Comparison of burning and heating tobacco regarding emissions, exposure, biological effects and risks of associated chemicals
About the position:
- Worldwide Cigarette smoking, due to the pyrolysis and combustion of tobacco is an important source of exposure of the airways to different harmful chemicals.
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) as well as lung cancer are leading causes of morbidity and mortality .
- Cigarette smoking is the main risk factor for developing these diseases.
- This project aims to unravel whether heating tobacco compared to burning results in a reduction in the emission of harmful (carcinogenic) substances.
- A concomitant reduced exposure of the airways of users to these compounds and whether or not this is associated with a reduced risk of developing tobacco
- smoking-related diseases as well as an increased risk for developing novel diseases associated with the use of such a new type of product.
- You have a Master’s degree in the chemical analytical field and you would like to further develop in this area.
- Molecular Biology/Biomedical Sciences field training/expertise or affinity is recommended
.How to Apply:
- The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO).
- Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply.
- For more information look at the website
- http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl> Support > UM employees.
|Type of position||Doctoral|
|Subject areas||Chemistry, pharmacology, health, medicine|