Szerző: erdbiol | 2008 november 21.

Posztdoktori kutatói állás – Varroa atka

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN VARROA MITE BIOLOGY

 

Position: Postdoctoral Fellowship in varroa mite biology

Date Available: 1 January 2009 

Location: Honey Bee Research and Extension Laboratory, Department of Entomology & Nematology, Institute of Food and Agriculture Sciences, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/honeybee/index.shtml

Appointment: 1 year initially with yearly extensions possible pending funding. Competitive salary and health benefits included

Qualifications: PhD in acarology with demonstrated ability to attract extramural funding and conduct high-quality research capable of being published in peer-reviewed journals. Expertise in mite behavior, reproduction, and chemical ecology desired.

Position Description: The successful candidate will develop a productive research program emphasizing basic and applied research techniques used to address varroa mite control in managed honey bee colonies. The successful applicant will work closely with a post doc hired by the Apiary Section of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS-DPI). Together, both post docs will address varroa control from basic (UF post doc) and applied (FDACS-DPI post doc) directions. For the UF position, the candidate is expected to investigate varroa control from the mite’s perspective (mating disruption, pheromone traps, etc.) rather than from more traditional approaches (acaricides, bee breeding, etc.). The candidate will work with a team of scientists and regulatory officials from the USDA-ARS, FDACS-DPI and UF to address the critical issue of varroa control holistically.

Application: Applicants should submit a letter of application, a statement about their career goals, curriculum vitae, two publications, university transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Jamie Ellis by 10 December 2008. Email submittal preferred. Dr. Jamie Ellis (jdellis@ufl.edu), Department of Entomology and Nematology, Bldg 970 Natural Area Dr., PO Box 110620, Gainesville, FL 32611. For additional information, please contact Dr. Ellis by email.

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