Wednesday, July 29, 2009

20 Ph.D. positions and 3 postdoctoral positions EU-CREAM Project

CREAM is offering a total of 20 Ph.D. positions and 3 postdoctoral
positions, which will be formally advertised in September 2009 with expected
start dates in late 2009 or early 2010. CREAM is an EC funded Initial
Training Network of 13 partner organisations and 9 associated partner
organisations from 9 European countries. The partners in CREAM represent the
main sectors involved in chemical risk assessment (industry, academia,
regulatory authorities) and who are interested in exploring how mechanistic
effect models can add value to the risk assessment process. The overall aim
of CREAM is to develop and experimentally validate a suite of mechanistic
effect models that are based on Good Modelling Practice. CREAM will provide
world class training for the next generation of ecological modellers,
emphasizing transparency and rigorous model evaluation as core elements of
the modelling process.

We are looking for candidates with experience in one or more of the
following areas: population ecology; ecotoxicology; ecological risk
assessment; ecological modelling; programming.

Salary and terms of employment will be in accordance with Marie Curie rules
of the European Commission
( ). According
to these rules, applicants must be nationals of a member state, associated
country or third country. They must be nationals of a country other than
that of the premises of the host organisation where they will carry out
their project. Researchers must not have resided or carried out their main
activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for
more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the date of
selection by the host institution (short stays such as holidays are not
taken into account).

Applicants should send CV, list of publications, reprints of relevant
publications, copies of academic transcripts, two letters of reference
including contact information of the referees, and a one-page statement of
applicant’s expected contribution to and benefit from participation in
CREAM. Applicants should clearly indicate (preferably indicating priority of
preference) for which CREAM project(s) they would like to be considered.
Applications should be sent by email to

Details on the projects are described on the corresponding webpages of this
site. Details on the job announcements are linked to pages desribing the
project partners (see also the overview table below).

Potentially interested applicants are encouraged to contact the relevant
partners prior to formally submitting an application. Positions are subject
to funding.

Expected Application Deadline: 15 October 2009

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