National Institutes of Health - Department of Health And Human Services

In order to qualify for a Chemist, GS-1320 position, you must have completed the requirements for a bachelor’s or graduate or higher degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics OR a combination of education and experience course work equivalent to a major as shown above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education. In addition, in order to qualify for a Chemist position, at the GS-13 level, you must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: producing radiopharmaceuticals to meet the needs of clinical research protocols; using written procedures to produce radiopharmaceuticals to include detailed account of all versions of documentation; recommending improvements to existing radiopharmaceutical production systems; and conducting verification studies to demonstrate methods used to produce radiopharmaceuticals meet all established acceptance criteria. You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay. Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position. Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply:
This position is located in the Radiopharmaceutical Production Section of the Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Department within the NIH Clinical Center, a major research component of the NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services. PET is an advanced imaging technology that involves producing short-lived, positron-emitting radiopharmaceuticals, administering these radiopharmaceuticals to patients, and imaging their distribution in the body with specialized tomographic scanners.