CBER Vacancy Announcement

Mathematical Statistician

Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research
Food and Drug Administration
Department of Health and human Services
Bethesda, MD

Closing Date: January 30, 2009

Mathematical Statistician

The Food and Drug Administration Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology is soliciting applications from well-trained statisticians with interest or experience in statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, pharmacogenomics or bioinformatics. New positions are being established that will offer opportunities for research and statistical collaborations using genomics and related technologies to advance the safety and development of biologic products such as cellular, tissue, and gene therapies; blood and blood products; and preventive vaccines. Candidates will work collaboratively with medical colleagues and expert laboratory scientists to apply their expertise to areas such as clinical, epidemiological or laboratory study design and analysis. CBER Mathematical Statisticians work in an environment dedicated to the public health and upholding the highest scientific standards in research and evaluation of new biological therapies and vaccines. Good written and oral communication skills are essential. Successful candidates will interact extensively with and actively foster collaborations with other FDA reviewers and scientists in other government agencies, industry, and academia. He or she will represent CBER at meetings and workshops focusing on methods and policies using genetic and genomic technologies to evaluate and advance biologic product safety.


A degree that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics.


A combination of education and experience: at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

Candidates for Civil Service or Commissioned Corps appointments must be U.S. Citizens. U.S. Citizens and non-U.S. Citizens may be eligible for service fellowship appointments.

Staff Fellow candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degree plus two or more years of post-doctoral research experience.

Salary Range:

The salary range (GS-13) is $82,961.00-$107,854.00. Salary will be set commensurate with education and experience.

How to Apply:

Submit resume or curriculum vitae with cover letter to:
Food and Drug Administration, CBER/Office of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Attn: Steven Anderson, 1401 Rockville Pike, HFM-210, Rockville, MD 20852, or send e-mail to steven.anderson@fda.hhs.gov or fax to 301-827-5218. If you have any questions please call 301-827-3034.

For further information, please visit our website at http://www.fda.gov/cber/inside/vacancy.htm.

Department of Health and Human Services is an equal opportunity employer with a smoke free environment.

Updated: December 11, 2008