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—_000_140759346568842927ksuedu_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”iso-8859-1” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Travel Fellowships for the 12th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium The Ecological Genomics Institute (ecogen.ksu.edu) at Kansas State University has funds to support student and postdoc travel fellowships to attend the 12th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium (http://bit.ly/1ktZBTN) in Kansas City from October 31st to November 2nd 2014. The 12th Ecological Genomics Symposium will feature an outstanding lineup of speakers that will discuss their latest research results. Zach Cheviron, University of Illinois, Evolutionary and functional genomics of high-altitude adaptation in deer mice Casandra Extavour, Harvard University, Using Drosophilid flies to understand how the development of reproductive capacity may be influenced by ecological niche Jack Gilbert, University of Chicago and Argonne. Mapping the Microbiome in Agricultural Ecology Felicity Jones, Max Planck Institute, Tbingen, Germany, Molecular mechanisms of adaptive divergence and speciation in threespine sticklebacks. Catherine Linnen, University of Kentucky, From mice to mutations: Genetic basis of adaptive coloration in Peromyscus Michael Lynch, Indiana University, Moving population-genomics forward: 5000 Daphnia pulex genomes Sean Place, Sonoma State University, Comparative transcriptomics: An alternative approach to conservation in the Southern Ocean Jesse Poland, Kansas State University, TBA-High-throughput genotype and phenotype analysis of agriculture ecosystems John Stinchcombe, University of Toronto, Ecology and genomics of life history adaptation in introduced Arabidopsis populations Alex Wilson, University of Miami, Metabolic and developmental integration of the obligate intracellular symbionts of sap feeding insects POSTER SESSIONS: A poster sessions will be held on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Poster topics should be related to the field of Ecological Genomics. A LIMITED NUMBER OF SUBMITTED POSTER ABSTRACTS WILL BE SELECTED FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS. TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS. The fellowships are supported by the American Genetics Association with the goal of increasing the cultural and scientific diversity of the young scientists at the symposium. AGA-sponsored students and post-docs will receive a free 3-year student membership in the AGA. Membership provides eligibility to compete for awards and participate in Council elections, a Journal of Heredity subscription and access to the entire 100-year Journal archive. Your application packet must include each of the following: 1. A statement that you are a United States citizen or permanent resident who is currently enrolled in a MS or PhD program or working as a postdoctoral researcher in the United States. 2. A title and abstract for a poster to be presented by the applicant. 3. A short CV/resume. Please include your gender and race and ethnicity for AGA reporting. 4. A paragraph on why you are interested in attending the symposium. 5. A brief letter of recommendation from your advisor submitted under separate cover. The letter should be sent to jenniferrhoades@ksu.edu by Monday, September 15, 2014. Complete application (items 1 to 4) should be submitted as a single pdf document to jenniferrhoades@ksu.edu. The deadline for submission is Monday, September 15, 2014 For questions about the application contact Michael Herman at mherman@ksu.edu or 785-532-6741 ? —_000_140759346568842927ksuedu_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”iso-8859-1” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Travel Fellowships for the 12th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium

The Ecological Genomics Institute (ecogen.ksu.edu) at Kansas State University has funds to support student and postdoc travel fellowships to attend the 12th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium (http://bit.ly/1ktZBTN) in Kansas City from October 31st to November 2nd 2014.

 

The 12th Ecological Genomics Symposium will feature an outstanding lineup of speakers that will discuss their latest research results.

Zach Cheviron, University of Illinois, Evolutionary and functional genomics of high-altitude adaptation in deer mice

Casandra Extavour, Harvard University, Using Drosophilid flies to understand how the development of reproductive capacity may be influenced by ecological niche

Jack Gilbert, University of Chicagoand Argonne. Mapping the Microbiome in Agricultural Ecology

Felicity Jones, Max Planck Institute, Tbingen, Germany, Molecular mechanisms of adaptive divergence and speciation in threespine sticklebacks.

Catherine Linnen, University of Kentucky, From mice to mutations: Genetic basis of adaptive coloration in Peromyscus

Michael Lynch, Indiana University, Moving population-genomics forward: 5000 Daphnia pulex genomes

Sean Place, Sonoma State University, Comparative transcriptomics: An alternative approach to conservation in the Southern Ocean

Jesse Poland, Kansas State University, TBA-High-throughput genotype and phenotype analysis of agriculture ecosystems

John Stinchcombe, University of Toronto, Ecology and genomics of life history adaptation in introduced Arabidopsis populations

Alex Wilson, University of Miami, Metabolic and developmental integration of the obligate intracellular symbionts of sap feeding insects

POSTER SESSIONS:  A poster sessions will be held on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.  Poster topics should be related to the field of Ecological Genomics.  A LIMITED NUMBER OF SUBMITTED POSTER ABSTRACTS WILL BE SELECTED FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS.

 

TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS. The fellowships are supported by the American Genetics Association with the goal of increasing the cultural and scientific diversity of the young scientists at the symposium. AGA-sponsored students and post-docs will receive a free 3-year student membership in the AGA.  Membership provides eligibility to compete for awards and participate in Council elections, a Journal of Heredity subscription and access to the entire 100-year Journal archive.

Your application packet must include each of the following:

1.     A statement that you are a United States citizen or permanent resident who is currently enrolled in a MS or PhD program or working as a postdoctoral researcher in the United States.

2.     A title and abstract for a poster to be presented by the applicant.  

3.     A short CV/resume. Please include your gender and race and ethnicity for AGA reporting.

4.     A paragraph on why you are interested in attending the symposium.

5.     A brief letter of recommendation from your advisor submitted under separate cover.  The letter should be sent to jenniferrhoades@ksu.edu by Monday, September 15, 2014.   Complete application (items 1 to 4) should be submitted as a single pdf document to jenniferrhoades@ksu.edu.   The deadline for submission is Monday, September 15, 2014   For questions about the application contact Michael Herman at mherman@ksu.edu or 785-532-6741 ​  

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The Cartwright Lab at Arizona State University is looking for a Software Application Associate to design, construct, test, document, and maintain software packages. We currently have software development projects involving phylogenomics, mutational genomics, and evolution. ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Work in a collaborative environment to design, construct, test, document, and maintain software packages. Typical projects involve implementing high-performance algorithms for the statistical analysis of large genomic datasets for studying questions related to evolution and population genetics. Ability to translate software prototypes from Perl, Python, Java, etc. into C/C++ is preferred. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Computer Science or related field AND two years of experience in software application development, including writing computer code in one or more programming languages; OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. TO APPLY: See the full ad: http://bit.ly/1lLNL2H via Gmail

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We have a 2-yr postdoc position to work in ecological and evolutionary analyses of the planktonic microbiota of different freshwater systems in Brazil using High-Throughput sequencing (metagenetics based on MiSeq). The project is part of the “Science without Borders” initiative of the Brazilian government and involves theoretical (Joao Carlos Nabout, José Alexandre Diniz Filho) as well as molecular (Ramiro Logares, Thannya Soares, Mariana de Campos Telles) ecologists from Brazil and Spain. The ideal candidate should have a background in ecology (aquatic preferably) as well as experience in molecular-ecology laboratory and/or bioinformatics. Most of the work will be developed in Goiás State University (near Goiania, Brazil), but there will be opportunities for training and bioinformatics data analysis at the Institute of Marine Sciences (CSIC) in Barcelona, Spain. Details: Salary: 4,100 R$ (approximately 1,750 US dollars) Starting date: September/October 2014 End of contract: December 2016 Application deadline: 22nd August, 2014 To apply: send your CV (max. 4 pages) and a short (max. 1 page) motivation letter to Ramiro Logares and João Carlos Nabout (contacts below) Contact/Questions: Ramiro Logares: ramiro.logares@gmail.com João Carlos Nabout: jcnabout@gmail.com Ramiro Logares-Haurie via Gmail
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Postdoctoral Researcher Behaviour and Evolution modelling Fixed-term for two years Kunming Institute of Zoology, China http://bit.ly/1vsDVwc A postdoc position is available based at the Kunming Institute of Zoology, People’s Republic of China. The position is for two years and will be funded by a National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) research grant to Dr. Rui Wu Wang (Kunming Institute of Zoology) and Prof. Lei Shi (Yunnan University of Finance and Economics, Kunming). The post-holder will join a research team working on the evolutionary roots of cooperation both theoretically and empirically on several model species (humans, fig/wasps, bees, etc.). The work will involve the modelling of cooperative behavior and evolutionary game theory. Ideal candidates will have a Ph.D. in evolutionary ecology, have experience in mathematical modelling, able to use the relevant software, and have published their work in peer reviewed journals. The salary will be up to 10,000 RMB per month including various allowances, depending on experience. Publications in high IF journals will lead to a bonus. If required, housing, visa and work permit enabling the successful candidate to live and work in China will be arranged by our institute. Interested candidates shall send by end of October a full CV including the contact details of two referees, and a cover letter explaining why they want the position, to Rui-Wu Wang: ruiwukiz@hotmail.com The position will remain open until a suitable applicant is found. It is envisaged that the position will begin in 2015. Experimental and Theoretical Ecology Group Kunming Institute of Zoology Chinese Academy of Sciences Jiaochang Donglu East road 32, 650223 Kunming - China http://bit.ly/1uBpt0J r.pansini@gmail.com via Gmail

August 9, 2014

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A postdoctoral position is available in the newly established McFrederick Lab at the University of California, Riverside. The research focus of the McFrederick lab is the study of interactions between bacteria, fungi, and viruses and the resulting implications for bee health, in wild and solitary bees. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in evolutionary ecology and/or evolutionary genetics and experience with bioinformatic and computational analysis of NGS data, including comparative genomic analysis, phylogenomics, and/or NGS microbial community surveys. Knowledge of wild bee or insect biology and experimental manipulation of microbial communities is also a plus. The successful candidate will be expected to engage in field work, laboratory-based experiments, and bioinformatic analyses. Preferred start dates will fall between October 2014 and January 2015, and the position is available for a two-year term, conditioned on satisfactory performance in the first year. APPLICATION: Applications should include a curriculum vitae, publications and manuscripts in press and a list of three to four letters of references that can be contacted. Candidates applying for this position can apply at: http://bit.ly/1oAxxJE . Application deadline: Review of applications will begin September 1, 2013, but this position will remain open until filled. *The University of California is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity, and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. * Quinn S. McFrederick Quinn’s Bee Blog Starting 10/1/2014 Assistant Professor Department of Entomology 900 University Avenue University of California, Riverside Riverside, CA 92521 quinnmcfrederick@gmail.com via Gmail
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Apologies - the announcement of the extended deadline contained a typo - the new (and final) deadline for abstract submission and registration is Friday, 15 Aug, 2014. The deadline for registration and abstract submission for the conference, UK Plant Evolution, 2014, has been slightly extended. The new (and final) deadline for abstract submission and registration is Friday, * 15 *, August, 2014. The conference, itself, occurs on 8-9 September, 2014, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. We currently have approximately 70 delegates. Presentations during both “open sessions” and by invited speakers will highlight the exciting research that spans the major themes of UK plant evolution research (see titles for talks by invited speakers, below). This represents a great opportunity to form new collaborations within the UK (and with delegates from outside the UK); a minor portion of the conference involves a workshop that aims to discuss what may be done to build the UK community of plant evolutionists. For more information, including links to register and submit abstracts, please see the website at: http://bit.ly/1h7xbNN Mating system: Dr. Mario Vallejo-Marin: “Invasive monkeyflowers as a model to study rapid evolution and speciation” Speciation: Dr. Richard Buggs: “Inferences from incongruences” Ecological Speciation: Dr. Patrik Nosil: “Genomic architecture and the dynamics of speciation” Evo-Devo: Dr. Beverley Glover: “Evolution and development of specialised petal epidermal morphologies” Phylogeny: Dr. Toby Pennington: “Species-level phylogenetics of tropical plants: illuminating the evolutionary process” Polyploidy: Dr. Barbara Mable: “Investigating the impacts of gene and whole genome duplication in the modern sequencing era” Biogeography: Dr. Bill Baker: “Tropical rain forest evolution: palms as a model group” Population Genetics (Molecular ecology): Dr. Simon Hiscock: “Mating system variation associated with polyploidy drives genetic divergence and ongoing speciation in Sorbus (Rosaceae)” Population Genetics (Genomics): Dr. Rob Ness: “Variation in spontaneous mutation within a species and across the genome” Population Genetics (Genomics): Dr. Deborah Charlesworth: “Studying the evolution of plant sex chromosomes” International Speaker: Dr. Spencer Barrett (University of Toronto): “Reproductive evolution at range limits” via Gmail

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Job: Research Technician_University of Florida Applications are invited for a Research Technician in the lab of Charles Baer in the Department of Biology at the University of Florida (http://bit.ly/XPjRVQ).The major project combines classical quantitative genetics with whole-genome sequencing and high-throughput phenotyping to investigate the Distribution of Fitness Effects (DFE), using C. elegans as a model system.The Research Technician’s primary responsibilities include (i) managing and executing fitness assays employing a Union Biometrica COPAS Large Particle Flow Cytometer (a “worm sorter”), (ii) extracting DNA and constructing Illumina sequencing libraries (iii) managing and executing several large sets of genetic crosses, (iv) maintaining worm stocks, media and reagents and (v) serving as Lab Manager.The initial term of employment is one year, with opportunity for reappointment based on satisfactory performance. Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant discipline and at least one year of relevant experience in a laboratory setting (“relevant” experience includes undergraduate research).Strong preference will be given to candidates with verifiable experience with large-scale preparation of Illumina sequencing libraries. Start Date: flexible, but as early as August 15, 2014 Starting Salary: Negotiable and commensurate with experience, but not less than $14.50/hr, with a guaranteed 40-hr workweek for 52 weeks/year, including two weeks’ time off with pay.Includes UF-mandated benefits for OPS employees (i.e., health-insurance). Location: Gainesville, Florida, USA.Gainesville is a very pleasant and affordable medium-sized city in north-central Florida with excellent public schools and a lively night life (or so I hear).Outstanding year-round outdoor recreational opportunities abound, as long as they don’t involve snow (“This is Florida.No snow, no ice…” - Marx). The University of Florida is an equal-opportunity institution.Members of groups under-represented in the Biological Sciences are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants please send a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for two references by email to Charles Baer (cbaer@ufl.edu). Charles F. Baer Department of Biology / University of Florida Genetics Institute 621 Bartram Hall P. O. Box 118525 University of Florida Gainesville, FL 32611-8525 USA Office 352-392-3550 Fax: 352-392-3704 Email: cbaer@ufl.edu web: http://bit.ly/XPjRVQ Charlie Baer via Gmail
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—_000_140751573605452046ksuedu_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”iso-8859-1” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Sean Place, Sonoma State University, Comparative transcriptomics: An alternative approach to conservation in the Southern Ocean Jesse Poland, Kansas State University, High-throughput genotype and phenotype analysis of agriculture ecosystems John Stinchcombe, University of Toronto, Ecology and genomics of life history adaptation in introduced Arabidopsis populations Alex Wilson, University of Miami, Metabolic and developmental integration of the obligate intracellular symbionts of sap feeding insects POSTER SESSIONS: A poster sessions will be held on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Poster topics should be related to the field of Ecological Genomics. A LIMITED NUMBER OF SUBMITTED POSTER ABSTRACTS WILL BE SELECTED FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS. TRAVEL FELLOWSHIPS. The fellowships are supported by the American Genetics Association with the goal of increasing the cultural and scientific diversity of the young scientists at the symposium. AGA-sponsored students and post-docs will receive a free 3-year student membership in the AGA. Membership provides eligibility to compete for awards and participate in Council elections, a Journal of Heredity subscription and access to the entire 100-year Journal archive. Your application packet must include each of the following: 1. A statement that you are a United States citizen or permanent resident who is currently enrolled in a MS or PhD program or working as a postdoctoral researcher in the United States. 2. A title and abstract for a poster to be presented by the applicant. 3. A short CV/resume. Please include your gender and race and ethnicity for AGA reporting. 4. A paragraph on why you are interested in attending the symposium. 5. A brief letter of recommendation from your advisor submitted under separate cover. The letter should be sent to jenniferrhoades@ksu.edu by Monday, September 15, 2014. Complete application (items 1 to 4) should be submitted as a single pdf document to jenniferrhoades@ksu.edu. The deadline for submission is Monday, September 15, 2014 For questions about the application contact Michael Herman at mherman@ksu.edu or 785-532-6741?? —_000_140751573605452046ksuedu_ Content-Type: message/external-body; access-type=x-mutt-deleted; expiration=”Fri, 8 Aug 2014 13:56:23 -0400”; lengthQ01 Content-Type: text/html; charset=”iso-8859-1” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable —_000_140751573605452046ksuedu via Gmail

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sDiv, the Synthesis Centre of iDiv* (Leipzig, Germany) has opened a new call for Workshops, Postdocs and (short term) Sabbaticals to be held at iDiv, starting June 2015. Please see on our webpage: http://bit.ly/1ifSAB8 for more information. Please spread this information among your colleagues and networks, post it on your lab information board. Don’t hesitate to ask me if you have further questions. *iDiv, the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research, is a research centre in Leipzig (Germany), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), consisting of 8 professorships and their staff, a graduate school, a strong Bioinformatics, IT & outreach unit and sDiv, the synthesis centre. The central mission of iDiv is to promote theory-driven synthesis and data-driven theory in biodiversity sciences and to provide the scientific foundation for a sustainable management of biodiversity. Thanks a lot & with best regards from Leipzig, sMarten Winter Scientific Coordinator of sDiv Dr. Marten Winter Scientific Coordinator / Wissenschaftlicher Koordinator Synthesis Centre for Biodiversity Sciences - sDiv Phone +49(0)341-97-33129 Fax +49(0)341-97-39358 Email marten.winter@idiv.de Homepage http://bit.ly/1voEkQk German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig Deutscher Platz 5e 04103 Leipzig Germany iDiv ist eine zentrale Einrichtung der Universitt Leipzig im Sinne des 92 Abs. 1 SchsHSFG und wird zusammen mit der Martin-Luther-Universitt Halle-Wittenberg und der Friedrich-Schiller-Universitt Jena betrieben sowie in Kooperation mit dem Helmholtz-Zentrum fr Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ. Beteiligte Kooperationspartner sind die folgenden aueruniversitren Forschungseinrichtungen: das Helmholtz-Zentrum fr Umweltforschung GmbH - UFZ, das Max-Planck-Institut fr Biogeochemie (MPI BGC), das Max-Planck-Institut fr chemische kologie (MPI CE), das Max-Planck-Institut fr evolutionre Anthropologie (MPI EVA), das Leibniz-Institut Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen (DSMZ), das Leibniz-Institut fr Pflanzenbiochemie (IPB), das Leibniz-Institut fr Pflanzengenetik und Kulturpflanzenforschung (IPK) und das Leibniz-Institut Senckenberg Museum fr Naturkunde Grlitz (SMNG). USt-IdNr. DE 141510383 “Dr. Winter, Marten” via Gmail
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ACADEMIC POSITION IN POPULATION DYNAMICS AND POPULATION MODELING FACULTY OF SCIENCES, DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE LA SANTISIMA CONCEPCION CONCEPCION, CHILE DEADLINE: AUGUST 29, 2014 The Universidad Catolica de la Santisima Concepcion (UCSC) invites applications for a full-time (44 h) faculty position in the Department of Ecology. This position aims at strengthening research in population dynamics and population modeling, particularly in applications to the marine environment. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Ecology or an equivalent discipline, and must have research experience in population dynamics. Candidates applying for the position must have a demonstrated ability to do research and to secure highly competitive funding of their research, as well as leadership and the capacity to organize collaborative teams, generate ideas and propose research projects in this area of knowledge. Responsibilities 1. Conduct independent research at a high level, with potential national and international collaboration. 2. Teaching at the undergraduate level for Marine Biology and Environmental Chemistry, and at the graduate level for Marine Ecology (Master of Science degree program). During the first year, time will primarily be dedicated to initiation of the applicants research program. 3. Academic responsibilities and functions will be compromised of a 2 or 3 year period, depending on the academic category, strongly favoring their own research and guidance in research of students. General Information 1. A short-list will be compiled based on strong applications fitting the above requirements. 2. A personal interview will be held with short-listed applicants. 3. The UCSC can declare this call void. 4. This academic position includes functions in teaching, research, management, administration, and outreach activities. Questions should be addressed to lasenjo@ucsc.cl before August 22, 2014. Applicants should send the following documents (via e-mail to lasenjo@ucsc.cl) as a single pdf file: 1. Letter of interest, including a brief description of the academic experience and trajectory, and their proposed research should they take up the position (e.g., expected line of research, potential for collaboration with other academic staff of the Department, contribution to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level). 2. Curriculum Vitae, including salary expectations. 3. Undergraduate, Master (if applicable) and Ph.D. Diplomas. 4. Two reference letters. The deadline to receive the documents is August 29, 2014. Further informal inquiries should be directed to Dr. Antonio Brante, Head of the Department of Ecology (abrante@ucsc.cl). Call webpage: http://bit.ly/1sHFtxV via Gmail

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—_000_423135A0928FED4696DCB2C94514DDAB0E80DB78SV0075zitbamde_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”iso-8859-1” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable PhD position in Evolution and Ecology Pay grade 13 TVD (65% of standard working hours), 18 + 18 months fixed-term contract start date: as soon as possible Job description: Alongside sexual reproduction and multicellularity, eusociality is considered one of the major transitions in evolution. Outside of Hymenoptera, advanced eusociality has evolved in one other major insect group: the termites. A fundamental trait shared between termites and hymenopteran societies is social immunity, but its evolution and mechanistic basis remains poorly understood. This project aims to use state-of-the-art molecular methods within a comparative experimental framework to address the evolution and ecology of socially mediated immunity in termites. The project will focus on understanding the role of sociality in host-parasite interactions. In particular, the candidate will apply life-history theory to understand how behavioural and physiological host responses vary across species, and how ecology and caste shape individual and social immunity. Position description: We are seeking an ambitious person to contribute to the development of a new research group in evolution and ecology of insects. Our focus is on fundamental questions in host-parasite dynamics, but applied elements (e.g. pest control) may also be possible within this framework. The selected candidate will have opportunities to attend taught courses at the Free University of Berlin. The successful candidate will register for a PhD at Free University of Berlin and will need to meet the language requirements for a research degree. Profile requirements: The candidate should have a good Masters degree in Biology covering basic knowledge in evolution and ecology. Experience or interest in ecological aspects and studies of symbiotic or parasitic interactions are important criteria in selecting the candidate. A requirement is a willingness to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment. Very good knowledge in English is necessary; and knowledge of German is an advantage. For informal enquiries about the position and potential suitability, please contact Prof. Dr. Dino McMahon via email, including a brief CV (dino-peter.mcmahon@bam.de) or telephone (+49 30 8104-3837). BAM is trying to increase the percentage of women in academic positions and thus encourages suitably qualified women to apply. Suitably qualified seriously handicapped candidates will be given preference; they need only to meet minimum physical requirements. Please send your formal application including a 2-page CV and up to 3-page statement of research in English by mail, quoting reference number 128/14 - 4., at latest until August 24th 2014 to the following address: BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing Division Z.3, reference number 128/14 - 4. Unter den Eichen 87 12205 Berlin Germany —_000_423135A0928FED4696DCB2C94514DDAB0E80DB78SV0075zitbamde_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”iso-8859-1” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

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RESEARCH FELLOW IN SENSORY BIOLOGY: EVOLUTION OF ACOUSTIC COMMUNICATION IN FOSSIL AND EXTANT INSECTS” School of Life Sciences Location: Lincoln Salary: From 31,342 per annum This post is fixed term for 3 years Closing Date: Wednesday 13 August 2014 Interview Date: Friday 22 August 2014 Reference: COS109 The University of Lincoln is a forward-thinking, ambitious institution and you will be working in the heart of a thriving, beautiful, safe and friendly city. The School provides a stimulating environment for academic research, and is based in high quality, newly developed facilities. The University of Lincoln opened a School of Life Sciences in 2012 and a School of Pharmacy in 2013. As part of a major programme of investment we have recently recruited 21 outstanding and inspirational men and women with the research excellence, drive and ambition to be leaders in their chosen fields, who joined a strong team of established staff. We offer a very exciting interdisciplinary and supportive environment for providing excellence in research and teaching. In 2014 we will move to a newly refurbished and equipped science building, part of the Universitys substantial commitment to provide the science infrastructure to match our ambition. We are now seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Sensory Biology (bioacoustics and biomechanics). This is a 3-year Leverhulme funded project, focused on the evolution of acoustic communication in extant and living bushcrickets. We are looking to recruit an individual within the specialism of animal acoustic communication and hearing, with demonstrable skills in signal processing, 3D computer modelling, and micro and nano CT-scaning techniques, and good knowledge of Laser interferometry. Ideally you will also be able to demonstrate skills in Matlab and Labview programing, and literacy with the softwares AMIRA and AVIZO. You will be expected to contribute to the development and completion of a Leverhulme-funded research project, to expand the PI research group collaborative networking, and to mentor a PhD student, and other students. If you would like to be part of shaping our world-class vision to make a real difference and would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact Dr. Fernando Montealegre-Z, Senior Lecturer via telephone 01522 83 5460 or email fmontealegrez@lincoln.ac.uk. More information can be found in the following links: http://bit.ly/1A1IRqC Apply online: http://bit.ly/1A1IRqG As a member of the Athena SWAN Charter we are committed to advancing gender equality in STEM, therefore female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. Dr. Fernando Montealegre-Z., B-MSc, PhD Senior Lecturer in Zoology (Assistant Professor) Biomechanics and Sensory Biology School of Life Sciences Riseholme Campus University of Lincoln Lincoln LN2 2LG, UK Tel. ++44 (0) 1522 835460 (office) Tel. ++44 (0) 1522 835345 (lab) http://bit.ly/1A1IQ6f ROYAL SOCIETY SUMMER EXHIBITION 2014 http://bit.ly/1okJ45u Fernando Montealegre-Z via Gmail

August 8, 2014

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*Group Leader Positions* *Instituto Gulbenkian de Cincia* The Instituto Gulbenkian de Cincia invites interest from scientists, at any career stage, in full-time research positions as Group Leaders. The IGC supports a wide range of research in evolutionary biology, inflammation, immunity and host-pathogen interactions, cell and developmental biology, computational biology and the analysis of complex biological systems . Research bridging fields will be considered favourably. In particular, the IGC is keen to develop research programmes on the role of the microbiota and the autonomic nervous system in the control of metabolism and inflammation. Appointments will normally be for 5 years in the first instance with the possibility of extension; at later career stages the IGC may offer indefinite rolling contracts with periodic review. Full length text of the call at: http://bit.ly/1AZH6Mj http://bit.ly/1mKo6X4 Selection procedure at: http://bit.ly/1ovSsh4 http://bit.ly/TDhW3S Online applications at: http://bit.ly/1AZH72y Formal enquiries at: applicants@igc.gulbenkian.pt Informal enquiries at: http://bit.ly/1ovSu8v http://bit.ly/1iW7G3k For further information about the IGC visit: Website: http://bit.ly/Od1pSG Videos: http://bit.ly/1q42T1I http://bit.ly/1nAV6lH EU-Life Consortium: eu-life.eu saranlcarvalho@gmail.com via Gmail
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Doctoral Research Fellowship in Evolutionary Genomics/Behavioural Ecology A 4-year PhD position is available at the Natural History Museum (NHM), University of Oslo (UiO). The PhD project is part of a larger research program on ‘Sperm-pathogen interactions and the evolution of ejaculate antimicrobial defences in passerine birds’. Animals are constantly exposed to pathogens, and the ability of individuals to combat microbial attack is an important component of fitness. Sperm cells are not immune to microbial exposure, and bacteria can cause reductions in sperm quality and compromise male fertility. Moreover, ejaculate-borne pathogens can be transferred during mating (i.e. STDs), with negative consequences for female fertility. Thus, ejaculate-borne bacteria are predicted to generate intense selection for the evolution of antibacterial substances in seminal fluid. This project integrates organismal and molecular approaches to develop an understanding of the role of bacteria in the evolution of avian seminal fluid and factors that minimise bacterial-induced sperm defects and limit the transmission of STDs. The successful candidate will be allowed to focus on either the evolutionary genomics or the behavioural ecology aspects of the larger study (or some combination of these two) as best fits her/his skills and research interests. She/he will also be encouraged to develop additional, complementary avenues of research. Interested candidates should have a good degree in a relevant subject, such as background in evolutionary biology or behavioural ecology. In addition, an interest in evolutionary genomics and previous fieldwork and bird handling experience would be advantageous. The position is affiliated with the Sex and Evolution Research Group (SERG) at the Natural History Museum (NHM) and the Centre for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES), and may also include a period of time based in the laboratory of Dr Steve Dorus (Syracuse University, USA). The research team will also include scientists from the USA and Germany. The working language will be English. Fieldwork may be conducted at a variety of locations, including Norway and Italy. Application deadline: August 15th Informal enquiries can be made to Melissah Rowe: melissah.rowe@nhm.uio.no For more information and how to apply: http://bit.ly/1ne9H6s Melissah Rowe Research Fellow Natural History Museum University of Oslo Norway melissah.rowe@nhm.uio.no Melissah Rowe via Gmail
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Faculty Position: Coastal Ecologist/Biologist The Department of Biology at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for an open rank, tenure earning or tenured position in Coastal Ecology. We seek a broadly-trained, collaborative coastal ecologist/biologist, who focuses on nearshore (wetland, estuarine, or marine) systems. Potential research areas include, but are not restricted to: biogeochemistry, climate change, community ecology, conservation biology, ecosystem ecology, ecotoxicology, environmental physiology, habitat modeling, microbial ecology, phycology and/or sea-level rise. Researchers who use innovative combinations of field, experimental and theoretical approaches are encouraged to apply. We strongly prefer candidates who can build within-department and interdisciplinary collaborations (e.g., with civil and environmental engineers, mathematical modelers, oceanographers). Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a relevant field, appropriate postdoctoral training and a demonstrated ability or strong potential to establish and maintain a vigorous, extramurally funded research program. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching and mentoring students in our undergraduate and graduate programs (see http://bit.ly/11Ts366 for departmental details) and will be considered for a secondary joint appointment in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering. UCF provides competitive startup funds and teaching loads; it is designated as a research university of very high activity (RU/VH) by the Carnegie Foundation and an ‘Up-and-Coming School’ by U.S. News and World Report. To apply, applicants must complete an online job application at www.jobswithucf.com for position #37017. Separately, applicants must e-mail a single PDF document that includes a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to: bio-search@ucf.edu. Review of applications will begin September 29, 2014 with an anticipated start date of August 2015. The University of Central Florida is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. Christopher L. Parkinson, Ph.D. Professor and, Chair , Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Dept. of Biology Rm 424. University of Central Florida 4000 Central Florida Blvd. Orlando, FL 32816-2368 office: 407-823-4847 fax: 407-823-5769 http://bit.ly/XLgU8Iwww.jobswithucf.com for position #37017. Separately, applicants must e-mail a single PDF document that includes a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references to: bio-search@ucf.edu. Review of applications will begin September 29, 2014 with an anticipated start date of August 2015. The University of Central Florida is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. Christopher L. Parkinson, Ph.D. Professor and, Chair , Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee Dept. of Biology Rm 424. University of Central Florida 4000 Central Florida Blvd. Orlando, FL 32816-2368 office: 407-823-4847 fax: 407-823-5769 http://bit.ly/XLgU8I Parkinson@ucf.edu Christopher Parkinson via Gmail
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FACULTY POSITIONS IN LIFE SCIENCES Yale-NUS College, a recently established college of liberal arts and sciences founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore (NUS) is hiring one or more tenure-track or tenured faculty members to complement our existing biology faculty. Preference will be given to those with an ability to teach across disciplinary boundaries and whose research is suitable to the involvement of undergraduates at a small, undergraduate college. Examples might include computational biology, microbial physiology, and developmental genetics of model organisms, but these examples are not meant to preclude any other area of research. Successful candidates will teach both within their specialties and in the Yale-NUS Common Curriculum, an innovative set of required courses that include Scientific Inquiry, Quantitative Reasoning, and Foundations of Science (or Integrated Science for those likely to major in science). (http://bit.ly/1lGrGCw) Salary, benefits, and leave policies will be competitive at an international level. Full-time appointments are preferred, but we are open to other arrangements in specific cases. Yale-NUS College supports appropriate faculty research efforts through start-up grants, research and travel allowances, and encourages faculty to apply for a range of external support. Review of applications will begin October 1, 2014, and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries should be made to the Science Search Committee Chair, Jon Berrick, Professor of Science, Yale-NUS College, yale-nus.college@yale.edu With a highly international student body, the College values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. For additional information about Yale-NUS College, living in Singapore, and the faculty hiring process, including submission guidelines, and to apply, we invite you to our web site at: http://bit.ly/1sjhreO. life.sciences.search@yale-nus.edu.sg via Gmail

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The deadline for registration and abstract submission for the conference, UK Plant Evolution, 2014, has been slightly extended. The new (and final) deadline for abstract submission and registration is Wednesday, 10, August, 2014. The conference, itself, occurs on 8-9 September, 2014, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. We currently have approximately 70 delegates. Presentations during both “open sessions” and by invited speakers will highlight the exciting research that spans the major themes of UK plant evolution research (see titles for talks by invited speakers, below). This represents a great opportunity to form new collaborations within the UK (and with delegates from outside the UK); a minor portion of the conference involves a workshop that aims to discuss what may be done to build the UK community of plant evolutionists. For more information, including links to register and submit abstracts, please see the website at: http://bit.ly/1h7xbNN Mating system: Dr. Mario Vallejo-Marin: “Invasive monkeyflowers as a model to study rapid evolution and speciation” Speciation: Dr. Richard Buggs: “Inferences from incongruences” Ecological Speciation: Dr. Patrik Nosil: “Genomic architecture and the dynamics of speciation” Evo-Devo: Dr. Beverley Glover: “Evolution and development of specialised petal epidermal morphologies” Phylogeny: Dr. Toby Pennington: “Species-level phylogenetics of tropical plants: illuminating the evolutionary process” Polyploidy: Dr. Barbara Mable: “Investigating the impacts of gene and whole genome duplication in the modern sequencing era” Biogeography: Dr. Bill Baker: “Tropical rain forest evolution: palms as a model group” Population Genetics (Molecular ecology): Dr. Simon Hiscock: “Mating system variation associated with polyploidy drives genetic divergence and ongoing speciation in Sorbus (Rosaceae)” Population Genetics (Genomics): Dr. Rob Ness: “Variation in spontaneous mutation within a species and across the genome” Population Genetics (Genomics): Dr. Deborah Charlesworth: “Studying the evolution of plant sex chromosomes” International Speaker: Dr. Spencer Barrett (University of Toronto): “Reproductive evolution at range limits” via Gmail

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Announcing the 2015 Tucson Plant Breeding Institute, meeting in Tucson on January 5-9, 2015, the week before PAG (San Diego is a roughly 60 minute flight from Tucson). For more information: Website: http://bit.ly/V300Rx Or email (jbwalsh@u.arizona.edu) This year’s institute offers the following modules: Module 1: Introduction to Plant Quantitative Genetics Target audience: Geneticists and molecular biologists with an interest in classic approaches to plant breeding that are critical for molecular breeding.
 Goals: An introduction to the basic machinery of quantitative genetics useful for plant breeders Assumed background: Some exposure to statistics (regressions, ANOVA, covariances). Lectures: 
(1) Introduction to Modern Plant Breeding 
(2) Basic Genetics 
(3) Basic Statistics 
(4) Variance Decomposition 
 (5) Resemblance Between Relatives 
(6) Heritability and Field Designs 
(7) QTL Mapping 
(8) Association Mapping 
(9) Inbreeding, Heterosis 
(10) Mass and Family Selection Module 2: Advanced Statistical Plant Breeding Target audience: Geneticists and molecular biologists with an interest in classic approaches to plant breeding critical for molecular breeding.
 Goals: An introduction to advanced methods for gene detection, mapping, and selection with a focus on marker-based approaches.
 Assumed background: Introduction to Plant Quantitative Genetics module or similar background. Lectures: 
(1) Linear Algebra 
(2) Multivariate Selection 
(3) Index Selection 
(4) Mixed Models
 (5) Association Mapping in Structured Populations 
(6) BLUP
 (7) Marker-Assisted and Genomic Selection
 (8) G x E 1: Stability Measures and AMMI 
(9) G x E II: Mixed Models
 (10) BiPlots Instructors for both modules: Prof. Bruce Walsh, Depts. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Plant Science, Animal Science, Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of Arizona Prof. Michael Gore, Associate Professor of Molecular Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University 
Prof. Lucia Gutierrez, Facultad de Agronomia, Universidad de la Republica Montevideo, Uruguay “Walsh, James Bruce - (jbwalsh)” via Gmail
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Marine Biogeochemistry http://bit.ly/1vjAd84 Location: National Oceanography Centre Southampton Salary: 28,695 to 31,342 Full Time Fixed Term (1 year) Closing Date: Monday 01 September 2014 Reference: 439014HN Applications are invited for a Senior Technician in Bioinformatics and Environmental Bioinformatics The successful applicant will be responsible for running and marketing the ‘Environmental Genomics’ facility. They will develop and implement protocols for generating high-throughput, robotically enabled DNA and RNA sequencing libraries for use on next-generation sequencing platforms, provide DNA and RNA sequencing using next-generation DNA sequencing platforms, coordinate schedule and organize sequencing efforts among laboratory personnel, and manage and organize high-throughput DNA sequence data streams. You should have a Master’s Degree or equivalent qualification and/or experience in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, or a related field and experience of working in private or academic research laboratories. Experience in work using genomics and genomic technologies is also essential. For additional information/informal enquiries before submitting your application, contact Tom Bibby, tsb@noc.soton.ac.uk Dr. Mark A. Chapman M.Chapman@soton.ac.uk +44 (0)2380 594396 Centre for Biological Sciences University of Southampton Life Sciences Building 85 Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ M.Chapman@soton.ac.uk via Gmail

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Marine Biogeochemistry http://bit.ly/V6OtQK Location: National Oceanography Centre Southampton Salary: 28,695 to 31,342 Full Time Fixed Term (1 year) Closing Date: Monday 01 September 2014 Interview Date: To be confirmed Reference: 439314HN We are looking for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow undertake research and analysis in accordance with the requirements of bioinformatics data analysis for samples generated from the Environmental Sequencing Facility. The successful candidate will also take a leading role in the management and implementation of the data analysis and handling aspects of the facility. You should have a PhD or equivalent professional qualification and experience in bioinformatics and also experience in the development and use of high-throughput pipelines for analysis of ‘omic’ datasets. A detailed understanding and knowledge of bioinformatics and computational biology is also required. For additional information/informal enquiries before submitting your application, contact Tom Bibby, tsb@noc.soton.ac.uk Dr. Mark A. Chapman M.Chapman@soton.ac.uk +44 (0)2380 594396 Centre for Biological Sciences University of Southampton Life Sciences Building 85 Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ M.Chapman@soton.ac.uk via Gmail