Dr. Simko’s research group has funding for a Postdoctoral Research
Fellowship (Starting April 1st, 2015) in area of comparative and
environmental toxicopathology focused on investigation of effects of
neonicotinoids (and other pesticides) on honey bee health. Our
current research is focused on teratogenicity, neurotoxicity,
gonadotoxicity and reproductive fitness of honey bees exposed to
various neonicotinoids. We would like to also expend our research in
are of comparative immunotoxicity and effects of pesticides on
resistance to diseases. Opportunity to develop and lead
synchrotron-based investigations in the above indicated areas are
also available for interested and qualified candidates.

Our strengths are in comparative pathology accordingly the successful
candidate will benefit from our expertise (e.g. histopathology of
honey bees etc.). We would like to build a multidisciplinary team,
accordingly we are looking for an energetic and productive person
that possess strong research skills with honey bees in vitro and in
vivo experimental settings. Candidates with a Ph.D. degree in honey
bee diseases/biology, toxicology, and/or entomology are encouraged to
apply. Additional requirements include strong interpersonal skills,
excellent written and oral communication skills, expertise in data
analysis/interpretation, and publication of results in the scientific

Duties: The successful candidate will become an integral part of our
team; design and conduct experiments, analyze and interpret data, and
publish research findings; assist in the coordination and daily
operation of a research program, including the research activities of
graduate (M.S. and Ph.D.) students, technicians and collaborators; be
involved in various grant-related activities, and preparation of
research reports and manuscripts for publication.

Conditions: The appointment will be a one-year term position with the
option of renewal for a second or even third year, depending on
performance and availability of funding. Salary commensurate with
experience ($35,000 45,000 per year) with the possibility of yearly
pay raises based on an annual performance review.

Close Date: Applications will be accepted until position is
successfully filled. Only candidates that are interviewed will be notified.

How to Apply: Interested applicants are invited to apply by sending
an email with attached PDF documents including 1) a cover letter
outlining their research interests, most important research
contributions, and long term career goals, 2) curriculum vitae with
detailed list of experimental skills relevant to the position, and 3)
names and contact details of three referees to: [email protected]

Principal Investigator:
Elemir Simko, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVP
Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology
Western College of Veterinary Medicine
University of Saskatchewan, Canada
E-mail: [email protected]

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