Nectar Production in Leptospermum Species


A diligent plant physiology PhD student is required to investigate the nectar control mechanismsin Leptospermum and its quality for honey bee product production


  • Experience, skills and/or a keen interest in plant physiology and chemistry or similar.   
  • Ability to operate outdoors in an observational environment ( native bush & remote locations)
  • Willingness to work as part of a large interdisciplinary team to achieve outcomes through a combination of planning, working independently & collaboration with other team members. 
  • Willingness to engage with external stakeholders such as private companies & government departments to effectively present scientific research results to this audience. 
  • Excellent interpersonal & oral communication skills 
  • Limited fear of bees and bee stings. Bee allergies should be a consideration. 


Prof Erik Veneklaas

Phd Student

If you are interested in applying this PhD program, please send your latest CV and a personal statement (addressing the requirements) to  before 31 December, 2017.