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July 12, 2014

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Assistant Professor in Epigenetics The Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara is inviting applications for an Assistant Professor position in the field of EPIGENETICS. We seek an individual with a PhD and postdoctoral training, acceptable publication record, and funding experience. A background in comparative and population epigenomics will be a plus. The applicant would be encouraged to collaborate with groups working on population genomics, comparative transcriptomics and cancer evolution. Deadline for applications is August 31st, 2014. Chosen applicants will be invited for a seminar by October 2014. The position is near its completion and will be ready upon the decision. Applicants are expected to send a cover letter that includes a (i) CV, (ii) publication record, (iii) a summary of research experience, (iv) a research statement, (v) full contact information for three references. A teaching statement may also be included. For inquiries, please contact: Prof. Orhan Adal (bioorhan@metu.edu.tr) Mehmet Somel via Gmail
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Ph.D. Student position in Evolutionary (epi)genomics Princeton University, NJ Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology http://bit.ly/1osEGw2 vonHoldt Lab http://bit.ly/1qSzypP I am seeking highly motivated graduate students to join my lab, which focuses on a variety of systems to explore ways in which selection can shape traits, either through genetic or epigenetic variation. My research includes extensive genetic analysis of hybrid zones and their contributing parental species, in addition to exploring how demography impacts epigenetic variation. I’m looking for Ph.D. students that are quantitatively and computationally skilled to explore similar questions using high throughput sequencing technologies and cutting edge analytical tools. The EEB Department at Princeton is an exciting and growing community, consisting of extensive molecular and field resources with numerous collaborative projects with a variety of departments (e.g. engineering, environmental sciences, neuroscience). I ask that applicants must plan to take the GRE exam this fall. All inquiries and applications are encouraged, though competitive Quantitative GRE scores are preferred. If you are interested, please send me a CV, a statement of research interests, contact information for three references, and your GRE scores. Dr. Bridgett vonHoldt Assistant Professor vonholdt@princeton.edu “Bridgett M. vonHoldt” via Gmail
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A postdoctoral position (duration two years at least) is available in Connie Mulligan’s lab at the University of Florida. Two NSF-funded projects are currently ongoing and the successful candidate can work on one or both: 1) Examination of DNA methylation patterns in mothers and newborns from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to test whether epigenetic alterations mediate the effects of maternal exposure to stressors on fetal development and neonatal health. Specifically, we are testing if epigenetic modifications may mediate changes in gene expression in infants or mothers that result from maternal trauma and material deprivation associated with the war in the DRC. More broadly, we are interested in the idea that behavior and complex phenotypes may be shaped by early life experiences that alter gene expression through epigenetic alterations. 2) Investigation of the genetic and cultural underpinnings of complex diseases that exhibit racial inequalities, using hypertension in African-Americans as a model phenotype. We are combining the analysis of genome-wide SNPs, genetic ancestry estimates, and epigenetic variation with sociocultural data including experience of discrimination and social network analysis. By combining genetic and socio-cultural data, our goal is a more comprehensive investigation of complex disease and racial disparities than is possible with only one type of data. Qualifications: A PhD and a strong background in generation of genetic data (microarray analysis, NGS, pyrosequencing, etc.) and data analysis (gene association analysis, regression analysis, genetic ancestry estimation, linkage analysis, etc) are essential. Experience generating methylation data or additional computational experience (e.g. C++,Python, R, simulation analysis, etc) is a plus. In addition to the projects listed above, there are excellent opportunities for the successful candidate to develop new lines of research as well as productive collaborations outside the lab. The University of Florida is a leading research institution with a university-wide commitment to genetics research. The Department of Anthropology (www.anthro.ufl.edu) has 30 full-time faculty with diverse interests and a very strong biological subfield, with emphases on molecular, paleo, and forensic anthropology. The department is one of the top rated programs in the country (6th among public institutions, 11th overall). The University of Florida Genetics Institute (www.ufgi.ufl.edu) is an inter-college entity with a new research building intended to enhance opportunities for collaboration. Gainesville is located in north central Florida (away from the hurricanes!), with average temperatures ranging from 45F to 90F. Beaches on the gulf and Atlantic coast are ~ 1 hours away. To apply: via email, send a CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information (including email and phone) for three references. Applications should be sent by July 30, 2014 to cmulligan@ufl.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is flexible and can start as early as August, 2014. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position may be extended for a total of three years. Informal inquiries prior to submitting a formal application are welcome. AA/EOE. Connie J. Mulligan, PhD Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Anthropology Associate Director, UF Genetics Institute 2033Mowry Rd, PO Box 103610 | University of Florida | Gainesville, FL 32610-3610 Office: 409 Genetics Institute | Telephone: 352-273-8092 | Fax: 352-273-8284 Website: http://bit.ly/1vVUKNYwww.anthro.ufl.edu) has 30 full-time faculty with diverse interests and a very strong biological subfield, with emphases on molecular, paleo, and forensic anthropology. The department is one of the top rated programs in the country (6th among public institutions, 11th overall). The University of Florida Genetics Institute (www.ufgi.ufl.edu) is an inter-college entity with a new research building intended to enhance opportunities for collaboration. Gainesville is located in north central Florida (away from the hurricanes!), with average temperatures ranging from 45F to 90F. Beaches on the gulf and Atlantic coast are ~ 1 hours away. To apply: via email, send a CV, a statement of research interests, and the names and contact information (including email and phone) for three references. Applications should be sent by July 30, 2014 to cmulligan@ufl.edu. Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Start date is flexible and can start as early as August, 2014. Salary is commensurate with experience. Position may be extended for a total of three years. Informal inquiries prior to submitting a formal application are welcome. AA/EOE. Connie J. Mulligan, PhD Professor and Associate Chair, Department of Anthropology Associate Director, UF Genetics Institute 2033Mowry Rd, PO Box 103610 | University of Florida | Gainesville, FL 32610-3610 Office: 409 Genetics Institute | Telephone: 352-273-8092 | Fax: 352-273-8284 Website: http://bit.ly/1vVUKNY “Connie J. Mulligan” via Gmail
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Postdoctoral Researcher in evolutionary theory University of Jyvskyl, Finland - The Department of Biological and Environmental Science is seeking to recruit staff to the position of a Postdoctoral researcher in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, for a fixed term of two years, start date negotiable from 1 December 2014 onwards. The postdoctoral researcher will work in the project “Evolutionary theory of animal reproductive strategies”, funded by the Academy of Finland and led by Dr. Lutz Fromhage. This project explores the evolution of reproductive strategies in a broad sense, including aspects of sexual selection, life-history, and cooperative breeding. Specific questions within this area are flexible and can be tailored to the interests of the applicant. The postdoctoral researcher is expected to focus on scientific research. Candidates should possess excellent mathematical and computational skills, and should have published work in evolutionary theory. The job-specific salary component of a postdoctoral researcher is based on the job demands level 5-6 (EUR 2840,64-3313,22/month) according to the salary system concerning teaching and research staff at universities. In addition, a personal performance-based salary component amounting to a maximum of 46,3% of the job-specific salary component is paid. The trial period is four months. For further information, please contact: Dr. Lutz Fromhage (lutz.fromhage@jyu.fi). The application should include (as pdf files): 1. A brief letter of motivation 2. Curriculum vitae (CV) containing a publication list and contact details of two senior academics available for reference Please submit your application at the latest on 31.10.2014 using the online application form. Lutz Fromhage via Gmail
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Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher - Evolutionary and Computational Analysis of Infectious Disease Salary: Grade 8: UKP37,756 - UKP45,053 with a discretionary range to UKP49,216 p.a. We seek an accomplished postdoctoral researcher with a track record of excellence to undertake research at the interface of evolutionary biology, infectious disease, computational statistics, and genomics. Candidates are expected to have computer programming experience (see Criteria). Highly-motivated researchers with a background in a science other than biology are also eligible to apply. The position is available immediately and fixed-term for 3 years (36 months). The candidate will join a dynamic and award-winning research group under the supervision of Professor Oliver Pybus. Funding is available to support training, collaborative visits and conference attendance. NOTE: This position is being advertised in parallel with a Postdoctoral Researcher (Grade 7) position in the same group. Please read the selection criteria for both positions. If you wish to be considered for both positions please say so in your application. Main responsibilities: - Undertake innovative research in the fields of virus evolution, epidemiology, statistical inference, genomics, population genetics, phylogenetics, quantitative immunology, or mathematical modelling. - Develop and implement new computational and statistical methods. - Contribute and develop ideas for new research projects and share responsibility for shaping the research groups plans. Requirements: - A doctoral degree in a relevant field of biology; or a doctoral degree in another science (e.g. computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics, chemistry) with a strong interest in the research described here. Post-qualification research experience. - Experience of and demonstrated competence in scientific computing using at least one programming language (C, C++, JAVA, R preferred). How to apply: For full details, go to http://bit.ly/1ne7GXm. Or go to http://bit.ly/1s67pxd and search for Vacancy ID 114048. Only applications made online before midday on 18 August 2014 will be considered. Please upload a CV and supporting statement. For further information, please contact Prof Oliver Pybus: oliver.pybus@zoo.ox.ac.uk Oliver Pybus via Gmail
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Postdoctoral Researcher - Evolutionary and Computational Analysis of Infectious Disease (Phylodynamics) Salary: Grade 7: UKP29,837 - UKP36,661 with a discretionary range to UKP40,046 p.a. We seek an ambitious postdoctoral researcher with strong quantitative skills to undertake research at the interface of evolutionary biology, infectious disease, computational statistics, and genomics. Highly-motivated researchers with a background in a science other than biology are also eligible to apply. The position is available immediately and fixed-term for 3 years (36 months). The candidate will join a dynamic and award-winning research group under the supervision of Professor Oliver Pybus. Funding is available to support training, collaborative visits and conference attendance. NOTE: This position is being advertised in parallel with a Senior Postdoctoral Researcher (Grade 8) position in the same group. Please read the selection criteria for both positions. If you wish to be considered for both positions please say so in your application. Main responsibilities: - Undertake innovative research in the fields of virus evolution, epidemiology, statistical inference, genomics, population genetics, phylogenetics, quantitative immunology, or mathematical modelling. - Contribute and develop ideas for new research projects. - Participate in and lead the publication of research findings in international peer-reviewed journals and other publications. Requirements: - A doctoral degree in a relevant field of biology; or a doctoral degree in another science (e.g. computer science, statistics, mathematics, physics, chemistry) with a strong interest in the research described here. - Strong analytical and quantitative skills and excellent problem- solving abilities. - Demonstrated ability to undertake high quality scientific research. - Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication. How to apply: For full details, go to http://bit.ly/1s2gVl3. Or go to http://bit.ly/1s67pxd and search for Vacancy ID 114057. Only applications made online before 12.00 midday on 18 August 2014 will be considered. Please upload a CV and supporting statement. For further information, please contact Prof Oliver Pybus: oliver.pybus@zoo.ox.ac.uk Oliver Pybus via Gmail

July 11, 2014

23:50

A Postdoctoral Researcher position is being offered in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Connecticut. The applicant will be a member of a research group interested in genome biology, integrative genomics, comparative genomics, and bioinformatics. RESPONSIBILITIES: - Perform scientific research as part of a collaborative project focused on the annotation, and analysis of three conifer genomes. - Apply computational approaches to analyze transcriptomes - Develop and apply comparative genomics methods across multiple gymnosperm species. - Participate in the characterization and study of novel gene families - Apply software tools to enable the extraction of information from large, complex genomes REQUIREMENTS: To be eligible, applicants must have received a Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, genetics, evolutionary biology, or a related discipline involving significant computational experience. The ideal candidate will have: - Training in statistics and genetics - Fluency in Unix computing environments (shell scripting) - Basic programming experience (Perl/Python/Java) - Experience with next generation sequence analysis - Familiarity with version control systems PREFERENCES: Highly motivated individuals with a strong background in genetics and computational biology, and a record of scientific productivity are encouraged to apply. HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, statement of research interest and experience, curriculum vita, and contact information of three professional references. Please send all materials to Jill Wegrzyn (jill.wegrzyn@uconn.edu). jillylee@gmail.com via Gmail

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—Apple-Mail=_735292BA-1335-4DEB-B39A-61D6EB8220AC Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252 Dear Dr Golding, I would be very grateful if you could re-post this advert for a RA on evoldir. Best wishes, Richard Merrill Internship to study butterfly speciation in the tropics We are seeking a research intern to work on a project at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama from November 2014 for a period of at least one year. The project will focus on speciation in Heliconius butterflies (for more information please see http://bit.ly/18EOGKU). The intern will join a vibrant community of scientists studying the origins and maintenance of tropical diversity (see http://bit.ly/1k9tggc). In particular, the successful candidate will work closely with members of the McMillan (STRI) and Jiggins groups (Cambridge, UK). The project is based in Gamboa and the intern will be responsible for managing a project investigating the genetic basis of host use shifts between two sympatric Heliconius species. The project involves breeding butterflies, managing crossing experiments and conducting behavioural assays. Applicants must be able to work independently and be committed to spending considerable time in Panama. Knowledge of Spanish would be useful but is not essential. A stipend of US$800/month will be provided to cover accommodation and living costs in Panama. Please send applications, or further questions, to Dr Richard Merrill (r.merrill@zoo.cam.ac.uk) with a CV and the names and contact details of two referees. Please use the subject header: “PANAMA INTERN” before 1st August 2014. via Gmail

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*Workshop/course: ConGen2015 - Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics (January 12 - 21, 2015)* We are pleased to announce the course “ConGen 2015 - Recent Advances in Conservation Genetics.” The American Genetic Association in conjunction with the University of Puerto Rico is presenting a 10 day intensive course January, 12 V 22, 2015. The course will be directed by Dr. Stephen J. OBrien, and taught by renowned scientists in methods, interpretation, and applications of molecular genetic and genomic analyses for conservation of endangered species, who will also share a variety of their personal experiences in this important field. The course will be held in Rincon, Puerto Rico at the Rincon of the Seas Grand Caribbean Hotel. The application deadline is September 15, 2014. Information about the course, participating faculty, venue, and applications can be found at the following link: http://bit.ly/1y1MyeX via Gmail

July 10, 2014

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—Apple-Mail-15—691336126 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=windows-1252 The University of Alberta Museums is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity. Details can be found at the University of Alberta Careers Homepage at the link listed below. We would appreciate your assistance with forwarding and circulating these opportunities as appropriate. Thank you for your assistance. Collections Management Advisor (Natural Sciences) - U of A Museums Competition No. - S10662308 Posting Date - July 4, 2014 Closing Date - August 4, 2014 The University of Alberta is seeking a dynamic professional for the position of Collections Management Advisor (Natural Sciences), University of Alberta Museums. The University of Alberta is one of the largest collecting institutions in Canada with more than 17 million objects and specimens in disciplines ranging from art to zoology. Reporting to the Museum Collections Manager, Museums and Collections Services, and working collaboratively with the Collections Management Team, the Collections Management Advisor (Natural Sciences) is responsible for providing collections management advice, support, and training to the Curators and Collections Staff of the specimen-based teaching and research collections within the University’s Natural and Earth Science collections. For more information and to apply go to http://bit.ly/1qXYeyP via Gmail

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Postdoctoral position in Evolutionary Cell Biology at Laval University: Project title: Evolution of crosstalk, epistasis and pleiotropy in signalling networks A postdoctoral position (2 years, up to 4) is available in the Landry Laboratory at Laval University (http://bit.ly/1mM0ebB). The candidate will work on a project funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) that aims at understanding the molecular and evolutionary mechanisms of crosstalk and signal integration in signalling networks. The Landry laboratory is a very dynamic, international and interdisciplinary research group with broad interests in systems biology, molecular evolution, bioinformatics and ecological genomics. The applicants should have a strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, or proteomics with interest for and/or basic skills in bioinformatics (Perl/Python/R). The projects are mainly experimental but candidates with strong computational backgrounds who are willing to learn and perform experimental research are encouraged to apply. Previous work in yeast genetics and genomics would be an asset. Laval University is one of the most important research universities in Canada and is located in Quebec City, a lively city with a vibrant culture that offers an exceptional quality of life. Interested applicants should send a CV, a list of publications, a statement of interest (1 page) and the name of three referees in a single PDF file to Christian.landry@bio.ulaval.ca. Candidates should also include a low-resolution copy of official academic transcripts. The positions will remain available until filled. Starting dates could be between October 2014 and April 2015 (flexible). Christian Landry, PhD Associate Professor FRQS Junior Investigator Department of Biology Institute for Integrative and Systems Biology/PROTEO Room 3106, Pavillon Charles-Eugene-Marchand 1030, Avenue de la Medecine Laval University Quebec (Quebec) G1V 0A6 Canada http://bit.ly/1mM0ebB Phone: 418-656-3954 Fax: 418 656-7176 Christian Landry via Gmail
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Postdoc Position in Genomics of Adaptation and Speciation (Taipei,Taiwan) A three-year postdoc is available immediately for an innovative andmotivated person to work on the genomics of adaptation and speciation in endemic Psolodesmus damselflies of Taiwan and Yaeyama islands. Project: The position is funded by a MOST (Ministry of Science &Technology, Taiwan) grant focused on testinghypotheses about how genomes evolve during theprocess of population adaptation and species formation. One of main objectivesis to identify the role of natural selection in generating the patterns of phenotypicand genomic divergence between habitat- associated populations and species ofdamselflies. The project is to combine field translocation experiments andwhole genome sequencing to measure natural selection at the population andgenomic level. Requirement: 1. The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for leadinghypothesis- driven field experiment, laboratory preparation, and analyses of genomic- scaleDNA sequence data sets. 2. The successful applicant must have demonstrated expertise inpopulation genetics, phylogenetics, genomics, and/or computational statistics. 3. Preference will be given to candidates with: (1) Experience of high performance computing, (2) The ability todevelop and apply statistical or computational methods to solve problems, (3) Expertisein research on speciation, theoretical models of evolution, or trait divergence. Application: To apply, please contact Chung-Ping Lin by email (treehopper@ntnu.edu.tw),and attach a single PDF file containing: 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) a brief2-page statement of research interests, and how your skills can contribute toproject objectives, and 4) contact information for three references. Salary & Deadline: The position will begin August 1st of 2014. Funding isavailable for at least 1 year and up to 3 years, pending performance. A monthly post-doc salary of about $55,000 NTD ($1,900 USD) will beoffered, including retirement plan, health benefits, and a year-ending bonus of1.5- month salary. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. More information: The lab: http://bit.ly/1xWml1r Department of Life Science: http://bit.ly/1xWml1v National Taiwan NormalUniversity: http://bit.ly/1mM0dEq treehopper via Gmail
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Ph.D. Graduate Assistantship - Marine Molecular Population Genetics/Ecology Location: A new, collaborative, state-of-the-art facility established for molecular-genetic studies of marine organisms, located at the Harte Research Institute at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, Texas 78412-5869. Research Focus: Research will involve development and assay of nuclear-encoded, single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), microsatellites, and/or mitochondrial DNA sequences for projects involving population genetics and molecular ecology of marine fishes, including sharks. Qualifications: Master’s degree in marine science or related field and/or B.S. in appropriate discipline required with documented work in the field of molecular population genetics and/or molecular ecology. Applicants should be ambitious, self-motivated, and able to work collaboratively with other lab members. Salary: Salary range is $1,500 -$2, 000/month, with an increase to $2,200.00/month upon completion of comprehensive exams. Closing date: Position is available Spring 2015. Contact: Send curriculum vitae, description of research experience/interests, unofficial transcripts, GRE scores, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail address of three references to Dr. David S. Portnoy and Dr. John R. Gold at david.portnoy@tamucc.edu and goldfish@tamucc.edu respectively. International applicants will be considered if they hold the correct visa(s). Candidates must meet minimum requirement of the Marine Biology Ph.D. Program at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (http://bit.ly/19jJP3H). Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employers. “Gold, John” via Gmail
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Dear EvolDir community, I am writing to you in support of a collaborative research project that I am participating in through the Landscape Genetics Distributed Graduate Seminar (DGS). The DGS is an interdisciplinary course that employs Internet-based lectures, laboratories at home institutions, and group projects involving graduate students and faculty mentors from several continents to teach landscape genetics techniques. Within the group projects, we work collaboratively with students across several universities to develop important research questions, with the goal of publishing a peer-reviewed article. Our study, which I am writing to you about on behalf of my group, is seeking to conduct a review of landscape-wide effects of fragmentation by roads on genetic diversity and structure. Our aim is to characterize these effects across numerous plant and animal taxa in North America and Europe. As a group, we are currently reviewing several publications that assess genetic diversity and genetic structure of individuals and/or populations. Accordingly, this is a request for datasets that we can include in our analysis. All datasets will be cited and we will keep contributing authors aware of the progression of our work. Specifically, we are seeking to identify datasets containing (a) raw genotypic data of sampled individuals and/or populations; and (b) associated spatial coordinates of the sampled individuals and/or populations. If you or any colleagues have such datasets and are willing to share them with us, please contact Charlotte Gabrielsen by email (cgabrie2@uwyo.edu). I will be happy to provide any additional information or answer any questions you may have regarding our project. In the meantime, thank you in advance for your time and support of our project! Best, Charlotte Gabrielsen (University of Wyoming) Philip Bertrand (Trent University) Laura Cuervo (Georg-August-Universitt Gttingen) Lindsay Miles (Virginia Commonwealth University) Kirstin Proft (University of Tasmania) Denim Jochimsen (University of Idaho) Niko Balkenhol (Georg-August-Universitt Gttingen) Lisette Waits (University of Idaho) gabrielsenc@gmail.com via Gmail

July 9, 2014

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BOWERBIRD SIGNAL FUNCTION AND EVOLUTION: VOLUNTEER (unpaid) field research assistant needed October-December 2014 I am looking for an experienced female field worker to help my female Ph.D. student doing field work on Great Bowerbirds, approximate dates October through to mid December 2014. (Female because the field house offers little privacy). Ideally the volunteer should have extensive experience with birds. The volunteer should also know how to drive a 4WD vehicle in easy to moderate conditions (we almost never have to shift into 4WD) and not mind living in fieldwork conditions. Duties generally involve helping to drive to bower sites, walking between bowers (up to 4km), carrying equipment and helping to check/maintain the camera equipment at bowers on a regular basis, as well as the initial set up and final taking down of the camera systems, solar panels and batteries used to run the cameras. Other duties will include sound recording, backing up video onto USB disk drives, some analysis of the video recordings collected, and helping to do two object presentation experiments. This field work takes place on a remote cattle station (Ranch in North American parlance) in Queensland, so it is hot and dry. This will involve a fair amount of walking in these conditions so the volunteer should be reasonably fit. Transportation will be provided to/from the field station from Townsville (the nearest airport). The successful applicant will have to share a simple house with the PhD student and help with the day to day aspects of fieldwork as well as cooking and keeping the house tidy. This cattle station is full of wildlife (the owners really know how to care for the land) so expect to see lots of kangaroos, emus and bustards, among other animals. It is well into the outback so internet connections are weak and absent in some days; this is not something a city-type would enjoy. If you are interested, please e-mail me directly, John.Endler@deakin.edu.au John A. Endler, Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University, Australia. Prof. John A. Endler. FAA, FAAAS Alfred Deakin Professor Editor-in-Chief, Evolutionary Ecology Centre for Integrative Ecology School of Life & Environmental Sciences Deakin University, Waurn Ponds Campus 75 Pigdons Road Waurn Ponds, VIC 3216, Australia email: John.Endler@deakin.edu.au tel: 03 5227 1313, or +61 3 5227 1313 mob: 0488 255 712 Deakin University CRICOS Provider Code 00113B “John A. Endler” via Gmail
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**ESEB Outreach Fund** The European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB) welcomes applications to the ESEB Outreach Fund for projects that promote evolution-related activities. The goal of this initiative is to improve public knowledge about evolution globally. Applications for funding will be accepted for educational initiatives that promote evolution, development of evolutionary material (books, films, websites) intended for a general audience, public outreach seminars, public exhibitions, etc. While most projects will be financed for a sum between 1000-1500 Euro, exceptions can be made if a strong argument is provided for additional funds. The application form can be found on www.eseb.org (click on the “Outreach Fund” link). Applications will be accepted twice yearly (deadlines March 15, September 15) and should be submitted by email to Ute Friedrich (office@eseb.org; Subject: Outreach). Dr. Ute Friedrich ESEB Office Manager Email: office@eseb.org European Society of Evolutionary Biology - www.eseb.org office@eseb.org via Gmail

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BlackHillsStateU_Integrative_Genomics The Masters in Science in Integrative Genomics program at Black Hills State University (Spearfish, South Dakota) currently has openings for the Fall 2014 semester. This program exposes students to modern techniques and instrumentation in the laboratory and field and prepares students for success in both academic and other biotechnology-related pursuits. Graduate Research Assistantships (RAs) are awarded to students and provide a competitive stipend ($16,640/yr) plus funding for research. All RAs receive a reduced tuition rate (1/3 of in-state rate) and assist with instruction of undergraduate-level science labs. Black Hills State University, located in the heart of the northern Black Hills - Spearfish, SD, offers 75 academic programs at the associate, bachelor, and master degree levels. BHSU, which has over 4,000 students, has earned a reputation for transforming lives through innovative, high-quality academic programs and a dynamic learning community. Our location provides a natural laboratory for Integrative Genomics. We are also close to the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Laboratory (DUSEL) at Homestake Mine, allowing for collaboration with other major universities (to study, for example, the meta-genomics of the unique microbial communities found in extreme environments). Learn more about the community here: http://bit.ly/1tZfNwZ http://bit.ly/1tZfMsX http://bit.ly/1nNPYhN Information about M.S. Integrative Genomics program requirements and application process can be found here: http://bit.ly/1tZfNx3 For further information email: Raeann.Mettler@bhsu.edu “Mettler, Raeann” via Gmail
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*Multiple Faculty Positions in Evolutionary Biology**, Ecology, Population Genetics, and Computational Biology** at Peking University* The School of Life Sciences at Peking University announces the opening of multiple faculty positions in evolutionary biology, ecology, population genetics, and computational biology at all academic levels. Hiring level, from tenure-track Assistant Professor to Full Professor will be commensurate with experience and achievements. While candidates in any related disciplines are welcome, applicants from the following research fields are especially encouraged to apply: *1**) Evolutionary Biology*. Research areas include but are not limited to molecular evolution, EvoDevo, speciation, evolutionary theory and phylogenetics. *2**)* *Ecological Genomics*. We seek applicants that employ genomic tools to answer important questions in ecology, such as mechanisms of adaptation to changing environments. *3**) Population Genetics/Genomics*. The candidates are expected to employ theory, modeling, computation, experiments or genomics to address important questions related to genetic diversity, population demography, reproductive isolation, adaptive evolution, sexual selection, and domestication. *4)* *Computational** Genomics**. *We seek for applicants that use computational tools to study human evolution, evolution of gene expression and underlying gene-gene interaction networks, disease and epidemiological process, population history at the genomic scale. The candidates should have a doctorate degree and strong research background in related fields. The School of Life Sciences at Peking University provides competitive salary and funding support for biological research and teaching. Successful candidates may also be supported by the Peking-Tsinghua Center for Life Sciences. Interested applicants please send CV, research statement, teaching statement, five representative publications, and contact information of three references to xiangbozhang@pku.edu.cn. The recruitment continues until all the positions are filled. Jian Lu, Ph. D. Principal Investigator Center for Life Sciences (CLS) Center of Bioinformatics State Key Laboratory of Protein and Plant Gene Research School of Life Sciences Peking University Beijing, China, 100871 http://bit.ly/1n6P4s0 Jian Lu via Gmail
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