Department Of Health And Human Services Jefferson , AR 72079
This position is located in the National Center for Toxicological Research, Office of Research, in Jefferson Arkansas, where theyconduct peer-reviewed scientific research that supports and anticipates the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) current and future regulatory needs. This involves fundamental and applied research specifically designed to define biological mechanisms of action underlying the toxicity of products regulated by the FDA.
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Manage all aspects of analytical chemistry support for research projects conducted at the NCTR.
Apply a broad and extensive knowledge of chemical methodologies and techniques to lead team members in the application of existing analytical methods.
Serve as the Project Officer for an off-site contract laboratory for analysis of trace metals in rodent diets, ensuring the contractor provides accurate and reliable data that adheres to the quality assurance guidelines required by the contract.
Coordinate analytical support activities, which encompass interactions between the Chemistry Support Group staff, NCTR Principal Investigators, and government and contract staff at the NCTR.
Articulate and communicate to the team the assignment, project, problem to be solved, actional events, milestones, and/or program issues under review, and deadlines and time frames for completion.
Lead the team in identifying, distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established work flow, skill level and/or occupational specialization.
Research, learn and apply a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods to identify, assess, analyze and improve team effectiveness, efficiency and work products.
Serve as technical liaison between the Contractor and the Contracting Officer by monitoring the Contractor's performance and delivery of the final products and/or services under the contract.
Recommend and justify changes desired in scope and/or technial provisions of the contract.
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Citizenship Requirement: You must be a U.S. Citizen to be considered for this advertisement unless explicitly stated otherwise.
Selective Service Registration: All males born on, or after, 12/31/1959, must be registered with the Selective Service System OR have an approved exemption. VIsit www.SSS.gov for more info.
FDA participates in e-Verify: All new hires must complete the I-9 form; this information will be processed through e-Verify to determine your employment eligibility. If a discrepancy arises, you must take affirmative steps to resolve the matter.
Background Investigation Requirement: All employees must pass a security investigation. Failing to pass the background check may be grounds for removal or legal action. If hired, you may be subject to additional investigations at a later time.
Time-in-Grade Requirement: If you are applying as a current Federal employee, you must meet the time-in-grade requirements described in the Qualifications section, generally, 52-weeks of comparable experience at the next lowest grade.
You must meet ALL requirements by the closing date of this announcement to be considered. Only education, experience, and qualifications attained by this date will be considered. You must continue to meet all requirements through the hiring process.
Certification of Accuracy: All information concerning eligibility and qualification is subject to investigation and verification. False representation may be grounds for non-consideration, non-selection, or appropriate legal action.
Direct Deposit: You will be required to have all federal salary payments electronically deposited into a bank account with a financial institution of your choice.
Additional selections may be made from this vacancy, within the same geographical area, by other organizational elements from within FDA, through shared corporate recruiting activities.
The position of Lead Toxicologist falls under the 0415 occupational series. To qualify for this position at grade GS-14, you must meet Time-in-Grade requirements by 11:59 pm EST on 10/09/2018.
In addition, you must meet the Basic Requirement and Specialized Experience as follows:
A. Bachelor's Degree or higher in toxicology; or an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, biochemistry, or physiology, and 12 semester hours in toxicology.
(You must submit your transcripts at time of application)
B. Combination of education as shown in paragraph A above plus appropriate experienced. (You must submit your transcripts at time of application) AND
In addition to the Basic Requirement stated above, you must also possess the following experience:
At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade of GS 13 or equivalent band level of responsibility in the Federal service planning, developing and conducting analytical studies related to toxicology and toxicokinetic studies in rodents and/or primates and in vitro toxicology studies; applying toxicology and analytical chemistry to collaborate with investigators and plan analytical methods to ensure quality analytical or bioanalytical support.
In accordance with Office of Personnel Management policy, federal employees are assumed to have gained experience by performing duties and responsibilities appropriate for their official series and grade level as described in their position description. Experience that would not normally be part of the employee's position is creditable, however, when documented by satisfactory evidence, such as a signed memorandum from the employee's supervisor or an SF-50 or SF-52 documenting an official detail or other official assignment. The documentation must indicate whether the duties were performed full time or, if part time, the percentage of times the other duties were performed. It is expected that this documentation is included in the employee's official personnel record. In order to receive credit for experience in your resume that is not within the official series and grade level of your official position, you must provide a copy of the appropriate documentation of such experience as indicated above.
If you are applying based on some other qualifying eligibility (i.e. you are not applying as a current Federal employee), you must meet the specific requirements of the eligibility you are claiming, and must have sufficient past experience to demonstrate that you are minimally qualified for this position. See Unique Hiring Paths on USAJOBS for more information about various ways you may be eligible to apply!
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.
You must submit supporting documentation to verify your eligibility to apply for this vacancy. For most applicants, an SF-50 will be required. However, if you are applying as a Veteran, individual with a qualifying disability, or a displaced employee, you will be required to provide other supporting documents as applicable. See the Required Documents section for more details.
If you are using education completed at foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program.
If you have transferred educational credit from a foreign institution to one in the U.S., you must still show that your foreign education was evaluated by an organization recognized by the Department of Education, even if that foreign education was accepted as transfer credit by a domestic college or university.
For more information about this requirement, please visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation.