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—_000_885F3115927C4916BDA7375D8D270066austinutexasedu_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”Windows-1252” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Job Position at the Univ. of Texas at Austin: laboratory fish care technician The laboratory of Dr. Daniel Bolnick at UT Austin, seeks an organized and experienced individual to fill a job position as an animal care technician. The technician would join a friendly and diverse research lab studying the evolution of immunity to parasites. The technician would work at the University of Texas at Austin main campus, and be a part of one of the leading Evolution Ecology & Behavior departments in the U.S. The primary duties of the technician will be to care for a large laboratory population of fish, the threespine stickleback. The technician will be responsible for aquarium system maintenance, feeding animals, maintaining clean aquaria and animal care rooms, purchasing supplies, rearing fish food (copepods), maintaining animal care logs, and breeding fish. The technician will also be called upon to assist other lab members with experimental assays of fish resistance/tolerance to a tapeworm parasite. Additional responsiblities, as needed, may include assisting with specimen dissection, DNA extraction, and related laboratory analyses. The key qualifications for this position are: i) prior experience with fish care and aquarium systems. ii) strong organizational skills and attention to detail iii) a strong work ethic and ability to collaborate with others iv) a Bachelor’s degree, or higher, preferably in biology or a related field. To apply, pleases send a pdf containing a cover letter, a CV, and names and contact information for two recommendation letter writers to Dr. Daniel Bolnick (danbolnick@austin.utexas.edu). Any previous experience with animal care, fish, or laboratory should be emphasized and explained in detail in the cover letter and letters of recommendation wherever possible. Questions may be directed to the same email address. The Bolnick lab’s research focuses on evolutionary ecology of trait variation within populations, including variation in diet, courtship traits, and immune function. More information on research in the lab can be found at http://bit.ly/1kKlSgL. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired, but we expect to make a decision no later than August 15. The position is intended to be full time, but if required we could consider a half-time position. The employee would initially appointed for a period of 12 months at a starting salary of approximately $2,500 per month (depending on qualifications), plus benefits. The chosen applicant will ideally start work in August 2014, though later start dates might be negotiable. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. ==========================Dr. Daniel I. Bolnick Early Career Scientist Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor Section of Integrative Biology One University Station C0990 University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 78712 512-471-2824 fax 512-471-3878 danbolnick@austin.utexas.edu http://bit.ly/17nTIe2 ========================= —_000_885F3115927C4916BDA7375D8D270066austinutexasedu_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”Windows-1252” Content-ID: Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Job Position at the Univ. of Texas at Austin: laboratory fish care technician

The laboratory of Dr. Daniel Bolnick at UT Austin, seeks an organized and experienced individual to fill a job position as an animal care technician. The technician would join a friendly and diverse research lab studying the evolution of immunity to parasites. The technician would work at the University of Texas at Austin main campus, and be a part of one of the leading Evolution Ecology & Behavior departments in the U.S.

The primary duties of the technician will be to care for a large laboratory population of fish, the threespine stickleback. The technician will be responsible for aquarium system maintenance, feeding animals, maintaining clean aquaria and animal care rooms, purchasing supplies, rearing fish food (copepods), maintaining animal care logs, and breeding fish. The technician will also be called upon to assist other lab members with experimental assays of fish resistance/tolerance to a tapeworm parasite. Additional responsiblities, as needed, may include assisting with specimen dissection, DNA extraction, and related laboratory analyses.

The key qualifications for this position are:

i)               prior experience with fish care and aquarium systems.

ii)             strong organizational skills and attention to detail

iii)            a strong work ethic and ability to collaborate with others

iv)            a Bachelor’s degree, or higher, preferably in biology or a related field.

To apply, pleases send a pdf containing a cover letter, a CV, and names and contact information for two recommendation letter writers to Dr. Daniel Bolnick (danbolnick@austin.utexas.edu). Any previous experience with animal care, fish, or laboratory should be emphasized and explained in detail in the cover letter and letters of recommendation wherever possible. Questions may be directed to the same email address.

The Bolnick lab’s research focuses on evolutionary ecology of trait variation within populations, including variation in diet, courtship traits, and immune function. More information on research in the lab can be found at http://bit.ly/1kKlUoK.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired, but we expect to make a decision no later than August 15.

The position is intended to be full time, but if required we could consider a half-time position. The employee would initially appointed for a period of 12 months at a starting salary of approximately $2,500 per month (depending on qualifications), plus benefits. The chosen applicant will ideally start work in August 2014, though later start dates might be negotiable. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

=========================== Dr. Daniel I. Bolnick Early Career Scientist Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professor Section of Integrative Biology One University Station C0990 University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX 78712 512-471-2824 fax 512-471-3878danbolnick@austin.utexas.edu http://bit.ly/17nTIe2 ========================== —_000_885F3115927C4916BDA7375D8D270066austinutexasedu via Gmail
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Dear All, I would like to draw your attention to two exciting new job openings for a Postdoctoral Fellow and a Bioinformatician to study the genetics of transmissible cancers in dogs and Tasmanian devils at the University of Cambridge. The two posts are part of a Wellcome Trust funded project within Dr Elizabeth Murchisons research group at the Department of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Cambridge. The project will involve genetic analysis of hundreds of dog and Tasmanian devil tumour samples in order to investigate the evolution of transmissible cancers. Our analysis may provide insights into how and why transmissible cancers emerge, with implications for broader understanding of cancer evolution. These roles provide an exciting opportunity to combine cancer genomics with conservation biology and veterinary research to study the emergence, evolution and spread of transmissible cancers. We are looking for two highly motivated and enthusiastic individuals to fill these roles. Please find more information in the following links: Bioinformatician: http://bit.ly/1upBAOo Postdoctoral Fellow: http://bit.ly/1ve1xEG Please dont hesitate to contact me for more information about the roles. Best regards, Elizabeth Murchison Elizabeth Murchison Reader in Comparative Oncology and Genetics Department of Veterinary Medicine University of Cambridge Madingley Road Cambridge CB3 0ES United Kingdom Phone: +44(0)1223766497 Email: epm27@cam.ac.uk http://bit.ly/1upBAOq Elizabeth Murchison via Gmail
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PhD position on evolutionary biology of alpine plants University of Neuchatel, Switzerland How readily do resistance traits to climatic extremes evolve? -The goal of this project is to investigate the rates of adaptation of traits associated with living at low or high elevations. The research will involve sampling plants in the Alps, assessing climate-stress resistance traits under common garden conditions, and conducting phylogenetic comparative analysis of these traits. The candidate should have an eager interest in plants and their evolution, a strong background in quantitative thinking, experimental design, statistical analysis, and enthusiasm for fieldwork in the high Alps. The project is a collaboration with the University of Zrich and the University of Heidelberg, Germany, so there is an opportunity to visit those places during the project. The project is based at the Institute of Biology at Neuchatel, Switzerland. The Institute consists of a dozen groups working in diverse fields of ecology, evolution, physiology, and molecular biology ( http://bit.ly/1qYSmS2 ). The University, in collaboration with CUSO (the Universities of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg), offers outstanding PhD programs in evolutionary biology ( http://bit.ly/XGmtFy ). The position is financed by the Canton of Neuchatel for 4 years. The position comes with some teaching expectations (eight one-day Botany excursions per year and 30 hours of Botany pracs). For more information, contact Yvonne Willi (yvonne.willi@unine.ch). Applicants must have a university degree in the natural sciences that allows entrance to a PhD program (ideally in evolutionary biology or ecology), and very good organizational, analytical, and scientific writing skills. Motivated applicants should submit (1) a one-page letter that summarizes interests and relevant experience, (2) their CV, (3) copies of undergraduate and masters/diploma transcripts, and (4) contact information of two references (all as a ***single PDF***) to: yvonne.willi@unine.ch. Applications are welcome until the position is filled. First reviewing starts on September 10, 2014. WILLI Yvonne via Gmail
01:05

We are recruiting an evolutionary-minded person with strong bioinformatics skills for a 3 year postdoc position analysing large pollinator genomics and transcriptomics data. Full ad is here: http://bit.ly/UZJNwp Apply by August 17th. Yannick Wurm - http://bit.ly/1kK1Z9l y.wurm@qmul.ac.uk ⋅ skype:yannickwurm ⋅ +44 207 882 3049 5.03A Fogg ⋅ School of Biological & Chemical Sciences ⋅ Queen Mary, University of London ⋅ Mile End Road ⋅ E1 4NS London ⋅ UK y.wurm@qmul.ac.uk via Gmail

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Freie Universitaet Berlin Department of Mathematics and Computer Science lnstitute of Computer Science and the Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) invite applications for a Junior Professorship in Computational Metagenomics (W 1) The successful applicant will be required to conduct research and teach in the area named above. Appointment requirements are governed by article 102a of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz). The appointee will have an outstanding track record of university teaching and research in metagenomics data analysis and bioinformatics as applied to environmental metagenomics and biodiversity research in general. Her or his work should further strengthen an innovative research program with high international visibility and focus on data analysis and algorithm development, interlinking with and complementing existing research initiatives at the IGB as well as Freie Universitt Berlin. Applicants should be familiar with grant-sponsored research. The successful candidate is expected to teach at both graduate and undergraduate levels within Freie Universitaet Berlin’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. She or he will also be required to assume responsibilities within the university’s institutions of academic self-governance. The working language at the IGB is English. For courses taught at Freie Universitt Berlin and in order to facilitate communication among our multicultural staff, proficiency in both German and English is strongly desirable. Aside from a work area at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science the professor’s office and staff will be located at the IGB, the largest freshwater ecology institute in Germany, which offers cutting-edge laboratory and field facilities for interdisciplinary research (including a large-scale experimental infrastructure and long-term research programs). Furthermore, the successful candidate will cooperate closely with the Berlin-Brandenburg Institute of Advanced Biodiversity Research (BBIB). The successful candidate will be appointed as a civil servant for an initial duration of three years. Provided that her or his performance is thereafter evaluated positively, employment may be extended for three more years. Applications quoting the reference code “W1 MetaGen” should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification, a list of publications, evidence of teaching competence (such as courses previously taught) as well as of involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects and externally funded projects. All materials, including a private postal and/or e-mail address must be received electronically and in hard copy no later than August 21st, 2014 at Freie Universitt Berlin Fachbereich Mathematik und Informatik Dekanat - Frau zel Arnimallee 14 14195 Berlin Germany or via email at dekan@mi.fu-berlin.de Further inquiries should be directed to Prof. Dr. Klement Tockner, Director of the IGB (tockner@igb-berlin.de), or Prof. Dr. Knut Reinert, Head of Bioinformatics at Freie Universitaet Berlin (knut.reinert@fu-berlin.de). Application guidelines and general information on the appointment procedure as well as requirements for junior professorships at Freie Universitt Berlin can be found at http://bit.ly/1nuHE2o. For additional details, please visit: www.igb-berlin.de www.fu-berlin.de www.mi.fu-berlin.de www.math-berlin.de http://bit.ly/1vdOpiZ.www.igb-berlin.de www.fu-berlin.de www.mi.fu-berlin.de www.math-berlin.de http://bit.ly/1vdOpiZ. www.begendiv.de monaghan@igb-berlin.de via Gmail

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POSTDOC IN POPULATION GENETICS, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY A postdoctoral position is available in Molly Przeworski’s group at Columbia University. Our research focuses on understanding mutation and recombination in humans and other species, and on modeling and detecting the footprints of natural selection in genetic variation data. For more information, see: http://bit.ly/1nuHCrk The specific postdoctoral project will be focused on the evolution of mutation rates in primates. Applicants for the position must have a background in bioinformatics, including experience with genomic data analysis, and strong quantitative skills. Programming skills in R and Perl/Python are essential. The group is located in a newly renovated computational space on the main (Morningside Heights) campus of Columbia University, contiguous to labs run by Harmen Bussmaker, Dana Pe’er and Guy Sella. It benefits from close ties with these groups as well as those of Itzik Pe’er in Computer Science and Joe Pickrell at the New York Genome Center. Postdoctoral fellows at Columbia have access to nice, subsidized housing within walking distance of campus. Informal inquiries as well as applications (including a CV, copies of relevant publications and two letters of recommendation) should be emailed to Molly Przeworski at . The start date is flexible, but can be immediate. Molly Przeworski Professor Dept. of Biological Sciences Dept. of Systems Biology Columbia University molly.przew@gmail.com via Gmail

August 6, 2014

23:30
BioInfoSummer 2014 1-5 December 2014 Monash University (Caulfield), Melbourne Bioinformatics is an exciting, fast‑moving area analysing and simulating the structures and processes of biological systems. BioInfoSummer introduces students, researchers and others working in related areas to the discipline. The program features: Introduction to molecular biosciences and bioinformatics Next-generation DNA sequencing and sequence evolution High-throughput technology and omics data analysis Methods in bioinformatics Systems biology Speakers include: Professor Mark Ragan (Institute for Molecular Bioscience) Professor Chris Overall (University of British Columbia) Professor Roger Daly (Monash University) Associate Professor Barbara Holland (University of Tasmania) Dr Alicia Oshlack, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute Website: www.amsi.org.au/bis It would be greatly appreciated. Best Regards, Liam Liam Williamson Research & Higher Education Administrative Assistant (I am in the office Tuesday and Friday) Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Building 161, C/- The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia P: +61 (3) 83441780 | F: +61 (3) 8344 6324 | E: liam@amsi.org.au | W: www.amsi.org.au Join us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1aLiCpzwww.amsi.org.au/bis It would be greatly appreciated. Best Regards, Liam Liam Williamson Research & Higher Education Administrative Assistant (I am in the office Tuesday and Friday) Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute Building 161, C/- The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010 Australia P: +61 (3) 83441780 | F: +61 (3) 8344 6324 | E: liam@amsi.org.au | W: www.amsi.org.au Join us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1aLiCpz AMSI - Events via Gmail
02:32

A full-time research assistant position is available in the Powell Lab at the George Washington University, Washington DC. The work will focus on sorting and curating Turtle Ant (genus Cephalotes) specimens, and collecting and analyzing morphological data. The morphological data collection will span traditional linear measurements, 2D morphometrics, and 3D shape analyses. This work will play a major role in our ongoing work on the ecology of diversification in this remarkable group of ants. Experience with curating ants or other insects is required, and applications from candidates with an existing interest in morphological evolution and/or functional ecology of insects are especially welcome. The successful candidate will be encouraged to play an active role in the scientific content and goals of ongoing work. The Powell Lab is part of the active and newly expanded Ecology and Evolutionary Biology group in the Department of Biological Sciences at the George Washington University. The University’s location also allows for frequent interactions with the larger community of Evolutionary Biologists and Ecologists from the many other institutions in the Washington DC Metro area. The minimum degree required for this position is BA/BS in biology or related field, with specialization in Evolutionary Biology and Ecology, Entomology, or related disciplines. The position is available immediately, but with the expected start date between September 2014 and January 2015. Funding is available for an initial first year, with renewal possible. Salary is $30,000/year with benefits. To apply, e-mail Dr. Scott Powell at scottpowell@email.gwu.edu with (1) your CV, (2) a statement of interest including a summary of your research experience and goals, (3) unofficial transcripts from your undergraduate institution, and (4) contact information for 3 references. Application deadline is rolling until the position is filled, with initial review starting September 1st 2014. For more information on work in our lab and our home department, please see http://bit.ly/1sbeKfo and http://bit.ly/1sbeIEe respectively. For further details about the position, please contact Scott Powell directly. via Gmail

02:32

The Sloan Lab in the Department of Biology at Colorado State University is accepting graduate students to start in the Fall of 2015. Our lab focuses on molecular evolution and genomics, and we are looking for students who are interested in contributing to a fun and intellectual research environment. Research themes include co-evolution between the nucleus and organelle genomes, sources of evolutionary cooperation and conflict between genomes, and the evolution of mutation rates. Most of our current projects use plant systems to address evolutionary questions in these broad areas. Our research approaches include a combination of field collections in natural populations, genetic crossing experiments, molecular genetic wet lab techniques, genome sequencing, and bioinformatic analysis. Graduate students will have the opportunity to develop their own projects that are connected to some of the broader research themes in the lab. Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, CO, about an hour north of Denver and right at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. Fort Collins is widely regarded as having a great quality of life at a reasonable cost of living. It has excellent opportunities for outdoor recreation, an active music scene, a strong biking culture, and numerous great restaurants and breweries. Students can apply directly to the Department of Biology or to affiliated interdisciplinary programs, including the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, the Program in Molecular Plant Molecular Biology, or the Cell and Molecular Biology Program. Successful applicants will receive a tuition waiver, health insurance, and a competitive stipend. Graduate applications for the Fall of 2015 in the Department of Biology and affiliated interdisciplinary programs are due by January 1 or January 15, 2015 (depending on the specific program). But students interested in joining the lab are strongly encouraged to contact Dan Sloan (dbsloan@rams.colostate.edu) well in advance of the application deadlines to discuss research opportunities and the best target program/department. Prospective students are also encouraged to contact Dr. Sloan to discuss applying to the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (application deadline November 4, 2014). Additional information at the Sloan Lab website: http://bit.ly/1asiBKM Instructions for applying to the Department of Biology are available at the following site, which also contains links to affiliated interdisciplinary programs: http://bit.ly/Ihoz6L Dan Sloan Department of Biology Colorado State University dbsloan@rams.colostate.edu via Gmail

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LECTURER IN BIOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL The Department of Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks applicants for a permanent 9 month Lecturer position, effective January 1, 2015. The position involves teaching 2-3 classes per semester, including courses in Ecology/Evolution and Introductory Biology. The successful candidate will also contribute to the implementation and evaluation of newly funded programs to bring evidence-based teaching methods to introductory courses, collaborate with faculty conducting biology education research, and work closely with tenure-track faculty in their discipline. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in the biological sciences or science education with at least one semester of full-time college teaching as instructor of record. Candidates should have clearly demonstrated a commitment to using evidence-based teaching methods in the classroom and have strong interdisciplinary content knowledge. To apply: Click on http://bit.ly/1v9Fvmq from any internet browser to apply for this position. Candidates must submit a letter of interest, a CV, and a concise statement of teaching philosophy and experience. In addition, candidates must also submit a link to a 10-minute teaching video as part of the application. We require 2 letters of reference to be emailed with the subject line of “LECTURER” to fncrawf@email.unc.edu The University of North Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. http://bit.ly/19fawEi Feel free to contact me or the search committee chair, John Bruno (jbruno@unc.edu), for more information. Christina Burch Associate Professor Department of Biology University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27599 cburch@bio.unc.edu 919-962-4445 via Gmail

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PART TIME, FIXED TERM TECHNICIAN POSITION I’d like to draw attention to a part-time post at the University of Reading. The post might suit someone looking for a way to fund themselves through our MSc in Plant Diversity, which can be taken part time over two years. The University of Reading has a long tradition of research and training in plant taxonomy. For more information about the position: http://bit.ly/1nrhRrL For more information about MSc Plant Diversity at the University of Reading: http://bit.ly/1v9Fv5Y Informal enquires to me, Dr Julie Hawkins http://bit.ly/1nrhPjR “Julie A. Hawkins” via Gmail
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*Postdoctoral Researcher, Behavioral Neurobiology, Biological Sciences, Virginia Tech* *Position Summary: *A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Kendra Sewall in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. The candidate will work on a project examining the effect of the ecological and social environment on neural plasticity, communication and social behavior in songbirds. The successful applicant will conduct field and captive research on songbird communication and cognition, as well as histology and bench laboratory work to examine makers of neural plasticity. *Position Duties and Responsibilities*: The project will require that the postdoc carrying out field research, which may require periods of travel. Additionally he or she will complete extensive behavioral experiments in captivity including bioacoustics recordings and analysis, and assays of cognition. Finally, the successful candidate will conduct histological work including immunohistochemistry and gene expression studies, in the lab. The aim of the study is to understand the cellular and molecular mechanisms by which environmental factors impact the brain and behavior. The postdoc will be involved in all aspects of the project and thus will receive broad training in field and laboratory methods. The successful applicant will join a group of exceptional researchers in organismal biology, including Drs. Joel McGlothlin, Ignacio Moore, Dana Hawley and Bill Hopkins. *To Apply: *Visit www.hr.vt.edu, posting #015965SR. Attach your cover letter summarizing your professional goals and research interests and your CV. Please send contact information for at least two professional references to Kendra Sewall (ksewall@vt.edu). *Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2014.* Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the search chair by the review begin date. For more information see links below. the Sewall lab: http://bit.ly/1lyVwJi Virginia Tech Biological Sciences: http://bit.ly/1v9yVwvwww.hr.vt.edu, posting #015965SR. Attach your cover letter summarizing your professional goals and research interests and your CV. Please send contact information for at least two professional references to Kendra Sewall (ksewall@vt.edu). *Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2014.* Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify the search chair by the review begin date. For more information see links below. the Sewall lab: http://bit.ly/1lyVwJi Virginia Tech Biological Sciences: http://bit.ly/1v9yVwv ksewall@vt.edu via Gmail

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Hello, Please share a link to my follow-up survey on postdoc/fellowship applications in early career researchers: http://svy.mk/1oe4gsX Thank you very much for your help! Fiona Dr Fiona C Ingleby Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Sussex Email: F.Ingleby@sussex.ac.uk Website: fionaingleby.weebly.com Tel: +44(0)1273678559 Fiona Ingleby via Gmail
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We would like to invite everyone to participate in a survey on family boundaries in vascular plants: http://svy.mk/1ulc78C A new Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification is in preparation to reflect research published since APGIII in 2009. This survey is an academic research project independent from the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group and its results will be used to inform the decision making process. Further details are available in the survey introductory text. We would also be grateful for your help in publicising this survey as widely as possible. Many thanks Maria Dr Maria Vorontsova Grass Taxonomist Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Richmond Surrey TW9 3AE United Kingdom Maria Vorontsova via Gmail

August 5, 2014

23:24

The Department of Biological Sciences (http://bit.ly/1sdqGKb) at the University at Buffalo (SUNY) is seeking outstanding applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the broad field of Metagenomics. We seek individuals using cutting-edge technologies to address fundamental biological questions in functional, computational or evolutionary metagenomic research. The Department of Biological Sciences is the major focal point for interdisciplinary research and education in life sciences at the University at Buffalo (UB). The University at Buffalo (UB) is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the State University of New York system. Opportunities for interdisciplinary interactions within UB, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and the NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences are available. A competitive startup package will be provided. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an externally funded research program and to participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching. Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or other doctorate degree), at least three years of relevant postdoctoral experience, a scholarly publication record and fluency in both spoken and written English. To apply, electronically submit a curriculum vitae, description of current and future research interests (3 pages maximum), and copies of published or in press publications (no more than five) from recent post-doctoral work to: http://bit.ly/1saFVH5. Paper copies of application materials will not be accepted/reviewed. Applications will be reviewed upon completion and must be received by November 1, 2014. Please consult our website for information about UB, our department and our community. The University at Buffalo is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Recruiter. gokcumen@gmail.com via Gmail

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—_000_140715681789429508ksuedu_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”iso-8859-1” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Save the dates… and plan to attend the 12th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium on October 31-November 2, 2014 at the Marriott Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO. The Symposium will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31th and conclude on Sunday November 2nd at noon. Registration will open soon! The 12th Ecological Genomics Symposium will feature an outstanding lineup of speakers that will discuss 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, Evolutionary and functional genomics of high-altitude adaptation in deer mice Casandra Extavour, Harvard University, Using Drosophilid flies to understand how the development of reproductive capacity may be influenced by ecological niche ? Jack Gilbert, University of Chicago and Argonne. Mapping the Microbiome in Agricultural Ecology Felicity Jones, Max Planck Institute, Tbingen, Germany, Molecular mechanisms of adaptive divergence and speciation in threespine sticklebacks. Catherine Linnen, University of Kentucky, From mice to mutations: Genetic basis of adaptive coloration in Peromyscus Michael Lynch, Indiana University, Moving population-genomics forward: 5000 Daphnia pulex genomes Sean Place, University of Oregon?, Comparative transcriptomics: An alternative approach to conservation in the Southern Ocean Jesse Poland, Kansas State University, High-throughput genotype and phenotype analysis of agriculture ecosystems John Stinchcombe, University of Toronto, Ecology and genomics of life history adaptation in introduced Arabidopsis populations Alex Wilson, University of Miami, Metabolic and developmental integration of the obligate intracellular symbionts of sap feeding insects POSTER SESSIONS: A 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 and the American Genetics Association. 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_140715681789429508ksuedu_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”iso-8859-1” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Save the dates…

        and plan to attend the 12th Annual Ecological Genomics Symposium on October 31-November 2, 2014 at the Marriott Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO. The Symposium will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 31th and conclude on Sunday November 2nd at noon.  Registration will open soon!

The 12th Ecological Genomics Symposium will feature an outstanding lineup of speakers that will discuss 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, Evolutionary and functional genomics of high-altitude adaptation in deer mice

Casandra Extavour, Harvard University, Using Drosophilid flies to understand how the development of reproductive capacity may be influenced by ecological niche

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Jack Gilbert, University of Chicagoand Argonne. Mapping the Microbiome in Agricultural Ecology

Felicity Jones, Max Planck Institute, Tbingen, Germany, Molecular mechanisms of adaptive divergence and speciation in threespine sticklebacks.

Catherine Linnen, University of Kentucky, From mice to mutations: Genetic basis of adaptive coloration in Peromyscus

Michael Lynch, Indiana University, Moving population-genomics forward: 5000 Daphnia pulex genomes

Sean Place, University of Oregon?, Comparative transcriptomics: An alternative approach to conservation in the Southern Ocean

Jesse Poland, Kansas State University, High-throughput genotype and phenotype analysis of agriculture ecosystems

John Stinchcombe, University of Toronto, Ecology and genomics of life history adaptation in introduced Arabidopsis populations

Alex Wilson, University of Miami, Metabolic and developmental integration of the obligate intracellular symbionts of sap feeding insects

POSTER SESSIONS:  A 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 and the American Genetics Association.

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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This week the Tutorial on Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics is under way at the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) in Knoxville, Tennessee. This is the fourth iteration of this course, which occurred the previous three times at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCENT) in Durham, North Carolina. The tutorial will continue through Saturday, August 6. This time much of the content of the tutorial is available as a live video stream from the auditorium. To watch it see: http://bit.ly/1s7oyal The lectures will later also be made available as Youtube videos. At the tutorial web site Powerpoint or PDF files of the lecture projections are being posted, as are audio files of the lectures. Stevan Arnold and Joe Felsenstein Co-leaders of the tutorial Joe Felsenstein via Gmail
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Dr Claire Stephens Coordinator | Centre for Biodiversity Analysis Research School of Biology | Evolution, Ecology & Genetics Gould Building (Bldg 116 Rm 223), Daley Road | The Australian National University | Canberra ACT 0200 T +61 2 612 59492 | E claire.stephens@anu.edu.au | W cba.anu.edu.au Please note: monday - wednesday only The Centre for Biodiversity Analysis is offering an intensive three day short course (Sept 15-17) at the Australian National University on Computational macroevolution and phylogenetic comparative methods, led by Dan Rabosky (University of Michigan). The workshop will be a mix of application and theory, but will focus heavily on the analysis of macroevolutionary rates on phylogenetic trees. Most applications will focus on time-calibrated phylogenetic trees of extant species. Specific topics will include: • A general introduction to scientific computing in the R programming language. • Working with phylogenetic data in R (tree manipulation and visualization). • Overview of maximum likelihood and Bayesian approaches. • Statistical models for studying the evolution of discrete and continuous characters on trees. • Statistical models for the analysis of speciation and extinction rates on phylogenetic trees. • Bayesian methods for the analysis and visualization of complex macroevolutionary dynamics, using the BAMM software developed by the Rabosky lab. Please see the website for more information, including how to apply: http://bit.ly/1spUjK7 Claire Stephens via Gmail
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Course on Programming for Evolutionary Biology When: November 24th - December 12th 2014 Location: Bogota, Colombia; Universidad Nacional de Colombia Application deadline: August 30th 2014 For the first time, this course is going to take place in the Americas. It is closely modeled after our successfully established course in Leipzig, Germany. Detailed information about the course content and how to apply: http://bit.ly/UPUVf0 “Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution” (Dobzhansky, 1973). Today, evolutionary biology often involves the analysis of an unprecedented amount of information and supports many other disciplines, such as medicine (evolutionary medicine), behavioral biology (evolutionary psychology), ecology, and information transfer. Scientists have to analyze large datasets, which requires computational programming skills to design and apply own ideas into customized algorithms. In this intensive 3 weeks course, students will learn how to survive in a Linux environment, get hands-on experience in two widely used programming languages (Perl and R), and statistical data analysis. The classes will be given by experts in the field and consist of lectures and exercises with the computer. The aim of the course is to provide the students with the necessary background and skills to perform computational analyses with a focus on solving research questions related to genomics and evolution. The philosophy of the course will be “learning by doing”, which means that the computational skills will be taught using examples and real data from evolutionary biology for the exercises. During the course, students will also propose projects of their own interest and perform them as final projects in small groups under the supervision of a teaching assistant. This summer school is open for students from all countries and targeted toward PhD students and postdocs of evolutionary biology or related research fields with no or little programming experience who want to become proficient in computational evolutionary biology in a couple of weeks. The course takes place at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia. via Gmail

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"PhD Positions in Biology are being offered at the Department of Biology, University of Naples Federico II, Italy (PhD programs of the 30th cycle, 2014-2015). The positions offer a 3-year salary funded directly through the University under the new collaborative PhD educational program. The Admission to the PhD Programs will be on a competitive basis. The selection of the candidates will be based on the evaluation of their CVs, written tests and/or interviews.The application form must be filled in exclusively on-line, by and no later than 12.00 a.m. (Italian time) of September 16th, 2014. For more information go to: http://bit.ly/1jdzYp3; http://bit.ly/1jdzYp3 .” Should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact me. Valeria Maselli, PhD Postdoctoral Researcher Department of Biology University of Naples Federico II Campus Monte S.Angelo 80126 Napoli, Italy Phone: + 39-081-679128 Fax: +39-081-679130 valeria.maselli@unina.it http://bit.ly/JuQvon Valeria Maselli via Gmail