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Three Contractual Agent positions open at EC JRC Chemical Safety and Alternative Methods Unit!

  • There are 3 Contractual Agent positions open at EC JRC Chemical Safety and Alternative Methods Unit (that incorporates EURL ECVAM) for:
    • Project officer: New approaches to the assessment of chemicals in the field of ecotoxicology – deadline 15/02/2022
    • Project Officer – ADME scientist – Biokinetics for chemical safety and biomedical research – deadline 31/01/2022
    • Project Officer – New approaches to toxicological hazard assessment of chemicals – deadline 31/01/2022

Check these and other positions at JRC here.

Posted 19.12.2021

Postdoc in Cellular Toxicology DTU – Technical University of Denmark Copenhagen, Capital Region,

Contract · Entry level
5,001-10,000 employees · Research

Postdoc in Cellular Toxicology

DTU – Technical University of Denmark Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark


The focus of our research team is improving risk assessment of environmental chemicals for their potential harmful effects on human health with a special focus on mixture effects of chemicals. Our team employs a broad palette of techniques and strategies to fulfil this goal, ranging from to cell-based assays and computational tools. The successful applicant is expected to integrate with our research team and with our European collaborators in an ongoing H2020 Green Deal project that we coordinate. In vitro laboratory work will become a substantial part of the new responsibilities, including mechanistic studies on human cells and tissues, but will also include theoretical work on case studies. The position requires a person that can carry out research experiments and projects independently, but function well in a dynamic and collaborative environment.


Responsibilities and qualifications

  • Conduct laboratory research experiments. These include mainly work on cell assays for predicting reproductive and developmental toxicity such as various reporter gene assays and human induced pluripotent stem cell work, and general molecular biology techniques.
  • Independently carry out defined research projects and report to assigned project leaders
  • Communicate research results: presenting data at local meetings and international conferences, writing reports and manuscripts for publication.
  • Work in collaboration with external European collaborators and supervision of PhD student.
  • Contribute to the general work carried out by the team, including discussions and planning of strategies and problem solving, writing of publications, dissemination etc.


We seek a candidate that is capable of working independently, but that is motivated by both personal and team accomplishments.


Essential qualifications:

  • Hold a PhD degree in life sciences (e.g. background from Biology, Molecular Biomedicine, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Toxicology or related disciplines).
  • Experience with in vitro work, preferably also with stem cell applications.
  • Good English communications skills, oral and written.
  • Experience with independent scientific research and completion of research projects (peer-reviewed publications).


Desirable qualifications:

  • Experience with testing of environmentally hazardous substances.
  • Proficiency with IT tools such as GraphPad Prism, R or Adobe Illustrator.


We offer

DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.


Salary and terms of employment

The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union.


The period of employment is 3 years, including an initial 3-month probationary period. Anticipated starting date is as soon as possible.

The successful applicant will work at the National Food Institute located at DTU Lyngby Campus.

Further information may be obtained from Professor Anne Marie Vinggaard,; +45 40196284.

You can read more about the National Food Institute at

If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark. (


Application procedure

Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 23 August 2021 (Danish time).

Apply online here: Postdoc in Cellular Toxicology (


Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online”, fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:


  • Application (cover letter)
  • CV
  • Academic Diplomas (MSc/PhD)
  • List of publications
  • List of 2-3 referees that may be contacted during the interview phaseAll interested candidates


All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, disability, race, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.


The National Food Institute researches and communicates sustainable and value-adding solutions in the areas of food and health for the benefit of society and industry. The institute: prevents disease and promotes health, develops new and better food products for a growing population, creates sustainable technological solutions. The National Food Institute’s tasks are carried out in a unique interdisciplinary cooperation between the disciplines of nutrition, chemistry, toxicology, microbiology, epidemiology and technology. 


Technology for people

DTU develops technology for people. With our international elite research and study programmes, we are helping to create a better world and to solve the global challenges formulated in the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Hans Christian Ørsted founded DTU in 1829 with a clear vision to develop and create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision lives on today. DTU has 12,900 students and 6,000 employees. We work in an international atmosphere and have an inclusive, evolving, and informal working environment. DTU has campuses in all parts of Denmark and in Greenland, and we collaborate with the best universities around the world.

Posted 28.06.2021:

ALTERTOX is looking for a Project manager to coordinate a 4-years EU funded project

  • Job Category – Project Management
  • Job Experience – Not mentioned
  • Job Location – Belgium
  • Expiration Date – 16 Jun 2021


Want to make the World a better place? Altertox is an SME active in promoting alternatives to animal testing in toxicology and 3Rs (Replace, Reduce, Refine). Based on its strong expertise in in vitro/in silico methods with the up-to-date methods and the best experts, Altertox has developed a large portfolio in the area of alternatives to animal testing. Our vision is to MAKE people better scientists by continuous education and access to the latest updates regarding in vitro/in silico method development using several pillars: training, communication, dissemination, EU research calls focused on in vitro toxicology , consulting, advocacy, business analysis and guided advice on alternative methods consolidation for European stakeholders, implication to improve welfare of animal research projects and creation of a community sharing same values through blogs, lunch talks, videos and podcasts. Start with the Leaders.


At Altertox, we value the meaning of the expression “being useful”: we want our job to be meaningful. Altertox encourages employees’ personal balance as pillar to an empowering working environment. This can be translated by providing flexible working hours, and ensuring that personal working needs are fulfilled via coaching/training or via teambuilding or via specific pet project in line with business activities.We’re hiring a Project Manager for our team based in Brussels, Belgium.


The Project Manager’s role is to coordinate a 4-years EU funded project. However, other tasks can be framed depending on the candidate profile recruited and his/her/their expectations. The main objectives of the Project Manager can be summarized as follows:

  1. Engage stakeholders and potential end-users in the scientific planning, dissemination and project delivery.
  2. Maximise the impact and uptake of the project outputs by integrating the priorities of the industry for exploitation.
  3. Ensure transfer of knowledge and the dissemination of results.
  4. Promote EU project goals and results to the general public and to the policy makers to ensure regulatory acceptance.


  • Organization and coordination of the Consortium meetings
  • Develop the stakeholders driven priorities report
  • Execution of the consortium trainings and webinars execution
  • Writing and updating the communication portfolio
  • Preparing briefing for policy makers (elected and non-elected) as well as general public


Creativity, resilience, rigor and respect of deadlines are important required skills.

Diploma level should be at least Master Degree and min. 2-10 years of experience in toxicology or public affairs or equivalent. Some knowledge about exploitation for EU project is a plus as well as any knowledge of other EU official languages.

Ability to fluently speak, read and write in English.

  • Robust interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills


  • The position is based in Brussels, Belgium as home office.
  • It is an 80% to 100% position for the duration of the EU project.
  • The annual salary amount is open to discussion.
  • Starting date is foreseen Q2 Q3 2021


Networking, Persuasion, Social Networking, Public Speaking, Research, Writing, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).


Before applying, we encourage you to fill in this google form in addition to your application. To apply, please send your CV and a short motivation letter to

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Tuesday 15th of June 6pm (CEST)

Posted 03.06.2021:


VUB Looking for an experienced project manager

Open position for a project manager
The Department of In Vitro Toxicology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel-Belgium (VUB) is looking for an experienced project manager (m/f) to support a recently granted multipartner European research project in the life sciences area.

Job description
o You will assist the project coordinator on a daily basis.
o You will maintain daily communication with the project partners.
o You will manage all administrative and financial aspects of the project.
o You will be responsible for reporting to the European Commission.
o You will organize project meetings and events.

o You have a background in project management and/or life sciences (master degree/doctoral degree).
o You have at least 5 years of experience in managing multipartner European projects.
o You are an expert in the European Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe programs and administration.
o You are a dynamic and flexible person.
o You are able to work independently, yet as a team member.
o You are punctual and strictly meet deadlines.
o You have excellent organizational, presentation and communication skills.
o You are fluent in English.

o A young, dynamic and stimulating work environment.
o A full-time contract at VUB (yearly renewable during 5 years).
o Start date: 1 March 2021.

Prof. Mathieu Vinken
Department of In Vitro Toxicology
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Laarbeeklaan 103
1090 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0)2 477 45 87

Please send your application file by e-mail before 30 November 2020 to Mathieu Vinken. The application file must contain:
– An application letter including your motivation for this position.
– Your Curriculum Vitae.
– References and/or contact information of previous employers.

Posted: 30.10.2020

We are looking for 2 international PhD students

  • We are looking for 2 international PhD students (project 4 years) for our EU Horizon 2020 COFUND project. (The entire project has 20 PhD vacancies).

A human gut and -lymphatics on chip to model functional immune surveillance and activation;

PhD1: development of immune competent gut on chip model

PhD2: development of immune competent lymph node on chip model including lymph node stromal cells, lymphocytes, and dendritic cells.

See link for more info and how to apply :

Posted: 17.10.2019

PostDoc position availabe

  • PostDoc position availabe
    Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health
    Offering: Competitive Salary and excellent benefits
  • Area: Developmental Neurotoxicology (autism), 3D organoid models, high-content imaging, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing

Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing (CAAT) at Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, USA, is looking for a Postdoctoral fellow. Three-year full-time PostDoc position at one of the top universities and excellent international working environment.

We are looking for a highly motivated, hard-working, communicative researcher with PhD in molecular or cell biology, preferably with neuroscience background. Training in toxicology is desired but not required. The project’s focus is on the development of a New Approach Methodology (NAM) for Developmental Neurotoxicity Testing based on iPSC-derived 3D organotypic brain model. Our group was one of pioneers of such mini-brain development for substance testing (Pamies et al., ALTEX 2017).

The candidate will be responsible for designing several CRISPR/Cas9-modified iPS cell lines, generate 3D brain organoids from them and perform screening of chemicals using high-content imaging. Thus, the candidate should ideally demonstrate extensive knowledge in gene-editing using CRISPR/Cas9 technology and have experience with iPS/ES and neuronal cell cultures. In addition, the candidate will collaborate with a bioengineering group in developing electrophysiology recording platform.

Bioengineering knowledge is not required. Post-doc will be encouraged to lead the project independently, resulting in high-impact publications, present at conferences and prepare for long-term career in academia or industry. Competitive salary and excellent benefits and work environment are offered.

The intellectual environment at Johns Hopkins is extremely rich. As the first independent, degree-granting school of public health in the world, the Bloomberg School has the largest public health training facility in the U.S. Within the Bloomberg School, the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering (EHE) has established outstanding research programs on molecular and translational toxicology and provides an extremely supportive environment for research and professional development. The EHE Department has established extensive track records in conducting top-notch research and in training pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees, as well as mentoring junior faculty members, in environmental health sciences. CAAT is for 38 years the leading think tank for new approaches in safety sciences in the US. Translational activities include workshops (transatlantic think tank for toxicology) and the world-wide secretariat of the Evidence-based Toxicology Collaboration, the Good Cell Culture Practice Collaboration, the Green Toxicology Collaboration and the Industry Refinement Working Group. Our center’s research activities are mainly focused on developmental neurotoxicology and gene environmental interactions in neurodevelopmental disorders by using in vitro and computational tools. We are collaborating with several groups within Hopkins University but also nation- and world-wide on a variety of projects. You can find more information about CAAT under following link:

All interested in the position please send your CV and your motivation letter to Dr. Lena Smirnova,

Posted: 09.08.2019

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