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Research Project Description

Postdoctoral Fellowship
Inhalation Toxicology Core Facility
National Center for Toxicological Research
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Jefferson, AR


Project Description:

A postdoctoral fellowship opportunity is available within the Center for Tobacco Products (CTP)/National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR) Inhalation Toxicology Core Facility at the Jefferson Laboratories complex of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Jefferson Laboratories complex is located approximately 30 miles south/southeast ofLittle Rock, Arkansas. The campus houses NCTR and the Arkansas Regional Laboratory of FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs.

The chosen participant will collaborate in multi-disciplinary research efforts to support the research needs in evaluating the inhalation toxicity of tobacco products. Opportunities may include:

  • Developing comprehensive knowledge and experience in setting up and validating the study-specific exposure systems for inhalation toxicology studies in a GLP environment
  • Understanding up-to-date technology in aerosol/vapor generation and measurement system for inhalation toxicology studies
  • Developing comprehensive approaches in pulmonary physiology and respiratory dosimetry research
  • Developing animal models with pulmonary/cardiovascular diseases for inhalation toxicology research

The Research Participation Program for FDA is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of FDA contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on educational level and experience. The participant must show proof of health insurance. The appointment is full-time at FDA in Jefferson, Arkansas. Participants do not become employees of FDA or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.


  • A Doctoral degree in biology, physiology (pulmonary) or chemistry received within the last three years.
  • An emphasis and experience in inhalation exposures and the pulmonary responses to inhaled materials is preferred.

How to Apply:

To be considered, please send a current CV/resume to the attention of Dr. Shu-Chieh Hu at:

Shu-Chieh Hu, Ph.D.
Director, CTP/NCTR Inhalation Toxicology Core Facility
Office of Scientific Coordination
National Center for Toxicological Research
3900 NCTR Road
Jefferson, Arkansas 72079

Tel: (870) 543-7513

Please reference FDA-NCTR-2013-0005 in all communications.