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National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

UPDATE NewsletterUPDATE NewsletterFebruary 2019

The NTP Interagency Center for the Evaluation of Alternative Toxicological Methods

By Catherine Sprankle

Postdoctoral Opportunities Available

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is accepting applications for postdoctoral fellows to develop human cell- and protein-based assays for assessing cardiotoxicity of new drugs. These projects are part of an initiative to design, build, and test new non-animal approaches to assess cardiotoxicity hazard. The initiative is supported jointly by NTP (Biomolecular Screening Branch and NICEATM), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, and the Health and Environment Sciences Institute.

Candidates for these two postdoctoral positions should have received Ph.D. or equivalent degrees in computer sciences or life/health/medical sciences within the last five years and must have resided in the United States for at least three of the past five years. Work will be done at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, NC. More information about the projects and instructions for applying are available on the NTP website.

Paper Describing NICEATM Collaboration Honored by Society of Toxicology Specialty Section

“Pathway-based predictive approaches for non-animal assessment of acute inhalation toxicity” (Clippinger et al. 2018), a NICEATM collaborative work product, has been recognized as an Honorable Mention winner for Best Paper of 2018 by the Biological Modeling Specialty Section of the Society of Toxicology. Preparation of the review was a recommendation of a 2016 workshop on inhalation toxicity that was co-organized by NICEATM. More information about the 2016 workshop is available on the NTP website.

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