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Author: Marilyn Matevia, HSUS

“Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, conducts research to achieve the dual goals of meeting direct human needs for water and maintaining the function and integrity of aquatic ecosystems.

The Department of Environmental Toxicology (Utox) invites applications for a
Group Leader in Molecular Ecotoxicology (Tenure Track)

The Utox Department1 focuses on deciphering the adaptive and toxicological pathways by which freshwater organisms respond to exposure to chemicals and multiple stressors and their consequences at the population and community level. Eawag offers a collaborative research environment that is well equipped for inorganic and organic chemical analysis and for experimentation with organisms from algae to fish.2 Joint supervision of students at the Ph.D. and Masters level is well supported through cooperation with the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ) and Lausanne (EPFL).

Group leaders at Eawag are expected to develop a strong research program supported by internal and external funding, supervise Ph.D. and Masters students and contribute to Eawag’s mandate in teaching and expert consulting. A successful tenure evaluation will lead to a permanent group leader position.

Applications should be submitted by January 12, 2015. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in environmental toxicology or a related field. Please include a motivation letter describing your interests and a vision for developing your research and your group, a CV and list of publications, and the names and contact information for three references. Applications from women are especially welcome. Eawag is committed to promote equal opportunities for women and men and to support the compatibility of family and work.3 For further information, please contact Prof. Kristin Schirmer (”

Applications must be submitted through this link: