Postdoctoral Position in Bee Behaviour, Crop Pollination and Biocontrol

Postdoctoral Position in Bee Behaviour, Crop Pollination and Biocontrol

SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Alnarp, Sweden

About the position

The main duties of the postdoctaral researcher will be to develop and conduct behavioural and pollination experiments employing laboratory bioassays, semi-field foraging arenas, and participatory field trials with commercial growers. These experiments will test whether applied techniques (based on dietary and volatile conditioning) can enhance honeybee efficiency – both as pollinators and vectors of biocontrol agents to crops. The potential ecological and economic advantages arising will also be measured.

The postdoctoral researcher will take a lead role in coordinating and communicating the project, which is a collaboration between SLU, Michigan State University, and national and international stakeholders (extension services, growers associations, etc.). Other duties include writing scientific manuscripts, and – at the interest of the postdoctoral researcher – to (co-)supervise MSc or BSc level projects, and contribute to teaching (e.g. on SLU’s PhD course on Integrated Pest and Pollinator Management – IPPM).

Your profile

As a person you are enthusiastic and responsible and have excellent collaborative skills. In addition, the candidate should meet the following requirements:

  • Hold a PhD degree in biology, ecology, agronomy, or equivalent.
  • Practical experience relating to the scientific area of the position is meriting, including familiarity with the theory and techniques of pollination ecology, integrated pest management, chemical and nutritional ecology, and participatory research with growers.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English.
  • Experience with independent planning, execution, and evaluation of experiments – potentially including budget management.

As postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that is three years old at most.

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