Offre de Thèses & de Post-docs : 2 PhD and 2 Post-doc positions to study transmission dynamics and disease defences in ant colonies in Switzerland

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 […]

Offre de Postdoc : Effects of social network structure on disease transmission in ants

A 2-year post-doc position is available in the research group of Professor Nathalie Stroeymeyt in the Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, to study the effect of social network properties on disease transmission dynamics in ant colonies. Background Group living offers favourable conditions for the spread of infectious diseases, because high population densities and frequent […]

Offre de Postdoc : Effects of caste-specific microbiota on disease susceptibility in ants

A 3-year post-doc position is available in the research group of Professor Nathalie Stroeymeyt in the Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, to study the role of caste-specific microbiota in the disease defences of ant colonies. Background Group living offers favourable conditions for the spread of infectious diseases, because high population densities and frequent social […]

Offre de thèse : Effects of group composition on disease transmission and immune investment in ants

A 4-year PhD position is available in the research group of Professor Nathalie Stroeymeyt in the Department of Biology, University of Fribourg, to study the effect of group composition on disease transmission and relative investment in personal vs. social immunity in ants. Background Group living offers favourable conditions for the spread of infectious diseases, because […]

Stage : Étude expérimentale des processus de régulation du flux alimentaire chez la fourmi

Sujet de stage: L’alimentation est un phénomène régulé par les besoins nutritionnels de l’organisme et la disponibilité d’aliments. En fonction de l’état physiologique de l’individu et de l’éco système dans lequel celui-ci évolue, le choix pour un type d’aliment et les quantités ingérées varient. Le choix du type d’aliment ingéré et la régulation de l’activité […]

Offre de stage M2 : Suivi des communautés d’arthropodes de l’île de Bagaud (réserve intégrale du Parc national de Port-Cros) suite à l’éradication simultanée de deux espèces exotiques envahissantes.

Résumé: L’île de Bagaud est une réserve intégrale du Parc national de Port-Cros située dans l’archipel des îles d’Hyères (Var, France) qui a été soumise à deux perturbations majeures au cours des derniers siècles : l’invasion par le Rat noir (Rattus rattus) et par les Griffes de sorcière (Carpobrotus spp.). La communauté des Arthropodes de […]

Offre de CDD : Ingénieur de Recherche CNRS à Université Paris Sud

Le laboratoire d’Ecologie, Systématique & Evolution de l’Université Paris Sud Orsay (France), recrute, au 1er Mars 2019, un(e) Ingénieur de Recherche CNRS. Le poste est un CDD dans un premier temps, avec objectif de pérennisation en poste définitif. L’IR intégrera le groupe de recherche de Franck Courchamp et travaillera en priorité sur les invasions biologiques […]

Dispatch dans Science et Le Figaro : Melissotarsus ants for tunnelling through living wood

Un insecte africain à la morphologie très particulière creuse des galeries dans les arbres. Vous ne les verrez jamais. Déjà, avec 2 mm de longueur, elles font partie des plus petites fourmis du monde. Ensuite, elles ne sortent jamais à l’air libre et vivent toutes leur vie dans des tunnels situés sous l’écorce des arbres. […]

Offre de thèse : evolutionary epigenetics and genomics of social insects in the Hunt Lab at the University of Georgia

The Hunt Lab is broadly interested in how evolution produces variation in insect form and function. We use ants and bees as models for studying how evolutionary mechanisms shape variation in social behavior. We have two, recently-funded projects in the lab to support graduate students; both use functional genomic and transcriptomic methods to study the […]

Offre de stage de Master : Abeille / Guêpes / Fourmi d’Argentine

The Gibson lab in the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, GA invites applications for a Masters Degree in insect evolutionary genetics to begin Spring 2019. The research focus of the lab is on the genetic/genomic basis of traits in social and solitary Hymenopteran insects. Current projects/systems in the lab include: 1) […]

Offre de Postdoc : Ant adaptation to hot and arid areas – transcriptomics data analysis, Brussels

The Evolutionary Biology & Ecology lab (ULB Belgium) and the Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics in Brussels (ULB and VUB Belgium, ibsquare.be) are recruiting a 2-year postdoc researcher to study how desert ants have evolved their extreme degree of thermophily. The project is based on a comparative approach to examine how similar desert conditions have led […]

Offre de thèse : Impacts of globalization on biological invasions – UNIL, Lausanne

Introduction Since the Industrial Revolution increased international trade and human movements have resulted in the accidental movement of many species worldwide at an unprecedented level. This ongoing movement of species has brought about the breakdown of biogeographic boundaries that have historically limited the distributions of organisms and some of these species become invasive. Invasive species […]

Offre de thèse : Establishment of invasive ants under novel climates – UNIL, Lausanne

Introduction Invasive species are among the greatest threats to global biodiversity, playing a key role in the majority of known animal extinctions. In addition to major ecological damage worldwide, biological invasions impose a tremendous cost on society. It is crucial to develop a better understanding of the conditions under which invasive populations are able to […]

Offre de thèse : Evolutionary genomics in an invasive ant, Münster/Regensburg

PhD Position (salary level TV-L E13, 65%) to study evolutionary genomics in invasive ants, specifically rapid adaptive change in Cardiocondyla obscurior The fixed-term position is available for three years and will begin on 1 November 2018 or as soon as possible. Currently, the regular weekly working hours for a full-time position (100%) are 39 hours […]

Offres de thèses : Fourmis x 3 / Abeilles x 1 / Termites x2 + 1 Mouche

We invite applications for 7 PhD positions within the framework of the new Research Unit *Sociality and the reversal of the fecundity/longevity trade-off* (FOR 2281) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) www.so-long.org Why do organisms age? The genetic underpinnings of ageing seem to be highly conserved from nematode worms to humans. Across animals, ageing […]

Bande dessinées sur les fourmis envahissantes

Franck Courchamp travaille actuellement avec Mathieu Ughetti sur une bande dessinées sur les fourmis envahissantes. Il y aura vraisemblablement un album papier, mais au moins un site web interactif avec les planches BD, agrémentées de liens vers des articles et des photos (mais pas sur l’album papier). Pour cela j’aurai besoin de photos gratuites et […]

Offre de Post-doc, Paris

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POST-DOC POSITION ANT EVO-DEVO The position is a full time, 2-year contract. Expected starting date: September 2018 ANR-funded project SOCIODEV: Understanding social evolution through the study of embryogenesis in ants. Over 15000 ant species are known so far and present highly diverse morphologies, behaviour, colony structure and chemical recognition. Yes, we know very little about […]

EUROPEAN CONGRESS OF ENTOMOLOGY: ABSTRACT AND REGISTRATION DEADLINES SOON.

Early discount registration and abstract submission for the XI European Congress of Entomology will close on 28 February 2018. The congress will have a session specifically dedicated to social insects named “SOCIAL INSECTS AND APIDOLOGY”, which will have three themes: Social immunity – Keynote: Line Vej Ugelvig Bees: management, ecosystem services, and products: Keynote: Christina […]

Offre de stage : GeorgiaSouthernU.InsectEvolution

The Gibson lab in the Department of Biology at Georgia Southern University (GSU) is looking for a MS student in insect evolutionary genetics to begin Fall 2018. The research focus of the lab is on the genetic/genomic basis of traits in Hymenopteran insects, particularly metabolic and mitochondrial physiology. Current projects/systems in the lab include (1) […]

Les fourmis, une source future de médicaments ?

Les fourmis, qui produisent naturellement des substances capables de détruire des germes, telles des bactéries ou des champignons, représentent une source potentielle de nouveaux médicaments pour traiter les infections humaines, soulignent des chercheurs. Face “à l’augmentation des agents pathogènes résistants aux antibiotiques qui infectent environ deux millions de personnes chaque année aux États-Unis”, la recherche […]

Offre de Poste : Science Manager – National Red Imported Fire Ant Eradication Progra

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Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Temporary Full Time contract for 3 years*  Annual salary between $114,289 to $120,879 plus 12.75% employer superannuation Access to flexible work arrangements This is your opportunity to lead the science function for a nationally funded treatment and surveillance program to eradicate the Red Imported Fire Ant from Australia.   Red […]

Offre de stage / Thèse : INSECT EVOLUTION AND DIVERSITY, NORTH CAROLINA

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The newly established Blaimer lab in the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at NC State University is seeking to fill a graduate student position (PhD or MSc, depending on prior experience) beginning in the Fall semester. Our research group focuses on applying cutting-edge molecular technologies to address relevant questions in insect evolutionary biology, systematics […]

ANT COURSE 2018

The 17th ANT COURSE will take place in French Guiana, at the Nouragues Field station, Inselberg Camp, from the 22 August to the 1 September 2018. ANT COURSE is open to all interested individuals (professionals, motivated amateurs such as citizen scientists, undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and professors). Priority is given to applicants currently researching […]

Offre de thèse : GENETIC COMPONENTS TO DIVISION OF LABOR IN ANT SOCIETIES

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PhD: GENETIC COMPONENTS TO DIVISION OF LABOR IN ANT SOCIETIES, JGU MAINZ PhD position in Evolutionary Biology (3 years) – Genetic components to division of labor in ant societies – JGU Mainz Application deadline: January 20th, 2018 Behavioral division of labor in ant societies stems from workers differing in their likelihood and efficiency to perform […]

Offre de postdoc : ECO-PHYSIOLOGY OF FUNGUS-FARMING ANTS, COPENHAGEN

POSTDOC: ECO-PHYSIOLOGY OF FUNGUS-FARMING ANTS, COPENHAGEN Postdoctoral Fellowship in Eco-Physiology and Molecular Ecology, Department of Biology, University of Copenhagen A two-year postdoctoral fellowship on the eco-physiology of fungus-farming ants is available from June 1, 2018 in the Section for Ecology and Evolution within the Department of Biology at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. The […]

PhD position in Evolutionary Biology (3 years) – Mainz 2017

Genetic components to division of labor in ant societies Application deadline: January 20th, 2018 Behavioral division of labor in ant societies stems from workers differing in their likelihood and efficiency to perform specific tasks (e.g., foraging for food or nursing the brood). However, many factors and mechanisms regulating such differences remain to be identified and […]

Offre de thèse : FIRE ANT SOCIAL BIOLOGY, TAIPEI

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One or two PhD positions are available to study fire ant social biology  in the laboratory of John Wang at the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica (Taipei, Taiwan) beginning in the Fall of 2018. Our lab uses the invasive pest species, the red imported fire ant, to study social biology and sex determination and their […]

Offre de thèse et de postdoc : SOCIAL IMMUNITY IN ANTS, IST AUSTRIA

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I am hiring PhD students and postdocs for a recently funded ERC Consolidator Grant project EPIDEMICSonCHIP. Aim of this project is to understand how social insects, particularly ants, collectively defend their colonies from disease and prevent epidemics in their societies; we will seek new approaches to determine how individual behaviours interact and lead to the […]

Offre de thèse : GEOENGINEERING IMPACT OF WOOD ANTS, YORK

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PhD: GEOENGINEERING IMPACT OF WOOD ANTS, YORK Wood ants on the move: geoengineering impacts of wood ants as they move into new territory Supervisors:  Dr Elva Robinson  (University of York), Dr Kelly Redeker (University of York) & Dr Kate Parr (University of Liverpool) We are looking for an enthusiastic and ambitious student to develop an […]

Offre de thèse ou Master : The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

GRADUATE POSITION: SYMBIOTIC INTERACTIONS IN ANT SYSTEMS, OHIO STATE Master’s or PhD Position, The Adams Lab, Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio I am currently looking for an exceptional graduate student with interests in symbiotic interactions in ant systems. Preferred applicants will have experience in evolutionary biology, chemical […]