The Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food & Drug Administration
Location: Rockville, Maryland
Type: Full Time
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE), Animal Bioengineering and Cellular Therapies Team is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Interdisciplinary Scientist (Bioinformatics). The Division of Animal Bioengineering and Cellular Therapies (DABCT) protects public and animal health through science-based, risk-based decision making in the evaluation of animal biotechnology products that may benefit and improve the practice of both veterinary and human medicine.
As an Interdisciplinary Scientist (Bioinformatics), you will evaluate data and information related to the molecular characterization of genetic alterations in animals. In this role, you will have a significant impact on the development and approval of these FDA-regulated products that may benefit and improve the practice of both veterinary and human medicine. Specifically, you will provide expertise in the review of genomic sequencing data supporting the approval of animal biotechnology products, including but not limited to, molecular characterization of animal biotechnology, such as genetic alterations in animals and cell-based gene therapies, and data provided in support of the safety and efficacy of these products. You will assist in development of new regulatory policies designed to address new challenges brought forth by the latest developments in the animal biotechnology field. You will also work closely with developers of animal biotechnology products to guide them through the unique review process associated with these products, including extensive interactions early in the development of their product and provide expertise on scientific questions and policy decisions related to the evaluation of these products. This position will be filled through FDA’s Staff Fellowship program. The appointment is up to 2 years with opportunity for renewal.
Applicants should haveexperiencein the evaluation and analysis of next generation sequencing data or large sequence analyses or datasets submitted in support of animal biotechnology products such as genetic alterations in animals and cell-based gene therapies achieved through technologies such as recombinant DNA constructs and genome editing; evaluating the safety and/or effectiveness of animal biotechnology; evaluating the characterization of these products; and evaluating current guidelines and policies for relevance to the animal biotechnology field.
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 to positively impact 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 and telework when not at the Rockville duty station. 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.
The position is located in Rockville, Maryland and is available immediately. Applicants are required to live in, or be willing to relocate to, the greater Washington DC area. The salary range is $89,834 to $138,868 based on experience and education. Further information regarding qualification requirements can be found at the following link:
Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to: CVMOpportunities@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line of “DABCT Bioengineering and Cellular Therapies Staff Fellow Position-Genetics GSA ”. Questions may also be directed to the CVM Opportunities mailbox.
Applications will be accepted through May 30th, 2022.
. **Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.**