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Supervisory Interdisciplinary Statistician at U.S. Food & Drug Administration in Silver Spring, MD

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    Who May Apply: Federal employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility based on previous career or career-conditional appointments; displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; Military Spouses; PHS Commissioned Corps Officers; individuals eligible for VRA appointments (at the GS-11 and below grade levels); and individuals with disabilities.

    PHS Commissioned Corps Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps may apply online to this announcement. Candidates will be referred to (CC) personnel and not as candidates for conversion to a permanent career or career-conditional appointment.


    This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science (OS), located in Silver Spring, Maryland. The Office of Science (OS) will permanently relocate in Beltsville, Maryland; tentatively scheduled for spring 2018.

    This vacancy is also being announced concurrently with vacancy announcement FDA-CTP-18-DE-2020526 under competitive procedures. Please review that announcement to see if you are eligible for consideration under competitive procedures. NOTE: Applicants must apply separately for each announcement in order to be considered.

    Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.


    As a Supervisory Interdisciplinary Statistician

    Provide scientific leadership on special projects that are inherently complex in regards to regulations and science. Manage research agenda, identifying and prioritizing population health-related research questions for regulatory priorities.

    Keep abreast of emerging and ongoing findings in the field of statistics and tobacco regulatory science. Perform review of tobacco product application reviews.

    Provide leadership, guidance, and/or regulatory expertise to address and solve regulatory issues consistent with new scientific evidence. Apply new concepts, theories, and methods for resolving problems.

    Serve as a Senior Advisor on matters pertaining to unsolved problems and research gaps in field of Statistics. Provide professional expertise in statistical analysis for public health issues related to tobacco products.

    Perform administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.

    Establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff members, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 2% Domestic Travel

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to...

    Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

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