Monday, March 17, 2008

Postdoctoral positions at the US EPA

I recently received notice of several postdoctoral positions that are available at the US EPA. Brief descriptions are posted below. More details can be found at the EPA website.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Research and Development (ORD)

ORD is accepting applications through April 4, 2008, for several Federal,
four-year, post-doctoral positions. Candidates will engage in cross-cutting
research in the following identified areas (details follow):

- Valuation of Ecosystem Services for Decision Support
- Systems Toxicology Modeling with Small Fish
- Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment Tools for Waterborne Pathogens
- Climate and Air Quality Interactions: Global to Regional Linkages
- Quantifying Uncertainty in Exposure-to-Effects Models for Pyrethroid
- Mapping Toxicity Pathways for Environmental Chemicals

Mentors will be assigned from appropriate ORD Labs and Centers based upon the
nature of the cross-ORD interdisciplinary research.

- Salary range of $54,494 - $84,913
- Full four-year appointments
- Paid relocation to EPA duty location
- Vacation and sick leave
- Federal health benefits, life insurance, and retirement program
- Travel to professional and scientific meetings
- Flexible start date in 2008

- Up-to-date Curriculum Vitae
- Letter of recommendation from your research advisor or comparable official
- Cover letter indicating research activity of interest from the
aforementioned areas, summary of relevant experience, and a paragraph
describing the research you would like to conduct
- DD-214, if claiming veteran's preference

A preference is given to U.S. Citizens. Detailed information and contacts are
posted on the ORD Website at:
General inquiries can be directed to: Dorothy Carr at ordpostdocapps@epa.govor

The U.S. EPA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Friday, March 14, 2008

Sasaki and Van Hummelen Visit UCR

Jennifer Sasaki (Ph.D. 1996) and her husband Paul Van Hummelen agreed to visit Riverside on their way to the SOT meeting in Seattle. On March 14, Paul presented a seminar on the current state of the art using genomics in toxicology and clinical medicine. Jennifer led a lunch discussion on career development. Both the seminar and the discussion were excellent and it was really nice to see both Jennifer and Paul again. We wish Jennifer and Paul the best of success. Above are a couple of pictures of Jennifer and a number of students (with a side shot of Paul) at the career discussion.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Beckage grant spotlighted in InsideUCR

Nancy Beckage is a co-principal investigator on a new USDA/CSREES Higher Education Challenge grant that was recently spotlighted in InsideUCR. Over the next three years, Nancy and her co-investigators will be taking students to conduct short-term research projects and develop closer relations with villagers on small farms in Mali, West Africa. We wish her and her students success in this new venture. The full article can be found at the InsideUCR.