Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-401-405-415-1320


Vacancy ID: 861534   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CTP-MP-13-861534   USAJOBS Control Number: 340324600

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 861534
1. Title of Job

Interdisciplinary Scientist, GS-401-405-415-1320
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you  a current Food and Drug Administration (FDA) employees with competitive status only?  Competitive status refers to employees who are serving on a career or career conditional appointment.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 14.


14

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

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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

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 Biologist
002 Pharmacologist
003 Toxicologist
004 Chemist

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:


241360031 Rockville, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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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 response which best describes your education that meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Biologist, GS-0401-14.

A. I have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
B. I have a combination of education and experience -Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
C. I do not possess the education described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one response which best describes your education that meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for a Pharmacologist, GS-0405-14.

A. I have a degree from an accredited college or university with a major in an appropriate biological, medical, veterinary, or physical science, or in pharmacy that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry and physiology and 12 semester hours in pharmacology.
B. I do not possess the education described above.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one response which best describes your education that meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Toxicologist, GS-0415-14.

A. I have a degree from an accredited college or university 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.
B. I do not possess the education described above.

4. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education and meets the Basic Qualification Requirements for Chemist, GS-1320-14.

A. I have at least a bachelor's degree at an accredited college and/or university 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.
B. I have a combination of education and experience -- 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 experience and/or education described above.

5. From the descriptions below, select the one response which best describes your experience for Biologist, GS-0401-14; Pharmacologist, GS-0405-14; Toxicologist, GS-0415-14; Chemist, GS-1320-14:

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service in the fields of biology, pharmacology, toxicology, chemistry or related fields that is related to the control and prevention of disease or injury.
B. I do not possess the experience 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 in 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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

6. Interpret pharmacological, toxicological, biological, chemistry, and/or environmental aspects of reports/submissions for tobacco products, or submitted research proposals.

7. Review study protocols and offer recommendations related to study design.

8. Develop research partnerships between FDA and other agencies.

9. Recognize the need for new and amended regulations, policies and procedures.

10. Develop and recommend new and revised guidelines, policies, or research activities.

11. Develop, initiate, perform, and present scientific research in state-of-the-art areas of science related to area of expertise.

12. Keep up with literature and scientific developments.

13. Develop research projects to fill gaps in knowledge related to regulatory decisions.

14. Provide scientific support in developing guidance, policies and procedures.

15. Oral presentations or oral discussion on research priorities, issues or documents.

16. Provide expert assistance, including development of research projects, to other scientific professionals within and outside the organization through oral communication.

17. Provide recommendations and guidance to other Center review organizations, review scientists, research scientists and/or the regulated industry.

18. Prepare comprehensive synopsis of reviews of reports/applications.

19. Prepare recommendations for revision, acceptance or rejection of research proposals and/or product reports and applications.

20. Provide written feedback on documents prepared for a variety of audiences, including both external and internal scientific experts.