Two Postdoctoral Research Fellows are required to work at the University of Plymouth (UoP) on this large multidisciplinary NERC funded project Biodegradable Plastics – Assessing Environmental Risk (BIO- PLASTIC – RISK). The project is led by Prof. Richard Thompson working together with researchers at the University of Bath (Dr Antoine Buchard and colleagues) and Plymouth Marine Laboratory (Prof Pennie Lindeque, and colleagues) and external collaborators in industry and policy. Both posts will be based in the International Marine Litter Research Unit, Faculty of Science and Engineering at the University of Plymouth.
You will work alongside another fellow (Post 1, Environmental Biology- see A7560 for details) as part of a larger team at UoP including: Dr Mick Hanley, Dr Anne Plessis, Dr George Littlejohn, Dr Michael Cunliffe, Prof Richard Handy and Dr Lee Durndell and technical staff.
You will join a leading international team examining the effects of plastic debris in the environment. Led by Prof Richard Thompson (a marine biologist based in the Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre) this team were the first to describe the accumulation of microplastic in the ocean and have since been working to establish the environmental consequences of this debris. The team have an excellent reputation for their work with papers in Science, Nature, Current Biology, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal society and many other leading scientific journals. Their work has directly informed industry and policy in the UK, EU and internationally.
You will be based at the University of Plymouth and will work as part of a wider team of academic and technical staff as well as research fellows at collaborating institutions. It is anticipated there will be especially close working with colleagues, at the nearby Plymouth Marine Laboratory where work will be coordinated by Prof Pennie Lindeque.
You will have:
For an informal discussion please contact Lee Durndell, Lecturer in Chemistry Richard Thompson or Professor of Marine Biology - e-mail email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Please enclose your CV, including details of any publications together with your completed application form.
This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed term basis for a period of 48 months due to funding, start date February 2021.
Interviews are likely to take place on 7th January 2021.
Please note, due to the COVID-19 pandemic the University is currently implementing a number of safety measures as per Government advice therefore the successful applicant may be required to work from home in the first instance.
Flexible working options including job share will be considered.
The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.
University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.
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