Job: OccidentalCollege.LabTech.BirdDNA

The Moore Laboratory of Zoology at Occidental College, is seeking a 
full-time LABORATORY TECHNICIAN to join our team ASAP and carry out 
DNA-based projects in ornithology using modern and historical DNA 
specimens from the Moore Lab’s collection of 65,000 birds (see 
instagram.com/mlzbirds). Major projects include an NSF-funded project 
comparing DNA of modern and historical specimens to look for genomic 
change over the last 100 years and hybridization genomics of introduced 
Los Angeles parrots.

The successful applicant will have at least one year’s experience 
working in a molecular lab. Some experience with genomic techniques is 
preferred, but not required. Duties include ancient and modern DNA 
extraction, library preparation for next-generation sequencing, 
sequencing using an Illumina MiSeq, and training and coordinating the 
activities of undergraduates. The applicant should have good leadership, 
organizational, and interpersonal skills.

The position is renewable each year and includes a competitive benefits 
package with health, dental, and life insurance and eligibility for 
retirement benefits after 1 year. The position is paid at an hourly rate 
of $20/hour. The full job ad can be accessed here: 
https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.oxy.edu%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fassets%2FHR%2FHourly%2Flab_technician_mlz_2019_0.pdf&data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7Ceccb9f4709ea4195f33208d6f49405b1%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C1%7C636965313926266901&sdata=wOqmHPZmkUQ4FCl9egDn%2BRTviSz4EOCV2xcKi2V92kc%3D&reserved=0

Applications must include a one-page CV, a cover letter describing 
experience and interest in the job, and contact information for three 
references. Please send applications to Dr. John McCormack 
(mccormack@oxy.edu) with subject line indicating “Laboratory 
Technician”. Applications should arrive by July 1. The ideal start date 
for this position is August 1 or ASAP after that.

The Moore Laboratory of Zoology is a world-renowned natural history 
collection featuring the largest Mexican bird collection in the world 
and over 65,000 bird and mammal specimens. The MLZ has close ties to 
nearby institutions such as the Jet Propulsion Lab, UCLA, Huntington 
Library, and the L.A. County Natural History Museum. Occidental is a 
small liberal arts college located in the culturally-rich Los Angeles 
neighborhood of Eagle Rock near Pasadena. Occidental is well-situated 
close to many outdoor recreational activities: the ocean, mountains, and 
desert can all be reached in 45 minutes or less. The neighborhood 
surrounding Occidental College is family friendly, walkable, and home to 
a wealth of urban amenities.

DukeU.PDFs_PhDs.PopulationGenetics

The Goldberg lab at Duke University in Durham, NC is recruiting postdocs
and PhD students.

Students and postdocs may work on a range of projects in theoretical and
empirical population genetics, computational archaeology, and
human-environment interactions. Much of our work is in humans and other
primates, but study system is flexible.

Individuals with a background in genome assembly or primate disease ecology
are particularly encouraged to apply. We are starting new work in zoonotic
disease transmission and disease models that incorporate genetics.

The Goldberg lab combines theory and computational data analysis; interest
in biological applications of programming, statistics, and/or mathematics
is required. Postdoc candidates should contact Amy Goldberg with a CV and
brief statement of research interests. Candidates should be specific about
their interests in our work.

We strive to be an inclusive environment for all.

Graduate position: UIllinois.FishEvolutionGenomics

PhD positions VCU: Tropical and Temperate Forest Dynamics

The Biodiversity Research Lab (led by Dr. Hulshof) at Virginia Commonwealth University is recruiting two PhD students starting Fall 2020. We study the causes of biodiversity across space and time, especially as it relates to community assembly across elevation, latitude and climate.

We are recruiting two PhD students interested in studying forest communities across elevation. One position will focus on the dynamics of eastern temperate forests and the second position will emphasize montane tropical forests. A few examples of the types of questions we are interested in:

How do the effects of disturbance (bark beetles, flooding, deer overpopulation) on temperate forest structure and composition vary across elevation and latitude?

How does dispersal influence the expansion or contraction of tropical dry and wet forest species ranges at local, regional, and latitudinal scales?

Part of our research group is based in Puerto Rico and Costa Rica and collaboration between temperate and tropical regions is encouraged and supported. Funding is available for travel, field supplies, summer research stipends, and through teaching assistantships during the academic year. Visit our website (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcatherinehulshof.wordpress.com%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cfdc6bd0290334c7498a308d6f496cada%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636965325828411067&sdata=HRpjiJ0tcy7ZSrvnTq9h7stlEE3L3t3YA6y0Q1xIisc%3D&reserved=0) for information about our team, ongoing projects, and work philosophy.

We are an international and diverse group and I encourage underrepresented minorities to contact me. Because we work closely with international partners, Spanish fluency (or willingness to learn basic conversational Spanish) is a strength, but not a requirement.

The Biodiversity Research Lab is located in the Department of Biology at Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, Virginia. VCU is located on the historic James River within easy reach of the Appalachian Mountains, the Virginia LTER and NEON sites, and other resources in the D.C. area like the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of Natural History. Richmond is rated as a top place to live and is known for its history, local food scene, booming job market, and its easy access to outdoor activities like hiking, biking and kayaking.

Students should apply to the PhD Program in Integrative Life Sciences by 10 January.https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Flifesciences.vcu.edu%2Facademic-programs%2Fphd-in-integrative-life-sciences%2F&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cfdc6bd0290334c7498a308d6f496cada%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636965325828411067&sdata=fSAkfCXFy2EVGofHPVE4ZP4gwyEvI4883gXM9Y0Tt9k%3D&reserved=0

Those who are interested should contact Dr. Hulshof (cmhulshof@vcu.edu) with a CV and description of career/research interests to discuss the position before applying. Please specify if you prefer working in temperate and/or tropical forests.

PhD and MS Assistantships: Fish Ecology

PhD and MS Assistantships: Fish Ecology

Purdue University, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources

West Lafayette, IN, USA

Description:

PhD (preferred) or MS student assistantships available to participate in research projects exploring dynamics of fish in the Great Lakes.  These projects involve an integration of field studies, laboratory analyses, controlled experiments and quantitative modeling analyses.

Specific research topics may include:

1)            Quantifying fish reproductive utilization of restored rocky reef habitats.

2)            Population-level effects of microplastic pollution on fish and invertebrates.

3)            Habitat-specific recruitment and early life history dynamics of Lake Michigan fishes.

4)            Intra-specific life history trait variation (maturation schedules, growth rates, and egg characteristics).

Selected individuals will enroll in Purdue University’s Department of Forestry and Natural Resources (https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.ag.purdue.edu%2Ffnr&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cfdc6bd0290334c7498a308d6f496cada%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636965325828421060&sdata=Buz2%2BgbMHGssw73n2K8%2BQJWs796nAQmmlsctzIvK1m4%3D&reserved=0) in West Lafayette, IN.

Qualifications:

Minimum qualifications include a BS (for MS position) or MS (for PhD position) in Biology, Ecology, Fisheries Science, or related field; GPA of 3.2 or greater.

Salary:

Assistantships include 12-month stipend, full tuition coverage, and insurance.

Start date:

January 2020.

How to Apply:

The positions will remain open until filled. For full consideration, please respond by 3-September-2019 and submit cover letter, CV, GRE scores (optional; unofficial is fine), transcript (unofficial), and names and contact numbers of three references to Tomas Höök (thook@purdue.edu; 765-496-6799; https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http:%2F%2Fweb.ics.purdue.edu%2F~thook&data=02%7C01%7Ceric.schultz%40uconn.edu%7Cfdc6bd0290334c7498a308d6f496cada%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636965325828421060&sdata=AK%2FoSu%2FgkAQaA%2BzpO7M8111RA%2FVG7wakcRCHsxk4FQM%3D&reserved=0).

For more information please contact:

Tomas Höök

thook@purdue.edu

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All interested individuals are encouraged to apply.

ClarkU.AnnelidEvoDevo

FloridaAtlanticU.ResSpecialist.FishEvolution

Research Specialist

Summary:
Florida Atlantic University’s Kowalko Laboratory is seeking a Research
Specialist to perform research in molecular biology and behavior in a
laboratory that studies the evolution of a small freshwater fish, the
blind Mexican cavefish. Primary responsibilities include, but are not
limited to, breeding and maintaining cavefish and zebrafish, performing
general molecular biology techniques (genome editing,
immunohistochemistry, in situ hybridization), performing behavioral
analyses, imaging, collecting and analyzing data, and contributing to
publications. The Research Specialist will perform these tasks under the
supervision of the principal investigator. A two year commitment is
strongly preferred.

This position will be based out of FAU’s John D. McArthur Campus in
Jupiter, Florida.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor¹s degree from an accredited institution required.

For more information and to apply, visit https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.fau.edu%2Fjobs&data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C29eeb983f6b2427d788408d6ea51f285%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636954035024256103&sdata=KO92JGrx%2FcV3N%2B0j7BE%2BObHNL6jaa%2ByWVP20FNuMx6U%3D&reserved=0 and go to Apply
Now REQ06463.

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative
action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive
consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status,
protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with
disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and
service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of
these principles are encouraged to apply.

Graduate position: Dayton_Ohio.EvolutionaryGenomics

We seek one highly motivated and energetic PhD student to join an
NSF-funded project between 2 PIs, Hongmei Li-Byarlay (Central State
University) and Jeff Peters (Wright State University). Both campuses
are located in Dayton, Ohio. The focus of the funded research is the
evolutionary genomic and epigenomic mechanisms of honeybee social
behavior. The candidate student will gain significant knowledge in
honeybee social evolution, behavior, and genetics/genomics.

Funding is available through a combination of graduate research
and teaching assistantships, and the student may start as early as
Jan. 2020. Research will be conducted at Central State University,
while coursework and teaching duties will be centered at Wright State
University. The student may have opportunity to travel to University
of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Mexico for sample collections and
collaborations.

The student will be enrolled in Wright State’s
interdisciplinary Environmental Sciences PhD program
(https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fscience-math.wright.edu%2Fenvironmental-sciences-phd-program&data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C72d81cc275474dff290108d6ea52afa7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636954038192192685&sdata=hmTTNfWVUWzKczLdRIaFdV53wkjNjeBj%2FgrT7Y5X%2BBI%3D&reserved=0). The
student will need to have a vehicle to commute between Central State
and Wright State (12 miles apart).

Qualifications include: Bachelor degree in Biology, Ecology, Genetics, or
related discipline; GRE scores within the last 5 y (minimum 300—Verbal
plus Quantitative); minimum GPA of 3.0; minimum IBT TOEFL score of 100 and
ability to pass a verbal English test (foreign students only). Preferred
qualifications include: a Master degree or equivalent experience; strong
interest and/or experience in laboratory research and bioinformatics
(transcriptomics, GWAS, and/or methylomic analyses); strong written and
oral communication skills; strong quantitative skills. More information
about both labs are at https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fsites.google.com%2Fview%2Flibyarlaybee&data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C72d81cc275474dff290108d6ea52afa7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636954038192192685&sdata=cJbUFh0tiGF1y2DtWSjt0YZcY4C4WiGHLpDCoAK9usk%3D&reserved=0 and
https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fpeople.wright.edu%2Fjeffrey.peters&data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C72d81cc275474dff290108d6ea52afa7%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636954038192192685&sdata=A%2FLB%2FAGLywD2qn5uw%2BHZ%2Ffpc9ASkGggdROXRxPsC2QA%3D&reserved=0. Please send a most recent CV,
research interest/experience, and contact information for 3 professional
references to Drs. Li-Byarlay (hli-byarlay at centralstate dot edu)
and Peters (jeffrey.peters at wright dot edu).

Central State University, as a multi-national and culturally diverse
University, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and
diverse place of learning and employment. It is the University’s policy
to prohibit discrimination and provide equal opportunity to all employees,
students and visitors, without regard to their race, sex (including gender
identity/expression), sexual orientation, color, religion, ancestry,
national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran or
military status.

Wright State University is committed to an intellectual, cultural, and
social environment in which all are free to make their contribution. The
University strives to achieve an environment in which every student
may think, learn, and grow without prejudice, without intimidation, and
without discrimination. Wright State University promotes the acceptance
of every individual regardless of race, gender, age, ethnicity, ability
or disability, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, religious
affiliation, or national origin.

Trinidad.ResInterns.GuppyEvolution

Research Internships – Evolutionary Biology/Ecology

Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary, 
multi-investigator, experimental study of the interactions between 
ecology and evolution in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by 
Professor David Reznick at the University of California, Riverside in 
collaboration with Joseph Travis (Florida State), Tim Coulson (Oxford), 
Paul Bentzen (Dalhousie U.) and Ron Bassar (Williams).  We seek to 
integrate multiple biological fields for the study of these interactions 
in experimental populations of guppies in Trinidad. Duties include 
assisting in monthly censuses of guppy populations in montane streams. 
The monthly censuses include long hours in the field and laboratory.  
There will also be 12 days off between each census when interns can 
pursue an independent project.  Interns will be required to spend a 
minimum of 3-months in Trinidad, with possibility of extension. There 
are potential start dates in August 2019 and every month thereafter 
until early 2020. We will cover all travel and living expenses and 
provide housing.  Qualifications: We seek interns who are entertaining 
the possibility of pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and 
evolution and who wish to gain some additional field research experience 
before doing so.  Research will take place in semi-remote areas of 
Trinidad sometimes under bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able 
to live and work well with others. Research will involve carrying heavy 
packs over slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good 
physical condition and be able to meet the demands of field research 
under these conditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle 
is desirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first responder 
training, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills are 
highly desirable. Please address these skills when applying. Please see 
our website <https://nam01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=www.theguppyproject.weebly.com&amp;data=02%7C01%7Cpamela.diggle%40uconn.edu%7C40b8175e004f433c1e1208d6eb06f097%7C17f1a87e2a254eaab9df9d439034b080%7C0%7C0%7C636954812385685249&amp;sdata=q19nKmpNUlx8G%2BY0qWdySCC4eWSoUXVDoWHng%2FIX%2FF4%3D&amp;reserved=0> for more information on the 
project and access to reprints.  Be sure to check out our video menu, 
which includes a “guppy censuses” as submenu VII.  It details the main 
tasks associated with the internship. Applicants should send cover 
letter, CV and the names and e-mail addresses of three or more 
professional references to David Reznick (gupy@ucr.edu). At least two of 
the references should be academics.

Research Internships – Evolutionary Biology/Ecology-The Guppy Project

Research interns are needed to assist in a multi-disciplinary,

multi-investigator, experimental study of the interactions between

ecology and evolution in Trinidad, West Indies. The research is led by

Professor David Reznick at the University of California, Riverside in

collaboration with Joseph Travis (Florida State), Tim Coulson (Oxford),

Paul Bentzen (Dalhousie U.) and Ron Bassar (Williams).  We seek to

integrate multiple biological fields for the study of these interactions

in experimental populations of guppies in Trinidad. Duties include

assisting in monthly censuses of guppy populations in montane streams.

The monthly censuses include long hours in the field and

laboratory.  There will also be 12 days off between each census when

interns can pursue an independent project.

Interns will be required to spend a minimum of 3-months in Trinidad,

with possibility of extension. There are potential start dates in August

2019 and every month thereafter until early 2020. We will cover

all travel and living expenses and provide housing.

*Qualifications:* We seek interns who are entertaining the possibility

of pursuing graduate studies in some area of ecology and evolution and

who wish to gain some additional field research experience before doing

so.  Research will take place in semi-remote areas of Trinidad sometimes

under bad weather conditions. Applicants must be able to live and work

well with others. Research will involve carrying heavy packs over

slippery and steep terrain. Applicants must be in good physical

condition and be able to meet the demands of field research under these

conditions. Ability to drive a standard transmission vehicle is

desirable but not required. Applicants with first-aid/first responder

training, skills in automobile maintenance, and construction skills are

highly desirable. Please address these skills when applying.

Please see our website  for more

information on the project and access to reprints.Be sure to check out

our video menu, which includes a “guppy censuses” as submenu VII.It

details the main tasks associated with the internship.

    Applicants should send cover letter, CV and the names and e-mail

addresses of three or more professional references to David Reznick

(gupy@ucr.edu

).

At least two of the references should be academics.