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miRNA Induced by Nickel Containing Medical Devices and Nano-materials

Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Silver Spring, Maryland

Position description:

The overall goal of the project is to identify miRNA and proteins that can be used to rapidly assess adverse reactions induced by medical devices and nano-particles.  The project will involve both in micro physiological and in vivo transgenic models.  The appointment is for one year and may be renewed for the second year 

The position requires previous experience, training and publications related to miRNA characterization: including isolation, identification via ion torrent / Illumina sequencing and real time PCR analysis and miRNA computational analysis and familiarity with bioinformatics software and tools (i.e. Galaxy, EMBL, etc.) and knowledge of coding (R and Python).  The successful applicant will be developing and characterizing biomarkers to materials used in medical devices and novel nanomaterials. Prior training in molecular toxicology, molecular pharmacology, molecular biology is desired. Excellent written and oral communication skills are needed, Importantly, the candidate will be a part of an interdisciplinary team.


The candidate should have a doctoral degree and less than five years of post-doctoral experience.

To Apply:

Send a CV and contact information of three professional references to or

Application deadline: July 15, 2020


This post will be available until July 15, 2020 or until filled.

This appointment is offered through the CDRH Postgraduate Research Participation Program and is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The program is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.

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