Please forward to anyone who may be interested

We are looking for a Data Analyst to join our @NERCBAF team and support a wide range of exciting studies here in @SheffieldAPS. For more details see https://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BMK063/research-associate Deadline to apply is 1st Oct.

Sheffield Bioinformatics Core Training Courses

The course programme for the remainder of 2018 and beginning of 2019 has been finalised and with exception of Software Carpentry all the following courses are available for booking:-

September 20th – Introduction to R

November 6th/7th – Introduction to identifying and characterising variants from NGS data

November 26th /27th – Software Carpentry

December 17th – Introduction to RNA-seq

January 14/15th – Introduction to the analysis of RNA-seq data in R

Booking onto the courses is available from the University’s onlinestore page

https://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-medicine-dentistry-and-health/neuroscience

More information about the content of each course can be found on our website.

http://sbc.shef.ac.uk//training/

Bioinformatics core training courses

You can register your interest for future courses here:

http://goo.gl/97fZGt

And materials from previous courses are available on their website:

http://sbc.shef.ac.uk//training/

Accommodation required January – July 2019

Dear all,

My name is Sara Peixoto and I will do an internship at University of Sheffield next year (2019), from January to July. I’m looking for a cheap place to stay near the university for that period, so if you have a room available or know someone who has, please contact me: up201602771@fc.up.pt

Thank you.

Best regards,

Sara

Two Postdoctoral positions at The University of Texas at Austin

In connection with a new research collaboration and award, the research groups of Mark Kirkpatrick and Howard Ochman (Department of Integrative Biology, UT Austin) are seeking two postdoctoral research associates with experience in evolutionary biology, phylogenetics, population genetics, bioinformatics, and/or genomics.

The general theme of this research endeavor to resolve the underlying structure of bacterial species and to elucidate to the process of bacterial speciation. Projects may be strictly computational (and involve the development of phylogenetic methods and theory) or experimental (including genetic, genome and microbiome analysis).

The start date is flexible, preferably within calendar year 2018, although later dates can be accommodated.  Salary would be $49,000­ to $52,000 per year depending on experience, and full benefits package is included. Initial appointments would be for 1 year, with potential to extend to 2 or 3 years. UT Austin offers a very stimulating research environment and outstanding facilities and infrastructure. Austin is a vibrant city with many options for recreation and cultural activities.

If interested, please send a resume and a brief statement of research interests and career goals to Kim Hammond: kim.hammond@utexas.edu. Please include the names and contact information for three references familiar with your scientific work.

Conservation genetics jobs in Edinburgh

A couple of jobs have recently come up at the WildGenes lab at RZSS in Edinburgh:

http://www.rzss.org.uk/job-vacancies/conservation-programme-manager-rzss-wildgenes/

http://www.rzss.org.uk/job-vacancies/research-assistant-6-months-fixed-term/

Terry’s group meeting today 1.30pm BMS sem 1

Programming for Evolutionary Biology Conference

We are pleased to announce the fourth Programming for Evolutionary
Biology Conference, which will take place in Buttermere, Lake District,
UK, on September 2-6 (Sunday to Thursday). The conference is organised
by postgraduate students and staff at the Department of Biological and
Geographical Sciences, University of Huddersfield, UK.

Details are available at http://pebconference.info/

Deadline for registration is midnight on 1st July.

The programme includes up to 18 short (15 min) talks and presentations
before lunch and up to 6 computational workshops and tutorials in the
afternoon. We will have pleasure of welcoming two fantastic keynote
speakers: Dr Nicola Nadeau from the University of Sheffield and Dr
Rui Martiniano from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, University of
Cambridge. Confirmed workshops include: using GIS in R, run by Dr Anna
Krystalli from the University of Sheffield, cloud computing, run by
Martin Callaghan from the University of Leeds and parameter selection
in Stacks for the analysis of RAD-seq data, run by Marisa Martin Cerezo
from the University of Huddersfield; with more workshops coming soon
(feedback and suggestions are welcome during the registration process!).

The cost of the conference is £275 including 4 nights’ accommodation
and full board. To register, please fill in the registration form, along
with an abstract and short cover letter regarding your participation in
the conference:

https://goo.gl/forms/a1gH9fqzmFYnjS492

UoS course: Introduction to RNA-seq analysis in R

Monday 9th July 09:30 – 17:00

Tuesday 10th July 09:30 – 17:00

Information:- http://sbc.shef.ac.uk/training/rna-seq-in-r-2018-07-09/

Booking:- https://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-medicine-dentistry-and-health/neuroscience/introduction-to-analysing-rnaseq-data-in-r

In this workshop, you will be learning how to analyse RNA-seq count data, using R. This will include reading the data into R, quality control and performing differential expression analysis and gene set testing, with a focus on the edgeR analysis workflow. You will learn how to generate common plots for analysis and visualisation of gene expression data, such as boxplots and heatmaps. You will also be learning how alignment and counting of raw RNA-seq data can be performed in R. This workshop is aimed at biologists interested in learning how to perform differential expression analysis of RNA-seq data when reference genomes are available.

Terry’s group meeting TODAY 1pm BMS sem room2