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Research Assistant, Biological Sciences

Honey bees are important pollinators and contribute massively towards global food production.  Recently, a serious health crisis has been affecting honey bees.  An important cause of the crisis are pests and diseases including Varroa mites and viruses.  Currently, there are limited compounds for Varroa and no effective anti-viral treatments. Development of honey bee medicines represents a small market, yet efficacy testing of new treatments is complicated by the requirement for honey bees, which are seasonal in nature and expensive to maintain.

School/Section: Biological Sciences
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 5
Salary: £27,831
Ref No: SBS060R
Closing Date: 04-JUN-2019

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Research Assistant, Biological Sciences

With one-third of our food dependent on insect pollinators, honey bees are vital to global food production.  Worryingly, there is a serious honey bee health crisis worldwide. The honey bee mite Varroa destructor is considered a leading cause of the honey bee crisis.  During work at the University of Aberdeen developing an artificial rearing system for Varroa, we have identified stimuli able to induce and inhibit reproduction of Varroa. This BBSRC-funded project aims to better understand the role and production of these egg-inducing factors, how they may explain apparent Varroa-resistance in certain strains of honey bees and whether these factors may be employed in form some of control approach.

School/Section: Biological Sciences
Division: Unspecified
Staff Category: Research
Position Type: Full Time
Grade: Grade 5
Salary: £27,831 - £29,515
Ref No: SBS059R
Closing Date: 04-JUN-2019

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