Monthly Archives: July 2016

Otterly Amazing

Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust are looking for more volunteers to do otter surveys along the Rover Don and its tributaries. Training to recognise tracks and signs will be provided.

If you’d like to volunteer or for more info please see Debs

Assistant Professor (Associate Senior Lecturer)

A tenure track position as Assistant Professor (Associate Senior Lecturer) is available at the Department of Ecology and Genetics, program in Evolutionary Biology, at the Evolutionary Biology Centre of Uppsala University, Sweden. Reference number: UFV-PA 2016/1228.

World-leading research in the interface of ecology, evolution and genomics is conducted in the Department. One particular area of strength is speciation and its genetic basis, with several research projects in this area financed by the European Research Council (ERC) and other major funding bodies. This recruitment is aimed to complement existing research in the Department for the study of genome differentiation and divergence, and speciation. There is an excellent infrastructure available for large-scale genomic, proteomic and bioinformatic analyses through the SciLifeLab initiative (

The program in Evolutionary Biology has a strong record in fostering and supporting young group leaders. We offer a vibrant research environment with excellent possibilities for interactions along with scientific independence. The position will come with adequate start-up funding. A presentation of the program can be found at and of the Department at

Appointment Period: The position can be held for a maximum of four years. An Associate Senior Lecturer has the opportunity to apply for promotion to Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor). If the Associate Senior Lecturer is deemed suitable and fulfills the criteria for promotion established by the Faculty Board, he/she shall be promoted to and permanently employed as Senior Lecturer. Subsequently, the successful candidate has the opportunity to apply for promotion to Professor.

Qualifications Required: According to the Swedish Higher Education Ordinance those qualified for appointment as Associate Senior Lecturer are persons who have obtained a doctoral degree or achieved the equivalent competence. Applicants who have obtained a doctoral degree in seven years or less (excluding time for parental leave etc) prior to the end of the application period will be given priority.

Assessment Criteria/Ranking: The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research and teaching expertise, which will be given equal importance. Research expertise comprises research merits as well as the applicantĀ“s potential to contribute to the future development of both research and teaching. In assessing research expertise special weight will be attached to large-scale genomic studies of speciation, population differentiation and/or local adaptation in eukaryotic systems. Special weight will also be paid to scientific independence and the ability, or expected ability, to attract funding in strong competition. The planned research of the applicant shall complement on-going research in the Department by bringing in new angles and/or study systems. The research may be mainly empirical or theoretical, or both.

For further information about the position please contact Professor Hans Ellegren (

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Seminar today (Friday 15th July) – Common Room 1PM

Clive Darwell (Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University) will give a talk on:
Community Assembly in South-East Asian fig wasps.