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Senior Inhalation Toxicologist
CTP-NCTR Inhalation Toxicology Core Facility
National Center for Toxicological Research

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), Office of Scientific Coordination is seeking to hire a highly qualified Senior Inhalation Toxicologist to serve as the Center expert in inhalation toxicology study designs and methods, with demonstrated expertise in the conduct of inhalation toxicology studies with rodents. As the lead inhalation toxicologist, incumbent will use this expertise in coordinating the operation of the Inhalation Toxicology Core Facility. This facility contains six nose-only inhalation systems for rodents.

Principal duties will include the conduct of rodent inhalation studies in support of the missions of NCTR and Center for Tobacco Regulation (CTP).

Specific tasks will include:

Minimum Qualification: This position requires an M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. or equivalent, in the fields of Toxicology, Chemistry, Biology, or related field. Preference will be given to individuals with formal training in inhalation sciences as part of their advanced degree training or demonstrated experience conducting inhalation toxicology studies.

The candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Benefits include health and life insurance options, retirement, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave. Preference will be given to individuals with a demonstrated record of relevant accomplishments. Salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. Interested individuals should send a letter of application with a curriculum vitae, statement of proposed and current research interests and names with complete contact information of three references to the attention of Moses W. Robinson, HR Director, NCTR, 3900 NCTR Road, Jefferson, AR 72079 or Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. FDA is an Equal Opportunity Employer. FDA/NCTR is a smoke free environment.

The NCTR, located approximately 30 miles southeast of Little Rock, Arkansas, conducts FDA mission-related research that is of critical importance to the Agency in developing a scientifically sound basis for regulatory decisions. Over 150 Ph.D. scientists and 400 support scientists, on-site-contractors and administrative staff make up a dynamic group of professionals in the NCTR organization. Undergraduate and graduate students, post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists also pursue education and research opportunities in a multi-disciplinary team atmosphere. For more information on NCTR research and training activities, visit

Posted on 11/30/2016

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Aerosol Engineering, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

The Pharmaceutical Aerosol Engineering Lab in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering invites applications from well qualified individuals for a Postdoctoral Fellowship. The delivery of medications through the inhalation route provides a number of advantages including rapid uptake, reduced side effects, and direct access to the blood stream and brain without the use of needles. However, existing inhalers are highly inefficient with 30-90% of the medication wasted when administered to adults and 90-99% wasted when administered to children. Our group employs a combination of CFD simulations and in vitro experiments to:

The open project relates to the delivery of asthma medications to the small airways, inhaled antibiotics, and the development of complete-airway CFD models with in vivo validation.

More information on the Longest Lab at VCU can be found at:

Funding for the Longest Lab currently comes from NIH and US FDA sources.

Applicants should have extensive experience in computational modeling, advanced mesh generation in complex geometries, and multiphase transport. Experience in simulating biotransport, aerosols, and/or respiratory dynamics is highly desired.

To apply, please send a CV, transcript copy, list of two or more references, and a cover letter summarizing relevant experience to Dr. P. Worth Longest at

This project is being performed in collaboration with the VCU Department of Pharmaceutics, which is located on the VCU Medical Campus. The VCU Department of Pharmaceutics is widely recognized for its Aerosol Research Group, which specializes in the area of respiratory drug delivery, and organizes the international RDD Conference series ( each year.

VCU is an Equal-Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posted on 8/9/2016

Postdoctoral Position at UC Riverside

A postdoctoral position is available immediately (with a preferred starting date of beginning of October) in the area of aerosol and vehicle emissions. The postdoc will work on a collaborative project related to advanced vehicle emission research. The postdoc will also have opportunities to work on other fundamental or applied project depending on the ability and interest.

Initial appointment will be for 1 year, renewable contingent upon performance and funding. Interested candidates should send a detailed CV, along with a list of three references to For more detailed information about the project, please email to the same address.

Heejung Jung
Associate professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering & CE-CERT
University of California, Riverside

Posted on 8/2/2016

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