Research Associate in bioremediation of pollutants in soil (fixed-term role)

Job title Research Associate in bioremediation of pollutants in soil (fixed-term role)

Department Chemistry

Salary Starting from £33,199, rising to £39,609

Grade Grade 7

Placed on Tuesday 30 July 2019

Closing date Wednesday 28 August 2019

Interview date Friday 13 September 2019

Reference CC6968

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Applications are invited for a postdoctoral Research Associate to study microbial metabolism of pollutants in soil with the usage of advanced mass spectrometry tools.

You will also support the development of innovative soil and/or plant microbial fuel cells by providing an understanding of mechanisms driving the removal of pesticides in microbial fuel cells.

This exciting opportunity is part of the Horizon2020 project ‘GREENER: InteGRated systems for Effective ENvironmEntal Remediation’, in collaboration with several universities and companies across Europe and China - a total of 20 partners.

GREENER aims to develop innovative, efficient and low-cost hybrid solutions that integrate bioremediation technologies with bio-electrochemical systems (BES). The synergetic effect of different bioremediation strategies for effective removal of pollutants from water and soil/sediments will be demonstrated along with the generation of bioelectricity.

This position is available from October 2019 for a period of up to 17 months.

The successful candidate will have, or expect to have very soon, a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Environmental Science or a related discipline and experience in spectroscopic techniques.

For informal enquiries about the role please contact Prof Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern (, however, please ensure that your application is submitted via the University website.

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