Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and the Faculty of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resource Management (MINA) invites applications for 3 year postdoctoral position. The position is funded by the Research Council of Norway.
About the Project:
- Basic research will be conducted for a vaccination program for honey bees as honey bees are essential pollinators in many agricultural systems.
- A considerable number of colonies are lost each year to disease. Bee queens can protect offspring against pathogens with maternal factors transferred to bee eggs (trans-generational immune priming).
- This priming mechanism, how the offspring is affected by queen vaccination, and the economic benefits of vaccination for the beekeeping industry will be studied.
- The project is expected to involve academic patenting.
Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Resolve mechanisms of trans-generational immune priming
- Conduct and supervise vaccination experiments
- Facilitate academic patenting of inventions
- Obtain biological material from international partners
- Coordinate international collaboration
- Co-supervise PhD student (to be hired in 2018)
- Applicant must hold PhD in insect physiology or a related field
- Applicant must have some experience in Wet-lab, documented with publications
- Applicant must have research experience with insect molecular biology; entomophathogens
- Applicant must have acquaintance to student supervision or assistant teaching and experience with traditional statistical methods
Desired Academic qualifications:
- Specialization in insect immunology
- Research experience with social insects, incl. honey bees
- Research experience with insect protein analysis
- International research experience
- Experience with stakeholder communication
- Knowledge about academic patenting
Apply online via the University’s Web Recruitment System
|Organization||Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)|
|Subject areas||Environmental Sciences|
|Fellowship amount||As per norms|
|Eligibility||Open to all nationalities|
|Deadline||May 15, 2017|
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