PhD Candidate in Environmental Chemistry
|Workplace||Dübendorf, Zurich region, Switzerland|
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 Fenner Group at the University of Zurich and Eawag is inviting applications for two open PhD positions in Environmental Chemistry.
PhD candidate in Environmental Chemistry
Project context The recently communicated Safe-and-Sustainable-by-Design (SSbD) framework of the European Union aims to develop new chemicals in a way that they are inherently environmentally safe. Implementation of this goal requires appropriate methods for high-throughput assessment of key environmental hazards, including chemicals’ persistence in the environment and their potential for causing (eco-)toxicological effects. In the frame of a recently funded collaborative project, we will work with computational scientists and (eco-)toxicologist to develop automated, high-throughput assays for persistence assessment, explore novel hazard assessment concepts (cumulative and persistent toxicity equivalents (CTE and PTE) (1) and apply them to relevant case studies, including antioxidants and other polymer additives .
What we offer
The project will be led by Kathrin Fenner, and will be conducted in close collaboration with Prof. Beate Escher (Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, UFZ Leipzig). Kathrin Fenner is professor in Environmental Chemistry at the Chemistry Department of the University of Zurich and group leader at the Department of Environmental Chemistry at Eawag. Both Eawag and the University of Zurich are located within the Zürich metropolitan area.
As a PhD candidate, you will become part of the PhD program offered by the Graduate School of Chemical and Molecular Sciences Zürich. The University of Zurich is a modern employer and offers an excellent working envi-ronment 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.
Places of work/Employment
University of Zurich, Winterthurerstrasse 190, 8057 Zürich, Switzerland & Eawag, Überlandstrasse 133, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland
Employment through University of Zurich
(1) Escher et al., Archiv.Toxicol., 97, 1267, 2023.
Start date Employment start date will be mutually agreed upon (preferably as soon as possible). We ask for strongly motivated candidates to submit their applications containing a motivation letter, a research summary of past accomplishments (1 page), a CV (resumé), and 1 letter of support (or the names and contact details of 2 referees) in a single pdf file.
For further information, please contact
Prof. Dr. Kathrin Fenner, kathrin.fennerchem.uzh .ch
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