Research Associate - Analysis of Health Organic Aerosol Properties

University of Cambridge - Department of Chemistry

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 year in the first instance.

Aerosol particles are a main component in the urban polluted atmosphere. The particle components responsible for the observes negative health effects are unknown but it is likely that oxidising compounds such as reactive oxygen species (ROS) are involved in their negative biological effects upon inhalation. In this project aerosol samples from laboratory chamber experiments will be analysed for reactive oxygen species with a range of techniques as well as with ESI-UHRMS.

Applicants should have (or be about to abtain) a PhD in a relevant field and be highly motivated. Advanced experience in ROS analysis techniques using the DCFH and ascorbic acid assays and LC-ESI-UHRMS of aerosols is essential.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application. 

For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Prof Markus Kalberer (

Please quote reference MA12992 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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