Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is an internationally networked aquatic research institute within the ETH Domain (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology). Eawag conducts research, education and expert consulting to achieve the dual goals of meeting direct human needs for water and maintaining the function and integrity of aquatic ecosystems. The Department of Environmental Toxicology (Utox) invites applications for a PhD position in toxicology to develop alternatives to animal tests using fish

Are you excited about advancing new approach methods to reduce and eliminate the use of animals in chemical risk assessment? As part of our world-renowned research programme to establish fish cell line-based in vitro assay procedures to predict chemical impact on fish, we have an opening for a PhD student to push these frontiers with a focus on the role of habitat (temperature) and tissue- and species sensitivity.

The envisioned project is embedded in an interdisciplinary setting where you have the opportunity to employ and further develop state-of-the-art experimental approaches using fish cell lines, along with aspects of analytical chemistry and computational modelling to enable in vitro-to-in-vivo extrapolations (IVIVE).

We are looking for candidates who share our passion for developing alternatives to animal testing and facilitating their timely implementation. If you hold an MSc in environmental science or life sciences you are invited to apply. Prior experience in working with permanent cells, having a flair for chemicals and/or computational approaches would be strong assets. Solid work ethics, mature teamwork attitude and good English skills are essential.

Eawag is a modern employer and offers an excellent working environment where staff can contribute their strengths, experience and ways of thinking. We promote gender equality and are committed to staff diversity and inclusion. The compatibility of career and family is of central importance to us.

Deadline for applications is 9 June 2023. Your application should include a cover letter explaining your research background and motivation to apply for this position, your CV, copies of your academic qualifications and contact information for two references. The project runs for four years; the starting date for this position is as soon as possible upon agreement.

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

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