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Scientist

Spearhead research for vulnerable communities.

USPHS Commissioned Corps scientists conduct biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological research, enforce drug and medical device regulations, and manage national and international research programs.

Spearhead research for vulnerable communities.

USPHS Commissioned Corps scientists conduct biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological research, enforce drug and medical device regulations, and manage national and international research programs.
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A Message from Chief Scientist Officer CAPT Eckert

Becoming a science and research health professions officer in the USPHS Commissioned Corps
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Qualifications

Doctorate-level degrees in a scientific or health-related specialty from an accredited university, usually approved in American Universities and Colleges (published by the American Council on Education)
Current, unrestricted, and valid license from a U.S. State for any doctoral degree discipline or profession requiring licensure
Specialty areas
Including but not limited to the following
Epidemiology and other Public Health Sciences
Health and Bioinformatics
Health Risk Assessment/Communication and Health Marketing
Physical and Biological Sciences Biostatistics
Regulatory Affairs in Biology, Toxicology, and Environmental Science
Science Administration (Research and Management)
Science And Public Health Policy
Social Sciences
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Benefits

College loan repayment
Health and dental care at low or no cost
Mobility between government agencies
Tax-free housing and meal allowances
Financial support for education through the Post-9/11 GI Bill
Retirement pension plan
Career advancement and pay increases with years of service
Flexibility to work in a variety of settings

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