Do you have experience with stakeholder assessment and organizing workshops? Do you have a strong research interest in pesticides and their implication on health? Do you have an enthusiastic and highly-motivated attitude? Then the University of Bern might be looking for you! 

Post-doc position at UBERN for 80%
(1 year, with possibility of extension to 2 years)

The position is open at the soil science group of the Institute of Geography, GIUB (University of Bern)

Project background
The overall aim of SPRINT H2020 project is to develop, test, validate and deliver a Global Health Risk Assessment Toolbox for the integrated assessment of the impacts of PPPs [formulations (F), active substances (a.S.), metabolites (Me) and mixtures (Mi)] on terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems (E), plant (P), animal (A) and human (H) health (EPAH). Transition pathways towards sustainable use of PPPs will be identified in a multi-actor approach.

Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated candidate to join our interesting project. The candidate will work in the field with the relevant stakeholders to assess EPAH health through sampling and interviews/workshops to collect data necessary for the inventory of PPP distribution at the regional scale. A second part of the work consists of data analysis, creating a database for storing all data collected at the case study sites in Europe for evaluation and publications.

Your profile
The successful candidate should have a strong research interest in pesticides impact on EPAH health. Applicants should hold a PhD degree in geosciences, environmental sciences, agricultural sciences, animal sciences or disciplines related to the position. The candidate should have good knowledge of English and experience in writing of scientific papers, and participation in international conferences.

We look forward to receiving your application with the following documents:
• Cover/motivation letter that demonstrates your suitability for the offered position.
• Curriculum vitae with complete academic record, copies of Bachelor and Master degrees
• Name and contact information of two references.

Please send your applications via email or postal services to PD Dr. Abdallah Alaoui at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The start date could begin as soon as possible. The salary will be according to the Swiss National Foundation for Research.

Further information about the SPRINT project can be found on the website
For further information, please contact: PD Dr. Abdallah Alaoui at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..