Are you a hardworking, motivated, and creative scientist that acquired an Msc in bio- or geosciences, chemistry, environmental science or a similar direction? Do you have experimental skills and a strong academic interest? The you may be the ideal candidate for this project!

Farmers rely on Plant Protection Products (PPPs) to maximize their yields. However, some PPPs are potentially harmful to environmental, plant, animal and human health. Data on the risks and impacts associated with PPPs' is, at present, scarce and fragmented. Therefore a need exists to deliver an integrated approach to fill this research gap. SPRINT seeks to develop a Global Health Risk Assessment Toolbox to assess impacts of PPPs on ecosystem, crop, livestock and human (EPAH) health. The focus within this PhD is to study soils as a sink and source of pesticide residues in the terrestrial ecosystem – an EU assessment.      vacancy3

RECETOX focuses on interdisciplinary research and education in the area of Environment & Health, studying toxic compounds and their behavior, transport & bioaccumulation to evaluate environmental effects, assess the exposure and health risks to humans, and develop technologies and biotechnologies to break them down. https://www.recetox.muni.cz/en

 

Research topic and job description

To the research group of Soil environmental chemistry and toxicology , we are searching for talented, highly motivated scientist for the research topic “soil ecotoxicity of pesticide mixtures”. The prospective scientist will investigate ecotoxicity of relevant mixtures of pesticides on soil biota (mainly springtails and microbial activities) and plants in standard laboratory bioassays and soil microcosm studies with earthworms and plants (effects and bioaccumulation).

Inquiries about the position and research topic can be sent to prof. Jakub Hofman, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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The position is open within the international collaborative H2020 project SPRINT, with the main aim to develop a Global Health Risk Assessment Toolbox to assess impacts of plant protection products (PPP) on ecosystem, plant, animal and human (EPAH) health. More information about project, its partners and other is here: https://www.sprint-h2020.eu/

See and apply using: https://www.wur.nl/en/vacancy/PhD-Effects-of-pesticide-mixtures-on-insects.htm

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Do you want to study the effects of pesticides on insect diversity in different types of farms? And the effects of pesticide mixtures on honeybees and bumblebees in small-scale experiments? Do you have proven affinity with quantitative analysis and laboratory experience? Then this could be the perfect PhD project for you!