Tawny Owl postdoc

We have opened a 3-year position as:
Postdoctoral Researcher in Evolutionary Genetics of the tawny owl in Turku, Finland

Details and applications (until 10.10.2020) via the URL
https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?id=00009733&did=5600&lang=en&jc=14&nav_from_open_jobs_view_new=true

Please forward to potential candidates.

all the best
-Jon

Jon E. Brommer, Ph.D.
Professor in Ecology
Department of Biology
University of Turku
FI-20014 TURKU
Finland
Lab URL: https://www.researchgate.net/lab/Brommer-Lab-Jon-E-Brommer

Job: Comparative genomics of Primulaceae

We assemble reference genomes de novo and perform comparative genomic analyses to investigate the origin, evolution, and loss of the heterostyly supergene (S-­locus) in Primulaceae (and related questions). The successful candidate will possess the following skills: ability to frame questions clearly, test hypotheses, set goals; write, submit, and publish scientific manuscripts; knowledge of genome-­assembly methods, comparative genomics, bioinformatics, phylogenomics and population genomics; ability to work both collaboratively and independently; knowledge of plant breeding systems desirable.

STARTING DATE: May 1 or June 1, 2020 (some flexibility possible). The position is available for 2 (to 3) years; opportunities to seek additional funding are available. The selected candidate will also have the opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

• Send SINGLE PDF FILE titled Primulapostdoc2020_familyname to: ContiElena@access.uzh.ch

• The application consists of: 1) cv; 2) publication record; 3) Copy of Ph.D. diploma and courses taken, with grades; 4) letter of motivation explaining your interest in & qualifications for the topic (2 pages max.); 5) names, affiliations, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 referees.

• Applications review will start February 1, 2020, and continue until suitable candidates are identified.

The Department of Systematic and Evolutionary Botany and the University of Zurich provide state-­of-­ the-­art infrastructure, excellent scientific milieu, and an international, English-­speaking work environment. With a world-­class airport located in the center of Europe, Zurich offers unmatched opportunities for easy travel to conferences and workshops anywhere in the world. Proximity to the Alps offers easy access to multiple outdoor activities and the species-­rich Alpine flora.

Next NorthernBUG meeting – Leeds 24th Jan

NorthernBUG 6 (the Northern Bioinformatics User Group) will be held at the University of Leeds on Friday 24th January 2020. Registration is now open, so please sign up and join in. 

More info here: https://northernbug.github.io/northernbug6

Chemistry support staff redundancies

The University of Sheffield Chemistry Department has taken the decision to make a large proportion of the Department’s technical support staff redundant, or significantly reduced their hours. The staff affected include our analytical services technicians such as our Mass Spectrometry and IR technicians, as well as two workshop staff, our resident glassblower, the Grubbs solvents manager, and our head and deputy safety officers.

I am sure you’ll agree these staff are vital to the functioning of the Chemistry Department. The 3rd year Skills for Success Programme could not operate without them, nor could the analytical training workshop. They make our labs safe, and have student welfare at the forefront of their minds. And while you might not know it, the majority of our glassware is made within the Department. They are key to supporting not just students’ undergraduate studies, but also the world-renowed research carried out in our labs. One of the key selling-points of our Department is the quality of the analytical services, but without the amazing staff who run it, that service is non-existent.

These support staff have worked at the University for years, and shown their loyalty and dedication to the Department. For some of them, the University of Sheffield has been their only place of work.

Please sign this petition to show your support for our staff, and show the Department that investing in their support staff means investing in their students. Save Our Support Staff

http://chng.it/GbNM2BvfTS

ring found in women’s bathroom (Perak labs)

brought to Porters (Alfred Denny)

Free bioinformatics conference Hull – 9/9

The next northernBUG meeting in Hull on Sept 9th. It would be great to have more evolutionary biology bioinformaticians there from Sheffield! The meeting is free but you should register.
All the sign up details are linked on the conference page:https://northernbug.github.io/northernbug5

Female PhD student seeking spare room, ideally walking distance from Sheffield University. Preferably rent would be around/less than £350 per month. Dates between late October to mid December. Any suggestions for Jan-Feb would also be really useful. Any help you can offer would be massively appreciated. Please contact Lorna Blackmoore: L.Blackmore@uea.ac.uk

The Big Walk Challenge

Dear all,

I’ll be taking part in The Big Walk challenge on Friday 28th June, in just under 2 weeks’ time, to raise funds towards scholarships. I feel strongly about this as I was myself supported by a “bourse”, a grant from the French government that enabled me to study at University of Burgundy in Dijon. Without it, there is no doubt that I would have been unable to study English at University, and would definitely not have come on an Erasmus exchange to the UK all these years ago – and the rest is history as they say!

I’ve set up a JustGiving page, so if you are able and willing to support me in this effort, feel free to donate.

Thank you!

Celine

PS: at this stage, I don’t know if anyone else from APS is also walking/ running the 37 miles (or the 23ml), so let me know if you do!

Yorkshire Universities Evolution Group meeting 24 June, York

Sheffield postgraduates, postdoctoral staff and academics are invited to attend the Yorkshire Universities Evolution Group meeting that will be held in York on 24 June 2019.


Registration for this meeting will be open until 10th June 2019. Register using the google form here:
If you would like to give a talk, please register your talk title and abstract before 31 May 2019.

Cost of the meeting will be £22.

Publication opportunity

A Russian group has contacted me looking for help with a manuscript entitled “Asymmetric hybridisation of roach and bream in controlled backcrosses: genetic and morphological patterns”. They offer co-authorship in return for help with language and other revisions for resubmission to J Fish Biol.

Drop me an email if you are interested.

Roger (r.k.butlin@shef.ac.uk)