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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)

6 yr postdoc in Vienna

6-year PostDoc / University Assistant
Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria
A 6-year post-doctoral position is available at Department of Botany & Biodiversity Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, to work on the ecological & evolutionary genomics of plant adaptation, speciation and species radiation with Christian Lexer and colleagues (https://evolgenomics.univie.ac.at/). We are looking for a person with experience in the use of current DNA / RNA sequencing approaches to address fundamental questions in population genetics, evolutionary biology and / or biogeography in plants. This includes a keen interest in integrative approaches towards understanding the origin, maintenance, and functioning of biological diversity. University of Vienna offers an attractive and dynamic research location in a city with exceptional quality of life and in a country with excellent research infrastructure and funding provision.
Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week. Salary grading in accordance with relevant work experience.
Job Description: Participation in research projects in the group, including co-supervision / mentoring of PhD and MSc students – International publication and presentation activities – Contribution to high-quality external (third-party) research grant applications – Freedom to develop high-quality external (third-party) research grant applications as main applicant – Opportunity to participate in teaching topics of shared interest.
Profile: Doctoral degree in biology or equivalent field / Focus on molecular evolutionary biology or biogeography of plants – Experience in population genetics, evolutionary genomics, and/or evolutionary systems biology, especially the use of current DNA / RNA sequencing approaches and associated analytical tools – Excellent written and oral communication skills in English – Computer literacy, including experience with Unix / Linux based analysis software and R – Ability to work in teams – Experience in teaching. Duration of the contract: 6 years.
To apply: Your application must include the following documents: motivation letter (<1 page)- Scientific CV – List of publications – Brief draft of research interests – Contact details of three references. Please see full job description and submit your application via the website of the Job Center at the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at; email: jobcenter@univie.ac.at) no later than 16.06.2019, mentioning job reference no. 9678. For more information please contact: Christian Lexer, christian.lexer@univie.ac.at

Accommodation required for visitor

Please contact Juste (juste.zukauskaite18 AT imperial.ac.uk) directly:

I will be arriving either 6th of May in the evening or 7th of May early in the morning and will be staying in Sheffield for at least a month.