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September 28, 2014

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Mammalian Behavior, Physiology, and Evolutionary Ecology Post-doc. I am seeking a postdoctoral research associate to work with my newly formed research group at the University of Michigan on questions at the intersection of behavior, physiology, and life histories in mammals. One broad aim of this research will be to document how developmental stress affects the physiology/behavior/life histories of wild mammalian species. This position will involve fieldwork in North America with free-living mammals in addition to detailed laboratory work to measure physiological, neurological, and genomic characteristics. The postdoctoral research associate will work collaboratively with my research group to address some specific research questions but will also have the scientific freedom to develop and address their own questions within our study systems. This will involve field and lab work, statistical analyses, writing papers and grant proposals, administrative work associated with the field/lab projects, supervising staff/undergraduates/graduates, and participating in outreach activities. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a related field by the start of the position and should be highly skilled in either fieldwork or laboratory techniques but preferably both. Applicants should possess some combination of desired technical skills (e.g., field work, neuroscience, hormone/oxidative stress assays, qPCR, in situ hybridization, epigenetics, bioinformatics, quantitative genetics) and also advanced statistical skills and past evidence of publishing papers. Applicants with no experience in fieldwork but with highly developed laboratory skills are also encouraged to apply. All applicants should be highly motivated, organized, creative, and collaborative. This position will be based in my lab (Ben Dantzer) at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI) but will require fieldwork in other locations in North America. The initial position is a 12 month, full-time, and fixed-term position, with a second year depending upon performance. The start date is negotiable depending upon the candidate but ideally by 1 February 2015. To apply, please send to me via email (Dantzer@umich.edu) in a single PDF: 1) a cover letter outlining your research interests, skills, and why you are applying, 2) CV (containing at least 3 references), and 3) two recent first-authored publications. Please send these materials to me by 1 December 2014. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or view my webpage (http://bit.ly/1nzOiZg). The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. -Ben Ben Dantzer, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Psychology University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI 48109 USA Email: dantzer@umich.edu Phone: 734-615-2352 Twitter: @ben_dantzer Web: http://bit.ly/1nzOiZg www.redsquirrel.ca http://bit.ly/1oov0spwww.redsquirrel.ca http://bit.ly/1oov0sp Benjamin Dantzer via Gmail
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Dear Colleagues, I am seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with an exceptional background in bioinformatics, functional genomics, or evolutionary genomics. Experience analyzing Illumina sequence data, computer programming proficiency, and training in ecological or evolutionary genetics are highly desirable. We recently received generous funding for yeast evolutionary genomics research from the National Science Foundations Dimensions of Biodiversity Program ( http://1.usa.gov/1vnuUlV ) and the Pew Charitable Trusts ( http://bit.ly/1ruTJKa ). With Antonis Rokas (Vanderbilt) and Cletus P. Kurtzman (USDA), the Y1000+ Project ( http://1.usa.gov/1vnuUlW ) seeks to sequence and analyze the to complete genomes of all ~1,000 known species of Saccharomycotina yeasts and determine the genetic basis of their metabolic, ecological, and functional diversification. Yeasts are genetically more diverse than vertebrates and have remarkable metabolic dexterity, but most remain minimally characterized. They compete vigorously for nutrients in every continent and biome and can produce everything from beer to oil. The history of yeasts is recorded in their genome sequences. Now is the time to read it and tell their story! The Hittinger Lab has diverse funding for other basic and applied research from NSF, DOE, and USDA, but we are specifically expanding our basic research in ecological and evolutionary genomics. The complete advertisement and application instructions can be found here: http://bit.ly/1ruTKhh . The precise start date is flexible, but candidates should apply by November 30th to receive full consideration. Sincerely, Chris Todd Hittinger, Assistant Professor of Genetics Genome Center of Wisconsin J. F. Crow Institute for the Study of Evolution University of Wisconsin-Madison 425-G Henry Mall, 2434 Genetics/Biotechnology Center Madison, WI 53706-1580 cthittinger@wisc.edu, (608) 890-2586 http://bit.ly/1vnuUm0 Chris Hittinger via Gmail
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One PhD graduate student position in the evolution of plant genomes is available beginning Fall 2015 in the Udall lab, Department of Plant and Wildlife Science, Brigham Young University. Research interests in the Udall lab center on genome evolution of polyploid plants, with a focus on cotton and other plants (see http://bit.ly/1BoVueh ). Students will employ molecular, structural, and genetic approaches to address basic questions in the evolution of plant development. Specific research projects include the evolution of genome structure as identified by optical mapping of species in the cotton genus. Successful applicants will be highly motivated with a strong interest in bioinformatics, 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 Plant and Wildlife Science, and Research Assistantships from the National Science Foundation. Tuition and benefits will be included in the assistantships 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 Joshua Udall (jaudall@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. Joshua Udall (5133 LSB) Brigham Young University 701 E. University Parkway Plant and Wildlife Science Depart. Provo, UT 84602 Office: 801-422-9307 jaudall1@gmail.com via Gmail

September 27, 2014

23:48

—_000_28D44B0F3E13AB439ADE0CB6F685FE6B08CD8BBEUOSDUNMBX3stand_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”Windows-1252” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable School of Biology University of St Andrews St Andrews, UK PhD studentship: Theory of social adaptation Natural selection explains the appearance of design in the living world. But at what level is this design expected to manifest - gene, individual, society - and what is its function? Social evolution provides a window on this problem, by pitting the interests of genes, individuals and societies against each other. I invite applications for a PhD studentship in my research group at the School of Biology, University of St Andrews, UK. I’m looking for a biology graduate who has a strong interest in social evolution theory, or an economics / mathematics / philosophy / physics graduate with a strong interest in social behaviour. Current research in my lab involves development of general theory - using kin selection, multilevel selection, game theory and theoretical population genetics approaches - and application of mathematical and simulation models that are tailored to the biology of real organisms, from microbes to insects to humans (see www.andygardner.org for more details). To this end, I strongly encourage interactions within the wider grouping of theoretical and empirical biologists in St Andrews, as well as with collaborators further afield. If social evolution really fascinates you, and you are a careful thinker, then you will flourish in the type of project that I enjoy supervising. Theoretical projects suit people of either sex, from any background, regardless of physical abilities. Please direct informal enquiries to Dr Andy Gardner (andy.gardner@st-andrews.ac.uk). Some examples of my research: 1. beda F, Ohtsuki H & Gardner A (2014) Ecology drives intragenomic conflict over menopause. Ecology Letters 17, 165-174. 2. Gardner A, Alpedrinha J & West SA (2012) Haplodiploidy and the evolution of eusociality: split sex ratios. American Naturalist 179, 240-256. 3. Gardner A & Smiseth PT (2011) Evolution of parental care driven by mutual reinforcement of parental food provisioning and sibling competition. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 278, 196-203. More information here: http://bit.ly/1BoPBh7www.andygardner.org for more details). To this end, I strongly encourage interactions within the wider grouping of theoretical and empirical biologists in St Andrews, as well as with collaborators further afield. If social evolution really fascinates you, and you are a careful thinker, then you will flourish in the type of project that I enjoy supervising. Theoretical projects suit people of either sex, from any background, regardless of physical abilities. Please direct informal enquiries to Dr Andy Gardner (andy.gardner@st-andrews.ac.uk). Some examples of my research: 1. beda F, Ohtsuki H & Gardner A (2014) Ecology drives intragenomic conflict over menopause. Ecology Letters 17, 165-174. 2. Gardner A, Alpedrinha J & West SA (2012) Haplodiploidy and the evolution of eusociality: split sex ratios. American Naturalist 179, 240-256. 3. Gardner A & Smiseth PT (2011) Evolution of parental care driven by mutual reinforcement of parental food provisioning and sibling competition. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 278, 196-203. More information here: http://bit.ly/1BoPBh7 Andy Gardner —_000_28D44B0F3E13AB439ADE0CB6F685FE6B08CD8BBEUOSDUNMBX3stand_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”Windows-1252” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

School of Biology
University of St Andrews
St Andrews, UK

PhD studentship: Theory of social adaptation

Natural selection explains the appearance of design in the living world. But at what level is this design expected to manifest - gene, individual, society - and what is its function? Social evolution provides a window on this problem, by pitting the interests of genes, individuals and societies against each other. 

I invite applications for a PhD studentship in my research group at the School of Biology, University of St Andrews, UK. I’m looking for a biology graduate who has a strong interest in social evolution theory, or an economics / mathematics / philosophy / physics graduate with a strong interest in social behaviour. 

Current research in my lab involves development of general theory - using kin selection, multilevel selection, game theory and theoretical population genetics approaches - and application of mathematical and simulation models that are tailored to the biology of real organisms, from microbes to insects to humans (see www.andygardner.org for more details). To this end, I strongly encourage interactions within the wider grouping of theoretical and empirical biologists in St Andrews, as well as with collaborators further afield. 

If social evolution really fascinates you, and you are a careful thinker, then you will flourish in the type of project that I enjoy supervising. Theoretical projects suit people of either sex, from any background, regardless of physical abilities. 

Please direct informal enquiries to Dr Andy Gardner (andy.gardner@st-andrews.ac.uk). 

Some examples of my research: 
1. beda F, Ohtsuki H & Gardner A (2014) Ecology drives intragenomic conflict over menopause. Ecology Letters 17, 165-174. 
2. Gardner A, Alpedrinha J & West SA (2012) Haplodiploidy and the evolution of eusociality: split sex ratios. American Naturalist 179, 240-256. 
3. Gardner A & Smiseth PT (2011) Evolution of parental care driven by mutual reinforcement of parental food provisioning and sibling competition. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B 278, 196-203. 

More information here: http://bit.ly/106utRu

Andy Gardner

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A PhD position is available at the Institute of Plant Biology (University of Zurich, Switzerland) to work on the impact of transposable elements on local adaptation. Starting date: ~ March 2015 (negotiable) Project summary: The primary objective of the project is to better understand the genetic basis of local adaptation. We aim to study the impact of transposable elements on genetic diversity, gene expression and potential adaptation in populations from different locations using the grass, Brachypodium distachyon, as a model. The project will combine whole genome (re)sequencing, comparative genomics and transcriptomics. The position is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation for 3 years (Ambizione Fellowship) and will be based at the Institute of Plant Biology (University of Zurich) in collaboration with the Genomic Diversity Center (ETH-Zurich). The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr. Anne Roulin and be part of Dr. Thomas Wicker’s group. Candidate requirements: We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with interest in evolution, ecology and genomics. Applicants are required to have completed a Master degree in Biology. The successful candidate should be interested in molecular lab work and comfortable handling large datasets. Experience in molecular biology or/and programming skills are a plus but not required. Working language is English, and applicants should have a good level of written and spoken English. How to apply: Interested? Please send your application as a single pdf file containing: (1) a cover letter describing your motivation and research interests (2) a CV (3) copy of degree to Anne Roulin (anne.roulin@unibas.ch). Contact information for at least one academic reference should be also provided. Reviewing starts in November but applications are welcome until the position is filled. For further information or questions, please do not hesitate to contact Anne Roulin. We are looking forward to receiving your application! Anne Roulin For further information - on the institute: http://bit.ly/1qFxoFT - on the model : http://bit.ly/1qFxoFV Anne Roulin via Gmail
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Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of California Irvine Postdoctoral Scholar: genomics and evolution A NSF-funded postdoctoral scholar position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Donovan P. German at University of California, Irvine. Research in the German lab is aimed at understanding the evolution of energy and nutrient acquisition strategies of organisms ranging from microbes to vertebrates (fishes in particular). The postdoctoral researcher will start by sequencing the genomes of two fish species, and examining the transcriptomes of these same species, plus six others. Successful candidates will collaborate with a dynamic team of biochemists, physiologists, evolutionary biologists, and ecologists at UC Irvine and other institutions. Required qualifications include a recent Ph.D. (earned in 2010 or later) in molecular biology, biochemistry, or related fields. Desirable qualifications include experience with Next Generation molecular techniques at the bench and in bioinformatics, a strong publication record, excellent writing and communication skills, and a willingness to do field work (mainly to collect organisms for study). Duration of position is dependent upon performance (annual appointments, with potential for renewal), and salary will be commensurate with experience. Applications submitted by November 15, 2014 will be given full consideration, although applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should submit curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research interests, and names and contact information for three references to the following online recruitment URL: http://bit.ly/1BkoPq8 For more information about this position contact Dr. Donovan P. German at dgerman@uci.edu. The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. Sincerely, Donovan Donovan P. German, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology University of California Irvine, CA 92697 dgerman@uci.edu http://bit.ly/1DGSRZb “Donovan P. German” via Gmail
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A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Monica Medina in the Department of Biology at Pennsylvania State University - University Park campus. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research on coral microbiome coevolution. The work will involve handling large Illumina sequence tag data as well as microbial genomes isolated from different host species and locations throughout the world. Experience with next generation sequence data is expected. The candidate should have knowledge of the Unix environment and be able to program in at least one language (Perl, Python). Scientific diving (American Association for Underwater Science certification) and boating (US Cost Guard certification) experience are required. Ability to travel to remote field locations for extended periods of time will be necessary. Additionally, experience in microbiology, molecular biology, bioinformatics, statistics, and phylogenetic analysis is required. Requires a Ph.D. in microbiology, marine biology, genomics, bioinformatics or related field. Interested applicants should provide a cover letter detailing research interests, a CV, and contact information for three professional references. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with possibility of re-funding. Applications should be submitted through http://bit.ly/1DGPBNv Job Number 53832 Mnica Medina Associate Professor Penn State University Monica via Gmail
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JOB DESCRIPTION Project coordinator/leader for a study evaluating the effect of a long-term research project and related conservation activities on the status of bonobos. The study will be conducted in a forest area that is located in the buffer zone of Salonga National Park, DRC. The person will be in charge of conducting transect work and camera trapping to obtain information on the occurrence of bonobos, the diversity of wildlife and the frequency of human encroachment. The survey area consists of 500 km^2 located in an extremely remote zone with no running water or electricity. The person will lead a field team consisting of 4 local assistants. Some of the transect work will be conducted close to a research camp while other parts of the work necessitates camping for several days in the forest. Work duties beside organization of activities in the field and data collection include entering the collected data in a computer for later analyses. The person is expected to come to Leipzig (Germany) prior to data collection in the field for training. Additional information about the research station is available at _http://www.eva.mpg.de/primat_ QUALIFICATIONS Essential requirements are: (1) experience in working under difficult field conditions, (2) precision and reliability in scoring data during observations and when entering field data into data files, (3) resistance to social/psychological stress, (4) social and communicative skills to facilitate team work, (5) the ability to achieve tasks by improvisation, (6) language skills in French. Candidates must be able to work independently, must have strong motivation to take on responsibility, and tolerance to costumes and practices of traditional societies. SALARY/FUNDING 1000 Euros/month SUPPORT -food (mainly local food and some western food items) -lodging (in tents) -airfare for one flight from Kinshasa to the field site and back -airfare for one international return flight (reimbursement ONLY AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETITION OF A 9 MONTS TERM OF APPOINTMENT) -expenses for visa and stay in Kinshasa (reimbursement ONLY AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETITION OF A 9 MONTS TERM OF APPOINTMENT) -*please note that costs for a health insurance can not be covered by the project* TERM OF APPOINTMENT 9 months starting in March 2015 CONTACT Applications should be sent till 15 December to Dr. Martin Surbeck (surbeck@eva.mpg.de) Martin Surbeck via Gmail
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KU has an open position for an Assistant or Associate Professor in Genomics. We’re interested in any candidates who use genomic and systems-level approaches to understand fundamental biological problems, including evolutionary and quantitative genetics/genomics questions. The formal ad, including application details is given below. If anyone has questions about the position, please feel free to contact me. Stuart Macdonald sjmac@ku.edu Assistant or Associate Professor in Genomics Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of Kansas The Department of Molecular Biosciences at the University of Kansas invites applications for a faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant or Associate level in Genomics. We are seeking applications from outstanding scientists with experience in genome-level, quantitative approaches to understanding any area in modern experimental biology. The department provides a highly interactive, multi-disciplinary research environment that includes successful researchers in the areas of genetics and genomics, computational biology, cell and developmental biology, neurobiology, microbiology, biochemistry, and cancer biology (http://bit.ly/1t3WOif). Departmental strengths in genomics complement those in related units on campus, including the Center for Bioinformatics, the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and the School of Pharmacy. All scientists with active, innovative research programs in the area of experimental genomics are encouraged to apply. Required qualifications for the position include a PhD and postdoctoral experience in genetics, genomics or a related discipline, potential for excellence in genomics research, and a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the life sciences. For appointment at the rank of Associate Professor with tenure, applicants must additionally demonstrate an established history of extramural research funding. The University of Kansas is a major educational and research institution located in Lawrence, a vibrant, thriving community of more than 90,000 a short drive from Kansas City and the KU Medical Center. KU is committed to expanding its innovative research programs. We especially encourage woman and minorities to apply. For a complete announcement and to apply online, go to http://bit.ly/1vdwAyc, or go to http://bit.ly/15uO89V, click on “Faculty, Lecturers, Academic Staff”, click on “Search openings”, and search by key word “Genomics”. A complete online application includes the following materials: a cover letter, CV, statement of current and future research goals, statement of teaching interests, and contact information for at least three professional references. Initial review of applications begins November 3, 2014 and will continue as long as required to identify a qualified pool. Informal inquiries can be directed to Stuart Macdonald (sjmac@ku.edu), Chair of the search committee. ### Dr. Stuart J. Macdonald Department of Molecular Biosciences 4043 Haworth Hall 1200 Sunnyside Avenue University of Kansas Lawrence KS 66045 ### office: 785-864-5362 lab: 785-864-5777 fax: 785-864-5321 email: sjmac@ku.edu ### via Gmail

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Several PhD positions available in the Biological Sciences Wake Forest University The Department of Biology at Wake Forest University currently has several positions available for graduate students seeking MS or PhD degrees starting in Fall 2015. Positions are available in the following core areas: Ecology and Evolution, Cell and Molecular Biology, Physiology, Integrative Plant Biology, and Neuroscience and Behavior. Our department offers a research-focused experience for students who want to perform integrative research and interact with faculty spanning multiple fields of biology. Faculty maintain internationally-recognized research programs both locally and abroad. Interested applicants should contact their potential advisor before applying. Applicants are expected to have demonstrated academic success and competitive resumes. Apply by January 10, 2015 for full consideration. More information can be found on our website at http://bit.ly/Yo8OTI Faculty currently accepting graduate students include but are not limited to: Dr. Katie Lotterhos: Landscape Genomics, Marine Biology, and Evolution Dr. Bill Conner: Bat-insect Behavior and Ecology Dr. Matthew Fuxjager: Hormones and Behavior, Vertebrate Physiology Dr. Cliff Zeyl: Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics Dr. Miles Silman: Amazonian and Andean Forest Ecology and Conservation Dr. Ke Zhang: Epigenetics, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Dr. Michael Anderson: Savannah Ecology Dr. Gloria Muday: Hormone Signalling and Development For a full list of faculty, see http://bit.ly/1sB5sKL Wake Forest University is centrally located in North Carolina, and offers ample opportunities to enjoy the outdoors and the arts. via Gmail

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Post doctoral position in Molecular Epidemiology and Evolution of Agents of Infectious Disease at UNC Charlotte. Duties will include supporting projects through original research and publication, collaboration with other team members and stakeholders, and mentoring of students. The employee will also contribute to development of proposals for funding. Applicants should have experience in molecular systematics, biogeography, host-pathogen systems, and/or computational biology. Ph.D. required in biology, computer science, or related fields. send CV to unccpostdoc@gmail.com unccpostdoc@gmail.com Prof. Dan Janies Dept. Bioinformatics & Genomics (Please note this was incorrectly flagged and is a legitimate advert - Brian Golding) via Gmail

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION - DOMESTICATION EFFECTS ON BITING PERFORMANCE IN RATS Max Planck Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany The Max Planck Weizmann Center for Integrative Archaeology and Anthropology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany) invites applications for a post-doctoral position to work on a collaborative project to study the effect of domestication on bite force performance and skull and muscle anatomy in rats. We are seeking a highly qualified and motivated candidate with experience in in vivo bite force measurements, anatomical dissection, muscle physiology, microscopy, histology, immunohistochemistry, CT imaging and/or geometric morphometrics. This position is set to begin as soon as 1 November 2014, and applications will be considered until the position is filled. The initial length of the appointment will be one year, with an option for extension. The selected candidate should have a Ph.D. (or be close to completion) in a relevant area and a significant track record of research. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more physically impaired individuals and to increasing the share of women in areas where they are underrepresented, and therefore expressly encourages applications from such qualified individuals. Applications including cover letter, curriculum vitae, reprints of selected publications, a short statement of research interests and the names of at least two referees should be sent as a single PDF document to Dr Kornelius Kupczik (kupczik@eva.mpg.de). For further information about the Max Planck Weizmann Center see http://bit.ly/1ngtwk0. via Gmail

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I have attached a word document containing plain text for the advert. Although the adverts states that the position is for the field of ” biology including cell biology, mammalian developmental biology or stem cell biology,” we do not want to limit the position in these fields only. Best regards, Connie Professor in Biology [Reference V1404] The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University (http://www.oist.jp) invites applications for at least one appointment, including a tenured professor in Biology. We seek dynamic scientists with visionary leadership and an outstanding record of scholarly achievement in biology including cell biology, mammalian developmental biology or stem cell biology. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree, with an established international reputation for excellence and innovation in research. Successful candidates will be expected to lead an internationally-recognized research program, to contribute to the teaching and supervision of graduate students, and to participate in the academic life and governance of OIST. Generous institutional support will be provided, including startup costs, researcher salaries, operating costs and space in striking new laboratory buildings. OIST has 52 faculty members and over 380 researchers, with opportunities for collaboration in a wide range of fields including life sciences such as cell biology, neurobiology, developmental biology, evolutionary biology, genomics, structural biology, immunology, plant epigenetics and systems biology; physical sciences such as interface science, nanotechnology, novel 2D materials and heterostructures, organic and inorganic functional materials, photocatalytic and energy materials, quantum optics, quantum materials, and surface science; and chemistry including bioengineering chemistry, organic synthetic chemistry, nucleic acid chemistry, and coordination chemistry. OIST emphasizes interdisciplinary research based on strong core research areas. There are no departments, and the laboratory design is open. Research resources and equipment are managed to encourage easy access and collaborative research. OIST is an English-language graduate university, offering a world-class research environment in an area of distinctive culture, unique ecology, and outstanding natural beauty. The research community is highly international, with faculty, staff and students drawn from over 40 different countries. Attractive housing, after-school programs, and child care in a specially designed Child Development Center, are all available on campus. OIST Graduate University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. The University strongly encourages women and minority candidates to apply. More details regarding the advantages of working at OIST, and instructions on how to apply are available from http://bit.ly/1uP3Md5. For more information about this position, please contact the search committee at biology-search@oist.jp. The deadline for application is 30th November 2014. Interviews will be held on the OIST campus in January and February 2015. Connie Elizabeth Naka via Gmail

September 26, 2014

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The Brandvain lab at the University of Minnesota ” Twin Cities is recruiting graduate students. We are particularly interested in students who hope to blend theory and data and to bridge micro and macro-evolutionary scales in aims of understanding plant diversity, and who thrive on stretching their mathematical, statistical, and computational skills to conduct creative and rigorous approaches to evolutionary questions. Students can expect to generate and analyze population genomic and phylogenomic data sets, develop novel theoretical approaches, and interact with a strong and diverse community of evolutionary geneticists at the University of Minnesota, while developing an independent research program. The University of Minnesota is an excellent place to conduct research in plant evolutionary genetics and genomics, with numerous groups adjacent in idea-space (Goldberg, Cavender-Bares, Tiffin, Moeller, McGaugh, Springer, R. Shaw, Weiblen, May, Snell-Rood, Morrell, Hirsch) to provide a strong, supportive, and integrative training environment. See http://bit.ly/1ngaKte and http://bit.ly/1vn8tLD for faculty in Minnesota’s plant bio and eeb programs, respectively). The University of Minneapolis is located in the Twin Cities, providing opportunities of BOTH the big city (sports [GO LYNX!!!!!], music, culture, food ), and the outdoors (we’re surrounded by lakes, rivers, and wildness). Interested students should contact Yaniv ( ybrandvain At gmail DOT com ) with a CV (including research experience and outcomes, as well as a description of relevant coursework in biology and math / stats / computation, and gpa) and a short description of their interests and why UMN would be a good fit for them. Yaniv will support enthusiastic students in developing their ideas for an NSF GRFP, and in preparing their application to the department of plant biology or ecology and evolution at the University of Minnesota. The Brandvain lab is committed to increasing diversity in our scientific community and therefore encourages applications from diverse students with related scientific interests. for more information visit ” the brandvain lab website — http://bit.ly/1ngaM4m the UMN-pBio grad group site http://bit.ly/1vn8rDy & the UMN-eeb grad group site http://bit.ly/1ngaKtg or contact Yaniv ybrandvain@gmail.com via Gmail

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Funding is available for a PhD studentship at Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK. My lab uses aquatic ecosystems to address questions spanning the sub-disciplines of ecology. Evolutionary topics include sexual selection, lek mating systems, adaptive radiation and sexual size dimorphism. Visit our lab website for information on current research topics: http://bit.ly/1ngaKt6 You will be free to work the topic & system of your choice. Your research may extend or add to existing lab topics. The successful applicant will have an outstanding academic record, and demonstrated potential/ability to conduct creative/independent research.    Aberystwyth is located on the beautiful and rural west coast of Wales. The Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS) is one of the largest and most diverse natural science departments in the UK. The Aquatic, Behavioural & Evolutionary Biology (ABEB) group works on topics ranging from river ecosystem restoration to molecular genetics. IBERS: (http://bit.ly/1vn8rna).  ABEB: (http://bit.ly/1ngaKt8) For inquiries contact me by email: kyy@aber.ac.uk.   To apply send a single PDF document containing the following:
1. A cover letter describing your background and career goals (up to one page).
2. A brief description of the research you would like to conduct (up to one page).
3. Your CV with copies of academic transcripts and relevant test scores.
4. The names and contact information of two references who can speak to your promise as a researcher. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Kyle A Young Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS) Aberystwyth University Kyle A Young kyleayoung.com http://bit.ly/1vn8rnb Phone: 01970 621633 Office: New IBERS Building 0.12 Institute of Biological, Environmental & Rural Sciences (IBERS) Aberystwyth University Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3DA “Kyle Young [kyy]” via Gmail
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Curator, Dinosaur Institute Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) seeks a Curator (Assistant or Associate level) specializing in the study of non-avian dinosaurs to conduct collection-based research in evolutionary biology including taxonomy, systematics, ontogeny, functional morphology, and biogeography. The NHM, the largest natural history museum in the western United States, has recently finished a dramatic transformation including new ground-breaking exhibitions and a 3 ½ acre wildlife garden. The NHM’s mission is to inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. Our strategic intent—”To be the best at communicating how our planet and life on it changes over time and why this matters”—guides our priorities for the next decade. The successful candidate will have a record of outstanding research and publications as well as excellent communication skills, a talent for collaboration across disciplines and an innate ability to engage and enthuse the public and stakeholders through his/her work. The NHM holds important collections of non-avian dinosaurs and other Mesozoic tetrapods. These collections afford a huge potential for a broad array of research and public programs and are continuously growing through ongoing field efforts. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a dynamic, productive, and scientifically significant program of research to build a growing scientific and public profile, overseeing the development and curation of important collections, maintaining and strengthening the NHM’s presence in key professional and governmental networks, and establishing active internal NHM collaborations, especially with the Education and Exhibits, Marketing and Communications, and Advancement Departments. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D., a strong track record of published research, and experience in generating funding to support research. His/her demonstrated talent for successful public communication will enhance collaborations with non-scientists in the NHM’s Education and Exhibits, Marketing and Communications, and Advancement Departments. Experience in collections management would be an advantage, as would an interest in creative ways of engaging the public in research (e.g., citizen science). The Curator will be expected to develop an active and publically engaging research program, develop working relationships with local universities, mentor students and postdoctoral fellows, and maintain research through obtaining competitive grants and/or funding from other external sources. The candidate must have the vision and capability to build a research program that can be integrated within the NHM’s ongoing efforts to understand the evolution of dinosaurs. He/she will manage the collection’s growth and undertake research in ways that increase both its scientific and public appeal. The ability to communicate effectively and engage with a wide variety of audiences, including the public and the NHM’s various stakeholders is paramount. The successful candidate will be expected to help oversee staff and supervise the NHM’s dinosaur programs including collections and field efforts. He/she will actively participate in a broad range of museum activities, such as exhibits, education, outreach, training of educators, public communications including, but not limited to, media interactions, and fundraising. The Curator will also be responsible for building productive ties with local universities, professional associations, educators, and other relevant organizations within the scientific and general community. This is a full-time position with a salary and title commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits. Application deadline is December 1st, 2014. The starting date is July 1st, 2015. Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, salary history, and the full contact information of at least three professional references to thayden@nhm.org, or Dinosaur Institute Curatorial Search, Research & Collections, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA. The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no phone calls, no fax. Gregory B. Pauly, Ph.D. Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 900 Exposition Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90007 213-763-3212 (work) 213-747-0204 (fax) http://bit.ly/1rjkB2b http://on.fb.me/1rjkyDm http://bit.ly/1Bf8sLD Gregory Pauly via Gmail
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PhD positions in Human Origins We invite applications for the Leipzig School of Human Origins, an international PhD program of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the University of Leipzig. This program provides interdisciplinary training and research opportunities for university graduates who wish to work towards a PhD in anthropology, archaeology, biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, evolutionary genetics, paleoanthropology, primatology, psychology, and related fields. Candidates apply for one of the following disciplines of the program: 1) Comparative and Molecular Primatology - focusing on the evolution of social and cultural systems in the great apes, as well as other relevant mammals. 2) Evolutionary and Functional Genomics, Ancient DNA, Molecular Anthropology and Genome Bioinformatics a. Evolutionary Genomics, Ancient DNA - focusing on the evolutionary and functional genomics of humans and the great apes, as well as the retrieval of DNA from palaeontological remains. b. Molecular Anthropology - focusing on the origin, relationships, history, and migration patterns of human populations. c. Genome Bioinformatics - focusing on computational approaches to the management and analysis of gene expression data. 3) Human Paleontology, Prehistoric Archaeology and Archaeological Science - focusing on the study of hominid fossils and archaeological sites. This includes comparative morphological as well as chemical (isotopic) analyses. Graduate students will be accepted to only one of these areas but will have the opportunity to take part in courses and seminars in all of them. Our PhD program is open for international students and is designed as a 3-year-program. We invite applications from all countries. Applicants hold a Masters degree, a Diploma or equivalent in one of the above, or related, fields. It is not necessary to hold the degree at the point of application. However, you must have been awarded your degree prior to the start of the program in September 2015. Candidates have to be fluent in written and spoken English. German is not required but international students will be offered opportunities to take German language courses. PhD students are supported by fellowships which are provided either by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology or the University of Leipzig; or have been obtained by the student. Term of Appointment: Fall 2015 Application Deadline: December 1, 2014 Visit www.leipzig.de for information on living in Leipzig, Germany, in the center of Europe. Contact Information: Sandra Jacob Deutscher Platz 6 Leipzig, 04103, Germany Telephone Number: ++493413550122 Fax Number: ++493413550119 Website: http://bit.ly/1rjkymO E-mail Address: leipzig-school@eva.mpg.de Sandra Jacob Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology / The Leipzig School of Human Origins (Ph.D. Programme) Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, GERMANY phone: ++49 (0) 341 3550-122; fax: ++49 (0) 341 3550-119 http://bit.ly/1Bf8sv7 http://bit.ly/1rjkymOwww.leipzig.de for information on living in Leipzig, Germany, in the center of Europe. Contact Information: Sandra Jacob Deutscher Platz 6 Leipzig, 04103, Germany Telephone Number: ++493413550122 Fax Number: ++493413550119 Website: http://bit.ly/1rjkymO E-mail Address: leipzig-school@eva.mpg.de Sandra Jacob Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology / The Leipzig School of Human Origins (Ph.D. Programme) Deutscher Platz 6, 04103 Leipzig, GERMANY phone: ++49 (0) 341 3550-122; fax: ++49 (0) 341 3550-119 http://bit.ly/1Bf8sv7 http://bit.ly/1rjkymO Sandra Jacob via Gmail
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We are re-advertising the following position - this is available for an immediate start: A postdoctoral position (up to two years funding depending on start date) is now available at the Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (UFSCar) working with Reinaldo A. de Brito, in collaboration with Jason Wolf (University of Bath). The project is focused on understanding the genetics of species differences in South American fruit flies of the group Anastrepha fraterculus (Diptera: Tephritidae). The primary goal of the project is to understand the nature of variation underlying traits that distinguish species (including major ecologically relevant traits as well as traits potentially involved in mate recognition) and how the species differences relate to within species variation. The postdoc will contribute to empirical and computational components of the project. There is considerable flexibility and opportunities for the postdoc to make major contributions to the direction of the research program. Experimental work under this project includes RNA-seq approaches to understanding gene expression in hybrids and multigenerational breeding schemes aimed at mapping variation associated with species differences. If you expressed interest in our previously advertised positions and would like to be considered for this position, please let us know and send an updated CV. Please send queries or application materials to Reinaldo de Brito (and CC to Jason Wolf) at: Reinaldo A. de Brito brito@ufscar.br CCBS- Depto de Genetica e Evolucao Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos Jason B. Wolf Jason@evolutionarygenetics.org Dept. of Biology & Biochemistry University of Bath jason@evolutionarygenetics.org via Gmail

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Population and Conservation Genomics Workshop Plant and Animal Genome XXIII International Conference http://bit.ly/14sBoDh January 10-14, 2015 Town and Country Convention Centre, San Diego, California The annual Population and Conservation Genomics workshop will be held at the Plant and Animal Genome XXIII International conference. The workshop is scheduled on Saturday, January 10, 2015. You are invited to attend this Workshop and submit abstracts for oral presentations on any population and conservation genomics aspect of both plants and animals. The topics may include: population genomic diversity and structure; molecular evolution; adaptive molecular genetic variation; natural selection and local adaptation; candidate-gene and genome-wide population studies; application of genomics in conservation and management of genetic resources; genomic effects of domestication, management practices, fragmentation, bottlenecks, climate and environment change, and transgenic deployment; and gene conservation; etc. The workshop has a slot for six invited speakers. A number of invited presentations will be selected from the submitted abstracts. Please send your abstract of no more than 250 words by e-mail to Om Rajora (Om.Rajora@unb.ca) as an attached Word file no later than October 17, 2014. You will be notified by October 24th whether your abstract has been selected for an oral presentation. Thereafter, the selected presenters will need to submit their abstract to the PAG website. Authors whose abstracts are not selected for oral presentations are highly encouraged to present a poster at the conference. Inquiries and Abstract Submission For information and questions regarding the Population and Conservation Genomics workshop, please contact Om Rajora at the following coordinates. Dr. Om P. Rajora, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB E3B 5A3, Canada. E-mail: Om.Rajora@unb.ca Tel: (506) 458-7477 Fax: (506) 453-3538 Om Rajora via Gmail
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The Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology Dept. at UCSB is searching for someone working in the marine realm, whose research involves physiological theory and/or experiments. We encourage applications from diverse Ecological and Evolutionary Scientists, but the deadline is very soon: please apply! Job ad pasted below and available at http://bit.ly/WQNTs2. Assistant Professor Marine Physiology Job #JPF00335 College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences - Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology Recruitment Period Open Jul 18, 2014 through Sep 30, 2014 Description The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology (EEMB; www.eemb.ucsb.edu) at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Marine Physiology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are searching for a highly creative and interactive scholar who fits into our multidisciplinary department. The area and system of study is open, although we are most interested in candidates who would examine the physiological mechanisms underlying organism-environment interactions, or whose work would link to global change in marine ecosystems. This position requires a PhD at the time of appointment and will be filled by a physiologist who studies metazoans or macrophytes, and we encourage candidates who work in all marine systems including the deep-sea, temperate and tropical reefs and open as well as coastal oceans. We encourage applications from candidates who adopt an integrative, mechanistic approach and have a strong field component in their research. The candidate is expected to have or develop an internationally recognized research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the candidates area of expertise, and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research that covers research accomplishments and future plans, 4) a statement of teaching experience and interests, 5) three selected publications, and 6) names and contact information of three persons willing to provide letters of reference (the committee will solicit letters for a shortlist of candidates). EEMB is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. Submit applications electronically at: http://bit.ly/WQNTs2 Review of applicants will begin September 1, 2014 and will continue until the position has been filled. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities. Learn More More information about this recruitment: http://eemb.ucsb.eduwww.eemb.ucsb.edu) at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Marine Physiology at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are searching for a highly creative and interactive scholar who fits into our multidisciplinary department. The area and system of study is open, although we are most interested in candidates who would examine the physiological mechanisms underlying organism-environment interactions, or whose work would link to global change in marine ecosystems. This position requires a PhD at the time of appointment and will be filled by a physiologist who studies metazoans or macrophytes, and we encourage candidates who work in all marine systems including the deep-sea, temperate and tropical reefs and open as well as coastal oceans. We encourage applications from candidates who adopt an integrative, mechanistic approach and have a strong field component in their research. The candidate is expected to have or develop an internationally recognized research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the candidates area of expertise, and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research that covers research accomplishments and future plans, 4) a statement of teaching experience and interests, 5) three selected publications, and 6) names and contact information of three persons willing to provide letters of reference (the committee will solicit letters for a shortlist of candidates). EEMB is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. Submit applications electronically at: http://bit.ly/WQNTs2 Review of applicants will begin September 1, 2014 and will continue until the position has been filled. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities. Learn More More information about this recruitment: http://eemb.ucsb.edu Thomas Turner via Gmail