PDRA in Coastal and Mangrove Micro- and Macro-plastic Analysis

Contract Type: Fixed Term – 19 months

Salary Range: £28,756 to £32,344 per annum

Location: SAMS Oban, Scotland

Working Pattern: Full Time

Closing Date: 19th May 2022


The role

You will be expected to participate in fieldwork in Ghana collecting water and sediment samples from both the mangrove and coastal environments with support and guidance from the SAMS and University of Cape Coast teams. The samples will be brought back to SAMS where you will be responsible for the extraction, identification using an FTIR-ATR and quantification of the plastics collected. This work is part of the GCRF One Ocean Hub project. There will also be opportunities to attend meetings and conferences.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate activities.


Our ideal candidate

The successful candidate should have a PhD in Mangrove or Coastal Ecology. Experience in identification of macro/microplastics would be advantageous as well as experience in mangrove/coastal fieldwork techniques.


Job Purpose

You will contribute to the collection, identification and analysis of micro and macro plastics collected from Ghana’s mangrove and coastal ecosystems.