Silver Spring, Maryland
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
August 09 2019
Life Sciences, Oncology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Medical Doctor, Other


Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research is recruiting to fill a Physician position in a variety of specialties. Specialties may include: Cardiology; Oncology/Hematology; Infectious Disease; Neurology; Internal, Family, Emergency, or Transfusion Medicine, etc.

CBER's mission is to protect and enhance the public health through the regulation of biological and related products including blood, vaccines, allergenics, tissues, and cellular and gene therapies. Biologics, in contrast to drugs that are chemically synthesized, are derived from living sources (such as humans, animals, and microorganisms), are not easily identified or characterized, and many are manufactured using biotechnology. These products often represent cutting-edge biomedical research and, in time, may offer the most effective means to treat a variety of medical illnesses and conditions that presently have few or no other treatment options.

Physicians at CBER serve as clinical experts in the review/evaluation of trials and clinical development programs for investigational biologic products for safety, biological activity, and efficacy. They also have an important role in the approval process for biologic products by virtue of their extensive knowledge of clinical trial design and evaluation of results. In addition, physician hired at CBER recommend actions on Investigational New Drug Applications (INDs), Biologics License Applications (BLAs), New Drug Applications (NDAs), Investigational Device Exemptions (IDEs), Pre-Market Approval Applications (PMAs), or 510(k) submissions. Specific duties and grade level of each position varies depending on selecting Office.

We invite you to apply today if you are seeking a challenging career opportunity!


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Physician, GP-0602: Must be a U.S. citizen with Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. The degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

LICENSURE: Applicant must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: At least 4 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent, and experience and training in regulatory science and/or medical research.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation.

SALARY: Salary commensurate with education and experience. An excellent federal employee benefits package is available. Team lead, or supervisory positions may be filled through this advertisement, and candidates may be subject to peer review prior to appointment. The position may also be filled by appointment in the U.S. Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps.

LOCATION: Silver Spring, MD

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Once the job opportunity announcement closes on (12/31/2019), your application will be reviewed to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether or not you are qualified for this particular position. See the USAJOBS help article "What is the difference between eligibility and qualifications?" for more information. If you are referred to the hiring manager, you may be contacted at their discretion for an interview.

Qualification determinations will be based on the information provided in your application and the requirements of the position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For additional information on CBER Careers, please visit:

  • CBER Careers: www.fda/gov/cbercareers
  • Scientific Careers at the FDA:

HOW TO APPLY: Submit electronic resume or curriculum vitae and supporting documentation to CBER Recruitment at Supporting may documentation include: bibliography, summary of research accomplishments, and names/contact information of three references. Applications will be accepted through December 31, 2019.  Please reference Job Code: CBER-19-01-SCI.