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Clinical Deputy Director

Silver Spring, Maryland
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The FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health is recruiting for a Physician to work in Silver Spring, Maryland as Clinical Deputy Director in the Office of Health Technology-6 (OHT6), Office of Orthopedic Devices. The Clinical Deputy Director, works in collaboration and participates fully with the Director in planning, managing, and directing the Office’s program, to ensure the safety and effectiveness of all orthopedic devices marketed and used throughout the United States.

Qualifications: Applicants must possess a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy from a school in the United States or Canada approved by a recognized accrediting body in the year of the applicant’s graduation. A Doctor of Medicine or equivalent degree from a foreign medical school or a fifth pathway certificate for Americans who completed premedical education in the United States and graduate education in a foreign country will be considered. Candidates must possess and maintain a permanent and unrestricted license to practice medicine in any U.S. state, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or a territory of the United States. Orthopedic board certification or eligibility (ABOS) is encouraged.

Summary of Duties: The Clinical Deputy Director will perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Serve as the Clinical Deputy Director in the Office of Health Technology-6 (OHT6), Office of Orthopedic Devices and serve as the Acting Office Director in the Director's absence. He/she will represent the Office Director and often the Center and the Agency in meetings, discussions and conferences. Serves as a top clinical and technical expert and advisor of medical device actions and applies his/her technical expertise to review and evaluate clinical data, as well as provide guidance across all Office product issues pertaining to Orthopedic devices.
  • Share with the Director the responsibility for the management of all activities within the Office of Orthopedic Devices. Supervision is exercised over all OHT6 employees; His/her expertise is relied upon and utilized throughout FDA and the medical industry, as well as by national professional and trade association in the medical devices field.
  • Advise and inform the Office Director and other key agency officials on activities resources and related considerations which may affect or impact upon the planning, development and administration of device evaluation and other Office and/or Center program.
  • Serve as the Division/Office focal point and primary contact for medical device regulatory and scientific issues and provide expert and authoritative advice, guidance, assistance, interpretations, consultations and recommendations to top level and senior Agency and Departmental officials, program directors, scientific and professional personnel, industry representatives, intra/inter-governmental counterparts and others concerning medical device policies, programs and activities.
  • Evaluates methods, including bench testing, animal testing and/or clinical studies (depending on incumbent’s area of expertise) used in obtaining results to determine validity and scientific significance and to ensure that all information has been provided. Works with a team of experts to obtain necessary consultation reviews for evaluating methods outside of incumbent’s expertise.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  Salary is commensurate with education and experience. An excellent federal employee benefits package is available.

Location: Silver Spring, Maryland

How to Apply:  Submit your electronic resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, and supporting documentation to CDRH Recruitment at CDRHrecruitment@fda.hhs.gov with Job Reference code “CDRH-OHT6-OOD-2020-LKI-01” in the subject line by May 31, 2020.

Conditions of Employment:

  • Background and/or Security investigation required.
  • U.S. citizenship is required.
  • This position is subject to strict prohibited financial interest regulations which could restrict the type of financial interest (stock holdings) for the employee, the spouse, and minor children of the employee. Selectee for this position will be required to file a Confidential Disclosure Report (OGE 450) and may require the selectee to obtain clearance from the FDA Division of Ethics and Integrity before a final offer can be made. For additional information on the prohibited financial interests, please visit the FDA Ethics and Integrity Office



U.S. Food & Drug Administration

10903 New Hampshire Avenue

Silver Spring, MD 20903








Posted: 2020-04-29 Expires: 2020-07-28

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