This training program provides the opportunity to develop an independent research project using the tools of cell biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology to study basic mechanisms of disease related to environmental exposures. Strong emphasis is placed on career development, communication skills, grantsmanship, interdisciplinary research, and implications of basic research for diagnosis and prevention of human disease. Opportunities are provided for clinical and translational research collaborations at Rhode Island Hospital and Women & Infants' Hospital, as well as field work and community outreach in Rhode Island and collaboration with the Brown Superfund Basic Research Program. The faculty have active, well-funded research programs and access to modern research facilities equipped for quantitative imaging; genomics, epigenomics, and proteomics; flow cytometry; transgenic animal models; and alternative approaches to toxicity testing.
The research faculty members include: Thomas Bartnikas, M.D., Ph.D. (metal homeostasis), Robbert Creton, Ph.D. (environmental stressors and zebrafish behavior), Sarah Delaney, Ph.D. (DNA damage and repair), Phyllis Dennery, M.D. (oxidant-induced lung injury), Amanda Jamieson, Ph.D. (e-cigarettes and lung disease), Qing Lu, D.V.M., Ph.D. (second-hand tobacco smoke and acute lung injury), Jeffrey Morgan, Ph.D. (3D microtissues and toxicity testing), Kurt Pennell, Ph.D. (the exposome and metabolomics), Jessica Plavicki, Ph.D. (environmental exposures and zebrafish development), Jennifer Sanders, Ph.D. (environmental exposures and liver injury), Daniel Spade, Ph.D. (male reproductive toxicology), Ian Wong, Ph.D. (computerized imaging of the epithelial-mesenchymal cell transition), Anatoly Zhitkovich, Ph.D. (metals, genotoxicity, and DNA repair).
The candidate is expected to have a Ph.D. degree in toxicology, molecular or cell biology, or biochemistry.
Candidates must be eligible for training grant support provided by the NIEHS Training Program in Environmental Pathology. This is a twelve-month appointment at 100% effort.
Brown University is an EEO/AA employer and invites applications from women and minorities. Interested candidates can apply online at apply.interfolio.com/71852 and the following documents should be uploaded: letter of application identifying a faculty mentor, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation addressed to:
Anatoly Zhitkovich, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Search Committee
Co-Director, NIEHS Training Program in Environmental Pathology
Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Box G-E5
Providence, Rhode Island 02912
Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Internal Number: 71852
About Brown University
Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Engineering, School of Public Health, Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership and the IE Brown Executive MBA.