Thursday, January 19, 2017

Microbiologist/Scientist position at Personal Care Products Council

I received the information below from ETOX alumna Virunya Bhat.  The Personal Care Products Council is looking for a microbiologist to work on its team in Washington DC.  According from the email from Beth Jonas, the Chief Scientist of the organization and Virunya's contact, the candidate doesn’t "need to be a microbiologist by training, just a solid scientist that knows how to facilitate meetings and communicate competently with members".  If interested, more information can be found here

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Supervisory Research Fish Biologist/Toxicologist/Ecologist available

From an email received this morning.

The Columbia Environmental Research Center of the US Geological Survey is recruiting a permanent Supervisory Research Fish Biologist/Toxicologist/Ecologist GS-14/15.  The vacancy opened December 16 and closes January 16.

You can find the vacancy announcements here:

U. S. Citizens:  DEN-2017-0096 Interdisc Supvr Res Fish Bio/Tox/Ecologist

Merit Promotion:  DEN-2017-0095 Interdisc Supvr Res Fish Bio/Tox/Ecologist

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Happy New Year

Christmas lights in Southern California fashion.  Happy New Year to all.  


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Associate Director positions at NCTR and ATSDR

The federal government is currently searching for two associate director positions related to toxicology.  Details can be found at the links below. 

Associate Director, Office of Science Coordination, US Food and Drug Administration. Details about the position, including duties and qualifications, are available at USAJOBS

Associate Director, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Details about the position, including duties and qualifications, are available at USAJOBS

The positions close on the 19th and 20th of January 2017. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Exposure Scientists and Toxicologists Positions at CalEPA

I received this message earlier today.  There were attachments with more detailed information.  If interested, I would contact Dr. Polisini whose contact info is below or Gerald Pollock (Gerald.Pollock@dtsc.ca.gov) from whom I received the email message. 

We’re interested in Exposure Scientists!

There may have been some confusion based on surveys of previous recipients of this notice. We have an open position for someone experienced in exposure assessment, particularly modeling exposures, who might be interested in working with the California Safer Consumer Products Program.

The California Safer Consumer Products Branch is seeking Toxicologist or Exposure Scientist candidates with demonstrated experience in assessing exposure to chemicals in consumer products. The position will support the implementation of California’s Green Chemistry law and the associated Safer Consumer Products (SCP) regulations. These unique regulations are designed to reduce harm from chemicals in consumer products. The SCP branch offers a progressive, friendly work environment that values innovative thinking, collaborative approaches, and enthusiasm for learning.

Please see the attached, more detailed, announcement as well as the Job Duty Statement (JDS) for the Toxicology Classification we are using to fill this Exposure Assessment position. Feel free to distribute it to those you feel might be interested.


James M Polisini, Ph.D., Supervising Toxicologist
Human and Ecological Risk Office
Department of Toxic Substances Control
9211 Oakdale Avenue
Chatsworth, CA 91311
818.717.6593 Voice
818.717.6515 Facsimile

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Toxicology positions at the EPA

Earlier today, I received the following email about positions at the USEPA.  

The following job announcement was posted to USAJOBS today, December 8, 2016. The position is for a Biologist/Toxicologist (Neuro/Repro/Devel), GS-13. Please feel free to forward the job announcement to colleagues within your network. Note the job announcement closes on Wednesday, December 14. You may view the announcement from the following link by directly going to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458873000/ or by visiting USAJOBS and entering in the job announcement number (RTP-ORD-DE-2017-0020).

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Lauren Walker posts new article on retinoids and birth defects


ETOX student Lauren Walker has joined with UCLA professor Michael Collins to write an article about the use of retinoids by pregnant women and birth defects.  The article is timely in that the FDA has recently approved a retinoid drug for over-the-counter use in treating acne.  It has been published on the Teratology Society's website as well as on its Linked In webpage.  Our congratulations to Lauren and Mike for sharing their knowledge on this important topic.