EPA Modeling Inhalation and Disposition of Perfluorinated Alkyl Substances (PFAS)

Job Description

Perfluorinated alkyls (PFAS) are a growing concern for EPA. Human health risk assessments depend on accurate estimates of exposure and as clear an understanding as possible of what exposure levels may be harmful. Reference doses (RfD) based on oral intake exist for some PFAS. However little is currently known about the toxicokinetics of inhaled PFAS.

The goal of this project is to build a physiological model that estimates the amount of inhaled PFAS that reaches the blood stream. Through this project, the participant will have the opportunity to: expand their understanding of how inhaled chemicals move through the body and partition to different physiological compartments. It will also provide an opportunity for the participant to learn about route-to-route extrapolations, modeling, human health and chemical risk assessments and learn about the functions and roles of EPA scientists.
Annual stipend commensurate with educational level and experience
Eligibility
• Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 8/31/2021
• US Citizens only

For more information and to apply visit; www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/EPA-OLEM-OSRTI-2021-03