Biologist – Bee Pathology
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada - Science and Technology Branch, Lethbridge (Alberta)
1 Temporary full time position, 1.75 year term
$57,713 to $78,586 (Salary under review)
For further information on the organization, please visit Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Closing date: 13 April 2016 - 23:59, Pacific Time
Who can apply: Consideration may be given to non-residents/ citizens of Canada.
A highly motivated biologist is sought to undertake research in apiculture with an emphasis on mitigating pesticide and pathogen transmission in bees. The biologist will be expected to provide leadership in an ongoing field- based research project examining key risk factors, such as nutrition, as determinants of bee colony survival. The biologist will evaluate a novel tool, prebiotics, to mitigate factors affecting bee survival in the field. The biologist will also be expected to initiate independent research working in collaboration with industry and other members of AAFC’s apiculture research team in the area of bee health and disease mitigation strategies. Emphasis will be placed on objectives supporting the domestic and international competitiveness of the Canadian Beekeeping Industry through development of innovative tools for managing pesticide exposure, pathogen identification, novel management of diseases, as well as strategies to maximize colony survival and productivity. Demonstrated applied research ability integrating scientific principles into solutions for commercial apiculture, in addition to knowledge of the Canadian Beekeeping Industry and its current challenges, are highly desirable.
Information you must provide
Contact information for 2 references.
In order to be considered, your application must clearly explain how you meet the following (essential qualifications)
Graduation with an acceptable Doctoral degree from a recognized university
Persons enrolled in a relevant PhD program may also apply but must successfully defend their thesis by May 30, 2016.
Experience in the design and conduct of scientific research specifically as it relates to honey bee biology, management for honey production, products of the hive, hive pests.
Documented scientific productivity/recognition in the form of authorship of research results in the area of bee health assessments, approaches to manage honey production, field experiments with hives, in recognized journals and/or published reports, books, papers, or other communications resulting from scientific research.