- PhD-project: The aim of the project is to synthesise a variety of nanomaterials and establish the optimal nanocarrier construct to provide sustained antibiotic release from novel bone cement formulations. Additionally cytocompatibiliy, material and rheological properties of the nanocomposite bone cements will be evaluated.

The ideal candidate holds a first class or high 2.1 degree (non-UK equivalent) in chemistry, material science or pharmacy/pharmaceutical technology. Basic knowledge of applied microbiology is desirable but not necessary.

If you are interested send me an email along your CV to: Dr. Polina Prokopovich,

Starting Date: October 2016


For further information please refer to the pdf. file below:

PhD advert Cardiff University Oct 2016 s
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- The Environmental Sciences Group at the Royal Military College of Canada is seeking to hire a highly motivated Master’s or PhD Student (science or engineering degree possible) to work within the project: “Ecotoxicity and transport of nanoparticles released from commercial products”. The Master or PhD candidate will study the release of engineered nanoparticles from commercial products with the aim of characterizing their physical and chemical properties. Once well characterized, the student will develop methods to consistently produce aged and weathered nanoparticles for ecotoxicological, fate, and transport experiments. This position is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience working with an active, vibrant group of graduate students, researchers, and organizations at a national and international scale. Project partners from Canada, USA, Germany, Australia are involved with travel opportunities available.


The student will be under the supervision of Prof. Kela Weber (ESG Director) and Prof. Denis O'Carroll (University of New South Wales) with the assistance of Dr. Vincent Gagnon (ESG).


Interested individuals are asked to send Dr. Vincent Gagnon ( the following documents:


* Curriculum Vitae

* Up to date academic record with GPA


For further information please refer to the pdf. file below:

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- The section for Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) performs studies within the fields of regulatory ecotoxicology, cell biology, biological effects studies, effects-directed analysis as well as chemical and environmental risk assessment. The section seeks to recruit 2 new research scientists. See below for details of the two positions and follow links provided for more information.


Application deadline for both positions: 13.11.2016


i) Research Scientist within Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment


The successful candidate will be involved in designing, directing and performing ecotoxicity tests at NIVA’s main laboratories in Oslo. You will be required to show a good knowledge and previous experience of ecotoxicology testing and demonstrate a good scientific track record. The candidate will be involved in ecotoxicity testing (e.g. according to regulatory guidelines such as OECD, ISO etc), so a working knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice will be advantageous. You will be required to produce research applications and tenders of a high scientific quality and liaise with external clients and regulators. You will be expected to write scientific research papers and project reports from your own work and contribute to the sections interdisciplinary activities.


Applicants with PhDs in environmental toxicology or equivalent experience will be prioritised. Previous experience of working in an ecotoxicology laboratory is required. You will need to be a dynamic individual capable of adapting to multiple disciplines within ecotoxicology. A full driver’s license is a requirement.


Researcher in Section for Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment



ii) Senior Researcher within Ecotoxciology and Risk Assessment


As a Senior Research Scientist, you will be expected to advance and help guide the scientific development of the ecotoxicology and risk assessment team. You will be expected to procure research opportunities through national and international project acquisitions, and manage such projects. You may also be required to advise national and international regulatory bodies such as the environment agency on specific tasks.


Applicants require a PhD in an environmental toxicology discipline and a minimum of 5-10 years post-doctoral experience. The successful applicant will be required to generate their own project portfolio and therefore a proven track record for obtaining research funding is essential. In addition, consistent scientific production in the form of publications and project dissemination is expected at this level.


Senior Researcher in Section for Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment