Postdoctoral Researcher studying PFAS tox

Oak Ridge National Lab
Oak Ridge, TN, USA
Job Category
Post Doctoral Appointments
Last Date to Apply
The postdoctoral researcher will conduct laboratory work on PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) toxicology in the Aquatic Ecology Lab ( as part of the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Group ( The Biodiversity and Ecosystem Health Group (BEHG) at ORNL strives to provide scientific knowledge and technical innovation to address highly complex and multi-faceted water-energy resource challenges. This position will support ongoing projects funded by DOE and Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP, Dept. of Defense). The candidate will work collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team of scientists at ORNL and beyond to support projects aimed at identifying the ecological and toxicological effects of PFAS in contaminated systems and the implications of their use more broadly. The successful candidate will perform experimental work focused on the effect of PFOS and a PFAS mixture on the freshwater invertebrate Daphnia (gene expression, lethal and sublethal toxicity, and bioaccumulation) as well as a systematic literature review on the applications, persistence, toxicology, and environmental implications of a specific group of PFAS and identifying the critical knowledge gaps in these areas.
- A PhD in aquatic ecology, ecotoxicology, environmental science, or a related field completed within the last 5 years - Excellent oral and written communication skills, able to present and publish their research - A proven publication record - Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary research team More information and apply online here:
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Louise Stevenson,
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