Positions and Grants
2 year Postdoctoral Researcher in Atmospheric Modelling and Aerobiology/Pathology
The University of Worcester (UW) is investing in the staffing of the Institute of Science and the Environment (ISE) by creating a number of new post-doctoral positions during the period 2016-19.
The current post, focusing on atmospheric science and modelling, will relate to an existing research project funded by the UK Research council (BBSRC). The post doc will study the dispersal and transformation of the fungal spore called Hymenoscyphus fraxineus, which causes ash dieback, an important disease of ash trees. The position follows three other post-doctoral appointments made within ISE last year and will be complemented by additional post doc positions in related disciplines. There will be opportunities to contribute to relevant teaching activities and develop core teaching skills.
The appointee will carry out the selected research project under the supervision of Dr Carsten Ambelas SkjÃ¸th (Co-PI, University of Worcester; UW) in collaboration with both internal and external partners. Overall project coordination at is carried out by Prof Roy Kennedy (PI, UW). The post holder will therefore gain clear experience in research council projects. Hence, it is a requirement that the post-doctoral fellow develops a clear research plan to ensure that s/he gains sufficient training and scientific outputs that relate to both the BBSRC project and the appointee. It expected that the annual workload of this post-doc is planned so that s/he can also provide support in specific Institute events and processes and participate in knowledge transfer such as project meetings and conferences.
International Ragweed Society
The International Ragweed Society (IRS) is pleased to offer 3 grants (2 oral presentations and 1 poster) for young ragweed researchers (under 35 years of age). Only applicants with an accepted abstract can be granted. Applications are expected from researchers studying any aspect of Ragweed and must be or become member of IRS (fee 2015-2016: 40€; http://www.alphavisa.com/esa/fees/membership-irs.php).