Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Postdoctoral Position in Human Health Risk Assessment


Postdoctoral Position in the University of Cincinnati, Risk Science Center

A postdoctoral position is available with Dr. Lynne Haber in the Risk Science Center of the Department of Environmental Health, College of Medicine. Dr. Haber’s career has focused on applied research in the area of human health risk assessment. In particular, her work focuses on improving risk assessment methods, including characterizing interspecies differences, and consideration of human variability. Other interests include use of mode of action data in risk assessment, use of biomarkers in risk assessment, mixtures assessment, and more recently hazard evaluation and dose response for exposure to nanomaterials.  We seek someone with strong critical thinking skills and strong writing skills, for work assessing the health effects of nanomaterials and other industrial chemicals. If interested, please contact Lynne (haberlt@ucmail.uc.edu).

My thanks to ETOX Alumna, Virunya Bhat for sending the announcement.   

Monday, November 19, 2018

Faculty position in Environmental Health Sciences at UC Santa Cruz

I received the following in an email from Chad Saltikov, the chair of the Department of Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology at UC Santa Cruz.  He was seeking help in getting the word out for a tenure track faculty position at UC Santa Cruz in the area of Environmental Health Science. The application deadline is coming up, Nov 30, 2018.

Job Link: https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00654

-Assistant professor (tenure track) level position in the area of environmental health, emphasizing a mechanistic understanding of how organisms are affected by environmentally-derived stressors, such as chemical or biological agents.

-Research areas might include (but are not limited to) exposome/exposure biology, mechanisms of contaminant action and defense, gene-environment interactions, or microbiome-contaminant interactions that influence host susceptibility.

-Link to the Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology department: https://www.metx.ucsc.edu

-Other notes: UC Santa Cruz is a Hispanic-Serving Institution with a high proportion of first-in-family undergraduate students.  We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Friday, October 12, 2018

WHO Expert Group on Genotoxicity

 David Eastmond, ETOX faculty member and blog master, recently participated in a WHO Expert working group as part of a project to update the genotoxicity section in the WHO guidance for health effects.  Virunya Bhat, ETOX alumna who works for NSF International, is working with the WHO this year and one of her projects is to draft and compile the updated section.  The picture above was taken in front of NSF International at the expert group meeting earlier this week.  Virunya was the local host and did an excellent job. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Toxicologist Position Available with the State of Michigan

The State of Michigan has a posting for a Masters-level toxicologist to work in Lansing, Michigan.  The listing is scheduled to close on Oct. 7, 2018.  For more information and to apply, please use this link.  My thanks for ETOX alumnus Efrem Neuwirth for forwarding the information.


Monday, September 10, 2018

SOT Provides Funding for Supplemental Training

The Society of Toxicology sponsors the Supplemental Training for Education Program which provides funding to doctoral students to support participation in a workshop, training course or event which will help the students achieve their future career goals. The proposed activity should be outside the scope of their graduate program and graduate research. The next deadline for applying for STEP funding is October 9. The next deadline is May 1.  Examples of successful, previously funded proposed ideas can be found on the SOT website. For more information, please click the following link: http://www.toxicology.org/education/st/step.asp.  Good luck

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Glyphosate and Eastmond in the News


Glyphosate has been in the news a lot over the past couple of years.  Most recently as the result of a jury verdict that awarded a very large sum to the plaintiff.  In 2016, Dr. David Eastmond, an ETOX faculty member, served on a WHO committee that conducted a fairly exhaustive review of the toxicological information on glyphosate.  As a result, over the past couple of years, he has been interviewed by a number of media outlets about glyphosate and cancer.  Below are links to some recent interviews.

Interview by Larry Mantle of KPPC on AirTalk
https://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2018/08/13/63506/after-jury-rules-against-monsanto-in-roundup-lawsu/

Interview by Michael Krasny of KQED on its Forum program
https://www.kqed.org/forum/2010101866711/jury-links-cancer-to-roundup-awards-289-million-to-groundskeeper

In addition to glyphosate, he was also interviewed about acrylamide and coffee by Kendall Powell for Knowable digital magazine.  The interview can be found here

Monday, July 23, 2018

Wang Research Published in Science

 Lin Wang, an alumnus of the ETOX Program is currently a professor at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.  He did his dissertation research with Roger Atkinson and Janet Arey.  He is the corresponding author on a nice paper published in Science that describes the influence of sulfuric acid and amine precursor molecules on the formation of new particulates in Shanghai.  The article itself can be found here.  Our congratulations to Lin for this admirable recognition of his research.