Medical Officer, Hematology/Oncology

Silver Spring, MD
Nov 10, 2016
Position Type

Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies (OTAT), Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration.

The FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (CBER) is seeking a medical oncologist or hematologist to serve as a Medical Officer in the Office of Tissues and Advanced Therapies (OTAT) (formerly Office of Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies (OCTGT)). 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 national or international meetings with academic and industry sponsors of basic and clinical oncology and hematology research, and at medical conferences. Salary is equivalent to GP-602-14 plus physician market pay (Title 38). An excellent benefits package is also available. The position may also be filled by appointment in the U.S. Public Health Service, Commissioned Corps.

Complete information regarding qualifications and application requirements is detailed at: Please reference Job Code: DCEPT-16-001-NEJ.

Department of Health and Human Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer Smoke Free Environment.