Social Scientist at FDA Center for Tobacco Products

Job Title:
Social Scientist
FDA Center for Tobacco Products

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) regulates the manufacturing, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products such as e-cigarettes, cigars, and pipe tobacco.  CTP also educates the public about the harms of tobacco products, working to reduce their appeal and keep them out of the hands of America’s youth.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), Office of Science (OS), Silver Spring, MD.


Social Scientist

Evaluate social and behavioral aspects that contribute to public health issues related to tobacco products.  Design and develop research protocols that use qualitative methods (e.g., focus groups, individual interviews). Analyze data obtained in studies designed to investigate comprehension, judgment, knowledge and behavior related to tobacco products. Participate in consumer perceptions, communication and/or marketing research related to tobacco products. Synthesize results into written documents and/or oral presentations. Translate the results of research on tobacco products, as well as public health research, programs and policies. Disseminate findings to appropriate scientific colleagues, constituents, stakeholders, and the public.



·         A degree in behavioral or social science

·         Experience assisting in designing and developing research protocols and conducting research on tobacco products or other regulated products


Instructions for Applying

DELEGATED EXAMINING (Open to all) GS-0101-12/13:

MERIT PROMOTION (Open to Federal employees and VEOA eligible) GS-0101-12/13:


Don’t forget to attach any required documents to your USAJOBS application, including transcripts.


Contact Name:
Laura Chavez
10903 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring MD, 20883

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