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The Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) with its 1,100 employees has gained an excellent reputation as an international competence centre for environmental sciences. We are part of the largest scientific organisation in Germany, the Helmholtz association. Our mission: Our research seeks to find a balance between social development and the long-term protection of our natural resources.

The job

The Department of Cell Toxicology invites applications for a PhD Researcher.

Your tasks
  • You work in a research project that has the aim to develop new hazard indicators (cumulative and persistent toxicity equivalents (CTE and PTE)) that have the potential to modernize PBT-assessment within environmental risk assessment of chemicals
  • You will develop case studies for a better assessment of replacement products using the CTE and PTE hazard indicators
  • You measure effects of environmental pollutants with high-throughput cellular bioassays
  • You will perform high-throughput biodegradation experiments and couple to products with cell assays
  • You present results at international conferences and prepare publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • We offer
  • Excellent technical facilities which are without parallel
  • The freedom you need to bridge the difficult gap between basic research and close to being ready for application
  • Work in inter-disciplinary, multinational teams
  • Excellent links with national and international research networks
  • Excellent support and optimal subject-specific and general training with our HIGRADE graduate school
  • Remuneration in accordance with the TVöD public-sector pay grade 13
  • PhD enrolment at the Eberhard Karls University Tübingen
  • Your profile
  • A Master in environmental sciences, biology, chemistry, bioanalysis, (eco)toxicology, environmental system analysis, geoecology or related areas
  • Research experience with in vitro bioassays, toxicology or microbiology/biodegradation
  • Skills in IT and data evaluation/modelling
  • High degree of organisation and ability to work independently
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral/written communication skills (English required, German desirable)
  • Motivation to work in an interdisciplinary team
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