Postdoctoral Researcher in Insect/Bee Behaviour University of Oxford, Department of Zoology United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Researcher in Insect/Bee Behaviour

Department of Zoology, 11a Mansfeild Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

The Oxford University Bee Laboratory in the Department of Zoology is offering a full-time 1 year postdoctoral position (with the possibility of extension for an additional 1 - 2 years) to study bee feeding behaviour. The overall goal of the project is to characterize the structure of feeding of the bee’s mouthparts. This project will make high speed recordings of bee behaviour with the aim of identifying how the bee’s mouthparts are driven in response to chemical components of floral nectar, including potential toxins. This post is part of an active and interdisciplinary research group – the lab of Professor Geraldine Wright – who work on the physiology and behaviour of bee species.


This post is ideally suited to applicants with a PhD/DPhil in biology with an emphasis in neuroethology and/or behaviour where the candidate has experience working with insects to study their behaviour. The ideal candidate will have experience observing from insect chemosensory behaviour with skills in using specialist software (e.g. Noldus Observer) and high speed cameras. Candidates with strong scientific writing skills (in English) will be preferred. For questions about this position please contact the PI via email (


Further particulars, including details of how to apply, can be obtained from the document below. Applications for this vacancy should be made online and you will required to upload your CV and supporting statement as part of your application.


The closing date for this position is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 12 December 2018.


Contact Person : Personnel Officer

Vacancy ID : 137920

Contact Phone : 01865 271278

Closing Date : 12-Dec-2018

Contact Email :

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