Research Fellow in Honey Bee Foraging Ecology

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Research Fellow in Honey Bee Foraging Ecology

University of Sussex - School of Life Sciences - Evolution, Behaviour and Environment


£31,342 to £37,394

Full Time

Contract Type:
Contract / Temporary

Placed on:
10th February 2015

11th March 2015

Job Ref:

Fixed term until 30 November 2015, full time

Salary range: starting from
£31,342 and rising to £37,394 per annum. 

Expected start date

Applications are invited for an 11-month postdoctoral research fellowship in honeybee foraging ecology in The Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects (LASI) at the University of Sussex under Professor Francis Ratnieks. The position will support ongoing investigations in LASI on the use of plants and the landscape by honey bees. The successful candidate will already possess a PhD in the area of ecology of bees or other flower-visiting insects or a related field and have postdoctoral research experience, particularly possessing expertise with social insects and in the modelling of honey bee foraging. The candidate should have experience in beekeeping/working with honey bees and decoding the honeybee waggle dance using GIS mapping software. The candidate must be able to identify flower visiting insects and plants, and have had previous experience of plant propagation. A good knowledge of statistical analysis is expected.

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in science and engineering at Sussex.

Closing date for applications:
11 March 2015

For full details and how to apply

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity