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Research Scientist in Computational Biology at the University of Zurich (80 - 100%) The Payne group seeks a research scientist to work on questions related to the evolution and robustness of transcription factor binding sites (see Payne & Wagner, Science, 2014). The overarching aim of the group is to understand the design constraints, robustness, and evolution of transcriptional regulation systems, using both computational modeling and data-driven approaches (http://bit.ly/1vwfzi0). We are hosted within the laboratory of Prof. Andreas Wagner at the University of Zurich (http://bit.ly/19D8iPT). We seek a creative and self-motivated individual that is well versed in computation and has a passion for evolutionary biology. This will be demonstrated via an advanced degree (preferably a Ph.D. in computer science, physics, biology, or a related field) and a strong publication record. Fluency in English is required (oral & written); experience working on transcriptional regulation and/or with large, noisy datasets is a plus. This position is part of an Ambizione Fellowship awarded by the SNF to Dr. Payne. The duration of the position is two years and the salary is competitive. The earliest starting date is January 5th, 2015. Interested parties should email a statement of interest and their CV, including publication list, as a single PDF to joshua.payne@ieu.uzh.ch. Please include the names of at least three references. For full consideration, please apply by October 31st. Evaluation of candidates will begin thereafter and will continue until the position is filled. via Gmail

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—Apple-Mail=_FDFAAD48-7D5E-4710-B16C-1C6EE2C33FA1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252 The Shaffer Lab at UCLA (http://bit.ly/1nJwG07) is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar to join our team. The primary goals for this postdoc are to work with our lab on several next-generation sequencing projects on reptile and amphibian conservation and evolutionary genomics, largely centered on California taxa. Current major projects include analyses of hybrid salamander genetics, desert tortoise landscape genomics, and turtle phylogenetics and systematics. The ideal candidate will have expertise in next-generation molecular lab protocols, which might include target capture, RADseq and whole genome low-coverage sequencing. In addition, the postdoc should be excited and able to learn new techniques quickly and troubleshoot and optimize current protocols. The individual will be expected to work closely with lab members to organize and manage multiple research projects and perform basic to advanced data analysis on next-gen data. Although the primary responsibility will be to contribute to existing, funded projects, there will also be opportunities to develop and pursue independent projects, time and funding permitting. Extensive knowledge or experience with bioinformatics/computational biology, landscape genomics and conservation genomics is required. We are looking for a focused, motivated candidate with excellent organization and communication skills and a strong commitment to evolutionary and conservation genomics. If you like herps, that’s a plus! Please include the names and contact details of 2-3 references with your CV. In your application, please include a cover letter that highlights your skill set and expertise, and why you are interested in this position. Please also submit a research statement summarizing your major research accomplishments to date. To apply, please visit http://bit.ly/1nJwGgl. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Brad Shaffer (brad.shaffer@ucla.edu). The position is open until filled, but we will begin evaluating candidates on 15 October 2014 University of California, Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity Employer —Apple-Mail=_FDFAAD48-7D5E-4710-B16C-1C6EE2C33FA1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset=windows-1252

The Shaffer Lab at UCLA (http://bit.ly/1nJwG07) is recruiting a postdoctoral scholar to join our team. The primary goals for this postdoc are to work with our lab on several next-generation sequencing projects on reptile and amphibian conservation and evolutionary genomics, largely centered on California taxa. Current major projects include analyses of hybrid salamander genetics, desert tortoise landscape genomics, and turtle phylogenetics and systematics.The ideal candidate will have expertise in next-generation molecular lab protocols, which might include target capture, RADseq and whole genome low-coverage sequencing. In addition, the postdoc should be excited and able to learn new techniques q uickly and troubleshoot and optimize current protocols. The individual will be expected to work closely with lab members to organize and manage multiple research projects and perform basic to advanced data analysis on next-gen data. Although the primary responsibility will be to contribute to existing, funded projects, there will also be opportunities to develop and pursue independent projects, time and funding permitting. Extensive knowledge or experience with bioinformatics/computational biology, landscape genomics and conservation genomics is required. We are looking for a focused, motivated candidate with excellent organization and communication skills and a strong commitment to evolutionary and conservation genomics. If you like herps, that’s a plus!Please include the names and contact details of 2-3 references with your CV. In your application, please include a cover letter that highlights your skill set and expertise, and why you are interested in this posi tion. Please also submit a research statement summarizing your major research accomplishments to date.To apply, please visit http://bit.ly/1nJwGgl. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Brad Shaffer (brad.shaffer@ucla.edu).The position is open until filled, but we will begin evaluating candidates on 15 October 2014University of California, Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Faculty position in Plant Physiological Ecology The Plant Ecophysiology and Evolution Group at Guangxi University (Nanning, China) is seeking a highly motivated and productive candidate for a faculty position in Plant Physiological Ecology. ( http://bit.ly/1m7jVG9) Project and Qualifications: The candidate should have a Ph.D. in plant physiological ecology or plant physiology, and postdoctoral or junior faculty experiences. Research experience on plant hydraulics and water relations, or photosynthesis and photo-protection, and a background in trait evolution with relation to molecular phylogenetics are preferred. The candidate should have a proven track record of successful publication in peer-reviewed journals. The main task of the position is research, but also involves education of undergraduate and graduate students within our research group. The position will be started with a 5-yr contract, with an annual salary and an additional one-year salary after the completion of a 5-yr contract as pension, housing on campus, medical insurance, as well as a starting-up research funding. Opportunities exist to apply for national and provincial research funding through our university. The candidate will be part of a growing and multidisciplinary team of Chinese and foreign researchers, providing a creative and stimulating research environment. Knowledge of Chinese is not mandatory, but opportunities exist to attend weekly courses in Mandarin. The working language in our research group is English. Our research group is part of the College of Forestry, under the State Key Laboratory of Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agro-bioresources, which houses a wide range of laboratories and research teams. We are centrally located on the large Nanning city campus, with easy access to on-campus housing and day-to-day facilities for life on campus. Guangxi University (>25,000 students) in Nanning is part of the National 211 University Scheme of China (http://bit.ly/1pqTsrD) and aims to become a major research hub in southern China. The city forms the natural gateway to South-East Asia, with Vietnam a mere 300kms away and direct international connecting flights available to most major cities in Asia. To apply for the position, please email a statement of research interests and goals, a curriculum vitae, and the email addresses of three references to Prof. Cao Kunfang (kunfangcao@gxu.edu.cn). Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the position has been filled. Dr. Joeri S. Strijk Associate Professor Plant Ecophysiology & Evolution Group, Room 124 State Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical Agro-bioresources College of Forestry, Guangxi University Nanning, Guangxi 530005 PR China Joeri Sergej Strijk via Gmail
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The monthly review of the EvolDir is available from the EvolDir website - http://bit.ly/17VdShI. For more information or for help send mail to Golding@McMaster.CA. Please see the above website for instructions for the EvolDir. This includes ways to limit/reduce the messages you receive from the EvolDir. A reminder: The userid for the web site user list is `evoldir’ and the password is `2EvolBulletins’. [ This was done to limit the access of spammers (e.g. SpeakOut.Com and others). ] Brian Golding via Gmail

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Dear colleagues, The applications to the BioSys PhD program are open with 11 fellowships. There are no restrictions applying to citizenship or age. Please distribute among your students. Please find the project details and instructions for applications here: http://bit.ly/14gqrWl Kind regards, Andreia Andreia J. Amaral, PhD BioFIG - Center for Biodiversity, Functional and Integrative Genomics Instituto de Medicina Molecular University of Lisbon Tel: +352 217500000 (ext. office: 28253) email:andreiaamaral@fm.ul.pt ; andreiaamaral@fc.ul.pt Andreia Fonseca via Gmail
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A PhD position is available in the group of Walter Salzburger at the Zoological Institute, University of Basel, Switzerland. The aim of the project is to study the early phases of adaptive divergence in East African cichlid fish. The project is highly integrative and involves a combination of RAD and genome sequencing, comparative genomics, geometric morphometric analyses and ecological assessment. Moreover, a series of behavioural experiments and tests on phenotypic plasticity will be carried out in the lab as well as in the field. The position is funded for 3 years by the Swiss National Science Foundation and will be based at the Zoological Institute in Basel, but will include field-work at Lake Tanganyika. Starting date is November/December 2014. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with interests in evolution, speciation, ecology and genomics. A master degree in Biology is required, experience in molecular biology, genomics and/or behavioural experiments are a plus. Applicants should have high social skills, a good level of written and spoken English and should be able to work under field conditions in Africa. Please send your application, including a CV and a copy of your degree, and the names of two referees to Dr. Bernd Egger (bernd.egger@unibas.ch). Applications will be evaluated starting immediately and continue until October 19th, 2014. For further information see: - http://bit.ly/1xAdrJb - http://bit.ly/1xAdp41 Bernd Egger Zoological Institute University of Basel Vesalgasse 1 4051 Basel Switzerland bernd.egger@unibas.ch via Gmail

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Postdoctoral Scholar: Comparative Genomics, and Bioinformatics The Ratan Lab at the University of Virginia seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the areas of Comparative Genomics, and Bioinformatics to develop methods and study questions related to genome variation and genetic diversity. We are part of the Center for Public Health Genomics at University of Virginia. Our long-term goals are focused on integration of increasingly voluminous amounts of genotype and phenotype data to address interesting biological questions. We develop algorithms and software to analyze large-scale datasets to study genetic variation and its consequences on species health and survival. We are currently applying our methods to several projects including identification and understanding of how genomic changes contribute to the pathogenesis of the T-cell form of Large Granular Lymphocyte (LGL) leukemia, an effort to explore the genetic susceptibility of families to Autism and study of genetic diversity in several non-mammalian species. The selected candidate will be expected to participate in the development of publications for peer-reviewed journals, as well as on grant proposals to funding agencies. The candidate will be encouraged to choose his or her own research projects in the above-mentioned areas, with appropriate mentorship. More details about the lab and related publications can be found at http://bit.ly/1rKEHkY Required Qualifications: 1. Ph.D. degree in Statistics, Biological Sciences, Genetics/Genomics, Computer Science or a related field in hand by start date 2. Experience in at least one of the following: genomics; bioinformatics; high-throughput genome analyses; Python; R; C 3. Independence, creativity and good communication skills Preferred Qualifications: 1. Experience with object-oriented programming languages such as C++ and Python 2. Experience writing publications with a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals 3. Experience in genomics, if doctorate is in another field To apply, visit http://bit.ly/1ccxWRu and search on Posting Number 0614786. Complete a Candidate Profile on-line; attach a CV, cover letter describing your previous research and future research plans (maximum 1 page), and contact information for three references. Aakrosh Ratan Assistant Professor University of Virginia via Gmail

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION - C. ELEGANS EXPERIMENTAL EVOLUTION A postdoctoral position is open in the laboratory of Henrique Teotonio at the Institut de Biologie de l’cole Normale Suprieure, in Paris, France (http://bit.ly/1rt9svE). Our research is focused on C. elegans experimental evolution to temporally heterogeneous environments. We are studying the role of natural selection under different breeding systems in the evolution of distributions in life-history, metabolism and gene expression traits. The project will be defined according to the candidates interests and previous experience. The candidate will have a PhD in quantitative genetics or population genetics, with a strong background in QTL or GWAS mapping, analysis of selection gradients and modeling of demography. The candidates should also have the programming skills to conduct data mining or individual-based simulations. Experience with experimental evolution and analysis of large data sets is preferred. The position is funded by the European Research Council, for a monthly net salary between 2400-2700EUR, depending on experience and track record, plus social benefits associated with the contract (for comparative price indices see http://bit.ly/1v3wJSB). The successful applicant can start as soon as December 2014. The position is funded until January 2016, although there is the possibility of extending it for another year pending successful evaluations. A two-page CV, a letter of motivation and the contact information of two referees should be sent by email to Henrique Teotnio at teotonio@biologie.ens.fr as a single PDF file. Applications will be reviewed until position is filled. We welcome informal inquiries. teotonio via Gmail
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I am seeking a postdoctoral researcher to investigate ecological divergence within the genus Pseudo-nitzschia. Pseudo-nitzschia are diatoms producing domoic acid, a toxic secondary metabolite responsible for amnesic shellfish poisoning and causing serious socio-economic and public health problems. Using recently isolated strains, the postdoctoral fellow will quantify growth and domoic acid production, as well as sequence mRNA (RNAseq) under various experimental conditions. Using such approach, we aim at exploring: 1. Ecological divergence among Pseudo-nitzschia species, 2. The relative influence of environmental and genetic factors on domoic acid production, and 3. The molecular bases of domoic acid production. Applicants should have a strong interest in evolutionary ecology and phytoplankton ecology, as well as possess some combination of the following technical skills: Experiments under controlled conditions with micro-organisms (experimental design and statistical analyses), molecular biology (RNA), bioinformatics (RNAseq analyses). The position is for 18 months, will be based at the French Research Institute for the Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER) in Brest (France) and will begin in January/February 2015. Net monthly salary is about 2000 . Funders requirements: Candidates must be less than 35 years old and French citizen can only be considered if they have spent at least 12 months abroad during the last 3 years. Please send a letter of interest, C.V., and the names and contact details of two referees to Mickael Le Gac (Mickael.Le.Gac@ifremer.fr). via Gmail

September 30, 2014

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Postdoc in marine genomics at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. The Molecular Zoology Laboratory at the University of Johannesburg invites applications for postdoctoral positions for studying thermal adaptation in coastal invertebrates and/or fishes for 2015. As this work includes a significant genomic component, we are particularly interested in researchers who have experience with next-generating sequencing data analyses (or at least with unix-based bioinformatics). The fellowships are funded through the South African Network for Coastal and Oceanographic Research (SANCOR) and are open to both local and international researchers. The ‘official’ fellowship is valued at R120 000 p.a. + R30 000 for travel (1 R or ZAR = US$ 0.09), but top-up funding is available from the university. For details on eligibility, please see http://bit.ly/10iLVlL. The internal deadline is October 17. Interested researchers should please contact Dr Peter Teske directly at prteske@uj.ac.za *Dr Peter Teske* *Senior Lecturer: Department of ZoologyUniversity of Johannesburg, Kingsway CampusAuckland Park 2006South Africa* *Tel +27 (0)11 559 3373 * *Molecular Zoology Lab: http://bit.ly/1kSSYtN *Flinders University Molecular Ecology Lab: http://bit.ly/1mnB1iC Peter Teske via Gmail
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—089e013a03ac2909cc05043c38bf Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN PLANT BIOLOGY The Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, has an opening for an Assistant Professor (tenure track, nine-month appointment) with an expected start date of July 1, 2015. We seek applications for a faculty member who will develop an internationally recognized, extramurally funded research program with a focus on whole plant biology. Areas of particular interest include fundamental aspects of development, such as growth, diversification, adaptations, and interactions of plants with microbes. The desirable candidate’s research will be expected to integrate a broad spectrum of genetic, physiological, computational, and genomic technologies. Candidates who use systems and/or synthetic biology approaches and conduct translational research with crops and/or naturally occurring populations are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a strong background in experimental plant biology and the ability to contribute to instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent by the time of application. Candidates must have postdoctoral experience by the date of hire and have a demonstrated excellence and originality in research. The successful applicant will join a dynamic and diverse community of biologists on the UC Berkeley campus in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology (http://bit.ly/1wTEmN5), and will have extensive opportunities for synergistic collaborations with the nearby USDA-ARS Plant Gene Expression Center (http://bit.ly/10iLUhQ), UC Berkeley Energy Biosciences Institute (http://bit.ly/1wTEmN8), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (http://www.lbl.gov/), Joint Genome Institute ( http://1.usa.gov/10iLUy4), and the Joint BioEnergy Institute ( http://www.jbei.org/). A curriculum vitae (your most recently updated C.V.), cover letter, statement of research (current and future research interests), statement of teaching (including experience and teaching philosophy), three to five letters of reference, statement of contributions to diversity (addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service), and up to five papers or other documents (optional) should be submitted via UC Berkeley’s online application system by the search closing date, November 14, 2014. http://bit.ly/10iLSq4 All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality ( http://bit.ly/1wTEkon) prior to submitting their letters. via Gmail

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—_000_f4ed62c478094371a1900ab8add19818BLUPR05MB402namprd05pro_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable 5 DAYS TO REGISTER!!! Join the Kansas State University Ecological Genomics Institute for a three-day conference bringing together distinguished and renowned academics, students, postdoctorates, and others interested in the field. Participants will hear, present, and discuss research in a broad range of topics pertaining to ecological genomics. This year’s event will showcase research on the latest ecological genomics topics. Packed with speakers, poster abstract presentations, and networking opportunities, the 2014 Ecological Genomics Symposium will be an exciting and invigorating avenue for cross-disciplinary interactions. Early registration discounts end Friday, October 3, so register now! DON’T DELAY, PRICES INCREASE ON SATURDAY! When: October 31 - November 2, 2014 Where: Marriott Country Club Plaza Kansas City, MO Early bird registration fee: $285 ($190 for graduate and undergraduate students) Registration fee after October 4: $360 ($240 for students) —_000_f4ed62c478094371a1900ab8add19818BLUPR05MB402namprd05pro_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
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Behavioral Ecology Faculty Position ” Assistant Professor, UC Santa Barbara The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology (EEMB; www.eemb.ucsb.edu) at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Behavioral Ecology, broadly defined, at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are searching for a highly creative and interactive scholar who fits into our multidisciplinary department. The area and system of study are open, although we are most interested in candidates who study the fitness consequences or evolutionary outcomes of variation in behavioral strategies or who use comparative analyses relating behavior to the environment. We encourage applications from candidates who adopt an integrative, mechanistic approach and have a strong field component in their research. The candidate is expected to have or develop an internationally recognized research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the candidate’s area of expertise, and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. This position requires a PhD at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research that covers research accomplishments and future plans, 4) a statement of teaching experience and interests, 5) three selected publications, and 6) letters of recommendation from three to four persons with the ability to evaluate the candidate. EEMB is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. Submit applications electronically at: http://bit.ly/1uZfLol.www.eemb.ucsb.edu) at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Behavioral Ecology, broadly defined, at the rank of Assistant Professor. We are searching for a highly creative and interactive scholar who fits into our multidisciplinary department. The area and system of study are open, although we are most interested in candidates who study the fitness consequences or evolutionary outcomes of variation in behavioral strategies or who use comparative analyses relating behavior to the environment. We encourage applications from candidates who adopt an integrative, mechanistic approach and have a strong field component in their research. The candidate is expected to have or develop an internationally recognized research program, mentor graduate and undergraduate students in the candidate’s area of expertise, and teach both graduate and undergraduate courses. This position requires a PhD at the time of appointment. Applicants should submit: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research that covers research accomplishments and future plans, 4) a statement of teaching experience and interests, 5) three selected publications, and 6) letters of recommendation from three to four persons with the ability to evaluate the candidate. EEMB is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. Submit applications electronically at: http://bit.ly/1uZfLol. Review of applicants will begin November 15, 2014 and will continue until the position has been filled. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by law including protected Veterans and individuals with disabilities. via Gmail

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Research Zoologist Department of Vertebrate Zoology National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution Potential applicants: Please note that with this advertisement we seek to recruit a career Research Zoologist for our department. The position has a four-year probationary period similar to the academic tenure system. With a satisfactory career review after four years, the incumbent can become a permanent Federal employee. The official advertisement is below. The Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History seeks a zoologist to conduct an integrative, specimen- or collection-based research program in vertebrate evolution and biodiversity, in the disciplines of herpetology, ichthyology, mammalogy, and/or ornithology, particularly herpetology. The successful candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program that makes important contributions to understanding vertebrate evolution and biodiversity through integrative research involving phylogenetics, anatomy, development, genomics, biogeography, conservation, informatics, or related fields. Frequent publication of highly regarded papers in competitive, peer-reviewed journals, curation of collections in specialty area, service to the scientific community in leadership capacities, acquisition of external funding, engagement in outreach activities, and mentorship of students are expected. Full-time 4-year term appointment with full Government benefits to be filled at the GS-12 level; US citizenship required. The museum’s authorized salary range for this position at this time is $75,621 - $80,662 per annum. College transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study must be submitted online by the closing date of announcement or your application will be disqualified. For complete requirements and application procedures go to www.sihr.si.edu or www.usajobs.gov and refer to Announcement 14A-JW-299546-DEU-NMNH. The announcement opens Monday, September 29, 2014. Applications and all supporting documentation must be received on-line by Monday, October 27, 2014 and must reference the announcement number. All applicants will be notified by email when their application is received. The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Thanks very much, Helen James Research Zoologist and Curator Division of Birds, MRC-116 National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian Institution Washington DC 20013-7012 Ph. 202-633-0792 “James, Helen” via Gmail
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Assistant Professor Position Molecular or Cellular Systems Biology University of Tennessee, Knoxville The Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of molecular and cellular systems biology. Systems biology seeks to understand and predict how molecules and cells interact and communicate to give rise to emergent properties and behaviors of biological systems. We seek applicants whose research interests lie in understanding central biological phenomena by analyzing multi-dimensional, or large-scale experimental data within a quantitative framework. Ideal candidates will integrate experimentation with biomolecules, genomes, cells, or organisms with a tailored computational approach, such as bioinformatics, in the case of an omic-centered program, and/or mathematical modeling. The successful candidate should address questions that complement existing strengths in the department (cellular and developmental biology, plant and microbial biology, structural biology, neurobiology; see http://bcmb.utk.edu/ for details). We anticipate that the candidate will also take advantage of scientific interactions with the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis on our campus or the nearby Oak Ridge National Laboratory. A PhD in a relevant field and postdoctoral research experience are required. The successful candidate is expected to establish an innovative, externally funded research program and contribute to the departmental teaching mission at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are seeking candidates who will actively contribute to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. The position will start as early as August 1, 2015, and the salary will be competitive. Applications should include a brief cover letter, CV with list of publications, a 2-3 page outline of research interests, and a description of teaching interests. Please email the application as a single pdf file to bcmbsysbio@utk.edu, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent directly to referenceletters@utk.edu. For informal inquiries please contact Albrecht von Arnim, PhD, at vonarnim@utk.edu. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regards to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. via Gmail

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A PhD position is available in the laboratory of Erik Dopman in the Department of Biology at Tufts University. Our research is a collaborative project with Rick Harrison at Cornell University, and the successful applicant will be part of a larger team at both Cornell and Tufts. Our work focuses on the evolution of barriers to gene exchange during speciation. We apply a combination of comparative and experimental approaches using the European corn borer moth as a model system. Corn borers are a textbook example of incipient speciation, in which one species splits into two through the evolution of multiple forms of reproductive isolation. Of 12 potential isolating barriers between corn borer “strains,” seven significantly reduce gene flow and five are either behavioral or ecological in nature. Current efforts are to identify the molecular genetic basis for traits contributing to reproductive isolation, to characterize the evolutionary history of these traits, and to evaluate the consequences of barrier loci on fitness and gene flow in nature. We seek a creative and motivated graduate student to work on speciation, adaptive evolution, or genome evolution. Students must have the ability to work with others and a sense of humor. Undergraduate coursework in evolutionary biology is required, as is prior research experience. Relevant and highly desirable experience includes application of molecular genetic techniques or computational analysis of gene or genome data. Relevant papers include: Wadsworth, C.B., Woods, W.A., Jr, Hahn, D.A., and Dopman, E.B. (2013). One phase of the dormancy developmental pathway is critical for the evolution of insect seasonality. J Evolution Biol 26(11):2359-68 Dopman, E. B., P. S. Robbins and A. Seaman. 2010. Components of reproductive isolation between North American pheromone strains of the European corn borer. Evolution 64:881-902. Dopman, E. B., L. Perez, S. Bogdanowicz and R. G. Harrison. 2005. Consequences of reproductive barriers for genealogical discordance in the European corn borer. PNAS 102:14706-14711. Dopman, E. B., S. M. Bogdanowicz and R. G. Harrison. 2004. Genetic mapping of sexual isolation between E and Z pheromone strains of the European corn borer. Genetics 167:301-309. The Dopman Lab (http://bit.ly/1rHlKQf) is in the Department of Biology and is a member of Tufts’ Collaborative Cluster in Genome Structure and Developmental Patterning. The Cluster focuses on genome to organism research and is located at a new Tufts facility on the main campus in Medford, MA. With two additional Tufts campuses (in Boston and Grafton), other research universities (Harvard, MIT, BU), and the vibrant city of Boston all within reach, Medford and Tufts are ideal places to live and work (http://bit.ly/1600Zpa). Interested individuals should contact Erik Dopman by e-mail (erik.dopman@tufts.edu) and describe their research interests, relevant educational background, and prior research experience. Also include a CV with GPA/GRE scores and the names and contact information of 2-3 references. Applications to the graduate program are due on 15 January, with departmental review occurring shortly thereafter. See http://bit.ly/1rHlLUe for more information on the graduate program. Informal inquiries are welcome. via Gmail

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OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY J.ROBERT STIFFLER ENDOWED PROFESSORSHIP IN PLANT SCIENCE The Department of Biological Sciences at Old Dominion University (http://bit.ly/YFzzTM), a state-supported Doctoral Research-Extensive institution invites applications and nominations for the endowed J. Robert Stiffler Professorship of Plant Science at the tenured/tenure track Professor or Associate Professor level. All candidates must demonstrate substantial research accomplishments with an established record of publications, a consistent record of independent peer-reviewed funding, have active competitive grants and a strong and successful graduate and undergraduate teaching and student mentoring record. Candidates with research programs and teaching expertise in one or more of the following areas are preferred: (1) molecular systematics, (2) plant conservation biology, (3) biogeography and/or phytogeography, (4) plant/animal interactions, and/or (5) ethnobotany. Experience in advanced genomics or transcriptomics is desirable. The ideal candidate will be active in university undergraduate and graduate programs, utilizing resources from the Norfolk Botanical Garden. Research related to the objectives Kaplan Orchid Conservatory and/or Blackwater Ecological Preserve is desirable. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in Plant Science, Botany or a closely related field. State salary support, funds from the endowment income of the J. Robert Stiffler Professorship and a competitive start-up package are available. The Department of Biological Sciences receives substantial support from state funds, from research grants from federal and other granting agencies and from endowment income funds. The Department has strong Ph.D. and M.S. graduate programs with over 100 students. The College of Sciences and the Department of Biological Sciences are undergoing a major expansion of research and educational programs. Five new faculty members joined the Department of Biological Sciences over the last two years and active searches for two additional faculty positions are in progress. Research and training grant expenditures increased in the College of Sciences by 44% over seven years to approximately $16M in FY 2013-14. Old Dominion University (www.odu.edu) is a state-supported, Carnegie doctoral research extensive institution enrolling approximately 25,000 students including 5,000 graduate students. Please submit electronically a curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and names, telephone numbers, and addresses (postal and email) of four references to: Professor Lytton John Musselman, Mary Payne Hogan Professor of Botany, Chair, Stiffler Search Committee at hortsearch@odu.edu Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Old Dominion University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution and requires compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Daniel P. Hennelly Old Dominion University Office of Academic Affairs 2021 Koch Hall Norfolk, VA 23529-0011 Phone: 757 683-4559 FAX: 757 683-6888 “Hennelly, Daniel P.” via Gmail
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The Faculty of Agricultural Sciences invites applications for the position of a Full Professor (W3) of Bioinformatics at the Institute of Animal Husbandry and Breeding to be filled first in summer semester 2015. The successful candidate will teach management and analysis of omics-data in agriculture and life science in the study programmes of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and will participate in teaching in the Faculty of Natural Sciences and the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences. The research focus of the professorship should be on the development of bioinformatic methods and algorithms and the analysis of massive DNA and RNA data sets from livestock and crop populations and associated microorganisms. This includes assembling and functional annotation of sequenced genes and transcripts as well as taxonomic and functional classification of data from microbiological metagenome projects. Interdisciplinary collaborations with associated research groups of the University of Hohenheim are expected. The position offers attractive conditions for first-time full professor appointees. Prerequisites for applicants are habilitation or an equivalent research and teaching record that may have been established during a Junior or Assistant Professorship. The advertised position is tenured. If appointed as full professor for the first time, the University of Hohenheim reserves its right to a probationary employment. With equal qualifications, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities. The University of Hohenheim seeks to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and strongly encourages qualified female scientists to apply. Applications should include a statement of your future research interests, a curriculum vitae, a documentation of academic achievements (copies), a list of publications, a list of third-party funded projects, a teaching record, information on teaching evaluations as well as three key publications. Please apply online at http://bit.ly/ZmRaAS before November 24th, 2014. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Prof. Dr. Markus Rodehutscord (markus.rodehutscord@uni-hohenheim.de). University of Hohenheim Faculty of Agricultural Sciences (300) 70593 Stuttgart Germany Best regards, Gaby Steinbeck agrar via Gmail
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*Faculty Position in Quantitative Evolution or Ecology* *Michigan State University* The interdisciplinary graduate program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior (EEBB) at Michigan State University (MSU) is seeking applications for a tenure-system Assistant Professor faculty position in *quantitative evolutionary biology or ecology*. The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate expertise and leadership in the study of fundamental questions in ecology, evolutionary biology, and/or behavior, establish an externally-funded research program that supports graduate training, and make significant contributions to both graduate and undergraduate teaching. Special consideration will be given to applicants who integrate empirical study of biological systems with cutting edge computational and quantitative methods. A competitive start-up and compensation package will be offered according to the applicant’s experience and qualifications.MSU has additional resources, as part of an Excellence Hiring Initiative, to recruit exceptional candidates at the Associate and Full Professor levels, especially those who would strengthen the impact and diversity of our research and teaching programs. With 136 graduate students and over 100 participating faculty, EEBB at MSU is one of the most successful graduate training programs in the world. The EEBB core curriculum provides students with broad training encompassing experimental, field, and theoretical approaches to the study ofecology, evolutionary biology, and behavior, as well as the computational, mathematical, and statistical methods used in these fields. The successful applicant will contribute to teaching in the EEBB core curriculum, and in the graduate and undergraduate programs of his or her home department.Depending upon research interests and programmatic fit, the successful applicant will have a tenure home in one of the following academic departments: Plant Biology , Microbiology and Molecular Genetics and Zoology . This new faculty member will also have the opportunity to participate in the NSF-funded BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action . MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities and individuals who can contribute to the intellectual diversity and cultural richness at Michigan State University. MSU is committed to providing a work environment that supports employees’ work and personal life, and offers employment assistance to the spouse or partner of candidates for faculty and academic staff positions. Application materials should be submitted to the MSU Applicant Page (MAP) for faculty positions (online at https://jobs.msu.edu ; posting number 0194) as a single, concatenated pdf document that includes: a letter of interest, CV, a statement of research accomplishments and goals, and a statement of teaching accomplishments and goals. The research and teaching statements should highlight the applicant’s approach to achieving excellence through diversity. Three letters of recommendation should be submitted through the automated MAP/COMPASS web site.A separate pdf file containing three representative publications should be sent directly to the Search Committee at eebbsrch@msu.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.Review of applications will begin on 3 November 2014. // Questions can be addressed to the Search Committee Chair (Fred Dyer) at eebbsrch@msu.edu. Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Program Kay E. Holekamp, Director Pat Resler, Secretary 293 Farm Lane, Rm. 103 Giltner Michigan State University East Lansing, MI 48824 Phone: (517) 432-1359 E-mail: eebb@msu.edu Website: www.eebb.msu.edu EEBB Office via Gmail
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Potential PhD project at the University of Tasmania, Australia Applications are currently being received for a 2015 commencement (deadline Oct 20th 2014). For more information please contact Prof Elissa Cameron (Elissa.Cameron@utas.edu.au) &/or Assoc Prof Erik Wapstra (Erik.Wapstra@utas.edu.au) at the School of Biological Sciences, University of Tasmania. The study of parental effects is a fundamental area in evolutionary ecology, but is characterised by poor integration of proximate causation and ultimate explanation. Parents influence the development of their young through both genetic and non-genetic effects, with sex allocation one maternal effect that can have profound implications for fitness. In mammals, the glucose hypothesis has been postulated to link the adaptive hypotheses of sex ratio adjustment and unify other proposed mechanisms. This PhD project will investigate the role of glucose as a unifying mechanism in sex allocation theory and the practical applications of skewing sex ratios for conservation purposes in mammals. Joanne McEvoy via Gmail