Postdoctoral Position in Aquatic Toxicology

The Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Odense, invites applications for a postdoctoral position (two and a half year) in Aquatic Toxicology to start as soon as possible. Application deadline: 27 March 2019.

The applicant must have obtained a PhD in biological sciences and have relevant research experience, preferably in aquatic vertebrate ecotoxicology.

The successful candidate will work closely together with students, laboratory technicians and scientific staff in the Ecotoxicology group at SDU. The group’s research projects are closely linked to the needs of the society, and the group has especially collaborated with the Danish Environmental Protection Agency (Miljøstyrelsen) and the OECD to develop international test systems that reveal possible endocrine disruptors in model organisms eg. fish and amphibians.

The successful candidate will be obliged to carry out research projects funded by the Danish Environmental Protection Agency via Danish Centre on Endocrine Disrupters (CeHos). The candidate will in particular conduct experiments to investigate the effects of especially thyroid disrupting chemicals in endemic species of frogs, but the candidate will also be expected to take part in other research projects within the Ecotoxicology group.

The main tasks of the candidate will include experimental design and setup, laboratory analyses, preparation of manuscripts, teaching and/or supervision of biology and pharmacy students.

Good practical skills and English writing skills are required, and candidates with experience in histopathology, aquatic exposure setups and chemical analysis (e.g. LC-MSMS) will to be preferred.

Additional information about the position is available from Associate Professor Jane Morthorst ( or Associate Professor Henrik Holbech (

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary and taxation.

The application must include the following:
• A curriculum vitae including information on previous employment.
• A full list of publications stating the scientific publications on which the applicant wishes to rely.

Shortlisting may be used in the assessment process.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

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Deadline: 27 March 2019
Unit: Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Wednesday March 27th, 2019