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Your Environment. Your Health.

Senior Scientist, Division of National Toxicology Program

Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Division of National Toxicology Program (DNTP)
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

NIEHS, a major research component of NIH and the Department of Health and Human Services, is inviting applications for a Veterinary Pathology Senior Scientist in the Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP). The DNTP is seeking an experienced comparative scientist to develop an innovative independent research program that establishes the capabilities for and investigates the contributions of environmental exposures to chronic progressive disease in patients. The incumbent will conceive, plan, conduct and coordinate independent and collaborative research that establishes computational, in vitro and in vivo systems that model key elements of common chronic progressive diseases of global importance with particular interest in diseases of the cardiovascular and renal systems. The incumbent will apply those systems to conduct evidence-based research on selected environmental exposures to establish confidence in the concept of ‘contributory toxicity’ and to reveal insights into the mechanisms by which that happens in patients with real world exposures. We seek an individual who has a demonstrated inclination for collaborative and applied research who can take full advantage of the DNTP’s strength in applied toxicology, NIH’s intramural strength in high risk, high reward biomedical research and advances in modeling and biomonitoring technologies across the global scientific community.

The successful candidate will be expected to serve as a consultant to governmental, academic, and private groups; author and co-author papers for publication in books and technical journals; attend conferences, symposia, and meetings of professional scientific organizations on a worldwide basis; and participate as an invited speaker and/or principal contributor on matters in his/her area of specialization. They will also be expected to maintain expertise through participation in national and international biomedical research symposia and active collaboration with other relevant biomedical researchers. Active contributions to training and teaching will also be expected.

Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with a D.V.M., M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree in a relevant field of biomedical research. Demonstrated strengths in cardiovascular or renal disease and pathology will be highly desirable. The ideal candidate will also have ten or more years experience in the pharmaceutical industry or related applied field.

Salary/Benefits: This is a federal full-time equivalent position, and a comprehensive benefits package is available. Salary will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and accomplishments.

How to Apply: Applications for this position will be accepted from November 17 – December 17, 2021. To submit a complete application package, interested candidates must submit their full curriculum vitae (CV), including bibliography and a statement of research experience and interests not to exceed 4 pages, as one (1) combined PDF to Bonnie Earnhardt at Please include Vacancy Number AC1494 and your name in the subject line of your email submission. Please include in your CV a description of mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women or other underrepresented groups in biomedical research. In addition, applicants must arrange to have three (3) letters of recommendation sent to Please be sure that referees include your name and Vacancy Number AC1494 in the subject line of their email. For further information about the position, please contact Darryl C. Zeldin, M.D. Incomplete applications or paper applications will not be accepted.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity: NIH/NIEHS encourages the application and nomination of qualified women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. NIH/NIEHS will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities as appropriate. If you require reasonable accommodation during any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us.

Foreign Education: Applicants who have completed part or all of their education outside of the United States must provide an evaluation by an accredited organization to ensure its equivalence to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. For more information on foreign education verification, visit the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, all federal employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. During the onboarding process, if selected, you must provide proof of vaccination. An official job offer and continued employment are contingent on this requirement. For more information on this requirement, visit the Safer Federal Workforce. If you need a COVID-19 vaccine, please visit

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