Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Toxicologist position at the USEPA

The Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics’, Risk Assessment Division at the US EPA is looking for a toxicologist/biologist.  More information can be found on the USA jobs website.  The closing date is Sept. 6 so if interested, you will need to move quickly.  Heidi Bethel, one of our alumna, may be able to answer additional questions about the position.  Let me know if you would like me to help you get in touch with her.   

Thursday, July 28, 2016

UCR Toxicologist Bob Krieger passes away

Bob Krieger, a UCR extension toxicologist and long-time ETOX faculty member, passed away on July 26 from complications from a stroke.  Bob was fine colleague and dedicated mentor who will be missed by members of the Program and the University.  He had a distinguished career extending knowledge on pesticides and toxicology to the larger community outside of the university.  He received numerous awards and recognitions including the Society of Toxicology's Public Communication Award and its Education Award.  He was also elected as a AAAS Fellow.  A more detailed description of his work and accomplishments can be found here.  Our condolences go to Ana and the rest of Bob's family.  He will definitely be missed. 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Lauren Walker wins Teratology Society poster presentation award

Lauren Walker, a doctoral student working with Prof. zur Nieden, recently was awarded the James C. Bradford Memorial Award for the Best Trainee Poster Presentation at the annual Teratology Society meeting.  The award was bestowed by the Middle Atlantic Reproduction and Teratology Association (MARTA).  Our congratulations to Lauren for this nice recognition of her work. 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sharon Walker to serve as interim Dean

Sharon Walker, faculty member in the Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering and ETOX faculty member, has been appointed to serve as interim Dean of the Bourns College of Engineering at UC Riverside.  Our congratulations to Sharon and best wishes as she takes on this new challenge. 

Public Health Scientist (Toxicologist) position in Alaska

The state of Alaska is searching for a Public Health Scientist with expertise in toxicology, epidemiology or environmental health sciences.  The position is located in Anchorage.  If interested, more information can be found here.  The closing date is July 25, 2016. 

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Toxicologist position with State of Michigan

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality is looking for a toxicologist to assist with various risk assessment projects.  As described in the job description, the candidate will work on evaluating the "risks and hazards of chemical contaminants present in the soil, groundwater, soil gas, and indoor air at Superfund Part 201 and Part 213 facilities and will review risk assessments, site-specific criteria proposals, remedial investigations, closure reports and other documents related to the cleanup of contaminated sites.  This person is responsible for developing and updating the generic cleanup criteria and providing information about the generic and site-specific risk-based cleanup criteria." A Masters degree is required and the position will be located in Lansing, MI.  More information can be found here

Monday, June 27, 2016

Annual Student Symposium 2016

On Wednesday and Thursday June 22-23, the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program held its annual student symposium at the UCR Botanical Gardens.  It was an impressive event with 43 very good presentations - 7 from new students, 33 from continuing students and 3 from NIEHS predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees. The award winners this year were:  Ming Huang who won the Fukuto award; Nicole Williams, Lauren Walker and Yichong Fan were recognized as honorable mentions.  Sarah Vliet and Gwendolyn Gonzalez were selected for the best 1st year student presentations and Nicole Sparks was recognized with the students choice award.  Jason Cheng was selected for the outstanding mentor award.  Below are pictures from the event.

 Director Yinsheng Wang with the award winners Ming, Lichong, Nicole, Gwendolyn, Sarah and Lauren

Nicole Sparks receiving the Student's Choice award

Jason Cheng's students receiving the Outstanding Faculty Award on his behalf

The first year students

Our student affairs officer, Dawn Loyola, receiving a thank you gift from the students

 The symposium planning commitee

The program with the student-designed cover

 A group shot of most of those attending the symposium