The position will be associated with the project INSERT, which is funded by the Swedish EPA. INSERT aims at improving our understanding of the cumulative effects and multiple stressors in Baltic sediments, by integrating effects of chemical and nonchemical stressors on amphipod development aberrations. This researcher project focuses on designing and developing an experimental setup, suitable for testing biological responses to sediment toxicity driven by chemical activity in combination with other stressors, such as temperature and salinity. The project aims at generating knowledge on how mixtures of hydrophobic chemicals contribute to observed effects in benthic animals. The work will involve interactions with environmental chemists, biochemists and ecotoxicologists.
The position involves research, including experimental design and experimental work, interpretation of data and data management as well as writing scientific papers. The work involves close collaboration with other researchers within the project and at the department as well as stakeholders in the project’s reference group, and thus the candidate needs to have an interest in understanding exposure and effets of chemicals from a broad perspective.
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research and must hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.