Postdoctoral position available at Pollution Research Group, Durban - BMGF funded project

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Postdoctoral position available at Pollution Research Group, Durban - BMGF funded project

The Pollution Research Group (PRG), located at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban (South Africa) has been awarded a grant by the BMGF to establish common methods and procedures adapted to faecal sludge in the form of a book publication – “Standard Methods for Faecal Sludge Analysis”. This is a collaborative project between PRG as the lead organisation and other organisations with extensive experience in the field - Asian Institute of Technology (Thailand), IHE Delft (the Netherlands) and EAWAG/SANDEC (Switzerland). This publication will provide a basis for FSM characterisation guidelines and allow for more efficient use and comparison of the data generated in this sector.

Under this project, the advertised position will be based at the Pollution Research Group in Durban, South Africa. The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in both field and laboratory based activities.

Candidates with a PhD in a relevant Engineering discipline (e.g. Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, Environmental Engineering, or equivalent) will be considered. Experience in the Water and Sanitation sector, particularly in developing countries, will be an asset. This position involves laboratory and field work in communities situated in informal settlements and rural areas, with handling of faecal sludge and fresh human excreta (faeces and urine).

The application deadline is extended to 10th July 2017. Start date is as soon as possible (negotiable).

For more details, please refer to the attached document or contact directly Dr Konstantina Velkushanova – Project leader, Pollution Research Group, UKZN at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Dr. Konstantina Velkushanova
Research Fellow
Pollution Research Group
School of Chemical Engineering
University of KwaZulu-Natal
Durban,South Africa

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