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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 selected student will be mentored by Drs. Aaron Smith, Nico Franz, and Quentin Wheeler, and will concentrate on revising the Eleodes subgenera Promus and Tricheleodes using comparative morphological and molecular information. Additional tasks will include contributions to an emerging Coleoptera Anatomy Ontology, field work, and outreach. Academic excellence and a strong background in insect systematics are highly desirable.
Interested candidates should contact Nico Franz immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief statement of their interests and qualifications.
The Franz Lab at Arizona State University (http://franz.lab.asu.edu/) has an opening for a postdoc in insect systematics and biogeography. For further details see http://sols.asu.edu/employment/pdfs/f12_insectsys_postdoc.pdf. Applications should be submitted by December 01, 2012. Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact email@example.com.
The National Science Foundation’s Division of Integrative Organismal Systems has issued an updated solicitation for the core programs (NSF 13-506) along with a revised set of IOS Frequently Asked Questions (NSF 13-09) which are now available on the IOS home page at: http://www.nsf.gov/div/index.jsp?div=IOS
The core programs covered under this solicitation in the Division of Integrative Organismal Systems (IOS) support research aimed at understanding why organisms are structured the way they are and function as they do. Areas of inquiry include, but are not limited to, developmental biology and the evolution of developmental processes, nervous system development, structure, and function, physiological processes, functional morphology, symbioses, interactions of organisms with biotic and abiotic environments, and animal behavior.
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University seeks to fill an open-rank faculty position in Plant Evolutionary Biology. We will consider outstanding candidates from all areas of evolutionary biology, but especially encourage applications from researchers working on ecological adaptation and plant-environment interactions, employing a macro-evolutionary, comparative perspective. The Department is a highly interactive, diverse group of faculty with numerous collaborations with affiliated departments and research centers at Brown. We are seeking candidates whose research is naturally interdisciplinary and who can make connections with colleagues in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, the Center for Computational Molecular Biology, the Environmental Change Initiative, and the Ecosystems and Josephine Bay Paul Centers at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA.
The U.S. Workshop on DNA Banking will be held at the Drury Inn & Suites Forest Park in St. Louis, MO on January 3–4, 2013 under the auspices of the Missouri Botanical Garden and through the support of the National Science Foundation. The workshop will bring together representatives of natural history institutions and academic research programs to discuss means of encouraging development and utilization of DNA banks, increasing networking among American DNA banks, and responding to the anticipated needs of the systematics and barcoding communities. Taxonomic groups including plants, animals, fungi, and protists will be represented. Discussion sessions will guide the production of a white paper of recommendations. Interested parties can register to attend until Nov. 30 (or until the maximum number of participants has been reached) using the link below; a registration fee of $125 is requested to cover participants’ costs. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
The Department of Botany of the Smithsonian Institution
The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a Biodiversity Informatician. This is an academic, non-tenure track faculty research associate appointment.
Arizona State University is a dynamic, progressive university dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations, to rethinking university education, and to integrating excellence in both research and teaching. The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State University's Tempe campus is committed to strengthening its impact in the fields of biodiversity informatics research and virtual collections management. SOLS maintains organismal collections totaling more than 1.5 million preserved specimens, and has played an instrumental role in creating the Southwest Environmental Information Network (SEINet) which serves more than 2 million records and 100,000 images on-line.
DEST – Training programmes 2012-2013
The Modern Taxonomy programme 2012-2013 offers intensive theoretical courses in subjects as varied as nomenclature; describing, writing and illustrating biodiversity; and phylogenetic systematics.
The Genealogical World of Phylogenetic Networks
BMC Evolutionary Biology