JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017

Food and Drug Administration

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Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
Office of Program and Strategic Analysis

JOE ID Number: 2016-02_111456464
Date Posted: 10/06/2016
Date Inactive: 01/31/2017
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
I1 -- Health
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
L1 -- Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
L5 -- Regulation and Industrial Policy
N -- Economic History
Health Economics
Prescription Drugs
Healthcare Policy
Pharmaceutical Economics
Salary Range: $77,490-$119,794
Full Text of JOE Listing:

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 use their economic expertise and empirical skills to work closely with government leadership in shaping pharmaceutical policy, evaluating existing FDA policies and programs, and responding to economic inquiries from Congress. This position provides an exciting opportunity to work closely with government leadership in shaping pharmaceutical policy.

Recent projects involve drug shortages, biomarkers, biosimilars, drug and biologic manufacturing and distribution, and off label use of drugs. Although our work is specific to FDA and is usually circulated internally, we encourage our staff to present at conferences and publish in academic journals.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and should have an interest in the following:
- Applying microeconomic concepts and analytical techniques towards solving complex economic problems;
-Communicating economic concepts and analytic techniques to non-technical audiences both verbally and in writing;
-Proactively establishing relationships with internal stakeholders to aid in the gathering of institutional knowledge and data needed to conduct analyses;

We welcome all candidates with expertise in applied microeconomics. Initial interviews will be conducted at the SEA and AEA meetings.

Application Requirements:
  • Questions for Candidates
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
Application deadline: 12/15/2016
  • Application Deadline Has Passed