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September 22, 2014

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The ad is targeting anyone with an evolutionary background, including and especially evol biologists. Alex *** Position Description: The Ugalla Primate Project is seeking a project coordinator, to be based in a remote field site in western Tanzania for 12 months. Responsibilities include overall Project coordination, management of data collection and entry for multiple ongoing studies (chimpanzee, baboon, and red-tailed monkey behavioural ecology) at the site, finance administration, and schedule organization, among others. The Project coordinator also makes regular trips to the local village/town for supplies and frequently reports to UPP administration concerning ongoing Project developments. Qualifications: A successful candidate must have a bachelors degree in a related field (evolutionary biology, zoology, behavioral biology, biological anthropology, etc.), a strong evolutionary background as well as prior living or work experience in a developing country (preferably Africa), be extremely fit, able to drive a manual 4x4 vehicle, familiar with Microsoft Excel and Word (ArcGIS a plus), and competent in (or willing to learn prior to arrival) KiSwahili. Additionally, previous managerial experience highly valued and the candidate must be responsible, organised, independent, resourceful, and get along well and easily with others, as the position requires long periods in the forest with a team of Tanzanian field assistants. The landscape is demanding, and so extreme physical fitness is also critical. If desired, the successful applicant may also conduct an independent research project of his/her own design, contingent on approval from UPP as well as Tanzanian government research bodies. Duration: December 2014 - November 2015 (dates flexible, earlier start preferred) Compensation: USD300 per month, with partial in-country & work-related expenses (including international travel) covered. Please see http://bit.ly/1qYZAtt for more on the UPP. Interested applicants should create a SINGLE .PDF file that includes a cover letter, updated CV, and the names of two references, emailed to info@ugallaprimateproject.com. Accepting applications until the position is filled. *** Alex Piel via Gmail
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Next on phyloseminar.org we will have three talks about viral phylodynamics. Phylodynamics of infectious disease epidemics Erik Volz Imperial College London Thursday, October 2, 2014 9:00 AM PDT The genetic diversity of many pathogens is shaped by epidemiological history. But, the dynamics of infectious disease epidemics differ in important ways from demographic processes that have traditionally been studied by population geneticists. In many epidemics, the population size and birth rate changes rapidly in a nonlinear fashion through time. Mathematical models for describing infectious disease dynamics have a long history that has run parallel to the development of modern population genetics, but until recently, there has been little communication between these fields.Interest has grown in developing a new set of mathematical models for genealogies generated by epidemic processes. These methods reveal how the effective population size of a pathogen depends on transmission rates, the number of infected hosts, and the size of the bottleneck at the time of transmission. These mathematical models have also enabled new applications of pathogen genetic data to public health. Pathogen genetic data can be informative about epidemic processes in ways that standard surveillance data are not, especially regarding the source of infections and risk factors for transmission. I will review several approaches to mathematical modeling of pathogen genealogies and present applications of these methods to HIV-1 and the recent Ebola virus epidemic in Western Africa. See http://bit.ly/16UKCta for more details and to find the date and time in your time zone. Frederick “Erick” Matsen, Assistant Member Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center http://bit.ly/18kRSvK ematsen@gmail.com via Gmail

September 21, 2014

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Dear Evoldir Community We are looking for a life sample of freshwater rotifers. We are running experiments with microalgae and would like to introduce students to the topic of predation. For technical reasons, we need rotifers. Small crustaceans won’t work. Any advice on where to get them and how to culture them is greatly appreciated! Dominik Dr Dominik Refardt Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Forschungsgruppe -kotechnologie Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Institut für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen Campus Grüental CH-8820 Wädenswil Telefon: +41 58 934 53 65 E-Mail: dominik.refardt@zhaw.ch dominik.refardt@gmail.com via Gmail

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A PhD graduate assistantship is available in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Russello at The University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus) in the area of population and conservation genomics starting Spring/Fall 2015. I am looking for a highly motivated graduate student to join our group studying fine-scale and range-wide drivers of neutral and adaptive population divergence in a number of systems centering on vertebrate species of conservation concern. There are opportunities for both laboratory and field-based research, although all projects involve the use of high-throughout DNA-based methodologies. Individuals with a population genetics background, bioinformatics experience and strong analytical skills are especially encouraged to apply. Prior experience with molecular laboratory techniques and working in a field setting are desirable. To apply, e-mail a CV, cover letter and contact information for three references to Michael Russello (michael.russello@ubc.ca). Visit the lab website (http://bit.ly/1hmzk2j) for more information on current research directions. Additional information about our Biology graduate program at UBC can be found at the following website: http://bit.ly/1uayQYg Michael Russello PhD Associate Professor | Department of Biology The University of British Columbia | Okanagan Campus 3247 University Way | FIP346 | Kelowna, BC Canada V1V 1V7 Phone 250 807 8762 | Fax 250 807 8005 michael.russello@ubc.ca | http://bit.ly/XEqklV michael.russello@ubc.ca via Gmail

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Dear Colleagues, We announce a position in Human Genomics at San Francisco State University. The successful candidate will add to recent hires in population genetics and molecular evolution in the last few years. Please feel free to contact committee members Scott Roy (scottwroy@gmail.com) or Pleuni Pennings (pennings@sfsu.edu) with inquiries. Human Genomics. We invite applications for a faculty position in Human Genetics/Genomics at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. We seek candidates from all areas of human biology, especially individuals whose interests complement existing departmental strengths in cellular and molecular biology, human health, population genetics and bioinformatics. We are searching for individuals who focus on human epigenetics, reconstructing human history, personalized medicine, health disparities, human genetic diversity, human population genomics, disease mapping, human physiology, or human genome evolution. Applicants must be committed to both teaching and to developing an externally funded research program, contributing to both the undergraduate and graduate curricula through teaching and mentorship of student research. Responsibilities include teaching an upper-division genetics or molecular genetics course, and other courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate should have strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. This position is part of a cluster hire in the University focused on Big Data & Health. Other positions within the cluster include scholars in the Department of Economics (Health Economics) and in SF States Health Equity Institute (Health Informatics). As part of this cluster, the three hires will be expected to work together on areas of shared interest in order to facilitate interdisciplinary research and curricular collaborations across Departments and Colleges. The new hire may be affiliated with the Health Equity Institute. Qualifications for this position are a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral training. Teaching experience desirable. Candidates must be committed to teaching, mentoring undergraduate and graduate (MS) students, and developing a competitive, externally-funded research program. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests, and copies of significant publications. Applicants should submit application materials and arrange to have three reference letters submitted to the Human Genomics Search Committee, Dept. of Biology, San Francisco State University, using the link http://bit.ly/1qQ0k2v. Review of applications begins 15 October 2014 and continues until a suitable candidate is chosen. For additional information, visit our web site at http://bit.ly/1tCVO8W. SF State and the Department of Biology are committed to a diverse professoriate that includes women and individuals from underrepresented minority groups. SF State is an EEO/AA employer. Questions can be directed to the search chair (Scott Roy, scottwroy@gmail.com) or to Scott Roy via Gmail

September 20, 2014

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Two Tenure-track Faculty Positions Department of Biological Sciences The George Washington University The Department of Biological Sciences at the George Washington University is accepting applications for two tenure-track positions at the rank of Assistant Professor. *Position #1*. We seek an *Immunologist* with interests in vertebrate adaptive immunology. Research activities will be expected to complement the research focus of comparative immunology within the department. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate, introductory course in Cell Biology and a second course in the candidates area of expertise. *Position #2*. We seek an *Evolutionary* *Developmental Biologist* with interests in the evolutionary basis of developmental processes. Research activities will be expected to intersect with faculty interests in cell/molecular biology, development, and evolution. Teaching responsibilities will include an undergraduate course in Developmental Biology and an upper division course in the candidates area of expertise. Successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain an externally funded research program that involves undergraduate and graduate students. Office and laboratory space will be located in the new GWU Science and Engineering Hall that is scheduled to open in early 2015. *Required Qualifications:* a completed PhD in an appropriate discipline, postdoctoral experience, and research accomplishments as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications in high quality journals. Application Procedure: To be considered, please complete an online faculty application at the appropriate link below. Upload a cover letter including a list of publications, a curriculum vita, brief descriptions of research and teaching plans, three recent publications, and the names and addresses of three referees. Finalists will be required to submit three letters from professional references. Only complete applications will be considered. Immunologist: http://bit.ly/1Dq3lfA Evolutionary Developmental Biologist: http://bit.ly/1BYUtM2 Review of applications will begin on October 20, 2014 and will be ongoing until the positions are filled. Information about the department and faculty interests can be found at http://bit.ly/1sbeIEe. The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Mollie Manier via Gmail
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The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina Asheville, the UNC systems designated public liberal arts institution, is seeking qualified applicants with expertise in vertebrate zoology for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position that will begin in the fall semester of 2015. The person selected for this position must have earned a Ph.D. in Biology, Zoology or an appropriate discipline prior to August 10, 2015 and will be expected to teach 12 contact hours per semester; establish a research program that involves undergraduates; and engage in service to the institution, the community and the profession. Teaching duties will include contributions to our core curriculum for majors in evolution and zoology and upper-level courses (both field- and laboratory-based) in the candidates area of expertise. Individuals with postdoctoral experience, a passion for undergraduate teaching, and experience at an institution focused on the liberal arts are strongly encouraged to apply. UNC Asheville has been a national leader in undergraduate research for almost 30 years, and over 60% of our students graduate each year having been involved in this important learning experience. The University fully embraces the idea of mentored undergraduate research being one of the highest forms of teaching, and the institution values success in this facet of a faculty members work. Therefore, the successful candidate for this position must be able to articulate a clear vision for a sustainable, highly productive, and externally funded undergraduate research program. Moreover, the Department is interested in expanding its opportunities for undergraduate research to include answering evolutionary or ecological questions using modern analytical approaches such as bioinformatics, molecular systematics, developmental biology, or quantitative or computational biology. Individuals with expertise in these areas are encouraged to apply. In addition to having a passion for undergraduate teaching, research and mentorship, the UNC Asheville faculty is committed to disciplinary teaching through an inter- and multi-disciplinary lens and providing a premiere liberal arts education. Faculty members teach across the University’s Liberal Arts Core (LAC) program, our required interdisciplinary liberal arts curriculum in courses that include, but are not limited to: introductory (freshman) colloquia; diversity intensives; courses that satisfy the Scientific Perspectives, Social Science courses and Arts and Ideas requirements; courses within the Humanities Program; and LAC Senior Capstone courses. UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Faculty members across campus and especially in STEM disciplines are encouraged to participate in leading the institutions efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion in the areas of pedagogy, programming, and service activity. Therefore, candidates interested in teaching science to and developing outreach activity for diverse student populations are especially encouraged to apply. Applications for this position should be submitted electronically at http://bit.ly/1BWqF2K. Complete applications will include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a statement of research philosophy that includes a description of future research plans, unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of reference. The applicants letters of reference should address the candidates written, verbal and interpersonal skills; ability to teach and mentor undergraduate students; and potential to develop a successful, externally funded research program. Review of applications will begin October 16, 2014. Inquires may be directed to Dr. Timothy Forrest (tforrest@unca.edu), Chair, Department of Biology. UNC Asheville is committed to equality and diversity of educational experiences for our students. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply regardless of socio-economic status, gender expression, gender and sexual identity, culture, or ideological beliefs. UNC Asheville is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and will not discriminate against students, applicants, or employees on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, age, sex, disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status with respect to all terms, conditions, and privileges of university-sponsored activities, employment, and the use of university facilities. Rebecca Hale via Gmail
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The Self Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Human Genetics Clemson University/Greenwood Genetic Center Clemson University (CU) is seeking to fill a new endowed professor position. The Self Family Foundation Chair in Human Genetics (Self Chair) is part of a dynamic interdisciplinary initiative to build strength in medical genetics, genomics, epigenetics, and computational biology across South Carolina with national and international partnerships. This position will be located in Greenwood, SC at the Center for Human Genetics (CHG), a research and education building to be built adjacent to the J.C. Self Research Institute and South Carolina Center for the Treatment of Genetic Disorders at the Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC). The GGC is a non-profit institute dedicated to providing clinical and diagnostic genetic services, educational programs, and research in the field of medical genetics. Individuals with an internationally recognized research program in human genetics or related discipline and a strong history of external funding are invited to apply. Candidates must possess an excellent record of peer-reviewed publications and both teaching and mentoring experience. The Self Chair is expected to maintain a vigorously funded research program and lead the human genetics initiative through recruitment of new faculty hires to be housed at the CHG. Candidates must be eligible for appointment as Full Professor with tenure in the Department of Genetics & Biochemistry at CU. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, short statement of research interests and future directions, and a list of references in one PDF file emailed directly to SelfChair@clemson.edu with Self Chair in the subject heading. To ensure full consideration, please submit all application materials by October 31, 2014. Review of applications will begin in November 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The starting date for this position is negotiable. Clemson University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information or protected activity (e.g., opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in any complaint process, etc.) in employment, educational programs and activities, admissions and financial aid. This includes a prohibition against sexual harassment and sexual violence as mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Amy L. Lawton-Rauh, Ph.D. Associate Professor Department of Genetics and Biochemistry Clemson University Tel. (+1) 864-656-1507 Email. amylr@clemson.edu Lab website. http://bit.ly/1Dorq6r Department website. http://bit.ly/1BWqF2E Advanced Plant Technology. http://bit.ly/1BWqDba Office: 316 Biosystems Research Complex Lab: 317 Biosystems Research Complex 105 Collings Drive Clemson University Clemson, SC 29634-0318 U.S.A. Amy Lawton-Rauh via Gmail
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Three tenure-track positions in Plant Science (root biology, conservation genetics, and molecular cytogenetics) are available at the Botanical Garden, Institute of Biology, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, Mexico City). Please see full advertisement in the following link: http://bit.ly/1tDCIzn Susana Magallon via Gmail
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Dear Evoldir, For anyone interested in teaching and learning computational biology - including phylogeny - on the flexible, low-cost Raspberry Pi computer: we are delighted to announce release 1.2 of 4273pi. Please download it free, at: http://bit.ly/16toIJY New in this version: - The Open Access course, 4273pi Bioinformatics for Biologists, is now subdivided into separate ‘components’. This makes it far easier to create your own short course or integrate components with other teaching material. - Latest updates to Raspbian Linux, Swissprot protein database, lectures and practical classes. 4273pi Bioinformatics for Biologists is based on undergraduate-level teaching material at the University of St Andrews. We have also used two components in extremely successful events with schools: see http://bit.ly/1v2uS0O and http://bit.ly/1tDx6VW . Thank you, Daniel via Gmail

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Two PhD graduate student positions in the evolution of plant development are available beginning Fall 2015 in the Whipple lab, Department of Biology, Brigham Young University. Research interests in the Whipple lab center on the genetic basis of morphological diversity in plants, with a focus on both model and non-model systems (see whipplelab.byu.edu). Students will employ molecular, morphological and genetic approaches to address basic questions in the evolution of plant development. Specific research projects include comparative flower and inflorescence development in both grasses (Poaceae) and Gilia (Polemoniaceae). Successful applicants will be highly motivated with a strong interest in plant development, and demonstrated experience with basic molecular biology techniques (PCR, cloning, sequence analysis, etc.). Funding for this position is guaranteed through a combination of Teaching Assistantships from the Department of Biology, and Research Assistantships from external NSF research funds and will cover tuition and benefits in addition to a yearly stipend. Especially competitive applicants will be eligible for a University Graduate Research Award, which provides an enhanced stipend of $30,000/year. Interested applicants should send a CV, transcripts, GRE scores (if available) and a statement of research interests to Clinton Whipple (whipple@byu.edu). Applications will be screened starting immediately and continue until to Jan 1st 2015. International students with strong credentials are welcome and encouraged to apply. All application materials and any questions should be directed to: Clinton Whipple Assistant Professor Department of Biology Brigham Young University 4027 LSB Provo UT, 84602 USA Email: whipple@byu.edu Email correspondence is preferred. Clinton Whipple via Gmail
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The Division of Biological Sciences (http://bit.ly/1sWcFnD) at the University of Missouri invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor in systems biology. We are interested in candidates that integrate empirical and computational approaches to address important biological questions. The campus strengths in life sciences include bioinformatics, behavior, cell and developmental biology, ecology, genetics and genomics, microbiology, neurobiology, and plant biology. The successful candidate will establish a research program that forms linkages with our existing strengths, develops cross-disciplinary collaborations, and attracts federal funding. The successful candidate will join a diverse group of scientists in the Bond Life Sciences Center (http://bit.ly/1tCVPJR), which promotes interdisciplinary research. We offer a highly competitive salary and start-up package, an active doctoral program with institutional support for students, a highly interactive faculty and outstanding core facilities. Columbia, Missouri, is ranked among the top-ten best college towns in the U.S. We are committed to ethnic, racial, and gender diversity in our faculty and strongly encourage applications from women and members of groups underrepresented in mathematics and science. Review of application materials (cover letter, CV, description of research plans and teaching interests, and contact information for three references, all compiled into a single PDF file) will begin October 10, 2014. Application submission instructions can be found at http://bit.ly/1tCVOFJ. Questions should be addressed to systemssearch@missouri.edu. Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256. To request ADA accommodations, please call Human Resource Services at 573-882-7976. TTY users, please call through Relay Missouri, 1-800-RELAY (735-2966) or en Espaol at 1-800-520-7309. via Gmail

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Assistant or Associate ProfessorXTenure-Track Position San Francisco State University Plant Evolutionary Biologist. We seek outstanding candidates who are addressing fundamental problems in plant evolution, especially individuals whose interests complement existing departmental strengths in plant molecular genetics, ecology, and bioinformatics. We are searching for individuals who focus on phylogeny or speciation, aspects of ecological adaptation, population genetics, or phylogeography in an evolutionary context. Applicants must be committed to both teaching and to developing an externally funded research program, contributing to both the undergraduate and graduate curricula through teaching and mentorship of student research. Responsibilities include teaching an upper-division field-oriented plant taxonomy course with laboratory each year, and other courses in the undergraduate and graduate programs. The successful candidate should have strong communication skills and the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Qualifications for this position are a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral training. Teaching experience is desirable. Candidates must be committed to teaching, mentoring undergraduate and graduate (MS) students, and developing a competitive, externally-funded research program. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests, and copies of significant publications. Applicants should submit application materials and arrange to have three reference letters submitted to the Plant Evolutionary Biologist Search Committee, Dept. of Biology, San Francisco State University, using the link http://bit.ly/1tCVPtj . Review of applications begins 15 October 2014 and continues until a suitable candidate is chosen. For additional information, visit our web site at http://bit.ly/1tCVO8W. SFSU and the Department of Biology are committed to a diverse professoriate that includes women and individuals from underrepresented minority groups. The University is an Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications from women, members of all ethnic groups, veterans, and people with disabilities. Dennis Desjardin via Gmail
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The department of Animal Ecology at the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW) offers two positions for a PhD-student (m/f) on the evolutionary ecology and physiology of avian seasonal timing of breeding. The Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO) is a top research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). NIOO-KNAW focuses on fundamental and strategic research into individual organisms, populations, ecological communities, and ecosystems. The mission is to carry out excellent research in ecology. Project description The overall aim of the project is to estimate the adaptive potential of seasonal timing, an important life-history trait, in natural populations by studying the genetic basis of the underlying physiological mechanisms and to study natural selection on this trait, using great tits (Parus major) as a study organism. We will create selection lines for seasonal timing of reproduction using genomic selection, and validate the response to this artificial selection in climate controlled aviaries and in the wild. We will measure changes in the physiology underlying timing of reproduction caused by artificial selection and thus identify the components of the physiology which can be affected by natural selection. Furthermore, we will estimate selection on timing of reproduction by introducing selection-line individuals with extreme phenotypes into the wild and measuring their fitness. PhD student #1 (Vacancy number: AnE-014032) The PhD student will measure a number of components of the physiological mechanism underlying the timing of reproduction in the selection lines to determine which components can be altered by artificial selection and hence show genetic variation. The key question that will be addressed is whether these changes occur upstream of the neuroendocrine system (i.e. brain, pituitary), more downstream (gonads, liver) or only at the final stages of egg production. These physiological parameters will be measured in climate controlled aviaries (photoperiod and temperature) to determine physiological differences between the birds of the selection lines. In addition differences in energetic profiles between the selection line birds will be assessed by measuring BMR. PhD student #2 (Vacancy number: AnE-014033) The PhD student will study the causal relationship between timing of reproduction and fitness in the wild by making use of the more-extreme-than-normal phenotypes produced in the selection lines. Eggs from selection line birds will be brought to the wild and offspring recruiting from these eggs will be studied in the following years. Timing of reproduction, reproductive success and subsequent survival of these offspring will be studied in a wild nest-box breeding population. Additionally, detailed measurements will be done on these selection line offspring in the wild, including Daily Energy Expenditure during the egg-laying period and feeding frequencies as well as prey choice during chick feeding period. These PhD positions form part of a larger project funded by an ERC Advanced grant. Requirements AnE-014032: We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with an MSc in Ecology or Animal Physiology. Experience with physiological research with birds and licence to carry out animal experiments are of added value. AnE-014033: We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with an MSc in Ecology or Evolutionary Biology. Experience with fieldwork with birds and licence to carry out animal experiments are of added value. Appointment These are temporary appointments, initially for one year and upon satisfactory to be prolonged for a maximum of four years total. The starting date is 1 January 2015. Salary The gross salary starts at € 2.083, - per month in the 1st year, and will gradually increase to a maximum of € 2.664, - per month in the 4th year, scale P, Collective Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten), excluding 8% holiday pay and a year-end bonus. We offer an extensive package of fringe benefits. Location The Netherlands Institute of Ecology, NIOO-KNAW in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Information Additional information is available upon request from Prof. Dr Marcel E. Visser (+31 (0)317-47 34 39, e-mail: m.visser@nioo.knaw.nl or Dr Phillip Gienapp (+31 (0)6-2034 6271, e-mail: p.gienapp@nioo.knaw.nl). Information on the Netherlands Institute of Ecology can be found at http://bit.ly/1hBcCnl Applications Please send your application including complete curriculum vitae and names of three referees and vacancy number to vacature@nioo.knaw.nl. Clearly indicate which position(s) your apply for. The closing date for the application is 23 October 2014; interviews are scheduled for 11 & 12 November 2014. via Gmail

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Genomics Faculty Position at Clemson University. The Department of Biological Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences at Clemson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty appointment to begin August 2015 in Eukaryotic Genomics. Clemson University is ranked 20th among national public universities by U.S. News & World Report and is located on Lake Hartwell near the Blue Ridge mountains in beautiful Upstate South Carolina. The Department offers the opportunity to collaborate with other faculty with diverse research interests across the biological sciences. Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees are offered in microbiology, biological sciences, and environmental toxicology. The successful candidate’s research is expected to support the emphasis areas of Sustainable Environment or Biotechnology and Biomedical Sciences at Clemson University (http://bit.ly/16KVXZD). Applicants must have a PhD, postdoctoral experience, and a strong publication record. The successful applicant is expected to establish a nationally recognized, externally funded research program, and to contribute to the Department’s undergraduate and graduate teaching missions. We offer very competitive salaries and start-up packages. We anticipate making the appointment at the Assistant Professor level. We seek colleagues who are applying genomic tools to address important biological questions ranging from human health and disease to the origin and maintenance of organismal diversity and adaptation. All areas of genomics will be considered including, but not limited to functional, population, personal, translational, ecological, evolutionary, evolutionary biomedicine, or epi-genomics. Specific areas that complement the strengths of the department will be given special consideration. Applications must include a CV, three reprints, a research plan, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin November 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be sent by e-mail as one PDF file to biosearch@clemson.edu. Further information about these positions and the department are available at: http://bit.ly/1v2cyoC and http://bit.ly/18axht5. Clemson University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information or protected activity (e.g., opposition to prohibited discrimination or participation in any complaint process, etc.) in employment, educational programs and activities, admissions and financial aid. This includes a prohibition against sexual harassment and sexual violence as mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Margaret Ptacek via Gmail
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Postdoc position in Evolutionary Ecology & Genomics of Maternal Effects University of Zurich, Switzerland My group combines complementary approaches from behavioural and evolutionary ecology, ecophysiology and genomics to understand the evolution and evolutionary consequences of prenatal maternal effects in different bird system. Within this project, I have a postdoc position available to investigate the genetic basis of prenatal maternal investment using established Japanese quail selection lines for high and low maternal egg investment. Goal of the project is to identify genomic regions associated with differential maternal investment, and to link DNA sequence and gene expression variation with the physiological and ecological phenotype of mothers from high and low investment lines to obtain an integrative understanding of the molecular and physiological architecture underlying variation in maternal reproductive strategies. Side projects based on the selection lines are possible and encouraged. The ideal candidate for this project has a background in evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology and / or genetics, and previous experience with genomics and bioinformatics (or a very strong interest to learn). The postdoc will be based at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies of the University of Zurich, providing ample opportunities for collaborations and interactions with researchers working in related and complementary fields (http://bit.ly/16PBvHf). The institute is very international and the working language is English. The position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation for the duration of two years (gross salary CHF 94’000 per annum). The ideal starting date is early 2015. Applications should include 1) a cover letter outlining your motivation to work on this project as well as relevant experience, 2) a detailed curriculum vitae, and 3) the contact details of three academic referees. Send the above as a single .pdf file to barbara.tschirren@ieu.uzh.ch Review of applications will start on November 1st 2014, but candidates will be considered until the position is filled. For more information, feel free to contact me! Prof. Dr. Barbara Tschirren Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies University of Zurich Winterthurerstrasse 190 8057 Zurich Switzerland Email: barbara.tschirren@ieu.uzh.ch http://bit.ly/1k3S5MS via Gmail

September 19, 2014

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The Frontiers in Phylogenetics 4th Annual Symposium will remain available to watch on Ustream-SI in unedited form in three parts. Part 1) Opening (Mike Braun, John Kress, Guillermo Orti), Lacey Knowles, Kevin Kocot, Ingo Ebersberger… Part 2) Ingo Ebersberger continued, Derick Zwickl, Dave Swofford… Part 3) Dave Swofford continued, Luay Nakleh, Bastien Boussau, Round table discussion. http://bit.ly/1m1DcOS Part 1 http://bit.ly/1moGiMQ Part 2 http://bit.ly/1moGg7H Part 3 http://bit.ly/1AWxxL4 An edited version of the event will be available as a podcast on iTunes at a later date, to be announced. Regards, The Frontiers in Phylogenetics Program and the Washington Area Phylogenetics Consortium INTRODUCTIONS? Michael Braun, National Museum of Natural History John Kress, Interim Undersecretary for Science, Smithsonian Institution Guillermo Orti, George Washington University SPEAKERS? Lacey Knowles, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI Phylogenomics and Next-Generation Inferences: the Future of Phylogenetics in an Era of Big Data Kevin Kocot, School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia Deep Metazoan Phylogeny and the Utility of Taxon-Specific Ortholog Sets Ingo Ebersberger, Department for Applied Bioinformatics, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany A Phylogenomic View on the Early History of Gnasthostome Evolution: Is One Tree Enough? Derrick Zwickl, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA Distinguishing Methodological and Biological Causes of Gene Tree Discordance in Phylogenomic Datasets David Swofford, Department of Biology, Duke University, and National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, Durham, NC, USA Filtering and Partitioning Strategies for Phylogenomic Analyses Luay Nakhleh, Department of Computer Science, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA Genome-scale Phylogenetics in the Presence of Hybridization and Incomplete Lineage Sorting Bastien Boussau, Laboratory of Biometry and Evolutionary Biology, University Claude Bernard, Lyon, France Joint Inference of Gene Trees and Species Trees at the Genomic Scale Sponsored by Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History, Office of the Undersecretary of Science, and Laboratories of Analytical Biology and the Washington Area Phylogenetics Consortium CoyleB@si.edu via Gmail

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Responsibilities: A graduate student assistantship (M.S. or Ph.D.) is available at the University of Alaska Fairbanks for a student to develop a thesis project investigating the diversity, distribution, and evolution of polar marine microorganisms. This is an inter-disciplinary project and the student will engage with a team of researchers at UAF and other institutions on broader questions of Arctic ecosystem functioning via interactions with oceanographic conditions and higher trophic levels. Field work for the project is based primarily in the Chukchi Sea, with the potential for additional field work conducted on the R/V Sikuliaq ( http://bit.ly/1r91uoR). As part of the degree, the student will complete course work within the Graduate Program in Marine Science and Limnology at UAF. Qualifications: Competitive applicants will have a strong academic background in the natural sciences, prior field or research experience, and an interest in microbial ecology and evolution. Prior experience with bioinformatics or computer programming is desirable. Members of traditionally under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. UAF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution. The University of Alaska Fairbanks is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Closing Date: Applications will be accepted through 14 November 2014, or until the position is filled, with an expected start date in January 2015, or latest in May 2015. Applications: Please send a statement of interest, CV, and names of three professional references to Dr. Eric Collins (recollins@alaska.edu). More information can be found at http://cryomics.org rec3141@gmail.com via Gmail

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Postdoktor 2 years in Comparative parasitology The Aquatic diseases and pathogens research group has an open postdoctoral position in the LouseOff project (1.1.2015 - 31.12.2016). LouseOff is a “user controlled” Reseach counsil financed project led by PharmaQ A/S. The overall aim of the work package at IMR, lead by Rasmus Skern-Mauritzen, is to identify potential antigen candidates from comparative transcriptomes from the north atlantic salmonid specific copepod parasite, Lepeophtheirus salmonis subsp. salmonis, and the related copepod parasite Caligus rogercresseyi, infecting an array of hosts including Atlantic salmon in Chilean fish farms. The work package will focus on exploring expression and evolutionary differences between the species. Candidates should have a strong background in one or more of the following fields; bioinformatics, molecular phylogentics or molecular biology. Experience with analysis of large sequence datasets (i.e. “next” generation sequencing) is required. The position involve comparative transcriptomic and evolutionary analysis and background enabling the candidate for this type of work is necessary, while additional development of new tools for quantitative evolutionary analysis will be encouraged. Good communication - and cooperative skills are valued and will be weighted. Likewise will ability to report and publish in peer reviewed journals be central elements in judging the candidates. The position will be located in Bergen, Norway. Why apply for this position at IMR in Norway? *We offer good infrastructure and an outstanding working environment. *The position involves usage (and development) of cutting edge approaches to undertand parasites in general and sea lice in particular. *The position involves close cooperation with PharmaQ giving a unique chance to combine applied and basal science. *We offer flexible working hours, a good pensioning scheme, and an array of employee welfare programmes. Salaries are determined according to national standards for a 1352 Postdoc position, starting at a minimum wage of 59 200 Euro (approx. 81 000 USD) For further information about the position please contact project scientist Rasmus Skern-Mauritzen, rasmus@imr.no phone: 40069007 or group leader Bjrn Olav Kvamme, bjornok@imr.no, phone: 41612076. For further information about the institute see: www.imr.no. IMR is included in the national “IA-company” programme and is therefore dedicated to encompass all minorities to be represented in our staff. We therefore particularly encourage women and people with minority background to apply. We invite applications from candidates holding a PhD or similar degree (minimum requirement for consideration is a submitted thesis).Lists of applicants will be public. Applications must include CV, list of publications, University transcripts, recommendations and full text documents for the most relevant publications. Applications must be submitted via http://bit.ly/1mjfMEK.www.imr.no. IMR is included in the national “IA-company” programme and is therefore dedicated to encompass all minorities to be represented in our staff. We therefore particularly encourage women and people with minority background to apply. We invite applications from candidates holding a PhD or similar degree (minimum requirement for consideration is a submitted thesis).Lists of applicants will be public. Applications must include CV, list of publications, University transcripts, recommendations and full text documents for the most relevant publications. Applications must be submitted via http://bit.ly/1mjfMEK. Application deadline: 31.10.2014 Skern Rasmus via Gmail