JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research

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Office of Program and Strategic Analysis

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111455043
Date Posted: 12/10/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
JEL Classifications:
I1 -- Health
L1 -- Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
L5 -- Regulation and Industrial Policy
Health Economics
Prescription Drugs
Healthcare Policy
Salary Range: 63,722-118,069
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The Office of Strategic Programs at the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (FDA/CDER) is seeking economists (PhD or ABD) for its Economics Staff. CDER economists conduct evaluations of existing FDA policies, as well as analyses to support development of new policies. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with CDER’s leadership in shaping pharmaceutical policy.

Recent projects have explored the economics of drug shortages, orphan drugs, personalized medicine, contract manufacturing, and shared generic exclusivity. Much of our work stays internal, but we are increasingly working on publications for academic journals.

A successful candidate:
* Adeptly handles projects where goals, objectives, and path forward are not clearly defined;
* Skillfully analyzes complex problems using a variety of theoretical and empirical, methods, tools, and approaches;
* Effectively communicates with non-technical audience both verbally and in writing;
* Proactively establishes relationships with internal stakeholders to aid in gathering the institutional knowledge and data needed to conduct analyses.

Previous experience reporting to executive management or working in a client-facing capacity are a plus. Healthcare background is not necessary.

Application Requirements:
  • Questions for Candidates
  • Letters of Reference
  • Transcripts
  • Job Market Paper
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
Application deadline: 04/11/2016
  • Application Deadline Has Passed