Wednesday, 29 April 2020 12:25

staff fellow position Featured

  • Title: staff fellow position
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Field of research: Toxicology/Cosmetics
  • Company name: US Food and Drug Administration
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  • City: College Park, Maryland
  • Country: United States
  • Company Website:
  • Contact person: Jason Aungst
  • Contact email: Jason.Aungst[at]
  • Description:

    Position Description: A staff fellow position for a regulatory review scientist is currently available in the FDA Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). The position requires a Ph.D. in toxicology, pharmacology, biology, or similar field with relevance to public health. In addition to the aforestated qualifications, the applicant must have experience in reproductive/teratologic toxicology and metabolism.

    OFAS’s mandate is to ensure that food ingredients and additives are safe for their intended use. More information on OFAS can be found at the FDA website:

  • Qualifications:

    The duties of the open regulatory reviewer position would include:

    • Review and technical evaluation of regulatory and scientific issues regarding food ingredients, direct additives and indirect additives.
    • Review reproductive/developmental toxicology study data (including teratology data) and metabolism data related to safety evaluation of food ingredients, direct additives, and indirect additives
    • Evaluates toxicological data and information submitted to the Agency by notifiers, petitioners, or from other sources, which pertain to the safety of food ingredients and additives.
    • Consults with prospective petitioners/notifiers prior to submission concerning proposed new uses of food ingredients/additives, advising on submission content and approaches to meet statutory standards. Advises interested parties of any inadequacies that may preclude requested action on submissions reviewed.
    • Develops and redirects, as necessary, current policies, compliance efforts, and research dealing with food ingredient/additive issues.
    • Develops and maintains information for assessment and monitoring the safety of food ingredients/additives.
    • Maintaining expert knowledge in relevant toxicological, pharmacological, biochemical, pharmacokinetic, toxicokinetic, and/or other relevant scientific areas.

  • How to apply:

    Additional information on the staff fellow program is available at Please submit CVs for consideration or additional questions regarding the open position to Jason Aungst at Jason.Aungst[at]

  • Vacancies: 1