Postdoctoral Position at NIEHS/NTP

Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Stipends
May 07 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Position in Stem Cell Biology and Toxicology
(up to 3 years)

A Postdoctoral position is available immediately at the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences ( in Research Triangle Park, NC. This position will work collaboratively within the Stem Cell Toxicology Group (Mechanistic Toxicology Branch) and the Stem Cell Biology Group (Epigenetics and Stem Cell Biology Laboratory).


We are seeking an independent and self-motivated individual to help build a human pluripotent stem cell (PSC)-based platform to test and study environmental pollutants for their toxicity and effects on nerve cell formation and growth to help better understand how environmental chemicals contribute to neural development and Parkinson’s disease. This study will bring new knowledge on the role of environmental factors in development and disease. In addition, the PSC-based platform we develop will provide new tools for future environmental health science investigations and will likely find broad utility in developmental neuroscience.



  • Recent PhD degree in biology, developmental biology, toxicology, or related field.
  • Background in stem cell biology/toxicology is desired.
  • Experience with pluripotent stem cell culture and/or 2D and 3D culture models is a plus.
  • Experience with CRISPR-mediated genome editing is preferred. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, as demonstrated by a strong publication record and presentations at scientific meetings or in work groups.    
  • Excellent organizational, time management, and interpersonal skills and an ability to work on a multi-disciplinary team.

Interested candidates should submit the following application materials as a single PDF file to Dr. Erik Tokar ( and Dr. Guang Hu (

  • Cover letter which describes why you would be a suitable candidate for the position
  • Up-to-date CV which includes list of publications
  • Contact information for three (3) references.
  • Copy of doctoral degree certificate

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