Join the PoshBee hive: Post-doctoral research assistant position for programmers
Trinity College Dublin is seeking programmers for a post-doctoral research assistant (PDRA) position to develop an agent-based model for bumble bees, to complement similar models for honey bees and solitary bees, contribute to integrative analysis of bee health and production of tools for risk assessment, and develop a multi-species Environmental Risk Assessment tool, as part of the PoshBee project.
The successful applicant who will be based in the research group of Professor Jane Stout in the School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, will work closely Professor Chris Topping and his team in the Department of Bioscience, Aarhus University, and will join the dynamic and interdisciplinary PoshBee team.
The PDRA is required to:
- design (create a formal model),
- develop (implement the formal model), and
- test an agent-based model for bumble bees (Bombus) within the ALMaSS framework, utilising landscape simulation models for a large part of the EU.
The final model should integrate multiple stressors, including explicit incorporation of pesticide-related effects to predict impacts of changed agricultural management on bumblebees. The model is to be developed in cooperation with ALMaSS researchers associated with PoshBee and EcoStack H2020 projects, to create a simulation modelling system to inform risk assessment procedures for bees in agricultural systems.
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