The EPA Environmental Research and Business Support Program has an immediate opening for an EPA Cell Culture Exposure Research Associate with the Office of Research and Development at the EPA facility in Research Triangle Park, NC. The Inhalation Toxicology Facilities Branch (ITFB) of the Environmental Public Health Division (EPHD) provides expertise in the conduct of non-clinical inhalation toxicology studies that assess the impact of environmental exposures on in-vitro and in-vivo models of susceptibility. The research proposed for the selected candidate would be to introduce select cell cultures into the Cell Culture Exposure System (CCES) and to help couple the biology to the engineering to achieve successful ALI exposures. Operations are currently underway exposing cells to select volatile organic compounds (VOCs) with the CCES; however, the selected candidate will allow for expansion of these studies that would help to successfully achieve this effort.
- Full-time, $21.27
- Must have earned at a minimum a Bachelor’s degree in biology, toxicology, chemistry, environmental sciences, physics, or closely related field of study from an accredited university or college within the last 24 months
- Basic experience (at least three months) working in a laboratory setting
- Experience following written protocols
- Proficiency performing basic chemistry calculations, preparing solutions and pipetting
- Basic experience with biochemical assays, in vitro assays and molecular biology techniques including mutagenicity, cytotoxicity (determined by any of several methods), genotoxicity, and possibly other endpoints, such as the flow-based micronucleus assay, and RNA isolation.
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