Physician (Hematology/Oncology)

Silver Spring, Maryland
Salary commensurate with education/experience.
May 30, 2019
Jun 30, 2019
Full Time
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PHYSICIAN (Hematology/Oncology)

Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies (OTAT)

Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER)


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

The Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) is seeking an adult medical hematologist and/or oncologist or pediatric hematologist-oncologist to serve as a Physician in the Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies (OTAT). This office reviews, evaluates and approves most innovative cancer therapeutics with curative potential. Examples include chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cells, dendritic cells, adoptive T cell therapies, tumor neoantigen-based personalized medicine (vaccine or cell therapy), natural killer cells, oncolytic viruses, therapeutic cancer vaccines, and combinations of these immune-oncologic therapeutics with checkpoint inhibitors and other agents. In addition, OTAT reviews, evaluates, and approves products based on state-of-art technological platforms (e.g., gene therapies) for treatment of hematologic diseases, including coagulation disorders, anemias, immunodeficiencies and inherited metabolic disorders. The medical oncologist or hematologist will be responsible for the review of clinical trial protocols and facilitation of clinical development of these products for the treatment of adult and pediatric malignancies or hematologic disorders. This person also represents the Agency at meetings with academic and industry sponsors of basic and clinical oncology and hematology research, and at medical conferences.


BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Physician, GP-0602: Must be a U.S. citizen with Doctor of Medicine (M.D.), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) or equivalent from a school in the United States or Canada. The degree must have been accredited by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association; Association of American Medical Colleges; Liaison Committee on Medical Education; Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation of the American Osteopathic Association, or an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

LICENSURE: Applicant must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physician from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: 4 years of graduate training in the specialty of the position to be filled or equivalent, and experience and training in regulatory science and/or medical research.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school must provide education and medical knowledge equivalent to accredited schools in the United States.  Evidence of equivalency to accredited schools in the United States is demonstrated by permanent certification by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country, or successful completion of the U.S. Medical Licensing Examination. For further information, visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation.

SALARY: Salary commensurate with education/experience. An excellent federal employee benefits package is available. Team lead, or supervisory positions may be filled through this advertisement, and candidates may be subject to peer review prior to appointment. Additional selections may be made within the same geographical area FDA-wide.

LOCATION: Silver Spring, MD

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: Once the job opportunity announcement closes on (06/30/2019), your application will be reviewed to determine your eligibility for Federal employment, and then whether or not you are qualified for this particular position. See the USAJOBS help article "What is the difference between eligibility and qualifications?" for more information. If you are referred to the hiring manager, you may be contacted at their discretion for an interview.

Qualification determinations will be based on the information provided in your application and the requirements of the position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.


  • You must be a United States Citizen, National, or other permanent lawful resident owing allegiance to the United States, to be considered. Background and/or Security investigation required.
  • If applicant is an U.S. Citizen, males born on, or after, December 31st, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service System or have an approved exemption. Visit for more info.
  • Prohibited financial interest restrictions may apply. For additional information on the prohibited financial interests, please visit the FDA Ethics and Integrity Office website at

HOW TO APPLY: Submit electronic resume or curriculum vitae and supporting documentation to CBER Recruitment at Supporting may documentation include: bibliography, summary of research accomplishments, and names/contact information of three references. Applications will be accepted through June 30, 2019.  Please reference Job Code: OTAT-19-05-ACO.