JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Food and Drug Administration

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Office of the Commissioner
Economics Staff

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111460521
Date Posted: 09/01/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Locations: Silver Spring, Maryland, UNITED STATES
College Park, Maryland, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
D -- Microeconomics
F -- International Economics
H -- Public Economics
I1 -- Health
J -- Labor and Demographic Economics
L -- Industrial Organization
O -- Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth
Q -- Agricultural and Natural Resource Economics; Environmental and Ecological Economics
Federal Government Economist
Health Economics
Cost-benefit analysis
Salary Range: $81,548- $126,062
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The FDA anticipates openings for economists at the GS-12 to GS-13 level on the Economics Staff in the Office of the Commissioner. Our staff has the responsibility for economic analyses of human and animal drugs, medical and radiological devices, biological products, tobacco, and food safety and nutrition. This position requires U.S. citizenship. Our offices are located just outside of Washington DC. We offer workplace flexibilities and a family-friendly environment.

Economists on our staff evaluate the benefits and costs of FDA regulations; perform quantitative, statistical, and risk analyses; and conduct mission-oriented independent research. This position requires creativity, the ability to make use of scarce data, an interest in public health policy, and the ability to explain basic and advanced economic concepts to non-economists. The best candidates can conduct applied economic analyses, demonstrate excellent writing skills, efficiently manage multiple projects, and work collaboratively in an interdisciplinary environment. We welcome all candidates with expertise in applied microeconomics or regulatory economics. Initial interviews will be conducted at the SEA and AEA meetings.

To apply, please submit through JOE a cover letter, a resume (indicating citizenship), transcripts, three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample by December 1, 2018. Send questions via email to:

Application Requirements:
  • Questions for Candidates
  • Letters of Reference
  • Transcripts
  • Job Market Paper
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
Application deadline: 12/01/2018
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