POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION

University of North Carolina
Greensboro
USA

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH POSITION IN HONEY BEE HEALTH AND SOCIAL EVOLUTION

The collaborative team of Dr. Olav Rueppell (University of North Carolina at Greensboro), Dr. David Tarpy (North Carolina State University), and Dr. Micheline Strand (Army Research Office) is seeking a scientist to head a research project on inducible stress defenses and hormesis in honey bees. The overall project goals are to assess the potential of inducible stress defense mechanisms to improve honey bee health and to test fundamental hypotheses of social evolution. The position at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro involves advanced apicultural experiments, bioassays, molecular tests, and functional genomic studies. Thus, a combination of field and laboratory work is anticipated.

The ideal candidate will hold a Ph.D. in life sciences and exhibit outstanding research promise. In addition, demonstration of a high level of scientific productivity, technical skills in apiculture, molecular biology, and/or functional genomics, and excellent English communication and organizational skills are desired. Upon final budgetary approval, the initial appointment will be made for one year, with the possibility of a two-year extension. Salary will depend on qualifications.

Please send inquiries and applications until the 31st of May 2015 to olav_rueppell@uncg.edu. Applications should be one comprehensive electronic document, comprised of a CV, contact information of three professional references, and a short (one-page) description of why you are qualified and specifically interested in this position.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Olav Rueppell
olav_rueppell@uncg.edu
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