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January 15, 2015

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Postdoctoral position: functional genetics of thermal adaptation in Drosophila A postdoctoral position is available at the Institute of Population Genetics, Vetmeduni Vienna (Austria). The research focus of the Institute of Population Genetics is on understanding the genetics of adaptation. In the framework of an ERC funded project we are using experimental evolution and whole genome re-sequencing of pooled individuals to identify genes involved in the adaptation to new thermal environments. We are searching for a talented postdoc to experimentally validate the identified candidates using state of the art genome editing in Drosophila simulans. The successful candidate will have experience with genome editing in Drosophila as well as Drosophila genetics. A background in evolutionary biology or population genetics is not needed, but it is expected that the future post holder will be interested to expand her/his research interest to this major research focus of the institute. Vienna is home to the VDRC Stock Center, and a high-profile Drosophila research community, most notably at the IMP (http://bit.ly/1IG0bG7) and the IMBA (http://bit.ly/1IG0dh8). In addition to a stimulating scientific environment, Vienna also offers an extraordinarily high quality of life. Affordable housing, excellent public transport, great restaurants, a range of international schools, two operas, two music centers, many theaters and museums in combination with a pleasant climate make Vienna one of the most attractive cities in Europe. The position is available from March 2015 for up to three years. The application should be emailed to christian.schloetterer@vetmeduni.ac.at as a single pdf containing CV, list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the names of three references with contact details. While the search will continue until the position is filled, applications should be received by February 15, 2015 to ensure full consideration. julia.hosp@gmail.com via Gmail

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VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT sought for 6 weeks starting mid-March 2015, to help with a study of paper wasp (Polistes) behavioural ecology in southern Spain. The work will involve helping a PhD student/postdoctoral researcher to census and observe colonies as part of experiments to elucidate the basis of helping behaviour in these wasps, which live in small colonies of via Gmail

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Dear Colleagues, I have uploaded a new version of DAMBE with two major revisions: 1. The addition of the index of translation elongation (I_TE, with four different implementations, and a number of codon tables for a subset of bacterial species). The paper detailing I_TE has been published by Genetics been chosen as one of the highlights for the February issue of Genetics (Xia, X. 2015. A Major Controversy in Codon-Anticodon Adaptation Resolved by a New Codon Usage Index (http://1.usa.gov/1B5bgPX) 2. An improvement of the search algorithm for DNAML and DNAMP. You may compare the tree from DAMBE against trees from PHYLIP’s DNAML and other programs to see the difference. Please download to use it (I have also added quite a number of undocumented features mostly related to translation initiation and prokaryotic operon structure. I will explain them in the future). For those not familiar with DAMBE, it is a comprehensive software package for data analysis in molecular biology and evolution, available free at: http://bit.ly/16O3JAO A recent release was documented in Xia, X. 2013. DAMBE5: A comprehensive software package for data analysis in molecular biology and evolution. Molecular Biology and Evolution 30:1720-1728 Best Xuhua http://bit.ly/1bVebhK http://bit.ly/16O3JAP Xuhua Xia via Gmail
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Dear Colleagues, We are please to invite you to our symposium on “Reframing the demography vs. selection debate using 21st century models and data,” which will be held at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) in Vienna on July 12-16, 2015. The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 8th, 2015. Symposium summary: The importance of natural selection versus population history at shaping genetic variation is at the core of population genetics and has been debated for decades. However, there is a deep interplay between these two evolutionary forces. For example, recent studies have determined that demographic processes have shaped patterns of segregating deleterious variation in humans and that ancient admixture has provided new adaptive alleles on which selection has acted. Further, it is becoming increasingly clear that natural selection can confound demographic inference from genomic data. Due to the wealth of DNA sequence data from multiple model and non-model taxa, ancient and modern genomes, it is now possible to study the interplay between selection and demography at a higher resolution than was previously feasible. However, even with more data, these topics are not without controversy.
This symposium will feature theoretical and empirical advances in studying the interplay betwe en demography and selection using genomic data. It will include a timely discussion of complex population genetic models that simultaneously model both processes. This symposium will be of interest to a broad audience because it will provide fresh perspectives on a classic and highly relevant topic in population genetics. Invited speakers: Anna Di Rienzo (http://bit.ly/1Aihzuh) Brenna Henn (http://bit.ly/1sErBY3) Deadline: Submissions of abstracts are open until February 8th, 2015. For more information about SMBE 2015, please go to http://smbe2015.at/ Hope to see you there! Emiia Huerta-Sanchez, PhD Assistant Professor Molecular Cell Biology, School of Natural Sciences University ​of California, Merced emiliahsc@ucmerced.edu Kirk Lohmueller, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of California, Los Angeles klohmueller@ucla.edu via Gmail

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It is my sad duty to inform his colleagues and friends here that Prof. Bruce Wallace passed away on Monday, January 12, 2015, at the age of 94. Details of any memorial services, obituaries, etc. will be posted here as they are forthcoming from his family. Bruce Turner Please post this elsewhere as you think appropriate, Bruce Turner via Gmail
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Dear colleague, The Comparative & Integrative Genomics lab (Ghent University - VIB, Belgium) is currently looking for a *PhD student in Bioinformatics* to work on a research project focusing on Plant Regulatory Genomics. Our mission: Our objective is to extract biological knowledge from large-scale experimental data sets using data integration, comparative sequence and expression analysis, and network exploration. We try to identify new aspects of genome biology, especially in the area of gene function prediction, gene regulation and evolutionary biology. Job description * tackle specific research questions about gene regulation through the integration of experimental -omics data types (e.g. RNA-Seq and ChIP-Seq) and computational biology methods * develop and apply automatic data processing routines as well as comparative genomics methods to infer regulatory networks across different plant species * scientific research towards a PhD degree (4 year period) in the framework of a FWO funded research project * work in close collaboration with colleague PhD students * requirement of attending and presenting your work at international scientific meetings * publish in peer-reviewed international journals Your profile * you have a master in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or a degree of Bioscience engineering * you are enthusiastic about scientific research and have a strong interest in computer science, genomics and biology * you are familiar with Linux/Unix and have knowledge of Python, Perl or Java * you have good communication & writing skills * you are proficient in English * you are a pro-active team player More info here: http://bit.ly/1AqeRI4 Thanks to forward this message to potential candidates in your network. via Gmail
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MSU Museum Director Position Michigan State University seeks a dynamic leader with the ability to generate and execute a vision for the future to serve as director of its AAM-accredited science and culture museum. Founded in 1857 as part of the university’s land-grant mission, the MSU Museum > serves university and worldwide academic communities, scholars, and public audiences through research, exhibitions, public programs, and services. MSU itself began as a bold experiment that democratized higher education and helped bring science and innovation into everyday life. The director will advance the Museum’s mission of scholarly research and public engagement, provide sound management and fiscal direction, and balance the needs and interests of multiple constituencies. The director will engage in fundraising as part of the University’s Capital Campaign, and seek external support from public and private foundations that advance scholarship, technology, education, exhibitions, and distance learning activities at the Museum. The director will enhance partnerships between the MSU Museum and other academic units on campus as well as regional and national organizations where interests align in research, teaching, exhibits, and public programs. The MSU Museum has significant science and culture collections that include approximately one million specimens and objects in Anthropology, Natural Science, Folk Arts and History. It is comprised of 30 full-time and part-time administrative, faculty, curatorial and support staff. The museum building contains exhibits, natural science collections, and office space. Additional science and culture collections are housed in three other campus buildings. The collections are accessible through multiple national and international electronic databases. Staff members are engaged in exhibition development, including a traveling exhibition service. They are involved locally, nationally and internationally in research, scholarship, development of collections, and electronic access to collections data. Staff members also work with diverse communities on research and programming. The MSU Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate, a CITES-registered scientific institution, and a partner with the Michigan Council of Arts and Cultural Affairs in select statewide programs. The Office of the Provost administers the MSU Museum; the director reports to the Associate Provost for University Outreach and Engagement. MSU Colleges of Arts and Letters, Social Science, Natural Science, Education, and Agriculture and Natural Resources/Extension provide funding and staff to the Museum. The Museum cultivates and maintains interdisciplinary linkages across campus, particularly in college-based programs in the sciences, arts and humanities, and international studies. The MSU Museum Council includes members of the community and campus who facilitate public engagement and serve as an advisory group to the director. The ideal candidate will have: - a vision for an innovative trans-disciplinary university museum - executive leadership experience, including experience with accreditation and/or best practices in professional museum standards - a proven track record of sound fiscal management - demonstrated success in fundraising and attracting new membership - evidence of successful collaboration with diverse stake-holders - a terminal degree in a discipline related to Museum collections or comparable work experience - a record of scholarship and research. Position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2015. To apply, please submit a cover letter of interest, a full curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and three representative scholarly publications through the MSU COMPASS application system https://jobs.msu.edu for job posting #0659. For inquiries and additional information, contact the chair of the search committee, Professor Margaret Crocco (croccom@msu.edu). Michigan State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women and members of minorities are strongly encouraged. Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodation. “Cybil Nicole Cavalieri "Nikki"” via Gmail
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We are organizing a symposium titled $B!H(BThe role of monoamines in modulating behavior$B!I(B at the Ninth International Conference of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry, to take place in Krakow, Poland from August 23-28, 2015. The description of the symposium is pasted below, at the end of this message. The conference registration opens on January 25, and we would like to be able to include a list of confirmed speakers by that date. At this time, the conference fees have not been announced. There may be fee waivers available to invited speakers on a limited basis, but there are no funds available to cover travel expenses. More information about the conference can be found at http://bit.ly/1c2HzR3. Please respond with a tentative title and abstract by January 21 to ensure your inclusion as an invited speaker in both the general announcement for the conference, and in our symposium. Later replies may still be considered for inclusion in the symposium as regular (non-invited) attendees. Replies should be sent to jaime.grace@ucdenver.edu Best wishes, John Swallow Jaime Grace Andrew Bubak Organizing committee Symposium: The role of monoamines in modulating behavior Monoamines, such as serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline, have a variety of essential physiological roles in modulating animal behavior. Furthermore, the evolutionary conservation of these aminergic systems spans across both vertebrates and invertebrates, having comparable effects in such diverse processes as learning and memory, aggression, mating behaviors and reproduction, stress responses, and locomotion. Outstanding research is currently being conducted in this field, uncovering remarkable similarities in neural circuitries even among highly divergent taxa, such as Drosophila and humans. Investigating the neural mechanisms involved in the monoaminergic modulation of behavior across a variety of taxonomically distant species can provide researchers with a better understanding of the origins and functions of these systems. The goal of this symposium is to provide a venue in which colleagues, researching invertebrates and vertebrates, both model and nonmodel, can present their recent and groundbreaking work in this exciting area of biology. We hope this symposium will encourage and stimulate a dialogue on the similarities of monoaminergic function in a wide variety of animals and ultimately promote future comparative approaches when investigating behavioral modulation. jaimegrace@gmail.com via Gmail

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—Apple-Mail=_7A189FCE-5B01-4E19-88A5-24E51CFD6EAE Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Job title: Postdoctoral position in computational evolutionary biology / phylogenetics A postdoctoral position in computational evolutionary biology / phylogenetics 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 extensions 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 development and implementation of new methods for modeling evolutionary dynamics from phylogenetic and/or paleontological data. An area of particular interest involves combined analyses of paleontological and neontological data with BAMM. An additional objective involves development of BAMMtools, our R package for analyzing and visualizing evolutionary dynamics from BAMM output. The ideal candidate will have a background in computational biology and/or quantitative methods in evolutionary biology. Programming experience in C/C++ and/or R is required. Previous experience studying macroevolution 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 UM Museum of Zoology, and the UM Museum of Paleontology. 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. Any questions about the position can be directed to Dan Rabosky. _____________________ Dan Rabosky Assistant Professor & Curator of Herpetology Museum of Zoology & Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1079 USA drabosky@umich.edu http://bit.ly/1prr2sZ —Apple-Mail=_7A189FCE-5B01-4E19-88A5-24E51CFD6EAE Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii

Job title: Postdoctoral position in computational evolutionary biology / phylogeneticsA postdoctoral position in computational evolutionary biology / phylogenetics 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 extensions 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 ph ylogenetic trees. The postdoctoral researcher will be involved with development and implementation of new methods for modeling evolutionary dynamics from phylogenetic and/or paleontological data. An area of particular interest involves combined analyses of paleontological and neontological data with BAMM. An additional objective involves development of BAMMtools, our R package for analyzing and visualizing evolutionary dynamics from BAMM output.The ideal candidate will have a background in computational biology and/or quantitative methods in evolutionary biology. Programming experience in C/C++ and/or R is required. Previous experience studying macroevolution 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 quantita tive 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 UM Museum of Zoology, and the UM Museum of Paleontology.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. Any questions about the position can be directed to Dan Rabosky. _____________________Dan RaboskyAssistant Professor & Curator of HerpetologyMuseum of Zoology &Department of Ecology and Evolutionary BiologyUniversity of MichiganAnn Arbor, MI 48109-1079 USAdrabosky@umich.eduhttp://bit.ly/1prr2sZ —Apple-Mail=_7A189FCE-5B01-4E19-88A5-24E51CFD6EA via Gmail
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A postdoc position (funded up to 4 years) and a PhD student position (funded up to 5 years) are available in the Moran lab at Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (HUJI). These positions will be funded by a new European Research Council (ERC) project aimed to shed new light on the evolution of post-transcriptional regulation by microRNAs. In our lab we use the sea anemone *Nematostella vectensis* as a model and employ various biochemical, genetic, microscopic and computational approaches to answer our questions. The fellowships associated with the project are at the very high end of Israeli standards and the successful candidates will also receive funds for attending relevant international workshops and conferences. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) is Israel’s premier university. HUJI has been ranked among the top universities in the world in two comprehensive surveys conducted by The Times Higher Education Supplement of London and Shanghai University. The host lab is located at the Natural Sciences campus, where a wide range of available technical services and facilities enable the cutting-edge research in various fields of Life Sciences. Our department is highly international and the lab working language is English. The suitable candidate should have experience in standard biochemical and molecular biology techniques. Having prior experience in microscopy and/or computational analysis of HiSeq data is an advantage. More details about our research group can be found online at yehumoran.com Interested candidates are welcome to contact Yehu Moran (yehu.moran@mail.huji.ac.il). Please send a CV, list of publications and contact details of 2-3 referees. Yehu Moran Yehu Moran via Gmail
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A postdoc position (funded up to 4 years) and a PhD student position (funded up to 5 years) are available in the Moran lab at Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel (HUJI). These positions will be funded by a new European Research Council (ERC) project aimed to shed new light on the evolution of post-transcriptional regulation by microRNAs. In our lab we use the sea anemone *Nematostella vectensis* as a model and employ various biochemical, genetic, microscopic and computational approaches to answer our questions. The fellowships associated with the project are at the very high end of Israeli standards and the successful candidates will also receive funds for attending relevant international workshops and conferences. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) is Israel’s premier university. HUJI has been ranked among the top universities in the world in two comprehensive surveys conducted by The Times Higher Education Supplement of London and Shanghai University. The host lab is located at the Natural Sciences campus, where a wide range of available technical services and facilities enable the cutting-edge research in various fields of Life Sciences. Our department is highly international and the lab working language is English. The suitable candidate should have experience in standard biochemical and molecular biology techniques. Having prior experience in microscopy and/or computational analysis of HiSeq data is an advantage. More details about our research group can be found online at yehumoran.com Interested candidates are welcome to contact Yehu Moran (yehu.moran@mail.huji.ac.il). Please send a CV, list of publications and contact details of 2-3 referees. Yehu Moran via Gmail
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Dear Evoldir members, I am pleased to announce that three fully-funded PhD studentships are available in the Evolutionary Biology Group at the University of Hull, UK, starting September 2015. The studentships are as follows (please follow the links for more information or contact the first supervisors for informal enquiries): 1. Untangling molecular food webs to investigate the impact of invasive predators on whole communities and ecosystem services Supervisors: Dr Lori Lawson Handley (l.lawson-handley@hull.ac.uk), Dr Bernd Haenfling, Dr Darren Evans (Hull), Dr Helen Roy (Centre for Ecology & Hydrology), Prof Neil Boonham (FERA) 2. Rapid biodiversity monitoring of freshwater pond diversity using environmental DNA: Supervisors: Developing state-of-the-art tools to inform wetland management Dr Bernd Hnfling (b.haenfling@hull.ac.uk), Dr Lori Lawson Handley, Dr Phil Wheeler (Hull), Prof Neil Boonham (FERA) 3. Discovering and monitoring endangered Triops cancriformis populations in ephemeral ponds Supervisors: Dr Africa Gmez (a.gomez@hull.ac.uk), Dr Bernd Hnfling, (Hull) Dr Larry Griffin (Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust), Prof Neil Boonham (FERA) Please note the closing date is ***2nd February***, so please forward this advert to anyone you think might be interested or contact us and apply as soon as possible Many thanks and best wishes for the new year Lori Dr Lori Lawson Handley School of Biological, Biomedical and Environmental Sciences University of Hull Cottingham Rd, Hull, HU6 7RX U.K. Tel 0044 1482 462061 Email l.lawson-handley@hull.ac.uk http://bit.ly/1x3ZUFv Twitter: @Calvia14 L.Lawson-Handley@hull.ac.uk via Gmail
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January 14, 2015

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Two separate PhD projects are available with my group in the School Biology, University of Leeds, UK, for UK and EU students. 1. Ecological Genomics of UK and European Bats. NERC-DTP funded project, closing date 2nd Feb 2015. More details here: http://bit.ly/1u5NEZv 2. Emerging infectious diseases (flexible topic disease ecology/evolutionary genomics of disease vectors). University of Leeds 110 Anniversary Research Scholarships. Closing date 29th January 2015. More details here: http://bit.ly/1u5NH7P Dr Simon Goodman ===========================================================Dr Simon Goodman School of Biology Manton Building University of Leeds Clarendon Way Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK Tel: +44-(0)113-3432561, Fax: +44-(0)113-3432835 Email: s.j.goodman@leeds.ac.uk Skype: simon.j.goodman Twitter: @DrSimon_Goodman =========================================================== via Gmail

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When a seed germinates determines the seasonal environment experienced by a plant throughout its life, and germination phenology is one of the very first phenotypes expressed by plants during ontogeny. As such, germination phenology is subject to extremely strong natural selection, especially during early stages of adaptation. Moreover, germination co-evolves with seed dispersal, mating system, and reproductive strategy to determine plant life cycles and demographic dynamics of plant populations. This working group will test the importance of germination adaptations in delimiting species niche and range limits, both in the past and in response to changed environments. More generally, this topic pertains to the identification of key traits associated with adaptation to environmental change, and the role that early life-stage traits and traits associated with habitat selection contribute to these dynamics. The focus on germination provides a clear and tractable system for addressing general evolutionary and ecological questions concerning the interactions between ontogeny and adaptation, trait coevolution, and the roles of habitat selection and organismal responses to their environment in niche evolution. It also will contribute tangibly to efforts to predict plant responses to environmental change. The group will compile and analyze a comprehensive data set on germination and dormancy, combined with data on niche breadth, geographic range, and life history, in order to test hypotheses concerning trait coevolution and species range limits. The group will also theoretically explore interactions between ontogeny and adaptation, theoretically model trait coevolution via habitat selection and bet hedging, and develop phenological models of integrated life histories that include germination in order to predict plant responses to environmental change.
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NERC-funded PhD studentship available for anthropological genetics at Imperial College London. Attention students looking to do a PhD in human evolutionary genetics. We are currently accepting applications for a PhD student to be co-supervised by Dr. Jason Hodgson and Prof. Miguel Araujo. The title of the project is “Understanding the relationship between tsetse flies, trypanosomiasis, and humans in rural Africa using population genomics and ecological niche modelling.” Details can be found at: http://bit.ly/1sxm6Lx The project will require a fun mix of fieldwork, lab work, and an integrated analytical approach employing population genomics and ecological niche modelling. Applications need to be received by January 25th, 2015. Directions for how to apply can be found at: http://bit.ly/1GOsKy8 Please contact me with any queries: j.hodgson@imperial.ac.uk Eligibility for the studentship is limited to those with ‘settled status’ in the UK (i.e. no restrictions on how long you can stay in the UK, you have been ordinarily resident in the UK for three years prior to the start of the studentship, for non EU-nationals you have not been residing in the UK wholly for educational purposes). jason.a.hodgson@gmail.com via Gmail

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Fish Genomics and Genetics Great Lakes Genetics/Genomics Laboratory, University of Toledo Lake Erie Center, Toledo, OH Closing Date: February 28, 2015 Web Address: http://bit.ly/1seQy6U Description The research project is to help develop, test, and publish a Next-generation sequence assay for detecting and identifying all Great Lakes native and invasive fish species, including those anticipated to invade, from environmental DNA and plankton samples. The postdoctoral research associate will organize large DNA sequence databases, train and co-supervise students and technicians, and be thoroughly competent and experienced in bioinformatics, DNA extraction, PCR, DNA sequencing, and population genetic and systematic evolutionary data analyses. Qualifications Ph.D. degree required in hand. Publication of Ph.D. results in peer-reviewed journals required. Excellent recommendation from former advisors required. Teaching and supervisory experience preferred. Grant funding record preferred. Data management experience, bioinformatics, and data analysis experience in molecular phylogenetics and population genetics required. DNA extraction, PCR, DNA Sequencing (both Sanger and Illumina MiSeq), sequence alignment and GenBank experience required. Familiarity with QIIME, Unix/Linux operating systems and writing script in Perl is a plus. Strong communication (written, oral) skills required. Experience in working with fishes strongly preferred. Strong personnel interaction skills and experience in training others required. Oral research presentation experience at national or international scientific conferences required. Fish specimen collection experience Vstrongly preferred. How to Apply Send (1) cover letter, (2) CV, (3) 2 letters of reference, (4) copies of graduate and undergraduate transcripts via .pdf to Dr. Stepien at carol.stepien@utoledo.edu. Competitive salary, full benefits. Beautiful well-funded lab (by NSF, USEPA, ARS, Sea Grant) on Lake Erie (with view) at Lake Erie Center field station 20-25 minutes from main University of Toledo campus. The Great Lakes Genetics Laboratory currently has another post-doc, 3 Ph.D. students, a full-time technician, and 2 undergraduate researchers. The University of Toledo is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and Educator and is committed to increasing the diversity of our campus. Contact Carol Stepien Distinguished University Professor and Director Lake Erie Center and Dept. Environmental Sciences 6200 Bayshore Rd. Toledo, OH 43615 Phone: 4195308362 Fax: 4195308399 carol.stepien@utoledo.edu “Klymus, Katy Elizabeth” via Gmail
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SMBE SYMPOSIUM ON MICRO-EVO-DEVO – VIENNA JULY 12-16TH 2015. Title: ‘Micro-evo-devo: using natural variation to explain the how and why of phenotypic evolution’ Invited Speaker: Marie Anne-Felix (Institute of Biology of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris) Dear colleagues, we would like to welcome you to submit your abstract to our symposium on Micro- Evo- Devo. Micro-evo-devo synthesises population genetics and evolutionary developmental biology to take advantage of natural variation to explain the genetic and developmental bases, and fitness consequence of phenotypic change, as well as the evolutionary forces that have shaped it. Therefore, this symposium will highlight how the integrative framework of micro-evo-devo has great potential to explain how and why phenotypic diversity among populations has evolved. This symposium will provide a platform for the most recent advances using established models and attract researchers using recent advances in sequencing and genome editing technologies to investigate phenotypic evolution in emerging models. We expect that our proposed symposium will serve to consolidate this growing community and help the field to realise its full potential to enhance our understanding of the evolution of biological diversity. Registration and abstract submission deadline is Feb 8, 2015 (http://bit.ly/1FUHrVk). Please feel free to contact us directly in case you have any question. Looking forward to seeing you in Vienna! Luisa Pallares (pallares@evolbio.mpg.de) Daniela Nunes (msantos-nunes@brookes.ac.uk) Alistair McGregor (amcgregor@brookes.ac.uk) Daniela Santos Nunes via Gmail
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—Boundary_(ID_N9myiXleYvkwr809UZflcA) Content-type: text/plain; charset=Windows-1252 Content-transfer-encoding: QUOTED-PRINTABLE Field Assistants Required-North American red squirrels Kluane, Yukon, Canada We are looking for 3 volunteers to assist with fieldwork for the period of February 20 to the end of May, 2015, and a further 5 volunteers from May through August (please note: there is the exciting possibility of linking this position with a sister study’ on Columbian ground squirrels in Alberta. See below). The positions are part of a long-term study of red squirrel population dynamics. As a member of the study, assistants will be involved with monitoring the reproduction and survival of individuals. Fieldwork will involve live-trapping and handling of animals, radio-telemetry, behavioural observation, and climbing trees to find young in nests. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience working with a collaborative research team on a long-term study of a wild mammal. All fieldwork is carried out in the beautiful backdrop of southwestern Yukon, Canada. We will be staying at a rustic field station two hours from Whitehorse. Food and accommodation are provided. Volunteers are required to provide for their own travel to Edmonton, Alberta; however, travel from Edmonton to the field station (and back again!) is provided. Training will be provided and no experience is necessary, but candidates should have an interest in a number of the following: ecology, evolutionary biology, wildlife, field biology, and animal behaviour. The field camp is remote and low tech (no showers, cell phone service, or internet), so successful applicants must enjoy the outdoors and be able to remain a positive and responsible team member under relatively isolated and demanding conditions. Candidates must be in good physical condition, be willing to climb trees, and have an enthusiasm for learning. We work on squirrel time’, which often involves long work days; as such, applicants must have a strong work ethic. That said, the atmosphere at squirrel camp is friendly and inclusive, and this area is one of the most beautiful in Canada. Columbian ground squirrel study: We are also involved with a similar long-term study on Columbian ground squirrels in Kananaskis, Alberta. We are thus able to provide the opportunity for interested applicants to be involved with both programs. Volunteers would begin work on red squirrels in February and switch to ground squirrels for May to August 31. Both projects use a similar approach (lifetime monitoring using live-trapping and observation), but are conducted in two different landscapes and on species differing in natural history (e.g., winter-active vs. hibernating). If you are interested in this joint opportunity, please see our advertisement on this webpage and mention it in your application. If you wish to apply for one of these posts then please send a CV with a cover letter and contact details for three references (with e-mail addresses), by email to Ainsley Sykes (contact info below), by January 30, 2015. Contact: Ainsley Sykes via email: asykes@ualberta.ca Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta Twitter: @KluaneSquirrels —Boundary_(ID_N9myiXleYvkwr809UZflcA) Content-type: text/html; charset=Windows-1252 Content-transfer-encoding: QUOTED-PRINTABLE

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Research Associate Position in Single Cell Phylogenomics University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada The Department of Botany seeks a well-trained highly motivated and enthusiastic individual interested in exploring the evolutionary biology of complex microbial life and their organelles using single cell genomics methods coupled with phylogenomic analyses as a Research Associate. The applicant must have a PhD or equivalent and at least three additional years of research experience. Expertise in eukaryotic biodiversity and evolutionary history, and the application of single cell genomics methods (genomic and transcriptomic datasets) and phylogenic analyses are essential. The applicant must have excellent written and oral communication skills and be highly organised. Basic molecular biology and analyses techniques are also highly desirable. The candidate must have a proven record of publication in significant journals in the field.The position is available starting May 15 2015 for an initial period of one year with a possibility for extension subject to a satisfactory performance and funding. To apply, please send a cover letter outlining research experience and interest, a curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for 3 referees to Patrick Keeling, Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, 3529-6270 University Boulevard, Vancouver, B. C. V6T 1Z4, Canada. Email pkeeling@mail.ubc.ca. Fax (604) 822-6089. Closing date is Feb. 16, 2015. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. via Gmail

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