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Staff Scientist, Biomolecular Screening Branch, Molecular Toxicology Group

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

The Biomolecular Screening Branch of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina is recruiting a Staff Scientist for the Molecular Toxicology Group under the leadership of B. Alex Merrick, PhD Group Leader. The Molecular Toxicology Group develops, evaluates, and qualifies new approach methodologies (NAMS) to investigate chemical toxicity potential in humans. We are seeking an experienced scientist with a proven track record in the development and application of 3D complex in vitro models (e.g., spheroids/microtissues), high content imaging, high throughput in vitro toxicology screening, and integrated bioassay and expression systems (e.g., 384-well high throughput transcriptomics, xenobiotic metabolism competency). Demonstrated expertise is sought in high resolution confocal imaging and in the culture of primary rat and human hepatocytes, and metabolically competent cells (e.g. HepaRG).

A Staff Scientist is an NIH employee generally appointed to a time-limited, renewable position to support the long-term projects of a research program. Staff Scientists do not receive independent resources, although they often work autonomously and have sophisticated skills and knowledge essential to the work of the laboratory. Staff Scientists should be capable of personally designing experiments, but generally do not have responsibilities for initiating new research programs. The Staff Scientist in this position will conduct independent research and mentor trainees and other laboratory staff.

Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a field related to molecular and cellular toxicology with 3+ years of postdoctoral experience. Experience in developing and applying in vitro toxicology screening models and 3D complex culture models are highly preferred. An outstanding publication record in the aforementioned areas, a proven record of working within a team-based environment, effective mentoring of colleagues, and excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

Salary/benefits: This is a federal full-time equivalent position, and a comprehensive benefits package is available. Salary starts at $80k and will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

How to Apply: To submit a complete application package, interested persons should submit one combined PDF of their curriculum vitae, bibliography, and a two-page statement of research background and interests to intappls@niehs.nih.gov, with your name and Vacancy Announcement NR-114 in the subject line. Applicants must also arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent directly to intappls@niehs.nih.gov. Referees should include your name and NR-114 in the subject line of their email. Review of applications will begin on November 11, 2019 and the search will be closed once the position is filled. Incomplete applications (those not containing all required materials) will not be accepted or considered.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

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