Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental chemistry, Sweden

    Postdoctoral Fellow in Environmental chemistry, Sweden

    Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry focusing on the use of passive sampling for risk assessment of contaminated sediments, at Department of Environmental Science, Stockholm university, Sweden


    Deadline to Apply

    May 28, 2021 (23: 59 GMT ,+1)


    Overview

    PositionPostdoctoral Fellow
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research AreaEnvironmental chemistry
    SalaryAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceDepartment of Environmental Science
    Stockholm university
    Sweden
    Contract Period2 Years
    Starting dateOctober  2021

    Qualifications

    Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country.

    Assessment criteria

    The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for applications. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, such as sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar. Applicants with an older degree may be in question, but then with another form of employment.

    In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills in a relevant area for the position. The successful postdoc candidate is expected to have a PhD in environmental chemistry or equivalent, with knowledge in chemical analysis and environmental fate of organic contaminants.

    Responsibilities/ Job Description

    The position involves research, including experimental design and experimental work, chemical analysis of organic micropollutants, interpretation of data and data management, writing, and publishing. The project is interdisciplinary and involves close collaboration with other researchers within the project as well as with stakeholders in the reference group. Therefore, the candidate should have an interest in understanding exposure and effects of chemicals from a broad perspective.

    How to Apply?

    • To apply, please click the link “Apply Online” mentioned above
    • The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.

    Documents Required

    Please include the following information with your application

    • Your contact details and personal data
    • Your highest degree
    • Your language skills
    • Contact details for 2–3 references

    and, in addition, please include the following documents

    • Cover letter
    • CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications
    • Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
      – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
      – why and how you wish to complete the project
      – what makes you suitable for the project in question
    • Copy of PhD diploma
    • Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files)
    • Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).

    About Research project

    The position will be associated with the project MOBILITY funded by the Swedish EPA. The overarching goal of MOBILITY is to generate knowledge that can help improve risk assessment procedures of contaminated sediment, including the release and spread of contaminants.

    Current risk assessment procedures for sediment largely depend on the total sediment concentrations of the contaminants, while the mobility and bioavailability are governed by the dissolved fraction (Cfree). Passive sampling methods offer established approaches for quantifying Cfree in natural waters and sediments, yet they are not regularly used in monitoring or for risk assessment purposes.

    In MOBILITY, we will evaluate the applicability of passive sampling approaches by linking Cfree to contaminant mobility, bioavailability, and toxicity in resuspension experiments covering typical sediment characteristics. The expected outcome of MOBILITY will support several steps in contaminated sediment risk assessments and specifically provide recommendations for the use of passive samplers.

    About Department of Environmental Science

    The position will be associated with the project MOBILITY funded by the Swedish EPA. The overarching goal of MOBILITY is to generate knowledge that can help improve risk assessment procedures of contaminated sediment, including the release and spread of contaminants.

    Current risk assessment procedures for sediment largely depend on the total sediment concentrations of the contaminants, while the mobility and bioavailability are governed by the dissolved fraction (Cfree). Passive sampling methods offer established approaches for quantifying Cfree in natural waters and sediments, yet they are not regularly used in monitoring or for risk assessment purposes.

    In MOBILITY, we will evaluate the applicability of passive sampling approaches by linking Cfree to contaminant mobility, bioavailability, and toxicity in resuspension experiments covering typical sediment characteristics. The expected outcome of MOBILITY will support several steps in contaminated sediment risk assessments and specifically provide recommendations for the use of passive samplers.

    Inquiries

    Professor Anna Sobek
    Email: anna.sobek@aces.su.se.

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    Postdoctoral Fellow in environmental chemistry focusing on the use of passive sampling for risk assessment of contaminated sediments

    Post expires at 8:59am on Saturday May 29th, 2021 (GMT+9)