PhD student in Toxicology – new methods to detect hazardous pollutants in
Department of Biomedical Sciences and Veterinary Public Health (BVF) at the
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. BVF is part of the Faculty of
Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences and is responsible for under graduate
training, research and post-graduate training in the areas of bacteriology,
immunology, parasitology, pathology, pharmacology, toxicology, veterinary
public health and virology.
Department of Biomedicine and Veterinary Public Health, Swedish University of
Agricultural Sciences, is looking for a PhD student in the subject field
biomedical sciences, with a special focus on molecular toxicology.
Both humans and the environment at large is constantly exposed to complex, and
ever-changing, mixtures or both synthetic chemicals and naturally occurring
compounds. Some of these compounds, or combinations of compounds, are
hazardous to humans or the environment. There is an urgent societal need for
new methods and strategies to detect such hazardous compounds or mixtures,
aiming to protect humans and the environment from exposure.
The aim of this research project is to develop and use analytical methods,
based on cultured cells, to detect hazardous compounds and mixtures in the
environment, especially in water. Additionally, to investigate how such
effect-based methods can be used in early warning systems , for example in
drinking water utilities or wastewater treatment plants, for continuous
monitoring and rapid detection of hazardous pollutants.
Tasks: Studies and research aiming towards a PhD degree in the field of
molecular toxicology, with a special focus on the development of cell based
in vitro assays for studies of toxicity. Additionally, application of the
developed methods in the context of early warning systems for chemical
hazards in water. It is also included in the tasks to participate in courses
need for a PhD degree, laboratory work and supervision of master students.
The PhD student will work in the research group Molecular Toxicology. We are
also working closely together with research groups in the fields of
ecotoxicology and food toxicology.
More information about the research group can be found here:
https: // www. slu.se/institutioner/biomedicin-veterinar-
Qualifications: The applicant must meet the formal requirements to be
admitted to PhD education at SLU. Adequate educational background could for
example be a degree on master's level in the fields of molecular biology,
biochemistry, toxicology, or pharmacology. Previous experience of molecular
biology-methods and cell culturing is desirable, but not a requirement. It is
further desirable if the candidate has an expressed interest in the
development of new technologies, innovation and utilization of research
Type of position: Four year, full time, employment as PhD student