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Fera is an executive agency of Defra, our role is to support and develop a sustainable food chain, a healthy natural environment, and to protect the community from biological and chemical risks. The Food and Environmental Safety Programme at Fera exists to ensure the safety and quality of the food chain and the environment from which it is produced. It consists of nearly 200 scientists and direct support; organised into teams: Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines, Environmental Risk, ASIST, Environmental Contaminants, Process Contaminants and Migration and LCMS.
CSP 3716 Fixed Term Appointment (3 Years) from £25.307
The Environmental Modeller is part of the Fera exposure modelling team. Duties include contributing to the planning, delivery and reporting of regulatory and research projects related to the development and application of mathematical models in predicting the fate of environmental contaminants (e.g. pesticides, veterinary medicines, biocides and industrial chemicals).
A mathematics or science degree in a relevant subject is required.Candidates without this level of qualifi cation must be able to demonstrate relevant experience. In-depth understanding of environmental models (e.g. contaminant, nutrient) is essential. Excellent numerical skills, a knowledge of Microsoft Excel and previous experience of developing mathematical models are also required.
A good degree in a science-based subject (preferably chemistry or a related discipline) is required. Candidates without this level of qualifi cation will need to demonstrate relevant experience. You will have a good
understanding of developing and validating analytical methods for organic chemicals using chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques. Excellent interpersonal skills and team-working along with a proven ability
to produce clear and effective written reports are essential.
All the roles are based in York and there is the possibility of a change to a longer period of employment with Fera in the future. Fera is an Equal Opportunities Employer. Benefi ts include a choice of valuable pension arrangements and fl exible working practices.
Closing Date: 20 July 2012