PostDoc Position, Germany

2.5 year postdoc on bee-parasite relations

 A postdoctoral researcher is sought for a newly funded project on the ecology and evolution of honey bee – parasite interactions within Robert Paxton’s lab at the University of Halle, Germany. The goals of the research are to understand interactions between parasites and pesticides in relation to their impact on insect health and immunity. The post-holder will contribute to the recently funded EU project BeeDoc (http://www.bee-doc.eu/index.html) that addresses large-scale honey bee colony losses. Research will involve lab and field-based (in the UK, Germany and Sweden) experiments as well as molecular genetic analysis of bee pathogens and host immune response. We seek a highly motivated individual with an interest and experience in host-parasite interactions or insect immunity as well as molecular genetic skills that can interact well with the pan-European BeeDoc team of researchers.

 The working language of the lab is English. The neighboring group of Robin Mortiz makes for a strong profile in honeybee biology and genetics at the University of Halle. The position is available for 2.5 years and, though the start date is flexible, we seek a person to commence in autumn 2010. Halle is a delightful, historical city approximately 2 hours SW of Berlin. The salary is on the standard German postdoc scale E13, which translates to approximately Euro 35,000 per annum (dependent on experience).

 Further details of the position can be obtained from Robert Paxton (robert.paxton@zoologie.uni-halle.de).

 Please send applications as a single pdf file, to include post reference number D 167/2010, a cv, list of publications, a statement of research interests and goals (maximum 1 page), and contact details of two referees, to Robert Paxton (robert.paxton@zoologie.uni-halle.de) by September 20th, 2010 or by snail mail to:

 Natural Sciences Faculty I

Institute for Biology

Zoology/General Zoology

- Prof. Dr. R. Paxton -

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

D-06099 Halle (Saale)

Germany

**********************************

Dr. Robert J. Paxton

Professor of General Zoology

Institute for Biology

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Hoher Weg 8

D-06099 Halle (Saale)

Germany

 

Tel: +49 (0)345 55 26500

FAX: +49 (0)345 55 27152

**********************************