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November 8, 2014
—============_-796749693==_ma===========Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”us-ascii” ; format=”flowed” GRADUATE POSITIONS AT UC BERKELEY A PhD position is available at UC Berkeley as part of a project that seeks to merge two disparate areas of research to understand patterns of biodiversity, (1) a broad ecological approach which provides insights into how species assemble and interact in a community; (2) a lineage based approach which focuses on how arthropod species adapt, diversity, or decline over time. We integrate these two approaches by using a system of age-structured biological communities on the youngest of the Hawaiian Islands (Hawaii), and comparing these to communities on the next older island of Maui. Within Hawaii Island, lineages of organisms are actively diversifying, while the community and food web contexts in which they are embedded are changing with the development of their habitats. The system is relatively simple ecologically, but importantly it represents an environmental chronosequence, allowing for a “space-for-time” substitution. The project (part of NSF’s “Dimensions in Biodiversity” http://1.usa.gov/1AEtt7z ) will look at priority, sequence, and associated interaction strengths among members of a community as it develops, and hence how biodiversity is generated, assembled, and lost. Students interested in any one of the following are encouraged to apply: (1) macroecological metrics of diversity and abundance of species and how these might change over time; (2) dynamics of predator-prey or other interactions between species; (3) evolutionary adaptation and speciation. Data to be analyzed will include molecular, morphological, ecological, and/or behavioral characters, and will involve macroecological, macroevolutionary, and population genetic and phylogenetic analyses. A single student will focus on one aspect of the project, though interest in the integration between ecological and evolutionary approaches is encouraged. Project PIs and contributors at UC Berkeley are: Rosemary Gillespie, Patrick O’Grady, George Roderick & Kari Goodman in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM); John Harte, Neo Martinez in the Energy and Resources Group, and Rasmus Nielsen in the Department of Integrative Biology (IB). Other PIs and constirbutors are Dan Gruner (U Maryland) Don Price (U. Hawaii Hilo,), Kerry Shaw (Cornell), and Diana Percy (Natural History Museum, London) Interested students should email Rosemary Gillespie Applications to UC Berkeley for Fall 2015 must be received by Dec 1, 2014. For details see: http://bit.ly/1tLcfyS via Gmail
We’re inviting applications for the 2015 Quantitative Genetics & Genomics Gordon Research Seminar (February 21-22 in Tuscany, Italy), followed by the Quantitative Genetics & Genomics Gordon Research Conference (February 22-27). http://bit.ly/1AEtt7r The seminar will feature 10 talks by outstanding PhD students and post-docs, selected from abstracts submitted by 21 November. The talks at the conference are given by world-renowned scientists - the topics and speakers are listed below. Both the seminar and conference provide a unique forum for young researchers to interact with each other and with leaders in genetics of human, animal, plant, model organism, and natural populations. To this end, attendance at the conference is capped at 180 participants. This means you really get a chance to talk to everyone from breakfast to the drinks after dinner - interaction is key at this meeting. Apply to the Gordon Research Seminar before 21 November to give a talk. The best talk will be awarded a prize in recognition. We hope to see you at the seminar! 2015 Quantitative Genetics & Genomics Gordon Research Seminar Chairs Julia Steinberg (University of Oxford) Frank Albert (UCLA) via Gmail
Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Bioinformatics at the Faculty of Engineering and Science. Ref 108/14 The University of Agder (UiA) invites applications for a full-time fixed-term appointment as Post-doctoral Research Fellow in Bioinformatics at the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Natural Sciences for a period of two years. The position will mainly be located in Kristiansand, Norway. However, the appointee may be required to stay for a period at the Institute of Marine Research, Fldevigen (IMR). The preferred start date is 1 May 2015 (negotiable with the department). The marine group at the Department of Natural Sciences includes 4 professors, 4 associate professors one Post-doc and currently three PhD fellows are associated. The post-doctoral fellow will also benefit from the Center for Coastal Research (CCR), recently established in cooperation with University of Oslo, Institute of Marine Research, GRID-Arendal, NIVA, Telemark University College (http://on.fb.me/1uL21Cm). The postdoctoral-fellow will primarily work in an ongoing international project entitled Adaptation or plasticity as response to large scale translocations and harvesting over a climatic gradient in the marine ecosystem? funded by the Research Council of Norway (RCN) under the Havkyst programme. This project aims at improving our understanding of adaptive process in marine fish in response to human and climatic stressors. During its development, large datasets will be generated by means of Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) approaches, focusing the analysis on Rads and transcriptomics data. The candidate will also have the opportunity to get involved in other ongoing projects at CCR as well as to develop own initiatives. The post-doctoral fellow will be expected to take part in a binding cooperation with the research group and contribute to an active research environment that will give opportunities for personal and professional development. The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused, and independent manner. During the assessment process emphasis will be placed on the applicants PhD work, examination results as well as any other previous research and development work. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised. The successful candidate should hold a PhD in bioinformatics, computer science or a closely related field. Applicants with a PhD in marine genomics and strong computational skills or a PhD in medical science and experience in NGS data analysis are also welcome. The qualified candidate should have experience with the major techniques in Bioinformatics. In addition, he/she will be familiar with Linux/Unix systems as well as programming in script-based language, e.g. Python and/or Perl. Teaching experience from college or university level is an advantage as some teaching tasks may be expected. Information about the appointment criteria for a Post-doctoral Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the Post of Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident, available for downloadhere . The Norwegian public service is committed to reflect the diversity of society and the personnel policy of the University of Agder aims to achieve a balanced workforce. All qualified persons are therefore encouraged to apply for the position irrespective of cultural background, gender, age or disability. Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews and with permission from the applicant the University will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Appointment is made by the University of Agders Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions. The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the public service. The position is remunerated according to the State salary scale, salary plan 17.510, code 1352, scale 24, salary grade 57 -72 (NOK 482.800-639.500). A 2 % compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions. For information on salary grades, see here. Applicants are asked to submit their application and CV online. Please use the link Send application. The following documentation should be submitted online. * Diplomas, transcripts and letters of reference * Complete list of scientific publications * A description of research interests, background for the problem that the applicant wishes to study and its relevance for the above mentioned project In addition, the following documents in three hard copies should be submitted to University of Agder, c/o HR Department, att. HR-adviser Richard Lislevand, Post Box 422, NO-4604 Kristiansand, Norway, quoting Ref. no. 108/14: * Doctoral dissertation * A maximum of ten (10) scholarly and other relevant publications which the applicant wishes to include for assessment The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete documentation in a sufficient number of copies within the closing date. Without complete documentation we cannot, unfortunately, include you in the assessment process. The application and all other information must be submitted, preferably in English, but even Norwegian, Danish or Swedish will be accepted. Closing date: 20.12.14. Further information about the position may be obtained by contacting Associate Professor Enrique Blanco Gonzalez, phone +47 454 96 531, e-mail: email@example.com, or Personell Adviser Anne Bergit Jrgensen, +47 38 14 11 40, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on working at UiA, see here . In accordance with 25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the name of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the intention to exercise this right. Enrique Blanco Gonzales via Gmail
Job announcement: CISAB Lab Director The Center for Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB) is seeking a Research Associate to serve as the director of a common research laboratory housed in the Department of Biology that serves animal behaviorists studying the genetic and neuroendocrine basis of behavior. The successful candidate will be expected to perform a range of molecular, genetic and endocrine techniques (e.g., PCR, genotyping, sequencing, steroid and protein hormone assays, western blots, microsatellite analysis with GeneMapper software), train students in these procedures, and supervise the general operations of the laboratory (safety, supplies, personnel, regulatory compliance). A Masters degree or equivalent required, prior experience in at least some of the needed techniques is expected. The successful candidate must be able to work with a diverse group of people; a three-year commitment is expected. A competitive salary plus benefits provided. December 1, 2014 start date possible. To apply, submit a letter of application & CV that lists the names and contact information for three references to http://bit.ly/1xkbpM5 or Attn: Dee Verostko, 1001 E. Third Street, Bloomington, IN 47405-3700. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but for best consideration, apply by November 15, 2014. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Kimberly Rosvall via Gmail
—Apple-Mail=_0C37D857-6481-46F7-A2C6-50787330B95D Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8 Dear all, We have a phD position in our lab (MarECon, University of Groningen, NL) to work on ecological and evolutionary genomics of marine mammals. The full description of the the PhD position can be found using this URL: http://bit.ly/1xsz5fj Complete applications should be submitted using the online application link “Apply” (at the bottom of the advertise) before 14 November 2014. Information on the PhD can be found in the advertise (http://bit.ly/1xsz5fj ) and by emailing to me (email@example.com , DO NOT use for applications) Groningen, Netherlands: http://bit.ly/1qZlSFB The University of Groningen (RuG): http://bit.ly/1rKZ4ym CEES: http://bit.ly/1qZlSVO MarECon: http://bit.ly/1rKZ1Te Best regards, Michael C Fontaine via Gmail
ESEB SYMPOSIUM ON GENES AND ALLELES UNDERLYING ADAPTATION Dear Colleagues: We would like to invite you to attend and/or contribute to the ESEB symposium HOW TO IDENTIFY AND TEST THE LOCI AND ALLELES UNDERLYING ADAPTATION? which will take place at the 15th Congress of the European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB), in Lausanne, Switzerland, 10 - 14 August 2015. INVITED SPEAKERS: Felicity Jones (FML, Max Planck Institute, Tbingen, Germany) Alistair McGregor (Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK) ORGANIZERS: Paul Schmidt (University of Pennsylvania) Thomas Flatt (University of Lausanne) SYMPOSIUM DESCRIPTION: To understand the mechanisms underlying adaptation, causal molecular variants, genes and pathways must be identified, characterized and ultimately experimentally verified. To this end, various methods for outlier detection, QTL mapping, and association studies have provided a wealth of candidates for phenotypes of interest, the response to artificial and natural selection, and adaptive differentiation within and among taxa. Recent advances in whole-genome sequencing allow an unprecedented, comprehensive evaluation of genotype-phenotype associations. However, one major issue with whole-genome screens is whether any given candidate actually represents a true positive: population structure and demography, the number of independent chromosomes, statistical power, and other complications are known to generate false positives. Thus, one of the emerging challenges in evolutionary genomics is to unambiguously identify and empirically validate candidates identified in omics-level screens. The goal of our symposium is to discuss and showcase how to best identify and validate candidate variants, genes, and pathways. Specifically, the symposium aims to (1) evaluate methods by which candidates are identified and investigated; (2) generate discussion regarding the significance of functional validation of identified candidates in quantitative, ecological and evolutionary genetics; and (3) present some of the best current research related to functional identification and validation. WEBSITE (see symposium no. 18): http://bit.ly/1AEbj5O The site for registration for the ESEB meeting and for abstract submission for this symposium is now open at: http://bit.ly/1rIZnbW DEADLINE for abstract submission for contributed talks and posters: 10 January 2015. We are interested in receiving abstract submissions reporting studies that seek to identify AND validate ecologically and evolutionarily relevant phenotypic effects of candidate genes and alleles in the wild or the laboratory. Abstracts will be evaluated by the symposium organizers and will be selected for either oral or poster presentation by early March. When submitting your abstract please state your preference (talk, poster) during the submission process. Submitted talks will be 17 min each, including discussion, plus 3 min to change rooms. The overall time window allotted to each symposium will be decided by the congress committee, depending on the number and quality of submissions. We are looking forward to seeing you in beautiful Lausanne! Paul & Thomas. - via Gmail
Please note that there was a typo in the application deadline in the previous posting. The deadline is Dec. 5, 2014. The corrected version is below. ***** Full Professorship of Evolutionary Biology: Munich, Germany As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social studies, to medicine and the natural sciences. The LMU Faculty of Biology http://bio.lmu.de/ invites applications for a Full Professorship (W3) of Evolutionary Biology (Chair) commencing on October 01, 2015. The successful applicant is expected to carry out internationally recognized research that uses state-of-the-art approaches and techniques (e.g. genomics/transcriptomics) to study evolutionary processes, such as speciation, evolutionary adaptation, or ecological interactions, at the population level. The research program should allow close collaborations with established research groups in the LMU Faculty of Biology and the HighTech-Campus Grosshadern-Martinsried. The LMU Faculty of Biology provides a scientifically strong environment and excellent facilities for experiments. The professor is expected to contribute to the teaching of existing courses, as well as develop new modules in evolutionary biology for our bachelor and master programs. Prerequisites for this position are a university and a doctoral degree, teaching skills at university level, excellent academic achievements and a productive and promising research program. LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples. LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference. Further information concerning the LMU’s equal opportunity policy can be obtained from Prof. B. Neuhaus (firstname.lastname@example.org), concerning teaching from Prof. H. Jung (email@example.com), concerning the structure of the Faculty from Prof. Leonhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, list of publications, a brief summary of present and future research interests, proof of teaching experience, five selected reprints and copies of relevant documents as an electronic file, together with the completed submission form (Vorlage fur Bewerber) available on the website: http://bit.ly/1unvBNp before Dec. 5, 2014 to the email-address: email@example.com (addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Prof. Dr. Heinrich Leonhardt, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Großhaderner Str. 2, 82152 Planegg-Martinsried, Germany. A German version of the job ad can be found at: http://bit.ly/1sbdQLp John Parsch via Gmail
*COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT * *Tropical Behavioural Ecology and Evolution*, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama) and University of Copenhagen (Denmark) We invite applications for a course focusing on evolutionary processes that shape the ecology and behavior of key invertebrate model systems in a diverse tropical forest with a special emphasis on symbioses. The course is designed for graduate students interested in field biology and includes a proposal writing phase (completed in Copenhagen or online) that allows the student to be trained in research design with guidance from course instructors. The project will be implemented at the world renowned Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama (May 2015). In addition, the students will work on a small group project, review and discuss the work of their peers, and attend lectures, tutorials and trips throughout the 26 day stay in Panama. A final project report will be submitted two weeks following the field component. This intense course provides unique opportunities to interact with a global community of scientists and learn successful research strategies while working in a Neotropical rainforest! *Course Instructors**: *Dr. Jacobus Boomsma (Director of the Centre for Social Evolution at the University of Copenhagen & STRI Senior Research Associate), Dr. Rachelle Adams (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Copenhagen), Dr. Jonathan Shik (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Copenhagen) *Important Dates**: *March 8 2014 (Course applications and 400 deposit due) April 6 (Start preparation), April 29 (Proposal due), May 3-28 (STRI field course), June 12 (Research paper due) *Tuition fees**: *1,200.00 (covers course expenses, room and board) *Web Sites**: *http://bit.ly/1tL2il9 or http://bit.ly/1tL2gK3. To see quotes from past students ( http://bit.ly/1AEbiyK) *How to Apply**: *Contact Rachelle Adams at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jonathan Shik at email@example.com for a formal course application and further details. Up to 16 students will be chosen based on applications. J Shik via Gmail
Dear colleagues, The registration and abstract submission to the next ESEB meeting (August 10-14 2015, Lausanne) are now open. You will find all necessary information on our website: www.unil.ch/eseb2015 We look forward welcoming you in Lausanne! Nicolas Perrin Dept. Ecology & Evolution University of Lausanne (Switzerland) http://bit.ly/1z8OqCQ Tel (0041) 21 692 41 84 New book (published 12 June 2014): The Evolution of Sex Determination Leo W Beukeboom & Nicolas Perrin Oxford University Press 978-0-19-965714-8 http://bit.ly/1z8OqCSwww.unil.ch/eseb2015 We look forward welcoming you in Lausanne! Nicolas Perrin Dept. Ecology & Evolution University of Lausanne (Switzerland) http://bit.ly/1z8OqCQ Tel (0041) 21 692 41 84 New book (published 12 June 2014): The Evolution of Sex Determination Leo W Beukeboom & Nicolas Perrin Oxford University Press 978-0-19-965714-8 http://bit.ly/1z8OqCS Nicolas Perrin via Gmail
—089e0149bc06d9c1a20507457452 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable I am currently recruiting motivated graduate students to join my lab in the Biology Department at Temple University. Our research addresses a broad range of questions in plant reproductive ecology and evolution, exploring how ecological, demographic, and genetic factors influence plant mating patterns and shape the evolution of reproductive traits. Current foci in the lab are (1) the effects of habitat fragmentation on plant-pollinator interactions, mating system dynamics, and floral trait evolution and (2) the evolution of mixed-mating and of the selfing syndrome. Additional interests include the evolution of plant sexual systems such as dioecy. We use a variety of approaches including observational and experimental field studies, population and quantitative genetics, demographic modeling, and greenhouse studies. I am looking for a PhD student to join the lab who is broadly interested in plant ecology and evolution and looking to develop independent research questions that complement my own. If interested, please send a cover letter describing your research interests and background, a CV including GPA, GRE scores (if known), and contact information for three references to Rachel Spigler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in ecology or a related field, prior research experience, and meet Temple’s requirements for admission. A Master’s degree is preferred. Interested applicants should contact me as soon as possible; Temple’s deadline for admission is January 15, 2015. For additional information about my research and the Biology Department at Temple University please visit: http://bit.ly/1izBHiU http://bit.ly/YVV0Q1 *About the Biology Department at Temple University* Temple University is a large, comprehensive public research university in Philadelphia, PA, with more than 37,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled in over 400 academic degrees. The Biology Department at Temple University represents an active research community with strengths in ecology, genomics, conservation, and evolutionary biology. The Biology Department is also home to the newly formed Center for Biodiversity ( http://bit.ly/10Z0cVa), Center for Computational Genetics and Genomics ( http://bit.ly/17Di5rI), and Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine (http://bit.ly/YVV0zL). Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the US, rich in history, known for its arts and culture, and is brimming with a vibrant science community. There are approximately 90 colleges and universities in the Greater Philadelphia region, with plenty of opportunities for collaboration. Recreational science activities abound, including ‘Science on Tap’, a monthly science café that features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Wagner Free Institute of Science, and the annual Philadelphia Science Festival. Philadelphia is also home to Fairmount Park, one of the world’s largest city park systems. —089e0149bc06d9c1a20507457452 Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
I am currently recruiting motivated graduate studentsto join my lab in the Biology Department at Temple University. Our research addresses a broad range of questions in plant reproductive ecology and evolution, exploring how ecological, demographic, and genetic factors influence plant mating patterns and shape the evolution of reproductive traits. Current foci in the lab are (1) the effects of habitat fragmentation on plant-pollinator interactions, mating system dynamics, and floral trait evolution and (2) the evolution of mixed-mating and of the selfing syndrome. Additional interests include the evolution of plant sexual systems such as dioecy. We use a variety of approaches including observational and experimental field studies, population and quantitative genetics, demographic modeling, and greenhouse studies.
I am looking for a PhD student to join the lab who is broadly interested in plant ecology and evolution and looking to develop independent research questions that complement my own. If interested, please send a cover letter describing your research interests and background, a CV including GPA, GRE scores (if known), and contact information for three references to Rachel Spigler at email@example.com. Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in ecology or a related field, prior research experience, and meet Temple’s requirements for admission. A Master’s degree is preferred. Interested applicants should contact me as soon as possible; Temple’s deadline for admission is January 15, 2015.
For additional information about my research and the Biology Department at Temple University please visit:
About the Biology Department at Temple University
Temple University is a large, comprehensive public research university in Philadelphia, PA, with more than 37,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled in over 400 academic degrees. The Biology Department at Temple University represents an active research community with strengths in ecology, genomics, conservation, and evolutionary biology. The Biology Department is also home to the newly formed Center for Biodiversity (http://bit.ly/10Z0cVa), Center for Computational Genetics and Genomics (http://bit.ly/17Di5rI), and Institute for Genomics and Evolutionary Medicine (http://bit.ly/YVV0zL).
Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the US, rich in history, known for its arts and culture, and is brimming with a vibrant science community. There are approximately 90 colleges and universities in the Greater Philadelphia region, with plenty of opportunities for collaboration. Recreational science activities abound, including ‘Science on Tap’, a monthly science café that features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation, the Academy of Natural Sciences, the Wagner Free Institute of Science, and the annual Philadelphia Science Festival. Philadelphia is also home to Fairmount Park, one of the world’s largest city park systems.—089e0149bc06d9c1a2050745745 via Gmail
We seek a motivated PhD student to work on the evolution of personality differences in a biparental cichlid. The 3-year position is funded by the German Science Foundation and will be based within the Animal Behaviour group of the University of Hamburg. Salary level is TV-L 13 (65%, ca. 1400-1600 EURO/m after deductions). The full ad can be found on: http://bit.ly/1vXZ9MZ Please apply by 20.11.2014. For further information please contact Wiebke Schuett ( firstname.lastname@example.org). Dr. Wiebke Schuett (PhD) Zoological Institute University of Hamburg Martin-Luther-King-Platz 3 20146 Hamburg Germany http://bit.ly/1tSEdKE email@example.com via Gmail
November 7, 2014
The Graduate School at IST Austria invites applicants from all countries to its PhD program. The program covers a wide range of fields, with a strong component from evolutionary biology. Current faculty include Nick Barton (evolutionary theory/hybrid zones), Sylvia Cremer (disease in social insects), Jon Bollback (experimental evolution/statistical genomics), and Beatriz Vicoso (sex-chromosome evolution). For details, see www.ist.ac.at The PhD program includes a first year of cross-disciplinary coursework and rotations, followed by 3-4 years of research. The language of the Graduate School is English. IST Austria offers internationally competitive PhD salaries. Applicants must hold either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent. For students wishing to enter the program in the fall of 2015, the deadline for application is January 15, 2015. Nick Barton http://bit.ly/IhoxMfwww.ist.ac.at The PhD program includes a first year of cross-disciplinary coursework and rotations, followed by 3-4 years of research. The language of the Graduate School is English. IST Austria offers internationally competitive PhD salaries. Applicants must hold either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or equivalent. For students wishing to enter the program in the fall of 2015, the deadline for application is January 15, 2015. Nick Barton http://bit.ly/IhoxMf Nick.Barton@ist.ac.at via Gmail
*Graduate Student Position in Microbial Evolution at Dartmouth* Olga Zhaxybayeva is looking for a highly motivated individual interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Evolutionary Biology. Research focus of Zhaxybayevas lab is microbial evolution. We are computational group that takes advantage of the avalanche of genomic data to learn how microbes evolve and adapt to their environments. The work in the lab is necessarily cross-disciplinary and collaborative, with graduate students facing extensive training in molecular evolution, programming, data analysis, mathematical modeling, and use of high-performance computing facilities. For more information about the lab and specific projects, visit http://bit.ly/17izh1S The Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Dartmouth College offers a wide range of training opportunities, and our core group of enthusiastic faculty, graduate students and post-docs provide an exciting environment in which to pursue a Ph.D. Generous support is available in the form of fellowships, health care, and discretionary funds for research and travel. Detailed information about the program, and access to online applications, are available at http://bit.ly/13QqfPQ. Deadline for Fall 2015 application is December 1, 2014. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Olga Zhaxybayeva directly by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) before applying and to send CV and a description of research interests, experience, and goals. via Gmail
Funded PhD Positions in Fungal Evolutionary Biology Supervised by Tom Richards & Ken Haynes Biosciences, University of Exeter, UK Fungi make a living by secreting enzymes to breakdown complex material in the extra-cellular environment coupled with production of transporter proteins to import processed nutrients. These functions allow fungi to colonize different environments including plant and animal hosts and engage in resource competition through public goods games. The aim of this PhD project is to reconstruct the evolution of ecology defining transporter genes in yeast fungi, allowing comparison of how gene/genome changes have underpinned diversification in these microbes. The work will then use phenotype assays of extant and ancestral protein forms to investigate the evolution of transporter functions. This work will provide the basic science for understanding how different fungi, including important pathogens, make use of different environmental resources. For further information see: http://bit.ly/1puIiox Or contact me at email@example.com “Richards, Thomas” via Gmail
1.Job/ project description: Potsdoc or graduate position for a PhD in evolutionary morphometrics The main objectives of the PhD project is to: a) Develop mathematical tools for non-landmark morphometrics of whole embryos and adult bodies. b) Use those tools to test quantitatively classical comparative hypotheses in evolution and development (evo-devo). These hypotheses include the hour-glass model and the patterns of variation in different stages of development according to the type of development. c) Collect data, mostly 3D scans, of embryonic material. The project would involve working with different species and would involve collecting data with a CT-scanner and analyzing already existing data. The biotechnology institute includes a range of experimental biologitst working on several systems. The supervisor of the theoretical aspects will be Dr. Salazar-Ciudad but the PhD would include close collaboration with Jukka Jernvall group. This includes collaboration with developmental biologists, bioinformaticians, paleontologists and other evolutionary and systems biologists. The work may also include, optionally, collaboration, and spending some time, in Barcelona. 2. Requirements: The applicant must be a biologists, preferably with a strong background in either evolutionary biology, developmental biology or theoretical biology. Some knowledge of ecology, zoology, cell and molecular biology are also desirable. Bioinformaticians, systems biologists or computer biologists that do not have a degree in biology (e.g. Computer scientists, physicists or engineers) would not be considered (not replied). Mathematicians with a strong background in biology may be considered. Programming skills or a willingness to acquire them is required. The most important requirement is a strong interest and motivation on science, morphological evolution and development. A capacity for creative and critical thinking is also desirable. 3. Description of the position: The fellowship will be for a period of up to 4 years (100% research work: no teaching involved). The purpose of the fellowship is research training leading to the successful completion of a PhD degree. Salary according to Finnish PhD student salaries (or postdoc) depending on the applicant. 4. The application must include: -Application letter including a statement of interests -CV (summarizing degrees obtained, subjects included in degree and grades, average grade) -Application should be send to Isaac Salazar-Ciudad by email: firstname.lastname@example.org Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University’s grading system. Please remember that all documents should be in English. 5. Examples of recent publications by Isaac Salazar-Ciudad group. -Salazar-Ciudad I. Morphological evolution and embryonic developmental diversity in metazoa. Development. 2010 Feb;137(4):531-9. —Salazar-Ciudad I, Jernvall J. A computational model of teeth and the developmental origins of morphological variation. Nature. 2010 Mar 25;464(7288):583-6. -Salazar-Ciudad I1, Marn-Riera M. Adaptive dynamics under development-based genotype-phenotype maps. Nature. 2013 May 16;497(7449):361-4. 6. Interested candidates should check our group webpage: http://bit.ly/1mGzzYo The deadline is 15 of August (although candidates may be selected before). Isaac Salazar-Ciudad: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org via Gmail
HARVARD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP LIPSITCH AND HANAGE LABS / CCDD BIOINFORMATICS/COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY STARTING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE Dynamic postdoctoral research fellow sought to work on *Streptococcus pneumoniae* population genomics with Professors Marc Lipsitch and Bill Hanage in the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health. The fellow would work on two separate, NIH R01-funded projects: 1. Analyzing the genomes of ~800 pneumococci from carriage studies in Native American populations in the US Southwest with research questions related to detecting natural selection for diversification and/or loss of antigens (PI Lipsitch collaboration with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute) and analysis of the relation between measured preexisting antipneumococcal antibody in participant sera and genome composition of the pneumococci they subsequently carry. 2. Analyzing the genomes of ~ 1500 pneumococci from the CDC’s Active Bacterial Core Surveillance for invasive disease, aiming to identify the factors in the genome or environment that lead to the success of antimicrobial-resistant strains (PI Hanage, collaboration with CDC). We seek a recent PhD in biology, computational biology, population genetics, microbiology or bioinformatics (or related field) with experience in as many as possible of the following: Assembly, alignment and annotation of whole genome sequences from NGS short reads, phylogenetic methods, population genetics, and statistical methods. Successful applicants need not have all of these but must be prepared to learn them. Interest in and experience of experimental microbiology or molecular biology is an additional plus. Attractive features of this position include two large and unexplored datasets with unusually good epidemiologic data; the opportunity to test hypotheses generated from sequence analysis by experiment as both PIs have wet labs (either alone or in collaboration with others in the group); a highly collaborative, productive and friendly group within CCDD including expertise in many relevant fields, mostly concentrated around the intersection of infectious disease epidemiology, pathogen genomics, and mathematical modeling; and opportunities to learn some of these complementary skills during the course of the project. Appointment is for 2 years, subject to satisfactory performance in the first, with possibility of renewal. Please contact both PIs by email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, with CV, letter of interest, and names of at least 2 references. Marc Lipsitch, DPhil Professor of Epidemiology Director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics Harvard School of Public Health email: email@example.com Skype and Twitter: mlipsitch http://bit.ly/1oqYjef http://bit.ly/1oqYjeg (617) 432-4559 Marc Lipsitch via Gmail
Candidates working in statistical population genetics or evolutionary biology are welcome to apply. Open Rank Position in Statistical Bioinformatics at Iowa State University As part of a Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB) hiring initiative, the Department of Statistics at Iowa State University seeks outstanding applicants for an open-rank faculty position in the area of statistical bioinformatics. We are especially interested in a candidate who can contribute to the development of statistical methodology and computational strategies for large, complex biological datasets, collaborate with biological scientists, and enhance Iowa State University’s efforts in bioinformatics education and research through leadership and vision. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, genomics, proteomics, and other omics, regulatory networks, systems biology, and biological data integration. Duties include teaching undergraduate and graduate level courses, graduate student advising, professional and institutional service, developing and sustaining a high-impact research program that can successfully compete for external funding, and participating in collaborative research to address scientific problems involving bioinformatics and computational biology. **Required Education and Experience Ph.D. in statistics, bioinformatics, or a closely related field. Associate and Full Professor: In addition, the candidate must have documented teaching experience commensurate with university standards and an outstanding research record as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and external research support or equivalent experience at corporate or federal research centers. **Preferred Education and Experience Experience that demonstrates the ability to teach statistics or bioinformatics courses at all levels Experience developing statistical methodologies for analyzing complex, high through-put biological data. Demonstrated ability to publish in top tier research journals Demonstrated ability to secure research funding Experience collaborating with biological scientists Demonstrated ability to lead interdisciplinary educational or research initiatives **Department/Program & College Description The doctoral program in Statistics is ranked as one of the top programs in the country graduating about 15 PhD students annually. The program currently has about 140 graduate students, 100 undergraduate majors, and 38 faculty. Faculty and students have traditionally maintained strong collaborations across campus. The Statistics Department is located in Snedecor Hall, which received an extensive renovation in 2009. Further information about the department can be found at http://bit.ly/1x8zOpp **About Iowa State University and the Ames Community Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 34,000 students are enrolled, and served by over 6,100 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted second best most livable small city in the nation (see www.amescvb.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution. All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, and university activities and collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior. Department Contact Name Karin Dorman Department Contact Phone 515-294-1457 Department Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org Department Address Department of Statistics Iowa State University Ames, IA 50011 Department/Unit Website http://bit.ly/1x8zOpp **Additional Information The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (www.las.iastate.edu) at Iowa State University (ISU) has begun a major interdisciplinary hiring initiative (http://bit.ly/10wykqn) to help foster collaborative research and teaching, especially in its Signature Themes (http://bit.ly/1x8zOpqwww.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted second best most livable small city in the nation (see www.amescvb.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution. All faculty members are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, and university activities and collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior. Department Contact Name Karin Dorman Department Contact Phone 515-294-1457 Department Contact Email email@example.com Department Address Department of Statistics Iowa State University Ames, IA 50011 Department/Unit Website http://bit.ly/1x8zOpp **Additional Information The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (www.las.iastate.edu) at Iowa State University (ISU) has begun a major interdisciplinary hiring initiative (http://bit.ly/10wykqn) to help foster collaborative research and teaching, especially in its Signature Themes (http://bit.ly/1x8zOpq). As part of this initiative, the Departments of Computer Science (www.cs.iastate.edu), Mathematics (www.math.iastate.edu) and Statistics (www.stat.iastate.edu) have launched a new multi-year hiring effort to expand research and education in the area of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (BCB). This initiative is further supported and complemented by several other simultaneous new hiring efforts, especially targeting the themes of Data-Rich Environments and Biology Structures & Systems, as well as recent big data hires in the biological and engineering sciences. via Gmail
—_000_F111F1F937EE0A48BB207DEA5ECB44B427310824x10mbx8yuyaleed_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable NSF ‘VertLife’ Project Postdoc: Macroevolution of Terrestrial Vertebrates (Yale University, 2 years) A postdoc position is available in the new NSF Genealogy of Life project “VertLife Terrestrial: A complete, global assembly of phylogenetic, trait, spatial and environment characteristics for a model clade”. Project members include Walter Jetz (Yale, Lead), Alex Pyron (GWU), Rauri Bowie (UC Berkeley), Jake Esselstyn (LSU), and Rob Guralnick (CU Boulder). The position will be based in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at Yale University (http://bit.ly/1116T9A), with visits to collaborating research groups. We are looking for a talented young scientist with an interest in macroevolution and macroecology and with superior skills in phylogenetic analysis and models of trait evolution and diversification. Additional background in spatial analysis and informatics tools development is highly welcome. The successful candidate will have a compelling publication record, an interest in developing own research questions, and a proven ability to work both independently and in larger teams. Terrestrial Vertebrates comprise ca. 33,000 species with a wide range of life histories and ecological adaptations. The VertLife Terrestrial project will undertake concerted phylogenetic and trait data assembling efforts that will advance the species-level completeness of key evolutionary and ecological attributes. It aims to help establish terrestrial vertebrates as a global model system for macroevolution, macroecology, comparative biology and global change research. Online analysis and visualization tools are planned that will connect to existing projects such as Map of Life. The postdoc is expected to develop and address macroevolutionary and macroecological questions building on these resources. For additional information see http://1.usa.gov/1116Ryi. Yale has a thriving community of postdocs and graduate students in evolution, ecology, and global change science associated with the EEB Department, the Yale Institute for Biospheric Studies, the Program in Spatial Biodiversity Science and Conservation, the Peabody Museum, the Yale Climate & Energy Institute, and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The town and campus are renowned for their classic Ivy League setting, 75 miles north of New York City. To apply please email a short cover letter, CV and contact details of three referees (all in one pdf) to firstname.lastname@example.org with “VertLife postdoc” in the subject line. US applicants are encouraged to simultaneously consider an NSF PRFB (http://1.usa.gov/10wvku4, Area 2) to come to Yale. Applications from both within and outside the US are welcome. Start date is flexible, but should preferably be around Spring 2015. Review of applications will begin on 25th of November 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Dr. Walter Jetz Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Yale University Adjunct Associate Professor, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies Director, Yale Program in Spatial Biodiversity Science and Conservation Yale University, 165 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511, USA Phone: +1-203-432-7540; Email: email@example.com; URL: http://bit.ly/1116T9A —_000_F111F1F937EE0A48BB207DEA5ECB44B427310824x10mbx8yuyaleed_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
Title: Chair, Department of Life Sciences at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi The College of Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) invites applications for the Chair of the Department of Life Sciences (LSCI; http://bit.ly/10wvkdD) from individuals with an outstanding record in research and teaching in the sciences. The department chair will provide direction, advocacy, oversight, and management to one of the most diverse and productive academic units on campus. Applicants must have a PhD in Biology, Biomedical Sciences or a related field and an academic record of achievement in scholarship appropriate for appointment with tenure at the rank of Professor. The incumbent will be expected to maintain externally funded research and mentor graduate and undergraduate students and junior faculty in the department. TAMUCC (http://bit.ly/1116T9r) is uniquely positioned to become an emerging research institution with a focus on science, engineering and resource economics and policy, particularly as they apply to the Gulf of Mexico. TAMUCC requires applicants for all university positions to apply online at http://bit.ly/10wvimb. Applicants should upload a letter of interest, CV, and a position statement describing leadership style, philosophy of teaching, research, and particularly, administration. Please provide names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will begin on 7 December 2014 and continue through 7 January 2015. The desired start date for this position is 1 July 2015. TAMUCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity. Search Committee Chair, Dr. Richard Coffin, can also be contacted for inquiries about the position at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (361) 825-2456. “Rodriguez, Patricia” via Gmail
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—047d7b677ab0735b6b0507327393 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Graduate Research Opportunity ” Insect Diversity in Mormon Cricket Ecosystems Graduate Student Opportunity ” M.Sc. in Biology Franz Lab and Hasbrouck Insect Collection, School of Life Science, Arizona State University http://bit.ly/1xfqNcs Our lab (http://bit.ly/17HU5kr) has an opening for a funded M.Sc. research project involving biodiversity surveys and information products related to rangeland grasshoppers and Mormon cricket pests and associated non-target organisms from the grasshopper and Mormon cricket ecosystem. The project will be co-advised by research entomologists of the USDA Center for Plant Health Science and Technology in Phoenix, Arizona, under the leadership of Dr. Larry Jech. A central research objective is to characterize the effects of a new insecticide, chlorantraniliprole, on diverse non-target arthropods in rangeland ecosystems in 17 western states, with emphasis on orthopteran groups. The selected candidate will be broadly trained in insect biodiversity science, informatics, and applied entomology. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Nico Franz (e-mail: email@example.com) to learn more about this opportunity. Applications to the M.Sc. in Biology program should be submitted on-line at: http://bit.ly/1xfqONw biology-masters-and-phd- programs. The application submission deadline is December 15, 2014. Submitted by Nico Franz Nico M. Franz, Ph.D. Associate Professor & Curator of Insects School of Life Sciences PO Box 874501 Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 85287-4501 Lab: (480) 965-2850 Collection:(480) 965-2036 Fax: (480) 965-6899 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://bit.ly/17HU5kr Twitter: http://bit.ly/1xfqNcz ASUHIC: http://bit.ly/1xfqNcC WoNA: http://bit.ly/1z4SLae —047d7b677ab0735b6b0507327393 Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printableGraduate Research Opportunity ” Insect Diversity in Mormon Cricket EcosystemsGraduate Student Opportunity ” M.Sc. in BiologyFranz Lab and Hasbrouck Insect Collection, School of Life Science, Arizona State Universityhttp://bit.ly/1xfqNcsOur lab (http://bit.ly/17HU5kr) has an opening for a funded M.Sc. research project involving biodiversity surveys and information products related to rangeland grasshoppers and Mormon cricket pests and associated non-target organisms from the grasshopper and Mormon cricket ecosystem. The project will be co-advised by research entomologists of the USDA Center for Plant Health Science and Technology in Phoenix, Arizona, under the leadership of Dr. Larry Jech. A central res earch objective is to characterize the effects of a new insecticide, chlorantraniliprole, on diverse non-target arthropods in rangeland ecosystems in 17 western states, with emphasis on orthopteran groups.The selected candidate will be broadly trained in insect biodiversity science, informatics, and applied entomology. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Nico Franz (e-mail: email@example.com) to learn more about this opportunity. Applications to the M.Sc. in Biology program should be submitted on-line at: http://bit.ly/1xfqONw biology-masters-and-phd- programs.The application submission deadline is December 15, 2014.Submitted by Nico FranzNico M. Franz, Ph.D.Associate Professor & Curator of InsectsSchool of Life SciencesPO Box 874501Arizona State UniversityTempe, AZ 85287-4501Lab: (480) 965-2850Collection:(480) 965-2036Fax: (480) 965-6899E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgWebsite: http://bit.ly/17HU5krTwitter: http://bit.ly/1xfqNcz ASUHIC: http://bit.ly/1xfqNcCWoNA: http://bit.ly/1xfqNcE —047d7b677ab0735b6b050732739 via Gmail
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