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 Aquatic Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment (80-100%)
We are seeking an environmental scientist with a strong background in aquatic ecotoxicology and knowledge in environmental risk assessment of chemicals.

The position is available to support the derivation and update of aquatic quality standards as layed down in the Swiss Water Protection Ordinance. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN and the Swiss Water Association VSA. The successful candidate will be required to independently research and evaluate ecotoxicological data, derive aquatic quality standards, and compile dossiers according to the methods of the EU Water Framework Directive and related guidance documents.

Candidates should have a degree in biological or environmental sciences with emphasis on aquatic ecotoxicology, aquatic risk assessment or other relevant discipline. Professional experience in a regulatory work environment (e.g. authorities, consulting, industry), (inter)-national working groups and collaborations with stakeholders is beneficial. The candidate will be expected to show initiative, actively participate in project meetings, 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.

We offer a position located in Dübendorf, 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 and This position is for one year.

Please submit your application by 31 March 2020.We intend to fill the position by June/July 2020. 

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.

For further information about the position, please contact Dr Alexandra Kroll.

We look forward to receiving your application. Please send it through this webpage, any other way of applying will not be considered. A click on the button below will take you directly to the application form.