Cell Biologist -- US EPA -- Posted October 9, 2015

Cell Biologist -- US EPA

Location: Durham, NC

Announcement Number: RTP-ORD-42-2015-0003

EPA’s Office of Research Development and the National Center for Computational Toxicology (NCCT) are seeking a cell biologist to conduct research to develop and apply cell-based methods for detection and characterization of the bioactivity of environmental chemicals. The approaches involve the use of tissue culture, cell cloning and development of stable cell lines, reporter cell lines, and complex organotypic co-culture models to understand the molecular signaling and functional cell phenotypes associated the adverse effects of exposure to environmental chemicals. The successful applicant for this position has a doctoral degree (PhD or DSc) in cell biology or a related field with a strong background in the development of both simple and complex organotypic cell culture models. The applicant must have experience in cell-based assay development and scaling-up assays for high-throughput screening. The applicant must also have an established track record in managing multiple projects, and strong data analysis expertise.

EPA’s National Center for Computational Toxicology is located in Research Triangle Park, NC. The NCCT provides scientific leadership, understanding and tools related to the application of mathematical, computational, and statistical approaches to mine, model, and integrate data derived from new technologies in chemistry, biotechnology, and molecular biology. Historically, NCCT has focused primarily on the development and application of computational tools. The Center is expanding its research program to include laboratories that will be tightly integrated with the computational activities. Part of NCCT’s mission is to enable regulatory and non-regulatory Agency programs to integrate data from the new technologies together with computational, mathematical, and statistical models for making efficient and economical chemical safety decisions. More information about NCCT is available at: http://www2.epa.gov/aboutepa/about-national-center-computational-toxicology-ncct

Find out more about this position at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/416790700

How to Apply: Send the following information: (a) a cover letter (1-2 pages), describing how your experience relates to the duties of this position; (b) curriculum vitae; (c) names and contact information of three references; (d) citizenship status; (e) compensation requirements and (f) how you heard about this vacancy. Please cite the announcement number RTP-ORD-42-2015-0003 in your application.

Applications should be sent via email to title42@epa.gov or mailed to the attention of Ms. Dorothy Carr, U.S. EPA, HRMD, MD-C639-02, RTP, NC 27711. Applications must be received by 11:59 p.m. ET on October 30, 2015, in order to be considered. Electronic submission of application materials is strongly encouraged. Applications sent via email must be submitted in MS Word, portable document format (PDF), rich text format (RTF), or plain text.  Use of other formats may invalidate your application.

For additional information, Ms. Carr also can be reached at (800) 433-9633, or (919) 541-4356. Technical questions pertaining to this vacancy may be addressed to Dr. Kevin M. Crofton at (919) 541-2672.

The U.S. EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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