Veterinary Pathology Senior Scientist, National Toxicology Program, NIEHS
National Institutes of Health
Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Required Education: Doctorate/Professional
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services, is inviting applications for a Veterinary Pathology Senior Scientist in the Division of National Toxicology Program (DNTP). The DNTP is seeking an experienced comparative veterinary pathologist to develop an innovative independent research program that establishes the capabilities for and investigates the contributions of environmental exposures to chronic progressive disease, considering the scientific relevance and judicious use of animal models. The incumbent will conceive, plan, conduct and coordinate independent and collaborative research that establishes computational, in vitro and in vivo systems that model key elements of common chronic progressive diseases of global importance with particular interest in diseases of the cardiovascular and renal systems. The incumbent will apply those systems to conduct evidence-based research on selected environmental exposures to establish confidence in the concept of 'contributory toxicity' and to reveal insights into the mechanisms by which that happens in patients with real world exposures. We seek an individual who has a demonstrated inclination for collaborative and applied research who can take full advantage of the DNTP's strength in applied toxicology, NIH's intramural strength in high risk, high reward biomedical research and advances in modeling and biomonitoring technologies across the global scientific community.
The successful candidate will be expected to serve as a consultant to governmental, academic, and private groups; author and coauthor papers for publication in books and technical journals; attend conferences, symposia, and meetings of professional scientific organizations on a worldwide basis; and participate as an invited speaker and/or principal contributor on matters in his/her area of specialization. They will also be expected to maintain expertise through participation in national and international biomedical research symposia and active collaboration with other relevant biomedical researchers. Active contributions to training and teaching will also be expected.
This position is classified as a Senior Scientist, an NIH employee that manages of a large Institute or Center (IC) research program/department with responsibility for substantial resources. A Senior Scientist may be granted independent research resources, which are subject to review by the IC Board of Scientific Counselors (BSC).
Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates with a DVM, MD, Ph.D., or equivalent degree in a relevant field of biomedical research. Demonstrated strengths in cardiovascular or renal disease and pathology will be highly desirable. The ideal candidate will also have 10+ years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry or related applied field.
Salary/Benefits: This is a federal full-time equivalent position, and a comprehensive benefits package is available. Salary will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and accomplishments.
How to apply: Applications for this position will be accepted via USAJobs.gov. Please refer to the NIEHS job board for updated details with the USAJobs link for this recruitment. Interested candidates will be able to apply for the position within a 10-day window on USAJobs.gov for a "Supervisory Veterinary Medical Officer" beginning October 12, 2021 through October 21, 2021. Applicants should submit the following: cover letter highlighting key qualifications; current curriculum vitae with complete bibliography; a statement of research experience and interests not to exceed 4 pages; and names and addresses of three references. Please include in your CV a description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research. For questions or additional information on this recruitment, please contact Dr. Darryl Zeldin at [email protected]
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