A research training opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Division of Genetic and Molecular Toxicology. The postdoctoral fellow will collaborate on a multi-disciplinary research effort in support of FDA’s mission. Collaborative activities include: 1) development of a human placental barrier culture system, 2) evaluating the structure and function of the reconstructed human placental barrier culture system, 3) development of a co-culture system combining the human placental barrier model with human embryonic stem cells to test the adverse effects of drugs and drug metabolites. Although the primary focus of these studies is on development of in vitro alternative testing methods, opportunities exist to collaborate with other scientists using genotoxicity, in vitro toxicity, MPS platform, etc.
The initial appointment period is expected to be full time for one year, subject to change and renewal based on project needs and funding availability. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with their education level and experience. The Postdoctoral Research Participation Program for the FDA is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education.
The NCTR is located approximately 30 miles southeast of Little Rock, The Center conducts FDA mission-related research of critical importance to the Agency by developing a scientifically sound basis for regulatory decisions. Over 110 Ph.D. scientists and 400 support scientists, onsite contractors, and administrative staff make up a dynamic group of professionals at the NCTR. Undergraduate/graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and visiting scientists pursue educational and research opportunities in a multi-disciplinary team atmosphere. For more information on NCTR research and training activities, visit http://www.fda.gov/NCTR. FDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FDA/NCTR is a smoke free environment.
Applicants must have received a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent in the fields of Developmental Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Cell biology or Molecular Biology. Previous experience with stem cells, cell culture and developmental toxicology is preferred. Completion of all requirements for the degree is expected prior to the starting date. Applicants must have resided within the US for 3 out of the past 5 years.
How to Apply:
Interested individuals should send a CV/resume, statement of research experience and interests, and names of three references with contact information to:
Yiying Wang, Ph.D.
Division of Genetic and Molecular Toxicology
National Center for Toxicological Research/FDA
3900 NCTR Road
Jefferson, Arkansas 72079