U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Health and Environmental Effects Division

Post-Doctoral
(Posted 9/23/20)

There are several vacancies in two different branches that we are hoping to fill.  The two  branches that are recruiting are the Integrated Health Assessment Branch (Jane Ellen Simmons, Branch Chief) and the Hazardous Pollutant Assessment and Systems Branch (Andrew Hotchkiss, Branch Chief)

The Integrated Health Assessment Branch (IHAB) has primary  responsible for developing Integrated Science Assessments (ISAs) for the six criteria air pollutants identified in the Clean Air Act.  The ISAs provide the scientific basis for the National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS).  This work is conducted by a diverse group of scientists, including experts in human exposure, dosimetry,  pharmacokinetics, animal toxicology, epidemiology and risk assessment.  Additionally, IHAB is conducting research in the areas listed in the announcement, e.g., development of predictive models, biological plausibility, populations at increased risk and multi-pollutant models.

Members of the Hazardous Pollutant Assessment and Systems Branch (HPASB) work on several different EPA human health assessment products including the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), the Provisional Peer-Reviewed Toxicity Values (PPRTVs), and the ISAs.  In addition, HPASB members are actively involved in areas of the Health and Environmental Risk Assessment National Research Program including methods approaches, risk assessment training, and advancing a number of critical tools and systems for assessment development.

These positions offer a unique opportunity for a  post-doctoral fellow to participant as part of a high-functioning, interdisciplinary team on projects with vast public health impact. The successful candidate will have opportunities to join research teams to conduct and publish research; some examples are noted in the USA Jobs Announcement.

The link to the announcement for these positions is  https://cfpub.epa.gov/ordpd/index.cfm.   It is project number CPHEA-09-09-2020-01.  This site also provides details about the materials necessary for a complete application and how to submit them.

The closing date is listed as 9-24-2020.  We hope, but do not yet know, if that this date will be extended.

Interested applicants may contact either Andrew Hotchkiss (Hotchkiss.Andrew@epa.gov) or myself (Simmons.Jane@epa.gov).  As we are working remotely, it is best to contact us via e-mail rather than the phone numbers given in the announcement.

These are not laboratory-based positions.   We are able to hire and bring individuals on board. Over the past 6 months, we have  successfully brought individuals on board despite the pandemic.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Fellowship
(Posted 9/23/20)

EPA Office/Lab and Location: A postdoctoral research opportunity is available at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Center for Public Health and Environmental Assessment (CPHEA) in the Office of Research and Development (ORD), Public Health and Integrated Toxicology Division (PHITD), located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

Please click here for additional information.

National Cancer Institute – Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

Program Directors
(Posted 9/23/20)

The National Cancer Institute’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities is now recruiting for multiple Program Director position vacancies. These positions are instrumental in the Center’s efforts to enhance diversity training and community education and outreach in cancer and cancer health disparities.

The vacancies are Health Scientist Administrator (HSA) positions and are posted online at the following links: https://go.usa.gov/xGPDR and https://go.usa.gov/xGPDp (Status Candidates).

The vacancy notices are open from September 21, 2020 through September 30, 2020. Please find detailed information below:

CRCHD seeks motivated scientists to serve as Program Directors in its Diversity Training Branch (DTB) and Integrated Networks Branch (INB). These Program Directors will manage and develop a portfolio of innovative grant-supported diversity training (DTB) and network-based initiatives (INB), and identify scientific opportunities to generate new knowledge supporting the NCI mission. The successful candidates will hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree.

We encourage you to read the position descriptions (see bullets below) to learn more about the respective responsibilities, contacts and the desired research focus areas and educational background/experience:

If you are interested in applying, please respond to the NIH Global Recruitment announcement for Health Scientist Administrators (HSAs), which will only be open from September 21, 2020 through September 30, 2020. There are two GS-12/14 HSA (Program Officer) vacancy announcements: one for federal employees only and one for all other applicants.

The NIH encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. HHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Paustenbach and Associates

Toxicologist
(Posted 9/17/20)

Seeking an MS or Ph.D. toxicologist with a keen interest in further developing their skills in applied toxicology and conducting risk assessments of contaminated soils, air, water, sediments, consumer products, workplaces, and foods.

The candidate should want to be in a fast-paced environment with a desire to learn about applied/industrial toxicology, exposure science, epidemiology, science in the courtroom, as well as, the application of regulatory and scientific approaches to quantitatively characterize the hazards posed by chemicals. The ideal candidate should have a strong interest in learning about a wide range of related scientific disciplines, the monthly content of the twenty related journals, and bringing all this information together to identify solutions to toxicology challenges.

Click here for additional info.

Integrated Nonclinical Development Solutions, Inc.

(Posted 9/17/20)

Integrated Nonclinical Development Solutions, Inc. (INDS, Inc.), a drug discovery and development consulting group located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, with a satellite office in Durham, North Carolina, is seeking candidates to join our organization. The successful candidate will have a PhD in toxicology or closely‑related discipline and evidence of superior skills in problem solving, data integration and most importantly will have exceptional scientific writing capabilities.  A working knowledge of drug discovery/development, regulatory guidelines applicable to drug development, experience in nonclinical program design and study execution, or expertise in regulatory document (Pre‑IND, IND, IMPD, NDA) preparation is desirable, but not required.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work as part of our experienced team on projects across a broad range of therapeutic areas and stages of development.

Click here for additional info.

Columbia, Mailman School of Public Health

Director of the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education
(Posted 9/1/20)

The Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health welcomes applications and nominations foraProfessor andDirector of the Global Consortium on Climate and Health Education.Within aleading,worldwide program of research and education, theConsortium’smission is to ensure that all healthprofessionals throughout the world–includingclinicaldoctors, nurses, and public health leaders andpractitioners–will be trained to prevent, reduce, and respond to the health impacts of climate change.Tackling climate-health challengesin the 21stCentury and translating science intoeducation and practiceis highly dependent on collaborative work across many fields, andthe Consortiumispoised toleadhealthprofessionals,practicingin the reality of climate change,to meethealth systems needsand engage ininterdisciplinary scienceeducation, communication, and leadership.

Additional info. can be found here.

Integrated Laboratory Systems

Computational Toxicologist
(Posted 8/27/20)

The Computational Toxicologist uses computational approaches to analyze biological and chemical data to gain insight on the interaction between chemicals and a biological system. They are expected to have a working knowledge of computational programing, statistics and modeling fundamentals that allows them to develop and evaluate algorithms as well as interpret model results within the context of toxicology/biochemistry. The Computational Toxicologist will participate in the gathering and evaluation of data from in vitro, in vivo and in silico test methods for regulatory purposes. This individual will provide consultation on experimental design and statistical analysis for a variety of projects related to life science data. They will be asked to provide scientific expertise on both relevant biology/chemistry and computational/analytical areas. Preparation of scientific and technical documents such as presentations, reports, workshop summaries, manuscripts and operating procedures are a core component of this position. The Computational Toxicologist will work in a team environment where cooperation and a professional attitude are essential. Other duties will be assigned as needed.

More info. here.

Triangle Global Health Consortium

Executive Director
(Posted 8/20/20)

The Triangle Global Health Consortium (TGHC) (www.triangleglobalhealth.org), a non-profit organization based in the Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, seeks a full-time, dynamic leader to serve as Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have strong entrepreneurial leadership and management skills; proven fundraising capability; well-honed networking and representational skills; strong strategic decision-making and fiscal management experience; and exposure to, or experience in global health with a passion for improving the health of the world’s communities. S/he will bring vision, creativity, and positive energy to the role. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the TGHC Executive Director is responsible for leading a diverse consortium dedicated to promoting collaboration and synergy among its members and the Triangle community. S/he will work in close collaboration with the Executive Committee and serve as the driving force in the development and execution of the Consortium’s growth strategy to elevate the organization’s public profile and achieve long- and short-term revenue goals and objectives.

Further information on this position can be found in the attached job description. For consideration and to request further information, please email your CV by Aug 25 to: ExecutiveDirector@triangleglobalhealth.org

EPA

Research Opportunities
(Posted 8/20/20)

Applications are accepted from current students, recent graduates, and U.S. College/University faculty year round.
In order to apply to any posting, you will need to make a profile account in Zintellect at https://www.zintellect.com/.  Once your profile is made you will be able to apply to postings.

View current postings here.

NC State/The State Climate Office

Associate Director/Chief Scientist
(Posted 8/11/2020)

This position will act as the research lead for the office.  Duties include but are not limited to building research partnerships and collaborations, managing and directing existing research projects, and contributing to the administration of the State Climate Office.
Successful candidates should have proven research results (not limited to academic journals), demonstrated strengths in coding (R or Python), and demonstrated strengths in collaboration.
Please consider sharing this opportunity with your personal and professional contacts who may be interested.  The complete job description and application instructions can be found here.

National Institutes of Health

Health Scientist – Department of Health and Human Services
(Posted 7/24/2020)

Are you a highly motivated individual with experience in researching and reporting complex information? Do you possess leadership skills to oversee advisory groups and peer review activities? If so, the Office of Liaison, Policy, and Review (OLPR) is seeking a Health Scientist (Advisory Groups and Peer Review) to join their team! Interested applicants, please apply today!

Find additional info. here

UNICEF

Health Specialist – Environmental Health (closing date: 7/13/20)
(Posted 7/1/2020)

Under the overall guidance of the Senior Programme Manager, you will support embedding Environmental Health in UNICEF’s Health Programmes at all levels to support holistic, integrated and multi-sectoral primary health care at the national level. You will also provide policy, technical and programming guidance to address environmental health as part of UNICEF’s Health Programme and support representational and partnership work at global, regional and country levels, within the overall UNICEF framework on healthy environment for healthy children. In addition, you will provide technical leadership in the implementation of the multi-country programme on preventing lead exposure in children in collaboration with internal and external partners.

Find additional info. here

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.

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.