Faculty position – Research Assistant Professor at the Centre for Integrative Bee Research (ARC CoE Plant Energy Biology), Crawley, Australie

Centre for Integrative Bee Research (ARC CoE Plant Energy Biology)

 *   2 year appointment available immediately
 *   Salary range Level B $87,179 - $103,526 p.a.

The Centre for Integrative Bee Research is (CIBER
<http://www.ciber.science.uwa.edu.au/>) located at The University of
Western Australia and dedicated to facilitating interdisciplinary
research on honeybees. The ultimate goal is to better understand
honeybee reproduction, immunity and ecology and counter the dramatic
losses currently occurring globally.

Key responsibilities

The successful applicant designs, executes and analyses research using lab
and field based approaches to understand interactions between honeybees
and their fungal pathogen Nosema apis.. To do this, he/she will set up
and run experiments using honeybees from CIBER's bee yard at UWA or
from external collaborators. The work is done in close collaboration
with the Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens at Curtin
University and the Swiss Federal Institute for Technology (ETH Zurich,
Switzerland). The successful applicant works closely with other members of
the CIBER team in designing the use of proteomics and genomics experiments
to investigate molecular interactions between the honeybees immune system
and the parasite. The work requires detailed knowledge of standard
proteomic technologies such as protein separation, quantification,
identification using mass spectrometry and bioinformatics analyses. The
successful applicant is also involved in maintaining and troubleshooting
the mass spectrometry facility at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant
Energy Biologyhttp://www.plantenergy.uwa.edu.au/ in collaboration with
other  researchers and manufacturers.

About you:

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Protein Biochemistry
or Molecular Biology or related discipline and experiences in mass
spectrometry, protein extraction and quantitative proteomics. Very good
computing and data management skills are essential. Furthermore preparing
manuscripts for publication and supervising students is required. Working
experiences with insects and/or bees are desirable.

Contact: Prof Baer at email boris.baer@uwa.edu.au
Closing date:  Friday 31 January 2014

How to apply:  Applications must be submitted online.  Full details of
the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined
in the position description. Applicants should clearly demonstrate how
they meet the selection criteria.

For more information and to apply  see

To support our bee work, visit  www.futurebeesfund.org

Prof. Boris Baer
Centre for Integrative Bee Research (CIBER)
Bayliss building M316
The University of Western Australia
WA 6009
phone: +61 8 6488 4495
fax:       +61 8 6488 4401
Website: www.ciber.science.uwa.edu.au