JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Food and Drug Administration

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JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111461164
Date Posted: 10/11/2018
Date Inactive: 01/31/2019
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Economist
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Silver Spring, Maryland, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I1 -- Health
Health Economics, Applied Microeconomics
Salary Range: $81,548-$148,967
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) is seeking economists for its Economics Staff. CDER economists have the unique opportunity to study questions on the frontier of health economics using proprietary, non-public data. Recent projects include analyzing and mitigating drug shortages, the opioid crisis, and rising drug prices. Our staff is also proactive in using machine learning techniques and operations research principles to study economic issues.

Although most of our work is only circulated internally, some work is published externally in academic journals or communicated publicly through public reports or in speeches by the FDA commissioner or the President. In addition, many internal projects are used to support policy decisions made by the Center director, the FDA commissioner, the Secretary of HHS, and the President.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens and should have an interest in the following:

- Applying microeconomic concepts and empirical techniques towards solving complex economic problems;
-Communicating technical concepts to non-technical audiences;
-Working in multi-disciplinary teams;
-Working with large and complicated data sets using Python, R, STATA, or SAS.

We welcome all candidates with expertise in applied microeconomics or related fields. Initial interviews will be conducted at the AEA meetings.

Application Requirements:
  • Questions for Candidates
  • Letters of Reference
  • Job Market Paper
  • CV
  • Cover Letter
Application deadline: 12/20/2018
  • Application Deadline Has Passed