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Post-doctoral Fellowship Neurotoxicology

Posted by: Office of Science and Eng Labs, FDA

Posted date: Mar-16-2017

Location: Silver Spring, MD

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at FDA – Microglial neurotoxicology


A postdoctoral research fellowship is available at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL), Division of Biomedical Physics (DBP). The fellow will participate in an FDA inter-center collaborative research project in the lab of Dr. Ethan Cohen to optically evaluate the sensitivity of microglia at detecting toxins in retinal tissue. The fellow should be familiar with handling live retinal tissue, optical imaging/image analysis, and immunocytochemistry.  The qualified candidate should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Engineering, Physiology, Pharmacology, or a Vision-related field. The laboratory is located at the FDA headquarters (Federal Research Center at White Oak) in Silver Spring, MD. Preference will be given to creative applicants with some or all of the following skills and experience:


              Confocal imaging and analysis.

              Original research publications and presentations

              Retinal  pharmacology/physiology in rodents

              Optical system design.

              Ability to program and analyze image data in MATLAB, Labview, or ImageJ

To apply:

Please email your application package to fda.hhs.gov%20">ethan.cohen(at)fda.hhs.gov . The package should include your CV/resume, a cover letter describing your background experience /interests, and the names of two  references we may contact. Please include “Chief Scientist grant in the subject line.


Note that this appointment is offered through the CDRH Postgraduate Research Participation Program and is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The program is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S citizens without regard to race, color, age religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran. The individual selected for appointments will not become employees of ORISE, ORAU, DOE, FDA, CDRH, or any other office or agency. Program participants will be paid a monthly stipend. Note this is not a GS position. This is an educational program and candidates should be within 5 years of completing a Ph.D. degree.

Job Title Post-doctoral Fellowship Neurotoxicology
Post Details
Email ethan.cohen(at)fda.hhs.gov
Employer's Website www.fda.gov
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Neuroscience
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Silver Spring, MD
Key Words imaging, optics, microglia, microscopy
Start Date 7/15/2017
Salary 70,000
Deadline May-01-2017