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_Postdoc position in eco-evolutionary theory _ A postdoc position is available to work with PI Joanna Masel (http://bit.ly/1hmktJq) at the University of Arizona in Tucson. A popular tourist destination surrounded on all four sides by mountainous national and state parks, Tucson is a vibrant city of nearly a million people with an attractive climate. The EEB department in Tucson was ranked in the top 10 by US News & World Report. The postdoc will study evolutionary rescue in the presence of clonal interference, via a model of asexual population genetics (based on Desai & Fisher 2007). This model will be modified so that genotypes specify absolute fitness in a deteriorating environment, rather than relative fitness as is the norm in population genetics. The project is part of a broader effort to integrate the ecological density-dependence terms r and K with the classical population genetics fitness term of w, as part of an eco-evo theoretical synthesis: see http://bit.ly/1rx2C7Y for the conceptual basis. Side projects applying the model to experimental evolution and to other ecological and evolutionary theory are encouraged. A strong quantitative background together with computational and/or modeling experience is required. A background in evolutionary and/or ecological theory is strongly preferred. The Masel group’s main research interests http://bit.ly/1jQ1pAa are in robustness and evolvability, using a mixture of analytical theory, bioinformatic and simulation approaches. Contact Joanna Masel at masel@u.arizona.edu for more information and to apply. The position is available immediately and renewable over multiple years. masel@email.arizona.edu via Gmail

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EMPSEB 20- A FEW PLACES AVAILABLE! Dear Colleagues, Due to cancellations, we have about 10 places left for PhD students wanting to attend EMPSEB 20 (European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology) in Belgium (La Roche-en-Ardenne) from the 1^st - 6th of September, 2014. All PhD students are required to give a presentation of 15 minutes. Plenary speakers have been confirmed and their talks will cover an array of diverse topics, e.g. (a)sexual evolution, phenotypic plasticity, non-genetic heredity and epigenetics, complex systems and the evolution of viruses, venoms and stress resistance, involving methods like genomics, proteomics, quantitative genetics and modelling. For more details, please check the EMPSEB website: http://empseb20.com/ Registration fee: 350 EUR ; price includes transportation from the airport (Brussels National Airport (Zaventem) or Brussels South Charleroi Airport) or the train station ( Bruxelles Midi/Brussels Zuid or Charleroi-Sud ) to La Roche-en-Ardenne, accommodation, and meals during the conference + an extra 50 EUR if you want to join the subsequent excursion in Brussels. Please forward this message to potentially interested people. If you are interested in participating, please send an e-mail ASAP to: secretary@empseb20.com Containing the following information: Family name : First name : University name : Institute or department name : University address : Country : VAT number : Registration to the optional excursion in Brussels (yes-no) : Age (on the 6^th of September, if attendance to the optional excursion in Brussels): Gender: Email: Phone : Year of PhD : Research field: 1) animal behaviour 2) animal communication/signals 3) development & senescence 4) ecology & natural selection 5) emergence & complexity 6) epigenetics 7) group selection & cooperation 8) phenotypic plasticity 9) phylogeny reconstruction 10) sexual selection 11) speciation & hybridization 12) virology & immunology 13) other Studied organism : 1) Bacteria, parasites & viruses 2) Other protists (besides parasites) & fungi 3) Plants 4) Insects 5) Other invertebrates (besides insects) 6) Fish 7) Reptiles & amphibians 8) Mammals 9) Birds 10) None (e.g. studies involving theoretical questions, origins of life, protein evolution, paleobiology…) Oral presentation title: Oral presentation abstract : Supplementary poster (yes-no) : Poster title : Poster abstract : T-shirt size : Specific food requirements (vegetarian, allergies…) : Any medical or other issue we should be made aware of ? Activities I: Would you prefer to go kayaking or to the Han Caves ? (This can still be changed during the meeting according to the number of places available) Activities II: Are you interested in a brewery visit or rather doing some sports? (see last comment) Thanks in advance. Best regards, Gwennal Bataille, EMPSEB20 President Gwennal BATAILLE, PhD student - Teaching assistant Earth and Life Institute Universit Catholique de Louvain SST/ELI/ELIB Btiment Carnoy, c.145 Croix du sud 4-5, bte L7.07.04 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve BELGIUM Gwennal Bataille via Gmail
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Dear Colleagues, I hope I can ask a favour of you to distribute this email to your institution or department. This is about a survey for EBI and we have a particular problem in reaching in our surveys non-bioinformatics people. It would be great if you could really urge people to fill this in, even if they “don’t feel like a bioinformatician” or “don’t use computers” (which we doubt in these days!). Getting good, rounded feedback from our user community is really important. Thank you in advance. Nick Goldman via Gmail

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Postdoc in Ancient DNA and Evolutionary Genomics Applications are invited for a two-year postdoctoral researcher position in the field of Ancient DNA and Evolutionary Biology in the Paleomix group led by Dr. Ludovic Orlando at the Centre for GeoGenetics, University of Copenhagen, Denmark ( http://bit.ly/1qXj1Qw). This position is funded by the Villum Foundation and is restricted to researchers who did not graduate their Ph.D. at the Centre for GeoGenetics and who will show a maximum of 3 years post-doctoral experience at the time of the hiring. Applicants should have completed a Ph.D. in the fields of Evolutionary Genomics or Computational Science and have an established record of research productivity and publications. Research in the Paleomix group is focused on developing integrative approaches for studying ancient DNA molecules, promoting the field of palaeomics by the merger of biochemistry, molecular biology, genomics and computational biology. These approaches are presently mainly used to reconstruct the evolutionary history of horses and other equids and have strong implications for conservation. Recent work from the group includes the characterization of the oldest genome hitherto sequenced and the first ancient human epigenome. We are seeking a highly motivated and productive scientist who is interested and capable of contributing to a research team consisting of molecular biologists, bioinformaticians, statisticians, and evolutionary biologists. She/he should have strong research interests in evolutionary biology and large-scale genome analyses. The ideal candidate will show great abilities to work in a team environment and strong expertise in the molecular tools and/or computational procedures used in next-generation sequencing and population genomics. He/She will be well acquainted with Bash or another shell and will be a proficient programmer in R, Perl, Python and/or C++. Experience in the analysis of ancient DNA will be considered positively but is not mandatory. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the daily management of his/her research project in coordination with other members of the Paleomix group. He/She will be actively involved in the training and co-supervision of other staff members and students. Further information on the Department and the Centre for GeoGenetics are linked at http://bit.ly/1qKewYT and http://bit.ly/1qXiYEr, respectively. Inquiries about the position can be made to Dr. Ludovic Orlando (orlando.ludovic@gmail.com). The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. The language of the Centre is English. Terms of employment The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff. Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. The starting salary is currently up to DKK 403,682 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,030). Negotiation for salary supplement is possible. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY ONLINE below. Please include - Curriculum vitae - Diplomas - Research plan description of current research plans - Complete publication list - Separate reprints of 3 particularly relevant papers - Contact details from two references - Motivation letter Review of applications will begin July 1st 2014 and will continue until the position is filled, with a deadline on September 30th 2014. The appointment is expected to start soon after and no later than April 30th 2015. Apply online http://bit.ly/1qXiYUE awe@signatur.dk via Gmail

July 4, 2014

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Position in population genomics We have an opening for a PhD student or a postdoc in the Department of Evolutionary Genetics at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. The researcher will work on a collaborative project focusing on the analysis of genome-wide diversity data to assess the patterns of local adaptation in populations of humans and other primates. The project will take advantage of several new genome-wide datasets from primate populations and species. We are seeking a creative and highly motivated individual with prime interest in population genomics. Candidates should have a background in evolutionary genetics, population genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, computational biology, statistics, or related disciplines. The ideal candidate will have experience in at least one of the areas above, and a strong interest in the others. Previous work in population genetics/genomics (theoretical or analytical), experience with large-scale databases, and strong programming skills are a plus but not required. The Department of Evolutionary Genetics in the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology is a lively, stimulating, and highly collaborative place at the front of primate evolutionary genomics. The Institute is very international and English speaking. It is located in Leipzig, a nice and affordable city of 500,000 habitants that is the capital and major cultural center of German Saxony (two hours away from Berlin and three from Prague). To apply send, in PDF format, a cover letter, your CV, and the contact information of at least 2 potential referees to Aida Andrs at aida_andres@eva.mpg.de or to Sergi Castellano sergi_castellano@eva.mpg.de. Informal inquiries can be sent to the same addresses. For further information visit the webpages of our groups: http://bit.ly/VGXBNl http://bit.ly/1lBfbXL aida Aida Andrs, PhD Group Leader, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Deutscher Platz 6 04103 Leipzig, Germany Phone: +49 341 3550 507 Fax: +49 341 3550 555 aida.andres@eva.mpg.de http://bit.ly/VGXBNl Aida Andres via Gmail
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—_000_8744B9CB71C5064891969F166EA3A8B31594887CF5EXCHANGE1adno_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable The School of Life Sciences at the University of Nottingham are advertising two fixed-term (12 months and 36 months) Assistant Professorships (= Lectureships). Details: Applications are invited for the above role to teach and examine modules in all years of the Biology and Zoology degree courses in two or three of the following areas: Animal Behaviour and Behavioural Ecology, Evolutionary Ecology, Immunology, Introductory Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, Environmental Physiology. The successful candidate will be expected to deliver lectures, tutorials, discussion sessions and workshops in several undergraduate modules in the relevant areas, and may also be required to teach on one or two residential field courses. The role holder will supervise undergraduate research projects, and act as a personal tutor. They will be expected to take an active role in module management, and to contribute to the administration of teaching and curriculum development in the School of Life Sciences. The successful candidate must possess a PhD (or equivalent) in the relevant subject area, together with experience of university teaching in the relevant areas. This full time role is offered Fixed Term from 1 September 2014 for 12/36 months. Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Tom Reader, Chair of the Biology Teaching Group, tel: 0115 9513213, or Email: tom.reader@nottingham.ac.uk. Please note that applications sent directly to this Email address will not be accepted. Apply on-line at: http://bit.ly/1o6ERNz (be sure to apply separately for both posts if you want to be considered for both) This message and any attachment are intended solely for the addressee and may contain confidential information. If you have received this message in error, please send it back to me, and immediately delete it. Please do not use, copy or disclose the information contained in this message or in any attachment. Any views or opinions expressed by the author of this email do not necessarily reflect the views of the University of Nottingham. This message has been checked for viruses but the contents of an attachment may still contain software viruses which could damage your computer system, you are advised to perform your own checks. Email communications with the University of Nottingham may be monitored as permitted by UK legislation. —_000_8744B9CB71C5064891969F166EA3A8B31594887CF5EXCHANGE1adno_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

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POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW IN THEORETICAL EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY Department of Applied Mathematics Western University, London, Ontario, Canada Start date: September 2014 (flexible/negotiable) Term: 2 years (subject to satisfactory progress) Salary: 45,000 to 50,000 CDN$ p.a. DESCRIPTION Research in theoretical evolutionary biology at Western tackles problems in both experimental evolution and sociobiology (see http://bit.ly/1o6ERNr and http://bit.ly/1o6ERNt for greater detail) . We are hiring a post-doctoral fellow interested in modeling evolution as it occurs in both laboratory experiments, and field settings. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out both independent and collaborative research, and will mentor graduate students in the group. The successful candidate may also apply for sessional teaching positions (one term per year) in order to supplement his/her income and gain teaching experience, if so desired (subject to departmental approval). QUALIFICATIONS A Ph.D in theoretical population genetics, mathematical biology or a related discipline. A demonstrated interest in population genetics and theoretical evolutionary biology. Experience with differential equations, linear algebra, and/or stochastic processes. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Previous post-doctoral experience is not necessary, but will be considered to be an asset. HOW TO APPLY Please prepare an application package that includes (i) a one-page cover letter outlining how your qualifications match the demands of the position, (ii) current CV, (iii) a one-page statement of research interests, (iv) two relevant reprints or pre-prints, (v) names and contact information of two referees. Please email (i)-(v) as a single pdf to lwahl@uwo.ca DEADLINE Applications will be reviewed beginning July 15 2014, until the position is filled. Geoff Wild via Gmail
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PhD studentship Topic: Comparative life history and plant demography. Supervisors: Owen Jones and Johan Dahlgren We are seeking a PhD candidate to work on plant population biology, life history, and the demography of aging. These are fundamental topics in theoretical evolutionary biology and ecology but also have broad applications in population management and conservation biology. The project will involve comparative analyses of population matrix models, field data collection and analysis within ongoing long-term individual-based demographic studies, and laboratory work to collect anatomical and herb-chronological data. The successful candidate will have an interest in life history evolution and plant population biology, and an excellent academic record with an undergraduate and/or master’s degree in biological sciences, ecology, or related field. An interest in quantitative methods, including statistical modelling or population matrix modelling is essential. Experience of biological fieldwork and lab work, and knowledge of plant anatomy, is desirable. The position will ideally start on 1st September 2014. It will provide experience and training in cutting edge quantitative methods (including matrix and integral projection modelling and phylogenetic comparative methods), field and laboratory methods, and evolutionary demography. This fully-funded position is based at the Max-Planck Odense Center on the Biodemography of Aging (MaxO) and Department of Biology at the University of Southern Denmark in the vibrant city of Odense in Denmark. To apply, send a CV and cover letter in PDF format to both Owen Jones (jones@biology.sdu.dk) and Johan Dahlgren (dahlgren@biology.sdu.dk). We encourage interested parties to contact us informally if they require more information. Application deadline August 1st 2014. via Gmail

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PhD contract, Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain), Evolutionary Genomics and Systems Biology. The group of Evolutionary Biology in the Experimental Sciences and Health Department of the Pompeu Fabra University offers one PhD scholarship in the field of Evolutionary Genomics. Selected candidate will have the opportunity to develop novel research lines that will contribute to the understanding of the biology of genomes at evolutionary, molecular and biomedical level. The successful candidate would work on integrating different bioinformatic tools for the identification of network structures of genes and metabolic pathways under selective forces. Our group offers an unusual and highly formative research frame, in which leading edge computational resources and experimental laboratory facilities are combined to achieve our research goals (www.prbb.org). Required are a strong motivation to pursue a PhD in evolutionary biology, particular priority will be given to candidates with background on bioinformatics. Programming and general computational skills are highly desirable, but all candidates will be considered. More information about our group and projects can be found here: http://bit.ly/1rstPIT If you are interestwww.prbb.org). Required are a strong motivation to pursue a PhD in evolutionary biology, particular priority will be given to candidates with background on bioinformatics. Programming and general computational skills are highly desirable, but all candidates will be considered. More information about our group and projects can be found here: http://bit.ly/1rstPIT If you are interested, please send your CV, a letter detailing your interests and the contact details of two referees to Jaume.bertranpetit@upf.edu or Hafid.laayouni@upf.edu Hafid Laayouni Institut de Biologia Evolutiva (UPF-CSIC) Parc de Recerca Biomdica de Barcelona (PRBB) Carrer del Doctor Aigader, 88. 08003 Barcelona Spain Tel. (34) 93-316-0845. “LAAYOUNI EL ALAOUI, HAFID” via Gmail
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—7ZAtKRhVyVSsbBD2 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 Content-Disposition: inline Wanted: Master’s Students Location: Department of Life Sciences, Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi http://bit.ly/1mZ4dk2 Project Subject: Developing Tools to Analyze and Simulate Population Genomic Data Details: I’m looking for students that are quantitatively and computationally focused and interested in population genetics and evolution. Ongoing projects in our lab are focused on the effects of natural and anthropogenic selection on the evolution and adaptability of marine populations. Our study subjects are primarily marine invertebrates and fish, and we have a mountain of RADseq data from the Hawaiian Archipelago and the Gulf of Mexico. Required Qualifications: Students must have a 3.0 GPA and must have taken the general GRE exam. Support: Students would be supported by a TAship that currently pays $1200/mo. Out of state tuition can be waived, but in state tuition cannot and amounts to ~$3000 per semester. The HoBi Lab http://on.fb.me/1xq3oUw Our laboratory has two co-PIs, myself (Chris Bird) and Derek Hogan and is located in the Harte Research Institute http://bit.ly/1xq3oUz . We advocate and facilitate a collaborative and collegial lab atmosphere, and by combining our labs, we increase the level of intellectual capital and expertise on-hand. The HoBi Lab presently has one PostDoc, four PhD students and three Masters students. We share a large genetic laboratory and manage the Core Genomics Lab at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi. Our lab is equipped with several Linux workstations (2 x Xeon Processors, 128-256gb of ram, etc), we have a small High Performance Computing Cluster on campus (48 nodes), and we have access to several off campus super computers through the Texas A&M system. If you are interested, please send me a CV, a copy of your undergraduate transcripts (unofficial is fine), and your GRE scores. Dr. Chris Bird Assistant Professor chris.bird@tamucc.edu “Bird, Chris” —7ZAtKRhVyVSsbBD2 Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii Content-Disposition: inline Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
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Final Call to Apply for the Tree-for-All: A hackathon to access OpenTree$B!G(Bs global phylogeny resources. A global $B!H(Btree of life$B!I(B will transform biological research in a broad range of disciplines from ecology to bioengineering. To help facilitate that transformation, the OpenTree project [1] now provides online access to >4000 published phylogenies, and a newly generated tree covering more than 2.5 million species. The next step is to build tools to enable the community to use these resources. To meet this aim, OpenTree , Arbor [2] and NESCent$B!G(Bs HIP working groups [3] are staging a week-long hackathon September 15 to 19 at U. Michigan, Ann Arbor. Participants in this $B!H(BTree-for-all$B!I(B will work in small teams to develop tools that use OpenTree$B!G(Bs web services to extract, annotate, or add data in ways useful to the community. Teams also may focus on testing, expanding and documenting the web services. How could a global phylogeny be useful in your research or teaching? What other data from OpenTree would be valuable? How could OpenTree web services be integrated into familiar workflows and analysis tools? How could we add to the database of published trees, or enrich it with annotations? If you can imagine using these resources, and you have the skills to work collaboratively to turn those ideas into products (as a coder, or working side-by-side with coders), we invite you to apply for the hackathon. The full call for participation (http://bit.ly/1ioPPMc) provides instructions for how to apply, and how to share your ideas with potential teammates (strongly encouraged prior to applying). Applications are due July 8th. Travel support is provided. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. If you have questions, contact Karen Cranston (karen.cranston@nescent.org, @kcranstn, OpenTree), Arlin Stoltzfus (arlin@umd.edu, HIP), Julie Allen ( juliema@illinois.edu, HIP), or Luke Harmon (lukeh@uidaho.edu, Arbor). [1] http://bit.ly/1kl5xbg [2] http://bit.ly/1piGFbR [3] http://bit.ly/1kl5wDY (Hackathons, Interoperability, Phylogenies) Julie Allen Postdoctoral Researcher Illinois Natural History Survey University of Illinois www.juliamallen.com julieallen34@gmail.com via Gmail
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iEOS2014 to be held in Liverpool, UK in week starting 15th September 2014 Deadline for registration and abstracts 28th July http://bit.ly/1otHQCy Conference Organiser: Professor F. Falciani (Chair in Integrative Systems Biology) The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers and organisations from a range of disciplines with shared interests in the development of new approaches for data handling, generation and analysis in environmental omics. Science areas of interest include bioinformatics, DNA-barcoding, genomics, metagenomics, metabarcoding, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, epigenetics, evolutionary and ecological omics, phylogenetics, study of ancient DNA and anthropology, new tools, resources and training, and beyond as applied to the study of the natural environmental and environmentally relevant organisms and systems. It is our hope is that the resulting interaction and exchange of ideas will lead to novel approaches, new collaborations and the establishment of a wider integrated Omic community. EOS and this conference is supported by Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) through its Mathematics and Informatics for Environmental Omics Data Synthesis program and the UK Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Global Challenges programme. via Gmail

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As series of workshops in the area of environmental omics, including applications to population genomics, will be held at the University of Liverpool in September. NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility (NBAF) technology workshops (Metagenomics, population genomics, metabolomics and RNAseq) Application of the Adverse Outcome Pathway Framework in Environmental Risk Assessment Biological Mechanisms and Time Series Analyses http://bit.ly/1otHQmg A series of hands-on informatics workshops have been organised that are linked to iEOS2014 and targeted at Environmental Omics users of different levels of experience. Draft outlines of these workshops can be found at the address above. To apply for a place on any of the workshops, please select the relevant workshop when registering. Places will be confirmed when registration closes and payment will be required only once your place is confirmed. There will be minimal additional costs associated with trainer fees and catering (teas/coffees/lunches) during the workshops, which are payable in addition to your registration cost. via Gmail

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Research Assistant/Associate in Genomic Microbiology at Imperial College London This position has become available within the MRC Centre for Outbreak Analysis and Modelling at Imperial College London. The MRC Centre has built upon a world-leading research group in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London to undertake applied collaborative work with national and international agencies in support of policy planning for emerging and endemic infectious diseases. The successful candidate will be a member of both the Centre and the Department, and will be based at the St Mary’s Campus, Paddington. The purpose of this post is to develop statistical and computational methods to perform genome-wide association mapping in bacteria. Important biomedical properties often vary within a bacterial species, for example antibiotic resistance, virulence, host-specificity or tissue-specificity. The genetic basis for these variations is not often fully understood by microbiologists, but this question can be approached computationally by comparing the genome sequences of bacteria with different properties. Working closely with Dr Xavier Didelot, the post-holder will develop the methodology required to perform such analysis and create a new software tool which will be applicable by microbial researchers around the world. To be valid, the new methods will need to account for the specificity of bacterial evolutionary process, especially in terms of recombination, genetic content and population structure. Thorough testing of the software will be performed using simulated datasets, as well as real existing collections of several hundreds of genomes of two major enteric pathogens, Escherichia coli and Campylobacter jejuni. The successful applicant must have an MSc (for appointment to Research Assistant) or a PhD (for appointment to Research Associate) or equivalent in one of the following areas: mathematics, statistics, computer science, infectious disease epidemiology or population biology. They will also have research experience of programming in at least one high level language and experience of working with genetic sequence data. The post is full time for a fixed term from 1st September 2014 to 31st August 2016. For informal enquiries please contact Dr Xavier Didelot (x.didelot@imperial.ac.uk). For the full job description, person specification and application process, see http://bit.ly/VHiR5k via Gmail

July 3, 2014

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POSTDOC POSITION IN BIOINFORMATICS / COMPARATIVE GENOMICS (Lyon, France) A 18 months post-doc position is available in the Department of Evolutionary Genetics and Genomics of the Biometry and Evolutionary Biology laboratory (LBBE, CNRS/University Lyon I), France. Research themes in the lab are focused on multiscale evolutionary questions (from molecules to communities), with strong emphasis on modeling and computer science (http://bit.ly/1p55kOZ). This double angle results in a synergy between methodological developments and biological questions. The post-doc will work with Pr Cline Brochier-Armanet (http://bit.ly/1p55lCH) in the Bioinformatics and Evolutionary Genomics team. The proposed project is part of a large study combining in silico and wet experimental work focused on the biosynthesis of atypical lipids in Bacteria. The candidate will play a key role in this project in conducting comparative genomics and molecular phylogenetic investigations aiming at deciphering the biosynthesis pathways of these atypical lipids, as well as their origin and evolution in Bacteria. The post-doc position will start on November 1st, 2014, for a 18 months period. The position is funded by the French Research National Agency. Candidates should have: - a PhD in biology/biochemistry or in bioinformatics - a good knowledge in bioinformatics and genomics - programming skills - a real interest/knowledge in evolutionary biology To apply, please send to Pr Cline Brochier-Armanet (celine.brochier-armanet@univ-lyon1.fr): 1. An application letter including research interests and goals, and suitability for the proposed research project. 2. A full CV. 3. Names and contact information of two potential academic contacts. via Gmail

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We are looking for candidates to apply for an FCT (Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology) doctoral fellowship to join us at the Centre for Functional Ecology (cfe.uc.pt) of the Department of Life Sciences of the University of Coimbra (Portugal). The successful candidate will be expected to develop his/her research within the framework of the European project ReproWeed, which will investigate evolution and adaptation of the invasive weed *Centaurea solstitialis* across broad biogeographical ranges. The research involves laboratory and field-based work and involves the interaction with an international network of collaborators from California, Chile, Argentina, Australia, Turkey and Spain. The candidate should have a good scientific background, with an interest into reproductive and evolutionary ecology of invasive weeds. A good knowledge of the English language and of ecological statistics is highly desirable. Candidates should be Portuguese, European, or permanent residents, and comply with the conditions to be a candidate for the FCT Doctoral Grants (BD; see previous year conditions at: http://bit.ly/VgqMGv). The doctoral fellowship includes a monthly payment of 980 euros (tax-free), plus an accident insurance and a monthly contribution to the Portuguese Social Security system (full healthcare and retirement, but no unemployment benefits). The scholarship is renewable for up to four years, at the end of which the candidate is expected to defend his or her PhD. dissertation thesis. A call for fellowship applications will open during July and be open until the end of September 2014 (http://bit.ly/VgqPC8), but *contacts should be made before July 18, at 6pm *Greenwich time. Interested candidates should send a one page cover letter describing their research interests and experience, a CV (explicitly including average scores for B.Sc. and/or M.Sc.), and the contact information for up to two referees to Daniel Montesinos (daniel.montesinos@uc.pt). Informal inquiries are welcome. More information about the group and the project can be found here: http://bit.ly/1s1mddK http://bit.ly/VgqMWI http://bit.ly/1s1mb5x Daniel Montesinos Centre for Functional Ecology DCV - FCTUC - Universidade de Coimbra Calada Martim de Freitas 3000-456 Coimbra, Portugal T: (+351) 239 855 238 (ext. 139) http://bit.ly/VgqMWK Daniel Montesinos via Gmail
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The David Starr Jordan Prize For Innovative Contributions to the Study of Evolution, Ecology, Population and Organismal Biology In 1986, Cornell, Indiana and Stanford Universities established a joint endowment to fund a prize in honor of David Starr Jordan, a scientist, educator and institution builder, who had enormous influence on higher education in the United States and important ties to each of these universities. The prize is international in scope and presented approximately every three years to a young scientist (not over the age of 40 at the deadline for nomination, or if over 40, less than 10 years since receiving the Ph.D.). The intent of this prize is to recognize young scientists who are making novel innovative contributions in one or more areas of Jordan’s interest: evolution, ecology, population and organismal biology, and who are likely to redirect the principal foci of their fields. In addition to a $20,000 cash award, the recipient will receive a commemorative medal, will attend an awards ceremony, visit each of the sponsoring institutions and give scholarly presentations of his/her work. The selection of the prize winner will be made by a committee composed of representatives from each of the three institutions. This year the award ceremony will be held at Indiana University. Nominations forms are posted on the David Starr Jordan Prize Website (http://bit.ly/1mVZX4z). Nomination forms with supporting materials should be submitted electronically. Questions should be directed to: Dee Verostko Indiana University Department of Biology 1001 E. Third Street, JH 127 Bloomington, IN 47405 (812-855-6283 - FAX 812-855-6705 - email dverostk@indiana.edu All nomination materials must be received prior to September 15, 2014. For more information including a list of previous prize winners and their accomplishments, visit: http://bit.ly/1mVZX4z “Tarter, Jennifer A” via Gmail
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Postdoctoral Positions Available: Research Associate Arizona Research Laboratories, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ NIH-Training Program: Postdoctoral Excellence in Research and Teaching (PERT) The Postdoctoral Excellence in Research and Teaching (PERT) Program is a comprehensive program which offers up to three years of support to outstanding candidates seeking advanced postdoctoral research training, teacher training and student mentorship opportunities in preparation for an academic career in biomedical and life sciences. Funded by NIGMS through an IRACDA (Institutional Research and Academic Career Development Award) training grant, the PERT program also fosters ties between research-intensive institutions and minority-serving institutions. PERT trainees may select from over thirty-six faculty research mentors at the University of Arizona, representing a broad range of disciplines in biomedicine, bioengineering, genetics, biochemistry, neurobiology, evolutionary biology, molecular/cellular biology, physiology and behavior. The program stresses the use of model organisms for biomedical and life sciences research. The program is administered through the Arizona Research Laboratories Center for Insect Science and is partnered with a Minority Serving Institution, Pima Community College, (http://bit.ly/1xkzrFs. Starting salary is based on the NIH NRSA scale. An annual allowance for research supplies and travel is also included. Positions are dependent upon continued funding. Additional information about the Center for Insect Science and the PERT program is available at http://bit.ly/1xkztgy. Qualifications: Applicants must have, as of the beginning date of the appointment, a Ph.D. in a related field from an accredited institution and must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or non-citizen nationals. Applicants should have no more than two previous years of postdoctoral experience at the time of application. Application: All applicants must apply electronically through the University of Arizona’s Career Track website at: http://bit.ly/1mVZX4x. The job number is 55765. Deadline for receipt of applications is 8:00am, Tuesday, September 2, 2014. All applications are to include: - a letter of interest with a statement explaining how the PERT program will assist the applicant in his/her research and career goals. - a CV - a three to six page research proposal developed with the intended PERT faculty research mentor describing the project to be undertaken during the training period - three letters of reference - a letter of support from the intended faculty research mentor Potential applicants are encouraged to contact relevant Program Faculty as soon as possible to discuss research projects and the application process. Original letters of reference and the letter from the proposed faculty research mentor should be mailed to: PERT, Center for Insect Science, 1007 E. Lowell Street, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0106. Emailed letters will be accepted only if accompanied by an electronic signature. The letter of interest, CV and research proposal must be submitted online through the UA Career Track website listed above. As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, the University of Arizona recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences and backgrounds. Please contact Teresa Kudrna for more information, tkudrna@email.arizona.edu, 520-621-9310. Teresa A. Kudrna Program Coordinator, Sr. Center for Insect Science & PERT Program University of Arizona 1007 E. Lowell Street, Room 227 Tucson, AZ 85721 520-621-9310 Fax: 520-621-2590 http://bit.ly/1xkztgB “Kudrna, Teresa A - (tkudrna)” via Gmail
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Dear colleagues, Id be grateful if you could please help me spread the call for a short survey below, as well as take it yourself. Kind regards, rob Moving countries early on in the academic career of ecologists and evolutionary biologists seems to have become a common practice but at what costs? and for what benefits? To address these questions, a survey has been created for ecologists and evolutionary biologists. The survey contains 24 short questions, and it will take you approx. 4 mins, should you decide to take it. http://bit.ly/1kgRRPh This project aims to quantify the frequency with which early-career ecologists and evolutionary biologist move countries compared to more senior individuals, as well as the perceived benefits and costs of doing so. This is a completely voluntary survey, and no personal information (e.g. email, ID) will be collected. The information collected will be used to provide summary statistics on early career moves for a short note to be submitted to a peer-review journal. Many thanks for considering and disseminating it! Rob Salguero-Gomez, PhD ARC DECRA fellow r.salguero@uq.edu.au University of Queensland, Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation Science Goddard (Building #8), St Lucia QLD 4072, Australia Office phone: +61 7 3365 1376 This study adheres to the Guidelines of the ethical review process of The University of Queensland and the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research. Whilst you are free to discuss your participation in this study with project staff (contactable on +61 7 3365 1376 or r.salguero@uq.edu.au), if you would like to speak to an officer of the University not involved in the study, you may contact the Ethics Coordinator on +61 7 3365 3924. Q: Why is the text above (likely) 5 sentences?A: http://bit.ly/Vgjh2d “Aliud iter ad prosperitatem nos est: id est omnibus rebus vincere” Rob Salguero-Gmez, PhD Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow; Research Fellow of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research Contact info and more: http://bit.ly/1kgRUL0 Roberto Salguero-Gomez via Gmail