University of Sussex - School of Life Sciences - Evolution, Behaviour and Environment
£31,342 to £37,394
Contract / Temporary
10th February 2015
11th March 2015
Fixed term until 30 November 2015, full time
Salary range: starting from £31,342 and rising to £37,394 per annum.
Expected start date ASAP
Applications are invited for an 11-month postdoctoral research fellowship in honeybee foraging ecology in The Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI) at the University of Sussex under Professor Francis Ratnieks. The position will support ongoing investigations in LASI on the use of plants and the landscape by honey bees. The successful candidate will already possess a PhD in the area of ecology of bees or other flower-visiting insects or a related field and have postdoctoral research experience, particularly possessing expertise with social insects and in the modelling of honey bee foraging. The candidate should have experience in beekeeping/working with honey bees and decoding the honeybee waggle dance using GIS mapping software. The candidate must be able to identify flower visiting insects and plants, and have had previous experience of plant propagation. A good knowledge of statistical analysis is expected.
The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science and engineering at Sussex.
Closing date for applications: 11 March 2015
For full details and how to apply seewww.sussex.ac.uk/jobs
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