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The following questions are designed to measure your education and experience in relation to the basic qualifications for this position. All applicants must supply transcripts that demonstrate how the meet the educational requirements for the series for which they are applying. Failure to do so will result in your disqualification.
1. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for a MicrobiologistA. I possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in microbiology; or biology, chemistry, or basic medical science that included at least 20 semester hours in microbiology and other subjects related to the study of microorganisms, and 20 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences combining course work in organic chemistry or biochemistry, physics, and college algebra, or their equivalent.
2. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for a Physiologist.A. I possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in one of the basic animal sciences or physiology; or a related discipline or field of science that included at least 24 semester hours in the basic animal sciences, of which 10 semester hours were in animal physiology. (Please note: Courses such as anatomy; cytology; invertebrate and vertebrate zoology; embryology; entomology; animal, dairy, and poultry husbandry; nutrition; genetics; and physiology may be used to meet the 24-semester-hour requirement in the basic animal sciences. Courses in physiology, animal or human physiology, cellular physiology, or courses that were well oriented toward animal or human physiology, e.g., some advanced courses in biochemistry, are qualifying as animal physiology courses. Courses in related fields such as cytology and microbiology (including microbial physiology) may also be qualifying, provided the course work dealt directly with the application of scientific principles underlying animal physiology, or with the methodology and techniques applied in animal physiology work.)
3. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for a Toxicologist.A. I possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in toxicology; or an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, biochemistry, or physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology. (Courses in anatomy, chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, biology, histology, and animal, human, microbial, or cellular physiology may be used to meet the 30-semester-hour requirement in chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology. Courses in statistics, bioassay, and test design may also apply to this requirement. Courses in cytology, embryology, cellular or microbial genetics, and biophysics may also be used to meet this requirement in those instances where the course work provided additional insight into the biophysical, biochemical, and physiological relationships involved. Only toxicology courses may be used to meet the requirement for 12 semester hours in toxicology. This may include courses dealing intensively with toxicological search, methods in toxicology, essentials of toxicology, the study and review of toxicological literature, special reading courses, or other toxicologically-oriented subjects.)
4. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for a Biomedical Engineer.A. I have successfully completed a four year course of study leading to a Bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
5. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for a Chemist.A. I posses a Bachelor's or higher degree in the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.
6. Please select the response below that best indicates your experience in relation to the minimum qualifications for this position.A. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service, planning and conducting research into the safety or efficacy or medical devices; determining research program resources (e.g. financial, personnel, equipment, etc.) to ensure program needs are met; providing program guidance or developing operating procedures for scientific laboratories or testing facilities; interpreting regulations or scientific studies related to the development or review of medical devices for research staff; and delivering scientific or technical presentations national conferences.
In this part, you will respond to questions about experiences you have had that are related to the requirements of the job for which you are applying. Carefully review the response descriptions listed below. For each question or statement, select the one response description that best describes your experience, education, or training.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
7. Develop methods or policies to reduce work bottlenecks or barriers to completion
8. Create new or modify existing research programs based on the identification of new areas for research in the field of medical device development, safety, or review
9. Develop scientific research policies for use by medical research laboratories
10. Develop research programs to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical devices
11. Formulate agreements with other organizations to carryout collaborative research projects
12. Conduct studies to evaluate the potential adverse effects of medical devices on host biological systems
13. Evaluate laboratory programs to ensure they meet all safety guidelines
14. Analyze laboratory operations to determine the efficiency in completing required tasks
15. Review the allocation of resources to ensure their use is in line with program requirements and goals
16. Deliver scientific or technical presentations to national-level organizations
17. Persuade industry representatives or other scientific/regulatory bodies to accept new or modified rules or regulations regarding the safety, use, or efficacy of medical devices
18. Advise staff on new technologies entering the medical device market
19. Collaborate with other scientific researchers to determine the source and impact of medical device degradation on organ systems
20. Assign work to employees based on knowledge of employee capabilities and department needs
21. Review employee work to ensure its conformance with policies and standards
22. Evaluate employee performance against established performance standards or benchmarks
23. Recommend employees for selection, training, or disciplinary action