Company: University of Dundee
Expected salary: £32817 – 40322 per year
Location: United Kingdom
School of Science and Engineering
School/Directorate Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science
Grade Grade 7 (£32,817 – £40,322)
Job Category Research
Closing Date 14 September 2021
The School of Science and Engineering has an international reputation for excellent teaching and topical research, particularly in addressing global challenges in energy, the environment, health care, technology, forensic science and infrastructure.
The Leverhulme Research Centre for Forensic Science is a 10 year £10 Million project with the remit to disrupt positively the current forensic science ecosystem. We are looking for a Researcher to join our team with a particular skill set in pharmacokinetic evaluation.
We are recruiting for an exceptional individual to join us as a Postdoctoral Researcher within LRCFS to create a knowledge base on emerging drug threats of use to practising forensic toxicologists. This is a fixed-term appointment for 6 months.
Your priorities will include:
- Train PhD students in the appropriate use of in vitro methods and advanced tandem mass spectrometry methods for the study of emerging drug threats
- Lead research to coordinate, enhance and develop ongoing in vitro drug metabolism studies
- Develop, validate and apply robust bioanalytical methodology to detect, and quantify established and emerging illicit drugs
- Interpret the findings obtained from research projects and develop new insights
- Disseminate results and methodologies
- Communicate knowledge and data effectively to expert and non-expert audiences
- Have substantial knowledge of illicit drug markets, particularly those involving new psychoactive substances
- Have substantial knowledge of national and international drug control legislation
- Have substantial knowledge of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics drug-drug interaction
- Have substantial practical experience of in vitro metabolism techniques for the study of the metabolism and pharmacokinetics of emerging drug threats
- Practical experience of using gas-chromatography mass spectrometry, advanced UHPLC-MS/MS and ion mobility spectrometry
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We are one of the UK’s leading universities – internationally recognised for our expertise across a range of disciplines and research breakthroughs in multiple areas, including science, medicine and engineering, amongst many others. Conveniently located on the banks of River Tay, our main city-centre campus is at the heart of Dundee – an up-and-coming, friendly, compact and affordable city with a rich heritage in design and technology. We also have campuses at Ninewells Hospital and in Kirkcaldy which are easily accessible via local transport links.
(For Academic and Research positions)
The University of Dundee is a signatory of the Researcher Development Concordat and is committed to enhancing the research environment and culture. Engagement and support of activities which assist the researcher development agenda at the University is therefore essential.
For further information about this position please contact Professor Niamh Nic Daeid at email@example.com. To find out more about Group/Unit/Team/School please visit Website.
The diversity of our staff and students helps to make the University of Dundee a UK university of choice for undergraduate, postgraduate and distance learning. Family friendly policies, staff networks for BME, Disabled and LGBT staff, membership of Athena SWAN, the ECU Race Equality Charter and Stonewall as well a full range of disability services, create an enjoyable and inclusive place to work.
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Job date: Thu, 02 Sep 2021 00:51:54 GMT