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Toxicologist

Food and Drug Administration, Beltsville, MD, United States
Employer Description
Become a part of the Department that touches the lives of every American! At the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) you can give back to your community, state, and country by making a difference in the lives of Americans everywhere. It is the principal agency for protecting the health of citizens. Join HHS and help to make our world healthier, safer, and better for all Americans. "Be Part of the FDA Team Combating the Youth Vaping Epidemic." Here is the link to the Ethics internet: https://www.fda.gov/about-fda/jobs-and-training-fda/ethics .
Job Description
This Direct-Hire position is in the Food and Drug Administration, with multiple locations throughout the U.S. and its territories. See the sections below for more details on the duties & qualifications for this position. This is an open-continuous announcement, applications will be reviewed in the order received with a cut-off every two-weeks from the opening date of this announcement.
Job Requirements
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

In order be eligible for the position of Toxicologist, (GS-0415-11/12/13), you must meet the following requirements... Basic Requirements Successfully completed a full four-year course of study at an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or graduate/higher level degree 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.

This degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (external link) at the time the degree was obtained 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. Courses in anatomy, chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, biology, histology, and animal, human, microbial, or cellular physiology may be used to meet the 30-semester-hour requirement in chemistry, biochemistry, and physiology. Courses in statistics, bioassay, and test design may also apply to this requirement. Courses in cytology, embryology, cellular or microbial genetics, and biophysics may also be used to meet this requirement in those instances where the course work provided additional insight into the biophysical, biochemical, and physiological relationships involved. Only toxicology courses may be used to meet the requirement for 12 semester hours in toxicology. This may include courses dealing intensively with toxicological search, methods in toxicology, and essentials of toxicology, the study and review of toxicological literature, special reading courses, or other toxicologically-oriented subjects. In addition to the Basic Requirements you must meet the specialized experience below: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

GS-11: One (1) year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 in the Federal service, to include reviewing and interpreting toxicological studies, data, applications, and/or reports; Conducting research into the toxicology of regulated products, such as chemicals, drugs, or tobacco. Developing or recommending methods to assess the toxicity of regulated products. OR Have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. You must submit an unofficial transcript to show you meet this requirement.

GS-12: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade of GS-11 or equivalent band level of responsibility in the Federal Service with reviewing and interpreting toxicological studies, data, applications, and/or reports and generating written and verbal summaries of such information for use by others. Conducting research into the toxicology of regulated products, such as chemicals, drugs, or tobacco. Developing or recommending methods to assess the toxicity of regulated products. You must submit an unofficial transcript to show you meet this requirement.

GS-13: One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade of GS-12 or equivalent band level of responsibility in the Federal Service with reviewing, evaluating and interpreting toxicological studies, data, applications, and/or reports and generating written and verbal summaries of such information for use by others. Conducting research into the toxicology of regulated products, such as chemicals, drugs, or tobacco. Developing or recommending methods to assess the toxicity of regulated products. You must submit an unofficial transcript to show you meet this requirement. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics). You do not have to respond to the KSA's separately, but your resume should contain sufficient information to demonstrate possession of the Competencies/KSA's. Toxicology Principles and Methods Evaluation and Research Written Communication Oral Communication NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the More Information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete. IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on 05/13/2020. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, you may be deemed ineligible or your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.

For more information and to apply go to https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/554232200

JOB DETAILS
POSTED
13 December 2019
CLOSES
13 May 2020
JOB TYPE
Full-Time
ANNUAL SALARY (US Dollars)
69581 – 128920
INDUSTRY / FIELD
Toxicology