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In the Institute of Ecopreneurship we are looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic PhD student in the newly forming area of soil ecotoxicology. The 3-year project will focus on the development and implementation of biomarkers for pesticide contamination in agricultural soils. The successful candidate will plan, perform, and evaluate laboratory and greenhouse experiments using functional soil assays and molecular methods (e.g., qPCR and next-generation sequencing). The work locations are the new FHNW Campus Muttenz near Basel and at the site of the project partner Agroscope in Zurich, Switzerland.
The successful applicant will have experience in either ecotoxicology or microbiology. She/He is proficient in performing soil experiments and is willing to develop new approaches in collaboration with skilled ecotoxicologists from our institute and soil ecologists from Agroscope. Experience in qPCR techniques or NGS would be a plus. Interest in data analysis and interpretation in an agroecological context is essential. Flexibility is a must, as working at two sites in an emerging field will be challenging. Fluency in English (oral and written) is a must, German is a plus. The PhD position is filled in collaboration with Agroscope and is enrolled at the University of Zurich.
The FHNW School of Life Sciences offers state-of-the-art technical, laboratory and office facilities. Contributing to the school’s highly motivating working environment – which is second to none – are its collaboration with a large number of companies and institutions in Switzerland and abroad, a widely varied programme of scientific events, and daily contact with young students in research and teaching. The FHNW is also committed to equal opportunities and the compatibility of private and professional life.
Start Date: immediately.
Hochschule für Life Sciences FHNW
About the position:
Prof. Dr. Miriam Langer, Phone: +41 61 228 58 83
About the recruiting process:
Cristina Kabas, , Phone: +41 61 228 54 02
Will you soon belong to our team? We look forward to your application.
|Título||PhD position Soil Exotoxicology|
|Employer||University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW|
|Job location||Schulthess-Allee 1, 5201 Brugg|
|Publicado||julio 9, 2021|
|Fecha límite de solicitud||No especificado|
|Tipos de trabajo||Doctorado  |
|Campos||Ciencias Ambientales,   Ecología,   Toxicología,   Agronomía,   Microbiología,   Edafología  |