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October 22, 2014

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The newly established Research Group Evolutionary Immunogenomics in the Department of Evolutionary Ecology at the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön/Germany has an opening for a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Our research explores the evolution of immunogenetic and genomic variability and its implications for individual immunocompetence and ultimately fitness. We are mainly focusing on data from human populations, using a wide spectrum of approaches from molecular biology and high-throughput sequencing to computational analyses and theoretical modeling, but also employ experimental model systems (stickleback, mouse) to test predictions in the lab. Our scientific motivation ranges from pure curiosity about evolutionary processes to the desire to push the practical boundaries of Evolutionary and Personalized Medicine. Specific projects within the scheme of the lab are flexible and can be tailored to skills and interest of the successful candidate. The group is part of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology with its vibrant and collaborative research community of experimental, computational, and theoretical labs that all share a common interested in Evolutionary Biology. Cutting edge infrastructure is available at all levels, including high-performance computer clusters, a next-gen sequencing core facility, as well as molecular and experimental labs with substantial fish and mouse rearing facilities. The institute also maintains strong ties to Kiel University with large communities in evolutionary biology and medical genetics. Furthermore, our lab is currently collaborating on a number of projects with groups at Harvard Medical School in Boston and the University of Texas in Austin. Working language at the institute is English. This position requires a PhD/Dr. in Evolutionary Biology, Computational Biology, Genetics/Genomics or a related field. The ideal candidate has a strong interest in evolutionary questions and is motivated to cross interdisciplinary boundaries and think outside the box. Molecular and/or computational experience is highly desirable and a background in molecular evolution, population genomics and/or immunology a plus. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of extension by up to two more years, based on performance. The starting date is flexible and can be immediate. The Max Planck Fellowship is competitive and includes additional support for health insurance and family (if applicable). Furthermore, housing and living in this area is very affordable. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Society also seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages female candidates to apply. The institute is located in Plön, northern Germany, in close proximity to the university cities of Kiel and Lübeck and not far from Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany. Frequent train connections allow for an easy commute between Plön and Kiel/Lübeck (each 30 min) and provide general access to the well-developed European train network. Plön is surrounded by a beautiful landscape with many lakes and provides ample opportunity for water sports and other outdoor activities. To apply, please send a cover letter with your motivation/interests and research experience (2 pages max), CV, and contact info of 2-3 references in one PDF file to lenz evolbio.mpg.de, using the subject line ‘Post-Doc in Evolutionary Immunogenomics’. Review of applications will start Nov 15th and will continue until the position is filled. Informal inquiries are welcome. For more information about our research and the institute, please visit the lab’s website at http://bit.ly/1yX3bvv Dr. Tobias Lenz Group Leader in Evolutionary Immunogenomics Department of Evolutionary Ecology Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology August-Thienemann-Str. 2 24306 Ploen Germany lenz@evolbio.mpg.de via Gmail

October 21, 2014

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The newly established Research Group Evolutionary Immunogenomics in the Department of Evolutionary Ecology at the Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön/Germany has an opening for a PhD student Our research explores the evolution of immunogenetic and genomic variability and its implications for individual immunocompetence and ultimately fitness. We are mainly focusing on data from human populations, using a wide spectrum of approaches from molecular biology and high-throughput sequencing to computational analyses and theoretical modeling, but also employ experimental model systems (stickleback, mouse) to test predictions in the lab. Our scientific motivation ranges from pure curiosity about evolutionary processes to the desire to push the practical boundaries of Evolutionary and Personalized Medicine. Specific projects within the scheme of the lab are flexible and can be tailored to skills and interest of the successful candidate. The group is part of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology with its vibrant and collaborative research community of experimental, computational, and theoretical labs that all share a common interested in Evolutionary Biology. Cutting edge infrastructure is available at all levels, including high-performance computer clusters, a next-gen sequencing core facility, as well as molecular and experimental labs with substantial fish and mouse rearing facilities. The institute also maintains strong ties to Kiel University with large communities in evolutionary biology and medical genetics. Furthermore, our lab is currently collaborating on a number of projects with groups at Harvard Medical School in Boston and the University of Texas in Austin. Working language at the institute is English. This position requires a Master’s/Diplom degree in Biology, Bioinformatics, Genetics or a related field. The ideal candidate is fascinated by evolutionary questions and eager to learn and master new skills and tools. The duration and funding of a PhD project in the German university system is generally aimed at three years. PhD candidates at the institute have the opportunity to become member of the International Max Planck Research School for Evolutionary Biology in collaboration with the University of Kiel. The PhD fellowship is funded for three years, extension possible. The starting date is flexible and can be immediate. The fellowship includes support for health insurance and family (if applicable), and housing and living in this area is affordable. The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Society also seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages female candidates to apply. The institute is located in Plön, northern Germany, in close proximity to the university cities of Kiel and Lübeck and not far from Hamburg, the second-largest city in Germany. Frequent train connections allow for an easy commute between Plön and Kiel/Lübeck (each 30 min) and provide general access to the well-developed European train network. Ploen is surrounded by a beautiful landscape with many lakes and provides ample opportunity for water sports and other outdoor activities. To apply, please send a cover letter with your motivation/interests and research experience (1 page max), CV, and contact info of 2-3 references in one PDF file to lenz evolbio.mpg.de, using the subject line ‘PhD in Evolutionary Immunogenomics’. Review of applications will start Nov 15th and will continue until the position is filled. Informal inquiries are welcome. For more information about our research and the institute, please visit the lab’s website at http://bit.ly/1yX3bvv Dr. Tobias Lenz Group Leader in Evolutionary Immunogenomics Department of Evolutionary Ecology Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology August-Thienemann-Str. 2 24306 Ploen Germany lenz@evolbio.mpg.de via Gmail

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Contemporary evolution in response to environmental variation in an island bird population Understanding how natural selection operates in fluctuating environments is fundamental to understanding evolution. Historically, it has been difficult to understand how the environment impinges on the physiological state of wild birds but the recent application of telomere measurement techniques in natural populations now provides a window into this question. This project will be one of the first to combine physiological state, demography (e.g. size, age structure and dynamics) and selection in a wild population. The student will utilise Sheffields unique long-term study of a wild house sparrow population on Lundy Island, providing access to an existing databank and samples covering more than 15 years. The programme of work will explore the relationship between bird survival and fecundity at different stages of the life-course, together with changes in physiological state (with telomere length as a proxy), population demography and other environmental variables. The heritability of these relationships (reaction norms) will also be investigated to determine if fitness differences are transmitted to future generations. There is flexibility in the programme and the precise direction and emphasis of the project will be determined by collaboration between the student and the supervisors. The student can expect to receive exceptional training in state-of-the-art analytical methodology and laboratory techniques, including telomere analysis and DNA profiling, as well as benefitting from a well established and rewarding field project. The PhD project is fully funded with a starting date between JanuaryVMarch 2015. Applicants, who must be residents of the EU and must have a good (i.e. minimum IIi grade) honours degree, a masters degree, or equivalent, in a relevant subject, should complete an on-line application form via the University admission system (http://bit.ly/1w0RTFj) and should upload a supporting statement explaining why they want to pursue this PhD (maximum 1 page) followed by a short proposal explaining how they would approach the project, including any specific hypotheses (maximum 2 pages including any references). They should also upload their CV. Any enquiries about the project should be directed to Professor Terry Burke (t.a.burke@sheffield.ac.uk). Applications for this project will be accepted until Monday 3 November 2014. Mirre Simons via Gmail
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Dear all the early registrations for the EBM 19 are open http://bit.ly/15fa2ML www.aeeb.fr all the best Pierre Pierre PONTAROTTI via Gmail
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Many studies have elucidated the genetic and developmental processes underlying major vertebrate traits (fins, limbs, etc) in extant lineages. Most of these traits have evolved only once, limiting insights into the degree of constraint and repeatability of the evolutionary processes. In contrast with most other vertebrate traits, there have been six independent origins of electrogenesis, the ability to generate electric discharges from an electric organ, within fishes. Despite their clear benefit as a model for understanding general principles of parallel evolution of complex vertebrate tissues, we know little about the molecular and developmental processes underlying this tissue. In every group that has evolved electrogenesis, electric organs originate during development from skeletal muscle. The long-term goal of the Electric Fish Laboratory at Michigan State (http://bit.ly/1Fv6awH) laboratories is to characterize the evolutionary steps that have occurred to modify the developmental program in skeletal muscle to give rise to the electric organ. A recent study (Gallant et al. 2014, Science) identified suites of genes in four species, representing three independent origins of electrogenesis, which appear to be critical n the evolution of electric organs. Using cutting edge techniques in evolution and development (including transgenics, genomics and molecular biology), we plan to test hypotheses concerning the roles of these genes in the evolution of electric organs. Ideal candidates for this position are high achieving, creative, and independent. Training will combine cutting edge techniques in genomics, bioinformatics molecular biology and animal behavior. Michigan State University (MSU) is a world-class research university, providing world-class computing and genomics resources. Set in the college town of East Lansing, the area features a low cost of living as well as ideal surroundings for nature lovers and sports fanatics alike. Prospective applicants can be supported through several interdepartmental graduate programs, including a top-ranked program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior (http://eebb.msu.edu), as well as genetics (http://bit.ly/1Dvn6kR). Students will be encouraged to participate in a one-of-a-kind NSF-sponsored BEACON center for the study of evolution in action (http://bit.ly/GN0Rhx), for which MSU is the host institution. Successful candidates will be supported through a combination of research assistantships and teaching assistantships, and highly qualified may be eligible for additional support through competitive fellowships at the University level. Applications to MSU either graduate program in Biomolecular Science or Zoology is due December 1st, 2014. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to send inquiries in advance of this deadline to Dr. Jason Gallant (jgallant@msu.edu) for more information concerning this position, as well as guidance on the most appropriate graduate program to apply through. “jason.r.gallant@gmail.com” via Gmail
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The relative contribution of divergent natural selection and sexual selection on communication signals in the evolution of reproductive isolation is a central question in biology.  Progress is limited by poor knowledge of how divergent communication signals originate at the genetic, cellular, and morphological levels, as well as difficulty connecting population level processes prior to speciation with the macroevolutionary patterns of diversity observed after speciation is completed.  The more than 200 nominal species of mormyrids are ideally suited for circumventing such problems, producing easily measured and quantified electric discharge signals (EODs), which have a discrete anatomical and physiological basis.  EOD signals are typically species-specific and have been demonstrated to be a necessary component of courtship behavior, particularly for a rapidly evolved “species flock” of mormyrids in the genus Paramormyrops.  The Electric Fish Lab at Michigan State University (http://bit.ly/1Fv6awH) has recently focused on linking these macroevolutionary patterns of electric signal diversity to population-level processes.  We have identified a key species to use newly developed techniques in evolutionary genomics to identify genes responsible for macroevolutionary patterns of electric signal diversity, critical in the speciation process. Ideal candidates for this position are high achieving, creative, and independent.  Training will combine cutting edge techniques in genomics, bioinformatics molecular biology and animal behavior.  Michigan State University (MSU) is a world-class research university, providing world-class computing and genomics resources.  Set in the college town of East Lansing, the area features a low cost of living as well as ideal surroundings for nature lovers and sports fanatics alike.  Prospective applicants can be supported through several interdepartmental graduate programs, including a top-ranked program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior (http://eebb.msu.edu), as well as genetics (http://bit.ly/1Dvn6kR).  Students will be encouraged to participate in a one-of-a-kind NSF-sponsored BEACON center for the study of evolution in action (http://bit.ly/GN0Rhx), for which MSU is the host institution.  Successful candidates will be supported through a combination of research assistantships and teaching assistantships, and highly qualified may be eligible for additional support through competitive fellowships at the University level. Applications to MSU either graduate program in Biomolecular Science or Zoology are due December 1st, 2014.  Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to send inquiries in advance of this deadline to Dr. Jason Gallant (jgallant@msu.edu) for more information concerning this position, as well as guidance on the most appropriate graduate program to apply through.  Jason Gallant via Gmail
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The Department of Biological Sciences at The University of Alabama invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Systematic Invertebrate Biology to begin August 2015. All taxonomic groups of invertebrates will be considered. Applicants whose research integrates modern genomic approaches to study the taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, and evolution of invertebrates are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an active independent research program, attract extramural funding, and must be committed to excellence in teaching and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to curate the invertebrate collection maintained by the Department of Biological Sciences and must provide evidence of curatorial experience and/or other relevant abilities. The invertebrate collection at the University of Alabama contains significant holdings of freshw ater mussels, freshwater decapods, and marine invertebrates. Individuals interested in diversifying this actively growing collection are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a Ph.D. in the Biological Sciences or a related field and postdoctoral (or equivalent job) experience. A complete application includes (1) an application letter; (2) CV; (3) statement of research interests and goals; (4) statement of teaching interests and philosophy; and (5) a list of at least four references (including contact information). Letters of reference will be requested by the search committee as appropriate. To apply, go to http://bit.ly/16roDFf, complete the online application (Job #0809229), and upload all requested documents. Questions about the position may be addressed to Dr. Phil Harris (pharris@ua.edu; 205-348-1831). Consideration of applications will begin December 1, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. For more information about the department, visit our website at http://bsc.ua.edu. Prior to hiring, the final candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment background investigation. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2015. Additional information about the Department of Biological Sciences and this available position can be found on our website at http://bsc.ua.edu. Applications from women and members of traditionally under-represented groups in Biology are especially encouraged. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees. via Gmail

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RESEARCH TECHNICIAN IN MOLECULAR/BEHAVIOURAL ECOLOGY OF SOCIAL SYSTEMS Fixed term for 36 months, full time Salary range: starting at 27,864 and rising to 31,342 per annum. It is normal to appoint at the first point of the salary scale. Closing date for applications: 10 November 2014 Expected start date : 1 January 2015 We seek an enthusiastic, self-motivated person with an interest in behavioural ecology and genetics/entomology for a 36-month NERC-funded full-time post in the research group of Professor Jeremy Field at Sussex University (http://bit.ly/1r626t3). The main aim of the project is to use a combination of approaches from behavioural ecology and quantitative genetics to investigate queen-worker coadaptation and conflict in primitively eusocial sweat bees (Lasioglossum). A major part of the work will be microsatellite genotyping, including helping with the development and testing of new marker loci, with initial training provided as required. There will be a range of other work, including a considerable UK fieldwork component. There will be a postdoctoral researcher working with the technician on the project. The successful applicant will have a degree or equivalent in a relevant subject and an interest in animal behaviour/entomology. Experience with animal social systems (especially social insects), and experience of molecular techniques, behavioural ecology/entomology and fieldwork would be useful, but it is not necessary to have experience in all of these areas. As well as the standard University of Sussex application form, applicants should send a CV, a covering letter explaining their suitability for the post, a statement of the applicants availability for interview during 21-28 November 2014, and contact details (including email addresses) of 2-3 referees who would be available to provide references before interview. Please also provide a clear statement concerning (a) whether the applicant would be available to start work on 1 January 2015, (b) whether the applicant has a full clean driving licence; (c) that the applicant is not colour-blind (see Person Specification below) Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Jeremy Field (j.field@sussex.ac.uk). Closing date for applications: 10 November 2014 Interviews will be held between 21 and 28 November 2014 For full details and how to apply see http://bit.ly/1229xfa The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity Jeremy Field via Gmail
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Job: PhD position in molecular evolution Fix term position in the molecular ecology research group at the Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg. Duration: 2 years (01.02.2015 - 31.01.2017) Funding amount: 50% E13 TV-L We are seeking a person with a Master of Science or equivalent in Biology in the field of molecular evolution. The successful candidate will be familiar with next generation sequencing techniques, the analyses of genomic data and the biology of social insects. Excellent command of the English language in both writing and speaking is essential. The successful candidate will participate in the DFG project The role of major royal jelly proteins for caste determination in the honeybee, Apis mellifera’ and in teaching activities in ecology and population genetics at the BSc/ MSc. The group has excellent laboratory facilities with all state of the art equipment including a next generation sequencing platform. The research focus of the group is on evolutionary biology of social bees with the honeybee being used as the model system for many studies. A detailed research profile can be found at http://bit.ly/1v5eDnd More detailed information can be obtained by Prof. Dr. Dr. hc Robin F. A. Moritz, Tel: 0049-(0)-345 55-26223, E-Mail: robin.moritz@zoologie.uni-halle.de Please submit your application before Nov 10. 2014 referring to Reg.-Nr.: 5-8594/14-D together with your CV, certificates, name of one referee by e-mail to : robin.moritz@zoologie.uni-halle.de or in hard copy to Prof. Dr. Dr. hc. Robin F. A. Moritz, Abt. Molekulare Oekologie, Institut fuer Biologie/Zoologie, Martin-Luther- Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg, Hoher Weg 4, 06120 Halle (Saale). via Gmail

October 20, 2014

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—_000_8948C5EE68394E33A20E23BDF56CEFF6ugaedu_ Content-Type: text/plain; charset=”us-ascii” Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN BIOINFORMATICS/BIOLOGICAL DATA SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA The Institute of Bioinformatics at the University of Georgia invites applications at the Assistant Professor level for a tenure-track faculty position in bioinformatics or computational biology starting August 2015. We welcome applications from candidates with experience in any area of bioinformatics or biological data science/data analytics research. The candidate should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the sciences or any related field and a strong research record at the interface of computing and life science. The successful candidate will join our highly-active interdisciplinary program in Bioinformatics (http://iob.uga.edu) with a tenure home in one of the following Franklin College Departments: Computer Science, Genetics or Plant Biology (http://bit.ly/175F1fg). The candidate will be expected to maintain a rigorous, externally funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching. To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of their three best publications, and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (no more than 4 pages total) as a single PDF file to http://bit.ly/14YbDNs. Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded separately to the same web site. The committee will begin reviewing app lications on December 1, 2014, and continue until the position has been filled. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. The University is an EEO/AA Institution. Women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities. The University of Georgia, the oldest state-chartered university in the United States, is a land/sea grant institution located in the city of Athens (http://bit.ly/175F1fi), 70 miles northeast of Atlanta. Jessica C. Kissinger Professor of Genetics Director, Institute of Bioinformatics University of Georgia Assistant: Ms. Carrie Jarrard 706-542-7784 email:jckadmin@uga.edu —_000_8948C5EE68394E33A20E23BDF56CEFF6ugaedu_ Content-Type: text/html; charset=”us-ascii” Content-ID: Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION IN BIOINFORMATICS/BIOLOGICAL DATA SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA   The Institute of Bioinformatics at the University of Georgia invites applications at the Assistant Professor level for a tenure-track faculty position in bioinformatics or computational biology starting August 2015. We welcome applications from candidates with experience in any area of bioinformatics or biological data science/data analytics research. The candidate should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the sciences or any related field and a strong research record at the interface of computing and life science. The successful candidate will join our highly-active interdisciplinary program in Bioinformatics (http://iob.uga.edu) with a tenure home in one of the following Franklin College Departments: Computer Science, Genetics or Plant Biology   (http://bit.ly/175F1fg). The candidate will be expected to maintain a rigorous, externally funded research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching. To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of their three best publications, and statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (no more than 4 pages total) as a single PDF file to http://bit.ly/14YbDNs. Three letters of recommendation should be uploaded separately to the same web site. The committee will begin reviewing applications on December 1, 2014, and continue until the position has been filled. The Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, its many units, and the University of Georgia are committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and students and sustaining a work and learning environment that is inclusive. The University is an EEO/AA Institution. Women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Georgia is well known for its quality of life in regard to both outdoor and urban activities. The University of Georgia, the oldest state-chartered university in the United States, is a land/sea grant institution located in the city of Athens (http://bit.ly/175F1fi), 70 miles northeast of Atlanta.

Jessica C. Kissinger Professor of Genetics Director, Institute of Bioinformatics University of Georgia Assistant: Ms. Carrie Jarrard 706-542-7784  email:jckadmin@uga.edu  —_000_8948C5EE68394E33A20E23BDF56CEFF6ugaedu via Gmail
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California Academy of Sciences seeks an inspirational scientist who exemplifies the Academy$B!G(Bs mission to $B!H(Bexplore, explain, and sustain life on Earth.$B!I(B The candidate is expected to develop an internationally recognized research program on arachnids, communicate effectively with diverse audiences and address local or global sustainability issues. We value innovation and creativity in both funding and engaging public audiences. The endowed position includes an appropriate start-up package, modest annual funds for research and a full-time postdoctoral position. Application Instructions: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of their research interests (not more than 3 pages), a statement of their sustainability and outreach goals (not more than 3 pages), and contact information for three references. Inquiries may also be directed to Dr. Brian Fisher (bfisher@calacademy.org), Chair of the search committee. Review of applications will begin January 2015. We encourage submission before that date, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online through http://bit.ly/1y3NZcJ The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity. bpescador@gmail.com via Gmail

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Princeton University Postdoctoral research associate position on Genome Rearrangement, Transposons, Non-coding RNA, and Epigenetics Princeton University has a full-time post-doctoral position available in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology to work in the Landweber Lab to study the mechanism and evolution of scrambled genomes in ciliates, particularly the role of non-coding RNAs (including long ncRNAs and small RNAs), chromatin, and other protein and epigenetic factors, using high-throughput and functional experimental research tools. Our lab uses Oxytricha as a model organism for large-scale genome rearrangements. You can read about our research at http://bit.ly/1a60oQC. Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in molecular biology, molecular evolution, or a related field. For this position we seek candidates who have a range of experience with functional molecular biology and strong experimental skill; however, applications from candidates with an exceptional background in computational genomics and bioinformatics will also be considered. Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to work independently and collaboratively are all essential. This appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal contingent upon funding and satisfactory progress. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience; benefits are included. This position is available immediately and will be open until filled. Applicants should apply online at http://bit.ly/1EccNn5, Requisition #1400718, and include a curriculum vitae, a research statement (2 page max) describing background and experience and a cover letter that includes names and contact information of three references. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Laura Landweber via Gmail

October 19, 2014

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—Apple-Mail=_93DA524F-99A4-4715-A6A2-06CCF8DAB160 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Join us for the first New York Area Population Genomics Meeting! This one-day event will be held THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015, at the New York Genome Center, 101 6th Avenue, New York NY. Co-organized by researchers from across the region, the workshop is intended to promote interaction among New York area population geneticists. The meeting will feature invited talks by Amy WIlliams (Cornell) and Peter Andolfatto (Princeton) and talks selected from abstracts submitted by students and postdocs. All talks will be 15 minutes. The meeting’s focus spans population, quantitative, comparative, evolutionary, and statistical genetics and genomics. The abstract deadline is NOVEMBER 15, 2014. For more information, and to register and submit abstracts, visit http://bit.ly/1yQNFkG. Registration is free but required. Organizers: Barbara Engelhardt (Princeton), Joe Pickrell (NY Genome Center and Columbia), Molly Przeworski (Columbia), Matt Rockman (NYU), Adam Siepel (Cold Spring Harbor Labs), and Orli Bahcall (Nature Genetics) —Apple-Mail=_93DA524F-99A4-4715-A6A2-06CCF8DAB160 Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Content-Type: text/html; charset=us-ascii

Join us for the first New York Area Population Genomics Meeting!This one-day event will be held THURSDAY, JANUARY 15, 2015, at the New York Genome Center, 101 6th Avenue, New York NY. Co-organized by researchers from across the region, the workshop is intended to promote interaction among New York area population geneticists. The meeting will feature invited talks by Amy WIlliams (Cornell) and Peter Andolfatto (Princeton) and talks selected from abstracts submitted by students and postdocs. All talks will be 15 minutes. The meeting’s focus spans population, quantitative, comparative, evolutionary, and statistical genetics and genomics. The abstract deadline is NOVEMBER 15, 2014. For more information, and to register and submit abstracts, visit http://bit.ly/1yQNFkG. Registration is free but required. Organizers:Barbara Engelhardt (Princeton), Joe Pickrell (NY Genome Center and Columbia), Molly Przeworski (Columbia), Matt Rockman (NYU), Adam Siepel (Cold Spring Harbor Labs), and Orli Bahcall (Nature Genetics) —Apple-Mail=_93DA524F-99A4-4715-A6A2-06CCF8DAB16 via Gmail

October 18, 2014

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Postdoctoral position on Phenotypic Plasticity, Dept. Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Antnia Monteiro to study the origin and evolution of phenotypic plasticity in butterfly wing patterns. The project will involve comparative hormone titer quantification and gene expression quantification (transcriptomics) across butterfly species, followed by functional validation of candidate genes/hormones in a subset of species. The position is for three years and can start immediately. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Candidates with demonstrated interests in phenotypic plasticity, and with experience in comparative transcriptomics and in handling NGS data, are especially welcome to apply. Experience in the use of phylogenies for hypothesis testing is also valued. The Department of Biological Sciences (http://bit.ly/1yObB8r) offers world-class research labs and infrastructure and a convivial and collaborative environment. Singapore is a lush, green city offering tropical weather year around, a diversity of food, and nearby exotic locations. Interested applicants should contact Antnia Monteiro (antonia.monteiro@nus.edu.sg) with a CV, a statement of research interests, and the names of three references. Relevant publications: Oliver JC , X Tong, LF Gall, WH Piel, and A Monteiro (2012). A single origin for butterfly eyespots followed by widespread loss of associated gene expression. PloS Genetics 8:8 e1002893. Prudic KL, C Jeon, H Cao, and A Monteiro (2011) Developmental plasticity in sexual roles drives mutual sexual ornamentation. Science 331:73-75. Brakefield PM, J Gates, D Keys, F Kesbeke, P and S Carroll (1996) Development, plasticity, and evolution of butterfly eyespot patterns. Nature 384: 236-242. Antnia Monteiro Associate Professor Department of Biological Sciences National University of Singapore 14 Science Drive 4 Singapore 117543 and, Associate Professor Yale-NUS-College 6 College Avenue East Singapore 138614 web-page: http://bit.ly/1pg0RIr Antnia Monteiro via Gmail
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Postdoctoral position at the University of São Paulo (USP) A 2-year postdoctoral fellowship is available starting in November 2014 as part of a FAPESP grant (http://bit.ly/1rMiYEi) to study systematics and biogeography of Hydrozoa from Patagonia and Antarctica. The position is open to Brazilians and foreigners. The opportunity is inserted in the thematic project with the aim to investigate the dimensions of marine life, transversally, through the search of patterns and processes in many biological levels, and in questions related to time and space in different scales. Specifically to this position, the fellow should develop the work in the subproject “Systematics and biogeography of Hydrozoa from Patagonia and Antarctica”. The specific postdoctoral project focuses on the “Areas of endemism of benthic hydroids from the subantarctic and Antarctic regions, and the influence of their mechanisms of dispersal in marine biogeographic patterns”. The aim is to survey hypotheses of areas of endemism for subantarctic and Antarctic benthic hydroids through the use of parsimony and optimization methods in biogeography, contrasting the patterns found with different strategies of life cycle in Hydrozoa. 1. Applications The application is exclusively via e-mail, with documentation sent in pdf format addressed to Antonio Carlos Marques (marques@ib.usp.br), lead of the FAPESP grant, up to November 20th 2014, 24:00, Brasília time. 2. Qualifications a) PhD in Zoology, or equivalent area; b) PhD completed in the previous 2 years, maximum; c) To have the PhD diploma, certification of the PhD dissertation defense, or equivalent document; d) Curriculum vitae demonstrating that the candidate is able to develop the project based on previous experiences; e) Applicants should have a track record of peer-reviewed publications, or articles in press, in the area or in the taxonomic main group of the project; f) Applicants should have a track experience in marine biogeography, areas of endemism, morphology and taxonomy of the group to be studied (benthic hydrozoans, particularly the subclasses Leptothecata and “Anthoathecata”), and in biogeographic methods (ecological and historical) of recognition of areas of endemism (since the constitution of the dataset until the interpretation of the analyses results); g) It is necessary to be fluent in English and knowledge of Spanish is a plus; h) Applicants should have experience in the use of software of construction and edition of data matrices (NEXUS, Mesquite, Winclada, MacClade), cladistic analyses by parsimony (PAUP, TNT), construction and edition of trees (Figtree, Mesquite, WinClada, MacClade, TreeView) and maps (ArcGis e Diva-GIS), besides the optimization software NDM-VNDM. h) Applicants should have experience in performing and interpret analyses of search of areas of endemism through the methods of Parsimony Analysis of Endemicity (PAE) and optimization through the Endemicity Analysis (EA), besides the comparison on the differences between the results and performances of both methods; i) The approved candidate should dedicate himself/herself entirely and exclusively to the project activities; j) The approved candidate should not maintain employment or statutory relationship during the project validity; k) The approved candidate should not be retired; l) The approved candidate should have experience of internship abroad of minimum 9 (nine) months; m) The approved candidate should be available to initiate activities related to the project as soon as your application is approved by FAPESP; n) The approved candidate must have the ability to organize research tasks independently; o) The approved candidate must have the ability to coordinate classes and discussions at the level of postgraduate in the field of marine biogeography or systematics, and to help in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. 3. Documentation For application, the applicant should submit by e-mail in PDF document: (a) an updated Curriculum vitae, (b) two letters of recommendation of professionals from the area, (c) a brief statement (maximum 2 pages) of work experience and motivations concerning the postdoctoral position. 4. Selective process The selection of the applicants will be held in two stages: (a) analysis of the documentation received by e-mail, (b) evaluation of the CV of the qualified candidates. 5. Results The result will be e-mailed from November 21th 2014. 6. Fellowship The approved candidate will receive a FAPESP postdoctoral fellowship in the value of R$ 6,143.40/month (approx. US$2,528.00/month) for 24 months, plus a technical reserve and an installation aid. The technical reserve of the postdoctoral fellowship is of 15% of the annual value of the fellowship, and has the aim to cover the unexpected expenses directly related to the research activity. In case the postdoctoral fellow student lives in a different place from the institution location, and needs to move to the city where the institution is located, he/she might be right to an installation aid. Additional information on the FAPESP postdoctoral fellowship is available at http://bit.ly/1vIyAQW. 7. The beginning of the activities The approved candidate should initiate his/her activities as soon as your application is approved by FAPESP. 8. General provisions Omissions in this announcement will be decided by the lead of the FAPESP grant, safeguarding the rules established by FAPESP. Thank you for your attention. Best wishes, Antonio C. Marques Professor of Zoology Curriculum Vitae Director, Centro de Biologia Marinha (CEBIMar) Universidade de Sao Paulo www.usp.br/cbm Phone (CEBIMar): (55 12) 3862 8422 E-mail: cebimar@usp.br Editor of Zootaxa for Cnidaria Hydrozoa http://bit.ly/1rMiYEn Mail address: Depto Zoologia, Instituto de Biociencias Universidade de Sao Paulo Rwww.usp.br/cbm Phone (CEBIMar): (55 12) 3862 8422 E-mail: cebimar@usp.br Editor of Zootaxa for Cnidaria Hydrozoa http://bit.ly/1rMiYEn Mail address: Depto Zoologia, Instituto de Biociencias Universidade de Sao Paulo Rua Matao, Trav. 14, 101, 05508-090, Sao Paulo, Brazil Phone (Zoologia): (55 11) 30917530 Fax: (55 11) 30917802 Antonio Carlos Marques via Gmail
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BSPB 2015 Early Announcement The 2015 British Society For Protist Biology Spring Meeting will be held between 15-17th April 2015 at the University of Huddersfield. The conference will host two mini-symposia – Experimental Evolution in Protists and The Evolution of Multicellularity – as well as sessions for posters, student talks and contributed talks. A limited number of student bursaries will be allocated to Society members who are presenting at the conference and will be offered on a first come-first served basis. Registration will open on the 15th January 2015. The following speakers will be presenting in the symposia: Experimental Evolution In Protists Will Ratcliff (Georgia Tech) - Plenary Mike Brockhurst (York) Duncan Cameron (Sheffield) Ville Friman (Imperial) Oliver Kaltz (Montpellier) Kai Lohbeck (Kiel) Chris Lowe (Exeter) Peter O’Toole (York) Evolution of Multicellularity Iñaki Ruiz-Trillo (Barcelona) - Plenary Mark Cock (Roscoff) Frank Nitsche (Cologne) Daniel Richter (Roscoff) Pauline Schaap (Dundee) BSPB Meeting Webpage: http://bit.ly/1uk6m9n Martin Carr MartCarr74@gmail.com Martin Carr via Gmail
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WSU$B!G(Bs School of Biological Sciences has a strong research group in evolutionary biology; Microbial ecology applicants with an evolutionary emphasis are welcome. FACULTY POSITION IN MICROBIAL ECOLOGY The School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University invites applications for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Microbial Ecology at WSU$B!G(Bs Vancouver Campus. We especially encourage applications from scientists who employ modern bioinformatic or genomic approaches to understand the ecology of microorganisms that mediate ecosystem services or interact with various anthropogenic stressors such as global change, contaminant loading, land use change, resource exploitation, or biological invasions. Washington State University is a multi-campus, Tier I research institution with a commitment to research, graduate, and undergraduate training, instruction, and extension. The School of Biological Sciences is comprised of 51 faculty distributed over three WSU campuses with routine interaction across campuses. WSU Vancouver offers competitive salaries and start-up packages, and research expectations and teaching loads are consistent across the four WSU campuses. WSU Vancouver is a rapidly growing campus (currently ~3,200), with science and engineering as areas of emphasis. WSU Vancouver is located on a beautiful 351-acre campus across the Columbia River from Portland, Oregon, offering numerous opportunities for research and collaboration with a variety of nearby institutions (e.g. the USGS Cascades Volcanoes Observatory, USFS Pacific Northwest Research Station, Portland State University, Oregon Health Sciences University), and an excellent quality of life. For additional information on WSU Vancouver see http://bit.ly/11IPYsi. For additional information on WSU Vancouver-based faculty and research programs see http://bit.ly/1y1OdRx. Requirements: 1) PhD in microbiology, ecology, or a related discipline by Dec. 31, 2014, 2) Successful, externally-funded research program in microbial ecology or demonstrated potential to develop such a program, 3) Strong publication record relative to career stage, 4) Demonstrated ability or potential to mentor graduate students and direct graduate research, 5) Demonstrated ability to develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses that complement the existing curriculum, 6) Ability to serve under-represented groups and to contribute to WSU$B!G(Bs diversity goals in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or service (http://bit.ly/11IQ17x). Preferred candidates will also 1) apply modern bioinformatic or genomic approaches to elucidate microbial ecology, 2) ability to complement existing research strengths and collaborate in the College of Arts and Sciences on the Vancouver Campus and across the WSU system. Duties: Establish and maintain an externally-funded research program and a strong publication record, teach undergraduate and graduate courses in microbial ecology and other areas of expertise, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, provide academic service, and contribute to WSU diversity goals. Application: Upload electronic copies of the following to position 109061 at http://bit.ly/1y1Od45: 1) A cover letter discussing training and experience as related to each of the 6 required and 2 preferred qualifications, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, 4) A summary of research accomplishments and plans for future research, 5) A statement of ability or potential to contribute to WSU$B!G(Bs diversity goals, 6) Copies of 2 publications, and 6) three letters of reference. For full consideration applications must be complete (including required letters of recommendation) by Nov. 17, 2014. Direct inquiries about the search via email to Dr. John Bishop, search committee chair, bishopj@vancouver.wsu.edu (include subject $B!H(BMicrobial Ecology Search$B!I(B. Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity, has faculty friendly policies including a partner accommodation program, and a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation grant (http://bit.ly/11IPYsr). John Bishop, PhD Professor, School of Biological Sciences Program Leader, Vancouver Biological Sciences Washington State University 14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave. Vancouver, Washington 98686 360 546-9612 bishopj@vancouver.wsu.edu Website: http://bit.ly/1y1OdRy “Bishop, John” via Gmail
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MS position in the Gross Lab: I am seeking a Master’s student who is interested in plant evolutionary genetics. My lab is located in the University of Minnesota-Duluth Biology Department, and potential students are eligible for TA funding. Research in my lab focuses on the evolution of wild, weedy, and especially domesticated plants (both annual and perennial) using a variety of genetic and genomic techniques. A graduate student would be expected to develop a research project focused on the genetics of apple, rice, or lingonberry, but other systems will be considered. Strong training in evolutionary biology is preferred, and molecular and/or bioinformatics skills are also useful. Note that the UMD Biology Department (http://bit.ly/1065pKC) has a group of evolutionary biologists with diverse interests and skills, including Dr. Julie Etterson, Dr. Tim Craig, and Dr. Jared Strasburg. This position is administered through the Integrated BioSciences (IBS) graduate program of the University of Minnesota (http://bit.ly/1wffOgT). Applications are due by January 15 for priority consideration (or January 1 for potential DOVE fellowship applicants; see IBS page for details). Before applying, please send an email describing your interest and you CV to Briana (blgross@d.umn.edu). Briana Gross via Gmail
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A *PhD position*in Human Molecular Population Genetics is open at the Laboratory of Anthropology, Genetics and Peopling history (AGP Lab) of the University of Geneva (Professor Alicia Sanchez-Mazas). We are seeking a highly motivated student to analyse /in silico/multiple sets of DNA sequences for human MHC genes (HLA) in different populations worldwide. This research is integrated to a wider research project aiming at analysing the relationships between HLA molecular variation and both human populations’ expansions and their immune adaptation to different environments (_http://ua.unige.ch/en/agp/recherche/fns/31003A-144180/_). *Requirements* Master degree in biology or equivalent; Deep interest for human evolution, population genetics, evolutionary genetics and anthropology as a whole; Strong skills in biostatistics; Strong skills in bioinformatics, previous experience in this domain being an advantage. *Terms of employment* The position starts with a 2-year appointment given that the 1rst year (trial period) is successful, and is extendable 2 years. The position is available from 1 January 2015 or to be agreed. Salary: corresponds to a position of assistant DIP (class 8/4, 70%). *Other conditions:* The PhD student is hired as an assistant, he/she will thus participate to the teaching and other activities of the AGP Lab. *About the AGP lab* The Lab is hosted by the Department of Genetics and Evolution - Anthropology Unit at the University of Geneva, Switzerland. It offers a very stimulating environment with excellent computer resources and several independent researchers. The Anthropology Unit is located in the heart of Geneva (Acacias) at walking distance from the other buildings of the Faculty of science. Both English and French are the working languages in the Lab. More details about the Lab can be found at http://bit.ly/11IHWzA *How to apply* Applications should be sent as _*a single pdf file*_by email to Professor Alicia Sanchez-Mazas (alicia.sanchez-mazas@unige.ch) _*by 31 October 2014*_. These should include a motivation letter, a detailed CV, and statements of past (Master Thesis and others) research in the domain. Alicia Sanchez-Mazas Full Professor Alicia Sanchez-Mazas via Gmail