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PhD opportunities in the Stouffer Lab: The evolution of ecological networks The Stouffer Lab at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand) is seeking applicants for two fully-funded PhD fellowships to work on topics related to the evolution of ecological networks. Because of the project’s interdisciplinary nature, we are open to applicants from ecology, engineering, applied mathematics, physics, computer science, and related areas. The ideal candidate will have some prior programming experience and/or experience with phylogenetic methods. Interested applicants should see http://bit.ly/1mDN5LF for information on how to apply and for more information about our research group. Review of applications will begin on 4 July and continue until the positions have been filled. - Daniel Dr. Daniel B. Stouffer School of Biological Sciences University of Canterbury Private Bag 4800 Christchurch 8140, New Zealand +64.3.364.2729 (office) +64.3.364.2590 (fax) http://bit.ly/1qe6N6E @StoufferLab “Daniel B. Stouffer” via Gmail
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Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Integrative Biodiversity We offer a one-year Postdoctoral contract associated to the sDiv working group “Unifying marine and terrestrial biodiversity at the interplay of macroecology, macrophysiology and macroevolution” (sWEEP) to be held at Synthesis Centre for Biodiversity Sciences - sDiv (www.idid.de/sdiv), a unit of the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) in Leipzig (Germany) from the 21st to the 24th of October 2014. The position will involve participating in the meeting, managing data and coordinate and lead the writing of papers that will be outlined during the meeting. The postdoc will be based in the iDiv premises in Leipzig and would start preferably in October 2014. Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-L 13). The successful candidate is expected to be highly motivated and have excellent programming skills and experience in managing large biodiversity databases (spatial and phylogenetic). The Postdoc is expected to have a solid publication record and be familiar with the fields of macroecology, macroevolution and macrophysiology. A strong background in GIS, advanced technical skills in R and Python, and experience with software for phylogenetic inference are preferred. Knowledge of other management systems to deal with large databases (such as e.g. MapReduce or postgreSQL) would be a plus. Review of applications will commence immediately. A decision is anticipated to be made before the 7th July 2014, but applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. To apply: email a cover letter, CV and the names of two referees to miguel.olalla@urjc.es and imorales@uevora.pt Ignacio Morales-Castilla via Gmail
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*SECOND INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL ‘OMICS SYNTHESIS CONFERENCE* University of Liverpool, UK, 15th V 18th September 2014 http://bit.ly/1z4awYv We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the second International Environmental Omics Synthesis (iEOS) conference on ‘omics applications, tools and resources focused on the environmental sciences. The meeting covers genomics, metabolomics and other high-throughput approaches in biology (‘omics). The meeting is targeted both at current and future users of ‘omics, and for developers of bioinformatics and ‘omics technologies. The conference includes dedicated introductory talks and training sessions on day one, for those who are new to the field, followed by two days of world-class science presentations delivered by several international leaders in environmental ‘omics. These are followed by a full day of advanced computational biology training and a workshop on Adverse Outcome Pathway Risk Assessment. The conference will promote exchange of ideas between all of these groups. We encourage submission of abstracts to be considered for oral and poster presentation, and in particular encourage submissions from PhD students and postdoctoral researchers. Bursaries may be available. To register - with optional submission of an abstract - see: http://bit.ly/1z4aujr REGISTRATION AND ABSTRACT DEADLINE: 14th July 2014 DRAFT PROGRAMME: http://bit.ly/1z4aujt SPONSORED in part by the Natural Environment Research Council, UK (NERC); the Science and Technology Facilities Council, UK This conference is coordinated by the NERC Environmental ‘Omics Synthesis Centre: http://bit.ly/1bI503O We hope to see you in Liverpool in September. Prof Francesco Falciani Chair in Integrative Systems Biology, University of Liverpool F.Falciani@liverpool.ac.uk Erica Brockmeier via Gmail
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Dear colleagues, I have two 2-year postdoctoral positions available just now. The first is an ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) funded postdoc in Wild Quantitative Genetics, and will be based both in Montpellier (in collaboration with myself, Anne Charmantier) and Paris (in collaboration with Cline Teplitsky). See details at: http://bit.ly/1k92fbU funded postdoc in montpellier-paris.pdf The second is an ERC funded postdoc in Ecological Genomics based in Montpellier. See details at: http://bit.ly/1z4awIa funded postdoc in montpellier.pdf Both postdocs are embedded in the long term evolutionary ecology tit program we have in Montpellier. Best regards, Anne Dr Anne Charmantier CNRS, CEFE UMR 5175 1919, route de Mende F34293 Montpellier Cedex 5 France http://bit.ly/1gQc1AC Tel : +33 4 67 61 32 11 +33 4 67 61 32 11 Fax : +33 4 67 61 33 36 Email: anne.charmantier@cefe.cnrs.fr Anne CHARMANTIER via Gmail
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POSTDOCTORAL POSITION IN BUDWORM POPULATION GENOMICS The Canadian Forest Service, Natural Resources Canada, is currently seeking a motivated and highly qualified postdoctoral fellow to conduct research on spruce budworm population genomics in Michel Cusson’s lab. The candidate will be expected (i) to develop a linkage map using existing genotyping-by-sequencing (GBS) data and (ii) to conduct a population genomics study examining differences in budworm and host tree genetic structures at the continental scale, building on existing data and material collections. The linkage map will help refine an existing assembly of the budworm genome while the insect/host plant population genetics study will help understand the role of the host tree in shaping budworm population structure. The candidate is expected to have experience and skills in genetics and population genetics, to have a solid background in the development of linkage maps and to be familiar with the various informatics tools and pipelines required for the processing and analysis of GBS data. Experience in forest entomology and a good knowledge of budworm biology and ecology are an asset. The candidate should have good oral communication skills in either English or French, and above-average writing skills in English. To apply please send a current CV, contact information for three references, a writing sample (e.g., a published paper), and a cover letter outlining your research experience and interests to Dr. Michel Cusson (michel.cusson@nrcan-rncan.gc.ca) before July 30th, 2014. All applicants are expected to have a PhD at the time the contract will begin in October 2014. via Gmail

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COURSES SWISS INSTITUTE IN STATISTICAL GENETICS 2014 4 MODULES - Population Genetics Data Analysis - Elements of R for Genetics and Bioinformatics - Quantitative Genetics - Mixed Models in Quantitative Genetics — via Gmail

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Postdoc on e-DNA metabarcoding The Natural History Museum of Denmark is offering a 2-year postdoctoral position on e-DNA metabarcoding commencing October 1st 2014 or soon thereafter in the Rnsted group, Section for Evolutionary Genomics. The application deadline is August 1st 2014. A major outstanding question in natural science is the influence of the environment on the expression of chemical defence compounds. With the advent of high throughput Next Generation Sequencing data, it is now possible to use eDNA Metabarcoding to provide an estimate of biodiversity in for example an environmental soil sample. These new promising approaches can potentially provide an easy, more accurate and relevant estimate of the biotic assemblages present in the local environment than traditional habitat description or environmental analysis focusing on morphology, physical and chemical parameters. The strategic aim of this postdoctoral research project is to develop a model for using eDNA Metabarcoding to express local biotic pressure and to use this model to test the influence of the biotic pressure on expression of plant chemical defence compounds. The position will include some fieldwork. The successful candidate will become an integrated part of the highly international research group of Nina Rnsted and the Section of Evolutionary Genomics at the Natural History Museum of Denmark. The Rnsted group explores the evolution of plants and the correlation between phylogeny, biological interactions and natural products, to explain patterns and processes of diversity. The position will include collaboration with ongoing research projects in the group and benefit from association with the MedPlant ITN network, www.MedPlant.eu. The position is funded by a grant from the VILLUM FONDEN. The starting salary is currently up to DKK 403,682 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,030 annual). Qualifications and eligibility Applicants should hold a PhD degree in biology or another discipline of relevance for the research project. Experience with next generation sequencing, preferably with e-DNA metabarcoding, including both relevant labwork experience and bioinformatics, excellent English skills, and good interpersonal skills, is a requirement. The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant as reflected in publications, relevant research experience, and the letter of motivation. At the time of recruitment, it is a requirement that the candidate has a maximum of 3 years PhD experience. Mobility is required and the position cannot be used to extend existing contracts or recruit researchers with a PhD degree from the University of Copenhagen, unless the candidate has worked at another institution for minimum a year. Further information Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Nina Rnsted (E-mail:nronsted@snm.ku.dk). See also the homepage of the research group: http://bit.ly/1z45TO5 and the section: http://bit.ly/1k8Wivn Further information on the Department can be found at www.snm.ku.dk Application procedure The deadline for applications is 1. August 2014. Interviews will be held on 19. August 2014 in Copenhagen or over SKYPE. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY ONLINE on the link in the full posting found here: http://bit.ly/1z45TO8 Nina Rnsted, PhD Natural History Museum of Denmark University of Copenhagen Slvgade 83 DK-1307 Copenhagen E-mail: nronsted@snm.ku.dk http://bit.ly/1k8WkDGwww.MedPlant.eu. The position is funded by a grant from the VILLUM FONDEN. The starting salary is currently up to DKK 403,682 including annual supplement (+ pension up to DKK 69,030 annual). Qualifications and eligibility Applicants should hold a PhD degree in biology or another discipline of relevance for the research project. Experience with next generation sequencing, preferably with e-DNA metabarcoding, including both relevant labwork experience and bioinformatics, excellent English skills, and good interpersonal skills, is a requirement. The main criterion for selection will be the research potential of the applicant as reflected in publications, relevant research experience, and the letter of motivation. At the time of recruitment, it is a requirement that the candidate has a maximum of 3 years PhD experience. Mobility is required and the position cannot be used to extend existing contracts or recruit researchers with a PhD degree from the University of Copenhagen, unless the candidate has worked at another institution for minimum a year. Further information Inquiries about the position can be made to Associate Professor Nina Rnsted (E-mail:nronsted@snm.ku.dk). See also the homepage of the research group: http://bit.ly/1z45TO5 and the section: http://bit.ly/1k8Wivn Further information on the Department can be found at www.snm.ku.dk Application procedure The deadline for applications is 1. August 2014. Interviews will be held on 19. August 2014 in Copenhagen or over SKYPE. The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY ONLINE on the link in the full posting found here: http://bit.ly/1z45TO8 Nina Rnsted, PhD Natural History Museum of Denmark University of Copenhagen Slvgade 83 DK-1307 Copenhagen E-mail: nronsted@snm.ku.dk http://bit.ly/1k8WkDG Coordinator of MedPlant ITN network. www.MedPlant.eu Nina Rnsted via Gmail

June 30, 2014

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Hi, I am a PhD student at the University of East Anglia working on a PhD project about population differentiation in the Cape Verde warbler. This project aims to assess differences in ecology, morphology and genetics between the remaining populations of the Cape Verde warbler. We conducted a field season last year with the aim of collecting samples for genetic analysis. This year, we plan to characterize habitat features and insect abundance, conduct population censuses, record bird sound, ring birds and possibly collect blood and faecal samples. Work will be conducted on Santo Anto, S. Nicolau, Fogo and Santiago. We are seeking a field assistant for three months (September-December 2014). Accommodation, food and local transportation will be provided, but the volunteer will have to pay for his/her own flight to Cape Verde. Experience in bird, insect or habitat surveying, or bird ringing desired, We mostly seek an adventurous and flexible field assistant, as protocol adjustments and schedule changes are likely to happen, and living conditions are not always comfortable. There is an opportunity to develop a MSc project, for example on how bird song differs across populations. For more information on the project and previous field season please see: http://bit.ly/1lunKDF http://bit.ly/1pG4M5p http://bit.ly/1pG4M5r If you are interested please send an email to h.batalha@uea.ac.uk by 15th July 2014 with relevant field experience, contact details of references and a CV. Helena Batalha PhD Student School of Biological Sciences University of East Anglia NR4 7TJ Norwich UK PS. please note that this warbler lives in sugar cane plantations, coffee fields, mountains… we are not going to spend 3 months working on the beach ;) “Helena Batalha (BIO)” via Gmail

June 28, 2014

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Lisbon Workshop on Behavior, Cognition and Evolution: From Non-Human Primates to Homo Sapiens July 1st-2nd, 2014 Keynote Address byTetsuro Matsuzawa President of the International Primatological Society Website: http://bit.ly/UWpsYY The workshop is organized bythe Applied Evolutionary Epistemology Lab of the Centre for Philosophy of Science of the University of Lisbon & the Centre for Anthropological Research of the Faculty of Human Sciences of the New University of Lisbon; in collaboration with the Portuguese Primatological Association, the Portuguese Ethological Society, CESAM, the Neuroscience Program of the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, the Lisbon Zoo, and with the support of the Fund for Science and Technology, Portugal. appeelannouncements via Gmail
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We are currently recruiting a talented postdoctoral researcher to lead a 3-year NSF-funded project examining the functional evolution of RNA interference across animals and plants. The project will include an exciting mashup of phylogenetic analysis, ancestral sequence reconstruction, structural dynamics modeling, and molecular kinetics, so it should be fun. The overall objective is to characterize how key RNAi genes functionally diversified in animals and plants, with an eye toward understanding structural mechanisms and identifying possible convergence. Experience in RNAi, phylogenetics, structural modeling and/or molecular biochemistry will be looked upon favorably, as will evidence of creativity and scientific rigor. If you think you might like to contribute to this project and would like more details, please email a CV and 1-page description of your relevant research interests to me. Thanks, Bryan Kolaczkowski Department of Microbiology and Cell Science University of Florida bryank@ufl.edu via Gmail

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—_000_551DAE79E6212746AF2827721812B4B950B699F7VUEX14MB3vuadvi_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”Windows-1252” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Postdoctoral position Evolutionary Biology and Ecology Evolutionary Biology and Ecology - The position is 50% research and 50% teaching, including specialized course(s) in an area of expertise (specifics below). The successful candidate will collaborate with an established faculty member in Biology. Applicants are invited to contact potential faculty mentors (see below for list). For more information about the department in general, visithttp://www.villanova.edu/artsci/biology/. Postdoctoral positions in the Department of Biology have several advantages, and are an excellent way to prepare for a tenure-track position at many universities and colleges. As a Postdoctoral Fellow, you will: - Develop and maintain a productive research collaboration with an established faculty member in the department. -Teach in two undergraduate courses (lecture and lab, one in evolution and a second course in ecology). In addition, opportunities exist to develop a course in your area of expertise. - Participate in the academic life of the department by serving as an undergraduate research mentor, serving on a departmental committee, and attending faculty meetings. - Enhance your background in curriculum development by promoting the personal and professional development of undergraduate and graduate students and fostering critical thinking and problem solving, all within a context of a liberal arts education, helping students become future leaders that contribute to their field and society. Applicants should have a Ph.D. To apply, go online at http://bit.ly/UT3kii, and submit a complete curriculum vitae, plan of proposed research with a faculty mentor, teaching statement, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on July 5 and continue until filled, with the desired starting date for this appointment August 22, 2014. If questions, contact Dr. Russell Gardner, Chair (russell.gardner@villanova.edu; 610-519-4830). Also refer to the FAQ page associated with job searches:http://bit.ly/UT3iHb Faculty with research interests in Evolution and Ecology: Aaron Bauer Systematics, evolutionary morphology, and historical biogeography of amphibians and reptiles http://bit.ly/UT3iHd Samantha Chapman Ecosystem ecology http://bit.ly/UT3iHe Robert Curry Evolutionary and behavioral ecology http://bit.ly/UT3iHg Vikram Iyengar Behavioral ecology; entomology; chemical ecology http://bit.ly/1mpc31h Todd Jackman Molecular systematics, phylogeography, herpetology http://bit.ly/UT3lCI J. Adam Langley Global change ecology http://bit.ly/1mpc31j Michael Russell Evolutionary and reproductive ecology of marine invertebrates; paleobiology http://bit.ly/UT3kyE Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. An AA/EEO employer, Villanova seeks a diverse faculty committed to scholarship, service, and especially teaching, who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. Todd Jackman, Professor Department of Biology Villanova University Mendel Hall Villanova, PA 19085 Office: 610-519-5502 Lab:610-519-5503 http://bit.ly/UT3lCI —_000_551DAE79E6212746AF2827721812B4B950B699F7VUEX14MB3vuadvi_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”Windows-1252” Content-ID: Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Postdoctoral position  Evolutionary Biology and Ecology    Evolutionary Biology and Ecology - The position is 50% research and 50% teaching, including specialized course(s) in an area of expertise (specifics below).  The successful candidate will collaborate with an established faculty member in Biology. Applicants are invited to contact potential faculty mentors (see below for list). For more information about the department in general, visithttp://www.villanova.edu/artsci/biology/.   Postdoctoral positions in the Department of Biology have several advantages, and are an excellent way to prepare for a tenure-track position at many universities and colleges. As a Postdoctoral Fellow, you will: - Develop and maintain a productive research collaboration with an established faculty member in the department. -Teach in two undergraduate courses (lecture and lab, one in evolution and a second course in ecology).  In addition, opportunities exist to develop a course in your area of expertise. - Participate in the academic life of the department by serving as an undergraduate research mentor, serving on a departmental committee, and attending faculty meetings. - Enhance your background in curriculum development by promoting the personal and professional development of undergraduate and graduate students and fostering critical thinking and problem solving, all within a context of a liberal arts education, helping students become future leaders that contribute to their field and society. Applicants should have a Ph.D. To apply, go online at http://bit.ly/UT3kii, and submit a complete curriculum vitae, plan of proposed research with a faculty mentor, teaching statement, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation. Review of applications will begin on July 5 and continue until filled, with the desired starting date for this appointment August 22, 2014.   If questions, contact Dr. Russell Gardner, Chair (russell.gardner@villanova.edu; 610-519-4830). Also refer to the FAQ page associated with job searches:http://http://bit.ly/UT3iHb Faculty with research interests in Evolution and Ecology: Aaron Bauer  Systematics, evolutionary morphology, and historical biogeography of amphibians and reptiles http://bit.ly/UT3iHd Samantha Chapman  Ecosystem ecology http://bit.ly/UT3iHe Robert Curry  Evolutionary and behavioral ecology http://bit.ly/UT3iHg Vikram Iyengar  Behavioral ecology; entomology; chemical ecology http://bit.ly/1mpc31h Todd Jackman  Molecular systematics, phylogeography, herpetology http://bit.ly/UT3lCI J. Adam Langley  Global change ecology http://bit.ly/1mpc31j Michael Russell  Evolutionary and reproductive ecology of marine invertebrates; paleobiology http://bit.ly/UT3kyE    Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order.  An AA/EEO employer, Villanova seeks a diverse faculty committed to scholarship, service, and especially teaching, who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University’s mission and values. Todd Jackman, Professor Department of Biology Villanova University Mendel Hall Villanova, PA 19085 Office: 610-519-5502 Lab:610-519-5503 http://bit.ly/UT3lCI —_000_551DAE79E6212746AF2827721812B4B950B699F7VUEX14MB3vuadvi via Gmail
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Advertisement of vacancy The Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin is Germany’s premier wildlife research institute, one of eight research institutes in the Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V., a member of the Leibniz Association and jointly funded by the German federal and state governments. The IZW focuses on the life histories and mechanisms of evolutionary adaptations of mammals, their limits and their conservation in natural and anthropogenically influenced environments. The institute operates within the fields of wildlife health and diseases, reproductive biology and medicine, and evolutionary ecology and genetics. The Department of Wildlife Diseases offers (beginning 1st September 2014) a PhD-Position on “Measuring immunogenetic diversity during the Pleistocene”(Reference number 20/2014) This project will utilize novel next generation sequencing approaches to characterize the evolution of immunogenetic loci over a ca. 50,000 year time span in species with contrasting demographic histories (extinct woolly mammoths and muskoxen). We expect to determine the rate of evolution, persistence and replacement of Toll-Like Receptor (TLR) and Major Histocompatibility locus (MHC) alleles for both species which will provide a better understanding of the evolutionary dynamics of the loci that cannot be obtained from examination of modern DNA. Specific tasks include - Development of hybridization capture assays coupled with next generation sequencing for the MHC and TLRs - Bioinformatic and evolutionary genetic analysis of generated data - Logistical coordination of work between Canada, Denmark and Germany Requirements - Diploma or Master of Science in Biology or related fields; - Strong background in evolutionary biology and phylogenetics; - Preference will be given to candidates with ancient DNA or forensic DNA experience; - Preference will also be given to candidates with next generation sequencing experience; - A background in statistics and bioinformatics would be advantageous; - Organizational skills and ability to work in a team; - Part of the project will take place in Canada. Thus, proficiency in English (speaking and writing) is required The position is initially limited to two years, beginning September 1, 2014, with the possibility for extension to a maximum of three years. Salary takes place according to TVöD (65%). The IZW is determined to increase the proportion of women in successful scientific careers and particularly encourages female scientists to apply. For further information please contact Prof. Alex Greenwood (e-mail greenwood@izw-berlin.de). Applicants should submit a letter explaining their interests in and particular skills for this position, a CV, copies of relevant degrees and contact details of two people who can provide a reference, as one single PDF-file before July 11th , 2014. Applications should be sent to: Leibniz-Institut für Zoo- und Wildtierforschung im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V., Personalabteilung, Frau Stephanie Vollberg, (personal@izw-berlin.de), Postfach 70 04 30, 10324 Berlin, www.izw-berlin.de Best wishes Stephanie Stephanie Vollberg Personal IZW Tel. 030- 5168 107 Fax. 030-5126 104 vollberg@izw-berlin.de “Vollberg, Stephanie” via Gmail
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topic : URGENT PhD in Marseilles-France, marine population genetics/metabarcoding We seek a highly motivated and well ranked PhD student to study the biodiversity of (marine) coralligenous habitats, at both the community and intraspecific levels, from data that will be mostly obtained using genetic tools including Next-Generation Sequencing, and analyzed taking into account ecological factors and marine currents (at both the local and Mediterranean scales). The scientific interest relies in comparing diversity at the community level, assessed by metabarcoding and compared with traditional taxonomical methods, and diversity at the intraspecific level (population genetics or genomics), providing ways of testing hypotheses such as the neutral biodiversity one, for instance. The implicated goal is to gain knowledge on these habitats, which provide important services and are very species rich, in order to propose new, efficient and cost-effective indicators of their ecological status, based on intra-specific and/or inter-specific diversity (to be tested). The team working on this topic, financed by two European projects is locally composed of a post-doctoral fellow (starting in autumn 2014), a PhD student on coralligenous Socio-ecosystem (starting autumn 2014) and an engineer to help with meta-barcoding (to be hired before the end of 2014), a last-year PhD student (diving, ecology, indicators), and several permanent researchers plus the diving team. More details are available at: http://bit.ly/1mpc0mf send applications and questions to Anne Chenuil anne.chenuil@imbe.fr Anne CHENUIL Email: UMR 7263 (CNRS) - IMBE Institut Mditerranen de Biodiversit et d’Ecologie Marine et continentale (IMBE) (Aix-Marseille Universit) Station Marine d’Endoume Chemin de la Batterie des Lions 13007 MARSEILLE Tel.: +33 (0)4 91 04 16 17 Fax: +33 (0)4 91 04 16 35 Anne Chenuil via Gmail
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While the position below advertises Global change/macroecology, those with evolutionary interests/approaches are encouraged to apply. The Department of Biology of the Faculty of Science at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a Canada Research Chair (Tier 2) in the area of Global Change and Macroecology. The successful candidate will contribute to undergraduate teaching in the Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour option in the Biology program and the Global Change option of the Environmental Sciences Program, as well as teach graduate courses. The Department of Biology conducts prominent research in macroecology and on how global changes will affect biodiversity and ecosystem services. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or in a related field with postdoctoral experience and an exceptional track record in research; the successful candidates are expected to develop internationally-recognized research programs. A commitment to teaching and graduate training, and a willingness to contribute to collaborative and collegial research interactions in the department are necessary. Excellent communication skills in either English or French with at least a passive knowledge of the other official language also are required. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach in both English and French. The University of Ottawa is located at the heart of Canada’s capital: a cosmopolitan environment offering many cultural and recreational activities as well as direct access to a large group of government and industrial research laboratories. The University of Ottawa has a proud tradition of 160 years of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members in their second official language. At the time of tenure, professors are expected to have the ability to function in a bilingual setting. For more details and application instructions see: http://bit.ly/1qDdRc8 Howard D. Rundle, Associate Professor & CRC (Tier 2) Department of Biology, 30 Marie-Curie Priv. University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5, CANADA Ph: +1 613-562-5800 x2835; Fax: +1 613-562-5486; Skype: howarddrundle http://bit.ly/1j35Slx http://bit.ly/1qDdRZO howard.rundle@uottawa.ca via Gmail

June 27, 2014

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At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering, Section of Biology and Environmental Science a PhD stipend is available within the general study programme Biotechnology. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 September 2014. Job description The interplay between the genotype and the environment governs the phenotype and ultimately the success of populations and species. The aim of the PhD study is to increase our understanding of interactions between the genotype and the environment. Populations of Drosophila and other arthropod model organisms will be investigated under a range of ecologically relevant benign and stressful environmental conditions and their functional and molecular phenotypes, as well genotypes, will be assessed to pinpoint causes and consequences of genotype by environment interactions. A special case of genotype by environment interactions, namely interactions between inbreeding and the environment, in small populations with high rates of inbreeding and genetic drift may have special focus in the proposed project. Results are expected to deepen our understanding of complex associations between genotypes and environments and thus provide answers to pressing questions in conservation and evolutionary biology. The PhD project is part of a larger project financed trhough a Sapere Aude grant from the Danish Research Council. Applicants for this PhD position should hold a Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Biology, Biotechnology or similar, and have a strong interest in experimental as well as analytical work. Excellent skills in oral and written English are required. The candidate must submit the application including CV, list of publications (if available), official examination certificates and one or more recommendation letters. You may obtain further information from Professor MSO Torsten Nygaard Kristensen, phone: (+45) 6146 3375 email: tnk@bio.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend. Please also visit this homepage for more information: http://bit.ly/1mFsPOu Kind regards Torsten Torsten Nygaard Kristensen Biology and Environmental Science Phone: (+45) 61463375 | Email: tnk@bio.aau.dk | Web: www.bio.aau.dk Aalborg University | Sohngaardsholmsvej 57 | Aalborg I Denmark Torsten Nygård Kristensen via Gmail
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—_000_CFD1F8EE46EA4jmcastoeutaedu_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”Windows-1252” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable University of Texas at Arlington Research Engineering Scientist Associate I To apply: http://bit.ly/1pVrmol (Posting located in the Engineering Job Family) Hiring Department: Biology, Genomics Core Facility Pay type: Monthly Salary $2631.00 (negotiable depending on qualifications) Hours per week: 40 (8am - 5pm) FLSA status: Exempt Start Date: Staring immediately Location: Arlington, TX Required Application Materials Please include a Resume and List of References (with contact information) Purpose To provide IT support to the Genomics Core Facility staff and all equipment in the facility; to provide bioinformatics support to faculty related to next generation sequencing data; to carry out a variety of Genomics Core-related tasks as required. Essential Functions Diagnose and perform intermediate-to-advanced repair of computing hardware, software (with emphasis on Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office software, including PC troubleshooting skills), and network issues in a professional and timely manner. Administer, maintain and update websites & servers. Provide IT support for the Illumina MiSeq next-generation sequencing machine, including managing of data files, and making these available to customers. Provide IT and bioinformatics support to students and faculty to facilitate genomic analysis, including installation and running of bioinformatics software, writing and management of scripts to manipulate data and data formats, and assistance curating and serving large datasets from the server. Proactively and effectively communicate with supervisors, staff and faculty. Carry out a variety of Core-related duties (placing service calls, training new users, meeting with maintenance technicians) as needed. Create and update onli ne documentation and protocols for standards, services and procedures. Marginal/Incidental Functions Other functions as assigned Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in computer science or biology. Ability to multitask and maintain productivity on multiple projects. Strong analytical, prioritizing, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Self-motivated with attention to detail, deadlines and reporting. Experience maintaining server and workstation software and hardware, including Windows and Microsoft Office. Proficiency employing bioinformatics software in a linux/unix environment. Sufficient familiarity with common bioinformatics databases and tools to independently design and perform diverse bioinformatics tasks. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: college or college degree, list school name, degree type, major, graduated or not, and hours completed if not graduated. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substit uted as appropriate. Preferred Qualifications 1+ years of working experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, biology, or related fields. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency in data analysis including: Programming experience in Perl and/or Python. Unix shell scripting experience. Next generation sequencing data analysis. Experience with data visualization, including analysis in R, and/or experience programming in R. Ability to understand biological questions and bioinformatics solutions. Working Conditions May work around chemical fumes. May work around standard office conditions. May work around biohazards. May work around chemicals. May work around electrical and mechanical hazards. Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation. Use of manual dexterity. Lifting and Moving. —_000_CFD1F8EE46EA4jmcastoeutaedu_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”Windows-1252” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

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—001a11352c62ab81cd04fcbe5673 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable A two-year postdoc is available for a creative and motivated person to work on the genomics of adaptation and speciation in Timema stick insects. The postdoc will work with Patrik Nosil in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield (also in close collaboration with Zach Gompert at Utah State University). The position is funded by an European Research Council grant focused on testing hypotheses about how genomes evolve as species formation unfolds from beginning to end. One major goal is to directly isolate the role of the process of natural selection in generating observed patterns of genomic divergence between host-associated populations and species of stick insects. The approach is to combine ‘standard’ observational whole genome sequencing with field transplants experimentally measuring selection at the genomic level. The results will provide insight into the temporal and genomic dynamics of speciation. For an example of the types of questions and data to be handled see Soria-Corrasco et al. 2014 in Science. What we require: The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for leading hypothesis-driven analyses of large DNA sequence data sets (i.e., genome-scale data from 100’s of individuals). A Ph.D. is required. The successful applicant must have demonstrated expertise in population genetics, phylogenetics, genomics, or computational statistics. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with: (i) experience with UNIX, high performance computing, and programming in C or C++ (preferred) or in R and Perl or Python, (ii) the ability to develop and apply statistical or computational methods to solve problems, (iii) a history of independent and creative thinking in the design or execution of big data analysis, and (iv) specific expertise in research on speciation, theoretical models of evolution, or phenotypic plasticity. What we offer: A two-year contract hosted in a vibrant department and lab group. The position will come with flexibility for pursuing independent research ideas surrounding the general theme of genome evolution during speciation. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. To apply, contact Patrik Nosil by email (p.nosil@sheffield.ac.uk) and include a CV and brief (1-page) statement of research interests. For more information on the lab: http://bit.ly/1kRiEUc —001a11352c62ab81cd04fcbe5673 Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

A two-year postdoc is available for a creative and motivated person to work on the genomics of adaptation and speciation in Timema stick insects. The postdoc will work with Patrik Nosil in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield (also in close collaboration with Zach Gompert at Utah State University). The position is funded by an European Research Council grant focused on testing hypotheses about how genomes evolve as species formation unfolds from beginning to end. One major goal is to directly isolate the role of the process of natural selection in generating observed patterns of genomic divergence between host-associated populations and species of stick insects. The approach is to combine ‘standard’ observational whole genome sequencing with field transplants experimentally measuring selection at the genomic level. The results will provide insight into the temporal and genomic dynamics of speciation. For an example of the types of questions and data to be handled see Soria-Corrasco et al. 2014 in Science.What we require:The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for leading hypothesis-driven analyses of large DNA sequence data sets (i.e., genome-scale data from 100’s of individuals). A Ph.D. is required. The successful applicant must have demonstrated expertise in population genetics, phylogenetics, genomics, or computational statistics. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with: (i) experience with UNIX, high performance computing, and programming in C or C++ (preferred) or in R and Perl or Python, (ii) the ability to develop and apply statistical or computational methods to solve problems, (iii) a history of independent and creative thinking in the design or execution of big data analysis, and (iv) specific expertise in research on speciation, theoretical models of evolution, or phenotypic plasticity.What we offer:A two-year contract hosted in a vibrant department and lab group. The position will come with flexibility for pursuing independent research ideas surrounding the general theme of genome evolution during speciation.The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.To apply, contact Patrik Nosil by email (p.nosil@sheffield.ac.uk) and include a CV and brief (1-page) statement of research interests.  For more information on the lab:http://bit.ly/1kRiEUc —001a11352c62ab81cd04fcbe567 via Gmail
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—_000_8F520F4A3134294A9668CC04645A2EFB83EE2468exchange21_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”iso-8859-1” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Dear all, I would appreciate help to spread this announcement of two postdoc positions at the Swedish Species Information Centre, Uppsala, Sweden. http://bit.ly/1pVrm7H Best regards, Tord Two postdocs: Metapopulation dynamics in hierarchical, dynamic landscapes The Swedish Species Information Centre is a national centre for knowledge on biodiversity. Our work includes compiling and storing biodiversity data and assessing the viability of species in Sweden. We are currently recruiting two postdocs who will work on the spatial dynamics of sessile species living in hierarchically structured, dynamic landscapes. We are seeking two postdocs who will work within three subject areas: metapopulation dynamics of species with different life-history traits; development of models for metapopulation dynamics of sessile species using solely distribution pattern data; dispersal range estimation combining modelling of data on metapopulation dynamics and spatial genetic structuring. We have data on metapopulation dynamics and local abundance growth from repeated surveys of epiphytes and their host trees starting around 2000. We also have samples from the entire metapopulation of one model species (Lobaria pulmonaria) to be used for the population genetic studies. One aim of these studies based on systematically collected data from repeated surveys is to evaluate our ongoing metapopulation modelling based on Citizen Science Data that has been reported to www.artportalen.se. The model system is epiphytic bryophytes and lichens living in hierarchically structured, dynamic forest landscapes. The work is funded by the Swedish Research Council. via Gmail