Friday, October 30, 2015

Position at EPA in neurotoxicology or reproductive/developmental toxicology

Below is the text from an email that I received today.  Note that the application deadline is Nov. 16, 2015

EPA’s National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) is seeking a Toxicologist with expertise in neurotoxicology or developmental/reproductive toxicology to join the Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS) Program. The IRIS Program supports EPA’s overall mission to protect human health and the environment by identifying and characterizing the health hazards of chemicals found in the environment. The IRIS Program develops state-of-the-science health assessments that are used by EPA’s program and regional offices, as well as organizations at the state, local, tribal, and international levels, to inform decision-making. Deadline to apply for this position is November 16. For more information, including information on the specific duties and required qualifications, click here or visit USAJobs and search the job announcement number: RTP-ORD-DE-2015-0045.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Senior Scientist position at Amgen

Amgen is searching for a senior scientist with an expertise in mechanisms of carcinogenesis to work in its South San Francisco California offices.  More information can be found here

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Prue Talbot addresses e-cigarette myths in UCR Magazine

In the latest edition of the UCR Magazine, Prof. Prue Talbot, member of the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience and Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program faculty member, addresses seven myths about e-cigarettes.  The article can be found here.  The research on e-cigarettes in Dr. Talbot's lab is being conducted by a group of dedicated graduate students, undergraduates and postdoctoral researchers (see photo above from the article) including Monique Williams, Vasundhra Bahl and Crystal Hua, ETOX graduate students.  It is nice to see Dr. Talbot addressing this important issue and to see her research spotlighted. 

Saturday, October 17, 2015

ETOX Fall Social 2015

Last night, Friday Oct. 16, the director of the Environmental Toxicology Graduate Program, Yinsheng Wang and his wife Shuli, hosted the annual fall social at their house.  There was a very good turn-out with approximately 40 in attendance.  Our thanks to Yinsheng and Shuli for hosting the dinner.  Below are some pictures from the event.

Yinsheng and Shuli

The blog meister

Ilhem Messaoudi discusses Ebola on NPR

Professor of Biomedical Sciences and Environmental Toxicology faculty member, Ilhem Messaoudi, was featured in a segment on National Public Radio this morning describing how the Ebola virus is able to remain for long periods in the bodies of many of the survivors of the disease.  The story can be found here and Ilhem has some great quotes.  Our congratulations to Ilhem for this nice recognition. I might mention that the segment is featured on Google News as well. [The photo is from UCR Today]