Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Cell Biology position at UC Irvine

Below is a message that I recently received. 

Dear Colleague:

Thank you for your review of the following announcement and please feel free to forward this along to anyone you may know with interest and relevant experience.

Faculty Position

Department of Developmental and Cell Biology, University of California, Irvine.
Applications are invited for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor. Candidates with integrative and quantitative approaches to biological problems in emerging areas critical to the study of development, homeostasis and renewal, both at the tissue and organismal level, are particularly encouraged to apply. Exemplary areas include but are not limited to combining experimental genetics with Big Data analysis, or exploring gene-environment interactions and epigenetic control in the context of developmental systems and disease.  The successful applicant is expected to conduct a strong research program and to contribute to the teaching mission of the University of California. See http://devcell.bio.uci.edu/ for more information on the department. Please send curriculum vitae, 3 page summary of research accomplishments and goals, a brief statement of teaching experience and philosophy, a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion and the contact information for three individuals who can provide letters of reference via the on-line recruitment URL: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF03788.  Please follow the application instructions under “Department of Developmental & Cell Biology.”

To receive full consideration, material should be received by December 31, 2016.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.

Karen Martin   
Administrator, Center for Complex Biological Systems
Mathematical, Computational and Systems Biology Graduate Programs
University of California, Irvine
2626 Biological Sciences 3
Irvine, CA  92697-2280
FAX: #949/824-6444

Environmental Toxicology position at UC Davis

Below is an message that Dawn Loyola received this morning from Prof. Denison. 

UC Davis has a faculty position open in the Department of Environmental Toxicology. We are happy to consider many areas of specialization relevant to environmental toxicology.  Areas of particular interest include biochemical, molecular and environmental toxicology, toxicogenomics and systems toxicology.  The complete advertisement is available at our UC Davis Recruit website (https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00764).

Michael S. Denison, Ph.D., RKGAAGS, Fellow ATS
Department of Environmental Toxicology
Meyer Hall
University of California
Davis, CA  95616  USA

Monday, November 28, 2016

Positions at the National Toxicology Program

Below is a message that I received this morning from Ruth Lunn about open positions at the National Toxicology Program in North Carolina.  If interested, please use the links below. 

The Office of the Report on Carcinogens/Division of the National Toxicology Program/NIEHS has two vacancies for health scientists (GS-13 or GS-14) with expertise in epidemiology or toxicology (especially mechanisms of toxicology).  Please forward the job announcements (see below) to your colleagues.  Note that deadline to apply is this Friday (December 2, 2016).



Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope you are enjoying the Thanksgiving holidays.  Below are two photos that I took on my bike ride yesterday.  It was a beautiful day and parts of Sycamore Canyon park were particularly pretty. 

One of my favorite areas in Sycamore Canyon Park

Sunday, November 20, 2016

ETOX Fall Social 2016

On Friday evening Nov. 18, 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 good turn-out with approximately 30-40 in attendance.  Our thanks to Yinsheng and Shuli for hosting the dinner.  Below are pictures from the event.

Prof. Yinsheng Wang and his wife Shuli, our hosts for the evening.

Monday, November 7, 2016

ETOX Student Presentations at the SCCSOT meeting

The Southern California Chapter of the Society of Toxicology held its annual meeting at the Allergan campus in Irvine on Oct. 26, and UC Riverside was well represented.  My (Crystal) Hua and Monique Williams, ETOX graduate students and Giovanna Pozuelos (a CMDB graduate student) were all asked to give oral presentations of their research.  Monique Williams also received the first place award in the student presentation competition.  Below is a picture of Monique (on left) with Arezoo Cambell, the SCCSOT President.  Our congratulations to all three students, but especially Monique for this nice recognition.

STEM Outreach by ETOX Graduate Students

On October 29, a number of Environmental Toxicology graduate students volunteered to assist with outreach in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields at the Riverside County Office of Education Science Fair Expo.  As described by Lauren Walker, one of the volunteers, "the Riverside County STEM system puts together a Science Fair Expo every couple of years at the Riverside Office of Education near downtown Riverside. The event aims to help students develop ideas for their science fair projects by providing one-on-one consultations, presentations (e.g., how to design and present a science project), and hands-on activities/exhibitions run by STEM experts)".

Continuing Lauren's description, "Sara Vliet, My (Crystal) Hua, Corey Griffith, and I all served as consultants. Corey Griffith, Nicole Williams, Stefani Andrews and I also ran a hands-on chromatography exhibit demonstrating how chromatography can be used to identify water contaminants. Many students (and parents!) dropped by their booth and had a lot of fun separating out food dye "contaminants" from our "contaminated water" (i.e., pureed spinach plus food dye). A few of the students told me after visiting that the activity was "really cool" and wanted to do something similar for their own science fair projects. Overall, the day was a great success thanks to the efforts of our student planning committee: Stefani Andrews, Corey Griffith, Samuel Hinman, My Hua, Marcus Pennington, Nicole Williams, Sara Vliet, and myself."

Our appreciation to these students for their outreach efforts.  Below are pictures of the event provided by Lauren.
Nicole Williams, Corey Griffith, Lauren Walker and Crystal Hua working with students.  

Nicole Williams working with some students.  

Stefani Andrews talking to a parent.