Friday, June 26, 2015

Asssociate Professor Position in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at UC Irvine.

The University of California, Irvine, Program in Public Health invites applications for a faculty position at the Associate Professor level, with expertise in epidemiology and biostatistics. This is a full-time tenured or tenure track appointment. A doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DrPH, or MD), university teaching experience, and research excellence in a relevant field are required.

Candidates with substantial research experience in any area of epidemiology or biostatistics are welcome to apply. Teaching experience should include epidemiological research methods and/or applied biostatistics at the graduate level. The successful candidate will produce nationally recognized research, teach and mentor graduate students, obtain independent or collaborative research funding, and provide professional service to the program, the university, and/or the community.

The Program in Public Health recognizes the value of diversity in its faculty and encourages all qualified applicants to apply. The qualified applicant must have the demonstrated ability to work with diverse group of colleagues and teach and mentor a diverse student body. Candidates should submit a C.V., statement of research including current funding, statement of teaching, three peer-reviewed publications, teaching and diversity statements, and five references to  More information can also be found at the link above. 

Toxicology positions at the FDA

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is searching for toxicologists (and pharmacologists) to work within the Center for Tobacco Products.  More information can be found at the following links.
Toxicologist 1
Toxicologist 2
Pharmacologist 1
Pharmacologist 2

Good luck. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Postdoctoral Positions at the EPA

The EPA has recently posted a list of available postdoctoral positions, many of which are related to toxicology and risk assessment.  If interested, the list with links to more detailed information can be found here.  My thanks to ETOX alumna Catherine Gibbons and my colleague Bob Sonawane for calling these to my attention. 

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Annual Student Symposium 2015

On Thursday and Friday June 18-19, the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program held its annual student symposium at the UCR Botanical Gardens.  It was a memorable event with 45 excellent presentations - 13 from new students, 29 from continuing students and 3 from our NIEHS postdoctoral trainees. The award winners this year were:  Allison Kupsco who won the Fukuto award, Nicole Sparks, Nicole Williams, Samuel Hinman, and Stefanie Andrews were recognized as honorable mentions.  Corey Griffiths was selected for the best 1st year student presentation and Shuo Liu was recognized with the students choice award.  Bob Krieger was selected for the outstanding mentor award.  Below are pictures from the event.

Allison Kupsco giving her presentation on selenium

Graciel Diamante making her presentation on 2-hydroxychrysene.

Edmond Sanganyado speaking about chiral pesticides

Kristin Schrieber speaking about a flood tolerance gene and iron toxicity in rice

 Fukuto Award winner Allison Kupsco and ETOX Director Yinsheng Wang

 Honorable mentions Nicole Sparks, Director Yinsheng Wang, Nicole Williams, Stefani Andrews and Sam Hinman

Prof. Yinsheng Wang and Corey Griffiths, winner of the best 1st year student presentation

Lauren Walker and Marcus Pennington with Shuo Liu (center), winner of the students' choice award

Sajleen Phagura receiving the ETOX faculty mentor award for Dr. Bob Krieger who was unable to attend on Friday. 

Dawn Loyola receiving a gift from the graduate students from Lauren Walker

Retirement of Jane Evans, Debbie Drake and Ester Valdez

Debbie Drake, Jane Evans and Ester Valdez (from left to right), three outstanding members of the Department of Cell Biology & Neuroscience (CBNS) and/or BNN administrative unit will be retiring this month after 20+ years of service to the university.  Jane Evans has been a Staff Research Associate for Prof. Frances Sladek for many years and has worked with many students in Frances' lab and throughout the building over the years.  Debbie has coordinated grant submissions and Ester has managed the lab course in Biology and CBNS.  We will miss working with these great colleagues and wish them the best in their retirement.  [Fortunately, Jane will be returning to work part-time in the fall for next year.] 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Postdoctoral position in infant toxicology at FDA

A postdoctoral position focusing on infant toxicology is currently available in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in College Park, Maryland. The position itself will be administered by Oak Ridge National Laboratories.  For more information, click here

Friday, June 12, 2015

Williams and Hua interviewed by Al Jazeera America

Al Jazeera America is doing a follow-up piece on electronic cigarettes.  Last year they interviewed Monique Williams, an Environmental Toxicology graduate student working with Dr. Prue Talbot, about her work on the components and cytotoxicity of electronic cigarettes.  This week they interviewed Monique and Crystal Hua, another ETOX student working with Dr. Talbot.  I will post a link to the video when it is available.  Below is a montage of photos showing Monique and the interviewer.  Again, congratulations to Monique, Crystal and Prue Talbot for this nice recognition.