This Direct-Hire position is in the Food and Drug Administration and is located in the Office of Regulatory Science which provides a focal point for all aspects of Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) Field Laboratories and serves as the Office of Regulatory Affairs’ headquarters for scientific and technical staff.
- Conducts studies and approves industry analytical procedures in various areas of agency concern relating to toxic and/or nutritional elements and trace metals.
- Plans and directs the development and modification of sample preparation procedures and analytical methods for highly complex, unusual and novel samples and regulatory situations
- Plans, directs and presents workshops and seminars concerning current research and state-of-the-art technology.
- Counsels and advises other field analysts and field investigators engaged in problem analyses, analytical studies, research or in complex toxic and/or nutritional elements and trace metal inspections.
- Adapts new scientific information, incorporating it into existing concepts and methods to solve current problems.
- Troubleshoots instrumentation issues and, problems that arise when evaluating data.
- Leads, develops, plans, coordinates, and performs research and method development and/or validation in accordance with FDA priorities.
- Searches all pertinent references and literature; prepares an experimental design; evaluates and selects agency and non-agency laboratories to perform collaborative work; analyzing, evaluating, and interpreting all data.
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