Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Sarjeet Gill Receives Recognition Award from the ESA

In September, Prof. Sarjeet Gill, member of the Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience and former director of the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program, was selected by the Entomological Society of America for its Recognition Award in Insect Physiology, Biochemistry and Toxicology.  Dr. Gill was selected in recognition of his research to understand the mechanisms of action of insecticidal toxins produced by Bacillus thuringiensis and Clostridium bifermantans.  More information on Dr. Gill's research and the award can be found at the ESA website.  The award will be presented at the annual ESA meeting in November.  Our congratulations to Sarjeet for this nice recognition.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Alicia Taylor wins 3rd place award at the SCCSOT meeting

The Southern California Chapter of the Society of Toxicology held its annual meeting yesterday in La Jolla, California.  Each year they have a competition for best graduate student poster.  Our congratulations to Alicia Taylor whose poster entitled, "Use of a model laboratory-scale septic system for studying emerging contaminants" was selected for the 3rd place award in the poster competition.  Alicia works with Prof. Sharon Walker who was a co-author on the poster.  Below are pictures of Alicia with her poster and receiving the award.  My thanks to ETOX alumna Virunya Bhat and current student Pavan Gollapudi who sent me photos of the event.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Faculty position in Aquatic Toxicology at Cal State Long Beach

I first heard about this from the SOT Job Bank. 

California State University - Long Beach seeks broadly trained applicants investigating the mechanisms of toxicity and/or responses to toxic agents in aquatic environments at the molecular or cellular level. CSULB has a long tradition of training undergraduates and Masters students for careers in science by involving students in productive research and through a commitment to a scholarly approach to pedagogy. We have a diverse student body and our goal is to be a leader in placing students from groups underrepresented in science into research careers.  More information can be found at the CSULB website

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Faculty Position in Mechanistic Toxicology at the University of Colorado

As described on its website, "The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Center is seeking applications for a 12 month, full-time tenure-track faculty position at the assistant, associate or full professor level in the area of Toxicology, mores specifically focused on mechanistic toxicology. The research interests of the successful applicant will complement those of an existing group of successful and well-funded faculty. Current research interests include elucidation of molecular mechanisms underlying effects of environmental toxicants, neurodegeneration, oxidative stress, nanotoxicology, toxicant-induced liver toxicity and systems approaches to elucidating toxicological mechanisms."  More information can be found here

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Faculty Position in Environmental Toxicology at UCR

UC Riverside is searching for a new faculty member in Environmental Toxicology.  The position description is below.  Additional information and a link to apply can be found here. We are hoping that the recruitment will be a success and that an outstanding colleague will join our ranks soon. 

The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) at the University of California, Riverside invites applications for a tenure track position in Environmental Toxicology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The position has an instruction component and a research component within the Agricultural Experiment Station (http://cnas.ucr.edu/about/anr). The successful candidate will develop a nationally recognized research program in Environmental Toxicology focused on human health and/or ecological effects of emerging or classical environmental contaminants.

The applicant must have a Ph.D. with preferably at least two years of postdoctoral experience. The applicant is expected to have expertise in evaluating toxicological responses in appropriate animal or cell-based models. Research may include one or more of the following areas that impact humans and/or ecosystems: adverse effects of contaminants in surface or drinking water, mode of action and molecular mechanisms of toxicological effects, including genetic and epigenetic mechanisms, and/or exposure to environmental contaminants and disease development. The candidate will have a home department in Environmental Sciences (http://envisci.ucr.edu) or Cell Biology and Neuroscience (http://cbns.ucr.edu) and is encouraged to work with faculty in related fields including Biochemistry, Chemistry and the newly established UCR School of Medicine (http://medschool.ucr.edu). The successful candidate is expected to be fully engaged in the teaching mission of the University, including formal classroom instruction and mentoring of graduate students in the interdepartmental Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program (http://etox.ucr.edu), as well as in related undergraduate programs. Additional information about the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences can be found at: http://cnas.ucr.edu.

Evaluation of applications will begin after October 27, 2014, but the position will remain open until filled. The desired start date of the applicant is July 1, 2015. Applications must include a vita, statements of research and teaching interests and at least 3 letters of recommendation. All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted through AP Recruit at: https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/apply/JPF00208. For questions on application procedures and requirements, please contact Beverly Mc Neil at beverly.mcneil@ucr.edu. For more information about the position, please contact Dr. Jay Gan, Chair of Search Committee, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside, at jgan@ucr.edu

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Friday, October 3, 2014

EPA Postdoctoral Positions

The EPA Office of Research and Development has announced plans to hire 40 postdoctoral fellows to support multiple toxicology-related centers and research laboratories.  If interested more information can be found here.  Applications are due by Oct. 31, 2014. 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Position

The Los Angeles Community College District is searching for a Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Specialist.  According to the website, "The position develops, implements, coordinates, promotes, and evaluates safety and risk management programs encompassing environmental and occupational health, safety, hazardous materials management, and emergency preparedness services and activities." If you are interested, more information can be found here

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

UCOP postion for an Environmental Health and Policy Specialist focusing on Breast Cancer Research

The University of California Office of the President is searching for an Environmental Health & Health Policy Sciences Program Officer.  The position will have "primary responsibility in the area of environmental health and health policy sciences in the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP), including program development and planning, peer reviewer and applicant relations, grant/contract application and award management, and representing the program and disseminating research findings to a broad range of organizations and institutions concerned with breast cancer."  If you are interested, more information can be found here and by following the search instructions on that webpage. 

Summer internships at the CDC in Atlanta

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention sponsors a paid ten week summer internship called the Graduate Environmental Health program (GEH) that is available for graduate students with majors or interests deemed to be in support of environmental health missions at NCEH/ATSDR.  More information can be found here.  Allison Wilder, a former student in my risk assessment class, was one of the four students selected this past summer.  My thanks to her for letting me know about the program. She said that they would like more applicants from the West coast as most applications come from other parts of the country.