Research Associate in Bee Health, Newcastle University, UK

Expires on: 04/25/2024


Newcastle University invites applications for the position of Research Associate in Bee Health. This exciting opportunity involves contributing to a grant funded by the EU Horizon Europe programme within the BeeGuards consortium. The role focuses on understanding climate as a driver of parasites and pathogens affecting bee health. The successful candidate will work as part of a dynamic team on a 4-year project aimed at providing sustainable management practices, novel breeding strategies, and digital tools to adapt beekeeping to a changing environment.


  •  Good honours degree (or equivalent) in a Natural Sciences discipline
  • Postgraduate research degree with experience in biological modeling
  • Experience in handling live insects and practical beekeeping techniques is advantageous
  • Strong skills in quantitative modeling methods, statistics, and programming languages (e.g., R, Python)
  • Practical experience with molecular techniques (e.g., qRT-PCR)
  •  Ability to work collaboratively and independently
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Eagerness to conduct research with policy and industry implications

How to Apply:

 Interested candidates should complete an online application and upload a CV and a cover letter outlining how they meet the essential criteria of the role. For informal inquiries, contact Professor Giles Budge ( or Professor Steve Rushton (

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