Friday, July 27, 2012

Associate Toxicologist Position at OEHHA

From ETOX alumna Karen Riveles (Ph.D. 2004; Talbot lab)

"The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment is recruiting for an Associate Toxicologist. Please encourage those graduating or close to graduating to submit an exam application to get on the Associate Tox list. Then, once on the list, they are eligible to apply for vacancies. We now have three UCR grads in our office! It is a great place to work!"

This is to announce that the Air Toxicology and Epidemiology Branch is recruiting to fill an Associate Toxicologist position.  For more information about this position, please click on the this link.

Photos from the ETOX Annual Student Symposium

Below are photos from this year's annual ETOX student symposium.  Our thanks to ETOX student Neeti Riar who was the photographer.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Presentation winners at the annual ETOX student symposium

The Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program Annual Student Symposium was held on June 21 this year.  Unfortunately, I was not able to attend and so I don't have pictures of the event.  The winners of the best student presentation awards are listed below. 

Fukuto Award:
Ashley Swanson

Honorable mention:
Katy Zimmermann
Shuo Liu
Gayatri Sankaran

Best First-year Presentation:
Pengcheng Wang

Our congratulations to these students for their fine work and excellent presentations.

Lindley Maryoung receives regional SETAC award

The poster presentation by Lindley Maryoung, a 2nd year ETOX student working with Dan Schlenk, was selected as the best student poster presentation at the Southern California regional SETAC meeting that was recently held in Costa Mesa, California.  Her presentation was entitled, "Impacts of hypersaline acclimation on the acute toxicity of chlorpyrifos in salmonids".  Dr. Ramon Lavado and Dr. Daniel Schlenk was co-authors on the poster.  Our congratulations to Lindley on this nice recognition. 

Postdoctoral position at EPA

National Center for Environmental Assessment - Research Triangle Park Division has a postdoctoral research participant position posted on the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education program. The postdoctoral researchers would participate in analyses and contribute to scientific assessment activities related to the health and environmental effects of the criteria air pollutants (nitrogen oxides, sulfur oxides, ozone, particulate matter, carbon monoxide and lead).

At present, we are seeking postdoctoral candidates with expertise in the areas of:
- Ecology
- Biostatistics
- Biology/Toxicology/Health Sciences


Please feel free to circulate this announcement, or call if you have any questions. Thank you.

Mary A. Ross, Ph.D.
Environmental Media Assessment Group
National Center for Environmental Assessment
U. S. Environmental Protection Agency
109 T.W. Alexander Drive, Mail Code B243-01
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
919-541-5170 (phone)
919-541-1818 (fax)

Postdoctoral position at FDA

I received the information below from my colleague Dan Levy at the FDA.

The FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition has a training position for a post doctoral toxicologist responsible for exposure and safety/hazard/risk assessments of food borne contaminants. The incumbent often provides comments on and participates in formulating guidelines for science policy concerning food substances, particularly when it concerns methods of assessment for estimating exposure to food-born environmental contaminants. The incumbent also often provides comments in response to requests for advisory opinions sent to the Agency concerning such dietary exposure assessments. The best candidates will be able to demonstrate strong quantitative skills and a background or interest in dose response modeling.  Training is under the auspices of the Oak Ridge Institute for Scientific Education ( ).  Appointment is for 1 year with renewals for up to 5 years.  This is a non-laboratory research position located in College Park, MD.  Interested candidates should contact me at