PhD in Toxicology - Microbiome and Chemical Metabolism

Updated: 22 days ago
Job Type: Permanent

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100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Laboratory of Toxicology, led by Professor Shana Sturla, is part of the ETH Department of Health Sciences & Technology. Our research at the interface of chemistry and biology involves understanding chemical toxicity on the basis of structure and reactivity.  Broad impacts are to improve human health and disease prevention strategies.  More information can be found here .


Project background

An opportunity is available to pursue a doctoral degree focusing on advancing food and drug safety by relating chemical toxicity with gut microbial metabolism, including utilization of state-of-the-art bioinformatics and chemical analysis tools. 


Job description

The work will combine bioanalysis, particularly using mass spectrometry, with microbiology and computational toxicology. A practical focus will be on the quantitative characterization of chemicals in biological matrices.


Your profile

You have, or expect to obtain, an MSc or equivalent in chemistry, toxicology, pharmaceutical sciences, food science, microbiology, or a closely related discipline. Good written and oral communication skills in English are needed. You have an independent mindset, leadership skills, and work well in a respectful and diverse team-oriented environment. You should have a strong foundation of practical experience involving chemistry and demonstrate interest in biologically related sciences. If you excel in analytical chemistry, quantitative aspects of toxicology, or related topics, you are particularly encouraged to apply. The project start date is as soon as possible.


ETH Zurich

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