PhD Position in Zebrafish Molecular Ecotoxicology, Institute of Toxicology and Genetics/KIT, Karlsruhe
A PhD position is available within the project "Eff-Net: A multi-scale effect network for hazard identification and risk evaluation of high consumption chemicals in aquatic ecosystems", funded by the Water Research Network of the State of Baden-Württemberg, at the Institute of Toxicology and Genetics (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology- Campus Nord) in the group of Thomas Dickmeis.
Work in our laboratory explores the zebrafish as a model organism to study the interplay between hormonal signalling and metabolism in development and disease. To this end, we develop biosensors to measure hormonal and metabolic signalling activity in the living animal. We apply these sensors in chemical in vivo screens with zebrafish larvae, in order to monitor environmental pollutants and to identify novel lead compounds for drug development.
The data obtained within the Eff-Net researcher network will be exploited to meet the overarching aim of providing a comprehensive risk evaluation for the newly emerging pollutants at multiple levels, encompassing molecular interactions, cells, organisms and ecosystems. Tight interactions between the members of this transdisciplinary network across the three universities of Heidelberg, Tübingen and Karlsruhe will ensure efficient information transfer and integrated planning of experiments. In close collaboration with social scientists, the scientific results will be used to inform political and educational processes in response to the detected risks for water resources.
The position is limited to 3 years and is available from March/April 2016. Remuneration will be based on the TvL (Collective Agreement for the Public Service Sector). KIT prefers to balance the number of female and male employees. We therefore kindly ask female applicants to apply.
If qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred. Candidates should send a CV and letter of interest until the 10th of January via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will start in the second half of January 2016.