Post-Doctoral Researcher in pollutants exposure assessment and hormonal response (m/f)

Employer
Luxembourg Institute of Health
Location
Luxembourg
Posted
September 25 2017
Discipline
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

In the framework of an industry-supported research project, the candidate will integrate the Human Biomonitoring Research Unit (HBRU). He/she will be involved in a clinical/epidemiological study focused on the assessment of human exposure to organic pollutants (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, pesticides, PCBs…) and the hormonal response associated with exposure. The main analytical work will consist in the development/optimization of GC- and LC-MS/MS based methods for the analysis of steroid and thyroid hormones in biological matrices collected from human volunteers. The candidate will also investigate the statistical associations between hormonal response, pollutant concentration in the biological matrices and possible sources of exposure.


The Human Biomonitoring Research Unit (HBRU) is specialized in the assessment of human exposure to pollutants and on the study of exposure-associated health outcomes. Research activities rely on both animal experimentation and human volunteers within epidemiological studies. The laboratory is equipped with up-to-date analytical equipment mainly consisting in CG-MS/MS and UHPLC-MS/MS).


Researchers are supported by easy access to scientific expertise, well-equipped facilities, an active seminar program as well as the possibility for close collaborations with the university and other research institutes.



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