In the Institute of Ecopreneurship we are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic PhD student in the newly forming area of soil ecotoxicology. The 3-year project will focus on the development and implementation of biomarkers for pesticide contamination in agricultural soils. The successful candidate will plan, perform, and evaluate laboratory and greenhouse experiments using functional soil assays and molecular methods (e.g., qPCR and next-generation sequencing). The work locations are the new FHNW Campus Muttenz near Basel and at the site of the project partner Agroscope in Zurich, Switzerland.
The successful applicant will have experience in either ecotoxicology or microbiology. She/He is proficient in performing soil experiments and is willing to develop new approaches in collaboration with skilled ecotoxicologists from our institute and soil ecologists from Agroscope. Experience in qPCR techniques or NGS would be a plus. Interest in data analysis and interpretation in an agroecological context is essential. Flexibility is a must, as working at two sites in an emerging field will be challenging. Fluency in English (oral and written) is a must, German is a plus. The PhD position is filled in collaboration with Agroscope and is enrolled at the University of Zurich.
Wide range of university sports
Cultural programme of lectures, concerts, theatre and films
Established implementation of equal pay
Thesis projects for the targeted promotion of doctorates
Annual working time (42 hours/week) with the option of part-time and teleworking
Mentoring programme for career development
Prof. Dr. Miriam Langer, , Phone: +41 61 228 58 83
Cristina Kabas, , Phone: +41 61 228 54 02