Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences – Senior Fellow (NN23594)


Position Overview


Organization: School of Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

Title : Senior Fellow

Search Number : NN23594


Position Details


Applications are being sought for a postdoctoral position (Senior Fellow – UW Job Class 0445) in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at the University of Washington.

This will be a full-time (100% FTE), 12-month appointment investigating how environmental chemicals such as the flame retardants PBDEs, when exposed to young animals, alter their ability to metabolize drugs and endogenous metabolites when they are adults. The work will involve molecular, cellular, biochemical, and whole animals.  The senior fellow will also summarize the results in graphs and write manuscripts based on the research. This position requires the ability to perform independent research and assure quality, cost effectiveness, and timeliness for the project. The appointment may be continued on an annual basis at the discretion of the PI based on progress toward the achievement of research goals and availability of funding.

Main research responsibilities include:

  • Work with research leadership to assess accurate dosing of mice consistent with the research aims and methods.
  • Perform animal dosing and colony maintenance of mice assigned by the PI.
  • Establish and quantify metabolites in various biological compartments using analytical methods.
  • Conduct second phase testing isolating primary hepatocytes from the mice to test whether neonatal environmental exposure leads to increased sensitivity of hepatocytes to further xenobiotic insults during adulthood.
  • Collaborate with research leadership to draft manuscripts, presentations, and progress reports.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a doctoral degree in toxicology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry or a related discipline with experience in animal research..

Working environment: A successful applicant will develop and implement methods for elucidating the role of PBDE exposures in a rodent population. This highly interdisciplinary research will provide the opportunity to interact with scientists from different fields. The individual will also gain further experience in applied toxicological methods. Candidates are also encouraged to apply for independent funding.

All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions

Applicants should send a cover letter including research interests and goals, CV, one to two reference letters (preferably from PhD or current postdoc advisor), and name and contact information of two additional references to:

Julia Cui, PhD Email: juliacui@uw.edu University of Washington Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences 4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100 Campus Box 354695 Seattle, WA 98195-4695

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.