|Salary:||£27,929 to £33,314|
|Placed On:||8th February 2023|
|Closes:||20th March 2023|
We are ranked in the world’s top 350 institutions in the 2022 Times Higher Education World University Rankings, and we are a global university transforming lives through innovative, inclusive, and entrepreneurial education and research. Our research institutes and four faculties bridge scientific, technical, and creative fields. We deliver impactful research which tackles pressing issues and makes a real difference to our communities. Our academic excellence has been recognised by the UK’s Higher Education funding bodies, with 16 of our research areas assessed as world-leading. In 2021, we were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for our world-leading music therapy work.
About the Role:
You will join our School of Life Sciences, collaborating with academics teaching and conducting world-class research in Forensic Science, Crime and Investigative Science, Biomedical Science, and Animal and Environmental Biology, based in our Faculty of Science and Engineering. We are a forward-looking and enthusiastic School with a vision that combines commitment to a strong and active research culture with excellence in learning and teaching.
Smoking related litter, especially cigarette butts, are one of the most littered plastic items worldwide. They are also a major contributor to microplastic litter. We are seeking to recruit a high-calibre Research Assistant to undertake research on the effects of smoking related litter in the environment by setting up and maintaining laboratory experiments and providing research support to the Principal Investigators. You will work on a fixed-term project for 12 months funded by Keep Britain Tidy, potentially co-authoring the resulting publications.
You will have a Degree in a relevant subject, or be part qualified at degree level appropriate to the role. You will be creative, motivated and have experience in relevant research methods and have experience with running laboratory experiments. You will also have excellent ITC, written and oral communication skills and an enthusiasm for the research area.
We are fully committed to Athena SWAN principles to promote women and minorities in science.
For informal inquiries please contact: Dr Dannielle Green Associate Professor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about working with us.
We have an agile working culture and offer an extensive range of benefits including generous holiday entitlement, occupational pension schemes, training and development opportunities, travel to work scheme and a competitive relocation package.
Visit our benefits page for full details.
We are committed to safeguarding and promoting welfare of our staff and students and expect all staff to share this commitment.
We value diversity at ARU and welcome applications from all sections of the community.
Committed to being inclusive and open to discuss flexible working.
For a list of key requirements, please download the Job Description and Person Specification. To apply for this role please demonstrate how your skills and experience match the criteria in the person specification.
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