Prof. Francesca Barbero and Dr. Luca Casacci are recruiting three Postdoctoral Research Associates to participate in the Human Science Frontier Program project “Good vibes: how do plants recognize and respond to pollinator vibroacoustic signals?” involving the Dept. of Life Science and Systems Biology – University of Turin (Turin – Italy), Faculty of Engineering & IT – Centre for Audio, Acoustics and Vibration (Sydney – Australia; Prof. Sebastian Oberst) and the Institute for Integrative Systems Biology (Valencia – Spain; Dr. Tomás Matus). 

The selected candidates will be based at the Dept. of Life Science and Systems Biology in Turin (Italy) and will report directly to Prof. Francesca Barbero and Dr. Luca P. Casacci. Fieldwork will be performed primarily in Spain in the surroundings of Valencia.

We are searching for young researchers with Ph.D. in insect sciences, preferentially with skills in pollinator network assessment and/or Hymenoptera+Diptera identifications, and fieldwork experience. Willingness to travel and learn molecular biology/bioacoustics techniques are also encouraged. 

These positions are renewable for up to three years. The work will start on March 2023, but preliminary (online) interviews should be held ASAP. 

If you are interested, please send a short CV to and  

Feel free to contact us for more details.