Offre de Postdoc : impact of stress on collective behaviour in honey bee colonies at the University of Sydney in Australia

School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Science

  • Research position focused on investigating the impact of stress on collective behaviour in honey bee colonies
  • Full-time, 3 Years Fixed-Term, Camperdown Campus
  • Academic Level A Base Salary: $92,682 p.a. – $98,940 p.a. plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation.


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About the opportunity

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work with a team investigating the impact of stress on collective behaviour in honey bee colonies. This will involve: using a variety of sensors to monitor colony health; conduct data analysis; participate in lab meetings; publish high quality scientific publications and maintain and care for honey bee colonies.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence and are seeking to recruit for a Postdoctoral Research Associate role within the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, who has:

  • PhD in biology or closely-related discipline before October 2019.
  • Must  be comfortable working with honey bees
  • Must be comfortable working in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Must have experience designing experiments and analysing data

About us

The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of

Chemistry, Geosciences, History and Philosophy of Science, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychology, and the Sydney School of Veterinary Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the University of Sydney Nano Institute.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2476/1218F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 10 February 2019 (Sydney Time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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