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Title: JohnsHopkinsU.Bioinformatics I am seeking for a full time Research Data Analyst to assist in a pioneering research program in population genetics for The GenoGraphic Project in the department of Mental Health of Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health. The candidate will analyze genotype data of human populations, develop models in population genetics and investigate questions related to human evolution. The candidate will develop novel mathematical models and gene flow on the populations of interest. Current research focuses on understanding population structure, the distribution of rare variants in human populations, and developing methods to predict population associations for individuals. Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related discipline required. Three years related experience. Applicants must master C/C++ and Matlab and be experienced with Admixture/Structure analyses. Must be detail oriented, have effective organizational skills, and be able to prioritize workload appropriately. Must be able to perform multiple tasks efficiently and correctly, often operating more than one instrument at a time. Must be organized and able to appropriately prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced environment. Additional education (Master's level) may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula. Compensation: $40,128 - $55,248 for 2 years. Please see additional requirements and apply from here: https://hrnt.jhu.edu/jhujobs/job_view.cfm?view_req_id=56280&view=sch Principal Investigator: Eran Elhaik, http://eelhaik.aravindachakravartilab.org/ Please email me for questions: eelhaik at gmail com eran elhaik
Tool use in new caledonian crows -- University of St Andrews SUMMARY New Caledonian crows Corvus moneduloides are amongst the most proliﬁc non-human tool users. In the wild, they use at least three distinct tool types to extract invertebrate prey from deadwood and vegetation, with some of their tools requiring complex manufacture, modiﬁcation and/or deployment. Most research to date has focused on the species’ cognitive abilities and on mapping natural variation in tool morphology, but the evolutionary, ecological and social contexts of these birds’ unusual tool-use behaviour remain poorly understood. Recent work by Dr Christian Rutz’s group has opened up a range of exciting research avenues, some of which could be explored productively as part of this 4-year PhD project. There is considerable flexibility with regards to specific research objectives, but the successful candidate is likely to conduct both fieldwork and lab-based experiments, with excellent scope for collaboration with other group members (currently, 2 Postdocs and 3 PhD students). This fully-funded PhD project offers excellent opportunities for a highly motivated and capable student: to join a dynamic and expanding research group; to conduct topical research on animal tool use and social learning in a high-profile study system; to participate in an established, well-funded and prolific research project; and to receive training in state-of-the-art ecological research techniques. The group is based in the School of Biology, University of St Andrews, UK -- an internationally recognised centre of excellence in the project’s core research fields. KEYWORDS: animal, behaviour, behavioural ecology, bird, cognition, culture, ecology, evolution, field biology, intelligence, ornithology, social learning, tool use. DEADLINE: 30 April 2013 (later, if no appointment has been made) START DATE: flexible CONTACT (for informal enquiries): Dr Christian Rutz (cr68[at]st-andrews.ac.uk) FURTHER APPLICATION DETAILS: www.findaphd.com RESTRICTIONS: Home or EU students only SELECTION CRITERIA - excellent academic track record - demonstrable skill and enthusiasm for behavioural research and fieldwork - high degree of self-motivation and independence - ability and willingness to live and work overseas (for extended time periods and sometimes under challenging field conditions) - clean driving licence - prior research experience is an advantage, but not essential REFERENCES Bluff, L.A., Troscianko, J., Weir, A.A.S., Kacelnik, A. and C. Rutz (2010). Tool use by wild New Caledonian crows Corvus moneduloides at natural foraging sites. Proc. R. Soc. B 277, 1377--1385. Hunt, G.R. (1996). Manufacture and use of hook-tools by New Caledonian crows. Nature 379, 249--251. Hunt, G.R. and R.D. Gray (2003). Diversification and cumulative evolution in New Caledonian crow tool manufacture. Proc. R. Soc. B 270, 867--874. Kenward, B., Weir, A.A.S., Rutz, C. and A. Kacelnik (2005). Tool manufacture by naive juvenile crows. Nature 433, 121. Rutz, C., Bluff, L.A., Weir, A.A.S. and A. Kacelnik (2007). Video cameras on wild birds. Science 318, 765. Rutz, C., Bluff, L.A., Reed, N., Troscianko, J., Newton, J., Inger, R., Kacelnik, A. and S. Bearhop (2010). The ecological significance of tool use in New Caledonian crows. Science 329, 1523--1526. Rutz, C., Burns, Z.T., James, R., Ismar, S.M.H., Burt, J., Otis, B., Bowen, J. and J.J.H. St Clair (2012). Automated mapping of social networks in wild birds. Current Biology 22, R669--R671. Rutz, C. and J.J.H. St Clair (2012). The evolutionary origins and ecological context of tool use in New Caledonian crows. Behav. Processes 89, 153--165. Christian Rutz
A series of PhD positions and one postdoctoral position will be opening in the lab of Antonia Monteiro at the National University of Singapore (NUS) from July 2013 onwards. Students/postdocs who are interested in investigating the molecular and developmental basis of wing pattern evolution and/or the molecular/physiological basis of wing pattern learning in butterflies are encouraged to apply to the graduate program at NUS (http://www.dbs.nus.edu.sg/) or enquire directly with A. Monteiro. There are two deadlines a year for PhD applicants, one in May 15, with entrance in January, and one in Nov 15, with entrance in August. The minimum GRE requirements for the graduate program (Masters and PhD) are verbal, 500; quantitative, 700; written analytical, 3.5, or GATE (minimum 90 percentile). Applicants who did not have their earlier education in the English language should also provide TOEFL scores (minimum 85 for internet-based test). If interested please contact antonia.monteiro[at]yale.edu. Ant Monteiro
This is a multipart message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_008D_01CE2AD5.FC97CAD0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit A laboratory technician position is available in the McGlothlin Lab at Virginia Tech. Our lab focuses on evolutionary genetics in various reptile species. The technician would participate in various aspects of these projects, including supervision of animal care and molecular work. See http://listings.jobs.vt.edu:80/postings/38720 or inquire directly for details. For full consideration, applications must be received by April 8, 2013. _____________________________________ Joel W. McGlothlin Virginia Tech, Dept. of Biological Sciences 2125 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061 http://www.faculty.biol.vt.edu/mcglothlin Email: joelmcg[at]vt.edu Office Phone: (540) 231-0046 _____________________________________ ------=_NextPart_000_008D_01CE2AD5.FC97CAD0 Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
A laboratory technician position is available in the McGlothlin Lab at Virginia Tech. Our lab focuses on evolutionary genetics in various reptile species. The technician would participate in various aspects of these projects, including supervision of animal care and molecular work.
See http://listings.jobs.vt.edu:80/postings/38720 or inquire directly for details. For full consideration, applications must be received by April 8, 2013.
Joel W. McGlothlin
Virginia Tech, Dept. of Biological Sciences
2125 Derring Hall, Blacksburg, VA 24061
Office Phone: (540) 231-0046
March 27, 2013
U.Washington.SalmonidGenomics School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, College of the Environment The School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences (SAFS http://fish.washington.edu/>) at the University of Washington has an opening for one postdoctoral Research Associate (100% time) to conduct research using genotyping-by-sequencing applications in Pacific salmon. Funding is for 2 years, but the University of Washington policy is to offer a one year appointments with subsequent renewals. Funding originates from projects to discriminate among closely related populations and to evaluate relative reproductive success of individuals from hatchery origin. The position is not tenure-track. The general scope of the appointment includes but is not limited to: Develop genomic data sets using genotyping by sequencing. Bioinformatics. Use existing and newly acquired data sets to expand upon project objectives to publish original research on salmon population genetics, adaptation, and conservation. Mentor and otherwise assist and co-author with graduate students who are doing projects in salmon genomics. * * Requirements: Ph.D. in genetics, biology, or a related field. The following experience is desired: expertise in next-generation DNA sequencing, expertise in bioinformatics, publication(s) from Ph.D.* * Position is located at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington. The University of Washington is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. Interested persons should send a two-page CV and a letter of intent including names and contact information for three references via email to *Dr. Jim Seeb, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences*, University of Washington (*jseeb[at]uw.edu*). Application deadline is April 19, 2013.* *A background check for criminal history is required for successful candidates. Jim Seeb
HUXLEY FELLOW in ECOLOGY & EVOLUTION: The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department of Rice University (http://eeb.rice.edu/) seeks to fill a Huxley Fellow position in ECOLOGY or EVOLUTION. The position is a two-year appointment with a third year extension possible, with a start date of July 1, 2013. Our prestigious Huxley Fellow Program aims to recruit outstanding researchers with a PhD and postdoctoral experience, who merge excellence in teaching (25%) and research (75%). The Huxley Fellows receive faculty status, employee benefits, competitive salary, and research funds for independent or collaborative research. Collaborative interests with the existing faculty are a plus and applicants are encouraged to identify a potential faculty host within the EEB department. An application (curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and statement of teaching) and three letters of recommendation should be submitted via e-mail to Diane Hatton, rdh[at]rice.edu. Please write "Huxley Fellow Application" in the subject line. Application review will begin April 12, 2013. For further questions and informal inquiries please contact Dr. Tom Miller (Tom.Miller[at]rice.edu), Huxley Fellow Search Committee Chair. Rice University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and values a diverse faculty. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Diane Hatton
--_000_0A26B66078F56948821A7174D2E80EF05D6C6942uospexch02_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable The Biodiversity, Conservation, Management & Evolution (BiCoME) group at the University of Salford aims to expand its involvement with international research mobility through the support of prospective Marie Curie Fellowship applicants. The BiCoME is a dynamic and eclectic group of researchers interested in a broad range of systems and methods to investigate the mechanisms generating biodiversity, and identify strategies to conserve endangered biota and manage exploited resources. Individual staff profiles can be browsed at: http://hub.salford.ac.uk/bicome/people/current-members-2/ The University's Research & Innovation office has a good track-record in attracting FP7 funds and members of the team provide excellent assistance during the preparation of applications. The current call can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/ and applicants can either be Europeans applying for Intra-European (IEF) or International Outgoing (IOF) Fellowships, or non-Europeans applying for International Incoming Fellowships (IIF). Interested prospective applicants of appropriate career stage, and with adequate publication record, are welcome to identify potential mentors and discuss research ideas. Deadline for the Marie Curie fellowship scheme is August 14th, but given the administrative workload, it is desirable to have a complete draft by the end of July. Thus, we encourage prospective applicants to start liaising with their chosen mentors around April/May. ______________________________________________________ Dr. Stefano Mariani Reader in Wildlife Biology | School of Environment & Life Sciences Room 316, Peel Building, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, UK t: +44 (0)161-295-6913 | m: +44 (0)7712-689-871 email@example.com | www.salford.ac.uk/environment-life-sciences http://hub.salford.ac.uk/bicome/2013/01/22/stefano-mariani/ Researcher.ID: A-2964-2012 --_000_0A26B66078F56948821A7174D2E80EF05D6C6942uospexch02_ Content-Type: text/html; charset="us-ascii" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
The Biodiversity, Conservation, Management & Evolution (BiCoME) group at the University of Salford aims to expand its involvement with international research mobility through the support of prospective Marie Curie Fellowship applicants.
The BiCoME is a dynamic and eclectic group of researchers interested in a broad range of systems and methods to investigate the mechanisms generating biodiversity, and identify strategies to conserve endangered biota and manage exploited resources. Individual staff profiles can be browsed at: http://hub.salford.ac.uk/bicome/people/current-members-2/
The University’s Research & Innovation office has a good track-record in attracting FP7 funds and members of the team provide excellent assistance during the preparation of applications. The current call can be found at: http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/">http://ec.europa.eu/research/mariecurieactions/ and applicants can either be Europeans applying for Intra-European (IEF) or International Outgoing (IOF) Fellowships, or non-Europeans applying for International Incoming Fellowships (IIF).
Interested prospective applicants of appropriate career stage, and with adequate publication record, are welcome to identify potential mentors and discuss research ideas. Deadline for the Marie Curie fellowship scheme is August 14th, but given the administrative workload, it is desirable to have a complete draft by the end of July. Thus, we encourage prospective applicants to start liaising with their chosen mentors around April/May.
Dr. Stefano Mariani
Reader in Wildlife Biology | School of Environment & Life Sciences
Room 316, Peel Building, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, UK
t: +44 (0)161-295-6913 | m: +44 (0)7712-689-871
DEADLINE APPROACHING - Graduate Student Travel Awards to attend "World Congress on Evolution III" in the Galapagos Islands, June 2013 The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent - www.nescent.org) is sponsoring two travel awards to enable Evolutionary Science graduate students to attend the third "World Congress on Evolution" (www.usfq.edu.ec/eventos/evosummit), which will be held from June 1-5, 2013 on the Galapagos Island of San Cristobal. These awards are part of NESCent's continuing outreach efforts to serve members of groups that are under-represented/under-served in evolutionary science, as defined by the National Science Foundation (www.nsf.gov/statistics/wmpd). As such, application is restricted to US-based graduate students that are: American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino/Latina, and/or Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander. Travel awards cover travel/food/lodging/conference registration. To apply, please visit www.nescent.org/galapagos-travel-award. Applicants must provide a one-page Statement of Academic Interests and Career Goals, a one-page Biosketch and a letter of recommendation from your graduate advisor. Application Deadline: April 1st, 2013, 5:00 PM PST Notification Date: April 5th, 2013 Please note that applicants must be graduate students at US colleges/universities, and must be US citizens, permanent residents, or otherwise free of any restrictions which would prevent them from traveling out of the US, to Ecuador/Galapagos over the dates of the conference. For more information, please contact Dr. Jory Weintraub: jory[at]nescent.org Jory P. Weintraub, PhD Assistant Director, Education & Outreach National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) 2024 West Main St., Suite A200, Durham, NC 27705 Phone: 919.668.4578 Fax: 919.668.9198 Email: jory[at]nescent.org Skype: jory.weintraub "Weintraub, Jory P"
Jobs: University of Edinburgh: Chancellor's Fellowships in Biology As part of a University-wide recruitment programme, the School of Biological Sciences seeks to appoint a new cohort of Chancellor's Fellows as an investment in the future of teaching and research. These prestigious Fellowship awards are aimed at early-career individuals of the highest potential who have begun to establish a reputation for the highest quality research at the forefront of their discipline and who have a commitment to learning and teaching at university level. Substantial mentoring and development support will be available through and beyond the Fellowship period. One of the UK's largest and most highly-rated life sciences departments, the School of Biological Sciences provides an excellent environment for research and teaching with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary research. We welcome fellowship applicants in the following biological and biomedical research areas; exceptional candidates with research interests in other areas of biological sciences may also be considered. We expect to appoint at least six Fellows. Priority areas: Epigenetics and genome function Synthetic biology and biotechnology Infection biology, evolutionary medicine and global health Stem cell biology Full details at http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/biology/research/ch-fellows2 Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to the Head of School, Professor David Leach, hossbs[at]ed.ac.uk Further information on our research themes, institutes and centres can be found on our website: http://www.biology.ed.ac.uk/research The closing date for the applications is 17:00 GMT on 18th April 2013. For further information and to apply, please visit the University's recruitment pages at the link below. https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.displ ay_form Prof. J.M. Pemberton Institute of Evolutionary Biology University of Edinburgh West Mains Road EH9 3JT Tel: 0131 650 5505 Fax: 0131 650 6564 Web: http://wildevolution.biology.ed.ac.uk/ -- The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336. Josephine Pemberton
TITLE Young investigator positions at the Institute for Computational Biology of Montpellier (France) BODY Young investigator positions at the Institute for Computational Biology of Montpellier (France) The Institute for Computational Biology (IBC) will hire five young investigators for each of the five work-packages, typically with a PhD plus 3-year post-doc and solid experience in international research, a high level of publishing, strong communication abilities, and a taste for multidisciplinary research. Working full-time at IBC, these young researchers will play a key role in Institute life. They will actively participate in receiving foreign researchers and organizing seminars and events (schools, conferences...). They will help coordinate work within the work-packages and will be at the forefront of producing deliverables. In exchange, these young researchers will benefit from an exceptional environment thanks to the presence of numerous leading international researchers, not to mention significant autonomy for their work. These positions are open for up to 4 years, with a net monthly salary of 2,350 Euros/month, which is approximately 300 Euros more than a standard post-doc salary in France, and clearly enough to live in the Montpellier area. For more information and to apply: http://www.ibc-montpellier.fr/ Deadline: June 15, 2013 Details for each work-package: WP1: HTS This project aims first at conceiving and developing new algorithms for analyzing millions of sequences and involving complex techniques in text indexation, compression and algorithmics on classical or high performance computing architectures. These novel algorithms form the core of bioinformatics programs that will help investigating the transcriptome complexity. In the framework of a large cancer genomics project, we will exploit these programs to analyze over 100 tumoral genomes and transcriptomes as well as their normal counterparts. The candidate will participate in either of two aspects: (1) practical algorithms and indexing data structures for NGS processing; (2) bioanalysis of cancer genomes and transcriptomes. WP2: Evolution Our research involves evolutionary analyses of large-scale genomic data, at the interface between phylogeny and population genetics. The candidate will develop research on some of the following topics: inference of very large phylogenies, reconciliation of gene/species trees at a genomic scale, detection of selection, inference of population divergence, dating and migration studies, simulation-based inference. Application domains will be quite open, with emphasis on virus evolution and plant genomes. We are seeking a candidate with a strong background in mathematical and computational evolutionary biology, with interest in applications and software development. WP3: Annotation We are seeking for a high level computer scientist with strong experience in bioinformatics; knowledge in 3D protein structures and/or statistical learning is a plus. The candidate will contribute to the development and integration of bioinformatics tools for an interdisciplinary project dealing with structural and/or functional annotations of pathogen proteomes. The successful candidate will have good knowledge in one or several of the following topics: statistical learning, hidden Markov models, pattern matching, 3D and geometry algorithmics, protein domains, unstructured regions, tandem repeats, gene ontology WP4: Imaging Our research involves Integration of 4D imaging data with functional genomics in plant and animal developmental biology. The candidate will contribute to the development of a software platform for image analysis. Two main directions are proposed: storage, annotation and handling of volumetric images obtained by confocal or light-sheet laser microscopy and development of a concept of 4D atlases, whereby cellular (e. g. geometry, mechanics) and molecular (e. g. gene expression) parameters can be projected onto "average" organ geometries. The final aim is to provide novel solutions to explore the genotype to phenotype relationships. Candidates will have a strong background in computer science and analysis of volumetric and segmented images. WP5: Databases We are seeking for a candidate with strong experience in distributed data management, in particular data integration, a good grasp on implementation aspects and interest for biology applications. The candidate will participate in the design and implementation of a data framework for plant genomics. Olivier Gascuel
Post-Doctoral Research Associate position in Population Genomics Our NERC-funded project involves the population genomic analysis of two congeneric deep sea fish species in the genus Coryphaenoides, and the phylogenetic assessment of 50-60 species within the genus. An expected ~5000 SNPs will be developed by RADtag sequencing of approximately 400 samples for analysis at the population level for the two focal species, one found in deep demersal habitat, and the other in the abyss. Putative functional loci will be identified to investigate the role of adaptation to depth and associated habitat characteristics both within and among species within the genus. Whole genome sequence data will be generated for reference and further bioinformatics investigation, and the available data used to identify population structure for both neutral and putative functional loci. The PDRA will undertake these bioinformatics and statistical analyses using appropriate software, and identify candidate loci (both neutral and evidently under natural selection) for analysis by phylogenetic methods. The duration of the appointment will be for 3 years. The PDRA will have experience with next generation sequencing methodologies associated with sample preparation for RADtag sequencing, and with appropriate software including the Geneious DNA sequence analysis package, genomic assembly software (e.g. BWA, Velvet, etc), genome analysis software (e.g. Samtools), script writing (preferably in Perl), and a general understanding of bio-informatics associated with the analysis of second generation DNA sequence data. The PDRA will also need skills associated with the use of population genetics and phylogenetic software packages when applied to large datasets, and with labwork associated with DNA amplification and Sanger sequencing. A PhD in a related field is required, and relevant post-doctoral experience and publications highly desirable. The project is a collaboration between the Molecular Ecology Group in Durham and the Centre for Genomic Research in Liverpool, and work will begin on 29 July 2013. The Post-doc will be based in Durham (UK). To apply please send your c.v., a cover letter, and have three letters of reference sent to Rus Hoelzel (a.r.hoelzel[at]dur.ac.uk) by 13 May 2013. "HOELZEL A.R."
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. --------------080000010804000505040608 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1; format=flowed Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit The new Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholm university has opened two new tenure-track positions as associate senior lecturer (bitr䤡nde lektor) in the following areas: *Associate Senior Lecturer in Biology with focus on Marine Macrophyte Ecosystems * _Description_: The subject covers the biology of plants and animals in marine macrophyte ecosystems, including interactions with the environment, from an ecological, ecophysiological or population genetic perspective. _Additional information_: http://www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/lecturers-researchers/associate-senior-lecturer-in-biology-with-focus-on-marine-macrophyte-ecosystems-1.129409 *Associate Senior Lecturer in Plant biology with focus on Species Interactions* _Description_: The subject covers the biology of interactions between plants and other organisms, primarily in terrestrial systems, from an ecological, physiological or evolutionary perspective _Additional information_: http://www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/lecturers-researchers/associate-senior-lecturer-in-plant-biology-with-focus-on-species-interactions-1.129410 *Information about the department* (home page: www.su.se/emb): The department of ecology, environment and plant sciences originates from merging former botany and systems ecology departments. The department's research activities involve terrestrial as well as marine environments, and are conducted primarily in biodiversity, ecology, ecotoxicology, evolution, plant physiology and plant systematics. In these areas studies are performed on processes and patterns from molecular to ecosystem level, and interactions within and among species and with the environment and society. Several of our research areas are among those identified as strong within Stockholm University (climate, ocean, and environment) and the Faculty of Science (species interactions). Some of the research has direct environmental and societal relevance and the approach is often broad and interdisciplinary --------------080000010804000505040608 Content-Type: text/html; charset=ISO-8859-1 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit The new Department of Ecology, Environment and Plant Sciences at Stockholm university has opened two new tenure-track positions as associate senior lecturer (biträdande lektor) in the following areas:
Associate Senior Lecturer in Biology with focus on Marine Macrophyte Ecosystems
Description: The subject covers the biology of plants and animals in marine macrophyte ecosystems, including interactions with the environment, from an ecological, ecophysiological or population genetic perspective.
Additional information: http://www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/lecturers-researchers/associate-senior-lecturer-in-biology-with-focus-on-marine-macrophyte-ecosystems-1.129409
Associate Senior Lecturer in Plant biology with focus on Species Interactions
Description: The subject covers the biology of interactions between plants and other organisms, primarily in terrestrial systems, from an ecological, physiological or evolutionary perspective
Additional information: http://www.su.se/english/about/vacancies/lecturers-researchers/associate-senior-lecturer-in-plant-biology-with-focus-on-species-interactions-1.129410
Information about the department (home page: www.su.se/emb):
The department of ecology, environment and plant sciences originates from merging former botany and systems ecology departments. The department’s research activities involve terrestrial as well as marine environments, and are conducted primarily in biodiversity, ecology, ecotoxicology, evolution, plant physiology and plant systematics. In these areas studies are performed on processes and patterns from molecular to ecosystem level, and interactions within and among species and with the environment and society. Several of our research areas are among those identified as strong within Stockholm University (climate, ocean, and environment) and the Faculty of Science (species interactions). Some of the research has direct environmental and societal relevance and the approach is often broad and interdisciplinary --------------080000010804000505040608--
"Volunteer Field Assistant Required Ecology of Threatened Northern Australian Mammals A volunteer field assistant is needed to help Ian and Richard with a project investigating fire and mammal ecology in the Kimberley, northern Australia. This project relates to recent declines among native mammals across much of northern Australia. Field work will be conducted in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and based out of Kununurra from May to Sep 2013 (specific dates may vary). Volunteers will be involved with trapping, identifying, handling and measuring a range of mammal species from small rodents up to larger marsupials including possums, bandicoots and quolls (5 g - 5 kg). There will be significant involvement in measuring/identifying vegetation, habitat assessment and data entry. You will need to be prepared for early mornings, long hours in tropical conditions (e.g. long walks carrying traps over rocky terrain, high humidity and temperatures >35oC), sharing cooking duties and living and working in a small team. You will need to have a good work ethic and you must be easy to get along with as field work under arduous conditions can bring out both the best and worst in people! Desirable qualifications include experience with animal handling and ecological methods for undertaking vegetation survey. Accommodation, food and travel associated with field work within Australia will be covered (about half of the time), however the volunteer will provide their own food while based in Kununurra and all their international travel costs. Some accommodation costs may be covered while in Kununurra.If you would like to apply please email Ian Radford (ian.radford[at]dec.wa.gov.au) outlining your suitability for the role, relevant experience and two references. Deadline: April 20th 2013 Ian Radford Department of Environment and Conservation, Western Australia" "Radford, Ian"
North Carolina State University, Teaching Assistant Professor, Ethnobotany The Department of Plant Biology at North Carolina State University seeks candidates for a Teaching Assistant Professor position in Ethnobotany. This is a 9-month, non-tenure-track position with responsibilities for teaching on-campus and distance education courses. Position responsibilities include teaching two current on-campus undergraduate ethnobotany courses, developing distance education sections of these courses, and developing an additional two distance/on-campus courses including a course in economic botany. Opportunities exist for additional responsibilities and compensation for teaching during summer sessions. Opportunities exist to mentor undergraduate and non-thesis Masters students in independent research projects, to conduct research in collaboration with other faculty, and to serve as a member of graduate advisory committees. Initial appointment is for one academic year, with reappointment for multi-year terms. Information on the Department of Plant Biology may be found at http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/plantbiology/. Teaching Assistant Professors are non-tenure track positions, which are eligible for promotion to Teaching Associate Professor and Teaching Professor ranks. Salary is competitive with tenure-track positions. Information on Teaching Faculty at NC State University may be found at http://www.ncsu.edu/policies/employment/faculty/REG05.20.34.php Candidates must have a PhD degree in plant biology or other appropriate discipline with expertise and teaching experience in Ethnobotany. Candidates must have a proven record of teaching excellence at the college level, strong organizational and communication skills, and a commitment to undergraduate education. To apply, please go to *jobs.ncsu.edu* and search for position number 00103240 or go directly to the posting at http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/21201. Applicants should *attach to the online application*: a CV and a statement of teaching philosophy and interests. In addition, applicants *should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: *Margaret E. Daub, Department of Plant Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 27695-7612 (email: margaret_daub[at]ncsu.edu). Review of applications will begin April 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. * **North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. In addition, NC State welcomes applications from all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Carol Apperson, Department of Plant Biology, carol_apperson[at]ncsu.edu, (919) 513-3809.* * * Qiuyun(Jenny) Xiang, Ph.D. Professor of Plant Biology North Carolina State University Gardner 4111 Raleigh, NC 27695-7612 Phone: 919-515-2728 http://www4.ncsu.edu/~qyxiang QiuyunJenny Xiang
Job Title: Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) - Biology Job ID: 7746 Location: Brooklyn College, CUNY Under the mentorship and guidance of the Associate Professor of Evolutionary Biology (Principal Investigator), the Research Associate will carry out independent and collaborative research, and train and supervise student researchers. The Research Associate will: - Develop plans, collect and analyze data based on projects prepared together with the Principal Investigator. - Prepare reports of completed projects for publication in scientific journals, academic presentations or for further applied or theoretical research activities. - Ensure the efficient functioning of the laboratory areas using various experimental techniques. - Provide administrative and laboratory support to the Principal Investigator including, but not limited to: managing laboratory budgets and ordering supplies. - Train and supervise undergraduate and graduate researchers. Qualifications: - Ph. D in Evolutionary Biology, with a minimum of 3 years of laboratory experience - Experience with genomic/bioinformatics research methods, including both wet lab and computer work - Field experience in marine evolutionary ecology and/or experience with the husbandry of marine animals - Outstanding communication and writing skills - Laboratory management experience a plus - Preference will be given to candidates with record of innovative project contributions including peer-reviewed publications and grant funding. Closing Date: April 24, 2013 For complete job description and application instructions please see our employment page at: http://www.brooklyn.cuny.edu/adminjobs and click on Job ID 7746. Brooklyn College is an AA/EO/IRCA/ADA Employer. Jennifer Tsui
POSTDOCS IN POPULATION GENETICS, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY Two postdoctoral positions in population genetics are available in Molly Przeworski's group at Columbia University, as of fall 2013. Research in the group focuses on understanding recombination in humans and other species, and on modeling and detecting the footprints of natural selection in genetic variation data. The specific postdoctoral project is flexible. For more information about the group, see http://przeworski.uchicago.edu/wordpress/ The lab will be located in the Biology department on the main (Morningside Heights) campus of Columbia University, contiguous to groups run by Harmen Bussmaker, Dana Pe'er and Guy Sella. Thus, it will benefit from ties with other researchers in population and statistical genetics, as well as with the large biomedical communities at Columbia and neighboring NY institutions. Postdoctoral fellows at Columbia have access to nice, subsidized housing within walking distance of campus. Applicants for the position must have a quantitative background or have extensive experience with genomic data analysis, as well a sincere interest in genetics and evolution. Programming skills are essential. Informal inquiries as well as applications (including a CV, copies of relevant publications and two letters of recommendation) should be emailed to Molly Przeworski at . Molly Przeworski Dept. of Human Genetics Dept. of Ecology and Evolution University of Chicago As of fall 2013 Dept. of Biology Columbia University molly.przew[at]gmail.com
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