Job description

Job title: Collaboration grant in Environmental Health

Organisation and recruiting unit: Metabolomics Interdisciplinary Lab


Researcher career profiles (R1-R4): R1

Education and qualification: Degree an in chemistry, biochemistry or related studies.

Competencies: We offer full time collaboration grant for a PhD student of the course 2021-2022. The position is held in the benchmark of the ECHOES project (Epigenetic and Metabolic Alterations Associated to Early Childhood Exposure to Air Pollution and its Role in Later Life Chronic Disease) awarded by La Caixa Foundation Social Research call (ref. LCF/PR/SR19/52540002). The main objective of ECHOES is to investigate the possible social inequalities in children regarding their exposure to air pollution, the role of this exposure in children’s health and its possible impact in later life chronic disease development.

The selected candidate will perform the following tasks:

  1. Development and validation of analytical methods for the determination of airborne pollutants and their metabolites in environmental and biological samples based on gas and liquid chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry.
  2. Active participation in the monitoring campaings.
  3. Sampling handling, reception and preprocessing.
  4. Analytical results processing and interpretation.
  5. Writing of scientific papers.
  6. Participation in social engagement and outreach activities.
  7. Results dissemination in scientific conferences and workshops.

Knowledge and professional experience:

  • Development of analytical methods for determining target compounds in environmental and/or biological samples
  • Gas and liquid chromatography and mass spectometry
  • Excellent writen English skills
  • Team working.
  • Motivation for the proposed research topic.

Number of available positions: 1


Application procedure and deadline:

Applicants should submit a full Curriculum Vitae, academic record and a motivation letter with the reference IC34_21 to the following email addresses: before September 29th, 2021.

Labor conditions

Labour conditions:

Full-time position (37.5 h/week)

Starting date: October 2021

Lenght of the contract: 1 year

Gross annual salary: 13,800 €

Workplace: Department of Electronic Engineering-Universitat Rovira i Virgili