The Swiss Centre for Applied Ecotoxicology (Ecotox Centre), located at Eawag in Dübendorf and EPF Lausanne, is committed to providing the expertise and scientific tools to measure, assess and minimize the environmental risks of chemicals. The main goals of the Ecotox Centre are to provide expertise and services to public agencies, industry and academia, to offer further education to professionals in the field of ecotoxicology, to serve as a platform for the coordination of interdisciplinary projects and knowledge transfer, and to conduct applied research in aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology.
For our group located in Dübendorf we invite applications for a
Scientist Position in Applied Ecotoxicology (100%)
We are seeking environmental scientists with a strong background in environmental risk assessment. The position is focused on (1) hazard and risk assessment of anthropogenic chemicals and transformation products in aquatic systems; (2) linking risks with effects in the field with bioassay results; (3) assessing the joint risk of chemical and non-chemical stressors; and (3) activities at the science-policy interface. Projects will be carried out in close collaboration with Swiss federal and cantonal agencies, as well as academic and industry experts in the field. The successful candidate will be required to actively participate in relevant national and international working groups, present research results at scientific conferences, write reports and scientific papers, organize and lecture in advanced education courses, provide expert consulting and maintain strong links with Swiss stakeholders.

Candidates should have a doctoral degree in environmental sciences with a focus on ecotoxicology and/or environmental risk assessment. Several years of professional experience in a regulatory work environment (e.g. authorities, consulting, industry), (inter-)national working groups and collaborations with stakeholders is beneficial. Modelling skills and fluency in R would be assets. The candidate will be expected to show initiative, to independently plan and manage projects, work efficiently as part of a team, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as time management and organizational skills. Fluency in spoken and written English and German is required; French language skills are desired.

We offer a position located in Dübendorf (near Zurich), Switzerland, with competitive salary and benefits, as part of an enthusiastic, collaborative team in a stimulating scientific work environment. The Ecotox Center is committed to promoting equal opportunities for women and men and to support the compatibility of family and work. Applications from women are especially welcome. For more information about our work conditions please consult position is initially for two years; an extension is desired.

Applications should include a letter of interest with a description of pertinent experience, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, the names (with e-mail addresses) of three potential referees, and copies of certificates of academic qualifications.

Please submit your application by 30 September 2018.

For further information please consult / or contact Dr Inge Werner, Email

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