Offre de thèse : NSF-supported graduate studies in evolutionary epigenetics and genomics of social insects at the University of Georgia.

PhD Position: NSF-supported graduate studies in evolutionary epigenetics and genomics of social insects at the University of Georgia.   The Hunt Lab at UGA is broadly interested in how evolution produces variation in insect form and function. We use social insects, such as ants, bees, and wasps as models for studying how evolutionary and gene […]

Offre de stage Master : WEAVER ANTS AS NATURAL PEST CONTROL, SABAH, MALAYSIA

MSc: WEAVER ANTS AS NATURAL PEST CONTROL, SABAH, MALAYSIA   A research-based MSc studentship is available to work on: Weaver ants (Oecophylla smaragdina) as natural pest control in oil palm plantations   A highly motivated postgraduate student is sought to join a project exploring how arboreal weaver ants (Oecophylla smaragdina; Malaysian common name « Kerengga ») can […]

Offre de thèse : SOCIAL INSECT COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOUR, MACQUARIE & MONASH, AUSTRALIA

PhD & RESEARCH ASSOCIATES: SOCIAL INSECT COLLECTIVE BEHAVIOUR, MACQUARIE & MONASH, AUSTRALIA   Positions for research associates and PhD candidates are in an exciting project that studies collective behaviour in social insects. You will work within a cutting-edge multidisciplinary collaboration of experimental biologists and mathematical computational modellers at Macquarie and Monash Universities, and international partners […]

Offre de thèse : SELF-ASSEMBLY IN WEAVER ANTS, MACQUARIE, AUSTRALIA

SELF-ASSEMBLY IN WEAVER ANTS, MACQUARIE, AUSTRALIA   Are you interested in pursuing an exciting PhD project on a unique ant species, at a supportive, world-class institution in a beautiful part of the world?   I am looking for a highly motivated PhD student to participate in our project « Ant-inspired rules for self-assembly in swarm robotics […]

REQUEST FOR MONOMORIUM SAMPLES

Dear myrmecologists, I’m Rohini Singh, a 5th year Ph.D. student working in Tim Linksvayer’s lab at the University of Pennsylvania. I have been investigating the effects of infection by the endosymbiotic bacteria Wolbachia on Monomorium pharaonis colonies (for more information, please see a recent biorxiv preprint; doi.org/10.1101/574921). I would like to further assess the prevalence […]

Offre de Stage : Interested in Genetic and Epigenetic Basis of Social Evolution?

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 communication and interaction with ecological environment, as […]

Offre de stage : M1. Evaluation de l’effet anthropique sur la génétique du paysage d’une fourmi à faible dispersion

Contact: antoine.collin@ephe.psl.eu Structure d’accueil : LETG Dinard (localisation principale) ; MNHN Paris (localisation secondaire). L’étudiant sera localisé à Dinard. Coordonnées de la structure : EPHE, PSL Université Paris, LETG-Dinard Adresse : 15 boulevard de la mer, 35800 Dinard Téléphone : 02.99.46.10.72 Tuteur scientifique : Collin, Antoine, Maître de conférences EPHE Adresse : 15 boulevard de […]

Offre de thèse : evolutionary biology at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany

PhD position in evolutionary biology at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany   —          Parasite interference with host gene regulation     —   Supervisors: Susanne Foitzik, Peter Baumann, Falk Butter   The Institute of Organismic and Molecular Evolution IOME is seeking a candidate for a PhD position (starting October 1st 2019) to study […]

Offre de thèse : Nest building in social insects (ants and/or termites) – UK

Nest building in social insects (ants and/or termites). This is a fully funded PhD opportunity for UK or EU nationals who have or will achieve a Master’s degree by the 1st October 2019. The successful applicant will join the Centre for Research in Ecology Evolution and Behaviour of the University of Roehampton (London, UK) and […]

Offre de thèse : ANT-INSPIRED ROBOTICS, MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY, SYDNEY

Are you interested in pursuing an exciting PhD project on a unique ant species, at a supportive, world-class institution in a beautiful part of the world?   I am looking for a highly motivated PhD student to participate in our project « Ant-inspired rules for self-assembly in swarm robotics and complex systems » at Macquarie University in […]

PostDoc Position – Evolutionary Animal Ecology, University of Bayreuth

PostDoc/Senior Scientist (fixed term) (Akademischer Rat/Akademische Rätin auf Zeit) (m/f/d) Research Position in Evolutionary Animal Ecology, University of Bayreuth   The University of Bayreuth, Germany, is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focal areas in ecology & environmental science. The Department of Evolutionary Animal Ecology headed by Prof. Dr. Sandra Steiger studies various aspects […]

Offres de thèses : Fourmis (x3), Université Mainz, Allemagne

3 PhD positions in evolutionary biology of social insects at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Germany The Institute of Organismic and Molecular Evolution is seeking candidates for 3 PhD positions (starting October 1st 2019) to study the molecular regulation of ant social life within the Research Training Group GenEvo. Position 1 – Molecular regulation […]

30ème congrès UIEIS – Inscriptions fin mars/début avril – Avignon 28-30 août 2019

 Ouverture des inscriptions du 30ème congrès de l’UIEIS à Avignon Site web pour les inscriptions : https://colloque.inra.fr/insectes-sociaux2019/ Un deuxième flyer avec l’adresse du site sera diffusé à cette période. Comité scientifique Cédric Alaux Luc Belzunces Axel Decourtye Yves Le Conte Fanny Mondet Maryline Pioz   Comité d’organisation Cédric Alaux (responsable) Maryline Pioz (co-responsable) Luc Belzunces […]

Offre de thèse : Spatial-temporal evolution of Macaranga ant-plant lineages (Euphorbiaceae) in Southeast Asia

Dear all, I am looking for a highly motivated PhD student to participate in our project « Spatial-temporal evolution of Macaranga ant-plant lineages (Euphorbiaceae) in Southeast Asia ». This is a fixed term-position for three years (part-time, 65 % of a full-time employee), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). Project description: In this project, we will […]

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 […]