Monday, October 16, 2017

Last Friday evening Oct. 13, the director of the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program, Yinsheng Wang and his wife Shuli, hosted the annual fall social at their house.  It was an enjoyable evening with with approximately 30-40  students and faculty in attendance.  Our thanks to Yinsheng and Shuli for hosting the dinner.  Below are pictures from the event.


Our hosts, Yinsheng and Shuli







Thursday, October 12, 2017

Environmental Health Position at Exponent.

I received the following position notice in a recent email. 

The consulting firm Exponent is looking to hire an Environmental Health Scientist for one of its two SF Bay Area offices (Oakland or Menlo Park, CA). The position is open to individuals with a PhD (or expecting to be awarded the PhD between now and spring/summer of 2018) and 0-2 years of experience. Full details can be found in the job requisition (https://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj06/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=EXPONENT&cws=46&rid=2621). Interested candidates should apply through the website.

In the News: The Research of Frances Sladek


The research of Frances Sladek, faculty member in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, and an ETOX faculty member, was recently featured in UCR Today.  Frances working with Poonam Deol and other members of her research group have shown that consumption of genetically modified soybean oil results in less obesity and insulin resistance but causes enlarged livers and liver dysfunction.  The article and more information can be found here.  Our congratulations to Frances and Poonam for this recognition of their research. 

In the News: Manuela Martins-Green's Research


The research of Manuela Martins-Green, faculty member in the Department of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, and an ETOX faculty member, was recently featured in UCR Today.  Manuela and her research group have shown that liver damage induced by third-hand cigarette smoke in mice can be seen within a month of exposure and increases with continued exposure.  The article and more information can be found here.  Our congratulations to Manuela for this recognition of her research. 

In the News: Mike Adams' Research

The research of Mike Adams, faculty member in the Departments of Molecular, Cell and Systems Biology, and Entomology, and an ETOX faculty member, was recently featured in UCR Today.  His work focused on the interplay between hormones and a neurotransmitter in influencing the behavior of Drosophila.  The article and more information can be found here.  Our congratulations to Mike and Sang Soo for this recognition of their research. 

Friday, September 8, 2017

Professor position in Environmental Health at San Diego State University

The School of Public Health at San Diego State University has an opening for an assistant or associate professor in the area of environmental health sciences.  The position a 9-month tenure-track position.  As described in its advertisement, "Candidates for this full time, state-supported tenure-track position should possess a Ph.D. in environmental health sciences, toxicology, environmental chemistry or environmental engineering (with a water and human health emphasis). Candidates should have a strong scholarly record. Preference will be given to candidates conducting laboratory-based research at the nexus of water and human health...Application review will begin October 2, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.".  More information can be found here.

Toxicologist position at DTSC in Orange County, California

The California Department of Toxic Substances Control is recruiting a Staff Toxicologist who will independently provide expert scientific support in the areas of toxicology, human and/or ecological risk assessment and exposure assessment, along with a variety of more difficult tasks directly related to toxicology and risk assessment.  The position is located in Orange County, California in the city of Cypress.  More information can be found here.  Our thanks to Efrem Neuwirth for the information.