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Research Fellow

By October 25, 2021No Comments

Location: University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham UK

Full time starting salary is normally in the range £31,406 to £40,927, with potential progression once in post to £43,434 or As this vacancy has limited funding the maximum salary that can be offered is Grade 7 spine point 29, salary £34,304.

Grade 7

Full Time

Fixed term contract for up to 48 months.

Closing date: 14th November 2021

We are now recruiting a post-doctoral Research Fellow to work on an exciting Horizon 2020 research, project which is advancing safety assessment of chemicals without the use of animal testing by establishing a new, 3Rs-compliant, cost-effective testing paradigm for chemical safety assessment — Precision Toxicology – see our website at The role will be fixed term for four years, starting in February  2022.

PrecisonTox examines different legal, technical, social and financial barriers to the take-up of new approach methodologies in assessing chemical safety. It explores the scope to accommodate methods based on molecular biology as applied to model species within current regulatory regimes for chemical safety. The Birmingham project strand is led by Professor Robert Lee and Aleksandra Cavoski.  The four year programme will address the governance contributions to existing EU regulatory framework as well as developing new approaches to chemical regulation in the UK post Brexit. It has strong working relationships with regulators in both the UK and EU. If you have completed your doctorate, and have a background or a good understanding of environmental regulation, preferably but not necessarily relating to EU chemical risk assessment frameworks, we would be pleased to receive an application from you.

Candidates are expected to have an undergraduate degree in law or a cognate discipline (which could include biosciences) plus a PhD ideally relating to the law and science interface or equivalent or close to completion. An ability to work in an interdisciplinary team is highly desirable as is experience of writing for academic publications. Informal enquiries are welcome and encouraged. Potential applicants should contact the Co- Investigator for the Governance elements of the work programme: Professor Aleksandra Cavoski at

Closing date: 14th November 2021                                     

 Reference: 98494

To download the full job description and details of this position and submit an electronic application online please click on the Apply Online button below or visit  Please quote Job Ref 98494 in all enquiries.

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