JOE - August 2012

Food and Drug Administration
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Office of Planning and Analysis
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: 5 -- Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Silver Spring, MD, USA
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Keywords: health, healthcare, pharmaceutical, prescription drug
Deadline Date: 10/15/2012
Salary Range: GS9-GS13

JOE ID Number: 201208_396786

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The Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration is seeking economists for its analysis staff in the Office of Planning and Evaluation. The office provides analytical support for planning and evaluation in a broad range of areas within FDA/CDER oversight. The analysis staff conducts economic analyses of drug regulatory program performance, industry trends, and the impact of FDA and other policies and on various stakeholders.

Recent work includes: root cause analysis of drug shortages, evaluation of patient access impact of an FDA-mandated risk management program, and industry dynamics behind orphan drug applications.

*PhD or masters degree in economics, statistics, public health, public policy, or related field;
*Exceptional analytical skills and experience analyzing qualitative and quantitative data;
*Ability to effectively work on projects where goals, objectives and path forward are not clearly defined;
* Ability to effectively communicate conducted analyses to various audiences verbally and in writing.

Positions are open for GS11-GS13 (
Application Instructions:

Apply by sending a cover letter, resume, unofficial transcripts and writing sample to

More Application Contact Details
Marta Wosinska
Director for Analysis Staff
10903 New Hampshire Ave
WO51 Room 1186
Silver Spring, MD USA 20993

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