Insect vision Animal Behaviour Post-doc
Closing date: 03 Feb 2013
Vacancy Reference No: A1359R (ION) Salary: £27,578 - £29,249
Address: Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Duration: 5 years
I will be recruiting a postdoc to run visual behaviour experiments in the praying mantis as part of a research programme in mantis 3D vision. This post is available for 5 years, due to start 1st April 2013.
You will be an outstanding scientist, able to work well in a team, but with independence and initiative. You will have a PhD in a relevant area, experience with animal behaviour (ideally visual, ideally insect), and a good publication record.
Description of duties
Person specification Essential
Science degree and doctorate. Experience researching animal behaviour. Good written and oral communication skills. Ability to work as part of a team. Excellent all-round technical skills. Independence and initiative.
Experience working with insects, ideally mantis. Knowledge of insect vision, optics. Knowledge of praying mantis. Knowledge of visual neuroscience, especially stereo vision. Computer programming, Matlab. Knowledge of optics, electronics, computers all advantageous.