Postdoc Position Available

A post-doctoral opportunity exists in Toxicity Assessment Division, National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. To efficiently identify and prioritize chemicals under the US EPA’s Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program (EDSP), a number of efforts were initiated at EPA to probe the thyroid system. Although one clear need is to develop high-throughput assays, another just as critical need is to link these assays to adverse outcome pathways (AOPs) associated with chemically-induced thyroid disruption. Thyroid toxicants are diverse in their chemical structure and have multiple targets whereby they may perturb the thyroid axis. The goal of this project is to determine if the effects of thyroid disrupting chemicals which alter serum TH through distinct modes of action are consistent across a number of different TH-dependent tissues. This project will determine if alterations in circulating levels of TH induced by chemicals are predictive of downstream events regulated by TH. Candidates with a degree in toxicology, neuroscience, endocrinology, neurochemistry or related discipline with experience with mammalian in vivo models, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry are encouraged to apply. For further inquiries please contact Mary Gilbert at [email protected]

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