Interdisciplinary Scientist


Vacancy ID: 827577   Announcement Number: PH-NM-13-827577   USAJOBS Control Number: 335907100

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1. Title of Job

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2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Biologist
002 Health Scientist
003 Chemist

21. Geographic Availability

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241450031 Silver Spring, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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.

A. I possess a Bachelor's or higher degree in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. I possess a combination of education and experience. This includes courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

2. 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.
B. I do not possess the education described above.


3. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the basic requirement for a Chemist.

A. I possess 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.
B. I possess a combination of education and experience. This includes course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

4. 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.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

5. 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.
B. I do not possess the experience described above.

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.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

6. Conduct research (i.e. regarding scientific/manufacturing protocols and/or validation testing) to determine whether scientific data submitted is sufficient to substantiate claims

7. Evaluate scientific and technical data to determine the efficacy and safety of a medical device or scientific system

8. Review scientific data submitted in support of a research project or study to determine its accuracy and completeness

9. Review research protocols to evaluate medical device or other scientific/technical products

10. 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

11. Recommend ways for testing or evaluating the accuracy, precision, and/or reliability of proposed new scientific methods

12. Recommend acceptance or rejection of technical data based on a review of its accuracy, precision, and reliability

13. Recommend methods for performing data analysis or testing of scientific/technical products or designs

14. Draft replies stating concerns or findings based on scientific/technical reviews of medical devices or scientific systems/designs

15. Write recommendation reports, abstracts, or research reports regarding the acceptance or technical deficiencies of a scientific/technical product, submission, design concept, or study plan

16. Write guidelines, summaries, or scientific risk management plans concerning data required for novel compounds and/or scientific designs

17. Deliver scientific presentations at professional conferences, national meetings, or peer/academic meetings

18. Collaborate with scientists from other organizations to exchange information, develop methods, or resolve common problems

19. 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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