Location: FDA/CDRH Silver Spring, Maryland, FDA Headquarters, White Oak Campus
Application Period: Wednesday, April 27, 2022, through Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Salary Range: $106,823.00 - $138,868.00 (commensurate with education and experience)
Position Information: Full-Time – Appointment term of three (3) years, with the possibility of being extended
Who may be considered: U.S. Citizens; Permanent Residents; and Non-Citizens
Introduction: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the regulatory, scientific, public health and consumer protection agency responsible for ensuring all human and animal drugs, medical devices, cosmetics, foods, food additives, drugs and medicated feeds for food producing animals, tobacco and radiation emitting devices safe, and effective.
The mission of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH or Center) is to protect and promote the public health by performing essential public health tasks by making sure that medical devices and radiological health products are safe for people in the United States. Within CDRH, the Clinical and Scientific Policy Staff (CSPS or Staff) develops, shapes, and ensures the universal implementation of policies related clinical, scientific, and regulatory matters for the Center. CSPS shares its vast clinical, scientific, and technical expertise with its Center colleagues and offers expert evidenced based input on highly complex, sensitive, and at times controversial submissions from the medical device industry.
Position Title: CSPS has immediate openings for Cybersecurity Specialists/ Staff Fellows. The candidates should have strong backgrounds in biomedical engineering, computer engineering, computer science, mobile devices and wearables, network security and vulnerability, software resilience, and cloud computing technology.
Position Summary: Staff Fellows – Cybersecurity Specialists: CSPS is now accepting applications for Staff Fellows who have experience in medical and mobile device cybersecurity. As Staff Fellows, specializing in cybersecurity, you will serve as technical authorities in this area with respect to the scientific and regulatory review of medical devices in both the pre and post-market spaces. You will focus your efforts on cloud-connected (mobile) medical devices, threat mitigation, and cybersecurity policy development and will have the opportunity to share your expertise in medical device security and safety, while enhancing your scientific, technical, and regulatory knowledge by working with renowned cybersecurity, information security, threat prevention, and medical countermeasure experts.
Specializing in cybersecurity, you will serve as a technical authority and a Center-wide resource for our medical device review divisions. Specifically, you will be assigned to the Office of Health Technology VII
(OHT VII), which is responsible for the review of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical products. As such, you will assist in the scientific analysis of medical device safety, provide an authoritative analysis of the security data submitted to the Center for review, and offer cybersecurity policy and/or consulting support for the reviews of novel and existing IVD medical devices.
As a Cybersecurity Specialist you will perform the following duties:
Professional Experience/Key Requirements: Please document knowledge, skills, and abilities relevant to each area described below:
Educational Requirements: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, General Engineering, Computer Science, or related scientific fields. Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside the U.S. must have their foreign education evaluated by an accredited organization to ensure that the foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the U.S. This evaluation must also be provided by midnight eastern time on the closing date of this vacancy announcement. For more information on Foreign Education verification, visit the U.S. Department of Education. Another listing of services that can perform this evaluation is available at the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) website.
Applicants with degrees in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Mathematics, or related fields are highly desired.
How to Apply: Submit an electronic resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter containing describing why you are uniquely qualified for the position, and a copy of unofficial transcripts all in one document (Adobe PDF) to CDRHRecruitment@fda.hhs.gov, with Job Reference code “2022-OPEQ-IO-CS-058/59” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted through May 25, 2022.
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