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Chemist, GS-1320-12 at U.S. Food & Drug Administration in Lenexa, KS

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    This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration(FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Kansas City Laboratory Lenexa, KS.

    Who May Apply: Open to all United States Citizens.

    Additional selections may be made.


    As a Chemist, GS-1320-12

    • Before analyzing a sample, review the background material submitted with the sample, agency reports on similar samples or situations and pertinent regulations.
    Determine the approach, methods, and procedures to use to obtain the information requested, taking into consideration the requirements established by Agency regulations and Federal law. Prepares scientific reports identifying the sample and stating the methods and procedures used, any modifications of the method including validation data, and the results. Provide training for less experienced scientists on the precedents, analytical methods and instrumentation related to the particular scientific discipline of the position.Independently perform scientific analyses and tests on a broad range of official samples submitted to the field.Responsible for independently selecting established methods and procedures and then carrying out the analyses and tests to make determinations for regulatory monitoring and enforcement purposes.Assignments typically consist of applying established technology in routine ways to well-defined, moderate sized projects. May also work in support of larger projects using less established technology.Selects and makes minor adaptations to procedures and accepted practices and handles unexpected conditions arising in the normal course of the work.Participates in firm inspections with an experienced investigator to assist, observe and evaluate manufacturing processes, practices and conditions.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Domestic and International travel may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to...

    United States Citizens

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