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
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.
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
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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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: email@example.com Contact: Richard P. DiAugustine, Laboratory
of Molecular Carcinogenesis, MD D4-04,
919-541-3218, fax: 919-541-4704, e-mail:
NIEHS Molecular Carcinogenesis firstname.lastname@example.org
Molecular Toxicology and Carcinogenesis
(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- email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Triangle Park, NC 27709 USA. The cover letter
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emphasis on protein biochemistry and/or chro- The NIEHS is an equal opportunity employer.
matin structure. Knowledge of molecular For advertising information and rates
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