Hiring Opportunities

The Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) is recruiting for outstanding candidates to work in the Center. CBER plays an integral role in the Department of Health and Human Services. CBER staff conducts biomedical research to provide a strong scientific base for the regulation of blood and blood-related products, vaccines, allergenic products, and gene therapies according to statutory authorities in order to protect and enhance the public health. In conjunction with regulatory and research responsibilities, the Center statistically evaluates clinical and pre-clinical studies of human biological products and vaccines and epidemiologically evaluates post-marketing studies and adverse biological reactions.

*Grade levels range from GS-07 thru GS-15 (see salary info below)

Physicians: Applicants must have an M.D. or equivalent degree from an accredited institution and additional research experience. Graduates of foreign medical schools must submit a copy of their ECFMG certificates.

Scientists: (Other than M.D.) An advanced degree is preferred but not required in one or more of the following disciplines: Biology, Microbiology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Toxicology, Pharmacology, or Mathematical Statistician.

Consumer Safety Officers: 30 semester hours in one or a combination of the following: biological sciences, chemistry, pharmacy, physical sciences, food technology, nutrition, medical science, engineering, epidemiology, veterinary medical science or related scientific fields that provide knowledge directed related to Consumer Safety Officer work.

Other positions: Actively soliciting applicants to fill a wide variety of other Administrative and Senior Level positions


Candidates for Civil Service or Commissioned Corps appointments must be US Citizens.
Permanent US residents may apply for Staff Fellowship appointments in physician and scientific positions.


*Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
2009 General Schedule (GS) Locality Pay Tables (See WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE-NORTHERN VIRGINIA, DC-MD-PA-VA-WV Locality Pay Table)


Bethesda and/or Rockville, Maryland

How to Apply:

For current CBER vacancy announcements & to apply

For future vacancies, interested candidates can submit electronic copies of their Curriculum Vitae/Resume and cover letter to our resume bank at: cber.employment@fda.hhs.gov

For questions, please email cber.employment@fda.hhs.gov

For Further Information:

Salaries and Wages: U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Insurance Programs: U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Retirement Information & Services: U.S. Office of Personnel Management
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Updated: December 23, 2008