ORGANISATION/COMPANYNational Institute of Chemical Physics and Biophysics
RESEARCH FIELDEnvironmental science › Ecology
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE29/02/2020 23:00 - Europe/Athens
LOCATIONEstonia › Tallinn
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/09/2020
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER859891
The Laboratory of Environmental Toxicology at NICPB in Tallinn is a leading institution studying the safety of different chemicals, engineered nanoparticles and environmental samples. It applies a multidisciplinary toolbox of microbiology, ecotoxicology, in vitro cell cultures, molecular biology and analytical chemistry. The Lab was one of the first worldwide to research ecotoxicology of metal oxide nanoparticles (since 2006).
The NICPB and the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (MSCA-ITN) project “Best chemical risk assessment professionals for maximum Ecosystem Services benefit (PRORISK)” offers an Early Stage Researcher (PhD Student) position:
“ESR2 - The influence of abiotic factors on exposure” hosted at NICPB.
The period of appointment for the ESR is 36 months, starting 1st September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The ESR will receive a contract of employment as a full-time researcher for the relevant period of their appointment, which will include applicable benefits in the host country. The ESR will complete a comprehensive personalized career development programme, with targeted training measures and participate in a range of network events. The ESR will benefit from interdisciplinary cooperation and interaction within the network, providing the best preparation for a successful career in either academia or industry.
MSCA fellowships for ESRs provide salaries in line with H2020-MSCA-ITN-2019 call. Additional allowances for mobility and family (if applicable) are provided. Further information at www.prorisk-itn.eu.
NICPB offers state-of-the-art research infrastructure and a motivated team of colleagues. Tallinn and Estonia offer a modern and safe environment for students and their families.
At the date of recruitment the applicants for the MSCA fellowship must have no PhD and less than 4 years of full-time equivalent research experience from the award of the degree that entitles them to undertake a doctorate (either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the applicant is to be recruited).
The applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Estonia for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.
These eligibility requirements are non-negotiable and ineligible applicants will not be considered.
Eligible applicants can be of any nationality.
Applications must be submitted via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should provide the following information in their application in English:
1. Cover Letter, detailing your motivation and background for applying for the PhD project. Please indicate if you have applied for other PRORISK PhD fellowships.
2. A detailed CV including technical and analytical skills and publications if applicable.
3. All academic level certificates (BSc and MSc) including university grades itemized by each course. Foreign documents should be sent as certified English translations.
4. A synopsis (abstract) of the BSc and MSc thesis if applicable, or any previous research project.
5. At least two professional referees (Name, address, telephone & email).
A review of applications will run continuously as they are received. The short-listed applicants complying with the requirements will be invited for personal or Skype interviews foreseen in March 2020.
The candidate has to meet the requirements for PhD studies in Tallinn University: https://www.tlu.ee/en/phd"
ESR2 will be hosted at the NICPB (Tallinn, Estonia) and co-supervised by NIVA (Oslo, Norway). Planned secondment(s): NIVA, M18, 2 months, in vitro studies and chemical analysis; NIVA, M24, toxicogenomic studies; DuPont, M28, 2 months, chemical analysis.
ESR2 will be enrolled in the doctoral programme of Tallinn University.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELEnvironmental science: Master Degree or equivalent
The applicant must have a Master’s degree in biology, environmental sciences or other relevant field with knowledge and experience in experimental biological/chemical laboratory research.
A good command of English language, with excellent oral and written skills is essential (i.e. overall International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent).
EURAXESS offer ID: 489675
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