The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of Surveillance and Compliance (OS&C), Division of Animal Feeds (DAF) is seeking qualified applicants for a Veterinary Medical Officer position. Multiple selections may be made.
OS&C has primary responsibility for several areas related to public and animal health. The Office monitors the safety and effectiveness of marketed animal drugs after they enter the market. OS&C assures the safety of animal food by reviewing new animal food ingredients, providing oversight of the medicated feeds program, and providing oversight of the feed contaminants program. OS&C coordinates enforcement actions against unapproved animal food and drugs that are on the market and that threaten public and animal health. OS&C regulates the promotion and advertising of animal drugs to ensure that they are promoted in a truthful and non-misleading way, and each year receives more than 100,000 adverse drug events that are used to provide updated safety and effectiveness information to consumers. DAF monitors and establishes standards for feed contaminants, approves safe food additives, evaluates Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) notifications, manages the FDA’s medicated feed and pet food programs, and participates in the review of biotech plant notifications. DAF also provides scientific support and guidance on all animal feed matters to FDA and state regulatory officials.
As a member this Division, you will contribute to the mission of monitoring animal food and food ingredients to assure their safety and utility in animal diets. More specifically, you will analyze and interpret scientific data regarding animal food/feed; identify applicable information regarding scientific and regulatory activities and policies that protect human and animal health; research complex new scientific information that supports the regulatory review of marketed animal food/feed; and serve as a source of guidance on issues related to animal food/feed. The review of food ingredients includes scientific evaluation of data and information on the manufacturing of the substance, intended use and effect, safety for the animal, and safety of human food derived from these animals, as applicable. These evaluations are undertaken for ingredients used in diets for food animals and for pets.
This position is located in Rockville, Maryland and will be filled through FDA’s Staff Fellowship program. The appointment is for up to two years with opportunities for renewal. The salary range is from $69,581 to $128,920 based on experience and education. Further information regarding qualification requirements can be found at the following link:
Please submit your letter of interest, resume, and transcripts to: CVMOpportunities@fda.hhs.gov with the subject line of “American Veterinary Medical Association – Division of Animal Feeds Staff Fellow Position”. Questions may also be directed to the CVM Opportunities mailbox.
. **Applications will be reviewed and interviews will be scheduled on a first come, first serve basis.**
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About FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine
Join the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in the protection of human and animal health. As part of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, CVM has regulatory authority over food, food additives, drugs, and devices for animals. These animals include those from which human foods are derived, as well as pet (or companion) animals. We are responsible for regulating the food, food additives, drugs, and devices given to over one hundred million companion animals, plus millions of poultry, cattle, swine, and minor animal species. As a high performance organization, we strive for excellence, innovation, and leadership across all operations and occupations. Learn more about why CVM is the best fit for your talents and keep in touch with us about future job and/or internship opportunities. Begin your career with CVM today. Start by visiting here: https://www.fda.gov/AboutFDA/CentersOffices/OfficeofFoods/CVM/ucm554240.htm.