Because we work with toxic substances we want to make sure that everybody working in our laboratories work under safe conditions and that nobody pose a risk to themselves or others. Therefore, the laboratory technicians will introduce all new students (except students doing literature studies) to our laboratories by a mandatory one-day crash course. The course will take you through small laboratory exercises and basic knowledge such as use of lab instruments, handling of chemicals and waste, Kemibrug, how to calibrate pipettes and pH-meters, and how to calculate and validate results. The aim of the course is to get to know our new students and to show you the value of Good Laboratory Practice. We believe that the daily life in the laboratory is much easier and safer if everybody works according to the same rules and values.
Our former master students are employed in a wide range of jobs reflecting the highly inter-disciplinary nature of ecotoxicology. Besides jobs requiring specific ecotoxicological knowledge (regulatory jobs, science and teaching), many of our students have been employed based on their competences in analytical laboratory work (industry). This is one of the reasons why almost all our courses contain laboratory work.
Master students specialized in ecotoxicology at SDU have started careers in diverse fields of biology and chemistry: