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Tuesday, June 12

Wednesday, May 16

Princeton University 2018 EEB Scholars Program

Princeton EEB is hosting a preview weekend for prospective graduate students this upcoming October. More information can be found here.

Thursday, May 10

2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation

2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation
Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
10-13 June 2019

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the annual IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), which is one of the leading events in the area of evolutionary computation. IEEE CEC provides a forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from all over the world to present and discuss their research findings on evolutionary computation.

IEEE CEC 2019 will be held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand's national museum located in Wellington. Known as the "Coolest Little Capital", Wellington combines big city chic with small village charm, and is a fantastic conference destination to boot. As the country's cultural and creative hub, Wellington is home to industry leaders in high tech innovation and with the highest concentration of people employed in the information, communications and media sector. Connectivity between knowledge, technology and people drives Wellington's vision to be Smart Capital.

Wellington is renowned for its friendly locals and impeccable service. Wellingtonians absolutely positively believe in their city and that pride transcends into the services they provide. It offers a wide range of cosmopolitan amenities in downtown that is safe, clean, pedestrian friendly. Pulsing with packed cafes, bars, boutiques, galleries, public art and museums, the country's urban heart is a destination where all the best things in life come together.

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Call for Papers
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Papers for IEEE CEC 2019 should be submitted electronically through the Congress website at www.cec2019.org, and will be refereed by experts in the fields and ranked based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality and clarity.

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Call for Special Sessions
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Special session proposals are invited to IEEE CEC 2019. Special session proposals should include the title, aim and scope (including a list of main topics), and the names of the organizers of the special session, together with a short biography of all organizers. A list of potential contributors will be very helpful. All special sessions proposals should be submitted to the Special Session Chair: Prof Chuan-Kang Ting (ckting@pme.nthu.edu.tw).

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Call for Tutorials
--------------------------------Tutorials offer a unique opportunity to disseminate in-depth information on specific topics in evolutionary computation. If you are interested in proposing a tutorial, would like to recommend someone who might be interested, or have questions about tutorials, please contact the Tutorial Chair: Prof Xiaodong Li(xiaodong.li@rmit.edu.au).

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Call for Competitions
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The competitions will be held as part of the conference. Prospective competition organizers are invited to submit their proposals to the Competition Chair: Dr Jialin Liu (jialin.liu@qmul.ac.uk).

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Call for Workshops
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The overall purpose of a workshop is to provide participants with the opportunity to present and discuss novel research ideas on active and emerging topics of evolutionary computation. Prospective workshop organizers are invited to submit their proposals to the Workshop Chair: Dr Handing Wang(handing.wang@surrey.ac.uk).

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Important Dates
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Special Session Proposals Deadline: 26 October 2018
Competition Proposals Deadline: 26 November 2018
Workshop & Tutorial Proposals Deadline: 7 January 2019
Paper Submission Deadline: 7 January 2019
Paper Acceptance Notification Date: 7 March 2019
Camera Ready Submission & Early Registration Deadline: 31 March 2019
IEEE CEC 2019: 10-13 June 2019

For more information about IEEE CEC 2019, please visit: www.cec2019.org
PDF version of this CFP can be downloaded from: Call for Papers.pdf

Alternatively, we can also be reached on the following social media platforms:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cec2019
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cec_2019
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cec2019
Wechat: Please search in official account with keyword "CEC2019"

We look forward to welcoming you in Wellington next year!

Best Regards,
Mengjie Zhang and Kay Chen Tan
IEEE CEC 2019 General Co-Chairs 

Monday, May 7

Postdoctoral Researcher, EEB, The University of Kansas

Dear Dr. Zhang,

While we have never met, I do follow your research, particularly in regards to sex chromosome dosage compensation. For this reason, I am writing in the hopes that you can help me to reach promising candidates for a post-doctoral opening in my lab concerning a project on sex chromosome dosage compensation.

This position is funded by a recently awarded NSF grant to develop bioinformatic methods related to dosage compensation analysis. While I have tweeted this and posted on forums, I am also trying to recruit high-quality candidates by directly contacting colleagues whose research overlaps with my interests in evolutionary genomics and sex chromosomes. I would very much appreciate you forwarding this opportunity to any individuals or groups who you think might be interested in this position.

To give further background, the primary aim of the work is to develop an R/Bioconductor package that implements a linear-modeling approach to assess directional shifts in gene expression for a large group of genes, such as on a sex chromosome. Accordingly, I am seeking a researcher with expertise in R programming, statistics, and genomic data analysis. Importantly, there is substantial scope in this position to pursue additional lines of research in the area of evolutionary genomics alongside the primary aim of methods development. The complete job posting is here:


I would be quite happy to discuss further details with any prospective applicants. In particular, I will be at the PEQG meeting in Madison, WI next week, in case any prospective candidates would like to discuss the position in person.

Finally, I’d like to comment on the fact that this position is in Kansas, a location that may make some people apprehensive. Nevertheless, the town of Lawrence is an exceptionally appealing place to live, and most people who come to the University of Kansas are pleasantly surprised by the community and lifestyle found here. Additionally, there are several evo/quant/pop genomics labs in the department, so the research environment is also strong.

I appreciate that you are extremely busy and too many emails is a constant burden, so I’m not expecting any direct reply here. Nonetheless, I am deeply grateful for any time and thought you can spare to help me recruit strong candidates for this opportunity.


Thanks very much,

Jamie Walters




James (Jamie) Walters, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Kansas
Ecology & Evolution
m:301-404-2743
o:785-864-4361

Call for Papers: 2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC 2019)

2019 IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation
Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, New Zealand
10-13 June 2019

On behalf of the organizing committee, it is our great pleasure to invite you to the annual IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation (CEC), which is one of the leading events in the area of evolutionary computation. IEEE CEC provides a forum to bring together researchers and practitioners from all over the world to present and discuss their research findings on evolutionary computation.

IEEE CEC 2019 will be held at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand's national museum located in Wellington. Known as the "Coolest Little Capital", Wellington combines big city chic with small village charm, and is a fantastic conference destination to boot. As the country's cultural and creative hub, Wellington is home to industry leaders in high tech innovation and with the highest concentration of people employed in the information, communications and media sector. Connectivity between knowledge, technology and people drives Wellington's vision to be Smart Capital.

Wellington is renowned for its friendly locals and impeccable service. Wellingtonians absolutely positively believe in their city and that pride transcends into the services they provide. It offers a wide range of cosmopolitan amenities in downtown that is safe, clean, pedestrian friendly. Pulsing with packed cafes, bars, boutiques, galleries, public art and museums, the country's urban heart is a destination where all the best things in life come together.

--------------------------------
Call for Papers
--------------------------------
Papers for IEEE CEC 2019 should be submitted electronically through the Congress website at www.cec2019.org, and will be refereed by experts in the fields and ranked based on the criteria of originality, significance, quality and clarity.

--------------------------------
Call for Special Sessions
--------------------------------
Special session proposals are invited to IEEE CEC 2019. Special session proposals should include the title, aim and scope (including a list of main topics), and the names of the organizers of the special session, together with a short biography of all organizers. A list of potential contributors will be very helpful. All special sessions proposals should be submitted to the Special Session Chair: Prof Chuan-Kang Ting(ckting@pme.nthu.edu.tw).

--------------------------------
Call for Tutorials
--------------------------------Tutorials offer a unique opportunity to disseminate in-depth information on specific topics in evolutionary computation. If you are interested in proposing a tutorial, would like to recommend someone who might be interested, or have questions about tutorials, please contact the Tutorial Chair: Prof Xiaodong Li(xiaodong.li@rmit.edu.au).

--------------------------------
Call for Competitions
--------------------------------
The competitions will be held as part of the conference. Prospective competition organizers are invited to submit their proposals to the Competition Chair: Dr Jialin Liu (jialin.liu@qmul.ac.uk).

--------------------------------
Call for Workshops
--------------------------------
The overall purpose of a workshop is to provide participants with the opportunity to present and discuss novel research ideas on active and emerging topics of evolutionary computation. Prospective workshop organizers are invited to submit their proposals to the Workshop Chair: Dr Handing Wang(handing.wang@surrey.ac.uk).

--------------------------------
Important Dates
--------------------------------
Special Session Proposals Deadline: 26 October 2018
Competition Proposals Deadline: 26 November 2018
Workshop & Tutorial Proposals Deadline: 7 January 2019
Paper Submission Deadline: 7 January 2019
Paper Acceptance Notification Date: 7 March 2019
Camera Ready Submission & Early Registration Deadline: 31 March 2019
IEEE CEC 2019: 10-13 June 2019

For more information about IEEE CEC 2019, please visit: www.cec2019.org
PDF version of this CFP can be downloaded from: Call for Papers.pdf

Alternatively, we can also be reached on the following social media platforms:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cec2019
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cec_2019
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cec2019
Wechat: Please search in official account with keyword "CEC2019"

We look forward to welcoming you in Wellington next year!

Best Regards,
Mengjie Zhang and Kay Chen Tan
IEEE CEC 2019 General Co-Chairs 

Friday, May 4

Postdoc in tropical community ecology and conservation

The Beaudrot Lab in the BioSciences Department at Rice University seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral associate. We combine observational field data with statistical modeling approaches to investigate questions at the interface of ecological theory and conservation biology. The primary goals of the lab are to 1) identify mechanisms that structure tropical vertebrate communities across spatial scales 2) understand how tropical fauna respond to global change and 3) apply results to biodiversity conservation. The lab works closely with the Tropical Ecology Assessment and Monitoring Network and particularly the long-term TEAM camera trap data (see teamnetwork.org). More information about the lab is available at http://lydiabeaudrot.weebly.com.

The postdoc will manage and analyze large spatial and temporal data sets, develop statistical and theoretical models, carry out analyses, and write manuscripts and proposals. The position will begin during the 2018-2019 academic year. Precise start date is flexible. This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position with reappointment conditional on satisfactory performance. Funding is available for two years. Additional years of funding may be obtained through grants.

Application review will begin on June 1, 2018 and the position will remain open until filled. Please apply directly through the Rice University online job posting https://jobs.rice.edu/postings/14269.

Monday, April 30

Postdoc opportunities and resources

Dear Cynthia,

I wanted to let you know about the postdoc funding opportunities and positions that we have posted on our site, and ask your help in sharing this information with STEM students who may be looking for positions  

Currently, we have 182 different postdoc opportunities across a range of STEM disciplines, funded by NSF, NASA, NIH, and university and research labs across the country.   You can find them, along with some tips on applying, interviewing, and negotiating a postdoc position, here: http://pathwaystoscience.org/Postdocs_Portal.aspx

Our advanced search page is also a useful tool for narrowing down the selection of positions: http://pathwaystoscience.org/programs.aspx?adv=adv

Students may also follow us on social media to stay abreast of new opportunities:



Thank you and best wishes!

Liv

Liv Detrick, Senior Advisor
The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP)

Wednesday, April 25

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

2018 CBC Spouses Education Scholarship is available for  Students of all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at the U.S. accredited college or university.
The award amount of the scholarship is $500 – $8,200.
The scholarship application deadline is Student Deadline: May 18, 2018.
Applicants can get more information through the given link: CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

Friday, April 20

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Quantitative Biology / Bioinformatics - Emory University

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Quantitative Biology / Bioinformatics

https://apply.interfolio.com/49652

POSITION DESCRIPTION:
The Brosi and Read Labs at Emory University are seeking a post-doctoral research fellow to work on
bioinformatic topics related to DNA metabarcoding / amplicon-based metagenomics. The post-doc will
specifically work on a project aiming to improve the quantitative reliability of DNA metabarcoding of
pollen. The project has strong potential for application to other systems (e.g. microbial systems).

We will consider candidates from a wide range of backgrounds, including bioinformatics, biologists with
strong quantitative / computational training, as well as applicants from quantitative / computational
fields (statistics, applied math, physics, computer science) with strong grounding in biology.

The post-doc will be housed in Berry Brosi’s lab at Emory but will be co-advised by Tim Read and will
have extensive opportunities to interact with the Read lab, as well as other groups at Emory and other
institutions.

The position is available immediately, and we will give preference to applications received before 1-May-
2018. While we prefer candidates who are able to begin the position as soon as possible, we have some
potential flexibility in start date. The position has an initial duration of one year with the possibility of
extending up to three years. The minimum salary for the position is US $48,000 and includes full benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS:
REQUIREMENTS:
- Ph.D. in a field including bioinformatics; biology with a quantitative or computational focus; or
statistics or another quantitative or computational discipline (e.g. physics, applied mathematics, or
computer science) with a biological focus
- strong quantitative and programming skills
- strong publication track record
- excellent writing skills
- able to work collaboratively in a positive and productive team setting

PREFERRED SKILLS (not required):
- experience with using, modifying, and/or developing bioinformatics pipelines for high-throughput
sequencing data, particularly amplicon-based
- experience with statistical techniques for phylogenetic imputation
- experience with matching / assignment optimization algorithms
- some basic wet-lab molecular biology skills
- interest in and experience with grant writing

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Please apply on Interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/49652. To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV,
and 1-3 representative publications on Interfolio (please do not email these materials). Get in touch with
PI Berry Brosi, bbrosi [at] emory (dot) edu if you have any questions regarding the position. While the
deadline of the position is set to 22 May, please apply by 1 May 2018 for fullest consideration.


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Berry J. Brosi, Ph.D.
Winship Distinguished Associate Professor
Department of Environmental Sciences
Emory University
www.brosilab.org

Thursday, April 5

Postdoctoral position in Plant Evolutionary Ecology

Postdoctoral position in Plant Evolutionary Ecology
Department of Plant and Microbial Biology
North Carolina State University



A postdoctoral position is available in Seema Sheth’s plant evolutionary ecology lab in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. We study the ecological and evolutionary processes underlying species climatic niches and geographic ranges, with the aim of understanding evolutionary and plastic responses to climatic changes. We combine field, greenhouse, and growth chamber experiments, quantitative genetics, and comparative analyses to examine constraints to adaptation in populations, species, and clades.

The successful candidate will contribute to studies of evolutionary responses to climate change in the scarlet monkeyflower, Mimulus cardinalis, a perennial herb that grows in riparian habitats in western North America. The postdoctoral scholar will participate in ongoing greenhouse and growth chamber experiments at North Carolina State University, and will set up and manage field experiments in California. Primary responsibilities include establishing and monitoring field and greenhouse experiments, managing and analyzing data, and contributing to the dissemination of results through manuscripts and presentations. The position requires travel to California for several weeks each spring/summer and fall to establish and maintain field experiments. The postdoctoral scholar will also have opportunities to analyze existing datasets, develop additional research programs related to the overall objectives of the project, and gain experience mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Botany, or a related discipline, and experience conducting field experiments with plants. Candidates are also expected to have a background in statistical methods, a strong work ethic, and excellent problem-solving, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills. A clear track record of publications, independent research experience, and a commitment to mentoring undergraduates is also required. Experience with data analysis in R is strongly desired.

This position is for one year, with potential for renewal for up to two additional years. Start date is flexible, but ideally in Summer or Fall 2018.

TO APPLY: Please e-mail a single PDF that includes: 1) a cover letter describing your previous research experience and qualifications for this position, along with your current and future research interests, 2) current CV, and 3) contact information for 3 references, along with separate PDFs of up to 3 manuscripts (published, in review, or in preparation), to Seema_Sheth@ncsu.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Feel free to e-mail Dr. Sheth if you have any questions about this position.

Tuesday, April 3

Supervisory Agriculturist (Laboratory Director) job posting

USDA, APHIS, Plant Protection and Quarantine, Science and Technology is pleased to announce the posting of the Supervisory Agriculturist (Laboratory Director), of the Plant Epidemiology and Risk Analysis Lab (PERAL) in Raleigh, NC.  The position is announced GS-14/15 and will be open 4/03/18 to 4/09/18.  

Information regarding the position, as well as the application process and requirements can be found at:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/495450600  If the link does not work you may search for the position on www.usajobs.gov, using 24PQ-APHIS-MC-2018-0318 as your search criterion.

Thursday, March 29

Grad student opportunity - Association for Women in Science (AWIS) Call for Board members

The Association for Women in Science (AWIS) at the University of Michigan is excited to open applications for the 2018-2019 Board of Directors!  

Who are we?  The AWIS chapter at UM is a graduate student run professional organization dedicated to advancing the representation and education of women and minorities in STEM fields.  As an organization we aim to provide professional development and mentorship to scientists at UM and encourage interest in science in the greater Ann Arbor community. To achieve these aims, we host the Mentorship Circles Program, a small-group mentorship program for UM graduate students and post-docs, and the Young Scientists’ Expo, an outreach and mentorship partnership with Forysthe Middle School.  

We are looking for individuals who are excited and inspired by these goals and events to be a part of the AWIS Board of Directors for 2018-2019.

All positions are open for application (more details on each position can be found HERE):

How to apply:  Fill out your application HERE, including:
  • Your CV
  • Your responses to the following questions (1-page, single spaced):
    • What other activities are you involved with on campus and how much time would you be able to devote to AWIS?
    • Have you participated in any AWIS events? If so, please describe your level of involvement.
    • Which position are you most interested in and why?
    • What qualities / skills would you be able to bring to the AWIS board and the position?
    • What are some ideas or activities for AWIS you would like to implement if elected to this position?

Applications due May 1st, 2018

If you have any questions, please direct them to: michiganawis.membership@gmail.com
We look forward to seeing your application!

Monday, March 26

Faculty opening in Biology - Proof School in San Francisco

Dear Anna,

My name is Sam Vandervelde; I am the Head of School at Proof School, an independent secondary school in San Francisco for kids who love math. Since we have a faculty opening in biology for the 2018-2019 academic year, I’m writing to ask whether you would be willing to distribute our position announcement to your graduate students.

Teaching at Proof School is fulfilling and meaningful, with most of our faculty having earned a PhD in their respective fields. We work with some of the Bay Area's strongest students across the curriculum, many of whom travel over an hour each way to attend school. Our very small community means we know each well. Teaching at Proof School carries the potential to make a significant, positive impact in the life and education of our students. 

If any of your graduate students would be interested in an informational interview, I would be happy to arrange for them to learn more about Proof School. Of course, they are also welcome to submit an application directly to work@proofschool.org.

Don’t hesitate to reply with any questions or thoughts. 

Thanks,

Sam Vandervelde
Dean of Mathematical Sciences
and Head of Proof School