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The NSF is advertising for a Program Director in Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Inventories. Salary is $US105,211.00 - $US163,957.00, deadline is 1 December 2010. The program director is "responsible for the planning and administration of the programs relevant to Systematic Biology and Biodiversity Inventories." For more details on this post visit http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?OPMControl=2049289&org=NSF.
Applications are invited for two- to four-year Postdoctoral Fellowship associated with a NSF supported Research Coordination Network (RCN) on the malaria parasites of vertebrates. The position involves basic research on some aspect of malaria parasites, including phylogenetics and systematics, and assistance in administrating the RCN. Qualifications for the position include: a Ph. D. in biology, genetics, parasitology, or related field; a published record of research accomplishment in one of the disciplines represented in the RCN; fluency in English; and familiarity with web applications. Salary: $40K USD; deadline December 1, 2010, or until position is filled.
This joint Wellcome Trust-EMBL-EBI advanced course aims to provide researchers with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills required to carry out molecular evolutionary analysis on their own data, as well as on data drawn from sequence databases. The course will combine basic assumptions and ideas fundamental to the field with discussion of cutting-edge methodologies, and is therefore relevant to researchers with a range of different experience levels.
For more details please visit http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Education-resources/Courses-and-conferences/Advanced-Courses/Courses/WTX060194.htm. Deadline for applications is 26 November 2010
NESCent is now including graduate training in its portfolio, by offering one-semester fellowships for graduate students to pursue research with a NESCent sabbatical scholar, a NESCent postdoctoral scholar, or a NESCent Working Group. Deadlines are January 1 (for a fall semester fellowship) and July 1 (for a spring semester fellowship). For more information, please see our website at https://www.nescent.org/science/proposals.php.
Proposals for Sabbaticals and for collaborative working groups (Working Groups and Catalysis Meetings) are now being accepted at The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). We are looking to support innovative approaches to outstanding problems in evolutionary biology. In particular, proposals that have a clear interdisciplinary focus, or involve evolutionary concepts in non-traditional disciplines, are strongly encouraged, as are proposals that demonstrate international participation and a mix of senior and emerging researchers, including graduate students. Proposals for Working Groups and Catalysis Meetings are accepted twice a year, with deadlines on July 10 and December 1.
NESCent are now accepting proposals for Postdoctoral Fellowships at The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent). We are looking to support innovative approaches to outstanding problems in evolutionary biology. Proposals are due December 1. For more information, please see our website at https://www.nescent.org/science/proposals.php.
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
9 - 21 January 2011
Application Deadline: 15 October 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 Dag Ahren, Co-Directors
23 January - 4 February 2011, individual research session 4 - 11 February 2011
Application Deadline: 1 October 2010
Michael P. Cummings, Scott A. Handley and Naiara Rodriquez-Ezpeleta 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 BLAST, BEAST, Clustal W and Clustal X, FASTA, FigTree, Genealogical Sorting Index, GARLI, LAMARC, MAFFT, Migrate-N, MrBayes, PAML, PAUP*, and SeaView who provide demonstrations and consultations.
A new online presentation sponsored by SSB aims to inform biologists about proposed federal funding for science and how individual scientists can help secure increased funding for competitive, peer-reviewed grant programs. The webinar, presented as part of the 2nd Annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event, features information on the federal budget process, pending Congressional appropriations bills that would fund biological research in fiscal year 2011, and tips to help scientists prepare for meetings with lawmakers.
The webinar was presented by policy staff from the American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) to participants of the 2nd Annual Biological Sciences Congressional District Visits event. SSB is a sponsor of the event, which will take place throughout the month of August 2010. This nationwide event was developed to encourage scientists to meet with their members of Congress in their home state in order to showcase the people, equipment, and facilities that are required to support and conduct scientific research.
As a sponsor of this event, SSB is able to offer our members access to a recording of this webinar program until August 31, 2010. The webinar can be viewed for free at http://www.aibs.org/public-policy/congressional_visits_recording.html.
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