Environmental risk assessment only goes as far as data availability allows it. In this post, ecotoxicology student Larissa Herrmann shares her research project in the MAGIC working group at Uni Koblenz-Landau. She gained insight into programming in Python and R with the goal to make ecotoxicological data readily available for meta-analyses and risk assessments. Ultimately, a tool is developed that is applicable to a broad spectrum of pesticide registration reports.Continue reading
In this post, Andreas Scharmüller introduces Standartox, a tool that continuously incorporates the ever-growing number of ecotoxicity test results in an automated process workflow. It provides single aggregated data points for a specific chemical-organism test combination that represents the toxicity of a chemical. These values can be used for the derivation of toxic units (TU) or species sensitivity distributions (SSD).Continue reading
The Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) is hiring a Tenure Track group leader in data science for water research.
The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) is hiring a PostDoc as database developer and data scientist in computational toxicology in its section “Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment”.
The Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) is hiring a PostDoc for development of a parallel uncertainty quantification framework to advance high performance scientific computing in water research.