Monthly Archives: September 2014

Post-doc and PhD positions available in Zurich

The topic areas are: genomics of ecologically relevant traits, eco-evolutionary dynamics of species interactions, and evolutionary responses to changing environmental conditions.

ETH Zurich is building a new NCEAS inspired synthesis centre… postdocs would have a lot of independence, and would have great colleagues in the local area. The salaries are swiss, and there is a good annual research budget for the fellowships.

There also open PhD positions available.

Popgroup 2015 is seeking helpers!

We are looking for volunteers to help us run the Popgroup conference, which will be hosted by the Department from Tuesday 6th until Friday 9th January 2015.

We are looking for graduates. Part or whole of the registration fee will be waived in exchange for your help!

Please contact Roger Butlin to apply.


Terry’s group meeting 1.30pm, BMS seminar room 1

Technician Job

We are currently advertising for new technician within the WildGenes RZSS Conservation Genetics laboratory based in Edinburgh (the laboratory is located at Edinburgh Zoo).This is a one year fixed-term position to assist our senior technician with day-to-day activities on a diverse portfolio of conservation genetics projects. The closing date is Tuesday 16 September 2014.For further information about the position and how to apply see

I would be very grateful if you could distribute this message via your dept. email lists/ message boards.

Many thanks and best wishes.

Dr. Helen Senn

Lab meeting today 1130, common room

Dear all,

Please remember the molecular ecology lab meeting today at 11:30 am in the common room. The two speakers are:

– Katherine Fish. “The Microbial Ecology of Drinking Water Distribution Systems”.
– Damiano Porcelli. “Genetics of Local Thermal Adaptation: A Semi-Natural Study Of The Drosophila Subobscura Model System”.

Please let me know should you wish to give a talk. The following dates are available:

– October 7th
– November 4th
– December 2nd



Mauricio Montaño-Rendón

PhD Student
Animal and Plant Sciences
University of Sheffield