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The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University seeks a plant evolutionary biologist using modern molecular phylogenetic methods to understand evolutionary mechanisms and organismal diversity.√?¬† They particularly welcome applicants whose interests complement existing faculty strengths in evolutionary biology, ecology, and plant biology, as well as ongoing university initiatives in environmental change, genomics, and computational biology. Requirements include a Ph.D., a strong record of research excellence, and potential for excellence in teaching.√?¬† The new hire will be expected to develop a strong, externally funded research program, teach courses such as phylogenetics or plant diversity, and contribute to graduate training.√?¬†
Ken Halanych has a 12 month postdoc position to use molecular tools to work on annelid phylogeny. In particular, the position will focus on Ophryotrocha and other Dorvilleids living in sulphide rich environments. This is part of a project funded by the US National Science Foundation in collaboration with Lisa Levin of Scripps Institute of Oceanography. There will be opportunities to expand the scope of annelid based research conducted. Ideally the successful person will be knowledgeable in annelid morphology, taxonomy and molecular phylogenetics. However, all are encouraged to apply as the pool of people familiar with all these areas is quite limited. The position is available to be filled as soon as possible.
The 2nd Meeting of the International Society for Phylogenetic Nomenclature (ISPN) will take place June 29 √Ę‚?¨" July 2, 2006 at Yale University. This meeting will follow the format of the 1st and founding meeting of the ISPN that was held in Paris, France in 2004 by providing opportunities for formal oral and poster presentations while leaving ample time for discussions. The annual business meeting of the ISPN will also be held during this conference.
Your computer can become a window to anywhere on the planet, viewing high-resolution aerial and satellite imagery combined with GBIF-mediated data. For more details visit the GBIF site to learn how to combine Google Earth with specimen data.
The Department of Plant Biology and the Bell Museum of Natural History at the University of Minnesota announce a 9-month tenure-track position for an assistant or associate professor and herbarium curator in the area of non-flowering plant systematics and/or mycology. Candidates are required to have experience in collections-based research involving non-flowering plants and/or fungi including lichens. The successful applicant is expected to develop an externally funded research program; contribute to teaching and advising in organismal biology and systematics; curate sections of the herbarium including lichens; and contribute to public outreach through the Bell Museum.
Fellowships for graduate students are avialable through the NSF East Axia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) Program. See www.nsf.gov/eapsi. The East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes (EAPSI) provide U.S. graduate students in science and engineering 1) first-hand research experience in Australia, China, Japan, Korea, or Taiwan; 2) an introduction to the science and science policy infrastructure of the respective location; and 3) orientation to the society, culture and language. The primary goals of EAPSI are to introduce students to East Asia and Pacific science and engineering in the context of a research laboratory, and to initiate personal relationships that will better enable them to collaborate with foreign counterparts in the future. The institutes last approximately eight weeks from June to August. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) co-sponsor the Summer Institute in Japan.
The National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) Department of Botany is encouraging applications for the annual competition for graduate student and postdoctoral fellowships. We are a dynamic department carrying out collections-based research on plants, including projects on phylogenetics, biogeography, major taxonomic revisions, floristics, coevolution, and conservation, employing techniques such as DNA analyses and GIS.
Nominations are solicited for the Robert H. Gibbs Jr. Memorial Award for Excellence in Systematic Ichthyology from the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH). The prize is awarded for "an outstanding body of published work in systematic ichthyology" to a citizen of a Western Hemisphere nation who has not been a recipient of the award. The award is offered annually and consists of a plaque and a monetary award (approximately $5000).
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