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Your Environment. Your Health.

Postdoctoral Trainee

The Developmental Neurobiology Group at National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral trainee to lead a project investigating the mechanistic relationship between environmental exposures during development and increased susceptibility to emotional and cognitive deficits. Our laboratory employs state-of-the-art molecular and systems neuroscience approaches using transgenic mouse models to address fundamental questions of neural circuit development and function in health and disease. The successful candidate will bring expertise in at least one area of modern biology that can be applied to this work (e.g., molecular or systems neuroscience, neurobehavior, cell biology, environmental health sciences or bioinformatics) and will have a solid thesis publication record.

This is an exciting opportunity to receive training at the interface of neuroscience and environmental health sciences in a highly collaborative and stimulating environment. The postdoctoral trainee will be mentored by members of the cross-divisional NIEHS Faculty for Advancing Neuroscience—including members of the Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP), and Division of Extramural Research and Training (DERT)—to facilitate career growth and a path to independence. The trainee will be encouraged to develop independent research goals, to publish and present their work and to apply for an NIH Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00).

Stipend/Benefits: The postdoctoral training program funds fellowships at NIEHS for up to five years. Stipends are determined by the amount of previous postdoctoral experience1. Medical insurance is provided.

Eligibility: Applicants may not possess more than three years of postdoctoral experience and must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent professional degree. All applicants receive consideration without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, age (with statutory exceptions), or any other non-merit factor. This fellowship is not restricted to U.S. citizens.

How to Apply: Please submit your application to Patricia Jensen, Ph.D., via email by April 12, 2021. Applications should include all of the following:

  • Brief cover letter (<1 page) describing why you would be a suitable candidate for the position and your long-term goals
  • CV with Bibliography
  • Names and contact information of three references
Postdoctoral fellows are considered to be professionals-in-training and are not classified as NIH employees.
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