I have been working at FDA full-time (More than 3 years)
Job security, work-life balance, learning opportunities
The culture of the federal government is different from that of the pharmaceutical industry.
I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at FDA (Silver Spring, MD) in July 2017.
I submitted my CV and cover letter via email stating my intent. I received prompt response and based on several back and forth email communications, a telephone interview was scheduled to gauge my overall interests and qualifications for the position. Interview questions range from the most basic as reasons for applying for this position to asking for specific scenarios where I showed ability to work in groups, to independently troubleshoot and solve problems, communication and collaborative experiences with other professionals in other fields. Overall, the telephone interview was very collegial and very fair. Now, I am set to do the on-site visit to meet my potential supervisors and colleagues.