Researcher in Experimental Ecotoxicology

Ref. No. SU FV-1117-20

at the Department of Environmental Science. Closing date: 15 April 2020.

The Department of Environmental Science is one of the biggest departments at the Faculty of Science. The department is divided into our units with more than 150 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and technical/administrative staff. Research and teaching focuses on Contaminant Chemistry, Exposure & Effects, Atmospheric Science and Biogeochemistry. As an employee at the Department of Enviornmental Science you will be part of a dynamic environment with research in leading research areas and with a strong international profile.

Project description
The position will be associated with the project INSERT, which is funded by the Swedish EPA. INSERT aims at improving our understanding of the cumulative effects and multiple stressors in Baltic sediments, by integrating effects of chemical and nonchemical stressors on amphipod development aberrations. This researcher project focuses on designing and developing an experimental setup, suitable for testing biological responses to sediment toxicity driven by chemical activity in combination with other stressors, such as temperature and salinity. The project aims at generating knowledge on how mixtures of hydrophobic chemicals contribute to observed effects in benthic animals. The work will involve interactions with environmental chemists, biochemists and ecotoxicologists.

Main responsibilities
The position involves research, including experimental design and experimental work, interpretation of data and data management as well as writing scientific papers. The work involves close collaboration with other researchers within the project and at the department as well as stakeholders in the project’s reference group, and thus the candidate needs to have an interest in understanding exposure and effets of chemicals from a broad perspective.

Qualification requirements
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

Assessment criteria
In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in a relevant area for the position. The successful candidate is expected to have a PhD in biology/ecology/ecotoxicology or equivalent, with experience in developing experimental systems, handling invertebrates and working with complex experimental data. Experience in biochemical analysis is a strong asset. This is an interdisciplinary project that requires close collaboration within the research group and with stakeholders.  

Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of one year, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 2020-09-01 as per agreement.

Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Elena Gorokhova, telephone: +46 8 674 73 41,

Union representatives
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64,, Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46 8 16 34 89,, and (SEKO).

Apply for the position at Stockholm University’s recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please include the following information with your application

  • Your contact details and personal data
  • Your highest degree
  • Your language skills
  • Contact details for 2–3 references

and, in addition, please include the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
  • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
    – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
    – why and how you wish to complete the project
    – what makes you suitable for the project in question
  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
  • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

The instructions for applicants are available at: Instructions – Applicants.

You are welcome to apply!

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Closing date: 15/04/2020

Read the job description at the university homepage


Post expires on Wednesday April 15th, 2020