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March 26, 2015

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Conference: Peru.Andes.Amazon.Meeting.Oct15-18 The Peruvian NGO “Centro de Ecologia y Biodiversidad” (CEBIO) invites you to join us at the International Meeting: Biodiversity and Conservation of the Tropical Andes and the Amazon Rainforest Registrations are now open. The meeting will be held from October 15 to October 18, 2015 at Lima, Peru. The objective of the conference is to bring together foreign and Peruvian scientists involved in biodiversity research and conservation of flora and fauna in the Tropical Andes and the Amazon Rainforest. The conference will include plenary talks, symposia, oral and poster presentations . Meeting themes: Biodiversity, conservation, biogeography, systematics, climate change, tropical ecology, DNA barcoding, bioinformatics, next generation sequencing. Abstract submission closes on May 1, 2015. Please be kind and forward this announcement to others who may find this conference of interest. Yours sincerely, The Conference organizing Committee, bioconperu@cebioperu.org “Frank Azorsa (CEBIO)” via Gmail
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The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department at Tulane University supports a one year non-thesis Master’s degree program designed for students planning to enter more advanced professional degree programs (e.g., law, public health, medicine, veterinary medicine, natural resources management) and for students intent on pursuing additional academic training (e.g., Ph.D. degree programs). The program also will be useful for students interested in seeking employment with environmental agencies of federal, state, and municipal government; non-governmental organizations; and in private industry, including environmental consulting firms. The Plus One MS degree program is intended to provide foundational and advanced academic training in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Organismal Biology, and related disciplines. The program involves completion of coursework and recommended completion of an independent study with departmental faculty (see: http://bit.ly/1aovn9D) or an internship with an approved off-campus organization. The opportunity to undertake independent study or to accrue on-the-job training with a governmental agency or private entity through an internship lends a unique character to this program and may provide students an advantage when seeking employment following graduation. Tulane Universityis a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities, a select group of the 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada with ‘preeminent programs of graduate and professional education and scholarly research.’ Tulane is located in the historic Gulf Coast city of New Orleans, which is known for its culture, food and music. Applications are due May 1.Those interested in the program are encouraged to contact the program adviser (Dr. Richards-Zawacki, cori@tulane.edu ) or any faculty member whose research is of interest. More information can be found at http://bit.ly/1M8PMb2 Elizabeth Derryberry, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Ken and Ruth Arnold Early Career Professor in Earth & Ecological Science Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Tulane University New Orleans, LA 70118 504-862-8285 (office) 504-862-8706 (fax) elizabethderryberry.tulane.edu ederrybe@tulane.edu via Gmail
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CLOSING DATE MARCH 31 2015 - APPLY NOW! Postdoc positions at the Vetmeduni Vienna 2015 The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna (Vetmeduni) is inviting applications for *six post-doctoral positions* to be filled this year. Successful candidates will be awarded four-year contracts to undertake basic research in the biological or veterinary sciences. They will be fully integrated in the Vetmeduni’s Postdoc-Programme. Each of the positions will be allocated to one of the 21 research groups listed below. Candidates should complete the application form and send it together with: - a full CV (including a list of publications) - a letter detailing why they are applying for a position - two letters of reference to the Office for Human Resources. Send E-Mail to Human Resources *Download Application Form (.doc, 654 KB) * *Closing date for applications: March 31st 2015* Short-listed candidates will be invited to an *interview in Vienna on May 13th 2015*. Successful candidates will be expected to take up their positions by the end of 2015. Postdoc Projects Olena Andrukhova: Role of vitamin D in the regulation of cardiovascular function (Code PD0115) Andrea Jean Betancourt: Population genetics of transposable elements (Code PD0215) Pamela Burger: Genomic selection for docility in old world camelids - A model for domestication in farm animals (Code PD0315) Reinhold Erben: Regeneration of articular cartilage and tendon lesions using mesenchymal stem cells (Code PD0415) Leonida Fusani: Hormonal control of rapid body mass changes in birds (Code PD0515) Michael Hess: Elucidating pathways of Escherichia coli infections in chickens (Code PD0615) Lukas Kenner: Dissecting PDGFRB function in NPM - ALK driven lymphoma (Code PD0715) Carolin Kosiol: Linking genotypic and phenotypic time series data through Gaussian process models (Code PD0815) Norbert Nowotny: Vector-borne viral infections in central Europe: virological and entomological investigations (Code PD0915) Dustin Penn: How do animals smell out disease? (Code PD1015) Friederike Range: Towards understanding physiological measurements underlying animal emotions (Code PD1115) Thomas Ruf: Thermogenesis in the wild boar: the role of Ca2+-cycling in myocytes (PD1215) Thomas Rülicke: CRISPR/Cas9 technology for routine in vitro and in vivo applications (Code PD1315) Christian Schlötterer: Using Evolve and Resequence to understand the co-evolution of Drosophila melanogaster and a competing, noxious fungus (Code PD1415) Stephan Schmitz-Esser: Elucidating molecular mechanisms contributing to the prevalence of L. monocytogenes ST121 strains in food production environments (Code PD1515) Veronika Sexl: Partners in crime - JAK-STAT and CDK6 in leukemogenesis (Code PD1615) Teresa Valencak: Membrane pacemaker hypothesis of ageing: new ideas on established terrain (Code PD1715) Zsofia Viranyi: Behavioural biology and behavioural medicine hand in hand: The role of social environment on the development of behavioural problems in pet dogs (Code PD1815) Martin Wagner: Feazing the composition of microbial communities of hard cheese with regard to understanding the conditions of ripening as a prerequisite for product quality and pathogen control (Code PD1915) Chris Walzer: Role of the brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) in the epidemiology of existent and (re)emerging diseases in an urban habitat (Code PD2015) Qendrim Zebeli: Good fences, good neighbors: The crosstalk between luminal lipopolysaccharide and gut barrier integrity in response to an increased plane of nutrition in cattle (Code PD2115) Information on the Postdoc-Programme Office for Research Support and Innovation (FFI) Send E-Mail to FFI Dr. med. vet. Pamela Burger Institut für Populationsgenetik Vetmeduni Vienna Veterinärplatz 1 1210 Wien, Austria Tel.: +43(0)1-25077-4333 (office)/-4390 (fax) NEU: via Gmail
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Dear evolDir community, we would like to draw your attention to the upcoming conference ‘Mathematical Models in Ecology and Evolution’ (MMEE 2015), to be held at Collge de France from 8 to 10 July 2015 (for more details see http://bit.ly/1w9NDn9) and invite you to submit an abstract to a mini-symposium on ‘Adaptation in a changing environment’.Please note that the deadline for pre-registration (compulsatory) is May 1st (pre-register here: http://bit.ly/1ybev2L) and the deadline for registration and payment is June 1st.Abstracts can be submitted here: http://bit.ly/1D0ODy0 description:Adaptation lies at the heart of Darwinian evolution. Natural populations are constantly faced with environmental changes that force them to either adapt or go extinct — a problem that is aggravated by human-induced global change. Therefore, increasing our understanding of the adaptive process is important for both basic and applied research, and both empirical and theoretical studies have made important progress in the past two decades.Empirically, it has become clear that evolutionary change can be fast enough to be directly observable and to affect the demography of populations and communities. This has led to a flurry of research on “eco-evolutionary dynamics” and the possibility of “evolutionary rescue” of endangered species. Other work has focussed on the genetic basis of the adaptive process. While genomic approaches often aim at identifying quantitative-trait loci under selection, other studies have proceeded to measure key aspects of the genotype-phenotype map, such as the degree of pleiotropy and epistasis. Finally, previously elusive concepts such as the adaptive landscape are becoming increasingly empirically accessible, and experimental evolution allows the direct observation of adaptive trajectories. Accommodating these new data and results requires the development of theoretical models that go beyond traditional population- and quantitative-genetic approaches by focusing on adaptation in high-dimensional phenotype- and genotype spaces in a specific ecological context.The aim of this symposium is to present recent theoretical advances in the study of adaptation in a changing environment and discuss how these connect and help to explain the phenomena observed in natural populations. The invited speakers will present results about evolutionary rescue in a stochastic environment and how epistasis and natural selection shape the mutational architecture of complex traits. Contributed talks and posters are invited that include (but are not limited to) studies of adaptation using Fisher’s geometric model and similar approaches, studies of the nature of genetic variation and the evolution of the G-matrix, and models of eco-evolutionary dynamics and evolutionary rescue.Confirmed invited speakers:Reinhard BrgerUniversity of Vienna (Vienna, Austria)Luis-Miguel ChevinCNRS (Montpellier, France)Organized by:Sebastian MatuszewskiUniversity of Vienna (Vienna, Austria) & EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland)sebastian.matuszewski@epfl.chandMichael Kopp (Aix Marseille U)Aix-Marseille University (Marseille, France) Looking forward to seeing you in Paris! Sebastian Matuszewski via Gmail
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International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry has been organized every four years since 1983. ICCPB 2015 in Krakow, Poland puts emphasis on the integrated view of organisms “From Molecules to Macrophysiology”. The meeting will be held in 23-28 August 2015 at the Jagiellonian University, where Nicolaus Copernicus started academic education that led him to revolutionizing ideas about the Universe. The deadline for early registration is 14^th April. Go to: http://bit.ly/1c2HzR3 Thirty thematic Symposia, including an Open Session will cover a wide range of topics: Molecular and integrative physiology: homeostasis, hormones, genomes, trade-offs, telomeres, longevity Neurophysiology: olfaction, chemical ecology, photoreception, enteric nervous system, monoamines Physiology of biological rhythms: circadian clocks, photoperiodism Energetics and temperature: avian flight, cardiorespiratory functions, endothermy, performance, metabolic scaling, body size, cell size, oxygen limitation, phenotypic plasticity, seasonality Stress physiology: cellular stress, oxidative stress, life history, innate and acquired immunity Miscellaneous: fatty acids, actin and actin-binding proteins, statistical analysis of physiological data, biosensors** Dr. Marcin Czarnoleski Jagiellonian University Institute of Environmental Sciences Gronostajowa 7, Krakow 30-387 Poland phone: (+48)126645203 email: marcin.czarnoleski@uj.edu.pl Dr hab. Marcin Czarnołęski Instytut Nauk o Środowisku Uniwersytet Jagielloński ul. Gronostajowa 7, Kraków 30-387 tel: 126645203 email: marcin.czarnoleski@uj.edu.pl “Urodziłem się z rodziców ubogich, od dziecka pociąg czując do myślenia byt penetrującego” Stanisław Lem, Cyberiada marcin.czarnoleski@uj.edu.pl via Gmail
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—001a113c1710fc00ca0512261406 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable A postdoctoral position is available at the Santana and Riffell laboratories at the University of Washington in Seattle ( http://bit.ly/18ZqcDs). The postdoc will be part of the NSF-funded collaborative project “Chance or necessity? Adaptive vs. non adaptive evolution in plant-frugivore interactions”. The project will focus on the mutualism between bats of the genus *Carollia* and their primary food source, Neotropical *Piper*. The project will integrate tools from analytical chemistry, genomics and behavioral ecology to measure the coevolution between diversity in scent composition of *Piper* fruits and the olfactory ability and behavioral preferences of *Carollia*. Fieldwork will be based at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica. The postdoc will be involved in: (a) planning, conducting and/or supervising chemical assays of fruit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the field and the lab, (b) designing and conducting behavioral experiments on frugivorous bats in Costa Rica, and (c) conducting phylogenetic and other statistical analyses on VOC and behavioral data. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in relevant laboratory and field methods. Proficiency with R, phylogenetic comparative methods and multivariate statistics will be highly regarded. Fieldwork will play a central role in this project, and familiarity with bat research tools will also be viewed favorably. We seek a highly motivated candidate who is able to work both collaboratively and independently. The position will be filled as soon as possible, with October being the latest desired start date. Applicants must have a Ph.D. Exceptional candidates completing their Ph.D. within the next few months will also be considered. Applicants should submit: 1. A cover letter describing research experience, interests and goals, and their relevance to the project. 2. A full CV, including publications, and 3. The names and contact information for three individuals willing to serve as references. Please submit all application materials as a single PDF file to ssantana@uw.edu with “Postdoctoral application” as the subject line. Funding is available for three years contingent upon a successful one-year review. Review of applications will begin April 1st and continue until the position is filled. The postdoc will join a center of excellence in ecology, evolutionary and organismal biology at UW (http://bit.ly/18Zqb2c), s/he will have constant interaction with the rest of the project’s collaborative team (Dávalos lab at SUNY Stony Brook), and will have ample opportunities for further development in research, teaching and outreach at the Department of Biology and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. —001a113c1710fc00ca0512261406 Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

A postdoctoral position is available at the Santana and Riffell laboratories at the University of Washington in Seattle (http://bit.ly/18ZqcDs). The postdoc will be part of the NSF-funded collaborative project “Chance or necessity? Adaptive vs. non adaptive evolution in plant-frugivore interactions”. The project will focus on the mutualism between bats of the genus Carollia and their primary food source, Neotropical Piper. The project will integrate tools from analytical chemistry, genomics and behavioral ecology to measure the coevolution between diversity in scent composition of Piper fruits and the olfactory ability and behavioral preferences of Carollia. Fieldwork will be based at La Selva Biological Station in Costa Rica.

 

The postdoc will be involved in: (a) planning, conducting and/or supervising chemical assays of fruit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the field and the lab, (b) designing and conducting behavioral experiments on frugivorous bats in Costa Rica, and (c) conducting phylogenetic and other statistical analyses on VOC and behavioral data. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in relevant laboratory and field methods. Proficiency with R, phylogenetic comparative methods and multivariate statistics will be highly regarded. Fieldwork will play a central role in this project, and familiarity with bat research tools will also be viewed favorably. We seek a highly motivated candidate who is able to work both collaboratively and independently. The position will be filled as soon as possible, with October being the latest desired start date. 

 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. Exceptional candidates completing their Ph.D. within the next few months will also be considered. Applicants should submit:

1. A cover letter describing research experience, interests and goals, and their relevance to the project.

2. A full CV, including publications, and

3. The names and contact information for three individuals willing to serve as references.

 

Please submit all application materials as a single PDF file to ssantana@uw.edu with “Postdoctoral application” as the subject line. Funding is available for three years contingent upon a successful one-year review. Review of applications will begin April 1st and continue until the position is filled. 

 

The postdoc will join a center of excellence in ecology, evolutionary and organismal biology at UW (http://bit.ly/18Zqb2c), s/he will have constant interaction with the rest of the project’s collaborative team (Dávalos lab at SUNY Stony Brook), and will have ample opportunities for further development in research, teaching and outreach at the Department of Biology and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture.

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PHD Position in insect systematics and evolution- University of Florida ASSISTANTSHIP AVAILABLE in the Lucky Lab at the University of Florida. Research Focus: Insect systematics and biodiversity, ecology, population genetics, evolution. Focus on ants is preferred, but not required. Experience with the following is an asset: insect classification, collections management, morphological and molecular systematics, bioinformatics, fieldwork. Qualifications: *Demonstrated ability to complete projects and publish results. *Master’s degree in entomology, ecology and evolutionary biology or relevant biological science. Applicants with intellectual interest in ants and evolutionary processes are encouraged to apply. *Minimum GPA of 3.5 and competitive GRE scores required. *Demonstrated ability to complete projects and publish results. *Excellent written and oral communication abilities. Interested candidates should send CV, statement of interest and names and contact information of three references to alucky@ufl.edu with the subject header PHD POSITION. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until position is filled; suggested submission deadline is April 1. Start date in Fall 2015 or Jan 2016. Dr. Andrea Lucky. University of Florida Entomology/Nematology. Gainesville, FL 32611-0620, USA. Email: alucky@ufl.edu. Website: www.andrealucky.com Andrea Lucky, PhD Entomology/Nematology University of Florida Steinmetz Hall, Rm. 2108 970 Natural Area Drive, PO Box 110620 Gainesville, FL 32611-0620 Phone: (352) 273-3952 Email: alucky@ufl.edu via Gmail

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Dear Colleagues, LE STUDIUM, Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, is extremely excited to announce the *Analysis and Annotation of DNA Repeats and Dark Matter in Eykaryotic Genomes Conference*, the premiere event of the year for researchers to meet, discuss and share ideas on genic repeats and genomes classification! International leaders in the genomic research will gather in Tours, France, for the first time during a two-day conference over 3 days (*8-10 July 2015*) to discuss, learn and share ideas on a number of areas (click here to visit the conference page and announcement ). The *Analysis and Annotation of DNA Repeats and Dark Matter in Eykaryotic Genomes Conference *aims to shine light on current and emerging research trends for genomes classification by providing a platform for discussion with a peloton of internationally acknowledged leaders. Please note there are opportunities for poster sessions. For more information, please visit the conference page This one-off conference organised with *Dr Yves Bigot, Research Director (CNRS - INRA Centre Val de Loire, France) and Dr Peter Arensburger (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - USA)* offers a unique opportunity to meet like-minded researchers, build new collaborations, visit the INRA Centre Val de Loire site in Nouzilly near Tours and enjoy the famous local gastronomy and scenery of the Loire Valley region! We look forward to welcoming you to Tours, Loire Valley, France in next July 2015 and invite you not to miss the 15th May 2015 early bird registration deadline. The conference is open to a hundred participants (academics, post-doctorants, students and R&D scientists, enterprises). Sincerely, On behalf of the scientific committee, Nicola Fazzalari Scientific Director *LE* *STUDIUM* *®* Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies Tél. 33 (0)2 38 21 14 85 – e-mail : nicola.fazzalari@lestudium-ias.fr _http://http://bit.ly/1GY4dIg Sophie Gabillet General Secretary LE STUDIUM® Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies 1 Rue Dupanloup - 45000 Orléans - FRANCE http://bit.ly/1bwpSh1 Tel: + 33 (0)2 38 21 14 81 - Portable: + 33 (0)6 67 00 32 22 Sophie Gabillet via Gmail
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Data Analyst Position Temple University’s Institute for Genomics & Evolutionary Medicine (iGEM; igem.temple.edu) seeks a Technical Support Specialist Assistant focused on the analysis of large sequence datasets. Responsibilities include data management and archiving, development and implementation of standard workflows and pipelines, and analysis of high throughput data for empirical research conducted by iGEM scientists and collaborators. Required Education and Experience: Associate’s (or higher) degree with at least one year of experience in data analysis and/or computer programming. Demonstrated experience programming with standard languages and tools. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Experience working in an academic research environment is preferred. The successful candidate will have strong organizational and record keeping skills, clear understanding of DNA and expression data, experience and comfort with file manipulation in a Windows/LINUX environment as well as designing and troubleshooting analysis pipelines using published sequence analysis tools. Temple University’s Main Campus is located in the heart of Philadelphia, the 5th largest city in the United States. Philadelphia is known as a center of history, arts, and culture with a relatively affordable cost of living. Temple University serves a diverse student population with an enrollment of ~38000 students in 2014, and is part of a vibrant educational community of 34 colleges located within the city limits. Job Posting at Temple Human Resources: http://bit.ly/1bwpSO9 Apply for this position online at: http://bit.ly/1GY4ds1 (USE job# TU-18850). For additional information or enquiries, contact Sudhir Kumar (s.kumar@temple.edu) Sudhir Kumar via Gmail
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Omics for evolutionary/behavioral ecologists Reply-To: DJ Hosken X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.1510) The University of Exeter’s Cornwall Summer Science Institute is open for this years registration. This years Summer School will be held from July 6th to 9th 2015. It is primarily directed at students of behavioural and evolutionary ecology and will provide guidance and training in the implementation of: multivariate phenotypes (phenomics); transcriptomics; and genomics) into their work. World-leading researchers from within and outside the Centre will attend; sharing their expertise to provide training and networking opportunities. Talks covering cutting-edge techniques and innovative science are intended to be pedagogical, and will be interspersed with workshop style sessions on problem solving, publishing and grant writing. See: http://bit.ly/1HJ7H4W CSSI events are held at the Centre for Ecology and Conservation. The Centre hosts unrivalled strength in depth of organismal biologists working in a friendly and collegiate environment. Delegates interested in discussing their research with particular CEC members while visiting are strongly encouraged to make contact prior to the workshop. The Summer School is hosted by the University of Exeter, Cornwall (UK). Prof DJ Hosken University of Exeter, Cornwall Tremough, Penryn TR10 9FE UK 01326 371843 D.J.Hosken@exeter.ac.uk http://bit.ly/1bMLIqH DJ Hosken via Gmail
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Within the project “Ecological constraints of fish breeding systems” funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) a three-year PhD student position is available at the Konrad Lorenz Institute of Ethology (KLIVV) at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. The PhD candidate will work on the hormonal basis of parental care behavior, induced polygyny or egg cannibalism. The definite subject of the PhD project will depend on the candidate´s qualifications and interests. We are looking for a highly motivated, outstanding student with a background in behavioral ecology: experimental design, hands-on work with live animals and good statistical skills (if possible including R) are a prerequisite. Experience in hormone analyses is a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and the ability to work in a team are a must, a MSc degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline (e.g., zoology, evolution, ecology, biology) is expected. The PhD candidate will be mainly supervised by Dr. Franziska C. Schädelin and Priv.-Doz. Dr. Richard H. Wagner, but the student is also expected to interact with Prof. Sigal Balshine and her group in Hamilton/Canada, including short visits at the collaborating laboratory abroad. As a part of the Department of Integrative Biology and Evolution of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, the KLIVV offers an international and stimulating research environment. The successful PhD candidate will join the University´s PhD-program. Vienna is a highly attractive city in beautiful surroundings, with a multicultural population and many educational and recreational opportunities. The gross salary is at around 28.000 Euro per year before tax (“Bruttogehalt”), including social and health security according to the personal costs provided by the Austrian Science Fund. Please send your application including motivation for the position, CV, and two reference letters including the contact information of referees to franziska.schaedelin@vetmeduni.ac.at. The PhD project will start in autumn 2015. Applications received until 20^th April will be given full consideration. See http://bit.ly/1IxvzX5 and http://bit.ly/1HJ7DSO; for more detailed information. Please contact franziska.schaedelin@vetmeduni.ac.at for any further information and questions. Franziska Lemmel-Schädelin via Gmail
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Dear all, I would very much appreciate some pointers for how to transport blood samples stored in ethanol internationally (from UK to New Zealand). I had been intending to bring a chilly bin full of samples on dry ice* / ice packs on a flight from the UK to New Zealand with me, however I have recently become aware that many (all?) airlines classify ethanol as a dangerous good** and restrict the total volume that can be checked in. According to FAA guidelines (which I’m not sure apply globally, but Air New Zealand’s guidelines seem very similar) I think you are not allowed more than 1L of total ethanol. >From what I have read, the alternative is to send as a dangerous good with one of the international carriers e.g. Fedex, however this is likely to be prohibitively expensive. An online quote suggests the chilly bin we have in mind would cost around NZD $2,500 to transport, and this is before I’ve even mentioned the ‘hazardous’ contents. Any help would be very much appreciated! With many thanks, Anna Santure University of Auckland, New Zealand *also a dangerous good… **apparently litres of duty free gin, vodka, wine and rum are not dangerous goods though! asanture@gmail.com via Gmail

March 24, 2015

02:19
Computational Genomics Postdoctoral Research Associate Position Clemson University The Lawton-Rauh Lab is recruiting a computational genomics postdoctoral research associate to join the RosBREED team on the newly-funded RosBREED2 project (www.rosbreed.org; USDA-Specialty Crops Research Initiative, 5 years). The RosBREED team is an extensive collaboration amongst computational scientists, breeders, geneticists, physiologists, pathologists, and socio-economists. A major goal of this project is to translate genome evolution and diversity/divergence amongst cultivars and wild relatives into modern DNA-based diagnostic tools to help deliver new cultivars with combined superior horticultural quality and disease resistance. This computational genomics scientist will be based at Clemson University to work with Amy Lawton-Rauh as postdoctoral advisor. Resources will include the Institute for Translational Genomics (Stephen Kresovich), the CU-Genomics and Computational Biology Lab (Chris Saski), and research computing training opportunities (http://bit.ly/1bpGNSr). This position is targeted to begin late spring/early summer 2015 and is currently funded for two years. Activities: The major research focus for this postdoc will be on comparative genomics analysis of domestication-related genome regions plus locus-specific and genome-wide haploblock discovery and diagnostic tool implementation and optimization. This post has several specific, cutting-edge objectives for basic research-enabled tool development to successfully achieve goals of this grant coupled with excellent opportunities for other related exploratory projects. Scientific publications, extension articles, participation in conferences and project meetings, and networking across breeding programs and allied science programs both U.S-wide and internationally are expected. Job functions: * Work with the CU-GCBL web portal computational genomics group to collate and curate relevant genome sequence data from multiple platforms * Employ and optimize comparative analytical methods to discover haplotype blocks (haploblocks) in cultivars, diverse germplasm, and wild relatives * Actively participate in networking and project team activities (including extensively with the international RosBREED group) * Communicate results in multiple formats (journals, conferences, project reports, plus miscellaneous relevant media) Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Genetics, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Computational Biology, Biological Sciences, Crop Sciences, or a closely related field. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated team player with excellent communication skills and computational genomics experience. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of successful management and documentation of large datasets and a strong publication record. Experiences with complex genomes, diverse sequencing platforms, workflow implementation and optimization, creative problem-solving, and a commitment to translation of genome dynamics models to practical applications are highly desired. Familiarity with the following is advantageous but not required: statistical genetics, population and quantitative genetics, and domestication processes. Pay & work schedule: Standard hours: 37.5. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. This position is funded for two years. Applying: If you are interested in this position, please send inquiries to Amy Lawton-Rauh (amylr@clemson.edu). To apply, email the following: a cover letter, current CV, and the contact information (phone number and email address) of three referees. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by April 3, 2015. Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified applicants will be invited to interview on or after April 3, 2015 or until the position is filled. JOB LOCATION: Biosystems Research Complex (BRC) - Clemson Main Campus The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas. As a current or prospective Clemson University employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution. For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources-Prospective Employees web page below: http://bit.ly/15y5uDr Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Amy Lawton-Rauh, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry Clemson University 316 Biosystems Research Complex, 105 Collings Drive, Clemson SC 29634-0318 Office +1.864.656.1507 | Skype amy.lawton.rauh | amylr@clemson.edu | http://bit.ly/1IoBGN4www.rosbreed.org; USDA-Specialty Crops Research Initiative, 5 years). The RosBREED team is an extensive collaboration amongst computational scientists, breeders, geneticists, physiologists, pathologists, and socio-economists. A major goal of this project is to translate genome evolution and diversity/divergence amongst cultivars and wild relatives into modern DNA-based diagnostic tools to help deliver new cultivars with combined superior horticultural quality and disease resistance. This computational genomics scientist will be based at Clemson University to work with Amy Lawton-Rauh as postdoctoral advisor. Resources will include the Institute for Translational Genomics (Stephen Kresovich), the CU-Genomics and Computational Biology Lab (Chris Saski), and research computing training opportunities (http://bit.ly/1bpGNSr). This position is targeted to begin late spring/early summer 2015 and is currently funded for two years. Activities: The major research focus for this postdoc will be on comparative genomics analysis of domestication-related genome regions plus locus-specific and genome-wide haploblock discovery and diagnostic tool implementation and optimization. This post has several specific, cutting-edge objectives for basic research-enabled tool development to successfully achieve goals of this grant coupled with excellent opportunities for other related exploratory projects. Scientific publications, extension articles, participation in conferences and project meetings, and networking across breeding programs and allied science programs both U.S-wide and internationally are expected. Job functions: * Work with the CU-GCBL web portal computational genomics group to collate and curate relevant genome sequence data from multiple platforms * Employ and optimize comparative analytical methods to discover haplotype blocks (haploblocks) in cultivars, diverse germplasm, and wild relatives * Actively participate in networking and project team activities (including extensively with the international RosBREED group) * Communicate results in multiple formats (journals, conferences, project reports, plus miscellaneous relevant media) Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Genetics, Bioinformatics, Genomics, Computational Biology, Biological Sciences, Crop Sciences, or a closely related field. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated team player with excellent communication skills and computational genomics experience. Preference will be given to candidates with evidence of successful management and documentation of large datasets and a strong publication record. Experiences with complex genomes, diverse sequencing platforms, workflow implementation and optimization, creative problem-solving, and a commitment to translation of genome dynamics models to practical applications are highly desired. Familiarity with the following is advantageous but not required: statistical genetics, population and quantitative genetics, and domestication processes. Pay & work schedule: Standard hours: 37.5. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. This position is funded for two years. Applying: If you are interested in this position, please send inquiries to Amy Lawton-Rauh (amylr@clemson.edu). To apply, email the following: a cover letter, current CV, and the contact information (phone number and email address) of three referees. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please submit materials by April 3, 2015. Applications will be reviewed as received and qualified applicants will be invited to interview on or after April 3, 2015 or until the position is filled. JOB LOCATION: Biosystems Research Complex (BRC) - Clemson Main Campus The Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act requires institutions of higher education to disclose campus security information including crime statistics for the campus and surrounding areas. As a current or prospective Clemson University employee, you have a right to obtain a copy of this information for this institution. For more information regarding our Employment, Campus Safety and Benefits, please visit the Human Resources-Prospective Employees web page below: http://bit.ly/15y5uDr Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Amy Lawton-Rauh, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry Clemson University 316 Biosystems Research Complex, 105 Collings Drive, Clemson SC 29634-0318 Office +1.864.656.1507 | Skype amy.lawton.rauh | amylr@clemson.edu | http://bit.ly/1IoBGN4  | http://bit.ly/1IoBEoq | http://bit.ly/1IoBGN6 | http://bit.ly/1bpGNSu Amy Lawton-Rauh via Gmail
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Laboratory Technician, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ The Adams Lab in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences is searching for an organized, enthusiastic, and skilled individual to work as a full time laboratory technician. We use developmental and molecular biology techniques coupled with field observations to study the role of the larval stage in the acclimatization and adaptation of marine species around the world. The technician will assist the PI in managing the molecular lab and conducting research. Specific duties will include ordering and maintaining equipment and supplies, care of invertebrate animals (e.g. sea urchins, corals), preparing DNA and RNA libraries, characterizing gene expression, performing basic data analysis, training students, and maintaining an organized, safe, and productive laboratory environment. Up to 20% travel may be required. We offer an exciting and interdisciplinary work environment, opportunities to be involved in a wide range of ecological, developmental and evolutionary projects, and the potential for co-authorship on scientific manuscripts. Minimum Qualifications - A bachelors degree in a related scientific field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience in molecular ecology, molecular biology, or developmental biology - Demonstrated understanding and experience in molecular biology procedures (e.g. preparing reagents/buffers, gel electrophoresis, PCR, and cloning) - Demonstrated ability to execute tasks efficiently and with rigor - Exceptional organizational skills and strong ability to accomplish tasks independently - Ability to master detailed laboratory procedures - Excellent communication in English and proficiency using Microsoft office - The ability to lift at least thirty pounds Preferred Qualifications - Previous experience working in a lab characterizing gene expression and/or organismal responses to environmental changes - Previous experience working with invertebrate larvae, marine or aquatic - Knowledge of marine biology or ecology - Familiarity with immunostaining and/or gene perturbation techniques - A Master’s degree or equivalent research experience in a related scientific field will be viewed positively This is a full-time position, initially appointed for a period of 12 months at a yearly salary of $36,000 - $45,000 (depending on qualifications), plus benefits. The position can be extended depending on performance and funding. To apply, please submit a PDF-format application including (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae detailing past research experience and educational training; and (3) contact information for three professional references via e-mail to diane.adams(at)rutgers.edu. Please write “Laboratory technician position” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The position is available to begin as early as May 1^st and as late as July 1^st. More information about the Adams lab can be found at http://bit.ly/1BeuE8Y. Please contact Dr. Diane Adams, diane.adams(at)rutgers.edu, if you have any questions. Rutgers is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups. Diane K Adams, PhD Rutgers the State University of New Jersey Institute of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences Dept of Marine and Coastal Sciences 71 Dudley Rd, New Brunswick NJ 08901 USA (w) 848-932-3279 (c) 617-312-8076 dadams@marine.rutgers.edu Diane K Adams via Gmail
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Hi Everyone- We have 5 spots left! http://bit.ly/16yKIJG I am writing to provide and update on our workshop: We have booked into a conference space at HQ Raleigh (http://bit.ly/1OuylR5) and believe it will provide us with the space and resources we need for a terrific workshop. Please contact us if you have any questions or need additional info. Hope to see you in Raleigh. Nic and Ian _____ Spring workshop in Bioinformatics Raleigh, North Carolina May 18 - 22, 2015 The handling of large datasets has become intractable without some level of bioinformatic literacy. Many biologists find that there is a steep learning curve to develop the confidence required to explore their genomics datasets effectively. This bioinformatics short course includes a rich collection of hands-on instruction and lectures specifically intended to help novice users become comfortable with a range of tools currently used to analyze next-generation data. There is no prerequisite for this course other than a willingness to learn and to work hard throughout the week. All workshop exercises will be implemented via VirtualBox and focus on Illumina data. Course participation is limited to to 25 students to ensure an intimate learning environment. Course instuctors: Nic Blouin, PhD & Ian Misner PhD Full course information/topics, contact, instructor info, and application instructions at http://bit.ly/16yKIJG nic blouin via Gmail
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Registrations are now open for CARTaGENEs Workshop and Symposium on Cohorts, Big Data and Genomics and Medicine. Population cohorts are created with significant public or private investment and, in some countries, are the primary resource for research and health. Studies with increasingly larger numbers of individuals reflecting the changing population demographic and environment are deemed necessary to draw meaningful and actionable conclusions about the underlying genetic and environmental determinants of phenotypes and chronic diseases. Issues around genomic, phenotypic and clinical data acquisition, data storage, and managing access from population cohorts have been, in part, addressed by many of the existing large regional and national population research programs. Currently, data integration, interoperability, harmonization and data sharing are recognized as important goals. To highlight these programs, the research opportunities and address challenges, CARTaGENE will host a symposium dedicated to Population Cohorts, Big Data and Personalized Genomics. Leaders and representatives of large regional, national and international cohorts from Europe, the US and Canada will present and discuss findings, analyses, and challenges associated with discovery, data integration, analysis, management and implementation. The Symposium will take place at the historic Windsor Hotel in downtown Montreal, the 16-17 April, 2015. Speakers include: Sonia Anand, Director, The Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds, McMaster University Philip Awadalla, Director CARTaGENE and the Canadian Data Integration Centre, OICR, Montreal Rex Chisholm, Vice-Dean Northwestern University and eMERGE Christine desRosiers, Director of the Metabolomics Laboratory, The Montreal Heart Institute, University of Montreal Emily Drabant-Conley, Director Business Development 23&Me Alan Evans, Director Ludmer Institute, McGill University Tom Hudson, President Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, University of Toronto Eimear Kenny, Asst. Professor of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Mt. Sinai NY Daniel Levy, Director of the Framingham Heart Study, Boston University Gil McVean, Director, Big Data Institute, WTCHG, Oxford University Jonathan Marchini, Professor Statistical Genomics, WTCHG, Oxford University Stephen Montgomery, Professor The SardINIA Project, Stanford University Charles Rotimi, Chief and Director, Metabolic Cardiovascular and Inflammatory Disease Genomics Branch, Centre for Research on Genomics of Global Health, NIH Michael Schull, CEO, Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, University Hospital Network Toronto John Spinelli, Director BC Cancer Agency, BC Generations and Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project This is an excellent opportunity to hear and discuss novel research from large population programs and establish collaborations in an interactive and engaging environment. Please register at http://bit.ly/1IojxyV “Philip Awadalla, Prof” via Gmail
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—047d7b339b736fce3d0511fb191e Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Mark Christie at Purdue University (http://bit.ly/18U8q4q) to examine the rapid evolution of steelhead trout (*Oncorhynchus mykiss*) to the Great Lakes. Steelhead were introduced to the Great Lakes around 1890 and have self-sustaining populations where the fish continue to swim up rivers to spawn, but now forage and grow in the Great Lakes rather than the ocean environment. Whole genome resequencing will play a central role in this project, thus the ideal candidate will have a strong background in relevant laboratory work and bioinformatics. Proficiency with Unix/Linux (bash shell) command line and one or more scripting languages (Perl/Python etc.) will be highly regarded. Familiarity with R and analytical methods in population genetics will also be viewed favorably. The candidate is expected to be highly motivated and able to work both collaboratively and independently. The position is to be filled as soon as possible with August being the latest possible start date. Applicants must have a PhD. Exceptional candidates that will complete their PhD within the next few months will also be considered. Applicants should submit 1. a cover letter that describes your research interests and goals, 2. a full CV (including publications), and 3. the names and contact information for three individuals that are willing to serve as references. Please submit all application materials as a single PDF file to markchristie@purdue.edu. Funding is available for two years contingent upon a successful one-year review. Review of applications will begin April 1st and continue until the position is filled. Purdue has substantial bioinformatics resources and state-of-the-art computational facilities ideal for working with high-throughput sequencing data. West Lafayette is a typical college town located about 1 hour away from Indianapolis and two hours from Chicago. Farmers markets, local parks, and performing arts (http://bit.ly/1CTKonZ) all make for enjoyable living conditions. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. —047d7b339b736fce3d0511fb191e Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Mark Christie at Purdue University (http://bit.ly/18U8q4q) to examine the rapid evolution of steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) to the Great Lakes. Steelhead were introduced to the Great Lakes around 1890 and have self-sustaining populations where the fish continue to swim up rivers to spawn, but now forage and grow in the Great Lakes rather than the ocean environment. Whole genome resequencing will play a central role in this project, thus the ideal candidate will have a strong background in relevant laboratory work and bioinformatics. Proficiency with Unix/Linux (bash shell) command line and one or more scripting languages (Perl/Python etc.) will be highly regarded. Familiarity with R and analytical methods in population genetics will also be viewed favorably. The candidate is expected to be highly motivated and able to work both collaboratively and independently. The position is to be filled as soon as possible with August being the latest possible start date.

Applicants must have a PhD. Exceptional candidates that will complete their PhD within the next few months will also be considered. Applicants should submit 1. a cover letter that describes your research interests and goals, 2. a full CV (including publications), and 3. the names and contact information for three individuals that are willing to serve as references. Please submit all application materials as a single PDF file to markchristie@purdue.edu. Funding is available for two years contingent upon a successful one-year review. Review of applications will begin April 1st and continue until the position is filled.

Purdue has substantial bioinformatics resources and state-of-the-art computational facilities ideal for working with high-throughput sequencing data. West Lafayette is a typical college town located about 1 hour away from Indianapolis and two hours from Chicago. Farmers markets, local parks, and performing arts (http://bit.ly/1CTKonZ) all make for enjoyable living conditions. Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer.

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The 1st Course on Amphibian Conservation and Husbandry (ACH) is an interesting and intensive course to researchers or technical staff working with amphibians and looking for more complete basis on Amphibian Conservation and Husbandry. The course will be held from 18th to 22nd May. Registrations for this edition already available (http://bit.ly/1OulsX8). The course explores the principles of amphibians husbandry, nutrition and dietary needs, captive reproduction, population management, veterinary aspects (diseases, pathology, and necropsy), biosecurity and quarantine, conservation, threats and global action. Hands on demonstrations, practical and group exercises are also included (enclosure demonstrations: tank drilling, false bottoms and plumbing, filters). Speakers: Luis Carrillo, University of Mexico City, AArk Isabel Lopes, University of Aveiro, CESAM To be confirmed. To be confirmed. Important note: the course will not start if a minimum of 10 participants will not be reached; similarly the maximum number of participants is 15. Inscription fees include: attending at the course and the use of all the materials provided by University of Aveiro and the AArk. The course will be held in partnership with the organization of the Advanced Course Ecotoxicology of Amphibians and Reptiles: from theory to practice (http://bit.ly/1xZ6GgA). Registration in both courses have reduced fees (through Ecotox course payment proof). Fees: ACH Course only General: 350 euros Student: 250 euros UA Student: 250 euros ACH Course (with Ecotox Registration) General: 230 euros Student: 170 euros UA Student: 250 euros Applications should be sent to: emanuele.fasola@ua.pt till the 10th of April 2015. Applications results and the instructions for payment will be notified to participants no later than 48h after. The payment proof must be sent to us for the registration to be valid. Sara Sara Costa via Gmail

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The laboratory of Dr. Sandra Rehan is seeking a Postdoctoral Scholar. This 36-month position is in collaboration with the lab of Dr. Amy Toth at Iowa State University (amytoth@iastate.edu; http://bit.ly/18ePs7F), a PhD position is available at Iowa State University, and funded by the NSF-IOS Animal Behavior Program. The Postdoctoral Scholar position at the University of New Hampshire involves comparative genomics and transcriptomics to understand the molecular basis of sociality in bees. We are seeking expertise in bioinformatics, especially comparative genomics and molecular evolution of social insects. Possibilities for both fieldwork and molecular biology exist. Candidates should demonstrate a track record of publication; have strong organizational, written, and oral communication skills; and be able to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team. For further information, please feel free to contact Dr. Rehan ( sandra.rehan@unh.edu; www.unhbeelab.com). Interested applicants should email a curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page statement of research interests that explicitly describes professional qualifications for this position, and contact information for three referees. Review of applications will begin April 1st 2015, and continue until a suitable candidate is found. Sandra Rehan, Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences University of New Hampshire 191 Rudman Hall, 46 College Road Durham, NH, USA 03824 mobile phone: (267) 650-2528 office phone: (603) 862-5310 office fax: (603) 862-3784 email: sandra.rehan@unh.edu website: www.unhbeelab.com sandra.rehan@gmail.com via Gmail

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—_000_BF137EE0C0365B44ADC03D1A051AEC2F0EB80BB2INFPWXM004aduns_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”iso-8859-1” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable PhD position studying lizard personality, learning and metabolism at the University of New South Wales Dr. Daniel Noble and A/Professor Shinichi Nakagawa in the Evolution & Research Centre (E&ERC), at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic student to study the covariation between metabolism, personality and learning in a model Australian lizard system. The student will join a newly formed lab group at UNSW and be part of an exciting multidisciplinary team building links between environmentally driven effects on phenotypic variation and the consequences of these effects on fitness. The student will combine theory with extensive experimental work manipulating incubation temperatures, taking behavioural and physiological measures, and establishing controlled semi-natural breeding experiments to obtain multigenerational data. They will use cutting edge molecular (e.g. SNP genotyping) and statistical tools (e.g. meta-analysis, Bayesian and individual-based modeling) during their candidature to address important topical questions in evolutionary and behavioural ecology. The student will also work with collaborators from Macquarie University, Sydney University, and The Australian National University in addition to other research groups at UNSW. We expect the student to travel to both international and national conferences to present the results of their work during their candidature. If you are interested in joining our exciting project at E&ERC, UNSW please send an email with an expression of interest, why you are interested in joining the lab and your CV to Dan (daniel.wa.noble@gmail.com) and Shinichi (s.nakagawa@unsw.edu.au). High quality applicants will apply for an APA scholarship through UNSW, which covers tuition and provides a stipend ($25,392/year; more details at: http://bit.ly/1G2MK3o). Opportunities exist to make additional income through teaching positions advertised in the department. Note that to apply for an APA scholarship, the candidate needs to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. However, we welcome students who would like to bring their own scholarship to join our project. Shinichi Nakagawa —_000_BF137EE0C0365B44ADC03D1A051AEC2F0EB80BB2INFPWXM004aduns_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”iso-8859-1” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable PhD position studying lizard personality, learning and metabolism at the University of New South Wales Dr. Daniel Noble and A/Professor Shinichi Nakagawa in the Evolution & Research Centre (E&ERC), at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic student to study the covariation between metabolism, personality and learning in a model Australian lizard system. The student will join a newly formed lab group at UNSW and be part of an exciting multidisciplinary team building links between environmentally driven effects on phenotypic variation and the consequences of these effects on fitness. The student will combine theory with extensive experimental work manipulating incubation temperatures, taking behavioural and physiological measures, and establishing controlled semi-natural breeding experiments to obtain multigenerational data. They will use cutting edge molecular (e.g. SNP genotyping) and statistical tools (e.g. meta-analysis, Bayesian and individual-based modeling) during their candidature to address important topical questions in evolutionary and behavioural ecology.  The student will also work with collaborators from Macquarie University, Sydney University, and The Australian National University in addition to other research groups at UNSW. We expect the student to travel to both international and national conferences to present the results of their work during their candidature. If you are interested in joining our exciting project at E&ERC, UNSW please send an email with an expression of interest, why you are interested in joining the lab and your CV to Dan (daniel.wa.noble@gmail.com) and Shinichi (s.nakagawa@unsw.edu.au). High quality applicants will apply for an APA scholarship through UNSW, which covers tuition and provides a stipend ($25,392/year; more details at: http://bit.ly/1G2MK3o). Opportunities exist to make additional income through teaching positions advertised in the department. Note that to apply for an APA scholarship, the candidate needs to be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident. However, we welcome students who would like to bring their own scholarship to join our project. Shinichi Nakagawa —_000_BF137EE0C0365B44ADC03D1A051AEC2F0EB80BB2INFPWXM004aduns via Gmail