Operations Research Analyst (Staff Fellow)
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) is a national leader in protecting and promoting public health. CFSAN is responsible for promoting and protecting the public's health by ensuring that the nation's food supply is safe, sanitary, wholesome, and honestly labeled, and that cosmetic products are safe and properly labeled.
Our employees consist of highly specialized experts to support staff that help safeguard more than $1.5 trillion worth of food, cosmetics, and dietary supplements.
This position is located in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS), Division of Science and Technology (DST), Scientific Development Branch (SDB) which provides scientific and operational systems to promote OFAS efficiency and success in all aspects of its operation.
View full job announcement here: https://www.fda.gov/media/151750/download
Duties of the Position: The candidate will perform the following major duties:
- The incumbent serves as a Data Scientist, performing work in database design and implementation, data product design and implementation, and implementing technologies from machine learning and artificial intelligence as appropriate to solve a variety of data related challenges facing the office.
- Develops, executes, and /or presents analytical models, methodologies and results to solve problems and conduct analyses relating to OFAS' pre-market and post-market program operations, evaluations, and management systems for the Office.
- Utilizes appropriate quantitative methods in support of the program area, develops questions, builds models, analyzes data, and/or recommends risk-based actions.
- Manages, evaluates, and/or conducts independent program and/or project analyses and analyses of alternatives of programs and process improvement in
Qualifications: To qualify as a Staff Fellow, you must: be a US Citizen, Permanent Resident, or Non-Citizen with residency status in the US, three (3) out of the last five (5) years.; possess a doctoral-level degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, including: Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., D.D.S., D.M.D., Sc.D., or other research doctoral-degree widely recognized in U.S. academe as equivalent to a Ph.D.
In addition to the above, applicants must meet the following
A. BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) in operations research; or a degree with at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus. (You must submit a copy of your transcript(s) demonstrating such education when submitting your resume)
B. ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. or an equivalent doctoral degree (M.D., D.V.M., or Sc.D. etc.) is required. Candidates must possess strong collaborative skills, exceptional written and oral communication skills, and experience in scientific critique. (You must submit a copy of your transcript(s) demonstrating such education when submitting your resume)
C. FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit the U.S. Department of Education website for Foreign Education Evaluation.
D. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Candidates must have specialized experience that includes at least one or more the following. You must possess 1 year of specialized experience that includes gathering and analyzing data using a variety of analytical, mathematical or statistical techniques to perform analyses of information to assist in the development of solutions to improve program operations; performing work in database design and implementation, data product design and implementation, and implementing technologies from machine learning and artificial intelligence as appropriate to solve a variety of data related challenges.
How to Apply
To be considered for this job opportunity, candidates must submit a resume and a copy of their transcripts demonstrating that the education and specialized experience qualifications (as noted above under qualification sections) are met by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on September 7 to: email@example.com.
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