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Graduate Student / Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Apiculture Research

The Apiculture and Pollination lab at the University of Lethbridge (Lethbridge, Canada) is seeking applicants interested in honey bee research to join our team in January or May 2022. Funding is available for an MSc and a postdoctoral position in the Department of Biological Sciences. The graduate student and postdoctoral scholar will work under the supervision of Dr. Shelley Hoover, with other students, technical staff, and collaborators. The program has over 100 research colonies in apiaries on campus and in nearby agricultural settings.

Project: This research is part of the Results Driven Agriculture “Royal Treatment” project. The project examines linkages between queen honey bee health and fecundity, queen pheromones, worker behaviours, and colony performance. ( Successful candidates would be encouraged to develop independent research that aligns with the general research themes of the lab.

Postdoc position: The postdoc position is funded for 2 years at a $55,000 CDN per year plus benefits.

MSc position: The MSc position is funded for 2 years with a minimum salary of $20,000 CDN per year from a combination of stipend, teaching assistantships, and scholarship support

Application Procedure: Submit your application by email to Dr. Shelley Hoover ( with the subject line: Postdoc Application [last name] or MSc Application [last name]. Selected applicants will be interviewed by Zoom and asked to provide references. Final hiring and admission are subject to the approval of the University of Lethbridge. All applications must include: a cover letter that describes the applicant’s research interests and publication record as well as relevant experience, a current curriculum vitae, official or unofficial transcripts, and contact for two references to support the application. Review of applications will begin August 1 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

For any further information please contact Dr. Shelley Hoover

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