Research Assistant in Molecular Ecotoxicology required

University of Plymouth

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for an exciting and challenging position.  Using a range of molecular (e.g. transcriptomics, proteomics), biochemical, histopathological and physiological approaches, you will need to determine the impacts of tritiated materials (e.g. cement, steel) on bivalves. In this interdisciplinary project, you will need to adopt different dosimetry models to determine the biological or biomarker responses following exposure to different types of tritiated materials. You will need to be aware of principles of radiological protection and apply Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) for the safe handling and safe disposal of radioactive materials.

The post is suitable for a high calibre researcher with experience in the field of environmental radioactivity / molecular ecotoxicology, with particular emphasis on using bivalves as an experimental model. Preference will be given to the candidate with recent experience of relevant techniques and a proven track record of publications. A sound knowledge of mussel biology as well as experience of the application of ‘omics’ technologies will be advantageous. You should have a high aptitude to work efficiently in a timely manner both as a part of the team and independently.  Training will be provided where appropriate.

This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a fixed-term basis for a period of 11 months.

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Application closing date: 07/03/2021