Ghent University is accepting applications for a PhD Fellowship (4 years) on a project related to bioavailability of silver for freshwater organisms. The position starts ideally on 1st October, 2023.
In this project, the candidate will combine experimental work (ecotoxicity tests, metal speciation measurements) with the development of bioavailability models (e.g., biotic ligand model, BLM). The ultimate aim is to have a toolbox with validated models that can predict chronic toxicity of silver to algae, invertebrates and fish and which can be used to derive bioavailability-based EQS values.
Prospective candidate should hold a Diploma or Master of Science in Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Technology, Ecotoxicology (or similar) at the time of starting the position with skills in mathematical modeling and coding in a program language (R, phyton,…).
Application deadline: 19th May, 2023
More information about the research position can be found in the attachment below:-