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September 5, 2014

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Dear LAMARC users, We announce the release of Lamarc 2.1.10. This version corrects an error in the file conversion program lam_conv when customized migration matrices were used. The resulting matrices were reversed: that is, if the user specified the migration rate from A to B, this actually set the rate from B to A. If you used an asymmetrical custom migration matrix in lam_conv you will need to re-convert your files and re-run your analysis. All other results are unaffected. Source code and precompiled executables for Linux, Windows, and OSX are available on the Lamarc web site: http://bit.ly/1pRoSJn Any questions or concerns about Lamarc can be directed to lamarc@uw.edu. We also very much enjoy hearing about successful use of Lamarc, including any resulting publications. Sincerely, Mary Kuhner Lamarc Development Team lamarc@uw.edu via Gmail

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Imperial College London Faculty of Natural Sciences Department of Life Sciences Two Academic Positions: One post in Ecology & Evolution One post in Biodiversity, jointly appointed between Imperial College London and the Natural History Museum Lecturer salary in the range 45,950 - 51,200 per annum Senior Lecturer/Reader minimum starting salary: 56,450 per annum Chair minimum starting salary: 71,760 per annum Imperial College’s Department of Life Sciences is looking to make two academic appointments in the broad area of Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity. The posts will be based at the Silwood Park Campus (http://bit.ly/15Hz4X0). The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Chair in Ecology & Evolution, will contribute to the mission of the Department of Life Sciences at Imperial College London, and further develop and promote the College’s work in ecology and evolution. The purpose of the role is to improve fundamental scientific understanding of biological and ecological processes and systems. In addition, the post holder will be required to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the Department. The Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader/Chair in Biodiversity will be jointly appointed with the Natural History Museum. In this case, the post holder will contribute to the missions of the Departments of Life Sciences at both Imperial College London and the Natural History Museum, and further develop and promote the College’s and Museum’s work in biodiversity omics. The purpose of this role is to improve fundamental scientific understanding of biological diversity and systems. In addition, the post holder will be required to contribute to joint postgraduate teaching within both Departments as well as undergraduate teaching at Imperial College London’s Department of Life Sciences. The successful candidates will be expected to have a good honours degree and a doctorate (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area. You will also have an international reputation for research and innovation in ecology and evolution commensurate with the current stage of your career, underpinned by a record of first-class journal publication. You must also be able to demonstrate the potential to raise significant research funding from UK and EU sources to maintain and enhance the College’s leading research activities. Experience of teaching at undergraduate and Masters’ level, and postgraduate student supervision, are not essential, but would be an advantage. You must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skill with an ability to convey ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a range of audiences through a variety of methods and media. You must have the ability to lead a research team, managing the finances and your staff. You must also have the ability to communicate and inspire students as you will be expected to contribute to our undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes. For appointment to Senior Lecturer/Reader, in addition to the above, candidates must also have an exceptionally strong research record in ecology, evolution or conservation science or a closely related subject, and a proven track record of securing research funding. You will also be expected to have extensive experience in postgraduate teaching and undergraduate teaching across a range of subjects within (or close to) the fields of Ecology, Evolution or Conservation Science, together with a track record of successful postgraduate student supervision and postdoctoral mentoring. For appointment to the position of Chair, in addition to the above, you will also be expected to have an international reputation for your research, and strong leadership qualities in areas which enhance and extend those of the Group. The potential for productive research collaboration with existing staff within Imperial’s Department of Life Sciences, and the College more broadly will also be carefully assessed. Fellows and previous applicants are welcome to apply. Please contact Professor Vincent Savolainen (Deputy Head of Life Sciences at Imperial College London, v.savolainen@imperial.ac.uk) for informal queries about both posts. You can also contact Professor Ian Owens (Head of Science at the Natural History Museum, i.owens@nhm.ac.uk) and/or Dr Tim Littlewood (Head of Life Sciences at the Natural History Museum, t.littlewood@nhm.ac.uk) for informal queries regarding the joint appointment with Natural History Museum. Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://bit.ly/1c1zTPb (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number including spaces - NS 2014 168 JT into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed. Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online, please contact Miss Victoria Ireton (Executive Assistant) by email: v.ireton@imperial.ac.uk to request an application form. Closing date: 6 October 2014 Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. “Thomas, Jenny” via Gmail
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Registration for the 19th Annual NZ Phylogenomics Meeting is now open. This will be held at Portobello on the Otago Peninsula from Monday 2 February 2015 until midday Friday 6 February 2015, with a welcome gathering late afternoon on Sunday 1 February. Information and links are provided on the webpage: http://bit.ly/WjHk07. As for previous meetings, registration will be managed on a first-come first-served basis. Otago peninsula is a popular area for tourists so you are encouraged to book your accommodation early. Some suggestions are provided on the webpage. We look forward to seeing many of you in Portobello in February. Please feel free to forward this information to others you think might be interested in attending. Regards David Bryant and Mike Hendy (apologies for cross-postings) Assoc. Prof. David Bryant Department of Mathematics and Statistics University of Otago Dunedin 9056 New Zealand http://bit.ly/1CwURmb ph: +64 3 4797889 David Bryant via Gmail
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The Rockefeller University seeks exceptional, interactive, and creative scientists to join its faculty. We invite applications from outstanding candidates for tenure-track positions. The University has a laboratory-based organizational structure that fosters interdisciplinary research. We encourage applications in the following areas: FACULTY POSITIONS AT THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY • Chemical & Structural Biology • Genetics & Genomics • Immunology, Virology & Microbiology • Medical Sciences, Systems Physiology & Human Genetics • Molecular Cell Biology • Neurosciences & Behavior • Organismal Biology & Evolution • Physical, Mathematical & Computational Biology • Stem Cells, Development, Regeneration & Aging Details about specifi c subjects of research can be found at: http://bit.ly/1ebMov0. The Rockefeller University provides strong support for the research work of its faculty. The positions offer competitive salary, benefi ts and start-up funds, renovated laboratory space, access to state-of-the-art core facilities and extensive opportunities for collaboration both within the University and with neighboring institutions. Applications are being accepted electronically through our Online Application System at http://bit.ly/18QZu8K. Applicants should follow the online application procedure. The deadline for application submission is October 10, 2014. If you have questions regarding submitting an application, please contact our Administrator at facultysearch@rockefeller.edu. The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans Amy Vonk Coordinator, Academic Programs The Rockefeller University 1230 York Avenue, Box 246 New York, NY 10065 212-327-7744 (Tel) 212-327-8644 (Fax) Amy Vonk via Gmail
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—_000_12C3FEC2C8364E66B96851D8C64D44ACtudelftnl_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”Windows-1252” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Post-doc: Experimental Evolution of the Bacterial Flagellar Motor Description We are looking for a post-doc (two years) to bring a highly promising, ongoing line of research on modular protein-complex evolution to fruition. The project examines how evolution incorporates incompatible components into the bacterial flagellar motor. Using engineered motors, we followed component integration during real-time evolution experiments. Next-generation sequencing and phenotypic analyses have begun to reveal the underlying evolutionary trajectories. The main challenge of the post-doc will be to dissect the mutational trajectories and associated phenotypic changes in order to generate new insight into the mechanisms of modular protein-complex evolution. The post-doc will also be encouraged to test existing and newly developed hypotheses (e.g. on the evolution of ‘irreducible’ complexity) using this experimental model. Requirements Qualified candidates have a PhD in molecular (micro)biology, experimental ecology and evolution, biophysics, synthetic biology or a related field. In addition, they have a strong interest in experimental evolutionary research and are motivated by a deep scientific curiosity. Successful candidates have experience with (bacterial) genetics techniques, good experimental skills and a drive to learn new methods and concepts. Research Group The Beaumont Lab seeks insight into the mechanisms behind the creative potential of evolution by mutation and selectionfrom the nanoscale to the ecosystem level. We do this using real-time evolution and ecology experiments, synthetic biology and biophysics in combination with a range of bacterial model systems. Current research topics include the ecology and evolution of conductive bacterial nanowires, the evolutionary origins of biodiversity, and modular evolution of multi-protein complexes. Bionanoscience Bionanoscience is a multi-disciplinary department that is dedicated to the study of fundamental and applied biological questions with cutting-edge tools from biology, physics and nanotechnology. Research topics range from single molecule biophysics, evolution and synthetic biology to development of artificial cells. The department offers excellent technical facilities including an advanced microscopy suite and next-generation sequencing. Information and application For more information about this position, please contact Dr. H.J.E. Beaumont, phone: +31 (0)15-2788647, e-mail: h.j.e.beaumont@tudelft.nl. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, an application letter explaining your interest in this specific project and contact information of two references by 20 October 2014 to Dr. H.J.E. Beaumont. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number TNWBN14-033. h.j.e.beaumont@tudelft.nl —_000_12C3FEC2C8364E66B96851D8C64D44ACtudelftnl_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”Windows-1252” Content-ID: Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Post-doc: Experimental Evolution of the Bacterial Flagellar MotorDescription We are looking for a post-doc (two years) to bring a highly promising, ongoing line of research on modular protein-complex evolution to fruition. The project examines how evolution incorporates incompatible components into the bacterial flagellar motor. Using engineered motors, we followed component integration during real-time evolution experiments. Next-generation sequencing and phenotypic analyses have begun to reveal the underlying evolutionary trajectories. The main challenge of the post-doc will be to dissect the mutational trajectories and associated phenotypic changes in order to generate new insight into the mechanisms of modular protein-complex evolution. The post-doc will also be encouraged to test existing and newly developed hypotheses (e.g. on the evolution of ‘irreducible’ complexity) using this experimental model. Requirements Qualified candidates have a PhD in molecular (micro)biology, experimental ecology and evolution, biophysics, synthetic biology or a related field. In addition, they have a strong interest in experimental evolutionary research and are motivated by a deep scientific curiosity. Successful candidates have experience with (bacterial) genetics techniques, good experimental skills and a drive to learn new methods and concepts.Research Group The Beaumont Lab seeks insight into the mechanisms behind the creative potential of evolution by mutation and selectionfrom the nanoscale to the ecosystem level. We do this using real-time evolution and ecology experiments, synthetic biology and biophysics in combination with a range of bacterial model systems. Current research topics include the ecology and evolution of conductive bacterial nanowires, the evolutionary origins of biodiversity, and modular evolution of multi-protein complexes. Bionanoscience Bionanoscience is a multi-disciplinary department that is dedicated to the study of fundamental and applied biological questions with cutting-edge tools from biology, physics and nanotechnology. Research topics range from single molecule biophysics, evolution and synthetic biology to development of artificial cells. The department offers excellent technical facilities including an advanced microscopy suite and next-generation sequencing. Information and application For more information about this position, please contact Dr. H.J.E. Beaumont, phone: +31 (0)15-2788647, e-mail: h.j.e.beaumont@tudelft.nl. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, an application letter explaining your interest in this specific project and contact information of two references by 20 October 2014 to Dr. H.J.E. Beaumont. When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number TNWBN14-033. h.j.e.beaumont@tudelft.nl —_000_12C3FEC2C8364E66B96851D8C64D44ACtudelftnl via Gmail
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Dear Evoldir community, The School of Biological Sciences at Monash University is currently advertising for a Lecturer (~assistant professor) in Genetics, broadly defined. The biology department at Monash University, and Australia in general, are strongly supportive of research in ecology and evolution. I hope this position will be of interest to many here at Evoldir. Please note the submission deadline of September 25, 2014 (Australian Eastern Standard Time) To view a detailed Position Description and to submit an application, please visit: http://bit.ly/1t7gymd Enter 526992 in the search field and click Go. tim.connallon@monash.edu via Gmail

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Dear All We are currently advertising for new technician within the WildGenes RZSS Conservation Genetics laboratory based in Edinburgh (the laboratory is located at Edinburgh Zoo). This is a one year fixed-term position to assist our senior technician with day-to-day activities on a diverse portfolio of conservation genetics projects. The closing date is Tuesday 16 September 2014. For further information about the position and how to apply see http://bit.ly/WefZfJ. Many thanks and best wishes. Helen Dr. Helen Senn Research Scientist WildGenes Laboratory Royal Zoological Society of Scotland Edinburgh EH12 6TS UNITED KINGDOM Tel: +44 (0)131 3140333 Skype: helen.senn http://bit.ly/WefZfK http://bit.ly/1CsFStr HSenn@rzss.org.uk via Gmail

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September 4, 2014

23:53
A PhD position (E13/65%) to study the energetics of reproduction and the ensuing consequences at the population level in Galapagos sea lions (Zalophus wollebaeki) is available in the Department of Animal Behaviour at Bielefeld University, Germany, from January 1st 2015 or soon thereafter. The position is available for three years and is funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG). We seek a bright and highly motivated student who has a proven record of field experience studying wild animals. A very good Master degree or equivalent in a relevant topic (e.g. animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, population ecology, evolutionary ecology) is expected. The ideal candidate will be able to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team, will have experience with both statistics and genetic techniques and, in addition to excellent spoken and written English, will be able to speak Spanish. The study will take place on Caamao, a small islet in the Galapagos archipelago. We have studied Galapagos sea lions there since 2003 and most sea lions are individually marked (http://bit.ly/YgunGe). Field seasons on Caamao last from September-December and February-March each year. Caamao is a small island and there are no facilities at all, so an ability to work in truly primitive conditions is essential. The successful candidate will be based at the Department of Animal Behaviour at Bielefeld University (http://bit.ly/1g7gOQB) and will be supervised by Oliver Krger, Fritz Trillmich and Joe Hoffman. The department is the oldest of its kind in Germany and currently hosts six principal investigators, seven postdocs and fifteen PhD students. It offers a stimulating international environment and an excellent research infrastructure including a brand new molecular laboratory. The working language of the Department is English. Together with the Evolution and Animal Ecology research groups housed in the same building, there are some 50 scientists and PhD students from over ten different countries working on related topics in behaviour, ecology and evolution. Bielefeld is a city of 325,000 inhabitants with all expected amenities and easy access to the Teutoburger Wald for hiking and other outdoor pursuits. It offers a high standard of living and is well connected to most major European cities. To apply for the position, please provide: (i) a letter of motivation including a 1-2-page statement of your research experience; (ii) a CV including publication list; (iii) names and contact details of three referees willing to write confidential letters of recommendation. All materials should be emailed as a single PDF file to: oliver.krueger@uni-bielefeld.de. The application deadline is October 15th 2014 and interviews will take place shortly thereafter. The preferred start date is January 1st 2015 but is flexible and will depend on the timeframe of the most qualified applicant. For further information, please see http://bit.ly/1g7gOQB or contact Oliver Krger via email (oliver.krueger@uni-bielefeld.de) with any informal inquiries. The University of Bielefeld is an equal opportunity employer. We particularly welcome applications from women and handicapped people. Given equal suitability, qualifications and professional achievement, women wand handicapped people will be given preference, unless particular circumstances apply. Prof. Dr. Oliver Krger Department of Animal Behaviour VHF Bielefeld University PO Box 10 01 31 33501 Bielefeld Germany Tel: +49-521-1062842 Fax: +49-521-1062998 oliver.krueger@uni-bielefeld.de http://bit.ly/1eX5NvL “Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela “"Oliver Krger"” via Gmail
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Post-doc position in marine genomics / metagenomics / metatranscriptomics TARA Oceans project TARA Oceans is a multidisciplinary project with 24 teams over 10 countries ( http://bit.ly/YgunG7), covering oceanography, bioinformatics, chemistry, microbiology, physics& genomics, aiming to collect and analyze marine planktonic organisms up to 2 mm (viruses, prokaryotes, protists and metazoans). These marine organisms are key actors on several large biogeochemical cycles (nitrogen, carbon or oxygen among others) as well as on marine food chain. During a three years journey across the globe, 210 sampling stations covering the main oceanographic regions were conducted (Karsenti E. PLoS Biol. 2011). A key step in this project consists in describing the planktonic community through genomic material recovered from sampled organisms in order to characterize its diversity and to understand environmental factors shaping the population. A large sequencing effort is undergone at CEA/Genoscope to determine both genomic (gene content of the different populations) and transcriptomic (the active part of the genes catalog) signatures in all gathered samples. From this data, gene catalogs are built and used to describe both taxonomic distribution and functional diversity of the populations, and to detect fluctuations between samples. In the context, we are looking for a highly motivated and talented candidate. This candidate will have to demonstrate perfect skill in: . functional analysis of eukaryotes metagenomic and metatranscriptomic data. . statistical analysis of large scale, complex and heterogeneous data. . communication with collaborating labs for integration of data. The candidate would have to handle an existing dataset to elucidate functional response of planktonic population to perturbations in the environment. This line of work will be subsequently applied to other sample sets with related scientific questions. Solid knowledge in the following areas will be a plus: . high throughput data manipulation under a Unix/Linux environment . programming skills for data treatment (shell / perl / python) . statistical analysis of genomic data (R knowledge is a plus) . biological interpretation of functional data. This position is immediately available in the Patrick Winckers group, and is located close to Paris at CEA V Genoscope (www.cea.fr, www.genoscope.cns.fr). Contact person : Eric Pelletier (eric.pelletier@genoscope.cns.fr) Jaillon Olivier via Gmail
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Background: The evolutionary history of the Old World monkey tribe Papionini comprising the genera Macaca, Mandrillus, Cercocebus, Lophocebus, Theropithecus, Rungwecebus and Papio is still matter of debate. Although the African Papionini (subtribe Papionina) are generally considered to be the sister lineage to the Asian Papionini (subtribe Macacina), previous studies based on morphological data, nuclear or mitochondrial sequences have shown contradictory phylogenetic relationships among and within both subtribes. To further elucidate the phylogenetic relationships among papionins and to estimate divergence ages we generated mitochondrial genome data and combined them with previously published sequences. Results: Our mitochondrial gene tree comprises 33 papionins representing all genera of the tribe except Rungwecebus. In contrast to most previous studies, the obtained phylogeny suggests a division of the Papionini into three main mitochondrial clades with similar ages: 1) Papio, Theropithecus, Lophocebus; 2) Mandrillus, Cercocebus; and 3) Macaca; the Mandrillus + Cercocebus clade appears to be more closely related to Macaca than to the other African Papionini. Further, we find paraphyletic relationships within the Mandrillus + Cercocebus clade as well as in Papio. Relationships among Theropithecus, Lophocebus and Papio remain unresolved. Divergence ages reveal initial splits within the three mitochondrial clades around the Miocene/Pliocene boundary and differentiation of Macaca species groups occurred on a similar time scale as those found between genera of the subtribe Papionina. Conclusion: Due to the largely well-resolved mitochondrial phylogeny, our study provides new insights into the evolutionary history of the Papionini. Results show some contradictory relationships in comparison to previous analyses, notably the paraphyly within the Cercocebus + Mandrillus clade and three instead of only two major mitochondrial clades. Divergence ages among species groups of macaques are similar to those among African Papionini genera, suggesting that diversification of the mitochondrial genome is of a similar magnitude in both subtribes. However, since our mitochondrial tree represents just a single gene tree that most likely does not reflect the true species tree, extensive nuclear sequence data is required to illuminate the true species phylogeny of papionins and to trace possible ancient hybridization events among lineages.
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Experimental Evolution: Theory and Current Practices Second announcement The International Graduate Program in Life Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Master in Life Sciences (IMaLis) are now accepting applications for their course “Experimental evolution: theory and current practices”, to be held at the Institute of Biology of the cole Normale Suprieure (IBENS), in Paris, November 17-22, 2014. The course will introduce Master and PhD students in Biology to the experimental approaches employed to test evolutionary theory. It will bring together world-renowned researchers to lecture on topics ranging from the historical development of experimental evolution to the evolution of sexuality and the genetic basis of adaptation. Lectures will be complemented with computer projects on the analysis of population genomics data. The course will be restricted to a maximum of 15 students. Food and accommodation costs will be fully covered and there is no registration fee. Some travel grants will also be available. Upon successful completion of the course, European students will be awarded 6 ECTS credits. Faculty: Ivo Chelo (Instituto Gulbenkian de Cincia, Lisbon Portugal) ; Antony Dean (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis U.S.A.); Marie-Anne Flix (IBENS) ; Regis Ferrire (IBENS) ; Thiago Guzella (IBENS) ; Patrick Philips (University of Oregon, Eugene U.S.A.) ; Paul Rainey (Institute for Advanced Study, New Zealand) ; Christian Schltterer (Institut fr Populationsgenetik, Vienna Austria) ; Olivier Tenaillon (Universit Paris 7, France); Henrique Teotnio (IBENS); Arjan de Visser (Wageningen UR, The Netherlands). Sponsoring and partner graduate programs: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut de Biologie de lcole Normale Suprieure, Paris Sciences et Lettres, Partner University Fund — French American Cultural Exchange, Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics. We will receive applications until October 3, 2014. Applicants should send a letter of motivation and a CV to: teotonio@biologie.ens.fr. Further information can be found at http://bit.ly/1wCJZNS teotonio via Gmail
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—Apple-Mail=_DF9EA071-26B8-4E37-B32F-92F502FD53E4 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252 Research Officer Bioinformatics Division The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research Parkville, Australia An opportunity exists for a research officer to join the Bahlo laboratory in the Bioinformatics Division at The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI) working jointly with Professors Sam Berkovic and Ingrid Scheffer at the Epilepsy Research Centre (ERC), Heidelberg. The WEHI Bioinformatics Division is one of the largest bioinformatics research groups in Australia, with a reputation for developing statistical and computational methodology that has become widely used around the world. The Bahlo lab has developed methods for the analysis of familial genetic data, including next generation sequencing data, that has led to the discovery of over ten novel genes, including several epilepsy genes (Berkovic et al, 2008 AJHG, Corbett et al, 2010 AJHG, Corbett et al, 2011 AJHG, Arsov et al, 2011 AJHG, Smith et al, 2012 AJHG, Smith et al, 2013 HMG). The ERC group discovered the first gene for epilepsy and are the acknowledged international leaders in the clinical and molecular genetics of epilepsy so this joint position is a special opportunity to work with two world leading laboratories. The appointee will undertake bioinformatics analyses of genetic data generated for family and cohort studies in epilepsy. The data will be primarily next generation sequencing data from either whole-exome or whole-genome sequencing. The research officer will oversee several exciting studies, analysing data and managing the research outcomes from these projects. The work is highly likely to lead to high-impact publications with the expectation of presentations at national and international conferences. The research officer will use advanced bioinformatics tools developed at the WEHI and elsewhere and will have access to high quality computing facilities. Applicants with a recent higher degree in a relevant discipline are welcome to apply. Relevant disciplines include computer science, mathematics, statistics, computational biology or genetics. Applicants need to have experience in the analysis of next generation sequencing data and a good understanding of genetics. The position requires high-level project-management skills, strong programming and data analysis skills and, in particular strong communication skills to ensure excellent communication as a key person working between the two laboratories. The positions will be for 2 years in the first instance with a probation period of 6 months. Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. Up to 17% superannuation and attractive salary packaging options are available. The research officer will report to Melanie Bahlo, Sam Berkovic and Ingrid Scheffer. The successful applicant will spend one day a week at the Epilepsy Research Centre in Heidelberg. See http://bit.ly/1tvp2HV for further details, including a position description. General enquiries should be directed to Associate Professor Melanie Bahlo (bahlo@wehi.edu.au). Written applications including cover letter, CV and the names of 3 professional referees should be emailed in PDF format quoting WEHI/MKRO to jobapplications@wehi.edu.au. Closing date: Friday 19th September 2014. A/Prof Melanie Bahlo ARC Future Fellow Honorary NHMRC SRF Bioinformatics Division The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute 1G Royal Pde Parkville VIC 3052 Ph: +613 9345 2630 Fax: +613 9347 0852 bahlo@wehi.edu.au http://bit.ly/1oGyEYC via Gmail

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Two research positions in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and NGS data analysis CIBIO-InBIO (http://cibio.up.pt) is a young and highly dynamic research centre located near Porto, in Northern Portugal, which conducts world-class research in the fields of biodiversity and evolution. The Centre offers great opportunities for multidisciplinary and stimulating research and hosts 18 research groups, which include over 170 PhD level researchers, and over 100 MSc and PhD students, from many different countries. The working atmosphere is vibrant, multicultural and enthusiastic, and we host regularly international scientists for short term visits. The Centre has state of the art ecology and molecular laboratories (equipped with multiple PCR rooms, automated sequencers, real-time PCR machines, etc), and a brand new Illumina Next-gen Sequencing Platform. Research projects are performed at a global scale. The Northern region of Portugal provides rich cultural and outdoor activities and Porto is a world-heritage city and the capital of Port wine. We are currently looking for two talented researchers to join our research centre to create a new Research Group in the fields of Bioinformatics/Informatics, Computational Biology and NGS data analysis. Researchers will contribute to several research lines and frontier projects in human genomics, domestication, and challenging de-novo sequencing projects for non-model species. Candidates from all areas of computational biology and bioinformatics will be considered. Work will involve next-generation sequencing data analysis, meta-genomics, population genetics, phylogenetics and phylogeography. Successful candidates will be deeply involved in the analysis of whole genomes, both through re-sequencing of multiple individuals of species for which there is a reference genome (e.g. humans, rabbits, dogs), and the assembly of de-novo genomes (e.g. anthelopes, lizards). They are expected to deploy and maintain analytic and data management pipelines, set up standard pipelines for quality control, assembly, and assembly validation as well as to generate custom bioinformatics solutions. We are looking for senior scientists who will be able to conduct top-level research, establish solid collaborations, and to attract national and international funding. The positions require a PhD in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics, mathematical biology, or computer science, 3-5 years post-doctoral experience, with a strong competence in genome assembly. Expertise in other related NGS-areas are also of interest. The candidate must have strong computational skills including proficiency in one or more scripting languages (e.g. Perl, Python, Ruby) and statistical frameworks (e.g. R, Matlab, SAS, etc.), experience in bioinformatics, namely in processing high-throughput sequencing data, scientific programming, pipeline-development and/or development in the area of genome assembly, experimental studies and NGS analysis as well as an understanding of molecular biology and genetics. A strong knowledge in scripting and automation of procedures in a Linux environment is a must for a successful applicant. A good publication record in SCI journals and a record of funded research will be extra beneficial. As the candidate will be invited to participate in teaching at the MSc and PhD levels, a history of lecturing will be considered valuable. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of developing software and other computational approaches to study biological questions in the areas of comparative genomics and transcriptomics, evolutionary genomics, phylogenomics, genetics/population genetics, and systems biology and with experience in leadership roles. The selected candidates will be the first members of an exciting new team that will provide advanced and dedicated bioinformatics/informatics and computational biology expertise to CIBIO-InBIO. The team will help genome assembly projects with anything from providing guidance in the setup and running of assembly projects to completely running the genome assembly. They will be key members of CIBIO-InBIO and will be expected to collaborate with research groups embarking on genome projects, supporting them with de novo assembly of genomes, including validation of assemblies, designing genomic experiments, analyzing experimental data and other related aspects. Any type of raw data from a wide array of organisms can be expected. Good communication and writing skills are essential, and complete fluency in English is an absolute requirement. Salary corresponds approximately to a gross annual income of 45000 euros (before taxes). Applications to any of these positions will include a detailed CV, a research statement and a motivation letter, as well as the email contact of three referees. Applications will be open until the positions are filled. Incoming applications will be reviewed immediately and there is no obligation to hire any of the candidates. Applications should be sent to diretor@cibio.up.pt. We aim to ensure that no applicant receives less favorable consideration on the grounds of gender, marital status, race, age, color, nationality, ethnic origin or religious belief. The positions are expected to start immediately after selection. 6 months trial period. The contract will end on the 30th of September 2015. A new contract may be offered depending on performance and available funds. Informal enquiries can be made to: Dr. Natlia Dias Executive Coordinator of CIBIO-InBIO Natalia.Dias@cibio.up.pt Phone: +351 252660422 Natalia Dias via Gmail
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—_000_14097748811874450wrightedu_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”iso-8859-1” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Tenure-track Faculty Position in Microbial Ecology, Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435 The Department of Biological Sciences at Wright State University in Dayton, OH invites applications for a full-time tenure-track microbial ecologist at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level to begin Fall 2015. We are seeking candidates who can contribute to a growing interdepartmental cluster in global change research and the interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences PhD program (http://bit.ly/1r5NVns). The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vibrant, extramurally funded program of research in global change microbial biology that will complement existing expertise in genomics, spatial analysis, ecosystem ecology, and plant ecology. Teaching may include contributing to the department’s courses in microbiology, ecology, and the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. A doctoral degree and a minimum of one year of postdoctoral experience at the time of consideration are required. Departmental faculty participate in the Biological Sciences MSc program and the interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences and Biomedical Sciences PhD programs. In addition to the College of Science and Mathematics, opportunities for collaboration are also available in WSU’s Boonshoft School of Medicine, the College of Engineering, and the Lifespan Health Research Center. Resources in support of research include genomics and proteomics facilities, a breadth of microscopy instrumentation, a greenhouse, forest preserve and nearby wetland complexes, an animal care facility, and opportunities to collaborate with individuals at numerous regional clinical, industrial, and research institutions, including the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. A competitive start-up package will be tailored to the specific needs of the successful candidate. WSU has nearly 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and the Department of Biological Sciences graduates approximately 150 students per year. More information about Wright State University, the Department of Biological Sciences, its graduate programs, and this open faculty position can be found at http://bit.ly/1qqhRhO. Criteria for promotion and tenure in Biological Sciences at WSU can be found at http://sciencemath. http://bit.ly/1r5NVDJ. Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information for three letters of reference via http://bit.ly/1qqhOCy. Additional details can be found at: http://bit.ly/1r5NVDQ. First consideration for review of applicants will begin November 17, 2014. Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities. —_000_14097748811874450wrightedu_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”iso-8859-1” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Microbial Ecology, Department of Biological Sciences, Wright State University, Dayton, OH 45435

The Department of Biological Sciences at Wright State University in Dayton, OH invites applications for a full-time tenure-track microbial ecologist at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level to begin Fall 2015. We are seeking candidates who can contribute to a growing interdepartmental cluster in global change research and the interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences PhD program (http://bit.ly/1r5NVns). The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vibrant, extramurally funded program of research in global change microbial biology that will complement existing expertise in genomics, spatial analysis, ecosystem ecology, and plant ecology. Teaching may include contributing to the department’s courses in microbiology, ecology, and the candidate’s area(s) of expertise. A doctoral degree and a minimum of one year of postdoctoral experience at the time of consideration are required.

Departmental faculty participate in the Biological Sciences MSc program and the interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences and Biomedical Sciences PhD programs. In addition to the College of Science and Mathematics, opportunities for collaboration are also available in WSU’s Boonshoft School of Medicine, the College of Engineering, and the Lifespan Health Research Center. Resources in support of research include genomics and proteomics facilities, a breadth of microscopy instrumentation, a greenhouse, forest preserve and nearby wetland complexes, an animal care facility, and opportunities to collaborate with individuals at numerous regional clinical, industrial, and research institutions, including the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base. A competitive start-up package will be tailored to the specific needs of the successful candidate.

WSU has nearly 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and the Department of Biological Sciences graduates approximately 150 students per year. More information about Wright State University, the Department of Biological Sciences, its graduate programs, and this open faculty position can be found at http://bit.ly/1qqhRhO. Criteria for promotion and tenure in Biological Sciences at WSU can be found at http://sciencemath. http://bit.ly/1r5NVDJ.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of research and teaching interests, and the names and contact information for three letters of reference via http://bit.ly/1qqhOCy. Additional details can be found at: http://bit.ly/1r5NVDQ. First consideration for review of applicants will begin November 17, 2014. Wright State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, is committed to an inclusive environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, females, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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*Field Assistant Job in Israel* Location: Tel Dan, upper Galilee and Carmel Mountains, Israel Time: mid October 2014 until January 2015 (~3 months) Language: english or german required Payment: Flight will be covered and there will be a small salary. *Job description* We compare how two species of the fire salamander *Salamandra salamandra* in Germany and *S. infraimmaculata* in Israel adapted to different habitat types with often fast fluctuating environ­mental conditions. For our second field season in Israel, we are looking for a self motivated, hard working field assistant. The project includes a capture-recapture study of adult salamanders at night. We will do ecological experiments about the larviposition behaviour of the female fire salamanders and the development of the larvae in the Tel Dan nature reserve. In addition, we will also collect tissue samples (tail tips) from larvae at different sites in the north of Israel and transplant larvae between different habitat types to investigate differences in gene expression. The position requires a lot of work in rainy, cool nights (down til 4°C) for a capture-recapture project. We take pictures of the adult salamanders to recognize individuals by means of the spot pattern. Night work can take 3-4 hours and sometimes several nights in one week, which can be tiring. Some sites are remote and short hikes, walks through dense vegetation and wading in muddy ditches can be required; though most sites are easy to access. At the beginning of the season we will need to dig holes and set fences in order to build an outdoor enclosure for the female salamanders. You should be familiar with collecting scientific data and have some experience in handling wild animals. It would be an advantage if you lived abroad before and if you can easily adapt to new situations. There will be regular visits at the Haifa University to see our project partners. *What to expect* The north of Israel has some wetland and the jordan river starts in this area. You can visit numerous nature parks and reserves and observe a very rich fauna: hyrax, jackals, antelopes, stellions (Agama), geckos and chameleons. In winter, the area is also home or resting place for many migrating bird species (e.g. 3 kingfisher species, cranes, hoopoes, palestine sunbirds, vultures). The climate in winter is mild, in October between 15-30° C, and from December to January between 8 - 20° C. The rainy season lasts from October until March. There will be strong rain but often followed by some dry days or weeks. Since houses are barely insulated, good cloths are of great importance. The north of Israel is as far from Gaza as possible. I was told that things stayed very calm in the north. Notwithstanding the above, there is always a danger from nearby Lebanon and Syria. The risk is lower, since we are in nature reserves and not in a big city. *How to apply?* Send a short motivation letter stating why you are interested and your CV via email to e.kuepfer@tu-bs.de. If you have any further questions about the project, dont hesitate to email me. Eliane Küpfer Zoological Institute – Evolutionary Biology University of Brunswick - Germany (Technische Universität Braunschweig) Eliane Küpfer via Gmail
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Travel Fellowships for the 12th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium The Ecological Genomics Institute (ecogen.ksu.edu) at Kansas State University has funds to support student and postdoc travel fellowships to attend the 12th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium (http://bit.ly/1ktZBTN) in Kansas City from October 31st to November 2nd 2014. International students are eligible for these fellowships. The 12th Ecological Genomics Symposium will feature an outstanding lineup of speakers that will discuss their latest research results: Zach Cheviron, University of Illinois, Evolutionary and functional genomics of high-altitude adaptation in deer mice Casandra Extavour, Harvard University, Using Drosophilid flies to understand how the development of reproductive capacity may be influenced by ecological niche Jack Gilbert, University of Chicago and Argonne. Mapping the Microbiome in Agricultural Ecology Felicity Jones, Max Planck Institute, Tbingen, Germany, Molecular mechanisms of adaptive divergence and speciation in threespine sticklebacks. Catherine Linnen, University of Kentucky, From mice to mutations: Genetic basis of adaptive coloration in Peromyscus Michael Lynch, Indiana University, Moving population-genomics forward: 5000 Daphnia pulex genomes Sean Place, Sonoma State University, Comparative transcriptomics: An alternative approach to conservation in the Southern Ocean Jesse Poland, Kansas State University, High-throughput genotype and phenotype analysis of agriculture ecosystems John Stinchcombe, University of Toronto, Ecology and genomics of life history adaptation in introduced Arabidopsis populations Alex Wilson, University of Miami, Metabolic and developmental integration of the obligate intracellular symbionts of sap feeding insects POSTER SESSIONS: A poster sessions will be held on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Poster topics should be related to the field of Ecological Genomics. A LIMITED NUMBER OF SUBMITTED POSTER ABSTRACTS WILL BE SELECTED FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS. TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS. The fellowships are supported by the American Genetics Association with the goal of increasing the cultural and scientific diversity of the young scientists at the symposium. AGA-sponsored students and post-docs will receive a free 3-year student membership in the AGA. Membership provides eligibility to compete for awards and participate in Council elections, a Journal of Heredity subscription and access to the entire 100-year Journal archive. Your application packet must include each of the following: 1. A statement that you are a United States citizen or permanent resident who is currently enrolled in a MS or PhD program or working as a postdoctoral researcher in the United States. 2. A title and abstract for a poster to be presented by the applicant. 3. A short CV/resume. Please include your gender and race and ethnicity for AGA reporting. 4. A paragraph on why you are interested in attending the symposium. 5. A brief letter of recommendation from your advisor submitted under separate cover. The letter should be sent to jenniferrhodes@ksu.edu by Monday, September 15, 2014. Complete application (items 1 to 4) should be submitted as a single pdf document to jenniferrhodes@ksu.edu. The deadline for submission is Monday, September 15, 2014 For questions about the application contact Michael Herman at mherman@ksu.edu or 785-532-6741 johnson@ksu.edu via Gmail

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Dear All We are currently advertising for new technician within the WildGenes RZSS Conservation Genetics laboratory based in Edinburgh (the laboratory is located at Edinburgh Zoo). This is a one year fixed-term position to assist our senior technician with day-to-day activities on a diverse portfolio of conservation genetics projects. The closing date is Tuesday 16 September 2014. For further information about the position and how to apply see http://bit.ly/WefZfJ. Many thanks and best wishes. Helen Dr. Helen Senn Research Scientist WildGenes Laboratory Royal Zoological Society of Scotland Edinburgh EH12 6TS UNITED KINGDOM Tel: +44 (0)131 3140333 Skype: helen.senn http://bit.ly/WefZfK http://bit.ly/1CsFStr Helen Senn via Gmail
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—_000_34E742A55D124A2ABD9803C684DD6989canisiusedu_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BIOLOGY at Canisius College - Buffalo, NY. 2 tenure-track positions for fall 2015. Both positions should contribute to the introductory biology (evolution/ecology and/or physiology) and/or the sophomore level biochemistry/cell biology sequences. Microbiology: teach an upper-level course and lab in general microbiology and one or more upper-level courses and associated labs in his/her area of specialty. The ideal candidate will also teach one or more of the following: epidemiology, parasitology, virology, toxicology, and/or immunology. A research program studying microbiology from a biochemical, cellular, and/or molecular approach and involving undergraduates is expected. Developmental Biology: teach upper-level course and lab in developmental biology and one or more upper-level courses and associated labs in his/her area of specialty. The ideal candidate will also teach one or more of the following: evolution and development, developmental genetics, medical genetics, and/or toxicology. A research program studying developmental biology using molecular techniques and involving undergraduates is expected. Candidates should complement existing expertise which includes: animal behavior/behavioral neuroscience, immunochemistry, endocrinology, cellular neurobiology, vertebrate ecology, cancer epigenetics, plant biochemistry, primatology, evolutionary biology (population genetics), evolutionary ecology/entomology, and freshwater biology. Expected to seek external funding to support scholarship. PhD is required, postdoctoral experience preferred. Send letter of application, vitae, transcripts, teaching philosophy, plan of proposed research, information for three references by 11/1/14, to Dr. Susan Aronica at hr.recruiter@canisius.edu

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, BIOLOGY at Canisius College - Buffalo, NY. 2 tenure-track positions for fall 2015. Both positions should contribute to the introductory biology (evolution/ecology and/or physiology) and/or the sophomore level biochemistry/cell biology sequences. 

Microbiology: teach an upper-level course and lab in general microbiology and one or more upper-level courses and associated labs in his/her area of specialty. The ideal candidate will also teach one or more of the following: epidemiology, parasitology, virology, toxicology, and/or immunology.  A research program studying microbiology from a biochemical, cellular, and/or molecular approach and involving undergraduates is expected.

Developmental Biology: teach upper-level course and lab in developmental biology and one or more upper-level courses and associated labs in his/her area of specialty. The ideal candidate will also teach one or more of the following: evolution and development, developmental genetics, medical genetics, and/or toxicology. A research program studying developmental biology using molecular techniques and involving undergraduates is expected.

Candidates should complement existing expertise which includes: animal behavior/behavioral neuroscience, immunochemistry, endocrinology, cellular neurobiology, vertebrate ecology, cancer epigenetics, plant biochemistry, primatology, evolutionary biology (population genetics), evolutionary ecology/entomology, and freshwater biology. Expected to seek external funding to support scholarship. PhD is required, postdoctoral experience preferred. Send letter of application, vitae, transcripts, teaching philosophy, plan of proposed research, information for three references by 11/1/14, to Dr. Susan Aronica at hr.recruiter@canisius.edu (put MICRO BIO or DEVELOP BIO in the subject, pdf preferred) or mail to HR, 2001 Main St, Buffalo, NY 14208. AA/EOE

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Job title: Postdoctoral position in computational macroevolution A postdoctoral position in computational macroevolution is available in Dan Rabosky’s lab at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. The postdoctoral researcher will be involved the development and application of methods for studying evolutionary dynamics (speciation, extinction, phenotypic evolution) across phylogenetic trees that potentially include many thousands of taxa. The project will involve either extensions or applications of the BAMM / BAMMtools software platform developed by the Rabosky lab (see http://bit.ly/1prr2sZ for more information). BAMM is a Bayesian framework for modeling complex mixtures of dynamic evolutionary processes on phylogenetic trees. The postdoctoral researcher will be involved with at least one of the following: (i) Development and implementation of new methods for modeling evolutionary dynamics from phylogenetic and/or paleontological data. An area of particular interest involves methods for combined analyses of paleontological and neontological data with BAMM. (ii) Empirical analyses of evolutionary radiations with BAMM, towards understanding why rates of speciation, extinction, and phenotypic evolution vary across the Tree of Life. (iii) Development and extensions to BAMMtools, our R package for analyzing and visualizing evolutionary dynamics from BAMM output (see examples of analyses and visualization with BAMMtools on the BAMM project website). The ideal candidate will have a background in quantitative methods in evolutionary biology and/or computational biology. Demonstrable programming ability in C/C++ and/or R is required (C++ essential for BAMM development, but not necessarily for empirical projects or BAMMtools development). Previous experience studying macroevolutionary dynamics is helpful, but we welcome applications from any area of computational biology, including population genetics, theoretical ecology, and applied mathematics. The position offers exceptional opportunities for independent research, career development, and quantitative skills training. We have an outstanding group of researchers in quantitative/computational evolutionary biology and biodiversity science in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, the Museum of Zoology, and the Museum of Paleontology at the University of Michigan. Applications should be sent to drabosky at umich.edu. Please include a cover letter describing your research interests and background, a C.V., evidence of programming experience, and contact information for three references. Start date is flexible. Any questions about the position can be directed to Dan Rabosky. Dan Rabosky via Gmail
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