Monthly Archives: March 2018

Terry’s group meeting TODAY 3pm

BMS sem 1

Postdoc and technican in Sweden

The AVIAN Behavioural Genomics and Physiology Group (Wright Lab) at Linköping University, Sweden, is looking for two new recruitments – a motivated technician and post-doc as part of a newly acquired ERC consolidator grant. The project is aimed at studying the genomics of feralisation, using Hawaiian and Bermudan chickens as a model.

In the case of the technician the individual should have extensive experience of working with chickens, collecting physiological and behavioural samples and phenotypes, and dissection. In addition, the post will involve multiple field seasons in Hawaii and Bermuda, so field experience is also valuable. Laboratory skills, including DNA and RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR and the like are also required.

In the case of the post doc we are looking for a candidate with a strong background in quantitative genetics and bioinformatics. The project will involve a large amount of WGS data (including RNAseq and methseq data). The project will require selective sweep mapping, population genomics analysis of admixture as well as GWAS analysis (expression and standard).

The project itself has recently been funded by an ERC consolidator grant and is aiming to use a series of different populations of feralised chickens (domestic birds that have escaped and are now living wild throughout the Hawaiian Island chain) to map the genes and polymorphisms underlying their rapid responses to newly imposed selective forces.

Candidates are requested to apply formally as per the official announcement at the following link for the technician post:

https://liu.se/en/work-at-liu/vacancies?rmpage=job&rmjob=8123&rmlang=UK

And the following link for the post-doc position:

https://liu.se/en/work-at-liu/vacancies?rmpage=job&rmjob=8069&rmlang=UK

The application must be received by the 10th April for the technician position and the 13th April for the post-doc position. Pre-selected candidates will be expected to pass a skype or on-site interview. Successful candidates will be offered standard contract for two years, with the option to extend this to a maximum of five years.

The Wright lab is part of the AVIAN behavioural genomics and physiology group, which comprises of a variety of researchers using the chicken as a model. As such there is on-going research in behaviour, physiology, evolution, genetics and genomics amongst others. Linköping University is a large campus-based University with over 30000 staff and students. Linköping itself is the fifth largest city in Sweden, with an international airport and good rail and bus links throughout the country. For further enquiries about the positions please contact Dominic Wright (domwright@gmail.com or domwr@ifm.liu.se) for further information.

Yorkshire Universities Evolution Group (YUEG) 2018, Sheffield, 25th June

YUEG is an informal meeting for all evolutionary biologists working in the Yorkshire region. It is a great chance to get to know colleagues from neighbouring universities and to discuss a wide range of interesting topics. The one-day meeting will have space for up to 12 talks in 20 minute slots, plus posters. The registration fee (£35) covers room hire, lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments.

Book now (deadline Friday 1st June) at:

https://onlineshop.shef.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/faculty-of-science/animal-and-plant-sciences/yueg-conference-2018

Reserve a talk or poster slot by completing this short google form:

https://goo.gl/forms/YJojMOKOBJaMFkcf1

Looking forward to welcoming you to Sheffield!

Celine

Accommodation needed

A visitor to my group (Antonia, a.salcescastellano@ipna.csic.es) is looking for accommodation from 10 June to 10 August. She just heard that her funding application failed so she need something inexpensive…

If you might be able to help with a spare room for all/part of the time, please email Antonia.

Thanks

Roger

Ecological Genetics Group 2018 meeting

Nice little meeting this – special interest group of the BES:

Registration is now open for the Ecological Genetics Group 2018!

The meeting concentrates on evolutionary, ecological and population
genetic issues in all types of organisms.

The 62nd Meeting of the Ecological Genetics Group will be held at the
Skempton Building, Imperial College London  between the 10th and 12th
of April, 2018.  The conference is sponsored by the British Ecological
Society and the Genetics Society.  There will be a full scientific and
social programme throughout the three-day period of the conference.
It brings together those working in the fields of population genetics,
ecology and evolution from across Europe and beyond.

Talks and posters are welcome from all! For those of you still completing
your MScs and PhDs, remember that you will have the chance to win
the coveted best talk/poster prizes!  The Ecological Genetics Group
meetings have a long tradition of being friendly and relaxed, where
young researchers studying for their PhDs can mix with established
academics, and the organizing team will ensure that this tradition is
upheld. It includes a free Natural History Museum Behind the Scenes Tour
On Wednesday afternoon.

No matter what stage of your career, please consider presenting at EGG,
we need you!  Remember students- there is the chance to win the best
student talk/ poster prizes!

If you would like to present either a talk or poster can you let Gemma
Beatty (geb3@aber.ac.uk) know by the 17th March 2018.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ecological-genetics-group-62nd-annual-meeting-tickets-42942802077?aff=es2
Contact Email: geb3@aber.ac.uk

Terry’s group meeting TODAY 1pm, BMS seminar room 3