JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Food and Drug Administration

This listing is inactive.
Office of the Commissioner/Office of Planning
Economics Staff

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111453701
Date Posted: 09/22/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Silver Spring, Maryland, UNITED STATES
College Park, Maryland, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
F -- International Economics
H -- Public Economics
I1 -- Health
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
O1 -- Economic Development
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Federal Government Economist
Salary Range: $76,378 - $118,069
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The FDA anticipates openings for economists at the GS-12 to GS-13 level on the Economics Staff, Office of Planning in the Office of the Commissioner. Our staff has the responsibility for economic analyses of human and animal drugs, medical and radiological devices, biological products, tobacco, and food safety and nutrition. This position requires U.S. citizenship. Our offices are located just outside of Washington DC. We offer workplace flexibilities and a family-friendly environment.

Economists on our staff evaluate the benefits and costs of FDA regulations; perform quantitative, statistical, and risk analyses; and conduct mission-oriented independent research. This position requires creativity, the ability to make use of scarce data, an interest in public health policy, and the ability to explain basic and advanced economic concepts to non-economists. The best candidates can conduct applied economic analyses, demonstrate excellent writing skills, efficiently manage multiple projects, and work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment. We welcome all candidates with expertise in applied microeconomics or regulatory economics. Initial interviews will be conducted at the SEA and AEA meetings.

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/01/2015
Application Instructions:
To apply, please submit a cover letter, a resume (indicating citizenship), three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample by December 1, 2015 to Clark Nardinelli via email to: