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PhD position: Université Sorbonne Paris Nord, Laboratoire d’Ethologie Expérimentale et Comparée

Sexual signals in hermaphroditic worms and their evolution during the transition between hermaphroditism and separate sexes   Application deadline: May 31st 2020 Sexual selection is a central topic in behavioral ecology and is usually associated with male and female reproductive success. Communication between the two sexes is crucial at the moment of reproduction; a huge […]

Ph.D. student and postdoc positions in evolutionary genomics of ants at the University of Haifa, Israel.

NSF-BSF funded positions for a Ph.D. student and a postdoc are available in the Privman lab at the Institute of Evolution, University of Haifa, Israel. The lab studies evolutionary genomics of social behavior in ants, employing tools from population genomics, genomic mapping, and phylogenomics. Ongoing research includes several projects combining population sampling, behavioral experiments, chemical analysis […]

Offre de thèse : navigation des bourdons à Bielefed

Your Tasks You will work as an Early Stage Reseacher in the following research groups: the Neurobiology Lab, Bielefeld (Prof. Martin Egelhaaf) the Behavioural and Cognitive Ecology Lab, Toulouse (Dr. Mathieu Lihoreau) The tasks are performed both at the University of Bielefeld (Germany) and in the cooperation laboratory in Toulouse (France).   Project description: How […]

Offre de thèse : IPHC-CNRS (STRASBOURG) AND THE INSTITUT COCHIN – INSB (PARIS)

DEADLINE: 30 JUNE 2020 for applications. A shortlist of 5 applicants will be established shortly and interviews realized in the first 15 days of July.   Same Mitochondria, Different Longevities: What Do Ants Tell Us About Metabolic Ageing? a Project Coupling Evolutionary Biology to Cellular Bioenergetics   Key-words : Ageing ; Evolution ; Mitochondria ; […]

Offre de thèse : Régulation et dynamique de la signature chimique chez les insectes sociaux

Nom du directeur de thèse: Eric Darrouzet Équipe ESORE(IRBI UMR CNRS 7261) Filière de rattachement:SSBCVE mail de l’encadrant:eric.darrouzet@univ-tours.fr Date limite de candidature:10 juin 2020   La cuticule des insectes est couverte d’un ensemble de composés lipidiques, notamment des hydrocarbures (CHCs). Ces molécules sont à la base des phénomènes de reconnaissance inter-et intra-spécifiques, et de fait, […]

PhD position: IPHC-CNRS (Strasbourg) and the Institut Cochin – INSB (Paris)

PhD position open at the IPHC-CNRS (Strasbourg) and the Institut Cochin – INSB (Paris) Deadline: 30 June 2020 for applications. A short list of 5 applicants will be established shortly and interviews realized in the first 15 days of July. SAME MITOCHONDRIA, DIFFERENT LONGEVITIES: WHAT DO ANTS TELL US ABOUT METABOLIC AGEING? A PROJECT COUPLING […]

Offre de thèse : évolution de la socialité chez des insectes – MNHN de Paris

Offre de thèse : Socialité et convergence évolutive : apport des données écomorphologiques et transcriptomiques chez les blattes Equipe d’accueil : La thèse se déroulera sous la direction de Frédéric Legendre et Philippe Grandcolas au sein de l’Institut de Systématique, Evolution, Biodiversité (UMR ISYEB – http://isyeb.mnhn.fr/fr) au Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle de Paris. Contacts : […]

Poste de Maître de Conférences en Ethologie au LEEC – Université Sorbonne Paris Nord

version anglaise : Associate Professor – Ethology The Laboratory of Experimental and Comparative Ethology (LEEC) – UR 4443, Université Sorbonne Paris Nord (previously named Université Paris 13), is inviting applications for the position of an Associate Professor in Ethology, with tenure status and salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants should have a strong track […]

Ouverture du congrès Européen 2020 – rescheduled for next year

The European Congress of the IUSSI 2020, which was scheduled to be held at the University Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France in August this year has now been rescheduled for next year (presumably at the same location):   Dear colleagues and friends,   Given the progression of the coronavirus epidemics (COVID-19), the intensification of confinement measures […]

Offre de stage M2 : Espèces florales invasives et pollinisateurs, sensorialité et apprentissage – Toulouse

PROPOSITION DE STAGE DE M2   Sujet: Espèces florales invasives et pollinisateurs : sensorialité et apprentissage   RENSEIGNEMENTS SUR L’EQUIPE D’ACCUEIL Intitulé: Experience Dependent Plasticity in Insects (EXPLAIN) Responsable(s) : Martin Giurfa & JM Devaud Laboratoire : Centre de Recherches sur la Cognition Animale (CRCA) UMR 5169 CNRS/Université Paul Sabatier Site web : http://cognition.ups-tlse.fr/   RESPONSABLES […]

Offre de Post-doc : Evolutionary genomics, social supergene evolution – University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Postdoctoral position in evolutionary genomics, social supergene evolution, University of Lausanne   A Postdoctoral position in evolutionary genomics is available in the group of Prof. Michel Chapuisat at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. The group studies social evolution. We are currently investigating the evolution and maintenance of a supergene controlling […]

Offre de thèse : Evolutionary biology – University of Lausanne, Switzerland

A Ph.D. position in evolutionary biology is available in the group of Prof. Michel Chapuisat at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. The group studies social evolution. We are currently investigating the evolution and maintenance of a supergene controlling social organization in ants. Our approach combines genomics, genetics, behavioral experiments and […]

Offre de thèse : Transmission dynamics and disease defences in ants – University of Bristol

1 fully-funded PhD position to study transmission dynamics and disease defences in ants at the University of Bristol, UK As part of an ERC-funded project (ERC Starting Grant), we are looking for a PhD student to investigate how ant colonies adjust different components of their disease defences (transmission-inhibiting social organisation, collective sanitary actions and personal […]

Offre de thèse : Analyse des interactions dans les systèmes multi trophiques – Université Libre de Bruxelles

Offre de bourse de thèse (première année) Titre : Analyse des interactions dans les systèmes multi trophiques : le cas des interactions entre la bactérie Serratia symbiotica, les pucerons hôtes et les fourmis. Encadrants: Claire Detrain, service d’écologie sociale, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Bruxelles, Belgique, cdetrain@ulb.ac.be. Site web : http://use.ulb.be En collaboration avec Thierry Hance, […]

Offre de thèse : collective behaviour and social immunity at the University of Bristol (UK

A fully-funded PhD position is available in the Ant Lab headed by Dr Nathalie Stroeymeyt at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK, to investigate the strategies used by ants to decrease epidemic risk in environments with high pathogen pressure.   Background Group living offers favourable conditions for the spread of infectious diseases, […]

Offre de CDD : Ingénieur d’études en biologie moléculaire appliquée à l’abeille – Toulouse

Intitulé de l’offre : Ingénieur d’études en biologie moléculaire appliquée à l’abeille (H/F) Référence : UMR5169-MARGIU1-001 Lieu de travail : TOULOUSE Date de publication : lundi 13 janvier 2020 Type de contrat : CDD Technique/Administratif BAP : Sciences du vivant, de la terre et de l’environnement Emploi type : Ingénieur-e en techniques biologiques Durée du […]

Offre de thèse : Thermal Adaptation in Native Australian Bees, Monash

No deadline given Monash U Australia/Graduate Position/Immediate start A fully-funded Ph.D. position is available examining thermal adaptation in native Australian bees. Bees are keystone species in many ecosystems due to their role as pollinators. Any changes in the abundance and distribution of bees will have significant knock-on effects on biodiversity and ecosystem services. Despite their […]

Offre de postdoc : Evolution and Genomics of Attine Ant Fungi, Copenhagen

Deadline: 10 January 2020 The Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark is offering a Postdoctoral fellowship in fungal evolution and genomics, commencing 1 September 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter. The University of Copenhagen provides a top-notch research environment and the city of Copenhagen provides a […]

Offre de thèse : PhD student: Social Immunity in Ants, IST Austria

Deadline: 8 January 2020 We are loooking for a highly motivated student to join our team working on the social immunity in ant colonies. The PhD thesis will be integrated in an ERC project to elucidate how ant colonies as a whole reach disease defence by the cooperative actions of its members. In particularly, we study […]

Offre de thèse :Bumblebees and climate change, Imperial College at Silwood Park

  Deadline: 6 January 2020 PhD: Studying bumblebee population dynamics and adaptations to understand plant-pollinator evolution under climate change Supervisors: Richard Gill, Jacob Johansson & Keith Larson To date our understanding of how insect pollinator declines are influenced by climate change remains limited. For instance, why have some species shown evidence of latitudinal range shifts in […]

Soutenance d’HDR : Communication chez les insectes

HABILITATION À DIRIGER DES RECHERCHES Discipline : Sciences de la Vie Année universitaire : 2019/2020 Présenté et soutenu publiquement par Christophe Lucas Le mercredi 18 décembre 2019, Salle des thèses, Bâtiment L, Parc de Grandmont à 14h   Communication chez les insectes : signaux, adaptation, spécialisation Les organismes vivants ne sont pas isolés dans leurs environnements. […]

Offre de Post-doc & Thèse – Several postdoc and PhD positions on bees and ants: US, UK, Germany, Denmark

POSTDOC: GLOBAL BIODIVERSITY OF ANTS, YALE        https://bgc.yale.edu/opportunities        A new, 2-3 year postdoc position is available in association with the Yale Center for Biodiversity and Global Change (BGC Center), the GEO BON Species Populations Working Group, Map of Life, and the Jetz Lab. The position is part of a larger, collaborative initiative to advance […]

Offre de thèse : University of Konstanz, Germany

A fully funded position is available to study the social regulation of stinging behaviour of honeybees. Honeybees defend their nest against large predators thanks to a collective effort to harass and sting the intruder. The stinger apparatus has evolved to detach upon stinging elastic skin (such as ours) to maximize venom delivery, but the drawback […]

Offre de stage : Effet du gradient de fermeture du milieu sur les communautés d’abeilles sauvages dans les ENS de l’Hérault (34)

Contact: bertrand.schatz@cefe.cnrs.fr Date de fin de validité: 2019-12-20 Contexte et problématique La pollinisation connait une crise mondiale, qui concerne à la fois les abeilles domestiques et sauvages, ainsi que l’ensemble des insectes pollinisateurs. Les problèmes de la filière apicole a permis de sensibiliser plus largement le grand public au déclin de l’ensemble des insectes pollinisateurs. […]

Offre de stage : University of Hull – BeeGenomics

For details please contact Dr James Gilbert (james.gilbert@hull.ac.uk). To apply, and for more details: https://panorama-dtp.ac.uk/research/nutrigenomics-and-the-resilience-of-bees-in-a-changing-climate/ Deadline: 6 Jan 2020 Eligibility: UK and EU students only Funding: UK (NERC, Competition-funded)   Ecosystem stability and global food security depend upon healthy populations of bees, our foremost pollinators. Bees provide pollination services worth hundreds of billions of pounds […]

Offre de thèse : Origin and maintenance of plasticity in response to thermal stress in invasive and declining ants

PhD position to work on social insects is available in the Lab of Functional Genomics & Sociobiology at the University of Aberdeen, under the supervision of Dr Fabio Manfredini. « Origin and maintenance of plasticity in response to thermal stress in invasive and declining ants ». This is a 4 year PhD project, part of a competition […]

Offre de thèse : Ageing in social animals

PhD: AGEING IN SOCIAL ANIMALS, UEA   PHD STUDENTSHIP OPPORTUNITY: The ageing bee: how does sociality affect ageing in social animals? PhD to study sociality and ageing in bumble bees at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK Supervisors: Andrew Bourke (a.bourke@uea.ac.uk), Alex Maklakov, Tracey Chapman (all UEA)   Closing date for applications: TUESDAY 7 […]

Offre de stage : Ant gene evolution

GRADUATE POSITION: ANT GENE EVOLUTION, FLORIDA   Interested in Genetic and Epigenetic Basis of Social Evolution? Apply for Graduate School at the University of Florida (UF) The Yan Lab in the UF Biology is seeking graduate researchers to study how evolutionary expansion of receptor genes and diversity of sensory neurons in ants regulate their social […]