Lactureship in Fire Toxicity & Analytical Chemistry

Lecturer in Fire Toxicity & Analytical Chemistry
Salary £34,233 – £39,685
This is a one-off opportunity to join the world’s leading group in fire toxicity. Staff within UCLan’s Centre for Fire and Hazards Science are recognised as being world leading researchers in the area of the toxicity of fire effluents, and the development of fire-safe materials.
We are seeking an outstanding, dynamic and enthusiastic scientist to develop their own research in this important area. The post will be approximately 50% teaching and related administration, and 50% research. The successful candidate will be expected to start generating their own research income within two year years. We welcome applications from high flying individuals with expertise in at least one of the following areas: analytical chemistry, toxicology, fire, materials science, or polymer science.
The post is initially for 2 years, with the anticipation that this will be extended based on the generation of sufficient external income to sustain the post.
The main functions of the post are:
* Teaching areas of fire science, toxicology, general or analytical chemistry and particularly analytical instrumentation.
* Providing support for instrumental analysis, through method development, and overseeing the small instrument (LC-MS, GC-MS, FTIR gas phase, HPLC, HPIC etc) suite.
* Supporting existing research projects (PhD student supervision, management of laboratory facilities, training etc.).
* Undertaking research contributing to the Centre for Fire and Hazards Science.
The successful candidate will be educated with a PhD in chemistry, fire science or engineering or have equivalent experience and have research experience in the area of chemistry, fire or toxicity. A proven track record of publications in relevant high quality journals, good communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively and professionally with external institutions and colleagues are essential for this position.
Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Anna Stec aastec@uclan.ac.uk.  For further information about the School of Forensic and Investigative Sciences a please visit our websites: http://www.uclan.ac.uk/research/explore/groups/centre_for_fire_and_hazard_science.php
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