*Multiple research positions: Craig Moritz lab @ ANU* ~ Bioblogia.net

22 de febrero de 2012

*Multiple research positions: Craig Moritz lab @ ANU*

Several positions (two 5yr Postdocs, one Lab manager, one 4 yr PhD scholarship) are available in a new lab being established by Craig Moritz at the Australian National University (http://biology.anu.edu.au/Craig_Moritz/). The project, supported by the Australian Research Council, aims to develop and apply novel approaches to prediction and discovery of biodiversity hotspots, with emphasis on the poorly known vertebrate (especially reptile) diversity of the monsoonal tropics of northern Australia. The overall project will integrate environmental modeling over space and time with use of next-gen sequencing, coalescent analyses and phenotype to provide robust estimates of lineage and phylogenetic endemism and to improve understanding of biodiversity dynamics in response to past climate change.The appointees will benefit from interactions across multiple labs in the Division of Evolution, Ecology and Genetics of the Research School of Biology (http://biology.anu.edu.au/eeg/) as well as geographically adjacent groups in CSIRO.

All positions are available from July 1, 2012. Details of positions and instructions for applying can be found as follows:

_Postdoctoral Associates_(spatial modeling and genomics): http://jobs.anu.edu.au/PositionDetail.aspx?P=2557

_Laboratory Manager_(Research Officer 6): http://jobs.anu.edu.au/PositionDetail.aspx?P=2566

_Graduate (PhD) scholarship_:

*PhD scholarship in Evolutionary Biogeography*,

(4 years @ AUD27,222, commencing July 1, 2012).

A 4 year PhD scholarship, funded by the Australian Research Council, is available in the Moritz Lab of the Division of Ecology, Evolution and Genetics, Research School of Biology, Australian National University (http://biology.anu.edu.au/Craig_Moritz/). The student will undertake comparative phylogeographic and phenotypic analyses of lizards from the monsoonal tropics of northern Australia to investigate biogeographic and speciation processes underlying the high diversity of this, as yet underexplored region. There is considerable scope for independent development of the project. The appointee should have a strong background in evolutionary biology and/or molecular ecology and enthusiasm for both field and molecular analyses. Prior research and or field experience is an advantage, but is not required. The position is open to both Australian and International applicants. For further details or to send applications, please contact Craig Moritz (craig.moritz@anu.edu.au). Review of applications will commence on March 18, 2012.

Applications close on March 18^th , 2012. Please direct enquiries to Craig Moritz at craig.moritz@anu.edu.au

The Royal Society, in partnership with the British Academy, invites applications for the Newton International fellowships. This scheme enables early-stage postdoctoral researchers from all over the world to work at UK research institutions for a period of two years. The scheme provides £24K/annum subsistence costs, £8K/annum research expenses and £2K relocation costs. The Newton Fellow is treated as a visiting researcher rather than an employee because there is no salary provision (the subsistence allowance is treated like a stipend). Research in the physical, natural and social sciences, and the humanities is eligible. Fellowships must start in January 2013 (results announced in Oct 2012) and they must be held in the UK at the UK host organisation for the two-year period. Applicants should have completed a PhD and have held no more than two postdoctoral positions or equivalent experience, or be in the final stages of their PhD, at the time of application. All applicants must currently be working and be based outside of the UK. Applicants who completed their PhD at a UK institution must have been working and based outside the UK for a significant amount of time. Individuals who have not previously studied or worked in the UK are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be competent in oral and written English. Applicants must have contacted their UK sponsor prior to application, which contact should lead to a clearly defined and mutually beneficial research proposal. For more info see http://www.newtonfellowships.org/media/228/2012%20nif%20scheme%20notes.pdf.

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