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 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 […]

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 : 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 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 […]

Offre de stage : Effet du caractère envahissant des fourmis du complexe Tapinoma nigerrimum sur la myrmécofaune

Effet du caractère envahissant des fourmis du complexe Tapinoma nigerrimum sur la myrmécofaune et identification des sources de propagation Publiée le: 18 novembre 2019 Contact: julia-jane.centanni@univ-montp3.fr Date de fin de validité: 2020-03-31 Stage M1 Contexte : Les activités humaines ont fait entrer le monde dans une période de changements globaux où l’on observe un déclin […]

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 behavior, Macquarie and Monash Universities, 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 and Monash Universities, 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 […]