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[beemonitoring] Looking to recruit a postdoc in social insect behavior and neurobiology

Εκκίνηση Απρίλιος 24, 2017 - Λήξη Ιούλιος 24, 2017 Ληγμένο

A two-year postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Adam Smith, an assistant professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Smith is looking for a postdoc to work on a project studying the effect of social behavior and ecology on brain development within a phylogenetic framework in bees. Working under direct supervision the position’s duties would include measuring neuroanatomy of bees with different social systems, field collections, dissections and tissue preparation, and/or behavioral ecology experiments. The position will involve a combination of field and lab work, along with opportunities to mentor undergraduate and graduate students and develop new research projects in conjunction with the PI and depending on the postdoc’s expertise and interests. Funding is available for one year with continuation dependent on satisfactory performance.

Duties and responsibilities:

Develop and execute research
Apply for grant funding
Supervise students in lab
Performs other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:
Require’s a PhD in the field or in a related area.

Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications:
Successful candidates will have a background in behavior, ecology, or organismal biology of bees or other social insects, and/or experience in neuroanatomy or insect neurobiology.

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Adam Smith
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
George Washington University
800 22nd St. NW Ste. 6000
Washington D.C. 20052
Phone: (202) 994-3292
Fax: (202) 994-6100