*Applications may be reviewed on a rolling-basis and this posting could close before the deadline. Click here for information about the selection process.
EPA Office/Lab and Location: A research opportunity is available at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Research and Development (ORD), Center for Public Health Environmental Assessment (CPHEA), Public Health and Integrated Toxicology Division (PHITD), Neurobiology and Endocrine Toxicology Branch (NETB) located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
Research Project: This research participant will have the opportunity to learn to conduct both in vivo and in vitro studies evaluating the effects of environmental chemicals on specific cellular targets within the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal and thyroid axes that can disrupt hormone synthesis and lead to adverse adult reproductive and developmental health outcomes.
The research will provide data for the development of in vitro to in vivo extrapolation models and adverse outcome pathways that are necessary for establishing predictive models.
Learning Objectives: Through the course of this research project, and under the guidance of a mentor, the research participant will have the opportunity to learn a variety of cellular, molecular and proteomic techniques necessary to evaluate the specific endocrine pathways. This research will be closely coordinated with ongoing studies to provide the linkages or key events between molecular/biochemical data and the adverse apical outcomes of regulatory concern for environmental chemicals.
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Tammy Stoker (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Winter 2022. All start dates are flexible and vary depending on numerous factors. Click here for detailed information about start dates.
Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year and may be renewed up to three or four additional years upon EPA recommendation and subject to availability of funding.
Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.
Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Click here for detailed information about full-time stipends.
EPA Security Clearance: Completion of a successful background investigation by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required for an applicant to be on-boarded at EPA.
ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and EPA. Participants do not become employees of EPA, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.
Questions: Please see the FAQ section of our website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.EPA.ORD@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity (EPA-ORD-CPHEA-PHITD-2021-18).