Post-Doctoral Fellow Opportunity at NIEHS/NIH
A Computational Toxicology postdoctoral fellowship is available for a highly
motivated individual at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
(NIEHS). The position is in the Division of Intramural Research, the
Biostatistics and Computational Biology Branch, Computational Toxicology group,
led by Dr. Nicole Kleinstreuer. The successful candidate will develop and apply
computational methods, tools, and applications across a variety of exciting
projects in the areas of computational toxicology, bioinformatics, and
computational biology. Our lab works with high-throughput screening data from
diverse platforms and uses machine learning and other computational techniques
to analyze large data sets and build predictive models of how environmental
chemicals may affect human health and disease pathways. The initial project
focus will be on using Bayesian approaches and deep belief networks to develop
modeling frameworks incorporating mechanistic knowledge to predict chemical
effects such as carcinogenesis, developmental defects, and systemic toxicity.
Other work will involve developing novel computational approaches to combine
chemical structural information, exposure estimates, and experimental data in
ways that can be applied to diverse environmental health issues.
Candidates should have obtained a Ph.D. in computational biology, biomedical
engineering, bioinformatics, computer science, or a related discipline.
Programming skills, ideally in R and/or Python, are required, and experience in
Bayesian modeling, deep belief networks, and the application of computational
methods to high-throughput screening data are highly desirable. Excellent
verbal and written communications skills and the ability to simultaneously work
on a variety of diverse projects are essential.
NIEHS is in Research Triangle Park (RTP), N.C., between Raleigh, Durham, and
Chapel Hill, and is near Duke University, The University of North
Carolina-Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University. Successful
candidates will be offered a competitive stipend/salary. The NIH is dedicated
to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.
Please send curriculum vitae including publication list, brief summary of
past/current research, and the names of three (3) references to Nicole C.
Kleinstreuer, Ph.D. by email at