Three Postdoctoral Fellowships in Chemical Ecology
- Modulation of host plant preference in Spodoptera larvae
- Modulation of host plant selection
- Modulation of mosquito olfaction
The Unit of Chemical Ecology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Alnarp is recruiting three postdocs within the ICE3 initiative "Insect Chemical Ecology, Ethology and Evolution". ICE3 (www.ice3.se, 2006-2016) is a research initiative supported by the prestigious Linnaeus research programme funded by the Swedish Research Council FORMAS.
Our research aims to identify how insects use chemical signals to interact with other animals, plants or microbes, and how their behavioural responses are modulated by short-term and long-term events, from receptor neuron to CNS. Within the research group we use a broad spectrum of techniques, such as, behavioural bioassays, neurophysiology, chemical analysis, molecular biology and genetics. The Unit of Chemical Ecology is a highly international group that currently consists of around 40 people with all career stages represented.
Qualifications: The successful candidates should hold a PhD in chemical ecology, entomology, or physiology, not older than three years. S/he should be fluent in spoken and written English and have excellent communication skills. The candidate should furthermore enjoy working tightly together with a group of researchers on different aspects of the same basic research question.
Duration: 1 + 1 year
Salary: A stipend of 22 000 SEK per month incl. health care.
More information: Open pdf documents below
Modulation of host plant preference in Spodoptera larvae
Modulation of host plant selection
Modulation of mosquito olfaction