Monthly Archives: February 2018

paid field assistant position for the breeding season, Imperial, Silwood Park

Duties include the collection of field data on a wild blue tit population in Silwood Park. You will work in a team of students and technical assistants, collecting data on blue tits breeding in nest boxes. Duties involve nest box monitoring, catching of adults and young birds, ringing, data entry and management. There is the option to also contribute to ongoing research projects. We can offer accommodation on-site. Starting date would be late March but no later than 1st April for approximately 3 months depending on season.

Required skills: passerine handling and ringing skills (license a big plus), team work, field work experience, independence and able to work in a team. Must be conscientious with data.

Must be allowed to work in UK.

The Silwood Park Campus is a vibrant graduate campus one hour by train from London City with more than 120 graduate students from countries all over the world. During summer, there will even be our annual festival, Silfest! https://www.imperial.ac.uk/visit/campuses/silwood-park/prospective-students/life-at-silwood/

Silwood’s academics are world-class scientists, and we offer a range of graduate courses to improve hard and soft skills.
https://www.imperial.ac.uk/visit/campuses/silwood-park/research/

To apply, please send your CV, a motivation letter detailing your relevant expertise, and contact information for two references as soon as possible, to: Julia.schroeder@imperial.ac.uk

Terry’s group meeting today CANCELLED

Jobs, Edinburgh

two posts available at the University of Edinburgh:

Research Fellow in Conservation Genomics. This is an open-ended position.
https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=042866

Conservation Science Programme Coordinator, which includes a combination of conservation genetics research, post-graduate teaching and applied conservation science management. This is also an open-ended position.
https://www.vacancies.ed.ac.uk/pls/corehrrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=042863

Dr. Rob Ogden

Terry’s Group meeting is on today 11.30am start

BMS Seminar room 1

Postdoc in Vienna

A postdoctoral position is available, for field research into the population genetics of Antirrhinum (snapdragon). The project focusses on a hybrid zone in the Pyrenees, between subspecies that differ in flower colour: plants in the hybrid population have been genotyped for major genes that determine flower pattern, and for large numbers of SNPs that allow the pedigree to be determined over multiple generations. The aim is to find why the subspecies remain distinct, and how they diverged from each other, and more generally, to use this long-term study to understand the interplay between selection and population structure in nature.

This is a joint project between Nick Barton, at the Institute of Science and Technology, Austria (http://ist.ac.at/research/research-groups/barton-group/) , David Field, at the University of Vienna (http://molecology.univie.ac.at/about-us/david-field/), and Enrico Coen, at the John Innes Institute in Norwich (http://rico-coen.jic.ac.uk). The postdoc would be based at IST; she/he would be involved in fieldwork and analysis of genetic data.
The Institute of Science and Technology is a new multidisciplinary research institute, located in the Wienerwald, just outside Vienna (www.ist.ac.at). There are close links with other population genetics groups in the Vienna area (www.univie.ac.at/evolvienna/).

The position will be available for two years in the first instance, but with the possibility of extension; the salary scale starts at €51K p.a. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a relevant area, with good quantitative skills, and an interest in evolutionary biology. For further details, please contact nick.barton@ist.ac.at. Applications should be sent by February 23rd, and should include a CV, a statement of research interests, and names of referees.

Postdoc and PhD – host-parasite coevolution

*Postdoc position in host-parasite *

*population genetics and genomics*

A postdoc is available in the research group of Dieter Ebert, at Basel University in Switzerland. I am looking for a highly motivated post-doc with interest in the (co-) evolutionary genetics of host-parasite interactions. This position is funded to work on the genetics/genomics of Daphnia and its microparasites. A background in evolutionary genetics, molecular genetics and bioinformatics skills is welcome. Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, a superb work ethic, and the ability to think creatively and critically are desired. The project is in parts a continuation of the work described by Bento et al 2017 (PLoS Genetics, DOI:10.1371/journal.pgen.1006596).

Starting date isnegotiable (any time from April 2018 onwards). The working language in the group is English. Speaking German is helpful in every day life in Basel, but is not a requirement. A PhD degree is required. The position is initially for 2 years, but can be extended.

Please send your application by E-mail (all material in one PDF please) to Dieter Ebert. Applications should include a motivation letter, a CV, a list of publications and a 1-page statement about research interests. Please give names and email addresses of two persons who are willing to write a letter of recommendation. Application deadline is 1. March 2018.

Further information and address for application: Prof. Dr. Dieter Ebert, University of Basel, Department of Environmental Sciences, Zoology, Basel, Switzerland, Email: dieter.ebert@unibas.ch Tel. +41-(0)61-207 03 60.

Web:http://evolution.unibas.ch/ebert/

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*PhD-position in *

*host-pathogen interactions*

is available in the group of Dieter Ebert at Basel University, Basel, Switzerland.

I am looking for a highly motivated candidate with interests in evolutionary genetics/genomics and host-parasite interactions. The PhD project is concerned with the coevolution of parasites and its host Daphnia. The aim of the project is to gain insights into the (co-)evolutionary and genetic interactions of parasites and its Daphnia host using field-based, experimental and population genetic/genomic approaches. The position is supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the University of Basel. The Ebert research group covers the entire range from epidemiological and ecological aspects of host-symbiont interactions, to studies on the population genetics and genomics of hosts and symbionts.

Starting date for the PhD isnegotiable (any time from April 2018 onwards). The working language in the group is English. Speaking German is helpful in every day life in Basel, but is not a requirement. A Master degree (or equivalent) in biology or related subject is necessary for admission. A PhD program at Basel University takes about 3.5 years.

Please send your application by E-mail (all material in one PDF please) to Dieter Ebert. Applications should include a motivation letter, a CV, a list of publications and a statement about research interests. Please give names and email addresses of two persons who are willing to write a letter of recommendation. Application deadline is 1. March 2018.

Further information and address for application: Prof. Dr. Dieter Ebert, University of Basel, Department of Environmental Sciences, Zoology, Basel, Switzerland, Email: dieter.ebert@unibas.ch Tel. +41-(0)61-207 03 60.

Web:http://evolution.unibas.ch/ebert/

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