Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neurotoxicology (anesthesia and analgesia) – at the FDA’s National Center for Toxicological Research

Deadline: April 15th, 2024

Job Description

Dr. John Talpos is the Director of the division of Neurotoxicology at the FDA’s National Center for Toxicology Research (NCTR). Dr. Talpos is seeking a post-doctoral researcher with an interest in developmental neurotoxicity. The research fellow will participate in FDA funded research to evaluate the developmental toxicity of a regulated analgesic. The focus of this project is to perform regulatory style assessments of the neurotoxic potential of analgesia during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. These projects will be performed in rats and guinea pigs and focus on histological, immunohistological, and molecular endpoints of neurotoxicity. The fellow is also expected to interact with researchers who are focusing on secondary endpoints related to liver function and sexual development. The division of Neurotoxicology has a wide array of experimental tests and models allowing exposure to a variety of research methods and models as well as firsthand experience performing regulatory research.

Essential Duties

Planning experimental exposures and the timing of tissue collection; tissue preparation, imaging, and analysis; data analysis and reporting; regular research updates to partners; coordination of findings with other research groups; dissemination of findings.

Additional Information

The mission of the NCTR is to address the needs of the FDA's with high-quality research and serve as a global resource for collaboration, training, and innovative scientific solutions. The NCTR is a one million square foot campus located in Arkansas dedicated solely to toxicological research. The size and focus of the NCTR provides a unique opportunity to gain firsthand experience with regulatory research. Furthermore, NCTR research can impact guidance’s issued by the FDA, offering a unique opportunity to translate bench research into a real-world impact.

How to apply

Send a CV to [email protected]