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24 July - 6 August 2011
Application Deadline: 15 May was the preferred application deadline, after which time people will be admitted to the course following review of applications by the admissions committee. However, later applications are accepted.
Michael P. Cummings, Scott A. Handley and Kendra Nightingale, Co-Directors
The Workshop consists of a series of lectures, demonstrations and computer laboratories that cover various aspects of molecular evolution. Faculty are chosen exclusively for their effectiveness in teaching theory and practice in molecular evolution. Included among the faculty are developers and other experts in the use of computer programs and packages such as BEAST, *BEAST, DataMonkey, FigTree, Genealogical Sorting Index, GARLI, HyPhy, LAMARC, MAFFT, MrBayes, and SeaView who provide demonstrations and consultations.
Application Deadline: 15 May is the preferred application deadline, after which time people will be admitted to the course following review of applications by the admissions committee. However, later applications will certainly be accepted.
Scott A. Handley, Michael Cummings and Kendra Nightingale, Co-Directors
The Workshop on Comparative Genomics consists of a series of lectures, demonstrations and computer laboratories that cover various aspects of comparative genomics focusing on next-generation sequencing data. Faculty are chosen exclusively for their effectiveness in teaching theory and practice in comparative genomics. Included among the faculty are developers and other experts in the use of computer programs and packages such as ABySS, bowtie, velvet, bioperl, Scripture, GMOD, Gbrowse, Galaxy, PyCogent, QIIME who provide demonstrations and consultations. The course is designed for established investigators, postdoctoral scholars, and advanced graduate students. Scientists with strong interests in the uses of short-read sequence data, analytical methods, comparative structure of genomes, metagenomics, genome visualization tools and related areas are encouraged to apply for admission. Lectures and computer laboratories total ~90 hours of scheduled instruction. Admission is limited. No programming experience is required, however, detailed instruction suitable for the novice will be provided during the early days of the Workshop on the use of the command line, editing tools and basic scripting.
Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, is advertising for a Senior Lecturer or Lecturer in Systematic or evolutionary entomology. Recognising that diversity is important in achieving excellence, Rhodes University especially encourages South African members of designated groups to apply. Responsibilities will include teaching at an Honours, and all undergraduate levels, with significant contributions to evolutionary biology (including some genetics) and entomology. The successful candidate is expected to carry out postgraduate supervision within the department, take on some departmental administration, and develop a strong research programme.
To apply, please email your completed application form, accompanied by a substantial letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and copies of certificates to: jobs- email@example.com Or you can post your application to: Recruitment & Selection Section, Rhodes University, P O Box 94, Grahamstown, 6140. For more information please contact 046 603 7265.
For more information about the Department of Zoology and Entomology, kindly visit their website on: http://www.ru.ac.za/zoologyandentomology/ Closing Date: 12h00, 28 February 2011
PLoS Currents: Tree of Life is a new open-access publication that reduces the delay between the creation of data and publication to a matter of days. The content is peer-reviewed, citable, publicly archived and included in PubMed. Tree of Life is edited by Keith Crandall (Brigham Young University, USA), Douglas Soltis (University of Florida, USA), and Pamela Soltis. For more details see the post on the official PLoS blog.
PLoS have also launched PLoS Hubs: Biodiversity, which aggregates open-access biodiversity articles from multiple journals (not just PLoS titles). You can find more details on the background behind the Hub in the guest blog post Aggregating, tagging and connecting biodiversity studies by David Mindell and others.
Evolution 2011, the 2011 meeting of the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB) http://systbio.org, the American Society of Naturalists (ASN) http://www.amnat.org, and the Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE) http://www.evolutionsociety.org will be hosted by the University of Oklahoma and held at the John Q. Hammonds Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center, Norman, Oklahoma, USA, June 17-21, 2011.
The American Museum of Natural History seeks an outstanding scientist at the Assistant Curator & Professor level who will conduct research on the comparative biology of microorganisms, broadly defined to include bacteria, archaea and microbial eukaryotes. Applicants should demonstrate an established record of publication and extramural funding in areas of microbial taxonomy, phylogenetics, and evolution. The successful candidate will be expected to participate in the teaching of graduate courses in the Comparative Biology Ph.D. program at the Richard Gilder Graduate School at the AMNH. Candidates should have completed their Ph.D. degrees and postdoctoral experience is desired.
San Diego State University's Department of Biology announces a tenure-track position in Genetics/Genomics at the associate or assistant professor level with the appointment beginning fall 2011. We seek a productive scientist who is addressing fundamental questions in genetics and/or genomics. We are especially interested in candidates who creatively bridge traditional boundaries between evolution and cell and molecular biology using state-of-the-art experimental approaches. A Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience in genetics, genomics, evolutionary biology, or a related field are required. Candidates at all levels should have a strong record of research accomplishments and funding, an active research program, current extramural (NSF, NIH, DOE, or comparable) funding, a strong publication record, and a commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching.
Send curriculum vitae, separate statements of research and teaching interests, three representative publications, and arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to: Genetics/Genomics Search Committee, Department of Biology, SDSU, San Diego, CA 92182-4614. Review of applications will begin on 15 January and will continue until the position is filled. For more information, see http://www.bio.sdsu.edu
The deadline for early registration for BioSystematics Berlin 2011 (February 2011) has been extended to 14 November 2010. This meeting comprises the 7th International Congress of Systematic and Evolutionary Biology (ICSEB VII) of IOSEB (International Organization for Systematic and Evolutionary Biology), the 12th Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Systematics (GfBS), and the 20th International Symposium "Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology" of the German Botanical Society (DBG).
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For full details please visit http://www.biosyst-berlin-2011.de/.
Postdoctoral Research Associate position available in the lab of Juan LÃ?Â³pez-Bautista at The University of Alabama (http://www.as.ua.edu/phycolab/). Our laboratory is focused on the systematics, biodiversity and evolution of algae. The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, AL (50 min from Birmingham). This opportunity involves participation in an NSF-funded AToL project GRAToL: Assembling the Green Algal Tree of Life. This investigation is aiming to study the systematics and phylogenetic relationships of green algae, in particular the class Ulvophyceae, using a multi-gene dataset. Primary responsibilities will include DNA isolation, sequencing, and molecular phylogenetic analyses. Details on how to apply can be found at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=56942.
The Barcode of Life
The Genealogical World of Phylogenetic Networks
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Molecular Biology and Evolution