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    The incumbent will be responsible for research on the factors contributing to honey bee colony loss. Develops long-term longitudinal studies of spatial and temporal changes in bee populations exposed to a number of abiotic and biotic stresses and management practices. Establishes and maintains collaborations with other scientists to conduct studies on the effects of stress factors on honey bee and colony health. Transfers knowledge and technology through scholarly publications, patents and presentations to scientific and industry groups. As a member of a research team, the incumbent will address the broad area of honey bee colony survivorship by developing and analyzing long-term baseline datasets that can be used to parse the relative importance of suspected factors that contribute to colony loss. Works with other scientists and collaborators to develop long-term datasets of colony stress, growth, and survival. Methodologies involve basic beekeeping practices, in vitro rearing of honey bees, and fundamental techniques in invertebrate physiology, chemical control use and application, and other crop protection related technologies.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Periodic overnight travel is required to meet research objectives. Monitoring or data collection of distant honey bee colonies located in remote locations will necessitate travel. Additionally, this position has international impact so travel to meetings or visiting collaborators within and outside the USA is expected.

    Supervisory status


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    US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

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