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The Distributed European School of Taxonomy is offering a two-week training course on BASICS OF TAXONOMY: DESCRIBING, ILLUSTRATING AND COMMUNICATING BIODIVERSITY. The course is ideal for early career and future taxonomists who want to learn more about DELTA, digital drawing, scientific illustration, writing and communication, and Scratchpads.
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DEST is offering four grants of €500 to attend this course. For eligibility criteria and application procedure, see the above webpage.
The minutes of the Society of Systematic Biologists Mid-Year Executive Council Meeting (held via Skype) are now available.
We are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Spring Symposium hosted by Frontiers in Phylogenetics at NMNH: "Genome-scale Phylogenetics"
Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History
Curator, Professor, and Director of Comparative Biology Initiative American Museum of Natural History
The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York invites applications and nominations for an outstanding scholar at the Full Curator & Full Professor level with internationally-recognized research and leadership credentials, and demonstrated, ongoing high-impact research productivity and grantsmanship, to provide innovative leadership for a new museum-wide initiative in comparative biology. This initiative will incorporate the work of multiple investigators at the Museum and at collaborating institutions in genomics and phenomics (large-scale phenotypic analysis), aimed at understanding the evolution and relationships of organisms in ways that clarify and illuminate the architecture of life. The successful candidate for this position should show experience and interest in managing large–scale, interdisciplinary, collaborative, multi-institutional projects and is expected to qualify for and be appointed as a tenured full curator in either the Division of Invertebrate Zoology or Vertebrate Zoology, and as a full professor in the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the AMNH. We seek a creative, active, broad-based researcher and dynamic academic leader who interacts well with others and who will utilize the extensive resources the Museum has to offer in the way of collections, research instrumentation and laboratories, teaching and mentoring, exhibition, and public education.
SSB Members - here is your chance to learn from some of the best and brightest in the Society of Systematic Biologists. All SSB members are invited to attend the inaugural Society of Systematic Biologists Workshop, which will be held on Friday June 21, 2013 between 1:00 and 5:00. This workshop is open only to members of SSB, so be sure to join or renew your membership today!
There will be a short reception following the workshop - this will be the place to meet society members and discuss phylogenetic and phylogeographic methods.
Please contact Bryan Carstens <carstens dot 12 at osu dot edu> with questions.
SALARY RANGE: $105,211.00 to $163,957.00 / Per Year
More details at https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/336904300?org=NSF
Postdoctoral position in entomology at the Center of Macroecology, Evolution and Climate/ Natural History Museum of Denmark
The Center of Macroecology, Evolution and Climate at the Natural History Museum of Denmark has an open postdoctoral position in entomology. The center has been established with funds from the Danish National Research Foundation ("Danmarks Grundforskningsfond"), the University of Copenhagen and the Technical University of Denmark. It is a long-term funded Center of Excellence that started 1st of January 2010. It will integrate terrestrial and marine research in a cross-disciplinary research program addressing fundamental questions on the origin, maintenance, conservation and future of life and biological diversity on Earth.
The Natural History Museum (NHM) is seeking to recruit a number of ‘Research Leaders’ into its staff to strengthen its capacity in Earth and Life Sciences.
The NHM is one of the world’s great natural history museums, combining excellence in scientific discovery; scientific collections and infrastructure; and science communication. Its scientific mission is to use its expertise and collections to tackle questions of broad significance to science and society.
The successful applicants will be recognised leaders in their fields of research, having strong records of publication in leading international journals and proven records of winning external funding to support their research programme or, in the case of early career applicants, the potential to achieve such a research profile in the near future. They will also have an interest in communicating science to a broad audience and in taking full advantage of the opportunities offered by the NHM.
We are prepared to be flexible with respect to appointment level, starting salary and starting date, depending on track-record, experience and circumstances.
For a full role specification and to apply online, please visit the Natural History Museum website at www.nhm.ac.uk/jobs (REF: NHM/RSL/GS)
Closing date: 15 February, 2013
Informal enquiries may be made to Professors Andy Fleet (Head of Department of Earth Sciences, email@example.com), Phil Rainbow (Head of Department of Life Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ian Owens (Director of Science, email@example.com).
Daniel Caetano (University of Idaho) and Anita Aisenberg (Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable) are conducting a short survey about the role of museum collections in the biological sciences research programs. The survey http://museums-collections.questionpro.com consists of eight multiple choice questions and it will take less than 5 minutes to complete the questionnaire. The survey answers will contribute with an undergoing scientific project.
The Genealogical World of Phylogenetic Networks
BMC Evolutionary Biology