1. Please choose the best response that indicates that you meet the basic requirements for the Biologist, GS-401-13.A. Possess a four year degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position (must submit transcript at time of application submittal).
2. Please choose the best response that indicates that you meet the basic requirements for the Microbiologist, GS-403-13.A. Possess a four year 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 (must submit transcript at time of application submittal).
3. Please choose the best response that indicates that you meet the basic requirements for the Pharmacologist GS-0405-13.A. Possess a four-year bachelor's degree in pharmacy recognized by the American Council on Pharmaceutical Education and be able to Applicants must be able to distinguish basic colors (must submit transcript at time of application submittal).
4. Please choose the best response that indicates that you meet the basic requirements for the Chemist, GS-1320-13.A. Possess a four year degree in 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 (must submit transcript at time of application submittal).
5. Please choose the best response that indicates that you meet the specialized experience requirement for the Interdisciplinary Scientist position.A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service, that included analyzing and evaluating scientific and regulatory elements of Investigational New Drug Applications (INDs) and Biologics License Applications (BLAs); and providing technical advice on complex regulatory and scientific research issues related to drug safety and efficacy; and drafting correspondence related to sponsors and manufacturers that demonstrate scientific and regulatory issues.
Instructions: 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.
6. Interpret data and develop new and novel solutions to respond to scientific and regulatory issues raised.
7. Reconcile varying opinions to develop the best evidence to support the standards established in drug policies.
8. Interpret and apply the Public Health Service Act and the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and their implications to the regulation of protein therapeutic products.
9. Inspect drug manufacturing and testing facilities to determine if Good Manufacturing Practices were utilized.
10. Evaluate the safety and efficacy implications of changes to the chemistry, manufacturing, and control of monoclonal antibodies and antibody-related products.
11. Plan, review and facilitate mission-related research projects.
12. Analyze data in the scientific fields of protein biochemistry including characterization (e.g. post translational modifications), and biopharmaceutical product development .
13. Serve as an expert in new technologies in modern biological sciences (e.g. surface plasmon resonance, mass spectrometry, capillary electrophoresis, particle analysis).
14. Prepare summarized findings and submit substantive scientific recommendations and conclusions.
15. Prepare proposed resolutions to establish policy regarding controversial and precedent setting drug issues.
16. Represent a program at national and/or international conferences.
17. Review regulatory submissions.
18. Solve complex regulatory and research issues by designing creative solutions that reflect a multidisciplinary approach to the program.
19. Evaluate and interpret current scientific literature and advancing research technology.