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Your Environment. Your Health.

Senior Scientist – Head, NTP Pathology Group, DNTP/NIEHS

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

Applicant period is October 7, 2019 – November 6, 2019.

The Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP), Cellular and Molecular Pathology Branch (CMPB) is seeking a highly motivated comparative pathologist with expertise in toxicologic pathology to support the National Toxicology Program (NTP) toxicology and carcinogenicity studies as well as NIEHS intramural investigators. The CMPB is within the Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NTP is an interagency program and world leader whose mission is to evaluate agents of public health concern by developing and applying the tools of modern pathology, toxicology, and molecular biology.

The candidate will direct all aspects of pathology assessments for the National Toxicology Program. Leadership by the head of the NTP Pathology Group will include establishing nomenclature, quality assessment, peer review evaluation, interpretation and reporting of NTP pathology data. In addition, the candidate will provide pathology expertise and collaboration for research projects with DNTP and Division of Intramural Research scientists.

The candidate will be responsible for directing the pathology evaluations for the standard NTP studies (subchronic and chronic studies) and specialized studies such as immunotoxicity, neurotoxicity, multigenerational and reproductive and developmental studies. A primary objective is to produce timely, accurate, peer reviewed pathology data that is published in high impact reports. NTP pathology evaluations are considered critical inputs to the decision making process by regulatory agencies. In carrying out these duties, the candidate will oversee multiple research and development resources to meet the testing and research goals of the NTP. The candidate will be expected to partner with scientific teams both within and beyond the institute to develop an understanding of the pathogenesis of cancer and non-cancer study findings. Furthermore, the candidate will be expected to lead efforts for improving the efficiency of pathology evaluations and instituting state of the science pathology data management systems.

The candidate will be nationally and internationally recognized as an expert/authority in the field of toxicologic pathology, and toxicity and carcinogenicity testing. The candidate must have demonstrated experience in establishing working relationships with members of international groups and organizations that are key decision makers in the establishment of pathology standards and best practices. The candidate will be expected to represent the NIEHS/NTP at national and international meetings and symposia.

This position has minimum qualifications requirements that must be met in order for a candidate to be considered. The ideal candidate for this position will have a DVM or equivalent medical degree. While not required, a PhD in Pathology or equivalent field is preferred. Board certification in Anatomic Pathology by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists or equivalent is also preferred.

How to Apply:

Incomplete applications (those not containing ALL required materials) will not be accepted or considered.
Interested persons should submit one combined PDF of their curriculum vitae, bibliography and a two-page statement of research background and interests to Your name and vacancy announcement AC1290 must be in the subject line. Applicants must also arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent to the attention of Recruitment Coordinator to the same email address. Referees must include your name and AC1290 in the subject line of their email.

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 institutes and centers employ more than 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information about the NIH mission, goals and institutes and centers, visit About NIH. For information about the DNTP, visit the National Toxicology Program. DHHS, NIH, NIEHS are an equal opportunity employer. Applications from women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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