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Postdoctoral Opportunity: Toxicology Policy, Law and Regulatory Analysis

Department of Environmental Health and Engineering
Johns Hopkins University

The toxicology policy program, located in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a number of projects involving the use of non-animal based toxicology in assessing chemical toxicity and developing pharmaceutical products.


The successful applicant will work with Dr. Paul Locke and the toxicology policy team to:
(1) examine ways in which to improve the process by which non-animal based toxicology is incorporated into regulatory practice at federal and state agencies, and businesses;
(2) provide evidence-based analysis of policy, regulatory and legislative efforts to further the development and deployment of non-animal based toxicology in US federal laws; and
(3) design legal and policy tools to advance the development and use of non-animal based methods to replace animal based techniques. Post-doctoral work might involve interactions with policy makers at federal and state agencies and engaging in the legislative process at the US Congress. It is anticipated that the successful applicant will also participate in the preparation of scholarly articles for publication in law reviews and/or science journals.


The ideal candidate will have a juris doctor (JD) degree from an accredited US law school, and a strong interest in US laboratory animal law, regulation and policy. Candidates who do not possess a juris doctor, but have a PhD or doctoral degree is a related field, will also be considered. Additional preferred but not required qualifications include an educational background in environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, toxicology, pharmacology or other science courses, and/or probability and biostatistics.

The position will be for one year, with the opportunity for renewal.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Paul Locke ( 
Please include a CV, a statement of interest and/or cover letter, and three references. 

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.