OFERTA POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (PLAS-MED)

DATA DE PUBLICACIÓ

12/03/2020

DATA LÍMIT PRESENTACIÓ OFERTES

26/03/2020

EMAIL ENVIAMENT CV

call@icra.cat

DESCRIPCIÓ DE L'OFERTA

CHARACTERISTICS OF THE JOB

  • Job location:  ICRA – Catalan Institute for Water Research, Girona, Spain
  • Number of positions available: 1
  • Expected start: April 2020
  • Temporal Position. The position is for 6 Months (approximately)
  • Gross Annual Salary package: 24.000 €/year

 

JOB PURPOSE / PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Project: PLAS-MED “Microplastics and microcontaminants in the Mediterranean coast: Toxicity and environmental and human health impacts” (CTM2017-89701-C3-2-R) with a duration of 3 years (2018-2020).

PLAS-MED aims to identify the role of microplastics in the transfer of other micropollutants in freshwater and marine ecosystems on coastal areas of the Mediterranean Sea. PLAS-MED will assess the risks associated with microplastics and their ability to accumulate and transfer other contaminants to aquatic organisms and the toxic effects associated. These contaminants include emerging contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, personal care products, current-use pesticides, and contaminants of industrial origin.

These objectives will be achieved through the application of advanced methodologies and instrumentaion such as high resolution mass spectrometry. The position aims to develop non-target and suspect-screening methodologies to determine emerging organic pollutants and the corresponding transformation products in environmental samples. These methodologies will be applied to the analysis of several environmental compartments (water, sediments and biota) in freshwater and marine ecosystems on coastal areas of the Mediterranean Sea.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

The tasks to be accomplished by the postdoc fellow involve:

  • Applying sample preparation methodologies for extraction of pollutants.
  • Development of analytical methodologies based on suspect screening and non-target chromatography-mass spectrometry for environmental samples based on LC-HRMS
  • Writing a scientific report and scientific papers.
  • As with all technicians, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows a small proportion of the time will be allocated to communal services such as joint laboratory maintenance etc.

 

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & SELECTION CRITERIA

Must Have – Required

Experience: PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry or similar

Knowledge: The researcher must be proficient in oral and written English and Spanish

Desirable

Any of the following past research experiences will be judged favourably in the selection process:

  • experience in laboratory and/or in sampling campaigns in mesocosm and field studies,
  • knowledge/experience on metabolomics
  • previous experience in water quality analyses and organic micropollutants is positively evaluated,
  • ability to work independently and as a member of a team; she/he must be creative, flexible, and eager to learn and to expand his /her scientific network.
  • driving licence will be positively evaluated

 

WORKING CONDITIONS & ENTITLEMENTS

Working conditions: Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations. Employees receive the benefits of the Spanish Social Security system covering sickness, maternity/paternity leaves and injuries at work.

International Environment: The opportunity to join a prestigious international research institution and become a member of a young and growing research group.

Continuous training in a high-quality environment.

 

HOW TO APPLY & SELECTION PROCESS

Documentation Submitted:

  • Curriculum Vitae including all scientific publications
  • and letter of interest for the position
  • Contact details of reference persons (previous professional positions)

Aplications and DeadlineDeadline for applications:

Send the required documents to call@icra.cat indicating ref. “PostDoc_PLAS-MED” in the subject of the email.

The deadline to submit the required documentation is March, 26th 2020.

Selection process:

  • Pre-selection: will be based on CV, experience, skills and motivation letter.
  • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
  • Offered Position: Job Offer will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview.

 

In ICRA we are committed to maintaining and developing a work environment in which the values and principles of our organization are respected and equal opportunities between women and men be promoted in each of the areas in which we operate, not tolerating discrimination based on criteria such age, sex, marital status, race, ethnicity, disabilities, political leanings or sexual orientation. 

Recruitment will be carried out as provided for in Article 15 of Royal Legislative Decree 1/1995 of 24 March passing the text of the Workers' Statute Act, in accordance with the provisions of Article  2 of Royal Decree 2720/98 of 18 December (B.O.E. 8 January 1999), Act nº 12/2001 of July 9 (B.O.E. 10 July) and concordant regulations.

The principle of equality between men and women is taken into account, in accordance with Article 14 of the Spanish Constitution, the EU Directive of 9 February 1976 and the provisions of the Agreement of the Council of Ministers of March 4, 2005, passing the Plan for gender equality in the General State Administration.

Universal accessibility for persons with disabilities is taken into account, in accordance with paragraph 2 of Article 1 of Act nº 51/2003 of 2 December on equal opportunities, and 5% of vacancies are reserved provided the candidates pass the selection processes and are able to accredit disability and compatibility in performing the tasks so that we will progressively reach 2% of the total workforce.