Research Biologist


Vacancy ID: 835692   Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-M2-13-835692   USAJOBS Control Number: 336885800

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1. Title of Job

Research Biologist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

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Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


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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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13

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

Are you currently employed with Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a permanent Career-Conditional or Career employee?
01 Yes
02 No

13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Research Biologist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


541840061 Morgantown, WV

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Research Biologist, GS-0401-13.

A. I have successfully completed a full four-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to 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 - courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Additional Qualification Requirements for a Research Biologist, GS-0401-13.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience conducting research into the causes, mechanisms, and control of adverse health effects due to workplace exposures.
B. I do not meet the requirements as described above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the 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 am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Evaluate information from diverse studies to identify critical knowledge gaps.

4. Provide scientific biological advice and consultation to other investigators on critical issues.

5. Develop strategies and state-of-the-art techniques to meet short and long term goals.

6. Lead a scientific research program or team to conduct in vitro and in vivo research to identify causative agents, determine dose and time relationship, and elucidate mechanisms for the initiation and progression of occupational allergic disease.

7. Design, develop and conduct scientific research programs to address knowledge gaps critical to support risk assessment and the development of prevention strategies to protect worker health.

8. Participates in multidisciplinary research programs which address critical issues in immunological disease initiated by exposures to workplace chemicals, gases, or particles.

9. Identify and analyze scientific issues and their impact.

10. Apply state-of-the-art biochemical, biological and toxicological techniques to complex issues related to the initiation and progression of occupational allergic diseases.

11. Write proposals and serve a key role in planning, executing, and implementing research projects.

12. Actively lead and train a research group in conducting multi-phase projects.

13. Analyze and interpret study/project results and adapts procedures for improvement.

14. Conduct studies that involve considerable judgment and ingenuity to solve research problems.

15. Collaborate with scientists and program consultants in various aspects of the study/survey design process to address critical issues in occupational allergic diseases.

16. Collaborate with and provide expert scientific advice with various internal and external partners.

17. Participate in joint research projects with scientific partners in academic institutions in the US and abroad as well as other US Federal agencies.

18. Explain or justify scientific decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations to senior management.

19. Prepare and deliver scientific presentations at professional conference or seminars.

20. Conduct training sessions for research project staff.

21. Serve as an expert for advice and consultation in reviews and on committees.

22. Author scientific publications of substantial impact.

23. Write reports of scientific research.

24. Provide advice to NIOSH and other governmental agencies and reviews scientific documents from NIOSH scientists.

25. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.