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					Career Opportunities

 DIRECTOR                                                         ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER
                                                                         OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
 Oregon State University invites nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Center.
 Funded by an NIEHS Center grant of approximately $1 million in annual direct costs, this 34-year-old Center is internationally recognized for
 expertise and research programs of 25 EHS Center faculty members. The EHS Center is a national resource for multidisciplinary approaches to
 problems in human environmental health. Details on this EHS Center’s activities are available on its website at http://www.ehsc.orst.edu. The
 Director will hold a 1.00 FTE twelve-month appointment (0.60 FTE as director; 0.40 FTE in an academic department) with a nine-month
 tenure commitment at the rank of professor within an academic department and college that is appropriate to the appointee’s background.
 We are looking for a well-established scientist to provide scientific and administrative leadership for the EHS Center within the policies of
 NIEHS and Oregon State University. A distinguished record of scholarly accomplishment and leadership is required for continued program
 development and EHS Center support. The Director must hold an M.D. or Ph.D. degree in physical or life science and have research and
 teaching experience related to environmental health sciences.
 Nominations should include name and address of the nominee and a letter addressing the qualifications of the individual. Applicants should
 submit a letter of interest and a resume, and request three letters of reference be sent to:
 Dr. Lawrence R. Curtis, Chair
 EHS Center Director Search Committee
 Department of Environmental and Molecular Toxicology
 Oregon State University
 1007 ALS Building
 Corvallis OR 97331-7301
 E-mail: Larry.Curtis@orst.edu
 Review of applicants will begin on April 16, 2001, and the position shall remain open until filled. The position is available July 1, 2001.
 OSU is an AA/EEO employer and has a policy of being responsive to dual-career needs.




 Director
 Division of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
  Nominations and applications are invited for the position of Director of the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health
  Sciences (EOHS) in the School of Public Health (SPH) of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). New leadership is being
  sought to enhance ongoing research and teaching activities and to provide vision for continued growth. The successful candidate
  will have an established national reputation, strong scientific background in a field relevant to EOHS, proven leadership skills,
  and qualifications for a rank of Full Professor with tenure.

  EOHS is one of four academic divisions in SPH with over 60 students in MPH, MS, and PhD degree programs. EOHS has strong
  research, educational, and service activities including an ABET-accredited program in Industrial Hygiene, the UIC occupational
  medicine residency program, and the federally sponsored Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education and
  Research Center. EOHS is closely linked to the Cook County Hospital occupational medicine residency program, participates in
  the Institute for Environmental Science and Policy at UIC, and collaborates with USEPA Region 5.

  Evaluation of applications will begin April 1, 2001, and will continue until the position is filled. A letter of interest and curricu-
  lum vitae along with the names, addresses, and phone numbers of five references should be sent to:

    Faith G. Davis, PhD, Chair
    Search Committee for Director, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
    UIC School of Public Health, Rm 112 SPH-West
    2121 W. Taylor Street
    Chicago, IL 60612


                                                                                                                              UIC
    e-mail: Fayed@uic.edu (Faith G. Davis)

  The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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    Postdoctoral Fellowships
    IN CELL SIGNALING, LUNG BIOLOGY, AND ENVIRONMENTAL PATHOLOGY

    Two postdoctoral fellowships for 2–3 year duration are available immediately in a multidisciplinary
    clinical and basic research program at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT,
    with emphases on cell signaling pathways, transcription factors, and cell cycle regulation in the
    pathobiology of acute lung injury, asthma, and pulmonary fibrosis/cancers by inhaled particles (air-
    borne particulate matter, asbestos, silica) and oxidant gases. Recipients will acquire expertise in gen-
    eration of transgenic mice, inhalation models of disease, cell imaging, and molecular biology with
    emphasis on translational approaches to man. U.V.M. features an NCI-designated Comprehensive
    Cancer Center, a Center of Excellence in Lung Biology, Cell Imaging and Transgenic Mouse Facilities,
    and NIH training grants in Environmental Pathology and Cancer Biology. Applications including 3 let-
    ters of recommendation must be received by May 15, 2001. Please mail to Dr. Brooke Mossman, A-
    145 Medical Alumni Building, Department of Pathology, UVM College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
    05405. Restricted to U.S. citizens and applicants with permanent visas. Applications are encouraged
    from women and individuals of diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.
    An equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
                                                                 University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT




    Air Toxics Scientist
    The Division of Science, Research and Technology within the New Jersey Department of Environmental
    Protection is seeking to hire an Air Toxics Scientist. This position requires the ability to conduct and manage
    research, assess risk, and develop indicators related to air toxics exposure in New Jersey. This position will
    assess health risk based on assessment of exposure data and model predictions; evaluate cumulative risk from
    outdoor and indoor air employing various methods of risk aggregation; and develop and track indicators of
    air toxics exposure and risk using air sampling data, as well as epidemiologic and biomarker data. Areas of
    potential focus include interpretation of U.S. EPA models of air toxics concentration at the community level
    (CEP, NATA), risk related to fine particulates, and the relationship of ozone and other pollutants to asthma
    incidence in New Jersey.


    Requires air toxics and human health risk assessment experience, at least a master’s degree, and three years
    of relevant experience in risk assessment, exposure assessment, environmental health, or a closely related
    field. A doctoral degree is preferred. Salary range is $54,685–$75,444. Send resume to Karen Funari-Pals,
    Department of Environmental Protection, Human Resources Operations, P.O. Box 408, Trenton, NJ 08625.
    Deadline for receipt of letter of interest and current resume is June 15, 2001.



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                                                                       Laboratory of Computational                              Laboratory of
                                                       NIEHS           Biology and Risk Analysis               NIEHS            Molecular Carcinogenesis
                                                       Toxicokinetic Modeling (HNV 00-17)                      Mammary Gland Biology & Neoplasia
                                                       A Postdoctoral IRTA Fellow position is open             (HNV 00-13)
                                                       in the Laboratory of Computational Biology              A postdoctoral position is available in the
                                                       and Risk Analysis, Toxicokinetic Modeling               Hormones & Cancer Group to investigate the
                                                       Section of the Division of Intramural Research          regulation of normal growth and patterning of
                                                       at the NIEHS. The incumbent will do research            the mammary gland and pathways that con-
                                                       on the development and validation of biologi-           tribute to the formation of neoplasms in this
                                                       cally based dose–response models that can be            organ. Particular emphasis is given to growth
                                                       used to characterize human risks associated             factors and other signaling components that may
                                                       with exposure to hazardous environmental                influence breast cancer risk or the progression of
                                                       agents.                                                 early stages of breast tumor development.
                                                       Candidates must be a U.S. citizen or permanent          Current projects include studies of the funda-
                                                       resident of the United States. Candidates with          mental properties of ErbB, IFG-1R, and Wnt in
                                                       doctoral or equivalent degrees in pharmacology,         the mammary gland and how these proteins are
                                                       toxicology, statistics, and mathematical model-         influenced by endocrine hormones. The overall
                                                       ing or closely related fields with up to six years      work environment is highly interactive and there
                                                       postdoctoral research experience will be consid-        are excellent analytical and animal support ser-
                                                       ered. Previous experience with physiological or         vices. The candidate should be highly motivated
                                                       biochemical modeling will be extremely benefi-          and have good communication skills. Extensive
                                                       cial. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum       experience in molecular or cell biology and cell
                                                       vitae, bibliography, and names of three refer-          culture techniques is highly desirable.
                                                       ences to the hiring scientist at the corresponding      Applicants must not possess more than five years
                                                       laboratory and mail drop in care of NIEHS, PO           of postdoctoral experience. To apply, submit a
                                                       Box 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709             cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and
                                                       USA. The cover letter should include the posi-          names of three references to the hiring scientist at
                                                       tion title and HNV number. The NIEHS is an              the corresponding laboratory and mail drop in
                                                       equal opportunity employer.                             care of NIEHS, PO Box 12233, Research
                                                       Contact: Ronald L. Melnick, Laboratory of               Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA. The cover letter
                                                       Computational Biology and Risk Analysis, MD             should include the position title and HNV number.
                                                       A3-06, 919-541-4142, fax: 919-541-1479, e-              The NIEHS is an equal opportunity employer.
                                                       mail: melnickr@niehs.nih.gov                            Contact: Richard P. DiAugustine, Laboratory
                                                                                                               of Molecular Carcinogenesis, MD D4-04,
                                                                                                               919-541-3218, fax: 919-541-4704, e-mail:
                                                                       Laboratory of
                                                       NIEHS           Molecular Carcinogenesis                diaugus2@niehs.nih.gov

                                                       Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis
                                                                                                                                Laboratory of
                  Laboratory of
                                                       (HNV 00-23)                                             NIEHS            Signal Transduction
NIEHS             Experimental Pathology
                                                       A postdoctoral position is available in the
                                                       Molecular Toxicology Group to investigate               Ion Channel Regulation By Signal
 Molecular Pathology (HNV 00-20)                       molecular alterations and gene expression               Transduction Pathways (HNV 00-22)
 The focus of our laboratory is to extend the          changes during liver and lung chemical carcino-         Postdoctoral positions available to investigate
 evaluation of environmental chemicals in rodent       genesis in mouse models. Particular emphasis is         ion channel regulation by signal transduction
 models from the cellular to the molecular level       on oxidative stress mechanisms involved follow-         pathways at the molecular level. Projects are
 for both noncancer and cancer end points. The         ing treatment with nongenotoxic carcinogens.            available involving calcium and potassium selec-
 basis for this research is to provide a mechanistic   Current projects include cDNA microarray                tive channels in diverse cell types from the
 understanding of the toxicologic or carcinogenic      analysis on livers after carcinogenic doses of          neuroendocrine and cardiovascular systems and
 response in rodents and to provide a biologically     nongenotoxic carcinogens, related studies on            range from structure/function studies of cloned
 based interpretation of its relevance to humans,      markers of oxidative stress, and studies on the         channels to the role of environmental toxicants
 and where applicable incorporate animal models        role of beta-catenin and Wnt signaling in mouse         in degenerative diseases of the aging brain.
 of human disease. In noncancer research, our          liver carcinogenesis. The overall work environ-         Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or M.D. and
 laboratory focuses on mechanisms of neuro-            ment is highly interactive, and there are excel-        publications demonstrating expertise in the
 pathology and atherosclersosis, and in cancer         lent analytical and other support services.             application of molecular biology or patch clamp
 research the focus is on mutations of oncogenes       Extensive experience in molecular biology and           techniques to cell signaling or ion channel struc-
 and tumor suppressor genes in rodent and              biochemistry is required. Applicants must have          ture/function.
 human tumors. We are interested in a molecular        a Ph.D.                                                 Applicants must not possess more than five
 biologist/toxicologist/pathologist with a back-       Applicants must not possess more than five              years of postdoctoral experience. To apply, sub-
 ground in medical sciences and with experience        years of postdoctoral experience. To apply, sub-        mit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliogra-
 in PCR, RNA, and DNA analysis (other molec-           mit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliogra-        phy, and names of three references to the hiring
 ular techniques are desirable, as well). Excellent    phy, and names of three references to the hiring        scientist at the corresponding laboratory and
 resources, numerous rodent samples and oppor-         scientist at the corresponding laboratory and           mail drop in care of NIEHS, PO Box 12233,
 tunities for collaboration are available.             mail drop in care of NIEHS, PO Box 12233,               Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA. The
 Applicants must not possess more than five            Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA. The               cover letter should include the position title and
 years of postdoctoral experience. To apply,           cover letter should include the position title and      HNV number. The NIEHS is an equal oppor-
 submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliog-     HNV number. The NIEHS is an equal oppor-                tunity employer.
 raphy, and names of three references to the           tunity employer.                                        Contact: David L. Armstrong, Laboratory of
 hiring scientist at the corresponding laboratory      Contact: Theodora R. Devereux, Laboratory               Signal Transduction, MD F3-06, 919-541-
 and mail drop in care of NIEHS, PO Box                of Molecular Carcinogenesis, MD D4-04,                  0062, fax: 919-541-1898, e-mail: armstro3@
 12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709               919-541-3241, fax: 919-316-4620, e-mail:                niehs.nih.gov
 USA. The cover letter should include the posi-        devereux@niehs.nih.gov
 tion title and HNV number. The NIEHS is an
 equal opportunity employer.
 Contact: Robert C. Sills, Laboratory of Exper-
 imental Pathology, MD A3-06, 919-541-0180,
 fax: 919-541-4714, e-mail: sills@niehs.nih.gov



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                  Laboratory of                                             Laboratory of                                          Laboratory of
NIEHS             Signal Transduction                      NIEHS            Signal Transduction                   NIEHS            Women’s Health
 ION Channel Physiology (HNV 01-05)                        Signal Transduction by Inositol Phosphates             Female Reproductive Pathology Group
 Opportunity available immediately to study                (HNV 00-3)                                             (HNV 01-01)
 ligand-gated nicotinic ACh and/or serotonin               This laboratory is recruiting biochemists/molec-       A postdoctoral position is available to investigate
 5-HT3 receptor channels in hippocampal brain              ular biologists to join a productive research team     gene expression and regulation in ovarian func-
 slices, cultured neurons, and/or clonal cell lines.       that applies biochemical, molecular, and electro-      tion, dysfunction, and ovarian cancer in
 The role these channels play in regulating hip-           physiological techniques to the study of signal        response to environmental stresses. Particular
 pocampal neuronal activity are investigated, as           transduction by inositol phosphates. Novel sig-        emphasis is given to signaling components in
 well as how intracellular signal transduction             naling proteins are being identified, and their        prostaglandin pathways in ovulation and luteoly-
 pathways (i.e., phosphorylation, Ca2+) modulate           actions are being analyzed at a molecular level        sis. The overall work environment is highly
 the physiological properties of these channels.           using several approaches, including mutagenesis        interactive and there are excellent analytical and
 Preference will be given to applicants interested         and the manipulation of their cellular expression      animal support services. The candidate should
 in studying how these ion channels regulate               in appropriate cell models. A strong background        be highly motivated and have good communica-
 synaptic transmission and plasticity in the brain.        in molecular biology and/or biochemistry is            tion skills. Extensive experience in molecular
 Applicants must have electrophysiological                 required. For details of the laboratory’s recent       biology and cell culture is essential.
 (preferably patch-clamp) experience; expertise            achievements, see http://dir.niehs.nih.gov/dirlst/     Applicants must not possess more than five years
 in calcium imaging and/or molecular biological            shears.htm.                                            of postdoctoral experience. To apply, submit a
 techniques would be a great asset. For addition-          Applicants must not possess more than five years       cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and
 al information concerning the research projects           of postdoctoral experience. To apply, submit a         names of three references to the hiring scientist at
 and publications, visit the following Web site:           cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and      the corresponding laboratory and mail drop in
 http://dir.niehs.nih.gov/dirlst/yakel.htm.                names of three references to the hiring scientist at   care of NIEHS, PO Box 12233, Research
 Applicants must not possess more than five years          the corresponding laboratory and mail drop in          Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA. The cover letter
 of postdoctoral experience. To apply, submit a            care of NIEHS, PO Box 12233, Research                  should include the position title and HNV number.
 cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and         Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA. The cover letter          The NIEHS is an equal opportunity employer.
 names of three references to the hiring scientist at      should include the position title and HNV number.      Contact: Barbara J. Davis, Laboratory of
 the corresponding laboratory and mail drop in             The NIEHS is an equal opportunity employer.            Women’s Health, MD A2-01, 919-541-2764,
 care of NIEHS, PO Box 12233, Research                     Contact: Stephen B. Shears, Laboratory of Signal       fax: 919 316-4626, e-mail: davis1@niehs.nih.gov
 Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA. The cover letter             Transduction, MD F2-06, 919-541-1898, fax:
 should include the position title and HNV number.         919-541-0793, e-mail: shears@niehs.nih.gov
 The NIEHS is an equal opportunity employer.                                                                                       Laboratory of
 Contact: Jerrel Yakel, Laboratory of Signal                                                                      NIEHS            Molecular Genetics
                                                                            Laboratory of Pharmacology and
 Transduction, MD F2-08, 919 541-1407; fax:
 919-541-1898 e-mail: yakel@niehs.nih.gov
                                                           NIEHS            Chemistry–Human Metabolism            DNA Replication Fidelity (HNV 01-02)
                                                                                                                  To investigate molecular mechanisms of DNA
                                                           Human CYPs and Drug-Metabolizing                       polymerase fidelity using structure–function
                  Laboratory of Reproductive               Enzymes (HNV 01-03)                                    analyses both in vivo and in vitro, combining
NIEHS             and Developmental Toxicology             Polymorphisms and mechanisms of induction of           methods of microbial genetics, molecular genet-
                                                           human drug-metabolizing enzymes are studied            ics, and enzymology. Candidates should have
 Chromatin and Gene Expression Section                     using molecular biology techniques. The appli-         strong analytical skills and a practical background
 (HNV 01-04)                                               cant will study polymorphisms of these enzymes         in microbial genetics and/or molecular genetics.
 Two postdoctoral positions are available to               and mechanisms of induction using promoter             To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae,
 investigate the mechanisms by which transcrip-            systems. Experience in molecular biology and           bibliography, and names of three references to
 tion factors modify chromatin structure to                biochemistry is expected. Experience with mole-        the hiring scientist at the corresponding laborato-
 induce or repress transcription. Models will              cular biology of drug-metabolizing enzymes             ry and mail drop in care of NIEHS, PO Box
 include, but not be limited, to the mouse                 would be useful but not required.                      12233, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA.
 mammary tumor virus (MMTV) promoter and                   Applicants must not possess more than five years       The cover letter should include the position title
 the human breast and ovarian cancer suscepti-             of postdoctoral experience. To apply, submit a         and HNV number. The NIEHS is an equal
 bility gene (BRCA1) promoter. Studies will                cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and      opportunity employer.
 focus on the molecular machines involved in               names of three references to the hiring scientist at
 chromatin remodeling and the posttranslation                                                                     Contact: John W. Drake, Laboratory of
                                                           the corresponding laboratory and mail drop in          Molecular Genetics, MD E3-01, 919 541-3361,
 modification of core and linker histones.                 care of NIEHS, PO Box 12233, Research
 Potential candidates should have a broad and                                                                     fax: 919-541-7613, e-mail: drake@niehs.nih.gov
                                                           Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA. The cover letter
 deep knowledge of molecular biology with an               should include the position title and HNV number.
 emphasis on protein biochemistry and/or chro-             The NIEHS is an equal opportunity employer.
 matin structure. Knowledge of molecular                                                                           For advertising information and rates
 endocrinology will be advantageous. Applicants            Contact: Joyce Goldstein, Laboratory of                 contact:
 must have a Ph.D. or M.D.                                 Pharmacology and Chemistry–Human Metab-
                                                           olism, MD A3-02, 919-541-4495, fax: 919-                         Gwendolyn Dowd
 Applicants must not possess more than five years          541-4107, e-mail: goldste1@niehs.nih.gov
 of postdoctoral experience. To apply, submit a                                                                          Advertising Sales Manager
 cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and                                                                         Phone: 919-541-5257
 names of three references to the hiring scientist at                                                                       Fax: 919-541-0763
 the corresponding laboratory and mail drop in
 care of NIEHS, PO Box 12233, Research                                                                                 E-mail: dowd@niehs.nih.gov
 Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA. The cover letter                                                                       Online: http://ehis.niehs.nih.gov/
 should include the position title and HNV number.
 The NIEHS is an equal opportunity employer.
 Contact: Trevor K. Archer, Laboratory of
 Reproductive and Developmental Toxicology,
 MD E4-06, 919-316-4565, fax: 919-316-4566,
 e-mail: archer1@niehs.nih.gov




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