Associate Investigator - Inhalation Toxicology

    • Job Tracking ID: 85392-255982
    • Job Location: Research Triangle Park, NC
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Doctoral Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 10/26/2018
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description

ScitoVation is dedicated to understanding how chemical compounds affect human health and to advancing animal-free approaches for human health risk assessment. We help our clients develop safer and more effective pharmaceuticals, food ingredients, agricultural chemicals, commodity chemicals, and consumer products through the development of fit-for-purpose, human cell-based in vitro assays and computational models.

We are seeking a candidate to serve as the lead scientist in development of an in vitro model for inhalation toxicology.  Pertinent expertise includes the conduct of inhalation toxicology studies, inhalation dosimetry, exposure methods, and lung toxicity endpoints. The successful candidate will have familiarity with cell culture models of the respiratory tract or have experience with in vivo inhalation animal models for testing drug or chemical efficacy/toxicity in the respiratory tract with a strong interest in creating and implementing in vitro alternatives to in vivo inhalation studies. We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate with a proven track record of program, project, and personnel management. The candidate will be responsible for developing project strategy and supportive study design, analysis, interpretation, and reporting to support project milestones. This is an excellent opportunity to work on a team as part of a growing company and to lead the development of novel in vitro toxicology methods. 

Experience and Skills

  • A Ph.D. in toxicology, biology, cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular toxicology, or similar disciplines. Preference will be given to individuals with detailed experience in inhalation sciences as part of their advanced degree training or post-PhD work experience conducting inhalation toxicology studies
  •  > 5 years of professional experience after completion of her/his PhD
  • Expertise in lung toxicity and inhalation methodologies, including inhalation exposure techniques, dosimetry determination and lung toxicology.  
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects
  • Personnel management
  • Track record of successful proposal writing
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a team environment