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UC Davis Plant Sciences



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Job listing at the SIF

The SIF is hiring for a Jr. Specialist position.

 


 

December 2, 2014

Winter Break at the SIF
The University of California, Davis campus will be closed for Winter Break from December 20 through January 4. All shipments arriving during the holiday will be held by the couriers and re-delivered on January 5, 2015. Please do not ship perishable items during the winter break. Avoid delays by shipping samples to arrive no later than December 17, 2014.

 

Limited Data Delivery
Limited data will be reported during the holiday break. If you have any deadlines for data in December or January, please notify us ASAP. As a reminder, any data deadlines should be discussed prior to preparation or shipment to the SIF.

 

Billing Reminders
Due to the administrative close during the winter break, check and wire payable invoices will not be generated during the break. Credit card payable invoices can be requested and will be e-mailed during our normal business hours. If you require an invoice before the year end, please request your invoice now!

 

The SIF wishes you all safe and Happy Holidays.
We look forward to working with you in the new year!

 


 

August 7, 2014

SIF Newsletter

 

Topics include:

-Updated Dissolved Inorganic Carbon (DIC) protocol

-New IRMS for 18O and D/H Analyses of Solid Samples

-Inter-laboratory Comparison of N2O Isotopomer Standards

 


 

January 29, 2014

The SIF is hiring for an entry level Junior Specialist position:

https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00222

 


 

October 23, 2013

Holiday Closures

The UC Davis campus and administrative offices will be closed on the following days. No mail delivery will be available. All packages will be held for delivery on the next business day.

 

Please schedule any refrigerated/perishable shipments or billing inquiries well in advance of these dates:

November 11, 2013 - Veteran's Day Holiday

November 27 - 29 - Thanksgiving Holiday

December 20 - January 2, 2014 - Winter Break

 

Invoicing: Due to the administrative close, check and wire payable invoices will not be delivered during the holidays. Credit card payable invoices can be requested. Contact Emily.

 


 

November 30, 2012

SIF Newsletter - November 30, 2012 edition

-Winter Break reminders about campus closures that will affect mail and invoice delivery

 

The SIF wishes you all Happy Holidays and a healthy and happy New Year!

 


 

November 5, 2012

Holiday Closures

-Veteran's Day Holiday - November 12, 2012 - The UC Davis campus and administrative offices will be closed this day. No mail delivery will be available. All packages will be held for delivery on Tuesday, November 13, 2012. Please do not ship refrigerated/perishable samples for arrival around this date.

-Thanksgiving Holiday - November 22-23, 2012 -The UC Davis campus and administrative offices will be closed these days. No mail delivery will be available. Mail delivery will resume November 26, 2012. Please do not ship refrigerated/perishable samples for arrival during this week in case of any delays.

-Christmas and New Years Holidays - December 24 - January 1, 2012 - The UC Davis campus and administrative offices will be closed during the winter break. No mail delivery will be available. Mail delivery will resume January 2, 2013. Please do not ship refrigerated/perishable samples for arrival after December 19, 2012 in case of delays. The SIF will be minimally staffed during this time. Urgent requests can be sent to sif@ucdavis.edu or by phone: 530-752-8100.

-Invoices - Due to the administrative close, check and wire payable invoices will not be delivered during the holidays. Credit card payable invoices can be requested. Contact Emily.

 

 


 

June 1, 2012

SIF Newsletter - June 1, 2012 edition

-New Analytical Services and Upcoming Presentations

-The SIF welcomes Dr. Rick Doucett to the team

-Fiscal Year End reminders

 


May 1, 2012

-The SIF's Mike, Emily, Linda, and Elvira participated in the UC Davis Staff Assembly: Thank Goodness for Staff Bowling tournament.


 

December 21, 2011

-The SIF will be minimally staffed during the Winter Break: December 23 – January 2, 2012.

-No mail/shipments will be delivered to the UC Davis campus during the break; mail delivery will resume Jan 3, 2012.

-Due to the administrative close, invoices will not be delivered during the break.

-Routine server maintenance on December 29th, 2011 will result in limited E-mail, Website, and Data capabilities, so please call us instead (1-530-752-8100)

 

The SIF staff wishes you all Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!

 


 

November 18, 2011

SIF Newsletter - November 18, 2011 edition

-Reminders about new prices, Analysis Order Form, and EFT payments.

-Thanksgiving and Winter Holidays - UC Davis campus closure will affect post mail, e-mail, data, and invoice delivery.

-Two new publications by SIF's Chris Yarnes.

 


 

August 5, 2011

SIF Newsletter - August 5, 2011 edition

-New Prices for SIF Services

-Changes in Trace Gas Instrumentation, DIC δ13C Analyses, and the Bacteria Denitrification Assay

-Reminders about Trace Gas Vials, Preservatives in Gas and Water Samples, and Solid Sample Preparation

 


 

July 6, 2011

Due to budget reductions, the UC Davis Mail Division will provide mail service to the SIF on Monday, Wednesdays, and Fridays only. This reduction affects interoffice and US Mail (standard post). This reduction does not affect private carrier delivery, including FedEx, UPS, and DHL.

 

The SIF highly recommends that shipments requiring special handling, including gas and refrigerated samples, should be shipped using a major carrier such as FedEx, UPS, and DHL. Customers are responsible for all customs fees.

 


 

June 12, 2011

Streamlining the Bacteria Denitrification Assay

At the beginning of 2011, the SIF began testing and implementing a more efficient way to prepare and analyze nitrate in water samples for δ15N and δ18O. The SIF abstract High-throughput analysis of δ15N and δ18O of nitrates by the bacterial denitrifier method was presented at the ASITA (Advances in Stable Isotope Techniques and Applications) Workshop in June 2011.

 


 

January 1, 2011

Happy New Year!

 


 

December 16-17, 2010

UC Davis Stable Isotope Facility Symposium

 

The SIF hosted a symposium, From Sources to Scapes:  Contributions of Light Stable Isotopes to Environmental Sciences, on December 16-17, 2010, at UC Davis. The event, which honored the retirement of the facility's founder, Dr. David Harris, featured a keynote address by Keith Hobson (Environment Canada) discussing the use of spatial isotopic patterns, or isoscapes, to track migrant animals. In addition, a number of SIF customers presented their research. A poster session allowed time for informal discussion with attendees as well as SIF staff.

 

For more information, please see the Symposium page.

 


 

November 22, 2010

Winter Break Schedule

 

The UC Davis campus and mail service will be closed December 24, 2010 – January 2, 2011 for winter break. The SIF will not be able to receive shipments during this time. Samples that require refrigeration or special handling should arrive no later than December 22.

 

The SIF will be operating with minimal staff during the winter break. Voicemail and E-mail messages will be answered when we return on January 3, 2011.

 

Do you have expiring funding or need to receive your invoice in 2010? Please send requests for estimates and invoices to Emily.
Last day to request an invoice for payment by CHECK or EFT bank transfer is December 20, 2010.
Credit card invoices can be requested during the winter break, and will only be delivered by E-mail on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

 



 

October 4, 2010

The SIF now accepts payment by credit card.

 

The SIF is happy to announce that we now accept payment by credit card. However, please be aware that invoices for credit card payments are generated using a different accounting system than check and wire transfer invoices. It is a lot of paperwork to switch payment type once an invoice is produced, so please select your payment type ahead of time. DO NOT SEND ANY CREDIT CARD INFORMATION via e-mail, phone, fax, letter, or Analysis Order Form to the SIF. We cannot guarantee the safety of your information. To pay by credit card for new orders, please indicate your intention to pay by credit card on the newest version of the Analysis Order Form and include this form with your sample shipment. For orders currently awaiting invoicing please notify us, you will be invoiced and given directions on how to pay securely.

 

For more information, contact Emily.




September 6, 2010

The SIF has a new website!



 

August 13, 2010

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July 1, 2010

The SIF welcomes Dr. Shaoneng (River) He.

 

Dr. He graduated with a PhD in stable isotope geochemistry and petroleum geology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada. He has many years of experience in stable isotope geochemistry and is currently focused on compound specific analysis. Before joining the SIF in July 2010, Dr. He worked for several years with ZymaX Forensics in California and with Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory in Salt Lake City. 










 
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