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Consultant – Experimental Studies on Metal Accumulation in Seafood in Monaco

The NAEL-Radioecology Laboratory in Monaco is seeking a consultant who will work on methods development in the framework of the Peaceful Uses Initiative project, Phase II on “Seafood safety”. The consultant will contribute to the development and optimization of methods to study the bioaccumulation and detoxification of metals (e.g. Al and Hg) in marine organisms (seafood) using radiotracer to assess, in vitro and in vivo, detoxification mechanisms in the organisms and potential risk of contamination for the consumer.

See the job description at the IAEA website 

Four Postdoctoral Fellows in Ecotoxicology/Risk Assessment/Ecology/Microbiology in the Institute of Marine Biology, Shantou University (China)

Applications are invited for appointment as PDF in Ecotoxicology/Risk Assessment/Ecology/Microbiology in the Institute of Marine Biology, Shantou University, to commence as soon as possible for a period of 24 months. The appointee will join Prof. Wang’s group (ResearchGate:, and will be based on The Platform of Marine Ecology and Environment, a high-level laboratory of Shantou University.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Environment Science, Marine Biology, Ecotoxicology, Molecular Biology, Ecology, Microbiology or a related discipline with proven track record of contributions in the field of environmental health research and planning that contributed to a significant body of knowledge. Appropriate programming skills including advanced statistical modelling with big datasets and GIS-based spatial analyses are appreciated. He/she is expected to have ability to work independently and in close collaboration with multidisciplinary team.

He/She will work on the project 1) The influences of climate change and/or outbreaks of chemicals on the function and integrity of aquatic ecosystem, 2) Test alternatives: can cell toxicity information (e.g., FET test) provides sufficient protection for aquatic ecosystem? 3) Mechanism of energy transfer metabolism through different trophic aquatic organisms, or 4) “The role of environmental microorganisms in the aquatic ecosystem”.

Salary and benefits: 1) ~280,000-300,000 RMB, in addition to annual leave, medical benefits, 2) one-time 20,000 RMB reward provided if he/she win the first-class funding from the Chinese postdoctoral science foundation; 3) rental housing provided by the University; 4) his/her children can study in the kindergarten or primary school of Shantou University.

Successful candidates with outstanding work performance will be preferentially considered for a faculty position in the Institute of Marine Biology, Shantou University.

Qualified applicants should send an CV with a list of publications, and a cover letter outlining his/her research interests to Prof. Wang by Email: Address: Marine Biology Institute, Shantou University, Shantou, 515063, China

Several Positions with the Department of Environment and Energy in Canberra

The Federal Department of Environment and Energy’s Chemicals Management Branch are recruiting several policy or risk assessment officers. The branch performs a range of domestic and international policy and advisory functions to ensure that chemicals are managed safely to protect the environment.

Policy Roles
If you excel at managing competing priorities and rapidly responding to changes in a developing area, and working collaboratively with colleagues and external stakeholders at all levels, we’d love to hear from you. You will conduct research and analysis, draft policy documents, prepare briefing for senior executive and ministers, prepare for international meetings, and support stakeholder engagement. This will all contribute to important improvements to Australia’s chemicals management framework.

Risk Assessment Roles
Put your science knowledge and experience to work and provide risk assessments and technical advice to the Department and other government agencies on the environmental hazards and risks of chemicals and biotechnology to inform policy and regulatory processes. You will prepare risk assessments and advice, manage external relationships, and provide technical advice to the Branch and Department.

Applications are open until 3 November 2019. More details are available on the APS jobs noticeboard