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—_000_CF8E5C577FC99schenowethuqeduau_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Genomics of Sex Differences Applications for PhD positions in evolutionary genetics are invited in the lab of Steve Chenoweth at the University of Queensland. Our group uses genomic and quantitative genetic approaches to understand the evolution of sex differences and is currently focused on the evolution of gene expression. We use both model and non-model Drosophila species and have recently developed significant genomic resources for Drosophila serrata including de novo genome and transcriptome assemblies, a panel of 100 re-sequenced lines and multiple sets of evolving populations. Projects will leverage these resources to develop innovative approaches to identify the genomic targets of sex-specific natural and sexual selection. Prior training in the following areas is highly desirable but not essential: quantitative or population genetics, bioinformatics, genomics or evolutionary biology. Qualifications Applicants require either a Bachelor’s degree with Honours, `Master of Science, MPhil or equivalent degrees. International applicants usually will have published some work in peer-reviewed journals.Australian and New Zealand applicants must have received first class Honours degrees. Scholarship schemes at the University of Queensland are highly competitive. The UQ Graduate School website provides further information on the entry requirements for admission to the PhD program (http://bit.ly/18QAArT) and scholarship details. Individuals successful in gaining a tuition-fee waiver scholarship usually also obtain a living stipend. **Application process** Interested candidates should send a cover letter describing their motivation and research interests along with a CV to s.chenoweth@uq.edu.au no later than Tuesday May 13th 2013. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide further information and documentation and will be interviewed over Skype. Following, the final applicants will be invited to apply for a PhD at UQ. For further information on the UQ application process please contact the Postgraduate Administration Officer Gail Walter gj.walter@uq.edu.au **UQ and the School of Biological Sciences** The School of Biological Sciences is a large and research-intensive unit at the University of Queensland, one of Australia’smost prestigious Universities. The School has broad expertise across the disciplines of ecology and evolution, molecular and quantitative genetics, developmental biology, behaviour, plant and animal physiology, and conservation biology. Our research programs span all scales of biological organisation, from molecules and cells, to organisms, populations, species and communities, and take advantage of study animal and plant systems in a large variety of habitats (see http://bit.ly/1dbBtRC for detailed information on our research programs). Steve Chenoweth Associate Professor School of Biological Sciences University of Queensland St. Lucia, QLD 4072 Australia www.chenowethlab.org —_000_CF8E5C577FC99schenowethuqeduau_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”us-ascii” Content-ID: Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
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—_000_139931357737449195ksuedu_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Save the dates and plan to attend the 12th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium on October 31-November 2, 2014, in Kansas City. We will convene in the Kansas City Marriott Country Club at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31st and conclude on Sunday November 2 at noon. Registration will be opening soon! This year marks the 12th Ecological Genomics Symposium and we have put together an outstanding lineup of speakers who will cover their latest research results. To learn about the Kansas State University Ecological Genomics Institute, please visit at http://bit.ly/GABXSo FEATURED SPEAKERS: Zach Cheviron, University of Illinois Casandra Extravour, Harvard University Jack Gilbert, University of Chicago Felicity Jones, Max Planck Institute, T?bingen, Germany Catherine Linnen, University of Kentucky Michael Lynch, Indiana University Sean Place, University of South Carolina Jesse Poland, Kansas State University John Stinchcomb, University of Toronto Alex Wilson, University of Miami POSTER SESSIONS: Poster sessions will be held on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon. Poster topics should be related to the field of Ecological Genomics. A LIMITED NUMBER OF SUBMITTED POSTER ABSTRACTS WILL BE SELECTED FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS. Please share this announcement with colleagues and students who are interested in learning more about the field of Ecological Genomics. If you have questions, please contact Michael Herman or Loretta Johnson. Funding for this symposium is provided by Kansas State University. Ecological Genomics Institute Directors: Dr. Loretta Johnson, johnson@ksu.edu Dr. Michael Herman, mherman@ksu.edu Kansas State University, Division of Biology 116 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS 66506-4901 ? —_000_139931357737449195ksuedu_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Save the dates and plan to attend the 12th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium on October 31-November 2, 2014, in Kansas City. We will convene in the Kansas City Marriott Country Club at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31st and conclude on Sunday November 2 at noon.  Registration will be opening soon!   This year marks the 12th Ecological Genomics Symposium and we have put together an outstanding lineup of speakers who will cover their latest research results.   To learn about the Kansas State University Ecological Genomics Institute, please visit at http://bit.ly/GABXSo   FEATURED SPEAKERS: Zach Cheviron, University of Illinois Casandra Extravour, Harvard University Jack Gilbert, University of Chicago Felicity Jones, Max Planck Institute, Tübingen, Germany Catherine Linnen, University of Kentucky Michael Lynch, Indiana University Sean Place, University of South Carolina Jesse Poland, Kansas State University John Stinchcomb, University of Toronto Alex Wilson, University of Miami   POSTER SESSIONS:  Poster sessions will be held on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.  Poster topics should be related to the field of Ecological Genomics.  A LIMITED NUMBER OF SUBMITTED POSTER ABSTRACTS WILL BE SELECTED FOR ORAL PRESENTATIONS. Please share this announcement with colleagues and students who are interested in learning more about the field of Ecological Genomics.  If you have questions, please contact Michael Herman or Loretta Johnson.   Funding for this symposium is provided by Kansas State University. Ecological Genomics Institute Directors:  Dr. Loretta Johnson, johnson@ksu.edu  Dr. Michael Herman, mherman@ksu.edu Kansas State University, Division of Biology 116 Ackert Hall, Manhattan, KS  66506-4901 ​

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*We are looking for researchers of all kinds to present research on:* -insect dispersal -dispersal and metacommunity dynamics -dispersal and microcosms -or other big questions about dispersal *We will be showcasing research on these topics at our symposium entitled:* *A hitchhikers guide to the microcosmos: The challenges of dispersal* *Conference: Entomological Society of America 2014 * *Location: Portland, Oregon* *Date (tentative): 19 of November 2014* The symposium will consist of a combination of oral and poster presentations. All presentations will be given priority based on order of submission. The Ent. Soc. of America may be able to provide a limited amount of funding to one or a few symposium participants. Speakers at the symposium will be Dr. Ola Finke and Dr. Karl Cottenie among others. *A further description of the symposium is here:* The main topic of discussion will be insect dispersal. We intend to emphasize dispersal in the context of microcosm ecosystems (e.g. bromeliad, tree hole, ephemeral pond) and their metacommunity. Since this is quite a specific topic, we will be including broader talks about insect dispersal that can be linked back to a discussion of microcosm ecosystems. We believe that dispersal is often discussed amorphously despite being hugely important for determining biological patterns. The goal of this symposium is to identify how the use of microcosms as model systems can bring clarity and precision to our understanding of dispersal. Please fill out the questionnaire below and send to dominice@pegasus.rutgers.edu to apply: Name: Institutional affiliation: Preferred email address: I would like to submit a: Research talk Research poster Title of proposed presentation: Abstract (should outline main research question, brief methodology and full or partial results of the research; 400 word maximum): Would you require funding to attend the symposium? (Note: Ent. Soc. may provide funding for one speaker) Taxonomic information on the insect most relevant to your presentation: Merlijn Jocque, Dominic Evangelista & Jessica Ware Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Newark Dominic Evangelista via Gmail

May 5, 2014

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CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT Livestock Genomic Resources in a Changing World Cardiff University, 17th - 19th of June, 2014 The ESF Genomic Resources Program is holding its final meeting at Cardiff University, UK. The meeting will focus on Livestock conservation practice in a changing world, aiming at understanding rapid changes in conservation practices in light of policy developments, climate change and diversifying market demands. The conference will focus on four themes arranged in symposia aiming to: 1) redefine the role of genome data in livestock conservation and prioritisation 2) identify improved and more integrative analysis methods for livestock genomic, environmental and socio-economic data 3) assess genomic resources for minority livestock species and breeds -where are we and what do we need? 4) horizon-scan for the twenty most important problems we need to overcome for effective livestock resource conservation during the next decade. The meeting will feature internationally renowned speakers in each Symposium but we especially want to encourage Genomics Resources-funded students and postdocs to contribute posters and talks in the ample free sessions. Free sessions may include talks of relevance to the Symposium preceding it, but not necessarily. An Integration Activity at the end of the conference and the symposium on Horizon Scanning will focus on the production of a review article that addresses the main upcoming challenges in livestock genomic resources conservation. All participants will be invited to contribute to this article, which will be a major output from the meeting and which we hope work as a guideline for policy and strategy development, and which will be publish in a major international journal. Confirmed Invited speakers include: Dr. Francois Pompanon, Universite Joseph Furier, France Dr. Stephane Joost, EPFL, Switzerland Dr. Johannes Lenstra, Utrecht University, The Netherlands Dr. Ezequiel Nicolazzi, Parco Tecnologico Padano, Italy Dr. Jutta Roosen, Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Germany Prof Olivier Hanotte, University of Nottingham, UK For further information on the conference please visit: http://bit.ly/1kFN2P5 The conference organising committee can be reached through: genomicresources@cardiff.ac.uk This conference is funded by ESF Genomic Resources Program and is organised by: Dr. Michael Bruford Dr. Pablo Orozco-terWengel Ms. Mafalda Costa -o NRSP8 National Animal Genome Research Program - Supported by USDA/NIFA -o http://bit.ly/1kFN4X7 | Help desk: bioinfo-team@animalgenome.org -o Unsubscribe: email “unsubscribe” to: angenmap-request@animalgenome.org Dr. Pablo Orozco-terWengel Cardiff University School of Biosciences Sir Martin Evans Building Museum Avenue Cardiff CF10 3AX Wales UK +44(0)29 208 75776 http://bit.ly/1iSj3b0 “orozco.terwengel” via Gmail
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PhD course: High throughput sequencing of non-model organisms Faculty of Biosciences and Aquaculture, University of Nordland, 10 - 20 June 2014 High throughput sequencing technologies are being applied to a wide range of important topics in biology. However, the analyses of non-model organisms, for which little previous sequence information is available, pose specific problems. This course will address the specific strengths and weaknesses of alternative HTS technologies, the computational resources needed for HTS, and how to analyze non-model species using HTS. The course consists of a practical training module on the Ion Torrent PGM, HTS bioinformatics training, and lecturing/seminars of HTS approaches specifically targeting non-model organisms. A maximum of 12 students will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 15 May. If you have questions regarding the course, please contact Prof. Truls Moum at tmo@uin.no Please find a detailed course description and application form here: http://bit.ly/1kFN4GN I would appreciate if the text could be amended as soon as possible. I am looking forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Jeanett Jeanett Kreutzmann via Gmail

May 3, 2014

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Postdoctoral Fellow in Drosophila Metabolomics A postdoctoral position in the cutting-edge field of metabolomics is available in the laboratory of Laura Reed, within the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama. The Reed Lab is a highly interactive group that conducts research on the genetic basis of genotype-by-environment interactions contributing to metabolic disease and variation in Drosophila. Major areas of research include QTL mapping of loci interacting with diet to produce obesity and type-2 diabetes phenotypes, evolutionary genetics of complex traits, functional analysis of candidate genes for metabolic phenotypes, whole genome expression analysis of genetic and environmental variation, and metabolomic analyses. This opening is for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with familiarity with Drosophila and some background in bioinformatic methods. The postdoc will work to facilitate the data curation and experimentation goals of the International Drosophila Metabolomics Curation Consortium (IDMCC, http://bit.ly/1l5Gyz6) including working to expand publically available tools such as MetScape 2.0 developed by researchers at the University of Michigan (metscape.ncibi.org, Karnovsky et al, 2012) and MetaCyc developed by researchers at SRI International in California (www.metacyc.org, Caspi et al, 2013) to incorporate Drosophila specific data. The postdoc will also work closely with the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Data Center and Workbench (WDCW) at UC San Diego. While collating relevant data sources the postdoc will help identify critical gaps in the available knowledge needing further empirical work to fill, and would then have the opportunity to conduct some of those studies. All candidates must have received a Ph.D. in a relevant field. The position is available for 2 years with the possibility of renewal contingent on securing external funding, and will include a competitive salary and full benefits. A successful applicant will have: Extensive research experience Creativity and independence Genetic or molecular lab experience Computational or bioinformatics experience Excellent communication skills, both written and oral. Application review will begin May 15, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The successful applicant should be able to beginning working in the position between August 15, 2014 and October 15, 2014. Submit an application to the departmental postdoctoral pool http://bit.ly/1r1GYUw. Materials should include: 1. Cover letter with a description of past research accomplishments and future research goals, (maximum of two pages) and the names and contact information for 3 references. 2. Curriculum vitae Contact Dr. Laura Reed (lreed1@as.ua.edu) with questions regarding the position or application process. For further information about the Reed lab visit flygxe.ua.edu. About the University of Alabama The University of Alabama is the flagship campus of the University System of Alabama, with an enrollment of over 35,000 students. The University is committed to achieving excellence as one of the country’s primary centers of research and education. It is located in the vibrant college town of Tuscaloosa, AL, which boasts many cultural and athletic activities. The campus also benefits from the close proximity to the Birmingham metropolitan community. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Laura K. Reed Assistant Professor Dept. of Biological Sciences University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa Office: 2330 SEC, Lab: 2322 SEC Mailing address: Box 870344, Tuscaloosa AL 35487 office: 205-348-1345 lab: 205-348-1368 lreed1@bama.ua.edu http://bit.ly/1l5Gyzc via Gmail
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Computational Evolutionary Genomics PostVDoc We are seeking a computational biology post-doc to work on the genomics of flightlessness in birds. In addition to shedding light on bird wing development, the project will have wider implications and provide a deeper understanding of the origins of limb development in vertebrates. The 2-year position will involve phylogenetic, comparative genomics and sequencing expression analysis of multiple bird genomes. This exciting project uses cutting edge sequencing technology and algorithms to understand one of the core questions in biology - how do organisms read the genome to develop diversity in form and function? The successful candidate will be expected to design and analyze sequencing experiments for multiple genomes of paleognathous birds. Using this data they will assemble each genome and run comparative genome analysis for these and all suitable publicly available genomes. They will then use the subsequent genome alignment and morphological data to reconstruct the evolution of flightlessness in unprecedented detail. The position will be embedded in the core informatics group at Harvard, headed by Michele Clamp, Director of Informatics and Scientific Applications, as well as the lab group of lead collaborator Scott Edwards (Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and Museum of Comparative Zoology) at Harvard and other groups involved in the grant. Basic Qualifications A PhD in biology or other science with experience of bioinformatics tool use or development. Good communication skills and an ability to collaborate with others. Additional Qualifications The successful candidate will ideally have experience in phylogeny, whole genome analysis, comparative genomics and expression analysis of next-generation sequencing data. Experience of command line bioinformatics tools and a basic understanding of algorithms underlying common analysis techniques (e.g. sequence alignment, RNA-Seq statistics and comparative genomics models). Basic understanding of animal diversity or developmental biology a plus. Review of applications will begin immediately. Please send by e-mail a CV, a cover letter explaining your interest and suitability for the position, and names and contact details for two references in pdf format to: Michele Clamp , with a cc to Scott Edwards . “Edwards, Scott” via Gmail
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RESEARCHER/LAB-MANAGER Purpose of the position: Will provide technical assistance in genetic and genomic analysis of animals, plants, and microorganisms in the lab of Ulrich Mueller, Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, USA. Research integrates evolutionary genomics, molecular ecology, microbiology, behavioral evolution, and plant biology. Essential Functions: Conducts research on genetic/genomics and molecular-ecological analysis of animals, plants and microorganisms. Trains new laboratory personnel on laboratory techniques and laboratory procedures. Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in biology. Experience with scientific equipment used in a genetics laboratory. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in genomics, molecular-genetics, or quantitative-genetics of plants or animals. Preference will be given to candidates with some of the following skills: bioinformatics; microbiology; next-gen sequencing; transcriptomics; quantitative genetics. Ability and interest in collaborative work with post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers. To apply, please send single pdf-file including resume and contact-information of three referees to: Prof. Ulrich Mueller, Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin; umueller@austin.utexas.edu leafcutterlab@gmail.com via Gmail

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Postdoc in Quantitative Genetic Models of Complex Traits The Danish Centre for Genomic Selection in Animals and Plants (GenSAP) is seeking a motivated and productive Post Doc to understand the mechanisms underlying the development of genetic variance of complex traits under selection. The position is open for 2 years with a possibility for extension. Aim of project: The project aims to understand the mechanisms underlying the development of genetic variance in populations under selection. We will do this by developing a biology-based partitioning of genomic variance of complex trait phenotypes. Whole-genome sequences and multiple trait phenotypes from large numbers of individuals will soon be available in many populations. These data allow a detailed molecular characterization of the genetic variability at the sequence level and should enable us to investigate several fundamental aspects of the genetic basis of complex traits. Well established statistical modelling approaches enable the genetic analyses of complex trait phenotypes while accounting for a variety of additive and non-additive genetic mechanisms. These modelling approaches have proven to be highly useful to determine population genetic parameters as well as prediction of genetic risk or potential of complex trait phenotypes. Basic biology tells us that complex trait phenotypes are expressed as a result of interplay between molecular and cellular components, each interacting at various levels (e.g. cellular, molecules, RNA, DNA) entangled in various biological pathways. Fundamental research is required to better understand how and to what extent it is useful to use information on basic biology for partitioning the genomic variance of complex trait phenotypes. A number of approaches will be used including 1) developing novel genetic models, stochastic simulation tools, and statistical modelling approaches, and 2) to apply these to experimental data from Drosophila melanogaster and from agricultural animal and plant populations. GenSAP: The overall goal of GenSAP is to develop the next generation genomic breeding tools for genetic improvement schemes in agricultural plants and animals. GenSAP brings together Danish breeding companies and research groups as well as leading international research groups to make a joint strategic research effort to build the foundation for next generation genomic selection (GS). GenSAP will develop GS methodologies across all agricultural species and integrate and extract relevant information from the massive amounts of data emerging from whole genome sequencing, functional genomics, epigenomics and complex phenotyping technologies. Improved GS models will be developed based on efficient algorithms accounting for e.g. gene-by-gene and gene-by-environment interactions. Advanced computational tools for optimizing and evaluating selection decisions based on in silico data will be developed to ensure a sustainable long-term implementation of GS. For further information please visit our website: www.gensap.au.dk. Qualification: Ph.D. in quantitative genetics, evolutionary genetics, statistical genetics, or related fields Strong background and interest in quantitative genetic models of complex traits A solid understanding of statistical genetic methods and experience with application of these to real data Preferable experience in scripting and/or programming Strong skills in oral and written communication in English Ability to work in a large and diverse group of researchers, and collaborate with international research partners Place of work: GenSAP is part of Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) at Aarhus University (AU). QGG is a major center for research and education in quantitative genetics, quantitative genomics and breeding. It comprises 20 senior staff and a large group of PhD.-students and postdocs. The center is part of the Department for Molecular Biology and Genetics and is located at the AU Foulum campus (for the locations of the department see http://bit.ly/1mnPJeTwww.gensap.au.dk. Qualification: Ph.D. in quantitative genetics, evolutionary genetics, statistical genetics, or related fields Strong background and interest in quantitative genetic models of complex traits A solid understanding of statistical genetic methods and experience with application of these to real data Preferable experience in scripting and/or programming Strong skills in oral and written communication in English Ability to work in a large and diverse group of researchers, and collaborate with international research partners Place of work: GenSAP is part of Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics (QGG) at Aarhus University (AU). QGG is a major center for research and education in quantitative genetics, quantitative genomics and breeding. It comprises 20 senior staff and a large group of PhD.-students and postdocs. The center is part of the Department for Molecular Biology and Genetics and is located at the AU Foulum campus (for the locations of the department see http://bit.ly/1mnPJeT). QGG provides a very dynamic and internationally orientated environment with strong collaborations with relevant industrial partners and with several other leading international research groups in the area. Deadline and how to apply: All applications must be made online and received by: 29.04.2014. For original posting on AU website, more information, and link to online application system please go to this site Further information about the position: Senior Researcher Peter Srensen (peter.sorensen2@agrsci.dk) Senior Researcher Anders Christian Srensen (andersc.sorensen@agrsci.dk) Professor Daniel Srensen (daniel.sorensen@agrsci.dk) Louise Dybdahl Pedersen via Gmail
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POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER IN EVOLUTIONARY GENOMICS OF HOST-MICROBIOTA INTERACTIONS Purpose of the position: Oversee genomic, molecular-ecological, and quantitative-genetic research in the lab of Ulrich Mueller, Department of Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin, USA. The research integrates co-evolutionary population biology, microbial and molecular ecology, animal behavior, and genomics.of host-microbiota interactions. Essential Functions: Conducts research on genetics/genomics and microbial-ecology of animals, plants, and microorganisms. Required Qualifications: PhD in biology. Preference will be given to candidates with some of the following skills: RAD-genotyping; population-genetic analyses; bioinformatics; genomics; transcriptomics. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of population-genetic analyses and molecular-genetic techniques; experience in genotype/sequencing analysis; bioinformatic analyses; experimentation in field and lab of plants or animals. Ability and interest in collaborative work with post-docs, graduate students, and undergraduate researchers. To apply, please send single pdf-file including resume and contact-information of three referees to: Prof. Ulrich Mueller, Integrative Biology, University of Texas at Austin; umueller@austin.utexas.edu leafcutterlab@gmail.com via Gmail

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The Foundation for Evolution, Medicine, & Public Health announces the winner of the Omenn Prize for the best article published in 2013 on a topic related to evolution in the context of medicine and public health. The Prize Committee, Allen Rodrigo (chair), Carl Bergstrom, and Sarah Tishkoff, considered 47 articles, and awarded the prize to “Dual Host-Virus Arms Races Shape an Essential Housekeeping Protein” by Demogines A, Abraham J, Choe H, Farzan M, Sawyer SL (2013). PLoS Biol 11(5):e1001571. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001571 The first author, Ann Demogines, will receive the $5000 Prize. See more with details about the 4 articles that received Honorable Mention at: http://bit.ly/1rOurEz Randolph Nesse http://bit.ly/1fzv2mt President, The Foundation for Evolution, Medicine & Public Health http://bit.ly/1eXchLd rmnesse@gmail.com via Gmail

May 2, 2014

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Hi Brian, Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow The newly-funded Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (CPEB) is a cutting-edge research centre. The centre is focused on understanding how plants regulate their energy system in harsh and changing environments (see: http://bit.ly/1hlWRRp). The Centre, which has nodes located at the Australian National University (ANU), University of Western Australia, University of Adelaide and La Trobe University, has received ARC funding of $26 million over the period 2014 to 2021. A feature of the CPEB will be the integration of projects that span several levels of biological organisation (molecular-organelle-cellular-whole plant). The ANU node of the CPEB is seeking to appoint six highly qualified innovative Postdoctoral / Research Fellows, for 2-6 years, to join a team of 30-40 staff and students working on genomics, phenomics, biochemistry and physiology of plants, both in cereal crops species and model plant systems. Appointees will join large dynamic, collaborative labs and interact broadly through the CPEB. Applicants with a proven ability to conduct and publish high quality research, with skills in the following areas, are encouraged to apply: 1. Chloroplast-nuclear communication and cellular signaling 2. Carotenoid biosynthesis and function of apocarotenoids in cellular signaling 3. Physiology and/or biochemistry of abiotic stress tolerance in plants 4. Regulation of plant respiratory metabolism in contrasting environments 5. Plant (epi)genomics and phenomics 6. Natural variation in plant tolerance of drought, temperature and nutrient stresses Further information on the projects can be found at http://bit.ly/1hlWRRp or borevitzlab@anu.edu.au/jobs or by visiting the websites of Professor Barry Pogson, Professor Owen Atkin and A/Professor Justin Borevitz. PURPOSE STATEMENT: The Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow positions are part of the newly-funded (CE140100008) Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (CPEB) that will focus on understanding how plants regulate their energy system in harsh and changing environments. The appointees will have skills in plant genomics, phenomics, biochemistry and/or physiology, and an interest in the underlying factors that regulate the response of the plant energy system, to environmental change. The appointee’s skills will complement those of the Chief Investigators at the Australian National University (ANU) node of CPEB. These positions conduct laboratory and field-based research designed to achieve the research objectives of the CPEB, and are members of the ANU node of the CPEB located within the Research School of Biology (RSB), ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment (CMBE). Skills required are in one or more of the following areas: 1. Chloroplast-nuclear communication and cellular signaling 2. Carotenoid biosynthesis and function of apocarotenoids in cellular signaling 3. Physiology and/or biochemistry of abiotic stress tolerance in plants 4. Regulation of plant respiratory metabolism in contrasting environments 5. Plant (epi)genomics and phenomics 6. Natural variation in plant tolerance of drought, temperature and nutrient stresses KEY ACCOUNTABILITY AREAS Position Dimension & Relationships: The Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow works independently under the broad supervision of the Chief Investigator aligned with the area of their respective appointments (areas 1-2, Professor Barry Pogson; areas 3-4, Professor Owen Atkin; areas 5-6, Associate Professor Justin Borevitz). These positions may receive support from technical officers/research assistants and associated CPEB Chief Investigators at other institutions (UWA: Professor Harvey Millar, Professor Ian Small, Professor Ryan Lister and Professor Rana Munns; UA: Professor Steve Tyerman and Dr Matt Gilliham; LU: Professor Jim Whelan), and are expected to provide support, advice, and as required, training to students and other staff in the ANU node of the CPEB. Subject to supervisor approval, the Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow will collaborate and/or train with other members of the joint Colleges of Science or the campus community, providing this collaboration and/or training benefits the project or the professional development of the individual. Role Statement: Under broad supervision the Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow will: 1. Conduct independent research. 2. Lead genomic, phenomic, biochemical and/or physiological experiments on plants grown under controlled environment conditions, and ensure results are fully analysed (e.g. using bioinformatic approaches where appropriate). 3. Undertake statistical analyses to infer associations between environment, phenotype and genotype. 4. Undertake laboratory experiments or field sampling with CPEB project partners, where necessary. 5. Bring projects to completion, including production of conference papers, seminars and publications arising from CPEB research. 6. Subject to availability of funds and the maturity of the project in terms of results for presentation, the appointee will present results at conferences related to their relevant field. 7. Offer guidance, advice, and supervision from within their field of expertise to undergraduate students, postgraduate students, higher degree students and other staff of the University. 8. Attend weekly CPEB meetings where individual laboratory members report their results to other members of the laboratory, and make presentations at these meetings on a rotational basis. 9. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, and in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity. 10. Undertake other duties as required consistent with the classification level of the position. Skill Base Level A Academics will normally have completed four years of tertiary study in the relevant discipline and/or have equivalent qualifications and/or research experience. Research experience may have contributed to or resulted in publications, conference papers, reports or professional or technical contributions that give evidence of research potential. Level B Academics will have completed a relevant doctoral qualification or have equivalent qualifications or research experience. In addition the position will be expected to have had productive post-doctoral research experience that has resulted in publications, conference papers, reports or professional or technical contributions that give evidence of research ability. Level B Academics are also expected to supervise students within the laboratory and provide training and support to students and colleagues. For further information and to lodge your application against the selection criteria please visit http://bit.ly/1hlWTZt . For any further enquiries please contact Ms Estee Tee, Phone: +61 (02) 6125 2663 or email: Estee.Tee@anu.edu.au . Karen Striegl Human Resources Consultant - Science Administration ANU College of Physical & Mathematical Sciences ANU College Medicine, Biology & Environment RSB Robertson - Building 46 The Australian National University CANBERRAACT0200 Telephone: +61 2 6125 6172 Facsimile: +61 2 6125 9510 Email: jag.hr.banks@anu.edu.au “Supporting ANU staff to achieve excellence” CRICOS Provider No. 00120C “JAG, Human Resources - Banks Precinct” via Gmail
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ANU_CentrePlantEnergyBiology_6Postdocs text Postdoctoral Fellow / Research Fellow (A180-14GZ) Division of Plant Sciences, Research School of Biology, ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment Applications are invited for six postdoctoral / research fellow positions at the ANU as part of the newly-funded Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology. LocationCanberra/ACTTerm of ContractFixed Term of 2 YearsGradeLevel A-BSalary Package$62,511 - $98,269 pa plus 17% superannuation View Academic Salary Information… Closing Date31 May 2014Position OverviewThe newly-funded Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (CPEB) is a cutting-edge research centre. The centre is focused on understanding how plants regulate their energy system in harsh and changing environments (see: http://bit.ly/1hlWRRp). The Centre, which has nodes located at the Australian National University (ANU), University of Western Australia, University of Adelaide and La Trobe University, has received ARC funding of $26 million over the period 2014 to 2021. A feature of the CPEB will be the integration of projects that span several levels of biological organisation (molecular-organelle-cellular-whole plant). The ANU node of the CPEB is seeking to appoint six highly qualified innovative Postdoctoral / Research Fellows, for 2–6 years, to join a team of 30-40 staff and students working on genomics, phenomics, biochemistry and physiology of plants, both in cereal crops species and model plant systems. Appointees will join large dynamic, collaborative labs and interact broadly through the CPEB. Applicants with a proven ability to conduct and publish high quality research, with skills in the following areas, are encouraged to apply: 1. Chloroplast-nuclear communication and cellular signaling 2. Carotenoid biosynthesis and function of apocarotenoids in cellular signaling 3. Physiology and/or biochemistry of abiotic stress tolerance in plants 4. Regulation of plant respiratory metabolism in contrasting environments 5. Plant (epi)genomics and phenomics 6. Natural variation in plant tolerance of drought, temperature and nutrient stresses Specific details on these projects can be found at http://bit.ly/R9SUZG. Information about the Centre can be found at http://bit.ly/1hlWS7D Also please visit the faculty pages of Professor Barry Pogson, Professor Owen Atkin and A/Professor Justin Borevitz. The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on indigenous.employment@anu.edu.au ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit http://bit.ly/OZsYiw For further information please contact Ms Estee Tee, Phone: +61 (02) 6125 2663 or email: Estee.Tee@anu.edu.au. Additional InformationPEWER.pdf Position description Responsible toChief InvestigatorRole statementPURPOSE STATEMENT: The Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow positions are part of the newly-funded (CE140100008) Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (CPEB) that will focus on understanding how plants regulate their energy system in harsh and changing environments. The appointees will have skills in plant genomics, phenomics, biochemistry and/or physiology, and an interest in the underlying factors that regulate the response of the plant energy system, to environmental change. The appointee’s skills will complement those of the Chief Investigators at the Australian National University (ANU) node of CPEB. These positions conduct laboratory and field-based research designed to achieve the research objectives of the CPEB, and are members of the ANU node of the CPEB located within the Research School of Biology (RSB), ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment (CMBE). Skills required are in one or more of the following areas: 1. Chloroplast-nuclear communication and cellular signaling 2. Carotenoid biosynthesis and function of apocarotenoids in cellular signaling 3. Physiology and/or biochemistry of abiotic stress tolerance in plants 4. Regulation of plant respiratory metabolism in contrasting environments 5. Plant (epi)genomics and phenomics 6. Natural variation in plant tolerance of drought, temperature and nutrient stresses KEY ACCOUNTABILITY AREAS Position Dimension & Relationships: The Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow works independently under the broad supervision of the Chief Investigator aligned with the area of their respective appointments (areas 1-2, Professor Barry Pogson; areas 3-4, Professor Owen Atkin; areas 5-6, Associate Professor Justin Borevitz). These positions may receive support from technical officers/research assistants and associated CPEB Chief Investigators at other institutions (UWA: Professor Harvey Millar, Professor Ian Small, Professor Ryan Lister and Professor Rana Munns; UA: Professor Steve Tyerman and Dr Matt Gilliham; LU: Professor Jim Whelan), and are expected to provide support, advice, and as required, training to students and other staff in the ANU node of the CPEB. Subject to supervisor approval, the Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow will collaborate and/or train with other members of the joint Colleges of Science or the campus community, providing this collaboration and/or training benefits the project or the professional development of the individual. Role Statement: Under broad supervision the Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Fellow will: 1. Conduct independent research. 2. Lead genomic, phenomic, biochemical and/or physiological experiments on plants grown under controlled environment conditions, and ensure results are fully analysed (e.g. using bioinformatic approaches where appropriate). 3. Undertake statistical analyses to infer associations between environment, phenotype and genotype. 4. Undertake laboratory experiments or field sampling with CPEB project partners, where necessary. 5. Bring projects to completion, including production of conference papers, seminars and publications arising from CPEB research. 6. Subject to availability of funds and the maturity of the project in terms of results for presentation, the appointee will present results at conferences related to their relevant field. 7. Offer guidance, advice, and supervision from within their field of expertise to undergraduate students, postgraduate students, higher degree students and other staff of the University. 8. Attend weekly CPEB meetings where individual laboratory members report their results to other members of the laboratory, and make presentations at these meetings on a rotational basis. 9. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, and in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity. 10. Undertake other duties as required consistent with the classification level of the position. Skill Base Level A Academics will normally have completed four years of tertiary study in the relevant discipline and/or have equivalent qualifications and/or research experience. Research experience may have contributed to or resulted in publications, conference papers, reports or professional or technical contributions that give evidence of research potential. Level B Academics will have completed a relevant doctoral qualification or have equivalent qualifications or research experience. In addition the position will be expected to have had productive post-doctoral research experience that has resulted in publications, conference papers, reports or professional or technical contributions that give evidence of research ability. Level B Academics are also expected to supervise students within the laboratory and provide training and support to students and colleagues. Selection criteria Selection Criteria – Academic Level A 1. A PhD or progress towards the completion of PhD in the area of plant biology (see above areas 1-6 within the position description), with relevant experience and/or training. 2. A demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience in one or more of the following: • 1 and 2: Plant molecular genetics, including, but not limited to epigenetics, chloroplast signalling, next generation sequencing, gene expression, photosynthesis, abiotic stress tolerance and/or carotenoid biosynthesis and function. • 3 and 4: Methods used to characterise plant physiological performance, including but not limited to expertise in gas exchange (CO2 and O2), fluorescence and/or analysis of plant chemical composition. • 5 and 6: Evolutionary genomics, including but not limited to statistical inference of selection and demography and/or association between genotype and phenotype; also experience in bioinformatics analyses of next-gen sequence data, including experience with Linux ,PERL or PYTHON and/or R. 3. Ability to pursue independent research with production of written work of the standard required for international peer- reviewed journals. 4. Ability and willingness to be involved in the supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree students. 5. Strong communication and writing skills and demonstrated enthusiasm and capacity for development of productive and respectful relationships with staff, students and colleagues at all levels. 6. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context. Selection Criteria – Academic Level B 1. A PhD in the area of plant biology (see above areas 1-6 within the position description) and a minimum of two years research experience in the field. 2. A demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience in one or more of the following: • 1 and 2: plant molecular genetics, including, but not limited to epigenetics, chloroplast signalling, next generation sequencing, gene expression, photosynthesis, abiotic stress tolerance and/or carotenoid biosynthesis and function. • 3 and 4: methods used to characterise plant physiological performance, including but not limited to expertise in gas exchange (CO2 and O2), fluorescence and/or analysis of plant chemical composition. • 5 and 6: evolutionary genomics, including but not limited to statistical inference of selection and demography and/or association between genotype and phenotype; also experience in bioinformatics analyses of next-gen sequence data, including experience with Linux ,PERL or PYTHON and/or R. 3. Proven ability to carry out independent research as evidenced by published work in refereed journals, conference proceedings, and oral presentations. 4. Experience in the supervision of undergraduate, postgraduate and higher degree students 5. Well-developed oral and written communication skills and demonstrated enthusiasm and capacity for development of productive and respectful relationships with staff, students and colleagues at all levels. 6. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a university context. Justin Borevitz via Gmail
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Supervisors: Dr Stuart Wigby (Zoology); Dr Kelly Matzen (Oxitec); & Dr Luke Alphey (Pirbright & Oxitec) http://bit.ly/1oaboEh Since the arrival of Europeans in the Hawaiian Islands, 71 out of 113 endemic bird species there have become extinct, and 32 are currently endangered or threatened. Mosquito-vectored avian malaria and pox, which were co-introduced with non-native mosquito species, are primary obstacles to conservation and restoration efforts of endemic forest avifauna [1]. The mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus is the dominant vector of the pathogens in Hawaiian bird populations. One promising approach for mosquito control is RIDL (Release of Insects carrying a Dominant Lethal) [2] uses transgenic technology to engineer a lethal trait in larvae, which is repressible by provision of tetracycline in the larval water to allow rearing in captivity. As recently shown against the dengue virus vector mosquito, Aedes aegypti, sustained releases of male RIDL mosquitoes leads to substantial reduction of the target population [3], as progeny die as larvae in the absence of the chemical antidote in the field. Such mosquitoes are therefore genetically sterile. A variant of RIDL engineers repressible female death [4-7], to allow production of male-only cohorts of mosquitoes (males do not bite or vector disease). RIDL implementation is firmly grounded in years of experience with radiation-sterilised insects (the Sterile Insect Technique) while providing major improvements through the application of modern genetics. This studentship project will seek to extend RIDL to C. quinquefasciatus. The student will generate transformed strains with modular constructs appropriate for function in Culex. Those that show a suitable RIDL phenotype will undergo assessment of biological performance parameters such as mating competitiveness and longevity in large cages. Success in the application of RIDL against this mosquito would represent the first use of transgenic animals for species conservation. We anticipate that the bulk of the lab work will be conducted at The Pirbright Institute; and depending on progress, the project may involve lab and/or field work in Hawaii. To apply please use the online application system at: http://bit.ly/1pWPKIo . Please remember to quote the studentship reference code WIG01. Any queries regarding the application procedure please contact graduate.office@zoo.ox.ac.uk. Please note that as this is a studentship project, no research proposal is required, please submit a statement of purpose/personal statement in its place. The University of Oxford is an Equal Opportunities employer. Funding Notes: The full 4 year iCASE-NERC Studentship award, including a stipend from NERC (currently 13,863 pa) is available only to residents of the UK, or those satisfying the NERC eligibility criteria ( http://bit.ly/1hUltVB). Please see NERC website for full terms and conditions. EU applicants are eligible for a fees only award. There is also a stipend enhancement of 1,000 from the Industrial CASE partner. References: References: [1] LaPointe et al 2009 In: Conservation Biology of Hawaiian Forest Birds [2] Thomas et al 2000 Science 287:2474-2476 [3] Harris et al 2012 Nature Biotech 30:828-830 [4] Fu et al 2010 PNAS 107:4550-4554 [5] Fu et al 2007 Nature Biotech 25:353-357 [6] Ant et al 2012 BMC Biol 10:51 [7] Jin et al 2013 ACS Synth Biol 2:160-166 Dr. Stuart Wigby Edward Grey Institute Department of Zoology University of Oxford @StuartWigby wigbylab.com Tel +44 (0)1865 271161 Stuart Wigby via Gmail
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Attention! Only few slots still available! Due to various requests, even though the deadline for registration and abstract submission has already passed, we will fill additional slots on a first-come, first-serve basis. So if you are interested to attend our meeting or if you know someone who might be, please spread the word!!! I herewith want to announce the 1st Greifswald Phylogenetics Meeting, which will be held in Greifswald (north eastern Germany) from the 14th till the 16th of July 2014. Registration is now open and the deadline (both for registration as well as for abstract submission) has been postponed due to various requests. There are still a few free slots, so please register asap! Our conference poster can be found here: http://bit.ly/1lbEJkk Feel free to print it and forward it to anybody who might be interested! For more details, please visit the conference website: http://bit.ly/1eAnepX This meeting will have a particular focus on mathematical (e.g. graph theoretical, combinatorial, probabilistic and algebraic) aspects of evolutionary tree or network reconstruction, but it will also bring together scientists from different disciplines in order to provide the opportunity of close collaboration. Scope: Phylogenetics is an interdisciplinary research area that aims at reconstructing the evolutionary history of biological systems such as, for example, collections of species, populations or groups of bio-molecules. To achieve this, biologists work closely together with mathematicians and computer scientists. The conference will provide researchers from all three involved disciplines an opportunity to present their recent work and exchange ideas. Location: Greifswald is a beautiful little town located directly at the Baltic Sea in close proximity to the famous islands Rgen and Usedom. Greifswald university was founded in 1496 and has therefore a long tradition and history. Being a former Hanse town, Greifswald is famous for its historic market square, its cathedral and the museum harbor. Other famous towns like Stralsund with the Oceaneum or the world cultural heritage city of Wismar are nearby, as well as the city of Rostock with its newly established Darwineum. The region is a holiday region but not too crowded by tourists. In July the weather is most likely to be great and we hope that if you can come to our meeting, you will find the time to stay longer and enjoy this unique area. There is a direct and regular train connection to and from Berlin, and the nearest international airports are Hamburg and Berlin. Please note that the meeting starts early on the 14th with one of our highlight talks and ends in the evening of the 16th with another highlight talk - so if possible, please plan your stay from the 13th till the 17th of July. The registration fee is 150 Euros (100 Euros for students). Organizers: Mareike Fischer, Andreas Spillner, Martin Haase Invited speakers: Olaf Bininda-Emonds, Mike Steel, Vince Moulton, Allen Rodrigo For more details, visit our website http://bit.ly/1eAnepX or contact Mareike Fischer: email@mareikefischer.de Mareike Fischer Mareike Fischer via Gmail
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—Apple-Mail=_430D0D9B-72D7-4572-BDF0-7FE64BA496FF Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1 In the newly established Department for Evolutionary Theory at the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Pln, we have several openings (2-3 years) for Postdoctoral Researchers Specific research projects are flexible and can be tailored to the interests of the applicant, as long as they fall into the broad area of evolutionary theory and allow collaborations within the group or the institute. In particular, projects that open possibilities for collaborations with experimental groups are encouraged. So far, our research interests range from evolutionary game theory and the somatic evolution of cancer to population genetics and cultural evolution. Requirements for the position include a strong record of self-motivated research (supported by peer-reviewed publications), a PhD in theoretical biology, theoretical physics, applied mathematics, or a related area, excellent analytical and computational skills and a strong interest in evolutionary biology. The postdoctoral fellowships provide a competitive annual stipend. Start date and term are negotiable. Highly motivated applicants of any nationality are encouraged to email a motivation letter including a statement of research interests a CV and selected publications in a single pdf file to EvolTheoApplications@evolbio.mpg.de. Please also provide two addresses for potential letters of reference. Screening of applications will start on May 31st. The Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology is located in Pln, a small town in a beautiful lake area with all the amenities of a touristically active area. The Baltic sea and the major university cities Kiel and Lbeck are only 30 minutes away. Frequent train connections allow to commute from either city. We offer an interdisciplinary and international environment which is driven by scientific curiosity and not by funding or administrative restrictions. The working language at the institute is English. via Gmail

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Invasion Ecology at the Great Lakes Institute for Environmental Research-University of Windsor (GLIER-UW) We are seeking applicants for a two year Postdoctoral Fellowship (PDF) in Invasion Ecology focused on phenotypic plasticity and genetic diversity of successful and less successful aquatic invasive species (AIS). The PDF will be part of research project ($B!H(BReducing uncertainty for risk-based management through assessments of phenotypic plasticity and genetic diversity in AIS$B!I(B) that is part of the NSERC$B!>(Bfunded Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Network (CAISN). The PDF will responsible for: 1) amalgamating and publishing synthesis papers from stable isotope, genetic, and metabolic data across spatial and temporal scales from successful and less successful AIS, 2) developing specific predictive models that incorporate the concept of adaptive and evolutionary responses of AIS to novel environments, and 3) developing new research projects of particular interest to the applicant. The applicant will work with current MSc and PhD students within this project. Applicants must have a PhD or defense date set before June 30, 2014. Applicants with experience or expertise in stable isotopes and genetic analyses and interpretation will be favored. Strong quantitative skills are critical. Competitive salaries and benefits packages are available. Position can start immediately. GLIER-UW is a research institute with an active and vibrant graduate program and diverse externally funded research programs within the Faculty of Science. GLIER$B!>(BUW$B!G(Bs mission statement is $B!H(Bto conduct research and training relevant to sustainability of the Great Lakes and their watersheds, with a focus on interacting multiple stressors.$B!I(B GLIER$B!>(BUW faculty have research strengths in ecological tracers, fisheries, conservation and evolutionary genetics, invasion biology, ecotoxicology, analytical chemistry and nutrient/metal/chemical dynamics. To learn more about GLIER$B!>(BUW, please visit us at http://bit.ly/1hkjJRf. If interested, please send a CV, including a list of 3 references, to Drs. Aaron Fisk (afisk@uwindsor.ca) or Daniel Heath (dheath@uwindsor.ca). Sara Jamieson via Gmail
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Postdoctoral Research Program U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) ARS-VPRU-2014-0020 Project Description A research computational biologist postdoctoral associate opportunity is available with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Swine Viral Diseases Pathogenesis and Immunology project in the Virus and Prion Research Unit (VPRU) of the National Animal Disease Center (NADC) in Ames, IA. Scientists in this unit maintain a comprehensive IAV research program including investigation of virulence mechanisms, vaccinology, immunology, and virus evolution. The selected applicant will be responsible for characterization of the genetic and antigenic evolution of influenza A viruses (IAV) in swine in support of a contract between USDA-ARS and NIH-NIAID. Specific goals are to quantify antigenic evolution of IAV from swine and define the global relatedness of swine influenza viruses through computational analyses with IAV sequences in the context of contemporary and historical isolates for determination of phylogenetic relationships, lineages, interspecies transmission, epidemiologic patterns, and antigenic drift or shift. The selected applicant will utilize database(s) for efficient management and analysis of swine IAV sequence data. Qualifications To be eligible, applicants must have received a doctorate degree with emphasis on the disciplines of bioinformatics and computational evolutionary biology within five years of the desired starting date. The ideal candidate will be skilled in scripting language(s), sequence analysis, use of biologic databases and various bioinformatics tools, technical writing and peer-reviewed publications, public speaking, and possess good interpersonal skills to work in a team environment. Additional knowledge of statistical inference methods, virology, molecular biology, and/or genetics is preferred. While participants will not enter into an employment relationship with ARS, this position requires a pre-employment check and a full background investigation. This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) and foreign nationals. This is an equal opportunity program open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, mental or physical disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or covered veteran’s status. Additional Information The appointment is full-time for one year and may be renewed upon recommendation of the ARS and availability of funding. The year one annual stipend rate for this position is $65,009. A stipend supplement is included in this rate to cover the cost of an individual or family health insurance plan. The participant must show proof of health and medical insurance. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE. The rate includes a travel allowance of $2,000 per year to reimburse travel-related expenses to scientific and professional development activities. Funding is not available for relocation expenses. The participant does not become an employee of the ARS or ORISE. For additional information about the ARS Postdoctoral Research Program, please visit http://1.usa.gov/17Sk2Bg . How to Apply An application can be found at http://1.usa.gov/1aX6hl8 . Please reference Project # ARS-VPRU-2014-0020 in your application and when calling or writing for information. USDA-ARS via Gmail
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Job Announcement PhD position in the field of ancient DNA research Institute for Mummies and the Iceman, EURAC research, Bolzano, Italy We are looking for a scientist with strong expertise in advanced molecular techniques and an interest in applying innovative methods to the field of ancient DNA research. We offer a three years doctoral position at the EURAC - Institute for Mummies and the Iceman. Our institute gathers and coordinates all currently available scientific data on the Iceman and various other mummies. Required qualifications. We are looking for a highly motivated and independently working scientist with a strong conceptual and practical background in the application of molecular techniques on ancient human remains. Experience in one or more of the following areas/techniques will be of advantage: genomics, microbiology, bioinformatics, population genetics. The successful candidate should have an interest in applying advanced molecular methods in the field of ancient DNA research. Proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory. Conditions of appointment. We offer up to 3 years of appointment as a PhD student according to the salary scheme of the EURAC. The EURAC is an equal opportunity employer. Application. To apply, please send an email (subject: PhD ancient DNA research) within 30.06.2014 to mummies.iceman@eurac.edu containing a pdf-file with a short cover letter, a detailed CV (including a brief description of research interests and of the educational background). Please attach the following consent to your personal record, in accordance to the data security decree 196/2003 about personal data handling: ‘I authorize EURAC to use my personal data in accordance to decree 196/2003.’ We inform that we will not be allowed to consider any application without this compliancy declaration. Job start date is August 2014 - October 2014 Maixner Frank via Gmail
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Postdoctoral researcher position available in population/community ecology. Dr Daniel Reuman is recruiting into his lab in the University of Kansas Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Kansas Biological Survey. Three years of funding are currently available. The broad research goal of the lab is to mechanistically understand and predict the consequences of human impacts such as global warming on populations, communities, and ecosystems. We use mathematical, statistical, and computational approaches, and collaborate widely with field and laboratory workers to explain observations, confront theory with data, and make predictions. Example projects include: 1) an international project using new and existing wavelet analysis techniques to understand how patterns of metapopulation synchrony ramify through marine and terrestrial communities; 2) diverse efforts to understand how climate change affects whole ecological communities, using study systems including artificial mesocosms and geothermally heated streams in Iceland; and 3) projects to understand how the history of habitat fragmentation in the Amazon and elsewhere affects modern and future patterns of biodiversity. Details can be found in the publications here: http://bit.ly/1lHjSmI Several opportunities exist to contribute to and take leadership roles in ongoing research directions. We will also consider proposals for new directions that fit within overall lab themes. We welcome hearing from prospective applicants from a range of backgrounds and levels of quantitative experience. The University of Kansas (KU) is a major research university with special strength in ecology and evolutionary biology. The EEB department has 40 tenured and tenure-track faculty working in a wide variety of areas, with National Research Council and Chronicle of Higher Education rankings in the top 10 in the USA. KU is located in the town of Lawrence, Kansas, about 40 miles from Kansas City. Lawrence is a progressive and cosmopolitan university town of about 100,000 people, with vibrant art, music, and sports scenes. Lawrence was ranked among the top ten college towns in the country in 2012 by livability.com, beating, for instance, Ann Arbor, MI, and Austin, TX. For questions contact Dan Reuman at reuman@ku.edu. To apply see http://bit.ly/1ebXgdx. Initial review of applications begins 5 May 2014; position open until filled. Daniel C. Reuman Senior Lecturer, Department of Life Sciences Imperial College London http://bit.ly/1jpHLgR Visiting Assistant Professor, Laboratory of Populations, Rockefeller University Grand Challenges in Ecosystems and the Environment initiative, member Director, MSc in Quantitative Biology http://bit.ly/1cnn41p Director, MRes in Biodiversity Informatics and Genomics http://bit.ly/PJXNYS +44 (0)20 7594 2401 “Reuman, Dan” via Gmail