., laptop, monitors, webcam) needed to effectively work in the Rockville office and in a teleworking location. Hoteling, along with a strong telework program and strong electronic communication and workflow tools, affords employees in ONADE the flexibility to balance work/life demands while contributing to our high performing organization.
Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to: CVMOpportunities@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line of “DSS Mathematical Statistician”. Questions may also be directed to the CVM Opportunities mailbox.
FDA is an equal opportunity employer and is a smoke-free environment.
About Food and Drug Administration - Center for Veterinary Medicine
Join the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in the protection of human and animal health. As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, CVM has regulatory authority over food, food additives, drugs, and devices for animals. These animals include those from which human foods are derived, as well as pet (or companion) animals. We are responsible for regulating the food, food additives, drugs, and devices given to over one hundred million companion animals, plus millions of poultry, cattle, swine, and minor animal species. As a high performance organization, we strive for excellence, innovation, and leadership across all operations and occupations. Learn more about why CVM is the best fit for your talents and keep in touch with us about future job and/or internship opportunities. Begin your career with CVM today. Start by visiting here: https://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofFoods/CVM/ucm554240.htm.
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