The PhD student is part of the Nov’Land project, which aims to contribute to a major societal challenge: improving the overall health of an agricultural area in the context of climate change and the need to reduce the use of pesticides in rural areas.

In an ambitious and innovative way, this project questions and quantifies the “Agriculture-Food-Health” relationships within a vast agricultural territory (Plaine & Val de Sèvre Workshop Area), by renewing the issue of the medium- and long-term effects of exposure to a mixture of pesticides on the health of humans and ecosystems (including non-humans and the environment), with the aim of improving the overall health of the territory (in the sense of “One Health”).

The PhD is carried out within the IHES (Interaction Homme Environnement Santé) CNRS 7267 EBI laboratory. This team is made up of chemists, physicians, toxicologists and pharmacists, whose aim is to identify and quantify pesticides and endocrine disruptors, in order to improve estimates of exposure to these substances, and to prevent and reduce such exposure.

Evaluation of pesticide exposure to an ecosystem and its inhabitants in agricultural areas. The PhD student will be recruited to work on the “analytical” and “epidemiological” aspects of the project. He/she will be tasked with i) developing techniques for the determination of pesticides by mass spectrometry in human and environmental matrices ii) relating exposure data to global health data.

Type of Contract : PhD Student contract / Thesis offer

Contract Period : 36 months

Start date of the thesis : 1 September 2023

Proportion of work : Full time

Remuneration : 2 135,00 € gross monthly

Application Deadline: 8 Aug 2023 – 23:59 (UTC)


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