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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 or other supporting documentation that demonstrates 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 Biologist.
2. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for a Microbiologist.A. 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. (Please note: Microbiology is a broad field of science encompassing a number of scientific disciplines or areas of science, the fields in which this science is applied, and related fields where the work is concerned with or involves microbiology. The scientific disciplines or areas of this science include bacteriology, immunology, serology, algology, mycology, parasitology, protozoology, rickettsi-ology, tissue culture, virology, and similar disciplines or areas of science. The applied fields include environmental, food, dairy, soil, industrial, public health, clinical, and agricultural microbiology, and similar areas in which microbiology is applied. Related fields include taxonomy and systematics, plant, animal, or human physiology or pathology, infectious diseases, epidemiology, ecology, and similar areas of science where the work is directly related or applies to microbiology. Except where the course work deals with a limited and specific segment of the science, where it might be limited in usefulness, most of the work, including that dealing with the development and use of microbiological methods, procedures, and techniques, is qualifying. In interpreting the substantive value of the course work, credit may be given for courses in related fields, depending on the degree to which the courses are related to micro-biological 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 . (Please note: 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 Health Scientist.A. I possess a Bachelor's or higher degree with major study in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
5. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for an Audiologist.
6. Please select the response below that best indicates your experience in relation to the minimum qualifications for this GS-12 position.A. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service, analyzing scientific data submitted by other scientists/researchers to provide feedback or advice on methods/procedures utilized; conducting research or briefings on the classification and scientific review of medical device products or other scientific systems/designs; modifying existing guidelines and protocols for scientific testing of medical device products or other scientific systems and designs; and providing information to researchers or scientists on guidelines, scientific, or regulatory requirements related to research on scientific products.
7. Please select the response below that best indicates your experience in relation to the minimum qualifications for this GS-13 position.A. I possess one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service, reviewing technical or complex data (e.g. related to multi-step processes, combination products, etc.) for scientific/research projects related to the accuracy, safety, or efficacy of a medical device or scientific system/process; providing advice and assistance to scientists in developing scientific and technical policies; reviewing research protocols to evaluate medical device products, scientific projects, or research assignments; and recommending solutions to scientific complaints, research discrepancies, and/or product problems.
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.
8. Conduct research (i.e. regarding scientific/manufacturing protocols and/or validation testing) to determine whether scientific data submitted is sufficient to substantiate claims
9. Evaluate scientific and technical data to determine the efficacy and safety of a medical device or scientific system
10. Review scientific data submitted in support of a research project or study to determine its accuracy and completeness
11. Review research protocols to evaluate medical device or other scientific/technical products
12. Conduct analyses/tests (i.e. scientific performance standards, biological, and/or validation) of medical devices or other scientific/technical products to determine their safety, reliability, or efficacy
13. Recommend ways for testing or evaluating the accuracy, precision, and/or reliability of proposed new scientific methods
14. Recommend acceptance or rejection of technical data based on a review of its accuracy, precision, and reliability
15. Recommend methods for performing data analysis or testing of scientific/technical products or designs
16. Draft replies stating concerns or findings based on scientific/technical reviews of medical devices or scientific systems/designs
17. Write recommendation reports, abstracts, or research reports regarding the acceptance or technical deficiencies of a scientific/technical product, submission, design concept, or study plan
18. Write guidelines, summaries, or scientific risk management plans concerning data required for novel compounds and/or scientific designs
19. Deliver scientific presentations at professional conferences, national meetings, or peer/academic meetings
20. Collaborate with scientists from other organizations to exchange information, develop methods, or resolve common problems
21. Provide technical advice and guidance to industry scientists or researchers on the methods or standards used in the review and testing of medical devices or scientific systems
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