Post-Doctoral Research Program

Center For Computational Tox & Exposure (CCTE)

Current CCTE Opportunities

EPA's Center for Computational Toxicology and Exposure (CCTE) seeks the next generation of exceptionally qualified scientist with outstanding talent and credentials to fill EPA postdoctoral positions. Postdoctoral researchers participate in CCTE's ongoing state-of-the-science research programs. Because current chemical testing is expensive and time consuming, only a small fraction of chemicals have been evaluated fully for potential human health effects. CCTE is using advances and science and technology to develop methods to change the current approach used to evaluate the safety of chemicals. CCTE research integrates advances in biology, biotechnology, chemistry, exposure science and computer science to identify important biological processes that may be disrupted by chemicals and trace those biological disruptions to a related dose and human exposure. The combined information helps prioritize chemicals based on potential human health risks. CCTE offers postdoctoral positions for scientist with diverse expertise in computational and experimental laboratory research. Postdoctoral students are needed to apply mathematical and computer models, develop new chemical testing technologies (such as design new assays), apply computational chemistry to help predict potential risks and use cellular-molecular biology and systems biology to better evaluate potential health and environmental effects.

Excellent federal employee benefits:

  • Salary range of $82,830 to $112,181
  • Up to 3 year appointment duration
  • Vacation and sick leave
  • Federal health benefits, life insurance and retirement program
  • Travel to professional scientific meetings

Easy application process, please submit the following:

  • Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
  • Letter of recommendation from your senior research advisor or comparable official (this may be emailed with your application or separately, whichever the advisor prefers)
  • Cover letter indicating positions/project descriptions and locations of interest, your email address, U.S. citizenship status, and how you learned of this program
  • Form DD-214, if claiming veteran's preference

Please indicate your U.S. citizenship status (citizen or permanent resident) and country of citizenship. Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, and permanent resident applicants must be seeking citizenship as outlined in 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)(B). Only in the absence of qualified U.S. citizens will permanent residents be considered. For more information on Federal employment of non-U.S. citizens, go to

You may email your application materials to by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on the closing date of the application period. Please include "CCTE Post-Doctoral Program" in the email subject line. NOTE: Applications sent via email must be submitted in a format readable by this office, such as MS Word, portable document format (PDF), rich text format (RTF), or plain text. Use of any format we cannot read may invalidate your application. Online applications from journal websites will not be accepted.


Mail your application materials to:

US EPA, HRMD-C639-02
Attn: Elizabeth Martinez, CCTE Post Doctoral Program
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711

For express courier, send to:

Attn: Elizabeth Martinez, CCTE Post Doctoral Program
Mail Drop C639-02
HRMD/Suite C635
4930 Page Road
Durham, NC 27703

Note: In addition to the advertised projects, candidates may also be considered for other vacant post-doctoral positions in this Center.

If you have questions, contact Elizabeth Martinez at (919)541-5659 or via email to

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