Post Doctoral Fellow in Toxicology at Kansas State University
Two Post Doctoral Fellow positions are opening immediately to provide support in a toxicology laboratory under the direction of Dr. Nancy Monteiro-Riviere (http://www.vet.kstate.edu/depts/ap/faculty/Monterio.htm) located at Kansas State University housed within the College of Veterinary Medicine. A PhD, MD, DVM or BVSC and research experience in developing in vitro models to assess safety for food ingredients are required. This research will isolate and establish canine cell lines for intestine, kidney and liver. In addition, cell lines for rodents and humans will be used to compare to existing human data. These different in vitro model systems will be used to assess toxicity of novel raw materials and ingredients and to provide an in vitro approach for hazard identification.
The individual will design and conduct experiments in organ/ cell culture as well as isolate and establish canine cell lines. The incumbents are expected to work independently. Technical approaches include techniques to study cell death, DNA fragmentation, ROS, high throughput screening, mitochondrial membrane function as well as morphological and cytokine analysis to assess mechanisms of toxicity is different cell lines. The individual must have publications that document proficiency in cell culture, in vitro toxicity assays, and morphological analysis to assess mechanisms of toxicity. Knowledge of epithelial biology, transmission electron microscopy, statistics and high through put screening is preferred.
Please send your letter of interest, curriculum vitae and list of three references to: Barbara Lutjemeier, Department of Anatomy & Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Screening of applicants begins October 31, 2012 and continues until the position is filled. Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Background check is required.