2 PhD and 2 Post-doc positions to study transmission dynamics and disease defences in ant colonies (Switzerland)
As part of a new ERC-funded project (ERC Starting Grant), I am looking for 2 PhD students and 2 post-doctoral researchers to address the following questions:
1. What are the effects of social network structure on disease transmission in ant colonies? (Post-doc)
2. What are the effects of caste-specific microbiota on disease susceptibility in ants? (Post-doc)
3. What are the effects of group composition on disease transmission and immune investment in ants? (PhD)
4. What are the effects of pathogen pressure on personal and social immune investment in ants? (PhD)
If you are interested in joining the team, please send your application by email to Nathalie.Stroeymeyt@gmail.com. Your application should consist of a single merged pdf file including:
(i) a full CV and publication list
(ii) a 1-2 page research statement describing your main research interests and your relevant skillsets, how they developed, and how they relate to the proposed research project
(iii) the names and contact details of at least two referees
(iv) copies of (or links to) your publications and/or your PhD thesis (if available).
Evaluation of candidates will begin on February 15th, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.