Postdoctoral postition – Climate effects on bees and crop pollination

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Working places: Unité Mixte de Recherche 247 EGCE – Evolution, Génomes, Comportement et Ecologie – Gif-sur-Yvette – France (, and fieldwork in several French study sites.

Job description:
We open a 3-year postdoc position related to an accepted international PRIMA project. The postdoc will study the resilience of pollinators (Apis and non-Apis bees) to climate changes and their capacity to ensure both crop pollination services and honey productivity. For that, the postdoc will design and coordinate field experiments to monitor biodiversity of pollinators, crop pollination services and honey production along a combined gradient of climate and honey bee densities. The postdoc will also contribute to a socio-economic program aiming to understand the expectations and demands of both farmers and beekeepers around crop pollination services. The overall objective is to recommend integrated management practices that improve food production and safeguard biodiversity in agroecosystem.

Targeted profile: The postdoc requires good knowledge in pollination biology and bee ecology with a PhD and/or a postdoc in those areas. Further requirements are knowledge in experimental designs, good skills in statistics and modelling (using R), very good writing and communication skills, self-motivation, and ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary team. Good knowledge in French and English is required.

Conditions: The postdoc will integrate the UMR EGCE ( based in Gif-sur-Yvette (southwest of Paris, France, in the green valley of Chevreuse). Fieldwork trips are planned in several study sites in France. The postdoc will be in close contact with the other project partners to standardize field experiments replicated in the other countries (that will be perform by the other partners). Project meetings are also planned in other partner Mediterranean countries. Salary and benefits are according to public service positions in France, depending on experience. The start date of the postdoc is planned between April and June 2021.  

Application procedures: Send your application in a single pdf file by email to no later than March 31th, 2021. Title your email “Postdoc application – Climate effects on bees and crop pollination”. Your application must include (i) a letter stating your motivations for this project, (ii) a CV and (iii) the names (with e-mail addresses) of two referees.

For further information, please contact: Dr Fabrice Requier, Lab. EGCE, UMR CNRS-IRD- Université Paris-Saclay. Bat. 13, 1 Avenue de la Terrasse 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France phone: +33 (0)1 69 82 37 50 ; email: