JOB: Pharmacologist at the FDA, Silver Spring, MD

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    Alicia Mazzara

    Job Title: Pharmacologist
    Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
    Agency: Food and Drug Administration
    Job Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-DE-11-473187

    SALARY RANGE: $89,033.00 – $115,742.00 /year
    OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 to Monday, June 27, 2011
    SERIES & GRADE: GS-0405-13
    POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
    DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy – Silver Spring, MD
    WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

    Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans.

    This position is located in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Office of New Drugs (OND), Silver Spring, MD

    Additional selections may be made from this announcement.


    * U.S. Citizenship is required.
    * You must meet minimum qualifications stated on the announcement.
    * Background and/or security investigation required.
    * Be sure to read the “How to Apply” section for all required documents.
    * You may be required to complete 1 year probationary period.


    Reviews and evaluates the result of preclinical pharmacological and toxicological studies submitted in support of INDs, NDAs, amendments, supplements and reports to new drug applications, to assess the safety of the drug based on toxicity experiments conducted by the applicant. Reviews and evaluates NDAs, focusing on preclinical animal data and evaluation of pharmacological/toxicological potential of drugs when used according to the indications and dosage regimens in the labeling. Prepares a comprehensive summary of the data reviewed and submits substantive recommendations and conclusions for approval by the Supervisory Pharmacologist/Toxicologist. Meets with industry representatives to exchange information and to provide advice and guidance regarding those aspects of the application, notice, amendment, supplement, or report, which fall within this area of review, with emphasis on deficiencies in animal studies. Studies and maintains with the pharmacological, biochemical, and toxicological scientific literature in order to keep abreast of current trends, especially the areas of therapeutics involved within his or his Division.

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