Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Honey Bee Toxicology
Implementation Transition Account
Location: Auburn, Alabama
Type: Full Time
Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Honey Bee Toxicology Type of appointment: Faculty - Non-Tenure Track
Application deadline: Review of applications will begin on 31 August 2021; for full consideration, please submit your application by this deadline. Start date: 1 November 2021 or soon thereafter
Project description and responsibilities: The selected individual is expected to participate in collaborative research with the USDA ARS and multiple university partners pertaining to honey bee toxicology, primarily with a focus on developing novel varroa miticide products or application regimes. The selected individual is also expected to take on a leadership role, including developing novel research projects involving honey bee toxicology, mentoring project personnel, and communicating results to stakeholders. Publication of results in quality peer-reviewed scientific journals is expected. Furthermore, the individual will be required to contribute to the collegial atmosphere of the Bee Lab, including participation in collaborative research, guest lecturing, and public outreach.
Duration: This is a multi-year project. Contract is for one year with possibility of annual extensions dependent on performance and availability of funds for a maximum of four years. Salary range: $48,000 - $55,000 per annum
Required qualifications: A doctoral degree in Biology, Ecology, Entomology, Botany, or related field from an accredited institution in the United States or an equivalent institution abroad. Experience performing insect health research. The selected individual must meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time of appointment.
Desired qualifications: Experience performing bee health research, especially concerning parasitology and toxicology. Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, leadership and mentorship experiences, writing and presenting skills. Application description: Complete applications must include:
1) one page cover letter that addresses your experiences and goals with respect to this position as well as how you meet the required and desired qualifications;
2) curriculum vitae;
3) contact information for three references; and
4) copies of all post-secondary transcripts.
Application submission: All materials should be compiled as a single PDF document and submitted to Dr. Geoffrey Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include ‘Postdoctoral Research Fellow’ in the email subject line.
The University: Classified as a Carnegie R1 university, Auburn University is a public flagship land-grant institution with a student enrollment of more than 30,000. The University provides instruction in approximately 70 academic departments, and performs graduate research and public service across a variety of program areas. The University is located in the city of Auburn in east-central Alabama, near the metropolitan areas of Birmingham, AL, and Atlanta, GA, as well as scenic escapes like the southern Appalachians and the Gulf of Mexico.
The Department: The Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology is administered by the University’s historic College of Agriculture. It houses over 20 faculty, 5 support staff, and more than 50 graduate students, all of whom work towards executing the University’s research, instruction, and extension missions. Additional information can be found at http://enpp.auburn.edu.
The Laboratory: The University’s Bee Lab, known as AU-BEES, currently consists of two graduate students supported by one faculty member, two post-doctoral research fellows, one laboratory manager, one technician, and multiple undergraduate students and local stakeholders. Alongside our collaborators from across the globe, the AU-BEES team works toward promoting the health of bees through various research, instruction, and extension activities. Additional information can be found at http://aub.ie/bees.