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27 de mayo de 2018

Doctorado en comportamiento animal en Francia

Thesis title: Attention, social representation and communication in the starling

3 keywords: attention / birdsong / social cognition

Supervisor’s name: Laurence HENRY

Phone number: 02 23 23 50 76

Email address: laurence.henry@univ-rennes1.fr

Socio-economic and scientific context:

Studies carried out on social influences on the development of social skills and communication in songbirds, suggest a fundamental role of selective attention as it is the case for human language development. Our previous studies have shown that a social deficit during development leads to sensory deficits as well as to disturbances of social representations, even at the brain level. However, the precise mechanisms involved remain poorly known. It has been proposed that selective attention toward an adult social model could be a key element for the development of social cognition. This thesis would fit into the international scientific debates on the processes underlying social cognition and its development during normal or disturbed ontogenesis. The link between social and non social cognitive abilities has been little studied, whereas there is a clear implication of attentional processes in social learning, in terms of social and communication.

Working hypothesis and aims:

The aim of this PhD project is to test the close link between social cognition and attention. It will consist in relating individual attentional abilities to the existence or development of social competencies, as a consequence of a normal or disturbed ontogenesis. Since starlings present vocal “social markers”, an interest will also be given to how the birds pay attention to social signals produced by birds of their own or another social community. The originality of this project will be to combine experimental laboratory/captive studies with field experiments, to some part in South Africa on local species of sturnids already followed by the team. If the candidate wishes, he/she will be able to conduct electrophysiological studies, such as those previously done by the team, in order to look more finely at the brain processes.

Main milestones of the thesis:

The main steps of the thesis will be: 1) the characterization of spontaneous individual attentional skills when in groups or during individual tests, 2) the follow-up of individual attentional characteristics of young laboratory raised animals according to the social experience offered, 3) the comparison of the attention paid by birds to social signals, vocal in particular, produced by birds of their own/other group or population.

Thus, the first part will consist in testing the hypothesis of a link between spontaneous individual attentional characteristics (visual in particular) and social competencies (social integration within the group, vocal sharing, responses to tests of social representation) in adult captive starlings. In parallel, young individuals will be raised in the laboratory and their attentional network will be studied (peers, non-parent and parent adults). Birds with different social experiences (with or without adult models) will be compared.Finally, interspecific comparisons will be possible on European and African sturnids, through captive and field observational and experimental studies.

Scientific and technical skills required by the candidate:

The candidate should master the theoretical and methodological concepts of ethology. A basic level of English is required. Driving licence and autonomy will be necessary for field work

3 publications from the team related to the topic:

Laurence Henry, Stéphanie Barbu, Alban Lemasson, Martine Hausberger. Dialects in animals: Evidence, development and potential functions. Animal Behavior and Cognition, 2015, 2 (2), pp.132-155. 〈http://animalbehaviorandcognition.org/vol-2-issue-2.html〉. 〈10.12966/abc.05.03.2015〉

Laurence Henry, Adrian J. F. K. Craig, Alban Lemasson, Martine Hausberger. Social coordination in animal vocal interactions. Is there any evidence of turn-taking? The starling as an animal model. Frontiers in Psychology, Frontiers, 2015, 6, pp.1416. 〈10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01416〉

Perret, A., Henry L., Coulon, M., Caudal, J.P., Richard, J.P. Cousillas H., Hausberger M. & George I, (2015). Social visual contact, a primary “drive” for social animals? Animal Cognition. 8(3):657-66.

National and international collaborations:
Numerous collaborations, see here : https://ethos.univ-rennes1.fr/partenaires




Please send a CV, a letter of motivation and the names and contact information of at least two scientists available for reference to : laurence.henry@univ-rennes1.fr

Application deadline: June 4 2018: https://theses.u-bretagneloire.fr/bs/campagne-2018

26 de mayo de 2018

Postdoc in quantitative behavioural genetics (Switzerland)

Postdoctoral position (3 years) in quantitative behavioural genetics

At the Division of Animal Welfare, University of Bern, Switzerland, we are seeking a postdoctoral scientist who is eager to investigate causes of variation in animal research. The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF); its ultimate goal is to develop experimental designs for improving the external validity and reproducibility of animal research. The successful candidate will work in a small team together with faculty, another postdoc, a PhD student, and a lab technician and will participate in supervision of the PhD student and training of undergraduate students.

We will employ a multi-faceted approach comprising conceptual and quantitative statistical modelling based on existing datasets, systematic review and meta-analysis of published data, and experimental studies using laboratory mice to investigate how different sources of biological variation affect variation within and between replicate studies. Outcome variables will include behavioural, physiological, and epigenetic measures.

Candidates need a University degree and PhD (or equivalent) in biology or biomedical sciences. Since the project involves multiple approaches covering a diverse array of techniques, candidates with various backgrounds and skill sets are encouraged to apply. An understanding of sampling theory and statistics, and reasonable programming and computational skills will be essential. Knowledge in quantitative genetics and epigenetic analyses (DNA methylation and histone modification) are desirable. Experience in behavioural and physiological phenotyping of mice and in systematic reviews and meta-analyses will be beneficial.

Proficiency in German language is not required but a willingness to learn basic German will facilitate living in Bern and positively affect social life. We offer an attractive academic environment, opportunities to develop the own academic career, a 3-year contract, and a competitive salary based on the Swiss Cantonal University scheme.

Please send your application letter together with a motivation statement, your CV, publication list, copies of relevant study certificates, and contact details of one or two reference persons (reference letters are not required at this stage) in a single pdf-file to: hanno.wuerbel@vetsuisse.unibe.ch. We encourage applications of people with unusual career tracks.

The deadline for application is June 20, 2018. The intended project start is September 2018 (negotiable). Please indicate your preferred and earliest possible start date in the application letter. For informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Hanno Würbel: hanno.wuerbel@vetsuisse.unibe.ch.

25 de mayo de 2018

Asistente de investigación para bucear en arrecifes de coral

Research Assistant I in the Swire Institute of Marine Science (Ref.: 201800746) (to commence from June 2018 for 14 months, with the possibility of renewal)

Applicants should possess a Bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences, Environmental or Marine Sciences or related disciplines. They should have experience in scientific diving and basic laboratory and analytical techniques, and good communication skills. Experience in coral identification and water quality analysis is desirable. The appointee will be based at The University of Hong Kong’s main campus. He/She will be mainly responsible for conducting monthly monitoring surveys on corals, grazers, and water quality; and implementing a coral restoration project in Hoi Ha Wan Marine Park.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. Affordable accommodation at the laboratory residence can be arranged by the Institute subject to availability.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with a covering letter, an up-to-date C.V. and contact information for at least two references to the Baker Laboratory at dmbaker@hku.hk. Application forms (345/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hr.hku.hk/apptunit/jr-form.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk/. Closes May 31, 2018.

The University places great emphasis on developing staff potential, and has in place a variety of development opportunities and assistance for staff at different stages of their career.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only candidates shortlisted for interviews will be notified of the application result.

Prácticas remuneradas en ecología de arrecifes con trabajo de campo buceando en Florida

ACCRETE (Acidification, Climate, and Coral Reef Ecosystems Team  <http://www.coral.noaa.gov/research/accrete.html>) at NOAA/AOML and the University of Miami’s Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (CIMAS) is accepting applications for a one-year internship position, to be offered annually to a highly motivated recent college graduate interested in gaining experience in the fields of coral reef ecology and ocean acidification research.

ACCRETE is actively researching how climate change and ocean acidification
will be, and already are affecting the construction (coral growth,
calcification) and breakdown (bioerosion, dissolution) of coral reef
ecosystems, as well as the associated ramifications these processes have
for ecosystem function. The successful applicant will work with a diverse
team of scientists, postdocs, and students at NOAA and UM laboratories in
Miami, Florida.

During the year, the intern will gain extensive hands-on experience with
laboratory and field research including, but not limited to, experiments
conducted in the CIMAS Experimental Reef Lab
<https://www.arcgis.com/apps/Cascade/index.html?appid=d05aa00f12cc454f8f0ea7d8b6b4314a>,
analysis of carbonate chemistry for ocean acidification research, scuba
diving and fieldwork in the Florida Keys
<https://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/story/Cheeca+Rocks>, involvement in the
National Coral Reef Monitoring Plan <https://www.coris.noaa.gov/monitoring/>,
CT scanning of coral <http://www.icenochs.com/interests-1/#/new-page/> and
reef frameworks <http://www.icenochs.com/interests-1/#/new-page-1/>, as
well as 3D scanning and printing for scientific instrument development
<http://www.icenochs.com/interests-1/#/subsurface-automatic-samplers-sas/>.

The position will be supervised by Dr. Ian Enochs and at the conclusion of
the year-long internship, the successful applicant will be expected to
present a talk on their work. Current AAUS authorization is required for
participation in scuba diving operations. The position will be paid hourly,
totaling roughly $30k over the year.

Please send a CV and letter of interest to ian.enochs@noaa.gov, with
“ACCRETE internship application” in the subject line. Applications must be
received by June 9th.

Thank you for your time and interest.

24 de mayo de 2018

Postdoc en biología marina (UK)

We are currently advertising for an exciting 24-month marine biology postdoctoral position at the Lyell Centre, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK. The job requires expert knowledge in the culture and maintenance of calcifying algae, analysis of their (photo)physiology and skeletal characteristics and field validation. This role will contribute to the Leverhulme Trust funded project “Elucidating the light harvesting strategy of the world’s deepest living marine algae”, working with Dr Heidi Burdett (Lyell Centre, Heriot-Watt University), Profs Graham Turnbull and Ifor Samuel (University of St Andrews) and Dr Tadhg O’Donovan (Heriot-Watt University).

More details can be found here
<https://www.hw.ac.uk/about/work/jobs/job_SVJDMTQ0ODk.htm>, deadline is 8th June 2018. Candidates can make informal enquiries to Dr Heidi Burdett (h.burdett@hw.ac.uk).

Regards,
Heidi Burdett

23 de mayo de 2018

Conservation Programs Manager - Butterflies (Florida, USA)

Disney’s Animals, Science and Environment Line of Business leads conservation efforts in all Walt Disney Parks and Resorts. Our conservation efforts are aligned with the Disney Conservation Fund business priorities and we work to engage our cast and guests in conservation efforts that reverse the decline of species in the wild while creating experiences that immerse our cast and guests in program that inspire them to protect the natural world. We also partner with Disney VoluntEARS to provide opportunities for our cast to volunteer their time to positively impact the future for wildlife around the world.

Conservation Programs Manager - Butterflies

Responsibilities
  • Provide primary oversight to our Reverse the Decline program (butterflies)
  • Lead strategy development with our partners to maximize the successful conservation of butterflies using the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation
  • Lead the development and implementation of the Walt Disney World butterfly conservation program that supports butterfly recovery in Florida and various states/countries that are business priorities for Disney
  • Work in partnership to manage a colony of Atala butterflies and lead reintroduction efforts to monitor the success of these efforts
  • Develop and conduct research studies to support key initiatives for butterfly conservation efforts with an emphasis on studies conducted in priority business areas for Disney
  • Collaborate with partners to develop and provide successful public education programs that engage kids and families in caring for butterflies
  • Leverage Disney assets and talent to maximize our contribution to conservation efforts worldwide
  • Manage the wildlife monitoring program for Disney cast
  • Publish the results of our scientific, education, conservation investigation in peer reviewed journals
  • Partner with various divisions within the TWDC to leverage expertise and to share information that continues to promote and disseminate our butterfly conservation efforts

Basic Qualifications
  • Strong experimental design and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated grant/proposal writing, scientific publications, and grant/proposal critical reviews
  • Experience with the Open Standards for the Practice of Conservation and Miradi
  • Ability to work as part of a team, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to create engaging experiences for the general public
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Informal education and program development
  • Experience with Association of Zoos and Aquariums institutions and professional societies
  • Required Education
  • Ph.D. in Entomology, Conservation Biology, Wildlife Ecology, or related field or MS with at least 3 years leading butterfly conservation efforts
About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.
About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.


This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

22 de mayo de 2018

Laboratory Animal Resource Manager (Italy)

The European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organizations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Barcelona (Spain), Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Rome (Italy).

EMBL is looking for a Laboratory Animal Resource Manager for the Epigenetics and Neurobiology Unit near Rome, Italy.


The postholder will report to the Head of EMBL Rome and he/she will be in charge of:

• Managing the animal facility, including supervision of a team of some fifteen animal husbandry technicians



• Maintaining facility equipment and overseeing its reliable operation



• Supervising and resolving animal care issues, including health control plan with dedicated Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)



• Supervising and implementing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for importation and exportation of mice to/from the facility



• Assuring compliance with EU directives, national laws and internal regulations regarding animal welfare and act as the named Animal Care and Welfare Officer



• Overseeing waste handling to ensure that biohazard policies and procedures are followed



• Reviewing experimental protocols and coordinating operations with Laboratory Heads, the facility veterinarian and the Internal Animal Welfare Committee



• Providing periodic training courses for research and other personnel in aspects of animal husbandry and animal handling



• Maintaining facility records, including those related to animal welfare, safety, personnel training, controlled pharmacy, facility access, and facility environment



• Managing the Phenotyping Facility







Qualifications and Experience







Applicants should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent related work experience in animal welfare science. A minimum of three years of hands-on work-related experience in a managerial or supervisory role of a laboratory animal facility is mandatory. Veterinarian qualification is not required, but it is considered advantageous. He/she should be able to plan, direct, coordinate, and budget all activities of the animal facility. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, and have good communication and computer skills. Fluent spoken and written English is required. Italian is not required, but motivation and willingness to learn the language must be demonstrated.







Application Instructions



Please apply online through www.embl.org/jobs


Additional Information


An initial contract of 3 to 5 years' duration will be offered to the successful candidate. This can be renewed, depending on circumstances at the time of the review.


The working language of the Unit is English.



EMBL is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits appropriate to an international research organisation with a very collegial and family friendly working environment. The remuneration package comprise a competitive salary, a comprehensive pension scheme, medical, educational and other social benefits, as well as financial support for relocation and installation, including your family.

21 de mayo de 2018

Senior Manager of Scientific Outreach, Netherlands

We seek an energetic and well-networked professional in Life Sciences to build relationships and communities among researchers and research leaders around the world.

You will be accountable for the development and execution of strategic marketing, networking, and scientific advisory activities among researchers and key opinion leaders in Life Sciences, with a focus on chemistry. You will be responsible for awareness generation programs; lobbying and networking among key influencers and decisions makers along with providing input into the strategic development of Reaxys.

This role is based in Amsterdam and reports to the Director, Life Science Solutions Marketing.


Your responsibilities


Development and execution of strategic marketing programs to build brand awareness, as well as increase visibility and loyalty among customers and end-users

  • Accountable for developing and executing a range of communication and engagement programs with target audiences, including the Reaxys PhD Prize. 
  • Development and management of scientific sponsorship, prizes, symposia
  • Organize and manage network of scholarly reviewers for prize submissions
  • Manage prize advisory board 
  • Presentations at scientific and information focused meetings
  • Lead outreach and activities with chemistry researcher communities 
  • Maintain contact and plan outreach activities with prize and symposium participants. Create a network of advocates in the chemistry community.
  • Plan regular communications with past prize and symposia participants
  • Schedule meetings and events with past prize and symposia participants
  • Develop and maintain networks of key opinion leaders in chemistry 
  • Gather market intelligence and provide strategic input towards Life Science Solutions 
  • Provide input on the market landscape of life science R&D IT solutions based on deep knowledge of chemistry research, as well as competitive research.
  • Act as an advisor for solutions development
  • Utilize KOL networks to test value propositions and messaging
  • Gather and report market intelligence that can impact Elsevier solutions 



What you should bring
  • PhD in the physical or life sciences, chemistry highly preferred
  • At least 10 years’ experience in life science industry, or scientific engagement
  • Proven experience of maintaining releationships with research leaders in academia and industry
  • Proven experience of securing the evidence to be able to take, and of taking, evidence-based decisions
  • Experience with scientific database systems (e.g. Reaxys, SciFinder) a plus
  • Highly organized with project management skillsets. 

What we offer

We welcome you to a truly global, dynamic and challenging environment with great opportunities for personal development. Elsevier’s benefits are very competitive and the summary below will give you an idea of what you can expect when joining Elsevier in the Netherlands.
  • Competitive salary and a 13th month
  • 27 days of leave
  • Attractive collective health care insurance package with considerable reduction rates
  • Solid Pension Plan, with a choice between a collective pension plan an individual pension plan
  • Profit share or bonus plan subject to the company annual results
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Travel allowance for commuting
  • Reductions to several personal insurance packages due to our collective agreements
  • Free in-house sport facilities
  • Numerous training, coaching and e-learning modules for long term job opportunities and development
  • Several local and global networking communities to share best practices and knowledge
  • Various social responsibility programs, channeling knowledge and strengths to help communities around the world improve education, science, health care and protect the environment.

An assessment or business case could be part of our selection procedure. A pre-employment screening will be part of our recruitment procedure.


Elsevier does not accept unsolicited assistance from vendors including and without limitation, search firms, staffing agencies and recruiting agencies for this employment opportunity. Resumes submitted by external vendors and third parties to any employee via-email, the Internet or any other method without a valid, written underlying agreement between parties for this position will not be considered. No fee or other compensation will be paid in the event the applicant is hired by Elsevier as a result of an unsolicited introduction

20 de mayo de 2018

Prácticas remuneradas de investigación con mariposas en Panamá


Research Internship (with stipend): Butterfly behaviour and speciation in the tropics

We are seeking a research intern to work at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) in Panama from the end of June 2018 for a period of at least one year. The internship will focus on behaviour and diversification in Heliconius butterflies.

The intern will work as part of a team involving
collaboration between Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
(http://www.evol.bio.lmu.de/research/merrill/index.html ) and STRI
(https://stri.si.edu/scientist/owen-mcmillan). The intern will
join a vibrant and highly international community of scientists
studying the origins and maintenance of tropical diversity (see also:
http://www.heliconius.org).

The project is based in Gamboa, Panama and the intern will be assisting a
project investigating the genetic basis of behavioural isolation between
Heliconius species. The project involves breeding butterflies, managing
crossing experiments and conducting behavioural assays. The internship
is a learning experience and there will be opportunities to develop
independent projects. Applicants must be able to work both with a group
and independently, and be committed to working full time in Panama for
the duration of the project. A knowledge of Spanish and the ability to
drive would be useful but are not essential.

A stipend of US$1000/month will be provided to cover accommodation and
living costs in Panama; we will also cover the cost of an airfare to
Panama where necessary.

To apply, please send an up-to-date CV (including the names and
contact details of two referees), and a cover letter explaining why
you would be a good fit for this position. Please combine the CV and
cover letter in one single pdf file with the file name in the format of
YOURLASTNAME_STRI intern.pdf. Please send applications to Chi-Yun Kuo
(kuo@bio.lmu.de); questions can be directed to Chi-Yun Kuo or Richard
Merrill (merrill@bio.lmu.de). Please use the subject header: “PANAMA
INTERN” before 26thMay 2018. Online interviews will be held the
following week.



Dr. Richard Merrill
Emmy Noether Group Leader

Division of Evolutionary Biology
Faculty of Biology
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Grosshaderner Strasse 2
82152 Planegg-Martinsried

phone: +49 (0)89 / 2180-74160
(Panama: (+507) 64267029)

@dickmerrill
merrill@bio.lmu.de
http://www.evol.bio.lmu.de/research/merrill/index.html

19 de mayo de 2018

Oferta de doctorado en Suiza sobre comportamiento animal y genética

PhD position (3 years) in animal behaviour and behavioural genetics

At the Division of Animal Welfare, University of Bern, Switzerland, we are seeking a PhD student who is eager to investigate causes of variation in animal research. The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF); its ultimate goal is to develop experimental designs for improving the external validity and reproducibility of animal research. The successful candidate will work in a small team together with faculty, two postdocs, and a lab technician and will participate in the training and mentoring of undergraduate students.

The PhD project will include single and multi-laboratory studies using laboratory mice to investigate how different sources of biological variation affect variation within and between studies, and to test whether systematic heterogenization of study populations improves the external validity and reproducibility of animal research. Outcome variables will include behavioural, physiological, and epigenetic measures.

Candidates need a University degree in biology or biomedical sciences. Since the project involves multiple approaches covering a diverse array of techniques, students with various skill sets are encouraged to apply. A background in animal behaviour or behavioural genetics will be essential. Experience in working with laboratory rodents and familiarity with rodent behavioural testing, as well as sound knowledge in experimental design and statistics are desirable. Some wet-lab experience will be beneficial.

Proficiency in German language is not required but a willingness to learn basic German will facilitate living in Bern and positively affect social life. We offer an attractive academic environment, opportunities to develop the own academic career, a 3-year contract, and a competitive salary based on the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) scheme.

Please send your application letter together with a motivation statement, your CV, copies of relevant study certificates, and contact details of one or two reference persons (reference letters are not required at this stage) in a single pdf-file to: hanno.wuerbel@vetsuisse.unibe.ch.

The deadline for application is June 20, 2018. The intended project start is September 2018 (negotiable). Please indicate your preferred and earliest possible start date in the application letter. For informal enquiries, please contact Prof. Hanno Würbel: hanno.wuerbel@vetsuisse.unibe.ch.

18 de mayo de 2018

Voluntariado de investigación en UK con insectos sociales

Social Insect Fieldwork Assistants in West Sussex, UK:

We seek two fieldwork assistants to help research social behaviour in the ground nesting sweat bee, Lasioglossum malachurum, from the start of June until mid-end of July 2018.

The assistants will be working alongside a Postdoctoral researcher and a PhD student at a rewilding estate in West Sussex, UK. L. malachurum is a small bee that nests in very small colonies (fewer than 10 individuals) in the ground, and has an insignificant sting. Work involves: observing foraging behaviour, handling and marking bees, setting up video cameras, uploading video footage and excavating nests from the ground. In warm weather, field assistants will work long days in the field; in bad weather there will be tasks to carry out back at the accommodation/opportunity for time off. Because the work involves recording colour marks on individual animals, the job would not be suitable for someone who is colour-blind. See our research group website for more information about the kind of work we do (http://biosciences.exeter.ac.uk/staff/index.php?web_id=Jeremy_Field).

Experience of working with insects and a Degree (or working towards a Degree) in a Behaviour/Evolution/Ecology-related topic are desired. Flexibility around the start and end date of the assistant position is required. The successful applicants must have enthusiasm for fieldwork and be prepared to work hard. They will obtain excellent experience of cutting-edge social insect research.

Shared accommodation in Sussex is provided, but assistants are required to pay for their own food/personal expenses. Assistants receive £125 per week to cover costs.

Please contact Dr Tanya Pennell (t.pennell@exeter.ac.ukt.pennell@exeter.ac.uk>) and CC Prof. Jeremy Field (j.p.Field@exeter.ac.ukj.p.Field@exeter.ac.uk>) to discuss these positions further.



Dr Tanya Pennell

College of Life and Environmental Sciences

University of Exeter

Cornwall

TR109FE


Email: T.Pennell@Exeter.ac.uk

Twitter: @TanyaPennell

17 de mayo de 2018

Postdoc: Genética de parásitos (UK)

A post-doc position is available in the Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine at the University of Glasgow to investigate the effect of drug treatment on the genetic composition of Onchocerca adult worms and their offspring. 

The project will use ddRAD-Seq data, targeted resequencing and whole genome sequencing to
undertake sib-ship analysis of larval stages and adult worms. We aim to develop methods that can be used to differentiate between reinfection and repopulation post-treatment in O. volvulus infected humans with the long-term goal of improving the ability to test macrofilaricidal drug efficacy.

The project is funded for 20 months in the first instance with the
potential for a further two years funding, if the work is successful. This
project is fundamentally laboratory and analysis based, but there is
the potential for fieldwork in countries such as Ghana and Cameroon,
project and post holder dependent.

Candidates should have a PhD in biology or epidemiology with expertise
in genetics/ genomics and experience with population genetic approaches
(e.g. ddRAD-Seq, WGS etc); knowledge of appropriate programming languages
(e.g. Linux, R, Python or equivalent); excellent interpersonal,
communication and problem-solving skills.

Appointment at level 6 or 7 depending upon experience (level
6/7 ??28,9098-??31,604/??34,520-38,833). Enquiries to Dr Poppy
Lamberton, poppy.lamberton@glasgow.ac.uk. Closing date 28 May 2018
(please see University vacancy 021058 for full job description,
https://www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs/).

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