Opportunity: Graduate Research Assistantship in Chemical and Molecular Toxicology

job_picJeffrey K. Wickliffe, Ph.D., Mark J. Wilson, Ph.D., and Charles A. Miller III, Ph.D., Faculty in Toxicology and Risk Assessment, actively seek an outstanding doctoral student for a graduate research assistantship in the Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences at Tulane University, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine (SPHTM).

This is an open and competitive search, and we seek a PhD student with knowledge, skills, abilities, and interests in chemical and molecular toxicology. Our recently funded research is studying novel polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons found in crude oil and crude oil fractions and their effects on metabolically competent human and mammalian cell lines. Laboratory experience is desirable, but not necessary. A committed interest in chemical and molecular toxicology is required.

The assistantship will cover a competitive stipend and the annual cost of the research assistant’s enrollment in Tulane’s student health insurance plan. Funds are currently available for waiving tuition for the first two years of the doctoral program when the bulk of the successful candidate’s coursework would take place prior to applying for doctoral candidacy. The research assistant will be responsible for paying fees associated with enrollment.

Tulane University SPHTM has a rolling admission process, and we would like to fill the GRA position as soon as possible. The SPHTM Admissions website is: http://www.sph.tulane.edu/publichealth/prospective-students/index.cfm. General information for prospective graduate students at Tulane is available here: http://tulane.edu/ogps/prospective-grads.cfm.

Tulane does not discriminate in admission or employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, marital status, military status, veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state or local law in its programs and activities. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

Qualified, interested candidates should contact:

Dr. Jeffrey K. Wickliffe
Department of Global Environmental Health Sciences
Tulane University
1440 Canal Street, Suite 2100
New Orleans, LA 70112
Office Phone: 504-988-3910

E-mail: jwicklif@tulane.edu (please refer to this “GRA in Chemical and Molecular Toxicology” in the subject line of your e-message)