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July 22, 2014

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—_000_07050cdc982e49f1b9f56bfd926d0d2aBY2PR05MB792namprd05pro_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable About 100 people generously volunteered to let their talks be recorded at the recent Evolution 2014 conference in Raleigh, NC, in June, and approximately 80 talks were successfully recorded (~10% of the total presented at the meeting). These were recorded via smartphones as part of an experimental program, so the quality is somewhat variable, but the majority are clear (i.e., slides easily readable). This effort was sponsored by the Society for the Study of Evolution and executed by a team of student volunteers. The list of recorded talks (with links to their abstracts and videos) is available at: http://bit.ly/1loRoew If you’d just like to browse the recorded talks, they are in a YouTube channel at: http://bit.ly/1rmlq8D Again, this was an experimental program, we appreciate the efforts of everyone who made these videos possible, and we apologize to the minority of speakers either who wanted but didn’t get their talks recorded or whose slides are not (easily) readable. We hope the community appreciates the accessibility these videos bring to exciting scientific results, and that these videos encourage people to attend one of the future Evolution conferences in person to see more great science and to interact in person. Next year’s conference will be in Guaruja, Brazil: http://bit.ly/1loRpyV (website in progress) —_000_07050cdc982e49f1b9f56bfd926d0d2aBY2PR05MB792namprd05pro_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

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—089e01228d464a38cb04feb6dbc8 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Molecular Evolution/Planetary Science.Postdoctoral Associate Computational Biology Phylogenetics Microbial Evolution The Fournier Lab within the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department at MIT is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Postdoctoral Associate for a 1-year appointment with possible extension, to begin during the 2014-2015 academic year. Ongoing research areas include microbial phylogenetics and phylometabolomics, development of molecular clock models and time calibration of microbial evolution across planetary timescales, horizontal gene transfer, ancestral sequence reconstruction, genomic paleontology, and co-evolution of microbial ecology and planetary processes. Requirements: PhD with a strong background in bioinformatics, phylogenetics, statistics, and computer programming. Qualified applicants are encourged to apply by email to Professor Gregory Fournier, g4nier@mit.edu. Application should include Curriculum Vitae; name, email address and telephone number of three professional references; and a brief statement of research interest. —089e01228d464a38cb04feb6dbc8 Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Massachusetts Institute of Technology.Molecular Evolution/Planetary Science.Postdoctoral AssociateComputational BiologyPhylogeneticsMicrobial EvolutionThe Fournier Lab within the Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences Department at MIT is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Postdoctoral Associate for a 1-year appointment with possible extension, to begin during the 2014-2015 academic year.Ongoing research areas include microbial phylogenetics and phylometabolomics, development of molecular clock models and time calibration of microbial evolution across planetary timescales, horizontal gene transfer, ancestral sequence reconstruction, genomic paleontology, and co-evolution of microbial ecology and planetary processes.Requirements: PhD with a strong background in bioinformatics, phylogenetics, statistics, and computer programming. Qualified applicants are encourged to apply by email to Professor Gregory Fournier, g4nier@mit.edu.Application should include Curriculum Vitae; name, email address and telephone number of three professional references; and a brief statement of research interest. —089e01228d464a38cb04feb6dbc via Gmail
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Application is now open for the following postdoc position we announced earlier. To apply, please visit http://bit.ly/1yU09W4 quote the reference number UOS008884. The initial closing date is 31 August 2014. Please note the updated information about starting date and other specifications of the post. A postdoc position is available to work with Dr Kai Zeng and Prof Jon Slate at the University of Sheffield. The position is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to carry out population genomic studies in great tits (/Parus major/). Questions of interest include examining how demography and natural selection shape patterns of diversity across the genome and understanding what evolutionary forces have acted on loci that underlie phenotypic variation, by using existing methods and developing new methods. The project involves whole-genome sequencing of multiple great tit individuals using high-throughput sequencing instruments, and the subsequent bioinformatic/population genetic analysis of the data. Therefore, demonstrable expertise in population/evolutionary genetics, computer programming and statistical analysis of large-scale datasets is essential. Experience in preparing DNA samples for high-throughput sequencing instruments is an advantage, but non-essential. The post is available for up to 3 years, and is available from January 2015 or as soon as possible afterwards. The starting salary is 28,972- 30,728 perannum, depending on experience and qualification. The applicant should provide a CV, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and contact details of at least two referees. Enquiries are welcomed and should be sent to k.zeng@sheffield.ac.uk Kai Zeng via Gmail

July 21, 2014

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Primate Social Evolution Dept., University of Gttingen, Germany PhD - Primate Behavioral Endocrinology Application deadline: 31.8.2014 The Department of Primate Social Evolution (http://bit.ly/1n7UKag) at the Georg-August-Universitt Gttingen is looking to fill a PhD position with 50% of the regular working hours (currently 19.9 hours per week) with a limited contract of 1 year with a possible extension for another 2 years. This position should be filled by approximately 01.02.2015. Salary: Pay grade 13 TV-L. Your duties We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student to work on the links between social interactions, social relationships and stress physiology in wild Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis). The project will combine behavioral observations with non-invasive hormone analysis and will be part of the Assamese macaque project at Phu Khieo Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand (http://bit.ly/1yTN5QI). Your profile Applicants should have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in a relevant field and should be familiar with topics of behavioral ecology and behavioral endocrinology. Previous field experience is mandatory. The applicant will spend approximately 15 months in the field and thus should be physically fit, emotionally mature, able to integrate into an international team of diverse cultural backgrounds, be able to work independently and to spend long hours alone in a dense forest. Excellent English skills are essential as is the willingness to learn basic Thai. The PhD student will be enrolled in a graduate program of the University of Gttingen, e.g. Behavior and Cognition (http://bit.ly/1yTN5QN). The University of Gttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favored. Please send your application with the usual documents incl. names and addresses of 2 referees in electronic form by August 31st 2014 to Prof. Julia Ostner, CRC Evolution of Social Behavior, Primate Social Evolution, email: jostner@gwdg.de. “Ostner, Julia” via Gmail
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MaxPlanckInst_Seewiesen.BlueTitFieldAssistant The Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Seewiesen, Bayern, Germany (see http://bit.ly/1n7UMix), is seeking four field assistants to work from 1st October 2014 to 31st March 2015. These assistants will work as part of a long-term study on the reproductive biology of a blue tit /Cyanistes caeruleus/ population in a protected forest site in Southern Germany. Work will include: catching birds at feeders and nest-boxes using traps and/or mist nets measuring and banding birds maintenance of electronic nest-box and feeder hardware and equipment setting up experimental equipment data collection, entry, and management Successful candidates must have experience in catching and handling birds, including extensive experience in mist netting. Applicants should also be highly motivated and well organised, with capabilities of working both in a group and independently. Field work hours can be long and tiring, thus applicants must be prepared to work in all types of weather conditions, at any time (including weekends and holidays), with typically only one day off per week. The working language at the Institute is English, so good knowledge of the language is required. A full, clean driver’s licence is essential, with driving experience of at least one year. Experience in driving vehicles with manual transmission is also a necessity. Applicants from outside the EU must ensure they are eligible to remain in Europe for the duration of their contract. Successful candidates should be vaccinated against Tick Borne Encephalitis (TBE or FSME) before commencing the field work. In addition, applicants should be aware that Lyme disease spread by ticks is common in the area, and should inform themselves about the disease in advance. The payment would be in accordance with the collective agreement for public employees (TVD). The Max Planck Institute for Ornithology employs a dynamic, dedicated, and international group of researchers who are focused on exploring the fields of evolution, ecology, genetics, and neurobiology. Review of applications will start immediately until the positions are filled. If you are interested in applying for one of the field assistant positions as described above, please apply (including your CV) by latest 31st August 2014 to: Carol Gilsenan Department of Behavioural Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology Eberhard-Gwinner-Strae, House 7 82319 Seewiesen Germany or via email to cgilsenan@orn.mpg.de Carol Gilsenan via Gmail
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Dear colleagues I am pleased to announce this year’s morphometrics course from the University of Manchester. This year’s course will run in the six weeks from 3 November to 12 December 2014. The course information can be found on the following we site: http://bit.ly/15PE0No Course content: * Data acquisition: the kinds of data and the equipment used to collect them. * Definitions of size and shape * Geometric methods to characterise shape from a configuration of landmark points (Procrustes superimposition) * Statistics of variation, scatter plots, basic multivariate statistics * Principal component analysis * Measurement error and outliers * Shape transformations and ‘warping’ — the thin plate spline * Analysis of outline shapes * Distinguishing between groups (taxonomy, clinical diagnosis, etc.) * Allometry and size correction * Influence of external factors on shape (ecomorphology, dose-response studies) * Symmetric forms and measurement of asymmetry. * Morphometric inferences on developmental processes * Morphological integration and modularity * Genetics of shape: analyses of resemblance between relatives, QTL analyses. * Phylogeny: reconstructing the evolution of shape Practice examples: As far as possible, practical exercises are provided to accompany the course content. These practice exercises consist of data sets and explanations on how to run the respective analyses using the MorphoJ software (http://bit.ly/177ZDoT). Participants who already have their own data are encouraged to use those and to discuss them as part of the course. I hope there will be a bit of a ‘workshop’ feel to the course unit. Group work: Participants will work in small groups to prepare web presentations of possible morphometric studies (wikis prepared by the groups). This activity stimulates discussion and provides a broad overview of the broad range of questions that can be addressed with morphometric methods. The fee for the course is GBP 320.00. All prospective participants need to pre-register for the course. The deadline for this is the *30 September 2014*. For further details and the pre-registration form, see the course web page: http://bit.ly/15PE0No Best wishes, Chris via Gmail

July 20, 2014

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The Albert Einstein College of Medicine, one of the leading medical schools in New York City, is seeking to fill multiple tenure track faculty positions in the newly formed Department of Systems and Computational Biology. Established in April 2008, the main goal of the new department is to advance our understanding of living systems by developing theoretical, computational and experimental approaches to study complex biological systems. The College has 750 medical students, 325 graduate students and 360 post-doctoral fellows in training and boasts a strong research faculty covering broad areas of experimental biology, offering outstanding opportunities for collaborative interactions. The 200,000 square foot Center for Genetic and Translational Medicine at Einstein, which opened in late 2007, locates computational, systems and experimental scientists in physical proximity to foster interdisciplinary communication and collaboration. Highly competitive start-up packages are available. We seek outstanding scientists with broad experience and demonstrated collaborative interactions with experimental or clinical investigators. Job Requirements Candidates should have strength in a physical, mathematical or computational field at the Ph.D. or equivalent level. Experience applying these skills to a biological or biomedical area (demonstrated through publications or support) is also required. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Modeling cellular processes, such as signaling, transcriptional regulation and immune response; Pathway analysis; Genetic networks; Functional proteomics and genomics; Evolution of structure and function; Computational neuroscience; Mathematical and computational modeling of complex traits and diseases; QM and dynamic approaches to enzymatic catalysis and drug design. Applicants should send a letter of interest, C.V., statement of research and teaching interests, and names of three referees, in electronic format to: Systems and Computational Biology Search Committee Albert Einstein College of Medicine Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus 1300 Morris Park Ave. Price Center, Rm. 153 Bronx, New York 10461 E-mail Address: sysbio@einstein.yu.edu Subject line should be: SCB Faculty Search Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. mmcder2010@hotmail.com via Gmail

July 19, 2014

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Please circulate the following. Many thanks, Beverley Opportunity: Lecturer/Curator at the University of Cambridge Deadline: 18 August The role-holder will contribute to teaching and research in plant systematics and taxonomy, including course development, lecturing, conducting seminars and supervising undergraduate and/or graduate students. They will be expected to develop teaching programmes for a range of audiences, and undertake research relevant to plant systematics and taxonomy leading to publication. The role-holder will develop the strategic policy and planning framework to ensure that the plant collections meet the research and education requirements of the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. They will promote and facilitate accessibility of the collections and provide taxonomic expertise crucial to the research and teaching values of the Garden’s plant collections. The ideal candidate will be a researcher with an internationally recognised track record of publication in plant systematics or taxonomy, and experience of working in a multi-stakeholder environment. They will have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant specialist subject area as well as a good working knowledge of collections-based institutions and how they contribute to scientific understanding. An interest in, and empathy with, horticulture and the management needs of living collections would be advantageous, together with a successful track record of fundraising. For more information go to: http://bit.ly/Wpkipr To unsubscribe or change your settings for this mailing list go to: http://bit.ly/1leDnQm via Gmail

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The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is hiring a Communications Officer. This person will spend the majority of their time devoted to supporting the foundation’s Science Program, with a smaller portion of time supporting foundation-wide communications activities. The foundation’s Science Program seeks to make a significant impact on the development of provocative, transformative scientific research, and increase knowledge in emerging fields by investing in the work of researchers and organizations at the frontiers of science. http://bit.ly/1rp9rsq Samantha Forde, Ph.D. Program Officer, Marine Microbiology Initiative, Science Program GORDON AND BETTY MOORE FOUNDATION 1661 Page Mill Road Palo Alto, CA 94304 www.moore.org O 650.213.3123 F 650.213.3003 samantha.forde@moore.org Samantha Forde via Gmail
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POSTDOC IN ECOLOGICAL/PHYSIOLOGICAL GENOMICS I am seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on some combination of laboratory, field, and bioinformatics projects related to adaptation genomics, with an emphasis on thermal and seasonal ecology. Projects in the lab focus on discovering genetic variants that contribute to rapid evolutionary divergence and speciation among populations and statistically modeling the physiological networks that transduce genotypes to adaptive phenotypes. Phenotypes of interest include life history timing (insect diapause), thermal stress resistance, and capacity to exploit novel resources, especially in the context of environmental change. Experimental approaches span field ecology, genomics, transcriptomics, and organismal physiology, and rely heavily upon informatic processing and statistical modeling of large, next generation sequencing data sets (http://bit.ly/1iE4XoL). Some portion of the work to be performed will include NSF-funded research on the genetic and physiological modularity of evolving life history components in the apple maggot fly, a model system for rapid adaptation and sympatric speciation. This project is an ongoing collaboration with Jeff Feder at Notre Dame and Dan Hahn at the University of Florida, and opportunities for cross-disciplinary training in these labs may also be available. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to perform independent research according to his or her own interests and specific training. Position: Research Associate (Postdoctoral researcher) Location: Department of Entomology, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS 66506-4004. Appointment: 12-month, full-time (40 hours/week), term, non-tenure track position. Annual renewal contingent on satisfactory performance and availability of funding. Salary: $35,000 to $42,000/year (negotiable based on experience) plus benefits Starting Date: August 17, 2014 (earliest: starting date is flexible) Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include DNA and RNA library preparation, animal rearing and experimental design, and bioinformatics and statistical analysis to support research on the genomic variation associated with rapid life history evolution in insects. The successful candidate will work independently, effectively manage graduate and undergraduate students, perform field collections when necessary, coordinate with collaborators at domestic and foreign institutions, and communicate results at international conferences. Qualifications: Ph.D in Biology, Entomology, or a closely related field with a strong background in evolutionary biology, ecology, environmental physiology, or genomics. A background in the application of statistical models (e.g., glm, mixed models, multivariate analysis) is required, and experience with Linux command line environments and scripting languages (R, python, perl) is strongly preferred. Candidate must also demonstrate evidence of successful communication of results through published manuscripts, conference presentations, or related activities. Applications: Please submit a cover letter including research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information, including e-mail addresses of at least three references by email to Evelyn Kennedy (ekennedy@ksu.edu). Screening of applications begin August 5, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Contact person for specific information regarding the position: Dr. Gregory Ragland Department of Entomology Kansas State University 123 Waters Hall Manhattan, KS 66506-4004 Email: gragland@ksu.edu Kansas State University is an AA/EOE employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans; and encourages diversity among its employees. Background check is required. Gregory Ragland via Gmail
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Conference: 2nd Annual International Frozen Zoo® Cell Culture Seminar: Training Scientists for Biobanking and Biodiversity Research San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, Escondido, CA U.S.A October 13 – 17, 2014. The 2nd Annual International Frozen Zoo® Cell Culture Seminar will commence on October 13 and conclude on October 17 at the facilities of the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, in Escondido, California. San Diego Zoo’s Frozen Zoo® is a premier collection of living fibroblast cells from over 1,000 species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians. Over five days, the course will provide participants with a “hands-on” learning experience with experts specialized in establishing cell lines for the Frozen Zoo®. The course will provide the opportunity to gain exposure to and experience with: - Lab safety and aseptic technique review - Taking biopsies and establishing cell cultures using enzyme digestion and solid tissue explant methods - Optimizing fibroblast cell culture for mammalian, avian, reptilian and amphibian species - Field method for viable freezing of skin biopsies in liquid nitrogen - Freezing fibroblast cell cultures - Metaphase chromosome harvesting, staining, banding and karyotyping This course is designed to help scientists establish biomedical and biotechnical research programs to initiate sampling of the genetic diversity within their countries and starting their own collections similar to the Frozen Zoo®. The registration fee for the 2nd Annual International Frozen Zoo® Cell Culture Seminar is $1,000.00. This includes meals, transportation from local lodging to the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, lab supplies, instruction materials, course workbook and protocols. Full and partial scholarships are being offered and are sponsored by the American Genetic Association, Special Project Award. Due to limited space availability, an application process is required for consideration. If you are interested in attending please send an email with 2014 FZCCS in the subject line to lwied@sandiegozoo.org. Upon receipt, an application will be forwarded along with additional information. All applications are due by 11:59 P.M. (PST) on Friday, July 25, 2014. Anything submitted after this date will not be considered. “Oliver A. Ryder” via Gmail
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*Data Analyst post at the University of Sheffield* *Job Reference Number: *UOS008845 Department of Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield *Salary: *Grade 7 $B!r(B28,972 per annum *Closing Date: *14th August 2014 *Job Title: *Data Analyst A researcher with experience in population genetic analyses, with relevant bioinformatic skills, is required to join the NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility (NBAF) node in Sheffield. The successful candidate will assist Facility users with study design, data analysis and training, and contribute to the node$B!G(Bs research and development activities. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent experience in molecular ecology or evolutionary genetics, including genetic analyses (for example, population genomics, population structure, mating systems, linkage mapping or phylogeny) and possess excellent analytical skills, preferably including experience of bioinformatic programming tools. The post is fixed-term with an immediate start date for a period of 12 months in the first instance. For more information click on $B!H(BApply$B!I(B- and then $B!H(BAbout the Job$B!I(B on the following webpage, http://bit.ly/1k0tLy0 For informal enquiries about this job and department, contact: Professor T A Burke on t.a.burke@sheffield.ac.uk or on 0114 222 0096. Application should be made via the jobs.ac.uk webpage. via Gmail

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N: 650 Title: Post doctoral fellowship in Evolutionary Biology Field of knowledge: Genetics FAPESP process: 11/14295-7 (pgina do projeto na Biblioteca Virtual FAPESP) Project title: Modularity and its evolutionary consequences Working area: Evolutionary Biology Principal investigator: Gabriel Marroig Unit/Instituition: Instituto de Biocincias/USP Partner Instituition: Partner Representative: Deadline for submissions: 05/08/2014 Publishing date: 17/07/2014 Summary: The Instituto de Biocincias, located at the Universidade de So Paulo (USP), seeks candidates to fill a post-doctoral scholarship from FAPESP - http://bit.ly/1eXtZ5A. The research area includes: the study of modularity (genetic and phenotypic) in bats and their evolutionary consequences for morphological diversification in the group. The candidate should preferably have a database on morphometric data already collected in a representative group of bats with enough diversity and phylogenetic scope to allow analysis of modularity and the evolution of characters mean based on a comparative framework. The candidate should also have a solid foundation in statistics, quantitative genetics, evolutionary biology and have notions of comparative analysis and programming. This position will be under the supervision of Associate Prof. Gabriel Marroig. The candidate must be interested in working in collaboration with other researchers and postgraduate students within the research group. The applicant must submit by August 5, 2014 to gmarroig@ib.usp.br a text explaining their research experience and interest in the area as well as an updated resume containing names and contact information of three reserachers who can provide professional references about the candidate. The candidate will be selected by the analysis of the documentation and the position is open immediately to implement the fellowship. http://bit.ly/1tgEoN5 gmarroig@usp.br via Gmail

July 18, 2014

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The 2nd Annual Meeting of the Evolutionary Demography Society will be held November 10-12 at Stanford University. Registration is now open and the last day to register and submit a 50-300 word abstract is approaching: August 1. More information on the society is here: http://bit.ly/1roNdGP Registration and abstract submission are here: http://bit.ly/1nHdVmP Please feel free to contact me with questions about the society. Logistical questions about the conference should be directed to Gari Gene . We look forward to seeing you in November! Daniel Levitis Assistant Professor Department of Biology and Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging University of Southern Denmark Campusvej 55 Dk-5230 Odense M Phone: +45 2912 5777 Evolutionary Demography Society www.evodemos.org via Gmail
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24th annual Canadian Palaeontology Conference 2014, August 28-31, Montréal Joint annual meeting of the Canadian Society of Vertebrate Palaeontology and the Palaeontology Division of the Geological Association of Canada Hosted at the Redpath Museum, McGill University, 859 Sherbrooke St. W., Montréal LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Hans Larsson (chair) | McGill University [hans.ce.larsson@mcgill.ca] Chris Cameron | University of Montreal [c.cameron@umontreal.ca] Mario Cournoyer | Musée de Paléontologie et de l’Évolution [paleovision@videotron.ca] Michel Chartier | Musée de Paléontologie et de l’Évolution [michel.chartier@videotron.ca] SCHEDULE Thursday, August 28: Icebreaker Friday, August 29: Registration, technical sessions, and pub night Saturday, August 30: Technical sessions and banquet Sunday, August 31: Field trips REGISTRATION Deadline to register is August 1. You must be registered to submit a presentation or poster abstract. To register, please i) send an e-mail with your abstract to Hans Larsson (hans.ce.larsson@mcgill.ca), ii) indicate whether you will present a talk or a poster, iii) indicate if you plan on attending the icebreaker, iv) state the number of banquet tickets ($60, see below) that you wish to purchase, and v) indicate your in- terest to participate in the half-day or full-day, Sunday field trip. Those wishing to attend the conference without presenting a poster or talk, please email indicating items iii) – v). Conference Registration Fee (includes program with abstracts, refreshment breaks): Professional: $100 Public: $100 Student: free, if a member of either CSVP or the PD of GAC; $100 for non-member students Cost of banquet for registered and non-registered additional guests: $60 Registration should be completed with an email to Hans Larsson (hans.ce.larsson@mcgill.ca). Payments will only be accepted at the Redpath Museum on Friday 29 August via cash, cheque. An Interact system may be in place and would be accepted as well. Note: there will be no late registration fees, but we would greatly appreciate a notice before the conference if you are attending. ICEBREAKER The ice breaker will be held from 18:00 – 22:00 on Thursday, September 28 at the MPE - Musée de Paléontologie et de l’Évolution, 541, rue de la Ongrégation, Montreal Tel : 514-933-2422. Snacks and initial beverages will be provided. Additional beverages may have some charges (TBD). BANQUET The banquet cost is $60 for registered and non-registered guests. Banquet attendance is strongly encouraged. Please indicate the number of Banquet tickets you would like when you register. The banquet will be held on Saturday, August 30 at the McGill University Faculty Club. Cocktail hour starts at 18:00 and dinner served at 19:00. FIELD TRIPS Two field trips will be offered. A short morning field trip will be lead by up Mont Royal to examine the geology and palaeontology of the region located within Montreal. This field trip will have no costs and lunches can be purchased at the Mont Royal lookout. A full day field trip will be led by Mario Cournoyer and Michel Chartier of the MPE will explore a quarry in La Rivière des Hurons, St. Jean sur Richelieu and an the MPE exhibit in Valleyfield. A small fee, TBD, will be charged for vehicle rental and bag lunches. Details for both will be forthcoming. ACCOMODATIONS No housing is available in the university dormitories but many hotels and hostels are available in downtown Montreal, close to the Redpath Museum. Contact Chris Cameron (c.cameron@umontreal.ca) for a list of hotel suggestions is provided below, and instruction on travel to Montreal. Abstract Instructions Deadline for registration and abstracts is August 1 Please email your complete abstracts directly to Hans Larsson (hans.ce.larsson@mcgill.ca). Indicate whether you will give a presentation or a poster. Titles must be no more than 120 characters with spaces and can be in either English or French. The full list of co-authors must be listed with the planned presenter as first author. in the format LAST NAME, First name Initials, Institutional address, email address; LAST NAME, First name Initials, Institutional address, email address; … up to five authors total. Both abstracts and short papers are accepted. Abstracts will be limited to no more than 500 words and can be in either English or French. Short Papers or Extended Abstracts will be limited to a maximum of four letter sized pages, single-spaced with 1” margins, in twelve point Times New Roman font. Titles, authors, affiliations should follow that of the abstract format, above. Figures may be submitted in grey scale or colour, but the print version will only be grey scale. References may be included, but must be within the four-page limit. Use headings for different sections of paper, all in upper case (e.g., INTRODUCTION, RESULTS, CONCLUSIONS, REFERENCES). Abstracts and Short Papers should be compiled in Word (.doc) or LibreOffice (.odt) and submitted by e-mail to the abstracts coordinator (hans.ce.larsson@mcgill.ca), with the subject heading “CPC 2014 Abstract”. Images and their captions should be sent separately as PDF files in half page width or full page width (respecting 1 inch margins). Student Awards Students wishing to be considered for the GAC Palaeontology Division best student presentation award must indicate such with their abstract submission. Students wishing to be considered for the Robert Lynn Carroll Prize of the CSVP must indicate such with their abstract submission and follow the guidelines provided on the CSVP website (csvp.ca). Regulations are included with this circular. TECHNICAL SESSIONS Technical sessions will take place on the McGill University campus in the Redpath Museum. Contributed talks will be scheduled for all day Friday and Saturday from 8:30 – 15:30 in the Redpath Museum Auditorium. Posters will be presented from 15:30-17:30 in the Redpath Museum teaching lab. All oral presentations will be in a 15 minute format including time for questions. A detailed schedule will be sent to all registrants in the first half of August. PowerPoint or PDF presentations should be delivered to the projectionist prior to your session on a memory stick. Please ensure that presentations are compatible with PC PowerPoint or saved as a PDF. Posters should be set up prior to their scheduled viewing time. Posters will be available for viewing throughout the entire day of their scheduled viewing. Posters should be no larger than 4 ft long and 4 ft tall. Chris Cameron Sciences biologiques, Université de Montréal http://bit.ly/1eVv47C http://bit.ly/Od1ntR Twitter: @planktotroph Cameron Christopher via Gmail
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Dear colleagues, Registration is open for the course: “Introduction to Genomic data analysis using HapMap and 1000 genomes projects - Third edition”; January 26-30, 2014. 30 hours on-site. Instructors: Dr. Marc Via (University of Barcelona, Spain) and Robert Carreras-Torres (University of Barcelona, Spain). Site: Premises of Sabadell of the Institut Catal de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (Bercelona, Spain). Webpage: http://bit.ly/1aQDzyR The course is entitled to teach the main concepts of genomic data analysis using real data from the two most important international projects: The HapMap and the 1000 Genomes Projects. In this course you will get familiar with the data arising from these two projects and learn how to use it alone or in combination with other datasets to answer genetic, demographic and evolutionary questions. The course will alternate theory with practical computer exercises but it will focus on hands-on training. Although examples will be based on single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data in human individuals, most topics covered in this course can be extended to other types of markers and organisms. Basic use of the R statistical package and command-line based environments will be introduced in the course and previous knowledge is not required. Course poster: http://bit.ly/1oPSa5p This course is co-organized by Transmitting Science and the Institut Catal de Paleontologia M. Crusafont. Place are limited and will be covered by strict registration order. Please feel free to distribute this information between your colleagues if you consider it appropriate. With best regards Soledad De Esteban-Trivigno, Ph.D. courses@transmittingscience.org Transmitting Science via Gmail
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The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (http://bit.ly/1wCJZNU) at the flagship campus of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville is seeking a senior colleague for the position of Professor and Head. The new Head will guide the growth of the department and help us to build on existing strengths in mathematical biology, macroevolution, ecological genetics, behavior, and global change ecology. We seek a candidate with a strong record of excellence in research and teaching, a history of effective leadership, and a vision of how to foster the continued progression of the program into one of the top EEB departments in the nation. The successful candidate will be able to manage administrative duties while maintaining an active research program. The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is a dynamic and collaborative group of 21 faculty and over 50 graduate students. Our department maintains a field station in the nearby Smoky Mountains, close ties to nearby Oak Ridge National Lab, and synergy with the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (http://NIMBioS.org). Knoxville is also an exciting town that has undergone a vibrant civic revitalization over the past several years, yet it remains one of the most affordable cities in the US and the region has been rated as one of the best in the country for eventual retirement. The University of Tennessee welcomes dual-career couples and pursues family-friendly policies. The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability and enthusiasm to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The Head position is open to individuals who are qualified to be appointed at the full professor level with tenure at the University of Tennessee. To apply, please send the following in a single pdf-formatted document to mander16@utk.edu: (1) a cover letter that includes a vision statement for the heads leadership role in the intellectual growth of our department, (2) a statement of teaching philosophy/experience, (3) a statement of current and near future research interests, (4) names and contact information for five referees, (5) a CV. Review of applications will begin on Sept. 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Potential applicants may also contact Search Committee Chair Prof. Hanno H. Weitering (hanno@utk.edu) or Prof. Susan E. Riechert (sriecher@utk.edu) with questions; more information about our Department, including our current strategic plan, is available at http://bit.ly/1mUCMbb . All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone (865) 974-2498 (V/TTY available) or 974-2440. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity. Brian O’Meara via Gmail
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Experimental Evolution: Theory and Current Practices The International Graduate Program in Life Sciences and the Interdisciplinary Master in Life Sciences (IMaLis) are now accepting applications for their course “Experimental evolution: theory and current practices”, to be held at the Institute of Biology of the Ecole Normale Superieure (IBENS), in Paris - France, November 17-22, 2014. The course will introduce Master and PhD students to the experimental approaches employed to test evolutionary theory. The course will bring together world-renowned researchers to lecture on topics ranging from the historical development of experimental evolution to the evolution of sexuality and the genetic basis of adaptation to changing environments. Lectures will be complemented with computer projects on the analysis of population genomics data. The course is open to students from any institution but will be restricted to a maximum of 15 students. Food and accommodation costs will be fully covered and there is no registration fee. Some travel grants will also be available. Upon successful completion of the course, European students will be awarded 6 ECTS credits. Faculty: Ivo Chelo (Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciencia, Lisbon Portugal) ; Antony Dean (University of Minnesota, USA); Marie-Anne Felix (IBENS) ; Regis Ferriere (IBENS) ; Thiago Guzella (IBENS) ; Patrick Philips (University of Oregon, USA) ; Paul Rainey (Institute for Advanced Study, New Zealand) ; Christian Schlotterer (Institut fr Populationsgenetik, Austria) ; Olivier Tenaillon (Universit Paris 7, France); Henrique Teotonio (IBENS); Arjan de Visser (Wageningen UR, The Netherlands). Sponsoring: Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Institut de Biologie de l’Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris Sciences et Lettres, Partner University Fund - French American Cultural Exchange, Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics. We will receive applications until October 3, 2014. Applicants should send a letter of motivation and a CV to: teotonio@biologie.ens.fr. Further information can be found at http://bit.ly/1wCJZNS teotonio@biologie.ens.fr via Gmail

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*Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics* *Evolution & Biological Diversity Laboratory, University of Toulouse, France.* *”The quantitative genetic architecture of adaptation in a wild plant population”* Research Grant Holder: Benoit Pujol (CNRS) This is a 23 months research project funded by the University of Toulouse Excellence Initiative Projects (IDEX UNITI). Note that the initial appointment would be for one year, it would be renewable upto 11 further months. The position can start as early as mid November 2014. The monthly salary is approximately 2000 euros and includes social security (French public welfare system). French is not mandatory. The successful candidate will assist with the evolutionary quantitative genetics analysis of a wild population of Snapdragon plants (/Antirrhinum majus/) in Southern France. The aim of this project is to evaluate the adaptive potential of this fragmented population which is surveyed since 2010 (5 year data set;/n/~2000 plants). This project will produce a rigorous framework for evaluating the contribution of environmental and genetic factors to the fitness of plants in the wild. A suite of microsatellite markers will be used to deduce the relationships of individuals in the population (Additional genotyping will be carried out by technical staff in Toulouse and is therefore not a requirement of the postdoc). There will be scope for collaboration on other projects underway in the group. The postdoc will participate to field work. This project offer opportunities for further international collaborations, high profile publications and career development. Candidates should have completed, or be about to complete a PhD in quantitative genetics and/or evolutionary ecology and ideally have experience in pedigree reconstruction and advanced statistical methods for the quantitative genetics analysis of wild populations. Closing date for application (CV + letter): 1^st of September. Interviews will take place during the first two weeks of September (Voice over IP service or phone are OK). Informal inquiries should be directed tobenoit.pujol@univ-tlse3.fr for particulars about the research lab and current focus of work being conducted in it, see Benoit Pujol’s website at http://bit.ly/1svZZ6N *Benoit PUJOL* French CNRS researcher CNRS Research Network Manager - Quantitative genetics in the wild Lab. Evolution & Diversit Biologique (EDB) Office 22, Bat. 4R1, Universit de Toulouse Paul Sabatier, 118 Route de Narbonne 31062 Toulouse Cedex 09 Tel: 0033(0)561 558 545 Mail: benoit.pujol@univ-tlse3.fr benoit.pujol@univ-tlse3.fr via Gmail

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Hi, I’d like to request a job announcement be posted for a molecular bio tech with pop gen experience. It can be found here: http://bit.ly/1yv46jR Let me know if I need to edit or clarify anything Thanks, Chris Whipps Posting is as follows: Title: Senior Research Support Specialist (Molecular Biologist) Department: Environmental Forest and Biology Salary: $38,750 per year (Full time) Duration: Two years, possible renewable The Fish and Wildlife Disease lab at The Research Foundation of the State University of New York for the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) is seeking to fill a full-time appointment for a Senior Research Support Specialist (molecular biologist) to work on 2 projects: 1) Population genetics and genetic identification of wildlife species from non-invasive samples (80%), and 2) molecular biology and strain typing of Mycobacterium species from laboratory zebrafish (20%). The Senior Research Support specialist will work on molecular biology projects led by Dr. Christopher Whipps working with a team of faculty and graduate students (Whipps lab http://bit.ly/1riV3C3; Cohen lab http://bit.ly/1yv46jT; Ryan lab http://bit.ly/1riV4FR). This position will require strong organization, communication, and math skills; also must be able to handle high volume testing accurately and effectively and work with biological tissues and infectious agents safely. Brief Description of Duties: DNA extraction from tissues, cultures, and scats; running and modifying PCR assays for genotyping microsatellites from cottontail rabbits and other wildlife species; PCR-RFLP assays for species identification of rabbits and bacteria; preparation for DNA sequencing and sequence analysis; troubleshooting microsatellite genotyping data; ordering supplies; assisting graduate and undergraduate students with research; general laboratory management. Required Qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in Genetics, Microbiology or related fields; experience in DNA extraction techniques and PCR. Preferred Qualifications: A strong background in population genetics, laboratory management, and microbiology. Genetics techniques including optimizing and troubleshooting PCR, and genetic analysis. Experience with isolation of bacteria from animal tissues, bacterial culture media preparation, growth and preservation of cultures, bacteriological staining and biochemical techniques. Application Deadline: Although applications will be accepted until the position is filled, candidates should submit their application by August 1, 2014 to assure optimal consideration. Application Procedure: Employment application is required to be submitted on-line at http://bit.ly/1yv46jU Attach cover letter, curriculum vitae, resume and contact information for three employment references. SUNY-ESF provides an intimate small-college atmosphere with faculty and staff dedicated to solving environmental problems through research, teaching and service. The Department of Environmental and Forest Biology (www.esf.edu/efb) has over 30 faculty focused on a variety of biological disciplines. The ESF campus is contiguous with that of Syracuse University and in close proximity to SUNY Upstate Medical University, giving students and faculty the added resources of a larger institution of higher education. Located in central New York State, Syracuse is a lively city (http://bit.ly/1riV6xr) within a day drive of major urban centers (New York, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal), as well as abundant natural beauty (Adirondacks, Thousand Islands, Niagara Falls). In accordance with the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY-ESF; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY-ESF University Police at 315-470-6667 or by accessing the following web site: http://bit.ly/1yv48bJ As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin and veteran or disability status Visit SUNY-ESF at www.esf.edu Christopher M. Whipps, Ph.D. Associate Professor SUNY-ESF 1 Forestry Dr. Syracuse, NY, 13210 ph# 315-470-4762 http://bit.ly/1riV3C3www.esf.edu/efb) has over 30 faculty focused on a variety of biological disciplines. The ESF campus is contiguous with that of Syracuse University and in close proximity to SUNY Upstate Medical University, giving students and faculty the added resources of a larger institution of higher education. Located in central New York State, Syracuse is a lively city (http://bit.ly/1riV6xr) within a day drive of major urban centers (New York, Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal), as well as abundant natural beauty (Adirondacks, Thousand Islands, Niagara Falls). In accordance with the “Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act” institutions of higher education are required to prepare an annual report containing information on campus security policies and campus statistics. This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by SUNY-ESF; and on property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies concerning sexual assault, and other matters. You can obtain a printed copy of this report by contacting SUNY-ESF University Police at 315-470-6667 or by accessing the following web site: http://bit.ly/1yv48bJ As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin and veteran or disability status Visit SUNY-ESF at www.esf.edu Christopher M. Whipps, Ph.D. Associate Professor SUNY-ESF 1 Forestry Dr. Syracuse, NY, 13210 ph# 315-470-4762 http://bit.ly/1riV3C3 Chris Whipps via Gmail