Permanent position in Anses, France

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Veterinary pathologist for bees: physiopathology, bacteriology, parasitology M/W

Recruiting organisation: ANSES Type of work contract: permanent Post to be filled: immediately Location: Sophia Antipolis (06) Salary: according to experience Activity: health agency: occupational health/environmental health

The French Agency for Environmental, Food and Occupational Health Safety is a public authority reporting to the Ministers in charge of health, agriculture, the environment, work and consumer affairs. ANSES’s principal mission is to protect human health in relation to the environment, work and food. It also protects animal welfare and health, plant health and evaluates the nutritional and functional characteristics of food. It intervenes with regard to veterinary medicinal products. It undertakes research in its spheres of competence.

If selected you will be joining the Bee Disease Unit which has a staff of 13 (five engineers, one assistant engineer, four technicians, one assistant technical manager, one post doctoral researcher and one doctoral researcher). The Unit is a French National Reference Laboratory (NRL) and an OIE laboratory (World Organisation for Animal Health) for bee diseases as well as working jointly with the French National Reference Laboratory for pesticides in foodstuffs of animal origin. If hired you will be responsible for reference missions in your field, will provide technical assistance to the Head of the Unit and support for the beekeeping sector, while reinforcing the bee disease team. You will work with all members of the Unit including the ecotoxicology, virology and molecular diagnostics teams and the physicochemical contaminants team to further the principal research of the Unit, which is to study and understand the causes of mortality and weakening of bee colonies.


- performing quality-controlled official analyses and confirming results obtained by accredited laboratories

- developing, optimising and validating or even standardising new diagnostics for bee bacterial and parasitic diseases

- submitting a reference protocol within the framework of the NRL and OIE mandates in conjunction with the virology and molecular diagnostics team and the ecotoxicology team

- updating and monitoring a strain bank

- producing reference materials and organising inter-laboratory proficiency tests (ILPTs) in your field

- organising the transfer of diagnostic methods and training sessions in your field for laboratories participating in the network.

- undertaking scientific and technical watch in your sphere of competence

- setting up and managing of an experimental apiary If chosen, you will take part in the Unit's scientific and technical support and research activities. You will develop and participate in study and research projects on the basis of your knowledge of bacteriology and parasitology while contributing as well to physiopathology.

Profile required:

- Doctorate in veterinary medicine obligatory, with expertise in physiopathology; a doctorate in bacteriology/parasitology would be an advantage; organisational and planning skills; fluent English; ability to work autonomously and collaborate with professionals; experience in implementing quality assurance policies.

How to apply:

Send a CV and supporting letter to: , and

- maintaining and reinforcing COFRAC accreditation for diagnostic techniques in your field