Saturday, December 9, 2017

Julia Bailey-Serres recognized as a highly cited researcher

Julia Bailey-Serres, member of the Department of Botany and Cell Biology and ETOX faculty member, was recently recognized as one of the most highly cited researchers in the world by Clarivate Analytics.  More information can be found at the UCR Today/Inside UCR webpage.  Our congratulations to Julia for this nice recognition.  

Friday, December 8, 2017

California Air Resources Board to Build a Research Facility at UCR

In late October, the California Air Resources Board broke ground on a new research building which will be located close to the UC Riverside campus.  This will be a tremendous boon for faculty and students doing air pollution-related research as well to researchers throughout California.  More information can be found at the UCR Today website or on the ARB website.  [The photo is from the ARB website.]

Faculty Position in Inorganic Chemistry at California State University, Fresno

I recently received the following from Prof. Kin Ng.  Please follow the links below for more information. 

The Department of Chemistry at California State University, Fresno is seeking qualified applicants to fill a tenure-track position in Inorganic Chemistry, at the assistant professor level, beginning August 2018. For your convenience I have attached a copy of the vacancy announcement that more completely describes this position. We would greatly appreciate if you would circulate it to qualified individuals such as those from your graduates.

Interested individuals can find out more about California State University, Fresno by going to the university website at  The university also has a website for New/Prospective Faculty at that provides information not only on the university but also on the greater Fresno Metropolitan Area.  Vacancy announcements for all full-time faculty positions can be located at (Job ID:13391)

We are trying to achieve the broadest and most diverse pool of candidates possible. If you have personal recommendations in this regard I would be happy to reach out to any such individuals and encourage them to apply.

For individuals seeking an academic career with a dynamic mix of teaching and research we believe we have a lot to offer.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Air Toxicologist Position in Minnesota

I received the following information from Efrem Neuwirth, one of our alumni.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is looking to fill a position for an Air Toxicologist within our Environmental Impacts Analysis Unit.

Air Toxicology position (Job ID 17179) is now open effective 10/18/2017 through 11/07/2017.

Attached is a description of the position as well. If anyone has questions or need more information before applying they can contact the Kristin Raab ( or 651-201-4893) who is the Supervisor of the Environmental Impacts Analysis Unit.

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 ( 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.