The University Center for Primary Care and Public Health, Unisanté, is active in research, academic training, prevention and care. Innovative and unique in Switzerland, it favours interdisciplinarity and the union of competences committed to health issues.
Our Occupational and Environmental Health Department (DSTE) aims to promote healthy environments and work conditions, favourable to individuals and society. It works with companies and conducts applied research in the field and provides pre- and post-graduate training for occupational health actors and specialists.
We are seeking for this department, in the framework of a 4 years contract, a:
PhD student (80-100%)
About the project
Exposure assessment is essential in the control of chemical hazards, helping to prevent injury and illness by anticipating, recognizing, assessing and controlling health and safety risks. Many tools already exist to predict chemical exposure situations in occupational, domestic or general environmental situations. However, most of these tools focus on an exposure situation (a substance, a route of entry into the body). In real life, the sources of exposure are often multiple (co-exposures) and internal exposure results from the aggregation of exposure from different living environments (e.g. indoor environment, general environment) from different routes of entry (e.g. dermal, inhalation or ingestion). To advance on this issue, a work package of the European PARC (Partnership for the Assessment of Risks from Chemicals) project has been dedicated to the question of aggregate exposures.
We seek a creative and motivated individual who is excited about bringing his/her statistical mathematical background to the field of applied health sciences. The successful candidate will have a Master Degree or equivalent in the field of any of the scientific domains: mathematics, environmental sciences, chemistry, or physics. The applicant will need to be accepted as a PhD student at the University of Lausanne. We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong scientific background as well as the motivation to work with an international team.
The working language is English and French.
Start date: 01-12-2022
Information (in French) and online application
Please send one PDF file including CV with academic transcripts, publications/ presentations at conferences if relevant, academic references as well as a letter of motivation.
Contact person: Prof. D. Vernez
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