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Branch Chief, (Supervisory Interdisciplinary Scientist), Safety Evaluation Branch

Job Description - FDA is looking for a ODSP SEB Branch Chief. The Branch Chief, SEB provides overall expert guidance, leadership, and the scientific direction necessary for the effective accomplishment of the Branch’s, Divisions, and Office’s scientific goals and objectives pertaining to dietary supplements. Serves as a national and international expert authority within CFSAN and across FDA, by providing authoritative and specialized toxicology and risk assessment expertise in consulting on an array of safety and regulatory issues and matters related to dietary supplements. See https://www.fda.gov/media/171399/download?attachment.

Responsibilities - This is a supervisory role. The Branch Chief serves as supervisor of record for the Safety Evaluation Branch. This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition’s (CFSAN), Office of Dietary Supplements Program (ODSP), Division of Research and Evaluation (DRE), Safety Evaluation Branch (SEB).ODSP has the primary responsibility to implement the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act as amended by Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, which ensures the safety and truthful labeling of dietary supplements. ODSP also provides technical and policy input to support FDA legislative, compliance, enforcement, and public affairs initiatives relating to dietary supplement oversight.The SEB provides toxicology and risk assessment expertise on dietary ingredients and supplements to the Center and develops guidelines and establishes expectations for the safety of dietary ingredients and dietary supplements.[For additional information see: https://www.fda.gov/media/171399/download?attachment)

Qualifications - United States Citizenship is required. You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National. Foreign nationals or legal permanent residents are not eligible for consideration.Education Requirement: Pharmacology Series, 0405: Degree: major in an appropriate biological, medical, veterinary, or physical science, or in pharmacy that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry and physiology and 12 semester hours in pharmacology. Toxicology Series, 0415: Degree: 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. For more information please see: OPM Occupational Series Qualification Requirements Desired Education: Our ideal candidate will possess:•An Advanced Degree (i.e., doctoral level degree) in pharmacology or toxicology.•One or more of the following achievements demonstrating that the individual is considered by recognized experts or peers in their field to be outstanding. The individual a)conducted original research published in peer-reviewed journals of high stature; b)received major prizes and awards (such as visiting professorships and named. Candidate must meet all qualifications specified at: https://www.fda.gov/media/171399/download?attachment.

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Post End Date - 09/08/2023

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August 21, 2023
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