• Description:

    Newcastle University invites applications for the position of Research Associate in Bee Health. This exciting opportunity involves contributing to a grant funded by the EU Horizon Europe programme within the BeeGuards consortium. The role focuses on understanding climate as a driver of parasites and pathogens affecting bee health. The successful candidate will work as part of a dynamic team on a 4-year project aimed at providing sustainable management practices, novel breeding strategies, and digital tools to adapt beekeeping to a changing environment.


    •  Good honours degree (or equivalent) in a Natural Sciences discipline
    • Postgraduate research degree with experience in biological modeling
    • Experience in handling live insects and practical beekeeping techniques is advantageous
    • Strong skills in quantitative modeling methods, statistics, and programming languages (e.g., R, Python)
    • Practical experience with molecular techniques (e.g., qRT-PCR)
    •  Ability to work collaboratively and independently
    • Excellent communication skills
    • Eagerness to conduct research with policy and industry implications

    How to Apply:

     Interested candidates should complete an online application and upload a CV and a cover letter outlining how they meet the essential criteria of the role. For informal inquiries, contact Professor Giles Budge (giles.budge@ncl.ac.uk) or Professor Steve Rushton (steven.rushton@ncl.ac.uk).

  • Fields

    • Science

  • Qualifications

    • PhD

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