This will be achieved through the use of experiments in which ant and honeybee colonies are confronted with food sources that change in quality, disappear or (re-)appear.
This is a unique opportunity for the appointee to become part of an interdisciplinary research team spread over four different countries: Australia (ants and bees), Sweden (mathematics), Germany (computer science) and Japan (slime moulds).
To succeed, the appointee will have a relevant PhD, an interest in evolution, and experience in animal behaviour.
A background handling ants and/or honeybees will be highly advantageous, as will an ability to attract grant funding.
This role is suited to an innovative and mature individual who is capable to self-manage their workload.
Joining a team of international scientists, the appointee will benefit from training available in interdisciplinary research in problem solving and potentially take on a leadership role that will shape the future direction of the project.
The position is full-time fixed term for three years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees.
Membership of a University approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees.
Remuneration will be commensurate with the applicants experience and qualifications.
Remuneration package: $73,772 - $79,190 (which includes a base salary Level A $62,339 - $66,917 p.a., leave loading and up to 17% employers contribution to superannuation)
Contact: All applications must be completed online; Please visit the url given below and search by reference number 101485.
Specific enquiries about the role can be directed to Fabrice Noël on (+61 2) 9036 7295.
Closing: 17 June
For more on application details see; Postdoctoral Fellow in Behavioural Ecology, University of Sydney, Australia