Posting Date: 06/30/2021

Closing Date: 07/07/2021

Job Information/Description:

This Direct-Hire position is in the Food and Drug Administration and is located in the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of the Science (OS), Division of Population Health Science (DPHS), located in Beltsville, Maryland.


Serves as an epidemiologist and is responsible for carrying out a full range of epidemiologic and surveillance activities, including epidemiologic research, product reviews, and scientific support for regulatory policy development.
Evaluates and assesses epidemiologic study proposals, protocols, analyses, and reports submitted to the FDA by external individuals and organizations, such as tobacco product manufacturers in support of product applications.
Collaborates with scientists and program managers in various aspects of study design and development, including proposal and protocol development.
Produces white papers and briefing memos describing scientific issues to inform policy options or decisions.

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Conditions of Employment

Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this advertisement unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Direct Deposit: You will be required to have all federal salary payments electronically deposited into a bank account with a financial institution of your choice.
Background Investigation Requirement: All employees must pass a security investigation. Failing to pass the background check may be grounds for removal or legal action. If hired, you may be subject to additional investigations at a later time.
FDA participates in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verify to determine your employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you must take affirmative steps to resolve the matter.
Certification of Accuracy: All information concerning eligibility and qualification is subject to investigation and verification. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection, or appropriate legal action.
Telework eligible position: Telework is at the discretion of the supervisor.


The position of Epidemiologist falls under the 0601 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-13, you must meet the following:

Basic Requirements

You must have a Degree: Bachelor’s or graduate/higher level degree: major study in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

NOTE: Applicants must submit all relevant transcripts that demonstrate you possess the required education to meet the Basic Qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications
Specialized Experience. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

GS-13: You must possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal Service or public that includes experience in planning, designing and conducting epidemiologic studies and surveys in order to identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on public health policies or scientific studies; collecting and analyzing epidemiologic evidence, responding to inquiries and writing reports.

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