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 position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Medical Products and Tobacco, Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science (OS), located in Beltsville, Maryland.
- Reviews a wide range of tobacco products to determine the adequacy of the results from biology, toxicology, environmental science, computational modeling, and/or other scientific studies.
- Reviews and evaluates the results of nonclinical pharmacological studies submitted in support of tobacco products applications.
- Provides advisory service to other offices within CTP, other FDA centers, and possible other agencies within the government.
- Prepares comprehensive summaries and integrated discussions of data submitted for review and other available information.
In order be eligible for the position of Pharmacologist, (GS-0405-11/12/13), you must meet the following requirements.
Have a major in an appropriate biological, medical, veterinary, or physical science, or in pharmacy that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry and physiology and 12 semester hours in pharmacology. Must submit all applicable transcript(s).
Have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience assisting with evaluating the design, development and validation of protocols to analyze nonclinical pharmacology and/or toxicology studies on products such as drugs, chemicals or tobacco.
Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading towards a Ph.D. or LL.M., if related. Must Submit Transcript(s).
Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience assisting in reviewing, evaluating, designing, developing or validating scientific documents and protocols of nonclinical pharmacology and/or toxicology studies related to products such as drugs, chemicals or tobacco.
Have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, assist with developing research projects to fill gaps in knowledge related to pharmacology or toxicology of products such as drugs, chemicals or tobacco and evaluate nonclinical pharmacology and/or toxicology studies.