JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2020 - January 31, 2021

US Food and Drug Administration

This listing is inactive.
Office of the Commissioner
Office of Economics and Analysis

JOE ID Number: 2020-02_111465221
Date Posted: 09/04/2020
Date Inactive: 01/31/2021
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Silver Spring , Maryland, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
F -- International Economics
H -- Public Economics
I1 -- Health
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Federal Government Economist
Health Economics
Cost-benefit analysis
Salary Range: $86,335- $112,240
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The FDA seeks economists (GS-12 level) to join the Office of Economics and Analysis in the Office of the Commissioner. Our staff is responsible 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 flexibility 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 fundamental and advanced economic concepts to non-economists. Ideal candidates demonstrate an ability to conduct applied economic analyses, efficiently manage multiple projects, effectively communicate in presentations and writing, and work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment. We welcome all candidates with expertise in applied microeconomics or regulatory economics. Initial interviews will be conducted virtually in early January.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, a CV, transcripts, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample, and a 200-400-word statement of interest by December 1, 2020. Send questions to:

Application Requirements:
  • Question and Answer
  • Letters of Reference
  • Statement of Interest
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Job Market Paper
  • Transcripts
Application deadline: 12/01/2020
  • Application Deadline Has Passed