Offre de postdoc : in bee ecology; UMass Amherst

Massachusetts Amherst

The Adler Lab at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass,
Amherst) seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to assess how sunflower
pollen and plantings affect bumble and honey bee health under the
guidance and supervision of the Principle Investigator.The appointee is
expected to establish some independence in research design and
execution, and to publish her/his work as appropriate in collaboration
with the principle investigator.

This is a benefited, full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate
position.Initial appointment is for one year; reappointment beyond the
first year is contingent upon availability of funding and job
performance.Funding is available for two years. Primary responsibilities
will include, but are not limited to, deploying bumble bee colonies in
field and farm settings with different diet treatments and measuring
colony performance; measuring foraging behavior using RFID tagging;
coordinating with farmers to conduct on-farm research; coordinating with
the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) to conduct honey bee dose trials at
commercial apiaries; and training lab personnel in various experimental

The successful candidate is required to have a Ph.D. in biology,
entomology, ecology or related field by the time of hire. Highly
desirable qualifications include experience working with bumble or honey
bees in field and/or lab settings, demonstrated record of publishing
research in quality journals, experience communicating or working with
beekeepers and/or farmers, expertise in R and statistical analysis,
experience and/or strong interest in plant-insect interactions and
applied ecology, and experience or interest in mentoring undergraduates.
Inquiries about the position can be directed to Lynn Adler,

Postdoctoral Research Associates at the University of Massachusetts are
unionized and receive standard salary and benefits, depending on
experience. Salary is subject to bargaining unit contract, with a salary
minima of $47,476.

Candidates must apply online by submitting a cover letter, CV, summary
of research interests, and the contact details of three references
willing to provide letters of recommendation to:

Review of applications will begin September 22, 2017 and continue until
the position is filled.Applications received by September 22, 2017 will
be given priority consideration.

/The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and
individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and
other protected group members. /

Lynn S. Adler, Professor
Biology Department
Office: 102D Fernald Hall

Mailing address:
221 Morrill Science Center South
611 North Pleasant Street
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Amherst, MA 01003
Phone: 413-545-1060
FAX: 413-545-3243

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