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PhD student position in "Computational models, In vitro to in vivo extrapolations , toxikokinetics and Effects (TKTD) and AOPs in Arctic species"
Clemson, South Carolina, USA
Clemson University
  • Graduate Position

We are looking for a PhD student to work on a new international project that will investigate how arctic species will respond to increased industrial activities in the Arctic areas. Global warming will make more areas in the Arctic available for industrial activities and as a result will likely introduce more pollution into the area. Relatively little is known about how cold-water species respond to that pollution. The Norwegian government is supporting an international project to find out more about this. In our part of the project, we will be mostly using modelling techniques to answer this question.

The PhD student we are looking for will focus developing on computer models that extrapolate existing data on toxicokinetics and effects at the molecular and cellular level in moderate climate species to what can be expected in artic species at higher levels of biological integration. Additional lab experiments may be required to generate additional data on toxicant disposition that support toxicokinetic models. Most of the work will be performed in our lab at Clemson University, but conference travel to and potential work exchanges with labs in Norway. This research will be conducted in collaboration with the Research Council of Norway Funded project “In silico and experimental screening platform for characterizing environmental impact of industry development in the Arctic (EXPECT)” led by the Norwegian institute for Water Research (NIVA) and organised under NIVAs Computational Toxicology Program (NCTP).

The PhD student will initially be appointed as Teaching Assistant in the Department of Biological Sciences to assist with teaching lab courses in the undergraduate biology curriculum. More information can be obtained from the SETAC Career center and Peter van den Hurk (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).


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