Post-doctoral position

Developing mathematical models for studying emissions and fate of halogenated flame retardants indoors.  A two-year Experienced Researcher (ER) (postdoctoral fellow) position is offered in the FP7 Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) “Indoor Contamination with Flame Retardant Chemicals: Causes and Impacts” (INFLAME). INFLAME will further understanding of how and to what extent flame retardant (FR) chemicals used in every-day materials enter humans and determine the risk to health that such exposure presents. This enhanced understanding will inform assessment of risk associated both with recent and current-use FRs, and of those under development, and ultimately lead to more sustainable approaches to meeting fire safety regulations. INFLAME aims to discover:

  1.  the mechanisms via which FRs migrate from products within which they are incorporated;
  2. how and to what extent such migration leads to human exposure; and
  3.  the effects of such exposure.

In this project, focus is placed on using mathematical models to study the fate of such chemicals in the indoor environment.  For more information about INFLAME and the different ESR and ER positions available, see

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