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—Apple-Mail=_37BF78E1-4B4D-49F2-9DE3-41CAA7AA45D7 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Two years post-doctoral positions now are available at the Institut Pasteur of Paris, with possibility of extension. These post-docs will be funded by an ERC five-year project EVOMOBIL (PI, Patrick Forterre) that started in February 2014 (see summary of the project) The aim is to study coevolution of mobile elements (viruses/plasmids) and cells in the domain Archaea. The two positions are for the in silico part of the project. The hired post-doc will work together with a strong team including David Prangishvili, Mart Krupovic, Simonetta Gribaldo and Jacques Oberto. We are looking for post-docs broadly interested in virus evolution with expertises in phylogenomics and/or database creation and management, etc. The two postdoctoral students will be hired by the Institut Pasteur (IP) to work at the IP in Paris and/or at the Institut of Integrated Cellular Biology (I2BC) in Orsay. Interactions between cells, viruses and derived elements, such as plasmids, have played a major role in life evolution. However, up to now, evolutionary studies have mainly focused on cellular genomes (building species trees). My project is to reconstruct the history of interaction between cells, viruses and plasmid (VP) on grand scale to tackle questions such as: to which extent VP co-evolved with their hosts? To which extent cellular history was influenced by the introduction of PV genomes? What is the main directionality of genes flux between PV and cells? The project will focus on Archaea, one of the three domains of life, because it is the only domain for which a robust phylogeny is available (a prerequisite for the project). We will perform an exhaustive description of viral and plasmid families in all available archaeal genomes (Including new genomes sequenced for the project) using a combination of in silico methods. Phylogenetic and network analyses will be used to r econstruct the history of viral and plasmid replicons with the objective to quantify horizontal versus vertical evolution and to sort out the web and tree-like components of archaeal history. Preliminary analyses have revealed the importance of horizontal gene transfer (HGT) in archaeal evolution. However, the processes behind these HGT remain mysterious, especially for hyperthermophilic species. In parallel to our in silico analyses we will explore experimentally the possible role of membrane vesicles (MV) in HGT. We have shown that archaeal MVs can transfer DNA and that some of them harbour plasmid or viral genomes. We want now tackle questions such as: can these MVs transfer DNA between different species, different orders or even different domains? We will also study the mechanism of MV formation and fusion in comparison to those involved in viral infection to better understand the evolutionary and physiological connections between MV and PV. Production of MV is a univers al process and their role in life evolution could have been largely underestimated up to now. Applications should send at: forterre@pasteur.fr —Apple-Mail=_37BF78E1-4B4D-49F2-9DE3-41CAA7AA45D7 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii

Two years post-doctoral positions now are available at the Institut Pasteur of Paris, with possibility of extension.

These post-docs will be funded by an ERC five-year project EVOMOBIL (PI, Patrick Forterre) that started in February 2014 (see summary of the project)

The aim is to study coevolution of mobile elements (viruses/plasmids) and cells in the domain Archaea.  The two positions are for the in silico part of the project. The hired post-doc will work together with a strong team including David Prangishvili, Mart Krupovic, Simonetta Gribaldo and Jacques Oberto. 

We are looking for post-docs broadly interested in virus evolution with expertises in phylogenomics and/or database creation and management, etc.

The two postdoctoral students will be hired by the Institut Pasteur (IP) to work at the IP in Paris and/or at the Institut of Integrated Cellular Biology (I2BC) in Orsay.

Interactions between cells, viruses and derived elements, such as plasmids, have played a major role in life evolution. However, up to now, evolutionary studies have mainly focused on cellular genomes (building species trees). My project is to reconstruct the history of interaction between cells, viruses and plasmid (VP) on grand scale to tackle questions such as: to which extent VP co-evolved with their hosts? To which extent cellular history was influenced by the introduction of PV genomes? What is the main directionality of genes flux between PV and cells? The project will focus on Archaea, one of the three domains of life, because it is the only domain for which a robust phylogeny is available (a prerequisite for the project). We will perform an exhaustive description of viral and plasmid families in all available archaeal genomes (Including new genomes sequenced for the project) using a combination of in silico methods. Phylogenetic and network analyses will be used to reconstruct the history of viral and plasmid replicons with the objective to quantify horizontal versus vertical evolution and to sort out the web and tree-like components of archaeal history. Preliminary analyses have revealed the importance of horizontal gene transfer (HGT) in archaeal evolution. However, the processes behind these HGT remain mysterious, especially for hyperthermophilic species. In parallel to our in silico analyses we will explore experimentally the possible role of membrane vesicles (MV) in HGT. We have shown that archaeal MVs can transfer DNA and that some of them harbour plasmid or viral genomes. We want now tackle questions such as: can these MVs transfer DNA between different species, different orders or even different domains? We will also study the mechanism of MV formation and fusion in comparison to those involved in viral infection to better understand the evolutionary and physiological connections between MV and PV. Production of MV is a universal process and their role in life evolution could have been largely underestimated up to now.

Applications should send at: forterre@pasteur.fr

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suggested header - U.London.BatMolecularEcology ERC-funded PhD project in the United Kingdom open for competitive applications Eligibility: UK and EU nationals Deadline for formal applications: 14 September 2014 Start date: January 2015 (earlier start date is possible) Project: *The genetic basis of mate choice in bats* Supervisor: Stephen Rossiter (Queen Mary University of London) We are looking to recruit a PhD student for an ERC-funded project on mate choice in wild horseshoe bats. The student will study a UK population, in which parental combinations are known to be non-random and male paternity success is skewed. Mate decisions might be based on overall relatedness between partners, or on specific genetic profiles. For example, data from other taxa indicate MHC loci are important, although currently little is known about MHC diversity in bats. For this project the student will combine parentage and pedigree analyses based on neutral and functional genetic markers. This project will also involve collaboration with colleagues from the University of Bristol and Queen Mary University of London. Training will be provided in molecular methods (DNA isolation, PCR, sequencing, microsatellite genotyping, genome data assembly) and statistical analyses (pedigree construction, population genetics analyses). The student will also assist with some fieldwork. Potential applicants are encouraged to submit an informal application (CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the position) to Stephen Rossiter (s.j.rossiter@qmul.ac.uk) before the formal deadline. For further details, with instructions on how to make a formal application, see: http://bit.ly/1dJNM3E *Essential skills, qualities and knowledge:** - A First Class or Upper Second Class degree (or equivalent) in a relevant biological discipline (biology, zoology, genetics, bioinformatics), and preferably also a Master’s degree - Strong background in evolutionary biology - Experience of performing evolutionary analyses - Experience of handling large DNA sequence datasets - Strong work ethic and a positive attitude - Self-motivated, well-organized and willingness to respond to constructive criticism - Ability to work closely with others, and participate in the life and research activities of the School of Biological and Chemical Sciences at QMUL Stephen Rossiter via Gmail
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*Announcing “Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics” January, 12 – 22, 2015* The American Genetic Association together with the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez is presenting a 10-day intensive course in methods, interpretation, and applications of molecular genetic and genomic analyses for conservation of endangered species. For the full information about the course, please visit http://bit.ly/1y1MyeX Applicants should be conservation-minded scientists (advanced graduate students, post-docs, teachers, and researchers with advanced degrees) from academia, government, NGOs, or industry who are studying the genetics of endangered species and who will apply the knowledge gained from this course to the conservation of such species. The cost per participant will be $2,350 and will include your accommodation, all meals and travel from and to the airport. Partial or full scholarships may be awarded to registered students. Topics to be covered include: 1. Phylogenetics (ML and Bayesian); divergence time estimation. 2. Population genetics/genomics: coalescence, estimation of Ne, demographic changes, gene flow (migration), structure/admixture, and kinship analysis 3. Analysis of SNPs: association mapping, signatures of selection 4. Current conservation genetics literature and personal experience stories by the faculty Course Faculty • Stephen J. O’Brien, St. Petersburg State University, RUSSIA • Robert Wayne, University of California Los Angeles, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. • Scott Baker, Oregon State University, OREGON, U.S.A. • Oliver Ryder, San Diego Zoo’s Institute for Conservation Research, CA, U.S.A. • Joan Pontius, SRA International, VIRGINIA • Harris Lewin, University of California, Davis, USA. • Warren Johnson, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., U.S.A. • Eduardo Eizirik, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, BRAZIL • Klaus-Peter Koepfli, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Inst., Washington, D.C., U.S.A. • Rasmus Nielsen, University of California, Berkeley, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A. • Bridgett vonHoldt, Princeton University, NEW JERSEY, U.S.A. • Sher Hendrickson-Lambert, Shepherd University, WEST VIRGINIA, U.S.A. • Agostinho Antunes, University of Porto, PORTUGAL • Carlos Driscoll, National Institutes of Health, MARYLAND, U.S.A. • Scott Citino, White Oak Conservation Center, FLORIDA, U.S.A. • Jose Lopez, Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center, FLORIDA, U.S.A. • Alfred Roca, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, ILLINOIS, U.S.A. • Emma Teeling, University College Dublin, IRELAND • Cindy Harper, University of Pretoria at Onderstepoor, SOUTH AFRICA • Taras K. Oleksyk, University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, PUERTO RICO Location: Rincon, Puerto Rico is situated at the western-most coast of the island called Gates of the Sun (Porta del Sol), and famous for its sunsets. This little beach town is near of University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez – a major research and educational center in the Caribbean. The course itself will take place at the Rincon of the Seas Grand Caribbean Hotel located close to the center of the town, within walking distance to the plaza, and many beach restaurants.. Application forms: Please complete the application form and submit together with a CV at http://bit.ly/1y1MyeX. Payment must be made in full using the Regsitration link that will only be made available after successful applicants have been notified. Successful applicants will be notified via email and will be sent additional course information and they must ensure that they check the following list. Dates: 12 to 22 January 2015 Application Deadline 15 September 2014 Acceptance/scholarship decision notification 5 October 2014 Deposit for Registration dues 12 November 2014 Taras K Oleksyk via Gmail
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The Department of Environmental Systems Science at ETH Zurich (www.usys.ethz.ch) invites applications for the above-mentioned position. Candidates with outstanding scientific track records in any related field will be considered, but preference may be given to ecologists working on interactions between the environment and disease dynamics. The new professor should establish a world-class research group and integrate into research activities in related fields at ETH Zurich. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching of undergraduate (German or English) and graduate level courses (English) for students of the Departments of Environmental Systems Science and Biology. The professorship will be equipped with a generous personnel and operational budget, but the candidate will be expected to obtain further funds for research through competitive grants. This assistant professorship has been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. The initial appointment is for four years with the possibility of renewal for an additional two-year period and promotion to a permanent position. Please apply online at http://bit.ly/W4yC64www.usys.ethz.ch) invites applications for the above-mentioned position. Candidates with outstanding scientific track records in any related field will be considered, but preference may be given to ecologists working on interactions between the environment and disease dynamics. The new professor should establish a world-class research group and integrate into research activities in related fields at ETH Zurich. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the teaching of undergraduate (German or English) and graduate level courses (English) for students of the Departments of Environmental Systems Science and Biology. The professorship will be equipped with a generous personnel and operational budget, but the candidate will be expected to obtain further funds for research through competitive grants. This assistant professorship has been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. The initial appointment is for four years with the possibility of renewal for an additional two-year period and promotion to a permanent position. Please apply online at http://bit.ly/W4yC64 Your application should include your curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of your research and teaching interests. The letter of application should be addressed to thePresident of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Ralph Eichler. The closing date for applications is 15 October 2014. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. In order to increase the number of women in leading academic positions, we specifically encourage women to apply. ETH Zurich is further responsive to the needs of dual career couples and qualifies as a family friendly employer. Sebastian Bonhoeffer Theoretical Biology Institute of Integrative Biology (IBZ) ETH Zurich, Universitaetsstr. 16 ETH Zentrum, CHN K12.1 CH-8092 Zurich Switzerland ph(office) +41 44 6327106 ph(secr) +41 44 6336033 fax +41 44 6321271 www.tb.ethz.ch Bonhoeffer Sebastian via Gmail

September 1, 2014

23:54

—Apple-Mail=_6DF8541B-CB10-46F0-8698-15FBFFC7EA0D Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE: ###IV Central European Meeting of IUSSI 2015 in Lichtenfels### The next Central European Meeting of the International Union for the Study of Social Insects will be held on 26th to 29th March 2015 in Lichtenfels, Germany. We welcome presentations on any aspect of the evolution, ecology, and/or conservation of social insects. ***OUR WEBSITE*** http://bit.ly/1lQAxl6 ***INVITED SPEAKERS*** - Audrey Dussutour, University of Toulouse, France - Christoph Grter, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. ***IMPORTANT DATES*** Registration is open until 30th November 2014 The deadline for abstract submission of oral and poster presentations will be midnight (CET) of 31st December 2014. ***HIGH COST EFFECTIVENESS*** Registration fees include accommodation in a double room and catering Non-member 320 EUR Full member 290 EUR Student member 260 EUR Single rooms will be an extra 10 EUR per night! ***VENUE*** We will discuss, eat and sleep at “Schloss Schney”, once a castle now a conference centre run by the Frankenakademie (http://bit.ly/1uwoeAn). Lichtenfels (http://bit.ly/1nYNHCV) is a picturesque town in the upper valley of the river Main with a convenient connection to the highspeed ICE train system of the Deutsche Bahn. We are looking forward to seeing you in Lichtenfels! Organizing Committee Heike Feldhaar, University of Bayreuth Simon Tragust, University of Bayreuth Oliver Otti, University of Bayreuth If you have any questions concerning the meeting please do not hesitate to e-mail us: iussi2015@bayceer.uni-bayreuth.de via Gmail

August 31, 2014

23:33

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

August 30, 2014

23:27

Graduate position: Florida Intl Univ/Chromatin&Epigenetics Evolution Graduate Student (PhD) positions are available in Dr. Eirin-Lopez’s Chromatin Structure & Evolution Lab at the Department of Biological Sciences in Florida International University (biology.fiu.edu) starting in Fall 2015. We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and independent students broadly interested in studying the interface between evolution, epigenetics and adaptation. Students would ideally have a B.S. degree in Biology or related discipline (academic training in biology, statistics, genetics and evolution) and must be proficient in English (both spoken and written). Candidates with additional knowledge on computer science and/or bioinformatics are encouraged to apply. Our research addresses the study of chromatin and epigenetics from different perspectives, most notably evolution, development and adaptation. To this end we use marine invertebrates as model systems in the lab, as well as a wide range of eukaryote groups in molecular evolutionary analyses. Our current projects combine elements from molecular biology, biochemistry, next generation sequencing, bioinformatics and molecular evolution to address environmental problems in the oceans. Our work requires good organizational and computational skills and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. More information on our research is available at our website: chromevol.com Potential research topics include (but are not limited to): 1) Epigenetic basis of adaptive responses; 2) Chromatin structure & specialization in marine invertebrates, 3) Molecular evolution of genes and genomes; 4) Bioinformatics analyses of next generation sequencing “-omic” data. Related research topics are also encouraged to apply. Interested students will be required to apply to the Graduate Program in the Department of Biological Sciences at FIU (http://bit.ly/1udFUja). Acceptance in the lab will be subject to successful competition for Teaching Assistantships (TAs). Interested students are also strongly encouraged to apply for graduate research fellowships, such as the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship. Qualified candidates are encouraged to submit a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts (GPA scores), GRE scores, TOEFL scores (if applicable) and summary of research interests in a single PDF file to Dr. Eirin-Lopez (jeirinlo@fiu.edu). To receive full consideration, applications and required materials should be received as soon as possible, and not later than November 30th. Successful candidates will be based at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami, home of the Marine Science Program (marine.fiu.edu). With unique access to diverse coastal ecosystems in South Florida and the Caribbean, this Program strives for excellence in research, teaching, and public outreach. Such a privileged location offers unique access to state of the art molecular, bioinformatics and marine biology resources, including a well-developed American Advancement for Underwater Science (AAUS) certified dive program and several research vessels and boating facilities. Florida International University (fiu.edu) is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community-engaged university. Located in the heart of the dynamic south Florida urban region, our multiple campuses serve more than 50,000 students, placing FIU among the ten largest universities in the nation. Our annual research expenditures in excess of $100 million and our deep commitment to engagement have made FIU the go-to solutions academic institution for issues ranging from local to global. FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and is an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. Dr. Jose M. Eirin-Lopez Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences Florida International University, Biscayne Bay Campus 3000 NE 151 Street, suite MSB-360 North Miami, Florida 33181, USA 305 919-4000 (Office) 305 9Warning: base64 decoder saw premature EOF! 19-4226 (Lab, MSB-320) 305 919-4030 (Fax) jeirinlo@fiu.edu CHROMEVOL Research Group http://chromevol.com http://on.fb.me/1qVWd4K jeirinlo@fiu.edu via Gmail

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—_000_19D63ED38E704FA595D54E2B9CD811ECkuedu_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the research group of Dr. Andrew Short in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity Institute at the University of Kansas. We are particularly interested in applicants with research interests and demonstrated experience in niche modeling, systematics and macroevolution, and/or phylogeography. The selected candidate will conduct both independent and collaborative research along one or more of these research lines using aquatic beetles as a model system; the specific project(s) are open and will be formulated jointly with the successful candidate and their strengths and interests. Research opportunities may include travel for fieldwork and relevant scientific meetings. The selected candidate will also contribute to the training and development of graduate and undergraduate students in the Short lab group. For more information on the position, research group, and project lines: http://bit.ly/1qQyiDV site/theshortlab/ To apply, go to http://bit.ly/1u8XjK7. Application review begins September 8, 2014. KU is an EO/AAE. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex(including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran status. Dr. Andrew Short Assistant Professor & Curator Division of Entomology, Biodiversity Institute Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology University of Kansas 1501 Crestline Drive, Suite 140 Lawrence, KS 66045 USA Office: 785.864.2323 Email: aezshort@ku.edu Web: http://bit.ly/1u8Xk0n Twitter: @TheShortLab —_000_19D63ED38E704FA595D54E2B9CD811ECkuedu_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”us-ascii” Content-ID: Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable A postdoctoral researcher position is available in the research group of Dr. Andrew Short in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity Institute at the University of Kansas. We are particularly interested in applicants with research interests and demonstrated experience in niche modeling, systematics and macroevolution, and/or phylogeography. The selected candidate will conduct both independent and collaborative research along one or more of these research lines using aquatic beetles as a model system; the specific project(s) are open and will be formulated jointly with the successful candidate and their strengths and interests. Research opportunities may include travel for fieldwork and relevant scientific meetings. The selected candidate will also contribute to the training and development of graduate and undergraduate students in the Short lab group. For more information on the position, research group, and project lines: http://bit.ly/1u8Xhlb To apply, go to http://bit.ly/1u8XjK7. Application review begins September 8, 2014.  KU is an EO/AAE.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex(including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, genetic information or protected Veteran status. Dr. Andrew Short Assistant Professor & Curator Division of Entomology, Biodiversity Institute Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology University of Kansas 1501 Crestline Drive, Suite 140 Lawrence, KS 66045 USA Office: 785.864.2323 Email: aezshort@ku.edu Web: http://bit.ly/1u8Xk0n Twitter: @TheShortLab

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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Quantitative Evolutionary Biology (10-815) The Division of Biological Sciences (www.biology.ucsd.edu), Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, invites applications for a faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level in Quantitative Evolutionary Biology. We are searching broadly for an evolutionary biologist with strong quantitative skills working with any taxonomic group (animal, plant, microbial) or environment (terrestrial or aquatic). Research interests may include, but are not limited to: evolutionary theory and modeling; investigation of how genetic variation affects complex traits and their evolution; experimental evolution; and/or the use of genomic tools and comparative analysis to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of populations and species; with the goal of understanding how traits evolve under different kinds of selection, including those associated with global change. This position is part of a campus-wide initiative for growth in the areas of Systems and Quantitative Biology (qBio). All candidates must have earned a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence and creativity in research, scholarship, and a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, a statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions, and 3-5 publications. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://bit.ly/1vsvhwR and http://bit.ly/1e4ZERb. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level need to submit 3-5 references, and applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level need to provide contact information for 3-5 references. Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System. To apply at the Assistant Professor level: http://bit.ly/1qQyiDN To apply at the Associate or Full Professor level: http://bit.ly/1qQyiDP Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Completed applications received by October 17, 2014 will be assured of consideration. The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. This is where discovery comes to life. Please apply to the following open position: DIVISION OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Quantitative Evolutionary Biology (10-815) Further details about the required application material can be found at: http://bit.ly/1AZNdze UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (http://bit.ly/1vsvfVNwww.biology.ucsd.edu), Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, invites applications for a faculty position at the tenure-track Assistant, Associate, or full Professor level in Quantitative Evolutionary Biology. We are searching broadly for an evolutionary biologist with strong quantitative skills working with any taxonomic group (animal, plant, microbial) or environment (terrestrial or aquatic). Research interests may include, but are not limited to: evolutionary theory and modeling; investigation of how genetic variation affects complex traits and their evolution; experimental evolution; and/or the use of genomic tools and comparative analysis to reconstruct the evolutionary histories of populations and species; with the goal of understanding how traits evolve under different kinds of selection, including those associated with global change. This position is part of a campus-wide initiative for growth in the areas of Systems and Quantitative Biology (qBio). All candidates must have earned a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, and be committed to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A successful candidate will have demonstrated excellence and creativity in research, scholarship, and a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals. Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, a statement describing their past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions, and 3-5 publications. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://bit.ly/1vsvhwR and http://bit.ly/1e4ZERb. Applicants at the Assistant Professor level need to submit 3-5 references, and applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level need to provide contact information for 3-5 references. Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System. To apply at the Assistant Professor level: http://bit.ly/1qQyiDN To apply at the Associate or Full Professor level: http://bit.ly/1qQyiDP Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Completed applications received by October 17, 2014 will be assured of consideration. The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. This is where discovery comes to life. Please apply to the following open position: DIVISION OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor: Quantitative Evolutionary Biology (10-815) Further details about the required application material can be found at: http://bit.ly/1AZNdze UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (http://bit.ly/1vsvfVN). “Ta, Laura” via Gmail
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Two post-doc positions on the revision of population genetics of clonal organisms, models and empirical assessments 16 to 18 months, Starting on November 2014 in France research institutes. I./ Postdoc: Montpellier.PartiallyClonal.PopGenetics ANR Clonix: Revising the population genetics of partially clonal organisms A post-doc position of 18 months, to start ideally on November 1st or shortly thereafter, is available at Ifremer- Ste/Montpellier (Southern France). The candidate will work in the framework of a National research project (ANR Clonix: http://bit.ly/1fNF4U0) aiming at providing new tools to understand the ecology and evolution of partially clonal organisms. In the context of a revision of “neutral” expectations in terms of genetic characteristic of populations presenting asexual reproduction, the candidate will work in parallel on a set of synthetic populations derived from simulations and on empirical data on a diversity of organisms with various types of clonality (corals, seagrasses, algae, aphids, human pathogens…). The objectives will be to i) test for the influence of sampling strategy on the reliability of clonality estimates by testing for the accuracy of two families of estimators, those derived from Multi Locus Genotypes characterization and those based on multi-genetic parameters, and ii) infer the impact of clonality on migration and genetic structure among demes in a metapopulation system. She/He will also contribute in building an update for an existing software (GenClone) including, based on results obtained, the necessary improvement in terms of estimators and indices used to characterize the occurrence and extent of clonality, and its influence on the dynamics of natural populations. The work will be performed in Ste in close interaction with Solenn Stoeckel (INRA, Rennes) and with other partners of the project including Fabien Halkett & Stphane de Mita (INRA, Nancy) and Thierry de Meeus (IRD) and Myriam Valero (CNRS, Roscoff). Requirements: (1) PhD with a strong background in population genetics, (2) programming skills (preferably C/C++, an experience with Delphi will be appreciated). (3) Good experience of team work (4) writing skills. Interested candidates should apply by September 8th by following the guidelines provided at the following link: http://bit.ly/URMeRe (Please note that electronic submissions are welcome and handwriting letter not requested) Contact: Sophie Arnaud-Haond Sophie.Arnaud@ifremer.fr Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la MER Unit Halieutique Mditerrane (HM) du Dpartement Ressources Biologiques et Environnement (RBE)- UMR 212 - Ecosystme Marin Exploit (EME) Bd Jean Monnet, BP 171, 34203 Ste Cedex - France Tel: (+33)(0)4 99 57 32 61 Fax: (+33)(0)4 99 57 32 95 Tel Standard/Switchboard: (+33)(0)4 99 57 32 00 Adresse secondaire: Station Mditerranenne de l’Environnement Littoral (SMEL) 2 rue des Chantiers 34200 Ste Tel: (+33)(0)4 67 46 33 93 http://bit.ly/1senEHt http://bit.ly/URMeRf Sophie Arnaud Sophie Arnaud-Haond Sophie.Arnaud@ifremer.fr researcher at UMR212 EME (Exploited Marine Ecosystems), Ifremer, F-34203 Sète, France; phone:+33 (0)4 99 57 32 61 II./ Postdoc: Rennes.PartiallyClonal.PopGenetics ANR Clonix: Revising the population genetics of partially clonal organisms A post-doc position of 16 months, to start ideally on November 1st or shortly thereafter, is available at INRA Rennes (Western France). The candidate will work in the framework of a National research project (ANR Clonix: http://bit.ly/1fNF4U0 and http://bit.ly/VSvnyC) aiming at providing new tools to understand the ecology and evolution of partially clonal organisms. In the context of a revision of “neutral” expectations in terms of genetic characteristic of populations presenting asexual reproduction, the candidate will work in parallel on a set of synthetic dataset derived from simulations and mathematical developments, and from varying organisms exploring different mode of asexuality. The objectives of the postdoc will be 1) to revisit the “neutral” expectations and identify the characteristic distributions of Multi Locus Genotypes under cyclical parthenogenesis, 2) use an already-developed (by the team) mathematical method to infer the clonality from temporal empirical and simulated dataset. Analyses and publications of both mathematical methods and their applications will be the main goals of this postdoc. She/He will contribute in validating new mathematical and statistical methods to infer evolutionary forces from partially asexual populations that will later be aggregated within an update of GenClone software. This postdoc will be performed in close interaction with Sophie Arnaud-Haond and one synergetic postdoc (Ifremer, Sète), Fabien Halkett & Stéphane de Mita (INRA, Nancy) Thierry de Meeus (IRD) and Myriam Valero (CNRS, Roscoff). Requirements: (1) PhD with a strong background in population genetics, (2) Good experience of team work, (3) writing skills and (4) programming skills (preferably C/C++ or python). PhD student who will defend their doctoral thesis before the end of 2014 are also encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should apply by September 21th by sending an email with: 1. A small text including the detail of your skills and competences in line with this postdoctoral position. 2. A detailed curriculum vitae. 3. A short summary of their previous work, mentioning the date of submission of the thesis. 4. A list of publications and communications / symposia. 5. Two letters of recommendation. Contact: Solenn Stoeckel solenn.stoeckel@rennes.inra.fr researcher at the Institute for Genetics, Environment and Plant Protection, INRA, AgroCampus Rennes, University Rennes1, F-35653 Le Rheu, France; phone: +33 (0)2 23 48 70 83 dr solenn stoeckel via Gmail
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Rennes.PartiallyAsexual.PopGenetics Revising the population genetics of partially asexual organisms A post-doc position of 16 months, to start ideally on November 1st or shortly thereafter, is available at INRA Rennes (Western France). The candidate will work in the framework of a National research project (ANR Clonix: http://bit.ly/1fNF4U0 and http://bit.ly/VSvnyC) aiming at providing new tools to understand the ecology and evolution of partially clonal organisms. In the context of a revision of “neutral” expectations in terms of genetic characteristic of populations presenting asexual reproduction, the candidate will work in parallel on a set of synthetic dataset derived from simulations and mathematical developments, and from varying organisms exploring different mode of asexuality. The objectives of the postdoc will be 1) to revisit the “neutral” expectations and identify the characteristic distributions of Multi Locus Genotypes under cyclical parthenogenesis, 2) use already-developed (by the team) mathematical method to infer the clonality from temporal empirical and simulated dataset. Analyses and publications of both mathematical methods and their applications will be the main goals of this postdoc. She/He will contribute in validating new mathematical and statistical methods to infer evolutionary forces from partially asexual populations that will be later aggregated within an update of GenClone software. This postdoc will be performed in close interaction with Sophie Arnaud-Haond and one synergetic postdoc (Ifremer, Ste), Fabien Halkett & Stphane de Mita (INRA, Nancy) Thierry de Meeus (IRD) and Myriam Valero (CNRS, Roscoff). Requirements: (1) PhD with a strong background in population genetics, (2) Good experience of team work, (3) writing skills and (4) programming skills (preferably C/C++ or python). Phd student that should defend their doctoral thesis before the end of 2014 are also encouraged to apply. Interested candidates should apply by September 21th by sending an email with: 1. A small text including the detail of your skills and competences in line with this postdoctoral position. 2. A detailed curriculum vitae. 3. A short summary of work previously done, mentioning the date of submission of the thesis. 4. A list of publications and communications / symposia. 5. Two letters of recommendation. Contacts: - Solenn Stoeckel solenn.stoeckel@rennes.inra.fr researcher at the Institute for Genetics, Environment and Plant Protection, INRA, AgroCampus Rennes, University Rennes1, F-35653 Le Rheu, France; phone: +33 (0)2 23 48 70 83 - Sophie Arnaud-Haond Sophie.Arnaud@ifremer.fr researcher at UMR212 EME (Exploited Marine Ecosystems), Ifremer, F-34203 Ste, France; phone:+33 (0)4 99 57 32 61 Solenn Stoeckel via Gmail
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN BIOINFORMATICS AND GENOME EVOLUTION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, RENO The newly established Alvarez-Ponce lab at the University of Nevada, Reno, is accepting applications for a postdoctoral position to work on molecular evolution. Research interests of the lab include the evolution of molecular pathways and networks (e.g., protein-protein interaction networks, metabolic pathways/networks, signal transduction pathways/networks, etc.), natural selection, and the adaptation of proteins to different temperatures. Funds are available for 2-4 years. The initial appointment will be for one year, extensible upon satisfactory performance. The successful candidate will have: - A PhD in Biology, Computer Science or a related field. - A strong interest in Molecular Evolution. - Experience with bioinformatics analyses, including programming in any scripting language (e.g. PERL or Python). - Evidence of excellence in research and high productivity. - Good communication and interpersonal skills. Experience in as many as possible of the following areas would be a plus: - Network analyses. - Molecular evolution analyses, and in particular natural selection analyses. - Computer simulations. - Protein structure analysis, and homology modeling. - Next Generation Sequencing. Candidates should submit their applications on http://bit.ly/1zVY6zC, including: - An application letter, addressing the applicants motivation for the position, and how their experience and skills fulfill the requirements listed above. - A full CV. - Contact information for 3 potential referees. More information on the lab can be found at http://bit.ly/1mBYsH3 The University of Nevada, Reno is a Tier I institution offering a highly productive research environment, including outstanding core facilities in proteomics, genomics, and bioinformatics. The Biology Department has a growing evolutionary genomics research community. Reno is located in the Sierra Nevada mountains near Lake Tahoe, and has been recently rated as one of the best small cities in the US for outdoor recreation and overall quality of life. Please circulate this post among suitable candidates. David Alvarez-Ponce, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Biology University of Nevada, Reno http://bit.ly/1mBYsH3 david.alvarez.ponce@gmail.com via Gmail

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Dear Colleague, This email is to remind you that the upcoming deadline for research exchange grants from the Evo-Devo-Eco Network (EDEN) is October 31, 2014. EDEN is a program funded by the National Science Foundation Research Coordination (http://edenrcn.com/). One of EDENs major goals is to enable graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty to undertake research exchanges in the field of Evo-Devo-Eco, in order to develop or share techniques, protocols and tools for use with emerging model systems. Please note that the eligibility for EDEN funding is as follows: Researchers based anywhere in the world can apply for funding to visit labs in the US. Researchers based in the US are eligible for funding to visit labs anywhere in the world. Each exchange will consist of an award of up to $3,000 per researcher toward travel, lodging and subsistence costs. You can find out more about this program at http://bit.ly/15D4m0a. If you know of outstanding lab personnel who would be interested, please forward this announcement to them. You can read more about EDEN’s activities and opportunities at http://bit.ly/1aqhQ7f, where you will be able to obtain protocols for evo-devo-eco work developed with EDEN funding. Please feel free to email edenrcn@fas.harvard.edu with questions about the program, and forward this email to colleagues who you think would be interested in EDEN. Best wishes, Cassandra Extavour EDEN Grants via Gmail

August 29, 2014

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Department: Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) and the Department of Entomology Position: The Martha N. and John C. Moser Chair in Arthropod Biosystematics and Biological Diversity Rank: Assistant or Associate professor Description and Qualifications: The Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology (EEOB) and the Department of Entomology of The Ohio State University seek applicants for The Martha N. and John C. Moser Chair in Arthropod Biosystematics and Biological Diversity. We seek a colleague taking a lineage-focused approach to questions in evolution and ecology of terrestrial or freshwater arthropods. We are especially interested in those scientists using novel approaches and those who enhance existing strengths of the departments and the Museum of Biological Diversity in phylogenetic systematics, species discovery and description, biodiversity informatics, population genetics, or evolution of character systems or interspecific interactions. The Moser Chair will be jointly appointed in EEOB and Entomology and will contribute to the research, mentoring, and teaching missions of both departments. S/he will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded research program that includes opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. Teaching duties will include graduate-level classes in insect systematics, undergraduate core courses in EEOB or the Center for Life Sciences Education, and specialty classes in his/her research focus. This endowed, tenure-track position is open to applicants at the level of either Assistant or Associate Professor. Applicants are expected to hold a PhD and to have postdoctoral experience. The successful applicant will have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and a commitment to the highest quality of graduate and undergraduate teaching. We offer competitive resources for initial laboratory development and a collaborative, integrative research environment. Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research goals and teaching/mentoring philosophy, and contact information for three references. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Marymegan Daly (daly.66@osu.edu 614-247-8412), Chair of the search committee or to the other members of the search committee: Dr. Bryan Carstens (Carstens.12@osu.edu), Dr. Norman Johnson (Johnson.2@osu.edu); Dr. Hans Klompen (Klompen.1@osu.edu), or Dr. Joseph Raczkowski (Raczkowski.5@osu.edu). Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2014. We encourage submission before that date, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through Academic Jobs Online at: http://bit.ly/1qQ0k2v. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status. Ohio State is an NSF Advance Institution. via Gmail

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Registration for the 48th Population Genetics Group meeting is now open PGG or PopGroup is a yearly international meeting held in the UK, covering all aspects of evolutionary genetics, and famous for its informal feel combined with high-quality content! Everything you need to know is at http://bit.ly/1tRl1ex via Gmail

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Dear Colleagues, The Georgetown University Department of Biology invites applications for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level commencing in August of 2015. We seek a community ecologist focusing on topics such as: community genetics, mechanisms of community structure, the interplay of community and ecosystem dynamics, eco-evolutionary dynamics, and food web dynamics, using field/lab/computational approaches and working at any scale from microbes through ecosystems. We encourage applications from individuals whose scholarship will involve interactions with colleagues in social science, public policy, environmental health, law, or a combination of these areas; such interactions will be supported by the Georgetown Environment Initiative (http://bit.ly/1n1C7l5), a university-wide initiative to support environment-focused scholarship and teaching as well as multidisciplinary collaboration. In addition to establishing a vigorous, externally funded research program, the successful candidate will be expected to effectively teach and serve as a research mentor to the ecology, evolution, and behavior graduate and undergraduate students, including undergraduate Environmental Biology majors. Postdoctoral experience is expected. The Department of Biology (http://bit.ly/1qJ9Lkb) is in the new, state-of-the-art Regents Hall in the Georgetown College of Arts & Sciences. Located in Washington, D.C., Georgetown University is committed to world-class research and teaching and benefits from close proximity to federal agencies including the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation, and Smithsonian Institution, as well as several nearby research universities. To apply, candidates should submit a single PDF that includes 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a description of previous research training and accomplishments, 3) a plan for future research, 4) a statement of teaching and mentoring philosophy, and 5) a list of three or more references with contact information (no more than 2 pages per section, with the exception of the CV). Application materials should be submitted electronically to biology@georgetown.edu with $B!H(BECOLOGY Application$B!I(B as the subject. Review of application materials will begin on October 15, 2014; please submit applications before this date for priority consideration. Funding for this position is dependent upon final approval by the University Provost. Georgetown is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Matthew B. Hamilton, PhD Chair, Georgetown Environment Initiative Steering Committee Associate Professor Georgetown University Department of Biology, Regents Hall 506 37th and O Streets NW Washington, DC 20057 202-687-5924 office 202-687-5662 fax 202-784-7105, 202-784-7181 lab http://bit.ly/1n1C7Bl Matthew Hamilton via Gmail
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Evolutionary biologists interested in a UMBC Postdoc for Faculty Diversity should look over the research interests of faculty in Biological Sciences, including Tamra Mendelson, Jeff Leips, Kevin Omland, Ivan Erill, Bernard Lohr and Tom Cronin. http://bit.ly/1AZPaf5 Potential applicants can contact prospective research mentors and/or Dr. Autumn Reed in the Office of the Provost. UMBC’s Postdoctoral Fellowship for Faculty Diversity is a two-year in-residence fellowship that supports promising scholars committed to diversity in the academy and prepares them for possible tenure-track appointments at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). During the two-year appointment, UMBC provides teaching and research mentors and professional development opportunities across campus. Fellows also receive a stipend, health benefits, and additional funding for conference travel and the preparation of scholarly work, as well as office space with a computer, library, and other privileges at the university. http://bit.ly/1ljZKty via Gmail

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Assistant Teaching Professor: Ecology, Behavior & Evolution (10-813) The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego (www.biology.ucsd.edu), Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, invites applications for a new Assistant Teaching Professor position. Faculty in the Teaching Professor series are Academic Senate members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education, as well as the scholarly analysis and improvement of teaching methods. This appointment can lead to tenure and is comparable to an assistant professorship. The incumbent’s primary teaching responsibility will be undergraduate lecture courses in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution at introductory and advanced levels, and lab courses in these fields, as needed (see Biology course catalogue http://bit.ly/1AZNdzc). We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals. The incumbent will also advance science education by such activities as developing a research program in science teaching, initiating new teaching methods or new courses, or by participating in writing textbook or on-line teaching materials. As a member of the Division of Biological Sciences educational leadership team, the incumbent will provide academic guidance, leadership and innovation for the Division’s undergraduate programs. In this context, the incumbent is expected to initiate and/or participate in the development of grant applications for improving undergraduate education. All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology (or related field). A successful candidate will have demonstrated a dedication to teaching and educational leadership, and a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. The successful candidate is expected to have: * Ability to successfully address the educational and academic needs of a diverse student population, including identifying and or developing effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups who are underrepresented in higher education; * Substantial breadth of biological knowledge and biology training, as evidenced by a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology (or related field) and scholarly activity such as postdoctoral experience, publications, and experience in successful grant writing, to demonstrate preparation to teach college courses focused on Ecology, Behavior and Evolution; * Significant university-level teaching experience, demonstrated success in teaching at the undergraduate level, and experience in teaching large introductory biology courses is preferred; * Knowledge of and experience in applying instructional strategies that are rooted in results from modern research on the science of learning; * Ability to link insights from the study of learning to the practice of teaching and to engage in and contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning; * Excellent communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize effective collaboration with a diverse community of campus and external colleagues; * Ability or potential to provide educational leadership by supporting the transformation of introductory biology courses to emphasize core concepts, problem solving, and the development of critical thinking skills. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Completed applications received by October 17, 2014 will be assured of consideration. Interested applicants must submit: * Curriculum vitae and cover letter * Statement of current and proposed teaching (not to exceed 4 pages) * Statement of current and proposed science education research (not to exceed 4 pages) * Electronic copies (in PDF format) of 3 recent publications * Statement describing past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://bit.ly/1vsvhwR and http://bit.ly/1e4ZERb * 3-5 references Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System at http://bit.ly/1vsvhwU The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. This is where discovery comes to life. Please apply to the following open position: DIVISION OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Assistant Teaching Professor: Ecology, Behavior and Evolution (10-813) Further details about the required application material can be found at: http://bit.ly/1AZNdze UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (http://bit.ly/1vsvfVNwww.biology.ucsd.edu), Section of Ecology, Behavior and Evolution, invites applications for a new Assistant Teaching Professor position. Faculty in the Teaching Professor series are Academic Senate members whose expertise and responsibilities center on undergraduate education, as well as the scholarly analysis and improvement of teaching methods. This appointment can lead to tenure and is comparable to an assistant professorship. The incumbent’s primary teaching responsibility will be undergraduate lecture courses in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution at introductory and advanced levels, and lab courses in these fields, as needed (see Biology course catalogue http://bit.ly/1AZNdzc). We are especially interested in candidates who have created or contributed to programs that aim to increase access and success of underrepresented students and/or faculty in the sciences, and/or have detailed plans to accomplish such goals. The incumbent will also advance science education by such activities as developing a research program in science teaching, initiating new teaching methods or new courses, or by participating in writing textbook or on-line teaching materials. As a member of the Division of Biological Sciences educational leadership team, the incumbent will provide academic guidance, leadership and innovation for the Division’s undergraduate programs. In this context, the incumbent is expected to initiate and/or participate in the development of grant applications for improving undergraduate education. All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology (or related field). A successful candidate will have demonstrated a dedication to teaching and educational leadership, and a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. The successful candidate is expected to have: * Ability to successfully address the educational and academic needs of a diverse student population, including identifying and or developing effective teaching strategies for the educational advancement of students from groups who are underrepresented in higher education; * Substantial breadth of biological knowledge and biology training, as evidenced by a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Biology (or related field) and scholarly activity such as postdoctoral experience, publications, and experience in successful grant writing, to demonstrate preparation to teach college courses focused on Ecology, Behavior and Evolution; * Significant university-level teaching experience, demonstrated success in teaching at the undergraduate level, and experience in teaching large introductory biology courses is preferred; * Knowledge of and experience in applying instructional strategies that are rooted in results from modern research on the science of learning; * Ability to link insights from the study of learning to the practice of teaching and to engage in and contribute to the scholarship of teaching and learning; * Excellent communication skills and cross-cultural abilities to maximize effective collaboration with a diverse community of campus and external colleagues; * Ability or potential to provide educational leadership by supporting the transformation of introductory biology courses to emphasize core concepts, problem solving, and the development of critical thinking skills. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Completed applications received by October 17, 2014 will be assured of consideration. Interested applicants must submit: * Curriculum vitae and cover letter * Statement of current and proposed teaching (not to exceed 4 pages) * Statement of current and proposed science education research (not to exceed 4 pages) * Electronic copies (in PDF format) of 3 recent publications * Statement describing past experience and leadership in fostering equity and diversity and/or their potential to make future contributions. For information on preparing diversity statements and divisional initiatives to promote diversity, see: http://bit.ly/1vsvhwR and http://bit.ly/1e4ZERb * 3-5 references Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT System at http://bit.ly/1vsvhwU The Division of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. This is where discovery comes to life. Please apply to the following open position: DIVISION OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Assistant Teaching Professor: Ecology, Behavior and Evolution (10-813) Further details about the required application material can be found at: http://bit.ly/1AZNdze UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity (http://bit.ly/1vsvfVN). “Ta, Laura” via Gmail
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August 28, 2014 Dear Colleagues, The United States branch of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI U.S.) is seeking a part-time Executive Director. The primary responsibilities of this position will be to increase financial support for BGCI’s U.S. and international plant conservation programs and to participate in implementation of the BGCI U.S. strategic plan. The position announcement be found at: http://bit.ly/1pOVNxe This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who shares BGCI’s vision of protecting plant diversity and inspiring others to join in the effort. Please share this job description with potential candidates as well as colleagues who can help spread the word. Experienced professionals from outside the world of plant conservation - who can demonstrate relevant skills and success - will be considered. Thank you. Dr. Jim Affolter, President Board of Directors, BGCI U.S. affolter@uga.edu This e-mail is for the addressee only. If received in error, please delete and notify us immediately. Any unauthorised access, disclosure, copying, distribution or reliance on it, is prohibited. BGCI is a registered charity and company, limited by guarantee, in England and Wales, and in the U.S. as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Registered UK address: Descanso House, 199 Kew Road, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3BW, UK, Charity number: 1098834, Company Number: 04673175 www.bgci.org Abby Hird Program Director Botanic Gardens Conservation International U.S. www.bgci.org/usa at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden 1500 N. College Ave, Claremont, CA 91711 Tel: (909) 625-8767 ext. 272 Abby Hird via Gmail

August 28, 2014

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Vince Richards lab in the Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University is accepting applications from graduate students to start in the Spring, Summer, and Fall of 2015. The lab’s primary research objective is to utilize comparative genomics, transcriptomics, population genomics, and phylogenomics to better understand how bacterial pathogens evolve, adapt, and respond to different environments and hosts. Two Ph.D positions are available for a USDA project investigating genetic population structure and transmission dynamics of the zoonotic pathogen Streptococcus agalactiae. This bacteria is an important pathogen that infects multiple species including humans, livestock, and aquaculture. Towards a better understanding of the evolution and transmission dynamics of S. agalactiae both within and across host species, this project leverages comparative genomic approaches to a global collection of hundreds of S. agalactiae strains isolated from a diverse range of host species. Clemson University is ranked 21st among national public universities by U.S. News & World Report and is located on Lake Hartwell near the Blue Ridge mountains in beautiful Upstate South Carolina. Graduate students accepted into the Biological Sciences or Microbiology graduate programs are either awarded support through the Department of Biological Sciences as Graduate Teaching/Laboratory Assistants (GTAs) or from individual Faculty Advisors’ sponsored grand funds as Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs). Graduate Student Assistants (GTA or GRA) receive tuition remission either through the Department or from Sponsored Grant Funds. Graduate students are, however, responsible for paying graduate student fees each semester. Annual salary starts at $19,000. Students involved in the USDA project will be hired as Graduate Research Assistants for at least one year with an accompanying salary supplement. Applicants should contact Vince Richards directly at vpricha@clemson.edu. Deadline for Spring admission is September 30th, 2014. Please provide a full CV and cover letter that describes your background, motivation, interests, and your reasons for considering the Richards lab for graduate training. International applicants are encouraged to apply and will be given full consideration (September 15th deadline for Spring). Although not required, a background or interest in LINUX or some form of bioinformatics would be advantageous. Vincent P Richards, Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Microbial Genomics Department of Biological Sciences Clemson University Clemson, SC 29634 Email: vpricha@clemson.edu Lab website: http://bit.ly/1lgQmH6 Vincent Paul Richards via Gmail