Applications are invited for a 30-month fixed-term postdoctoral research position working in the School of Natural Sciences based in the Environment Centre Wales. The position will undertake fundamental research on the £3.2 million Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) investigating the impact of plastics on agroecosystem functioning.
This post will lead the research investigating the impact of macro, micro and nanoplastics on soil and plant health in both a UK and overseas context (India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Egypt and China). It will also seek to find new ways to remove legacy plastic from agriculture and prevent further pollution from plastics occurring. The post will use the latest molecular and isotopic approaches to tackle the problem and will involve laboratory, greenhouse and field experiments and active collaboration with a wide range of partner organisations.
Candidates should be educated to PhD standard (or near completion) in an area such as Plastics in the Environment, Ecotoxicology, Soil Science, Plant Science, Agronomy, Microbiology, Agricultural Science, Crop Science, and/or a related Environmental Science, have previous use of advanced techniques and approaches to study plant-soil-microbial processes, and possess statistical knowledge for the analysis of complex datasets (e.g. using the R programming language).
The successful candidate will be expected to commence on 1st July 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter and the post is available until 31st December 2024.
For more information about the post and its requirements, please contact Prof Davey Jones ([email protected] ).
Applications will only be accepted via our on-line recruitment website, jobs.bangor.ac.uk. However, in cases of access issues due to disability, paper application forms are available by telephoning 01248 383865.