Ecological Modeller - Effect Modelling (m/f/d)

(Fulltime 40 hrs.)

We are looking for an Ecological Modeller - Effect Modelling (m / f / d), (full time 40 hrs) to strengthen our Ecological Modelling department.


With around 160 employees, ibacon GmbH is a highly qualified and internationally active service provider for the chemical industry. At our GLP-certified facility, we conduct a variety of studies to determine the ecotoxicity and environmental performance of chemicals that are required by law to assess potential environmental risks. These include experiments to determine physicochemical parameters, biodegradability, or ecotoxicological effects. We perform laboratory studies with aquatic and terrestrial organisms, field studies with plants, arthropods and soil organisms as well as chemical-analytical work. Since 2015, we have been expanding the department of "Ecological Modelling" with the aim of supporting our customers with models on the effects of chemicals.


Your area of responsibility includes the independent planning and execution of modelling studies. Such studies are required as part of the environmental risk assessment of chemicals, the development of innovative approaches, and / or the handling of other issues by our customers. The focus of the position includes the development, establishment, and application of ecological models (e.g. Mechanistic Effect Models, Agent/Individual Based Model) coupled or not with TKTD modules and, if required, also of new models.


  • University degree from the scientific field with a focus on modelling, statistics or programming
  • Very good programming skills in at least one of language used in modelling and data science (e.g. Netlogo, Matlab, R, Python, C, C++, Julia)
  • Good knowledge of common techniques and procedures of ecological population modelling and model development: ABM/IBM or the willingness to learn on the short term
  • Good knowledge in EDP
  • Willingness to take responsibility for demanding and varied customer projects
  • Flexibility and very good teamwork
  • Very good communication skills that make you a valuable partner in the team as well as for our customers and in your network
  • Effective English communication skill within multi-disciplinary teams


  • Experience with modelling studies for environmental risk assessment of chemicals
  • Experience in publishing in peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Knowledge of common techniques and procedures of population effect modelling and model development: TK / TD models
  • Experience in writing reports following GMP and TRACE documentation
  • Good communication skills in German, or the willingness to learn German


  • The opportunity to help shape this new area in our company and to develop it further
  • Autonomous planning and implementation of modelling projects
  • Modern and innovative work environment
  • Interesting and varied projects for international customers
  • Individual and regular further education
  • Working time account and flexible working hours
  • Market- and performance-based remuneration
  • Very good working atmosphere in a highly motivated team
  • 30 days of paid vacation
  • Canteen
  • RMV job ticket (reduced price)

We look forward to receiving your application stating your earliest possible starting date and salary expectation.

Please send your application preferably via our online applicant portal, to:

ibacon GmbH
Frau Martina Schmalhorst
Arheilger Weg 17
D-64380 Roßdorf
Tel: 06154 / 697-259

E-Mail: Martina Schmalhorst