Graduate Student (MS/PhD) Position at Oregon State University Honey Bee Lab
The Honey Bee Lab and Pollinator Health Extension Lab at Oregon State University are seeking a MS/PhD student starting January/April 2019.
M.S or PhD: This masters/ doctoral student will focus on a collaborative project involving the Oregon State University Honey Bee Lab, the OSU Pollinator Health Extension (Dr. Andony Melathopoulos) and state agencies to develop metrics to assess progress on state pollinator protection plans. The incumbent is expected to conduct research to: (1) establish baseline pesticide exposure and pollen nutrition for honey bees in a major bee-pollinated cropping systems in Oregon, (2) develop a robust protocol for assessing trends in honey bee pesticide exposure for key cropping systems over time and (3) explore potential synergistic effects between nutrition and pesticide toxicity on colony health.
Qualifications: A Bachelor’s or a Master’s degree in Entomology or relevant field. Knowledge of honey bee biology, experience working with honey bees, experience with agricultural systems and producer groups, and strong statistical analysis skills are preferred.
How to apply: Interested candidates are encouraged to send inquiries or submit their applications with a CV (including GPA and GRE scores if available), Statement of Interest/Research, and names and contact information of three references to Ramesh Sagili (firstname.lastname@example.org). The successful applicants will be required to submit their application to Oregon State University graduate school. There will be an opportunity for the interested candidates to meet the PI’s (Dr. Sagili and Dr. Melathopoulos) at the upcoming Entomological Society of America’s annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada. If interested please contact them for an appointment.
Start Dates: The successful candidate is expected to start in January or April 2019.
Compensation: The incumbent will receive competitive stipend (assistantship), tuition waiver and health insurance.