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Your Environment. Your Health.

Staff Scientist, Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP) Predictive Toxicology Branch (PTB)

Staff Scientist
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
National Toxicology Program
Predictive Toxicology Branch
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

The Division of the National Toxicology Program (DNTP) Predictive Toxicology Branch (PTB), in the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Research Triangle Park, North Carolina is recruiting a Staff Scientist to lead and manage in vitro and in vivo genetic toxicology testing efforts at DNTP. The DNTP provides toxicological evaluations on substances of public health concern and develops new approaches to strengthen the science base for risk assessments. The DNTP achieves program goals through a highly integrated, cooperative research and testing program carried out through research and development contracts and other support activities.

We are seeking an experienced scientist to serve as a subject-matter expert at DNTP, providing technical leadership and programmatic guidance in the field of genetic toxicology. This position requires broad knowledge of toxicology and guideline toxicological testing as well as specific expertise in genetic toxicology studies conducted in cultured cells, animals, and human study subjects. The incumbent will provide evaluations and summarization of genetic toxicity information on specific chemicals or test methods as required for DNTP/NIEHS programs through acquisition, review, and evaluation of genetic toxicity data and information from peer reviewed publications and/or NTP laboratory investigations. In addition, technical support is provided for tracking NTP genetic toxicity testing activities, evaluating genetic toxicity test data, managing and maintaining genetic toxicity test databases, and providing cytogenetic expertise as required for specific projects. The incumbent will serve as the Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for the DNTP's genetic toxicity testing efforts, monitoring and evaluating the performance of contract testing laboratories, including the maintenance of acceptable facilities, equipment, and staff, to perform satisfactory in vitro and in vivo genetic toxicology studies. The successful candidate will serve as a DNTP liaison to other federal agencies and the international community of genetic toxicologists, and collaborates to provide experience, perspective, and guidance in assay and testing program development.

Qualifications: The incumbent is required to have a Ph.D., DVM, ScD, M.D., or equivalent, in a toxicology or related discipline. Demonstrated ability in the initiation and development of in vitro and in vivo genetic toxicology testing plans is critical. Successful candidates should demonstrate a minimum of 5 years of project or contracts management experience. Communications skills, as evidenced by scientific presentations, publications in peer reviewed journals, or institutional reports and the ability to work within a team environment and a diverse group of stakeholders is highly desirable.

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

How to apply: To submit a complete application package, interested candidates must submit their full curriculum vitae including bibliography and a 3- to 4-page statement of past research and future plans, as ONE (1) combined PDF to Ms. Bonnie Earnhardt at Please include vacancy number NR120 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 persons from other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research. In addition, applicants must arrange to have three (3) letters of recommendation sent to Referees should include your name and Vacancy Number NR120 in the subject line of their email. For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Warren Casey. Incomplete applications or paper applications will not be accepted. Applications will be accepted until March 1, 2021.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunity: The 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) website. Verification must be received prior to the effective date of the appointment.

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