Funded PhD position - Exposure Science. School of Natural Sciences, NUI Galway

Fully funded PhD in Exposure Science

Fully funded PhD in Exposure Science
National University of Ireland, Galway

EIRE project: 'nEonicotinoid Insecticide exposuREs', is an interdisciplinary research project in exposure science, which aims to investigate human exposures to a class of insecticides called neonicotinoids (NNIs).

Human exposure to anthropogenic chemicals, such as pesticides, is an issue of concern due to the potential adverse effects on human health. Neonicotinoid insecticides (NNIs) are the most extensively used insecticides worldwide. The Europe Commission has restricted and banned several NNIs due to their toxic effects on pollinators; however, there are increasing concerns about their potential adverse human health effects. This study will characterise human exposures to seven priority NNIs.

The successful applicant will work as part of a research team, and conduct a national field sampling campaign to collect human biomonitoring (HBM) samples from worker groups and the general population. The study will also collect additional information to investigate exposure routes and pathways.

Supervisors: Dr Alison Connolly and Dr Marie Coggins

The application deadline is February 17th, 2022 at 5 PM (Irish Time), with interviews likely to be held from February 23rd to 25th.

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