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Fellow-in-Training Intern Opportunity with the Toxicology Investigators Consortium (ToxIC)

Description

The fellow-in-training (“fellow”) appointment to the ACMT ToxIC Intern Position is intended to introduce the fellow to the process of organizing, designing, and administering a large multicenter research and surveillance program. The appointment will provide the fellow with an experience that will enhance his/her career in medical toxicology and help them develop an understanding of multi-center research and dealing with federal and non-governmental funders. Current ToxIC projects are funded by the NIH, CDC, FDA, and corporate contracts. This opportunity provides a unique networking opportunity with leaders in the medical toxicology research community and to be involved in research projects, including potentially at the co-authorship level.  At the conclusion of the internship the fellow will be experienced in multiple aspects of multi-center research in medical toxicology.

Selection Process

All fellows entering the second year of an accredited Medical Toxicology program are eligible to apply. The appointment is a 15-month commitment that begins in March every year and concludes at the end of June of the following year. ToxIC leadership will review all applications. The top three candidates will be interviewed by the ToxIC leadership. The ideal applicant should be self-motivated and independent, and have a strong interest in developing their skills in multi-center research in medical toxicology. These interests should be evident in activities and accomplishments in years previous to the application (such as previous research experience, a graduate degree, or publications). The applicant will be expected attend weekly ToxIC administration meetings and other conference calls as necessary. 

Duties and Responsibilities

The term begins March 2021 and continues through June 2022. The ToxIC Intern’s responsibilities will include the following activities:

  1. Attend weekly ToxIC administration meetings.
  2. Be informed about ToxIC’s mission, strategic plan, policies, and programs.
  3. Develop a ToxIC research project and/or be part of other ongoing projects.
  4. Follow ACMT conflict of interest and confidentiality policies.
  5. Assist the ToxIC leadership and staff in various activities as necessary. Ideally these activities will be chosen commensurate with the Intern’s interest.
  6. Write a ToxIC Intern Perspective for the ACMT Newsletter 2 times per year.

Desirable Personal Characteristics

  • Ability to listen, analyze, think clearly and creatively, work well with people individually and in a group;
  • Willing to prepare for and attend weekly ToxIC meetings, ask questions, take responsibility and follow through on assignments;
  • Be comfortable working as part of a group dedicated to the use of ToxIC as a multi-center research and surveillance network in medical toxicology.

The total expected time commitment is 2 to 6 hours per week. 

It is expected that as part of the commitment of support on the part of the fellow’s program, the program director will work closely with the fellow to ensure time will be made available for attendance at the meetings and orientation described in this document.

Application Process Requirements

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021.
Send all application materials to: 

Required materials: Application materials include a short statement of interest, a current curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation from medical toxicologists (one must be the fellowship director).

Statement of Interest: While the statement of interest should reflect the applicant’s personality and particular interests in medicine, it should also discuss the applicant’s specific background, experience, interest and career goals. 

Letters of recommendation: Letters of recommendation can be sent by email to .

For more information or questions, please contact either Jeffrey Brent, Paul Wax, or Kim Aldy directly or at