CBER Vacancy Announcement

Division of Human Tissues
Office of Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies
Center for Biologics Evaluation & Research
Food and Drug Administration
Department of Health and Human Services

Director, Division of Human Tissues

The FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER), Office of Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies (OCTGT), Division of Human Tissues (DHT) seeks a supervisory medical officer to serve as director of a multidisciplinary scientific/medical team. The incumbent will develop policy and supervise policy development and implementation of regulations related to human cells, tissues, and cellular and tissue-based products (HCT/P )s. The Division has responsibility for regulation of a variety of HCT/Ps such as musculo-skeletal, ocular, skin, hematopoietic stem cells and reproductive cells and tissues. The Division also reviews scientific data submitted in investigational new drug ( IND) applications and license applications for biological products, as well as applications for medical devices used in the manufacture of HCT/Ps. The Division Director represents the agency as the authority in matters related to human cells and tissues intended for transplantation.

Eligible individuals will be U.S. Citizens with an M.D. Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant's graduation. [A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school that provided education and medical knowledge substantially equivalent to accredited schools in the United States may be demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) (or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country)]. The position requires knowledge of advanced medical theories, practices and techniques as applied to biological product evaluation typified by completion of an approved residency program which may be supplemented by clinical or research experience. Incumbent is board eligible/certified in internal medicine, family practice, pediatrics, pathology, general surgery or a surgical subspecialty, or must have gained and documented progressive experiences equivalent in breadth and intensity to board eligibility. Specialized knowledge of infectious disease or hematology and/or familiarity with FDA regulations is also desirable.

Salary Range:
Salary is commensurate with education and experience with an excellent benefits package. The candidate may also be eligible for the PHS Commissioned Corps.

The DHT offices are located in Rockville, Maryland and new facilities are expected to become available at FDA’s new White Oak Campus in 2012.

How to Apply:
Submit electronic resume or curriculum vitae with cover letter by February 17, 2009 to: CBER.Employment@fda.hhs.gov. Please reference Job Code: MO-DHT.

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 23, 2008