Applications will be accepted until Feb 1, 2014 for the 2014-2016 funding cycle:
RJRT-Leon Golberg Postdoctoral Fellowships
in Toxicology and Environmental Health
The Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program of Duke University and the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJRT) established a post-doctoral fellowship training program that honors an eminent toxicologist, the late Dr. Leon Golberg (1915-1987). Dr. Golberg was the founding President of the Chemical Industry Institute of Toxicology (CIIT), now the Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC. Following his retirement from CIIT, Dr. Golberg served as Professor of Community and Occupational Medicine, Duke University Medical Center. This highly successful program was established at Duke University in 1993 and has trained 30 Post-doctoral scientists who have progressed to careers in academia, industry, and government in the US and other countries.
The fellowships offer salary funding at the NIH pay scale, an appointment as a Duke University Postdoctoral Associate, and health insurance. A wide variety of research projects and educational opportunities are available. Fellows spend up to two years under the guidance of a faculty mentor, with the opportunity for extensive interaction with other faculty members. Some fellowship positions explore a joint project between a faculty member and a company scientist. A list of participating ITEHP faculty and links to their research activities can be found listed under faculty on this website.
Interested individuals are encouraged to communicate directly with potential mentors.
Formal applications should include:
1) A cover letter describing your research interests,
2) A letter of endorsement from a potential Duke faculty mentor,
3) Graduate school transcripts with evidence of completion of PhD,
4) Two academic letters of reference.
Applications will be accepted until Feb 1, 2014 for the 2014-2016 funding cycle