STUDENTSHIP

RISK ASSESSMENT OF SUB-LETHAL INSECTICIDE EXPOSURE: NEW BIOMARKERS AND METRICS IN BEES

PROJECT SUMMARY

AREA OF SCIENCE:

Plant pathology and fungicide resistance

DURATION:

4 Years

CLOSING DATE/TIME:

Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 23:30

DEPARTMENT:

Biointeractions and Crop Protection

HOST UNIVERSITY:

University of Nottingham

MORE DETAILS:

Future Food Beacons Studentship

STUDENTSHIP DETAIL

Are you interested in memory formation, flight-muscle performance and epigenetics? A 4-year PhD studentship is on offer to study these topics in a project with global relevance to sustainable agricultural ecosystem stability. Sub-lethal effects of certain insecticides on the bumble bee (Bombus terrestris) will be explored. Your training will cover fields of contemporary molecular biology, bioinformatics, basics of ecotoxicology and data analysis from insect flight simulators. Work will be carried out at the University of Nottingham with a six-month placement at Rothamsted Research.

Successful applicants will subsequently need to meet the requirements for postgraduate research study at the University of Nottingham, via the online application portal which can be found here.

We are supporting five four-year PhD studentships. Successful applicants will receive full international tuition fees and a UK-benchmarked stipend.

To apply, please send a CV (maximum two sides of A4) and cover letter (maximum one side of A4) to the primary supervisor. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please direct informal enquiries to the lead supervisor and copy all correspondence to Future-Food@Nottingham.ac.uk