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14 Early Stage Researcher positions for MONPLAS ITN
Aston University, Birmingham

Date Posted Nov. 25, 2019
Title 14 Early Stage Researcher positions for MONPLAS ITN
University Aston University, Birmingham
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Department Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies
Application Deadline Feb. 29, 2020
Position Start Date Jul. 1, 2020
  • Graduate Student
  • Physics - Atomic/Molecular/Optical/Plasma
    Materials Sciences/Polymer Sciences
    Food Sciences/Technology/Toxicology
    Sciences - General

Positions will be available in photonics, spectroscopy, optofluidics and microfluidics at Aston University (Birmingham, UK); KTH (Stockholm, Sweden); Bruker Optik GmbH (Ettlingen, Germany); Stichting Wageningen Research (Wagenigen, Netherlands), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium); Leibniz-Institut für Photonische Technologien e.v (Jena, Germany); Aalborg Universitet (Aalborg, Denmark); The Queen’s University of Belfast (Belfast, UK).

The Initial Training Network MONPLAS "The training of early stage researchers for the development of technologies to MONitor concentrations of micro and nanoPLAStics in water for their presence, uptake and threat to animal and human life" announces 14 positions for Early Stage Researchers with the option of being awarded a doctoral degree. MONPLAS ESRs will have access to state of art equipment and expertise of the academic and industrial beneficiaries and partners.

ITN MONPLAS description: MONPLAS is a highly multi/inter-disciplinary doctoral-level training network that brings together expertise from different sectors to enhance detection methods for micro and nanoplastics in water (and beyond) and therefore to map their origins and potential public health threat. The breadth of technology coupled with the innovative training package, where ESRs will be exposed to industrial R&D environments, will enable the next generation of scientists to drive research of micro and nanoplastics into the wider environment. Consisting of some of Europe’s greatest experts in their fields MONPLAS will provide tomorrows talent with the skills and knowledge to tackle possibly one of mankinds greatest threats to its existence whilst they jointly develop the technologies for the industrial instrument in collaboration with end-users and equipment manufacturers.

The positions are for 36 months and expected to begin in July 2020 (subject to negotiation).
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Contact Information

  • Daniel Hill
    Aston Institute of Photonic Technologies
    Aston University, Birmingham
    Aston Triangle
    Birmingham, West Midlands B4 7ET
    United Kingdom


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