We are seeking a Research Associate with expertise in Ecological Risk of Chemicals to work on a NERC-funded project involving the University of York, the UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and the University of Aberdeen. The project is exploring the uptake and effects of chemical pollutants, arising from legacy waste sites, in coastal food chains and will deliver a risk assessment framework that can be used in the future to inform management decisions. The position will be based in the Environment and Geography Department which is a leading centre for teaching and research on sustainable solutions to the world's environmental issues.
Working in a small team of environmental chemists, ecotoxicologists, ecologists and managers, you will be responsible for developing and evaluating a pollutant exposure model to predict the uptake of chemicals from water and sediment into fish, phytoplankton and zooplankton and then the transfer into European shags. The model will operate at high spatial and temporal resolutions and be able to simulate a wide range of pollutants types including persistent organic pollutants, pharmaceuticals, metals and microplastics. The position would therefore suit individuals who are highly numerate with an interest in spatial ecology, (eco)toxicological modelling, ecotoxicology, environmental chemistry, chemical exposure assessment or ecological risk assessment.
For informal enquiries: please contact Alistair Boxall on email: Alistair.email@example.com
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