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PhD Position (m/f) Subject: Spatial imaging of chemicals in zebrafish embryos

Veröffentlicht am: 18.01.2016


Top level interdisciplinary research
Top level interdisciplinary research
Excellent technical facilities
Excellent technical facilities
inter-disciplinary/multinational teams
inter-disciplinary/multinational teams


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.

In a framework of 10 Integrated Projects (IPs) scientists address key environmental challenges following a solution-oriented approach. In order to strengthen its interdisciplinary work, UFZ is currently offering 12 PhD positions. One position will be dedicated to the following subject:

PhD Position (m/f)

Subject: Spatial imaging of chemicals in zebrafish embryos

Project start: 1st July 2016. Working time 50% (19.5 hours per week), limited to 3 years.

Your duties:

  • Development of analytical methods to quantify uptake and spatial distribution of compounds in zebrafish embryos using high-end spatial analytical methods
  • Performing ecotoxicological tests to correlate effects of chemicals and uptake/distribution
  • Modelling of uptake and distribution of compounds in zebra fish embryo

The successful candidate will be responsible for planning and conducting laboratory experiments, presenting obtained results at conferences and workshops, and for preparing publications for scientific literature. The project will be a collaborative project between the Departments of Analytical Chemistry, Bioanalytical Ecotoxicology, and Environmental Analytical Chemistry. The successful candidate will be involved in the coordination of the work between the three departments.

Your profile:

  • Master´s degree in (environmental/analytical) chemistry, biochemistry, geo-ecology, biology, pharmacy, applied natural science or a related subject
  • Experience in at least one of the following fields is required: ecotoxicological testing, transport modelling of compounds in aquatic organisms or instrumental analytical chemistry (preferably laser ablation ICP-MS and/or MALDI-FT-ICRMS)
  • Quick adjustment to new scientific fields
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams
  • Fluent English is required, proficiency in German is advantageous

We offer:

  • Top level interdisciplinary research at a research centre which enjoys an excellent reputation within Germany as well as internationally
  • Excellent technical facilities
  • Work in inter-disciplinary and multinational teams
  • Excellent links to national and international research networks
  • Support and optimal training courses by our graduate school (HIGRADE)
  • Remuneration in accordance with the TVöD public-sector pay grade 13 (50%)

Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy; we therefore particularly welcome applications from qualified women. Severely disabled persons are given priority where applicants are equally qualified.

Your contact for any questions you may have about the job:
Mr. Dr. Stephan Wagner

Closing date for applications:

Place of work: Leipzig

Please use our online application system for your application.

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