2-year Postdoc on effect-directed analysis of micropollutants in water (BB-89070)
Found in: Neuvoo DK
The Department of Biological and Chemical Engineering, Aarhus University, invites applications for a 2-year postdoc position offering applicants an exciting opportunity to join our research on effect-directed analysis of micropollutants in wastewater.
The currently known environmental micropollutants are generally responsible for less than 1-5% of the total mixture toxicity in wastewaters. This project aims at identifying the key toxicants in complex mixtures and assess their removal in advanced water purification (bio)technologies.
For this, the project aims at developing an innovative technology for high resolution screening of bioactive compounds effect-directed analysis, EDA) by developing a direct coupling between liquid chromatography – mass spectrometry and planar bioassays in vitro bioassays integrated with TLC).
Specific tasks are:
The project will be conducted in close collaboration with:
There is considerable freedom to align the goals of the project with the goals of the candidate. The candidate is therefore encouraged to describe research ideas as part of the application (research proposal of max. 2 pages).
The position is funded by the Danish Research Foundation.
We offer a well-financed and unique research opportunity to conduct research on effect-directed analysis of micropollutants in water at a high international level. We encourage a research climate with lively, open and critical discussion within and across different fields of research. We guarantee access to well-developed research infrastructure including state-of-the-art instrumentation for chemical analysis (UHPLC-HRMS).
Required Research Experiences
Our ideal candidate holds a PhD related to analytical environmental chemistry and has experience with effect-based methods or similar, has an open mind to develop new ideas and is eager to collaborate with international partners.
The following qualifications are considered as an advantage:
Where experience is lacking, the candidate must be motivated to learn and will get the opportunity to develop new skills. The applicant should be interested to co-supervise students. Excellence in both written and spoken English is a requirement.
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