Recruiting Research Associate/Fellow in Environmental Pharmaceutical Analysis for EVAL-FARMS grant

We are now recruiting for the second post-doc on our EVAL-FARMS grant, a Pharmaceutical Analyst.

Research Associate/Fellow in Environmental Pharmaceutical Analysis

Engineering

Location:  University Park
Salary:  £25,769 to £37,768 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £28982 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance
Closing Date:  Wednesday 26 October 2016
Reference:  ENG300716

We are seeking an excellent postdoctoral researcher in Environmental Pharmaceutical Analysis.

The post will interface between analytical chemistry and process/chemical engineering/science, funded by a NERC-led cross council programme. In the 24 month project, you will develop and validate methods to analyse pharmaceutical residues in environmental matrices, outcomes from this project being utilised to inform on current knowledge limitations to understanding the key factors influencing antimicrobial resistance in the environment.

Specifically, the project will focus on developing, validating and applying new methods to extract and analyse pharmaceutical residues in environmental matrices related to the dairy farm environment. The environmental matrices may include wastewater slurry, sediment, and soil. Pharmaceutical antibiotics are selection drivers for antimicrobial resistance, yet there exists no understanding how the pharmaceutical presence and fate correlates to antimicrobial resistance in the dairy farm environment including application of wastes to crops. The post is funded by the NERC EVAL-FARMS project (Evaluating the Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance in Agricultural Manures and Slurries). This is a highly multidisciplinary project that includes microbiology, pharmaceutical analysis, cultural research and mathematical modelling. Therefore the post-holder must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

 

Candidates should ideally hold (or shortly be due for completion) a PhD, EngD (or equivalent) in chemistry/pharmacy sciences or chemical/process engineering (or a related discipline) and a strong background and/or experience in analytical science.  Excellent oral and written English language skills are essential. Applicants must be highly motivated, ambitious and have a proven track record of timely research publications (from PhD or beyond).Graduates with relevant industrial experience are also encouraged to apply.

This is full-time, fixed-term post for 2 years.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Rachel Gomes, tel: 0115 846 8883 or email; rachel.gomes@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

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Microbiology Job for EVAL-FARMS grant

The first job advert for our EVAL-FARMS grant has gone live. If you are interested, or know anyone who is interested, please apply or encourage them to do so.

Research Assistant/Associate/Fellow in Microbiology

Reference
SCI303116
Closing Date
Monday, 17th October 2016
Job Type
Research
Department
Microbiology
Salary
£25769 to £37768 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £28982 with relevant PhD). Salary progression beyond this scale is subject to performance

We are seeking an excellent postdoctoral microbiologist. The post-holder will  analyse the diversity of antibiotic resistance genes, bacteria, plasmids and bacteriophage in a farm slurry system, slurry amended soil and experimental slurry tanks, to which various interventions have been applied. This work will involve preparation of samples for metagenomics and sequencing studies, isolation and characterisation of multidrug resistant E. coli strains, data analysis and presentation.

The post is funded by the NERC EVAL-FARMS project (Evaluating the Threat of Antimicrobial Resistance in Agricultural Manures and Slurries). This is a highly multidisciplinary project that includes microbiology, pharmaceutical analysis, cultural research and mathematical modelling. Therefore the post-holder must be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Applicants must have or be close to completing a PhD in in molecular microbiology or a related discipline, or have equivalent skills experience and knowledge and must have experimental microbiology experience at ACDP CL2.

Excellent oral and written English language skills are essential. Applicants must be highly motivated, ambitious and have a proven track record of timely research publications (from PhD or beyond).

This full-time post is available for a fixed-term period of 2 years.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Jon Hobman tel: 0115 951 6166 Or email jon.hobman@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

The University of Nottingham is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Welcome to Laurence Shaw

We are delighted to have Lauence Shaw in our laboratory as a postdoctoral researcher from the end of August until the end of December. Laurence will be working on an EPSRC ODA project analyzing AMR data in collaboration with Yongguan Zhu at the Institute of Urban Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xiamen. Laurence writes:

I am a statistician and my role here is to perform a statistical analysis on soil data from China with the aim of understanding the development of Anti-Microbial Resistance.  As an undergraduate I studied mathematics at Homerton College, Cambridge before coming to the University of Nottingham to undertake a masters in statistics. This led to a PhD in the School of Mathematical Sciences In Nottingham in which I used probability theory to model the spread of epidemics.

During my PhD I got involved in teaching statistics, both to mathematics undergraduates and to PhD students outside of mathematics who had data but did not necessarily know what to do with it. This sparked an interest in using my statistical background to collaborate with other departments and I have undertaken small data analysis projects with Crop Sciences (where I first worked with Dov), Medicine & Health and Engineering at Nottingham. This had brought me to my current position in Biosciences.

In my spare time I run a local pool team, and am one of a group of quizmasters who set the Monday pub quiz at the Malt Cross in Nottingham.  

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