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Position: Scientist Position in Sediment Ecotoxicology
Institution: Eidgenössische Anstalt für Wasserversorgung, Abwasserreinigung und Gewässerschutz
Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
Duties: The position is broad in its scope with the goal of selecting, validating and applying methods to evaluate environmental risk of sediment-associated chemicals. 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 projects, 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
Requirements: Candidates should have a doctoral degree in biological sciences with emphasis on sediment ecotoxicology, sediment risk assessment or other relevant discipline. 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. 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 French is required; German language skills are desired
   
Text: 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 Lausanne we invite applications for a Scientist Position in Sediment Ecotoxicology (80-100%) We are seeking an environmental scientist with a strong background in sediment ecotoxicology. The position is broad in its scope with the goal of selecting, validating and applying methods to evaluate environmental risk of sediment-associated chemicals. 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 projects, 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 biological sciences with emphasis on sediment ecotoxicology, sediment risk assessment or other relevant discipline. 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. 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 French is required; German language skills are desired. We offer a position located in Lausanne, 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 www.eawag.ch/en/aboutus/working/employment and www.oekotoxzentrum.ch . This position is for two years. Please submit your application by 7th July 2019. We intend to fill the position by autumn 2019. 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 Carmen Casado-Martinez at carmen.casado@centreecotox.ch . We look forward to receive 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. Apply now Print
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