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Job Title: Toxicologist
Job Number:
Organization: Maine Center for Disease Control
Posted: 12/30/2021
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Environmental Health
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 2
Location: Augusta,  ME    USA
Compensation: $49,545.60 - $66,892.80 / yr plus a 5.5% stipend
Position Description: Join Maine CDC’s team of environmental toxicologists and epidemiologists and serve the people of Maine as a key player in Maine’s efforts to understand and respond to the emerging class of contaminants called per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). Our team is involved in studies of the uptake of PFAS from soil into crops and crops into livestock. We are studying water related exposure pathways for home gardening and raising of farm animals, as well as the uptake and accumulation of PFAS from water into fish. We are also assisting with a study of human serum levels of PFAS and their relationship to water exposures. We are the primary state agency for the development of screening levels and action levels for PFAS in various environmental media, and are actively developing and validating novel agronomic exposure models to support the development of soil screening levels for farm land and to assist farmers with land management decisions. As a toxicologist in the Environmental and Occupational Health Program, you will be responsible for assisting with the design and conduct of such studies as well as the development of screening levels and action levels. You will respond to new data on PFAS contamination and respond to inquiries from the public. In this job, you will become an expert on the toxicology literature on PFAS and exposure and risk assessment models used to develop health-based screening levels, action levels, and standards. As with other Maine CDC staff, you will also be cross-trained in methods of COVID-19 case investigation and be available for temporary deployments as Agency surge capacity.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications: A Bachelors Degree in toxicology, chemistry, or directly related field and four (4) years experience in toxicology, pharmacology, analytical chemistry, or directly related field. Equivalent experience / education may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. Candidates with a Master's or Doctorate degree in toxicology or environmental health are preferred.

Organization Description: The Maine Center for Disease Control is the public health agency for the State of Maine.

Closing Date: 3/30/2022
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Andrew Smith,  Toxicologist
Contact Location: 286 Water Street

Augusta   ME  04330
United States
Contact Location: 286 Water Street
 
  Augusta   ME  04330
  United States
Contact Phone: 2072875189 
Contact Fax:
Contact Email: andy.e.smith@maine.gov
Web Address: https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-jobs
How to Apply: You can only apply through the State of Maine Jobs website at: https://www.maine.gov/bhr/state-jobs

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