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March 26, 2015

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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

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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

March 23, 2015

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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

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Dear Colleagues, It is our pleasure to announce that the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference will be held at the University of Guelph, Canada, from August 18-21, 2015. This biannual conference series showcases the latest scientific achievements and socio-economic implications of work conducted by the DNA barcode research community. The theme of the 6th Conference, Barcodes to Biomes, signals the ongoing expansion of our community’s research agenda from studies on particular sets of species in particular places to investigations of entire biotic assembles at local and global scales. The conference features internationally renowned plenary speakers on topics ranging from evolution to ecology to conservation. The meeting also features diverse parallel sessions, a poster session, and social events that are included in registration. Eligible delegates may apply for a Travel Award as well as Student and Postdoctoral Prizes. Plenary Speakers include: Yves Basset, Louis Bernatchez, Mark Blaxter, David Castle, Melania Cristescu, Thibaud Decaens, Eduardo Eizirik, Brock Fenton, Dawn Field, Rosemary Gillespie, Charles Godfray, Mehrdad Hajibabaei, Illka Hanski, Paul Hebert, David Hik, Michael Hofreiter, Monte Hummel, Dan Janzen, Peter Kevan, Karl Kjer, Nancy Knowlton, John Kress, John La Salle, Thomas Lovejoy, Laurence Packer, Rod Page, Naomi Pierce, Stuart Pimm, David Posada, Sujeevan Ratnasingham, Paul Snelgrove, Bridget Stutchbury, Derek Tittensor, Jana Vamosi, Wolfgang Wagele, Tetsukazu Yahara Registration for the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference is now open and will continue throughout the conference. Further details can be found at: http://bit.ly/13mLnwn. Abstracts will be accepted until April 15, 2015. Please be so kind as to forward this announcement and the conference poster to others who may find this conference of interest. We hope to welcome you to Guelph in August! Conference poster: http://bit.ly/1MZDFtP Yours sincerely, The Conference Operating Committee, Sarah Adamowicz Mehrdad Hajibabaei Robert Hanner Paul Hebert info@dnabarcodes2015.org via Gmail

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Applications are now invited for 15 PhD positions ($B!H(BEarly Stage Researchers$B!I(B) to be funded by the Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network $B!H(BMICROWINE-Microbial Metagenomics and the Modern Wine Industry$B!I(B, a multidisciplinary study on Viticulture and Wine Microbiology within the Horizon2020 programme of the European Union. Each PhD position is fully funded for 3 years. The positions are based at 13 institutions, in 8 countries, and cover a wide range of disciplines including microbial metagenomics, wine genetics, bioinformatics, geology, chemistry and mathematical modeling. ESR$B!G(Bs must commence no later than 1st September 2015. For full details on the network, sub-projects, host institutions, eligibility requirements, and how to apply please go to the project website at http://bit.ly/1CbYY8d Please note that applications are welcomed from any qualified applicants, regardless of gender, ethnicity or country of origin, but will only be considered if eligibility requirements are met and the application guidelines are strictly adhered to. For further information please contact the project administrator, Lea Ellegaard-Jensen at: info@microwine.eu Tom Gilbert Professor of Palaeogenomics Natural History Museum of Denmark tgilbert@snm.ku.dk via Gmail

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We are recruiting a postdoctoral research associate to work on the genetics of natural trait variation in a social microbe. This is a 36 month position based in Prof Chris Thompson’s Lab at the University of Manchester. The postdoc will work as part of a collaborative team that includes researchers at the University of Bath and the Federal University in Sao Carlos (Brazil). Further details about the project and the position are included below: Explaining why so much natural genetic variation exists in fitness related traits is a fundamental problem in evolutionary genetics. Many competing explanations have been proposed, but cleanly distinguishing between them experimentally has been challenging. For example, we find surprisingly high genetic variation in key fitness related social behaviour traits across a huge diversity of taxa, despite a general expectation that variation will be removed by selection. To understand the processes shaping such variation we will employ a novel combination of approaches to dissect the genetics and evolution of social and non-social traits using the social amoeba D. discoideum (Dd). The Dd system provides a uniquely powerful model to dissect the processes shaping genetic diversity in a natural microbial population, while providing critical insights into how the genomes of more complex species are shaped by evolution. Specifically, we will employ a powerful integration of computational, genomic and experimental approaches: . high throughput phenotyping will be used to quantify phenotypic variation in a range of social and non social traits. . whole genome sequencing will be used to identify genes that show sequence variation associated with natural diversity in social and non-social traits, . you will experimentally validate the causal role of natural genetic variants using cutting edge molecular and gene replacement techniques, . you will test whether the same genes affect both social and non-social traits, suggesting that they are constrained and their joint evolution is shaped by pleiotropy, . using this data we will develop models to determine the evolutionary processes that have shaped variation in this system. Together, these objectives will lead to fundamental advances in our understanding of the types of variation underlying phenotypic diversity in natural populations and the evolutionary processes shaping that variation. The Thompson lab at the University of Manchester has extensive experience in whole genome, molecular genetics and experimental evolution approaches in Dictyostelium. For further information, see http://bit.ly/1Blq3RA). Professor Chris Thompson Email: Christopher.thompson@manchester.ac.uk Telephone: 0161 275 1588 For further details and how to apply see: http://bit.ly/1Blq47O Note that this position is funded under the same project as previous advertised positions at the University of Bath based in the lab of Jason Wolf. For more information about these other positions, please see: Postdoc (36 months) using computational and empirical approaches to understand natural variation in social and non-social traits: http://bit.ly/1CbYY86 Technician (at least 24 months), who will contribute to all aspects of the project: http://bit.ly/1Blq1ZI (NOTE THAT THIS POSITION LISTS A MAY START DATE, BUT LATER START DATES ARE POSSIBLE) jason@evolutionarygenetics.org via Gmail

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Volunteer field assistants: We are looking for field assistants to help expand and monitor a colour-banded population of lovely fairy-wrens in Cairns (Queensland), Australia for a study on female ornamentation. Time periods: June or September 2015 (3 to 6 months). Duties include regular censusing of colour-banded birds, searching for and monitoring nests, mist-netting, recording song and measuring colouration, behavioural observations, video analysis, and data proofing. Working days are long, with early starts six days a week. Enthusiasm, self-motivation and organisation, and a strong work ethic are a must. Qualifications: experience monitoring colour-banded birds, nest-searching, and mist-netting. Good knowledge of English is a requirement. Must also be early riser, physically fit, able to work in extreme weather conditions, and enjoy basic shared living conditions. Having experience in behavioural observations and a driving licence is a plus but not a requirement. Accommodation is provided, but assistants cover travel to the site and their own food costs. The project will reimburse up to AUD$750/mo towards receipted food and travel expenses. For more information contact: Ana Leitao (avitorinoATstudent.unimelb.edu.au). To apply, please email a letter outlining previous relevant field research experience, and a CV including names and contact information for 3 referees. Applications received until the 9th of April 2015 will receive full consideration. Later applications may be considered. Ana V. Leito PhD candidate School of BioSciences (Building 147) University of Melbourne, Parkville, VIC 3010 Australia anamvleitao@gmail.com avitorino@student.unimelb.edu.au Australia: +61 450 643 982 Portugal: +351 964 479 857 anamvleitao@gmail.com via Gmail

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The Baums lab in the Department of Biology at Penn State (http://bit.ly/1C8nYgp) is looking for an experienced researcher to conduct NSF-funded experiments on acclimatization of shallow-water corals to increased temperature as a result of the 2014 bleaching event in the Florida Keys. Responsibilities include organizing and conducting a microcosm experiment over three months in the Florida Keys (July -Sep 2015) with little supervision, requiring the researcher to live in the Florida Keys during this time. Experience with aquarium experiments on corals and AAUS SCUBA certification is required. The successful candidate will be proficient in using molecular tools such as gene expression analysis, RADtag sequencing and bacterial 16s tag sequencing as well as analysis of next generation sequencing data. An advanced degree in marine biology or molecular ecology or related fields is needed. This position will be filled at the research assistant or research associate level, depending upon education and experience. Candidate must be able to begin work on 1 June 2015. Position initially funded for 6 months with possibility of continuation. Applications must be submitted electronically at http://bit.ly/1Bg5C8l and include a cover letter detailing research interests and experience, a current CV and names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to http://bit.ly/1uz49No , which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups. Job URL: http://bit.ly/1Bg5C8l via Gmail

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Postdoctoral Fellow - Madagascar Biodiversity Genomics Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow - Madagascar Biodiversity Genomics within the Conservation Genetics Department at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium (http://bit.ly/1JFtnNO). Based in Omaha, Nebraska, the post doctoral researcher must have an interest and expertise in the generation and analysis of next-generation sequencing data of lemurs, tortoises, and other taxa from Madagascar. Duties: The successful applicant will construct genomic library for high throughput sequencing as well as assemble and analyze sequence data and manage next-generation sequence workflows. This individual will be responsible for development, implementation, and support of software applications related to variant detection and interpretation from high-throughput experiments involving multiple species of lemurs, tortoises, and taxa from Madagascar. Interested candidates should be highly motivated, organized, independent, and have extensive experience with molecular genomics and bioinformatics. Travel to Madagascar to support the field programs of OHDZA-CG is required for a minimum of five week intervals twice a year. Basic Qualifications: Applicants should hold a PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, molecular genomics or related field and have more than one year of experience in high-throughput genome sequence analysis. Applicants should be experienced at software related to next generation sequencing data and be able to manipulate genomic data for phylogenetics and phylogeography. Our groups focus is large-scale sequencing for phylogenetics, phylogeography and evolutionary studies of lemurs, tortoises and other taxa from Madagascar. Thus, previous experience in genome assemblies, annotation and analysis of next generation sequencing (NGS) are preferable. The ideal candidate will be independent, highly motivated, productive, and able to work effectively in a team with members from a variety of diverse backgrounds with outstanding written and verbal communication skills. The successful applicant must be interested in interdisciplinary science and field research and have a solid publication record that illustrates ability to conduct novel, independent research. Preferred Qualifications Candidates should have 3+ years of experience in molecular biology, genetics, or bioinformatics. The position requires proficiency in programming (Perl, C++) and Linux operating systems. Applicants are also expected to be familiar with bioinformatics tools and genomics databases and have extensive and creditable laboratory experience with constructing genomic libraries. Must be legally entitled to work in the USA. Visa sponsorship is not available. Appointment: The selected candidate will be based primarily at OHDZA-CG, but the individual will be required to travel and conduct field work with the projects under the management of the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership, ONG (http://bit.ly/1HdpvBI). The initial appointment is for duration of two-years, but may be renewable for an additional two years based on performance. Application: Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and career goals, and the names and addresses of three academic references to: Dr. Edward E. Louis Director of Conservation Genetics Center for Conservation and Research Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium 3701 South 10th Street, Omaha, NE 68107 Email: genetics@omahazoo.com Candidates must also submit a copy of your application materials through the Omahas Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium career site at: http://bit.ly/1JFtnNO Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Genetics Department via Gmail