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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of New Animal Drug Evaluation (ONADE), Division of Therapeutic Drugs for Non-Food Animals is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Veterinary Medical Officer. The Division protects public and animal health through the review of information submitted by drug sponsors who desire to obtain approval to manufacture and market animal drugs for companion animals. A new animal drug is deemed unsafe unless there is an approved new animal drug application.
Duties: Applicants should have clinical internal medicine and pharmacology experience to evaluate safety and effectiveness data submitted by pharmaceutical companies to support the approval of new animal drugs for companion animals. You will have a significant impact on the development of new products for dogs and cats. Critical thinking, risk-based decision-making, especially in ambiguity, technical writing skills, and ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary scientific team are essential.
ONADE offers many benefits and operates in a hoteling work environment. Hoteling is an arrangement where employees reserve a non-dedicated, non-permanent office at the Rockville duty station for a minimum of two days every two weeks and telework when not at the Rockville duty station. ONADE provides the basic technology (e.g., laptop, monitors, webcam) needed to effectively work in the Rockville office and in a teleworking location. Hoteling, along with a strong telework program and strong electronic communication and workflow tools, affords employees in ONADE the flexibility to balance work/life demands while contributing to our high performing organization. Please note that this is not a 100% teleworking position.
The vacancy announcement will close August 10, 2019. **Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.**
Please submit your cover letter, resume, and transcripts to: CVMOpportunities@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line of “VMO-DTDNFA”. Questions may also be directed to the CVM Opportunities mailbox.
About FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
Join the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in the protection of human and animal health. As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, CVM has regulatory authority over food, food additives, drugs, and devices for animals. These animals include those from which human foods are derived, as well as pet (or companion) animals. We are responsible for regulating the food, food additives, drugs, and devices given to over one hundred million companion animals, plus millions of poultry, cattle, swine, and minor animal species. As a high performance organization, we strive for excellence, innovation, and leadership across all operations and occupations. Learn more about why CVM is the best fit for your talents and keep in touch with us about future job and/or internship opportunities. Begin your career with CVM today. Start by visiting here: https://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofFoods/CVM/ucm554240.htm.