With the consent of the Rector of the University of Gdańsk
a recruitment procedure for the Post-doc (Assistant professor) position is open
in the Laboratory of Environmental Chemoinformatics
within the Department of Environmental Chemistry and Radiochemistry (Faculty of Chemistry)
The person employed on the Post-doc position will carry out the tasks of scientific research as part of the project titled: „Modeling key structural features of engineered nanoparticles determining their environmental release and transport - FateNANO", financed by Narodowe Centrum Nauki (NCN, eng. National Science Centre).
The project’s main objective is addressing the question: which structural features of ENM nanoforms are responsible for determining their release, environmental transport and fate and thus human and environmental exposure? The crucial parameters determining environmental ENM transformations and fate such as dissolution and agglomeration will be identified by developing a quantitative nanostructure-property relationship (nano-QSPR) modeling, which will permit to link structural features of the primary ENM with their properties after environmental transformations. To identify the nanoforms released to the environment from nano-products, a form-specific release model based on material flow analysis (MFA) will be developed. This new model will also incorporate the particle size distribution of the released ENM. The complete information provided by the new release model will enable a full coupling of MFA and environmental fate modeling (EFM), for which information on the particle form and size distribution is crucial input for predicting environmental fate of ENM.
The scope of work:
The Post-doc will be responsible for:
supervising PhD Student while developing MFA models that consider nanoform-specific input
together with two PhD Students, under the supervision of PI:
will be integrating nano-QSPRs and MFAs with EFM models
will be performing predictions of environmental transport and fate of representative nanoforms from 7 groups of ENMs (carbon nanotubes, polymer nanoforms and nanoplastics, Ag, TiO2, SiO2, ZnO, CeO2).
All team members will be involved in data collection and evaluation, grouping and models integration.
Beside above mentioned, the Post-doc will also be responsible for presenting obtained research results writing scientific publications as well as participating in the international conferences.
Post-doc should have a PhD in chemistry, physics, biology, materials science or life sciences, obtained not earlier than 7 years before the year of employment in the project, taking into account the breaks specified in the definition of a post-doc type position contained in the NCN Regulations (this period may be extended by the time spent in it for long-term /over 90 days/ documented sickness leaves or rehabilitation benefits due to incapacity for work; in addition to this period, the number of months on leave related to care and bringing up children can be added, provided on the terms specified in the Labor Code, and in the case of women, by 18 months for each child born or adopted, if this way of identifying breaks in a research career is more beneficial), and demonstrate:
a strong background in transport and fate modeling for nanomaterials
practical knowledge in the use of computational methods for human and environmental risk assessment of novel chemicals
experience in performing research proved by published high quality research papers
excellent command of written and spoken English language
high level skills in scientific writing
skills and motivation for fast learning of new methods, including the development of new predictive models for risk assessment of engineered nanoparticles
strong motivation to develop personal research carrier
self-reliance and creativity
Additional requirements based on the Polish National Centre of Science’s Regulations:
the doctoral degree has not been awarded by the University of Gdansk;
during the period of receiving this remuneration, the Post-doc will not receive any other remuneration from the funds allocated as direct costs from research projects funded under NCN calls;
during the period of receiving this remuneration, the Post-doc will not receive remuneration from another employer on the basis of an employment contract, including an employer based outside Poland.
full-time employment contract initially for 12 months, with the possibility to be extended until the end of September 2025
work in the modern, well-equipped computer laboratory, in the largest university campus in northern Poland, in the multicultural team of young and enthusiastic researchers
annual leave allocation: 36 working days
salary: in the range of 6’500-7’700 PLN (gross) depending on the candidate’s qualification and research experience.
Candidates should send the following documents (PDF format or scan) on the e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org by February 28th, 2022, with the subject of the message:
"Post-doc – FateNANO":
Curriculum Vitae including information about completed studies, scientific achievements to date
(list of scientific and didactic achievements, participation in conferences as well as research projects, awards, distinctions, etc.)
a copy of the master’s degree diploma as well as copy of the diploma of obtaining a doctoral degree
an opinion of the dissertation supervisor or opinion from the current place of work
documents confirming other required skills and qualifications (i.e., foreign language certificate)
consent to the processing of personal data necessary for the recruitment process *.
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Deadline for submitting applications : expires on 28.02.2022
The settlement date : expires on 15.03.2022
The employment period : April 2022 – March 2023/September 2025
The selected candidates will be invited by the Recruitment Committee for an interview (in person or online).
The selected candidates will be notified individually by e-mail about the date, place and form of the interview.
In the event that none of the candidates meet the required criteria, we reserve the right to leave the competition unresolved.
The University does not provide accommodation, however, subject to availability, support may be provided to allocate a room in the assistants’ hotel.
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