Research Fellow

We are seeking a highly skilled and technically accomplished research fellow with strong industry knowledge and an academic foundation to champion a new collaborative venture with Curtin University, Western Australia and an Australian Government funding agency.

Biological Sciences
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Full Time
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Funding/Activity Limited
Grade 6
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SBS-NDC is seeking a researcher with a set of skills that are both academic and industrial. Applicants should have a solid understanding of oil and gas production and the likely source of potentially toxic elements, their forms and environmental fates. The engineering processes of managing and mitigating waste and produced waters should also be within the scope of the individual. The candidate should have a strong marine/aquatic ecotoxicology background to underpin the delivery of a risk-based marine impact assessment of Mercury from decommissioned offshore oil and gas infrastructure. This risk assessment should also be extended to specifically study mercury and potentially other elements such as Naturally Occurring Radioactive Material (NORM). This research programme is one of a number projects executed for, and on behalf of, the National Decommissioning Research Initiative. The successful candidate will be joining a multi-disciplined team spanning the UK, Spain and Australia with expertise in environmental analytical chemistry, environmental impact assessment, Hg, NORM, risk assessment and aquatic ecotoxicology.

Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 6 salary scale £ £33,797 - £36,914 per annum) and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.

Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.

This project is externally funded and is available for an 18 month period, with an end date no later than 31 May 2022.

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Should you require a visa to undertake paid employment in the UK you will be required to fulfil the minimum points criteria to be granted a Certificate of Sponsorship and Tier 2 visa. As appropriate, at the time an offer of appointment is made you will be asked to demonstrate that you fulfil the criteria in respect of qualifications and competency in English. Please do not hesitate to contact Natalie Reid, HR Adviser via email for further information.

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The closing date for receipt of applications is 4 November 2020

Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact

Dr Astley Hastings, Reader by email:

Please do not send application forms or CVs to Dr Hastings.

Please quote reference number SBS089R on all correspondence

The University pursues a policy of equal opportunities in the appointment and promotion of staff.