Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 400 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö.
The Department of Biology is seeking two PhD Students in the field of Insect Neuroethology/Ecology.
The PhD candidates will join an interdisciplinary team at Lund University who over the next 6 years will collaborate to investigate the sublethal effects of commonly used pesticides in different species of insects. The project is highly interdisciplinary, involving research in fields such as analytical chemistry, genetics, metabolomics, ecology, and physiology, including collaborative laboratory, field and semi-field studies. Chemical insecticides play an integral role in controlling agricultural pests, however, their sublethal consequences for non-target species are often overlooked. Most of these pesticides are neurotoxins, yet how they affect the brain and its function in diverse insect species is poorly understood.
The goal of the PhD projects is to investigate how acute and chronic exposure to sublethal levels of pesticide (alone and in mixtures) commonly found in the environment affects the brain and functionality of insect species with diverse ecological functions.
To have more information and apply please follow the links to the specific calls:
-PhD Student position in Biology with a focus on insect neurobiology and behaviour; Deadline: September, 1
-PhD Student position in Biology with a focus on insect behaviour and ecology; Deadline: September, 1
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions related to the calls.