The University of Arizona – College of Pharmacy

Postdoc Positions (and Endowed Chairs)
(Posted 6/29/2020)

The University of Arizona continues its major research expansion related to the NIEHS mission including multiple endowed chair positions in Environmental Health/Toxicology and Neurotoxicology/Neuropharmacology (for information, please contact Dr. Xinxin Ding  xding@pharmacy.arizona.edu).

The Galligan Lab in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Arizona is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the environmental contributors to the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Research in the Galligan lab is focused on cell metabolism regulation of protein function through post-translational modifications. We use in vivo exposure models to interrogate alterations in the metabolome and proteome. Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent degree and have research experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or mass spectrometry. More information can be found at www.galliganlab.com. Please send your curriculum vitae to jgalligan@pharmacy.arizona.edu.

The Yin Chen lab in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Arizona is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to investigate the mechanisms underlying metal toxicity and lung health. Research in the Chen lab is currently supported by two NIH R01 and two NIH R21 grants, and is focused on molecular immunology and inflammatory mechanisms. We use in vitro primary cell/organoid models, in vivo genetically modified mouse models and human clinical samples. Candidates should hold a PhD, MD or equivalent degree and have research experience in molecular biology or immunology as well as mouse models of human diseases. Please send your curriculum vitae to ychen@pharmacy.arizona.edu.

The Ooi Lab in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Arizona is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to investigate environmental exposure and cellular signaling perturbation. We use a combination of in silico, in vitro, and in vivo models to cellular signaling perturbation and their roles in cancer biology. Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent degree and have research experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or computer science.  Please send your curriculum vitae to ooi@pharmacy.arizona.edu.

NIH-supported research projects in the Wondrak laboratory examine the pathological role of oxidative, carbonyl, and chlorination stress impacting skin photodamage and carcinogenesis.  Molecular exploration and pharmacological modulation of cellular stress response pathways enable discovery of novel redox drugs protecting human tissue against electrophilic environmental insult.  For more information visit: https://www.pharmacy.arizona.edu/directory/profile/georg-wondrak-phd. Please send your curriculum vitae to wondrak@pharmacy.arizona.edu.

The Burgess Lab in the Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to investigate exposures and mechanisms underlying increased cancer risk and other adverse health effects in firefighters. Research in the Burgess lab is focused on measurements of biomarkers of exposure and effect measurable in blood, urine and buccal cells. We are using microRNA and DNA methylation markers to evaluate alterations in the epigenome, but are interested in additional approaches as well. Candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent degree and have research experience in molecular toxicology including epigenetic or genetic toxicity, and/or in vitro toxicity assays. More information can be found at https://publichealth.arizona.edu/directory/jeff-burgess. Please send your curriculum vitae to jburgess@email.arizona.edu.

US Food and Drug Administration

Regulatory Review Scientist
(Posted 5/1/2020)

A staff fellow position for a regulatory review scientist is currently available in the FDA Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN). The position requires a Ph.D. in toxicology, pharmacology, biology, or similar field with relevance to public health. In addition to the forestated qualifications, the applicant must have experience in reproductive/teratologic toxicology and metabolism.

OFAS’s mandate is to ensure that food ingredients and additives are safe for their intended use. More information on OFAS can be found at the FDA website: https://www.fda.gov/food/food-ingredients-packaging.

More details here.

University of Washington – School of Public Health

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track (2 positions)
(Posted 12/20/2019)

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (DEOHS) within the School of Public Health at the University of Washington (UW) invites applications for two tenure track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning in Fall 2020 (12 month appointment, UW Job Class Code: 0116). Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience. Our department values diversity, rigor, and innovative approaches to environmental and occupational health (EOH) research and practice. We seek candidates from all disciplines that inform EOH, but are particularly interested in applicants with scholarship in the following areas of expertise: (1) disaster preparedness, resilience and policy; and (2) toxicology.

More details here.

The Natural Resources Defense Council

Climate Change and Worker Health Science Fellow
(Posted 10/30/2019)

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is the nation’s most effective environmental action organization. We use law, science and the support of 3.1 million members and online activists to protect the planet’s wildlife and wild places and to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all living things. NRDC was founded in 1970 and our staff helped write some of America’s bedrock environmental laws, including the Clean Water Act, and many of the implementing regulations; our water enforcement cases played a major role shaping current water policy throughout the country. Today, our staff of more than 500 lawyers, scientists, economists, policy and communications experts, and others, work out of offices in New York, Washington, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Bozeman, Montana and Beijing.

More details here.

North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality

Environmental Toxicologist
(Posted 10/30/2019)

The primary mission of the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is to provide science-based environmental stewardship for the health and prosperity of all North
Carolinians. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is the lead stewardship agency for the protection of North Carolina’s environmental resources. The
organization, which has offices from the mountains to the coast, administers regulatory programs designed to protect air quality, water quality, and the public’s health, and also works to advance an all-of-the-above energy strategy that fits North Carolina’s needs. DEQ also offers technical assistance to businesses, farmers, local governments, and the public and encourages responsible behavior with respect to the environment through education programs provided at DEQ facilities and through the state’s school system. DEQ touches the lives of all North Carolinians in many ways to enhance and ensure our quality of life. To learn more about the Department of Environmental Quality please visit our website at http://deq.nc.gov.

Read more about this position here.

North Carolina State University

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty
Environmental Health Science Cluster
(Posted 8/29/2019)

As part of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program, NC State University invites applications for a tenured/tenure track faculty position to join the Environmental Health Science (EHS) cluster and to be a member of the Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE) (chhe.research.ncsu.edu).
The vision of the CHHE is to become a global leader in EHS along the continuum from genes to populations by building on NC State’s unique research strengths and resources in quantitative biology, – omics and analytical technologies, and diverse model organisms, as well as its emerging strength in human population science. The goal of CHHE is to stimulate interdisciplinary research aimed at understanding how human health, at both the individual and population level, is impacted by environmental factors and to utilize this understanding to reduce the adverse impacts of these factors on human health. CHHE is a National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)-funded Environmental Health Science Core Center (EHSCC) and is one of only ~21 EHSCCs across the US. CHHE also has two NIEHS training grants associated with its membership, one involving pathways to pathogenesis in toxicology and one in environmental bioinformatics.

This tenured/tenure track faculty cluster hire position in Environmental Health Science aims to recruit a scientist in one of the following areas: environmental epigenetics and genetics; emerging contaminants; pulmonary health and environmental neuroscience. High quality impactful research relevant to environmental health science outside of the above thematic areas will also be considered and researchers interested in extending their innovative research to EHS themes are also encouraged to apply (see facultyclusters.ncsu.edu/clusters/environmental-health-science). Faculty rank (Assistant, Associate or Professor) is contingent upon qualifications and experience; preference will be given to qualified applicants at the assistant professor level.

Applicants must have PhD, MD, DVM, or equivalent. The successful candidate is expected to participate in collaborative, multi-investigator research and training initiatives that includes NC State biologists, toxicologists, geneticists, epidemiologists, bioinformaticians, statisticians, chemists and engineers to maintain a high impact program in environmental health science. The academic tenure home of the successful candidate will be based on departmental review of the specifics of the proposed research program and expertise.To apply, please visit https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/118314 to complete the Applicant Profile (Reference Position #00107577). Applications should include curriculum vitae, letter of intent describing research interests/program, teaching philosophy and the names and addresses of three references the committee may contact. The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on August 1, 2019 and the search will remain open until the position is filled.Confidential inquiries and nominations should be directed to: Dr. Rob Smart, Chair, Search Committee rcsmart@ncsu.edu or (919) 515-7245.NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.