tox postdocs at NHEERL/ US EPA

Charles Miller rellim at tulane.edu
Tue Jan 16 17:32:11 EST 2001

The National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory (NHEERL)
of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an active
post-doctoral research program with vacancies anticipated during the year.
As one of the national laboratories within the Office of Research and
Development (ORD), NHEERL is EPA's focal point for scientific research on
the effects of contaminants and environmental stressors on human health and
ecosystems. NHEERL utilizes a multi-disciplinary approach to solving
research problems. Assimilation and integration of information across
environmental disciplines and across multiple levels of biological
organizations (from molecular to the whole organism, and from the organism
to the ecosystem levels) strengthen analyses of environmental issues. Some
of these positions may present developmental opportunities which may be
cross-organizational or cross-disciplinary; i.e., within or across NHEERL
ecology or health divisions; across lab and human or ecological field
studies; and across other national laboratories/centers within ORD or
regulatory program offices within EPA.

Because of NHEERL's broad research mission and multi-disciplinary approach,
we seek candidates from a wide range of disciplinary backgrounds. The
preferred candidate will have earned a Ph.D. in one of the following areas
(or a closely related field): biochemistry, biology (e.g., cellular,
molecular), biomedical or chemical engineering, biostatistics/modeling,
development and reproduction, ecology (e.g., aquatic, coastal systems,
coral, ecosystem, estuarine, landscape, marine, microbial), ecotoxicology,
endocrinology, environmental sciences, epidemiology, genetics, geographic
information science, geomorphology, geostatistics, immunology, microbiology,
neurosciences, pharmaceutical sciences, pharmacology, physical chemistry,
physiology, plant physiology, population/community modeling, pulmonology, or
toxicology. Candidates with an M.D. or D.V.M. degree and a background
demonstrating experience conducting scientific research may also be

NHEERL is organized into nine divisions which are located at various
geographical locations and specialize in a different field of environmental
health or ecology research. Post-doctoral positions to conduct research on
environmental health are anticipated for divisions located in Research
Triangle Park and Chapel Hill, NC. Post-doctoral positions to conduct
ecology research are anticipated for divisions located in Duluth, MN; Gulf
Breeze, FL; Corvallis and Newport, OR; and Narragansett, RI. To obtain
specific information on the scientific research projects currently available
in NHEERL post-doctoral positions, please visit the NHEERL Internet site at
www.epa.gov/nheerl. Applicants may also be considered for other NHEERL
post-doctoral positions in addition to those specifically referenced on the
NHEERL Internet site.

These positions are excepted service appointments for two to three years,
and offer a salary range of $34,575 - $65,179, commensurate with
qualifications. The selected candidates will be eligible for a full benefits
package, including relocation expenses, health insurance, life insurance,
retirement, and vacation and sick leave.

United States citizens are preferred and will be given first consideration
for all positions. In the absence of qualified U.S. citizens, applications
of U.S. permanent residents who are citizens of countries specified as
exceptions to the appropriations act ban on paying non-U.S. citizens may be
considered. Further information on Federal employment of non-citizens is
available at www.opm.gov/employ/html/citizen.htm.

During calendar year 2001, applications will be accepted during three
opening periods: 

1.    January 2 through February 28;
2.    May 1 through June 29; and
3.    September 4 through October 31.

If you are interested, please send the following, during an open period, to
Ms. Dorothy Carr, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Human Resources
Management Division (MD-29), Research Triangle Park, NC 27711, Attn: NHEERL
Post-Doctoral Program:

*    Curriculum vitae;
*    Letter of recommendation from your senior research advisor or other
comparable official;
*    Cover letter indicating your research interests, preferred research
project(s) by number (see the NHEERL Internet site), preferred geographical
location(s), country of citizenship, and citizenship status (citizen or
permanent resident);
*    If you wish to be considered for multiple research projects and/or
geographical locations, please indicate each project number and location in
your cover letter; 
*    If you are claiming veterans' preference, please include your DD-214
with your application package.

If you send your application via express mail, address it to Ms. Dorothy
Carr, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Human Resources Management
Division (MD-29), 4201 Building, Suite 105, 79 Alexander Drive, Research
Triangle Park, NC 27709, Attn: NHEERL Post-Doctoral Program. You may also
submit your application via facsimile (fax) machine to (919) 541-2186;
however, applications faxed from a U.S. government fax machine will not be
accepted. Applications sent electronically via the Internet or mailed in
U.S. government postage-paid envelopes will also not receive consideration.

All application materials must be received in the Human Resources Office
during one of the three opening periods, but no later than the last day of
each opening period (February 28, June 29, or October 31). Applications
received outside of an open period will not be considered and will be
returned to the applicant. Questions may be directed to Ms. Carr at (800)
433-9633. After all responses are reviewed, candidates will receive written
notice of the status of their applications.

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


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