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Available posts starting in March 2013

Early Stage Researchers

ESR 1: Passive samplers for sewage epidemiology

Host institution: Norwegian Institute for Water Research (Norway)
Fixed term: 3 years
Start date: March 2013
For informal enquiries contact Kevin Thomas

ESR 2: Optimize sampling at various scales and characterize sewer properties that are relevant for biodegradation throughout entire catchments

Host institution: Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Switzerland)
Fixed term: 3 years
Start date: March 2013
For informal enquiries contact Dr Christoph Ort

ESR 3: Modelling of in-sewer transformation of biomarkers

Host institution: Technical University of Denmark (Denmark)
Fixed term: 3 years
Start date: March 2013
For informal enquiries contact: Dr Benedek Plósz

ESR 4: Development and validation of sewage biomarkers of human health

Host institution: Norwegian Institute for Water Research (Norway)
Fixed term: 3 years
Start date: March 2013
For informal enquiries contact Kevin Thomas

ESR 5: Identification and screening of sewage biomarkers of human exposure to environmental and food toxicants

Host institution: Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research (Italy)
Fixed term: 3 years
Start date: March 2013
For informal enquiries contact Dr Sara Castiglioni

ESR 6: Enantiomeric profiling of chiral biomarkers

Host institution: University of Bath (United Kingdom)
Fixed term: 3 years
Start date: March 2013
Informal enquiries contact Dr Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern

ESR 7: Investigating the sewage epidemiology approach for new drugs/psychoactive compounds and their metabolites

Host institution: University of Antwerp (Belgium)
Fixed term: 3 years
Start date: March 2013
For informal enquiries contact Prof. dr. Adrian Covaci

ESR 8: Mass spectrometric tools for targeted analysis, screening of unknowns and retrospective analysis of new drugs and metabolites

Host institution: KWR Watercycle Research Institute (The Netherlands)
Fixed term: 3 years
Start date: March 2013
For informal enquiries contact Pim de Voogt

ESR 9: The investigation of drugs and metabolites in sewage water and surface water using advanced analytical techniques

Host institution: University Jaume I (Spain)
Fixed term: 3 years
Start date: March 2013
For informal enquiries contact Dr. Félix Hernández

ESR 10: Can variations in drug presence in sewage indicate prescription drug abuse

Host institution: University of Oslo (Norway)
Fixed term: 3 years
Start date: March 2013
For informal enquiries contact Professor Jørgen G. Bramness

ESR 11: Experimental studies for comparison of human metabolism of (new) drugs with microbial metabolism and processes in sewage using sewage samples from different European locations

Host institution: Saarland University (Germany)
Fixed term: 3 years
Start date: March 2013
For informal enquiries contact Dr. Markus R. Meyer or Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans H. Maurer

Experienced Researcher

ER 4: Monitoring the appearance of new synthetic drugs of abuse

Host institution: TICTAC (United Kingdom)
Fixed term: 2 years
Start date: March 2013
For informal enquiries contact John Ramsey

Available posts starting in October 2013

ER 1: Multichannel biosensors for human biomarkers

Host institution: University of Bath (United Kingdom)
Fixed term: 2 years
Start date: October 2013

Informal enquiries contact Dr Barbara Kasprzyk-Hordern

ER 2: Epidemiology of drugs – sewage vs. social studies

Host institution: University of Antwerp (Belgium)
Fixed term: 2 years
Start date: October 2013

For informal enquiries contact Prof. dr. Adrian Covaci

ER 3: Development and standardization of novel sewage epidemiology approaches

Host institution: Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research (Italy)
Fixed term: 2 years
Start date: October 2013

For informal enquiries contact Dr Sara Castiglioni

Eligibility

The successful candidate will have a good degree in a relevant discipline related to chemistry, analytical or environmental science. It is expected that the successful applicant would register for a PhD degree and will undertake research at more than one institution and be exposed to more than one research environment and working culture including research institutions, academia and the private sector.

The successful candidate must satisfy the eligibility requirements for an Early Stage Researcher under the European Commission Framework 7 Early Stage Training Scheme:

Early Stage Researchers must be (at the time of recruitment by the host organisation): in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and not yet have been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is envisaged

Experienced Researchers must be (at the time of recruitment by the host organisation): in possession of a doctoral degree, or have at least four years and less than five years of full-time equivalent research experience.

Conditions of Mobility of Researchers

Researchers can be of any nationality. They are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. At the time of recruitment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date.

Benefits

A full employment contract. Benefits associated with Marie Curie Fellowships including full social security, mobility and travel allowances, and a career exploratory allowance.

Additional job details

SEWPROF combines training through research with a carefully designed, strongly interlinked and dedicated programme of research projects. These are critical in the development of high calibre scientists both in terms of skills and knowledge. 15 individual personalised but complementary research projects (falling within the frame of the research topics) defined by the network will be undertaken by 11 ESRs and 4 ERs at 16 leading European institutions.  Each trainee will have a secondment and/or visits to different institutions to promote transnational, interdisciplinary and intersectoral training. Structured network-wide training courses will be provided by experts within the field and will be closely interlinked with research. Trainees will be also asked to establish their Personal Career Development Plan which will address generic, transferable and task specific skills training needs for each trainee on an individual basis.

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