|Vacancy: || University of Aberdeen, UK: |
Posting date: 27.11.2018
|Type: || Postdoctoral fellowships |
The Trace Element Speciation Laboratory (TESLA) in Chemistry is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified Post-doctoral research assistant.
The successful applicant will be responsible for research and administration contributing to a GCRF-funded project through MRC entitled “Cambridge Programme to Assist Bangladesh in Lifestyle and Environmental risk reduction” (CAPABLE). The project aims to better understand the how environmental and lifestyle factors influencing the health of rural, urban slum and urban population in Bangladesh. Research will be carried out at several institutions. The post at Aberdeen will particularly investigate the exposure of the people to arsenic and other toxic elements.
Main purpose of the role:
The successful applicant will be responsible for research and administration contributing to a GCRF funded project CAPABLE related to the exposure of Bangladeshi people to toxic elements
- The development of speciation methods for inorganic arsenic in toenails, urine, foodcommodities and drinking water as and atmospheric particular matter using HPLCcoupled to ICP-MS and other field deployable methods.
- Data collection and interpretation
- Co-ordination of research with other institutions
- Archiving of research materials
- Preparation of research data for oral and written communication including publicationin scientific journals
- Interaction with other partners within the CAPABLE consortium
At a glance
Salary: £33,199-£35,210 per annum
Hours of work: Full-time
Contract type: Funding Limited for up to 2years
The successful candidate should hold a PhD in an environmental science or analytical chemistry subject area and have an interest in epidemiology. You will also have the ability to interact with hospitals, epidemiological academic partners at Cambridge, UCL and a series of Bangladeshi institutions and NGOs.
Terms of appointment
Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale (£33,199-£35,210 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience. As this position is funded by the MRC it will be offered for a period of 2 years. Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period. For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here
Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of financial maintenance and competency in English.
Please do not hesitate to contact Heather Clark, HR Adviser on +44 (0)1224 273244 or email email@example.com for further information.
Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact
Professor Jorg Feldmann, Chair in Chemistry
Please do not send application forms or CVs to Professor Feldmann.
Online application forms are available at www.abdn.ac.uk/jobs
The closing date for receipt of applications is 17 December 2018.