Position as Expert in Ecotoxicology at the AGES

The Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES) is offering a position as Expert in Ecotoxicology at the Institute for Plant Protection Products Department.

The task of the candidate :

  • Preparation of scientific reports in accordance with the Plant Protection Products Act with regard to the ecotoxicological effects of plant protection products including risk assessment
  • Evaluation of pesticide active substances in the field of ecotoxicology as part of the EU active substance review and preparation of assessment reports.
  • Collaboration in the development of EU directives and guidance documents for the evaluation of plant protection products in the field of ecotoxicology
  • Collaboration and networking in national and international expert committees (e.g. EU authorities, OECD)

Required qualifications

  • Completed Master’s degree or doctorate in biology/zoology/ecology
  • Good knowledge of one or more of the organism groups relevant to the assessment (birds & mammals, soil organisms, non-target arthropods, bees and aquatic organisms) as well as basic knowledge of ecotoxicology
  • Experience and routine in analyzing, interpreting and evaluating scientific data
  • Very good verbal and written communication skills (German and English)
  • Experienced IT user skills (MS Office, statistics programs)
  • Enjoy collaboration and professional exchange in a team
  • High degree of independence and sense of responsibility
  • Basic willingness to travel (at home and abroad)

For more information regarding the job position and the application procedure, please refer to the link below(DE):-