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PhD Studentship in Evolution/Evolutionary ecology PDF Tisk Email

University of Zurich, Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies & Department of Aquatic Ecology of Eawag

PhD Studentship in Evolution/Evolutionary ecology

Application deadline: 15.08.2016
[printable version http://www.dzg-ev.de/de/stellenboerse/ausschreibungen/2016/phd_zurich2016b.pdf]

The University of Zurich (UZH) is one of the leading research universities in Europe and offers the widest range of study courses in Switzerland.

Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is an internationally networked aquatic research institute within the ETH Domain (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology). 

The Altermatt lab and the Wagner lab at the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies (IEE) of UZH and the Department of Aquatic Ecology of Eawag have a vacancy for a

PhD Studentship in Evolution/Evolutionary ecology
Project title: Understanding invasions - from the genetic basis to the ecological dynamics of spreading populations

Biological invasions are among the biggest threats to natural ecosystems. Unfortunately, the causes of invasions remain elusive, due to the large spatiotemporal scales involved and the poor integration of macroecology and evolutionary biology. Additionally, we lack an integration of ecological and evolutionary theory with experimental data. In this project the doctoral researcher will conduct laboratory invasion experiments, using the model organism Tetrahymena thermophila in miniaturized landscapes suitable to study macroecological and evolutionary dynamics (Giometto et al. 2014 PNAS, Altermatt et al. 2015 Methods Ecol. Evol., Fronhofer&Altermatt 2015 Nature Comm.), in order to track and understand the resulting eco-evolutionary dynamics from genes to populations. During these invasions, Tetrahymena undergoes evolutionary adaptations that alter its ability to invade which affects the ecological invasion dynamics. Whole genome sequencing and computational analyses of sequence data will reveal the genomic basis of observable phenotypic changes of invading organisms. The experimental findings will be integrated into a consistent theoretical eco-evolutionary framework using mathematical models and agent-based simulations. This interdisciplinary and synthetic project will promote our causal understanding of invasions and range dynamics. 

Competitive applicants will have previous experience in evolutionary ecology, molecular ecology or evolutionary biology. They will have substantial programming skills and optimally experience in analyzing high-throughput sequence data. Excellent experimental skills are a must. A background in modeling is a plus. Candidates will be highly motivated, enthusiastic and independent persons with a passion for science.Excellent communication and writing skills in English, good work ethics, and creative thinking are desired. A Masters level degree (or equivalent) is necessary for admission. The working language is English.
The project will be co-supervised by Prof. Dr. Florian Altermatt, Prof. Dr. Andreas Wagner and Dr. Emanuel Fronhofer. The project will be based at University of Zurich and at Eawag. Zurich offers a stimulating and international research environment, excellent research facilities and a lively and social working place. The position will be for a period of four years, and should start in January 2017 or soon thereafter. The PhD student will be enrolled at University of Zurich and be part of the PhD Program in Evolution.
The project is financed by the University of Zurich Research Priority Program “Evolution in Action” (http://www.evolution.uzh.ch/en.html).
For further information, consult 
Altermatt lab: http://homepages.eawag.ch/~altermfl/Home.html
Wagner lab: http://www.ieu.uzh.ch/wagner/

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University of Zurich and Eawag offer a unique research and working environment and are committed to promoting equal opportunities for women and men. Applications from women are especially welcome. Applications must be submitted by 15 August2016.
We look forward to receiving your application. Please submit your applicationincluding a motivation letter with a description of pertinent experience, a complete CV (incl. publication list), the names (with e-mail addresses) of three academic references, and copies of certificates of academic qualifications via the Eawag Jobs & Career webpage, any other way of applying will not be considered. The link below will take you directly to the application form.


Lund, Sweden: Postdoc in Evolutionary Ecology PDF Tisk Email

Postdoc position in Evolutionary Ecology open in Lund.

Coevolution in metacommunities.

The following problems will primarily be addressed:

- Adaptive radiations and trait evolution in co-evolving metacommunities

- Ecological speciations and extinctions driven by trophic

  interaction in space

- The biogeography of sister species in two trophic levels.

- The importance and evolution of specialization in co-evolving


This is a theoretical project. We are also using published data on the spatial phylogenetic signal and sister species distributions from a wide range of organisms, e.g. small rodents and birds, fish, birds and mammals and their parasites, and plant-insect mutualistic interactions.

Project description, qualifications, application procedure and other info found here: https://lu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:job/jobID:106260/

Per Lundberg

Jörgen Ripa

Per Lundberg, Professor (Theoretical Ecology) Theoretical Population Ecology and Evolution Group Department of Biology Ecology Building Lund University


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Tübingen, Germany: Postdoc in evolutionary genomics of behaviour in harvest mice PDF Tisk Email
Postdoc Position in evolutionary genomics of behaviour
***The application deadline for below postdoctoral position has been
extended till July 8, 2016***
University of Tübingen, Institute of Evolution and Ecology, Group of
Comparative Zoology
We have an open position (2 years) for a PostDoc with a strong interest in
the genetic/genomic basis of phenotypic traits. In a project related to the
genetic basis of behavior, we will use already available phenotypic data on
personality and cognitive traits from a captive population of European
harvest mice to search for genetic variation that correlates with behavioral
profiles. We seek a candidate with strong molecular lab skills, including
Sanger and next generation sequencing, and strong bioinformatics skills,
preferably with training in genome wide association studies. A theoretical
background in the evolutionary genetics of behaviour would be an asset. 
Tübingen University offers a large community of researchers working in the
field of evolution and ecology of model and non-model systems, joined
together in the Institute for Evolution and Ecology
ologie/institute/evolutionecology.html). The successful candidate will join
the Comparative Zoology group of Katharina Foerster. We offer molecular lab
facilities within the group and through collaborations with the Max Planck
Institute Tübingen. Further lab support and computational facilities are
available through the Quantitative Biology Center on campus
The working language in the group is English. However, for teaching and
everyday life at the University and in Tübingen, some knowledge of German or
the willingness to learn the language will be advantageous.
Founded in 1477, Tübingen University has influenced the historical town
significantly. Tübingen today remains a place of research and teaching. In
addition to the 85.500 inhabitants, there are some 28.300 German and
international students. 450 professors and 4.400 other academic staff teach
at the University's seven faculties. Tübingen offers a lively mix of shops,
bars, and restaurants. Urban parks, nearby nature reserves, as well as the
Swabian Jura and the Black Forest offer outdoor recreation. Tübingen is well
connected via bus and local trains to Stuttgart  and its airport. The
Welcome Center of the university provides service and support for
international researchers:
Applications are being accepted immediately. Review of applications
submitted before the initial deadline has started; the extended deadline for
applications is July 8, 2016. Intended starting date is September 1, 2016.
Applications should include a current CV (specifying training in relevant
methods and applications), along with a cover letter that provides a short
statement of research interests (maximum three pages) and contact
information for three references. Applications should be submitted by email
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Regensburg, Germany: PhD in parallel evolution in slave-making ants PDF Tisk Email

Doctoral student position - parallel evolution in slave-making ants

University of Regensburg, Institute for Zoology

Application deadline: 31.7.2016

A 3 year position for a doctoral student (TVL-E13 65%) is available at University of Regensburg (Prof. Jürgen Heinze). Aim of the project is to detect genomic traces of parallel evolution in slave-making ants. Workers of slave-making ants pillage brood from the nests of related ant species, which after emergence serve as “slaves” in the slave-maker colony. We will compare the genomes of several related, but convergently evolved slave-making ants with the genomes of their host species to identify genomic changes that may have facilitated or accompanied the evolution of this bizarre life history. The project involves collecting ants in the field,next generation sequencing techniques, qPCR, and bioinformatics. Applicants should therefore have a strong interest in organismic biology of social insects combined with a basic knowledge of genomic methodology and bioinformatics. 

The doctoral student will work in tight collaboration with other members of the research team of Prof. J. Heinze in Regensburg (http://www.uni-regensburg.de/evolution) but will also conduct genomic and bioinformatics analyses jointly with the teams of Prof. Erich Bornberg-Bauer (https://www.uni-muenster.de/Biologie/Mitarbeiter/Bornberg-Bauer.html) and Prof. Susanne Foitzik (http://www.bio.uni-mainz.de/zoo/evobio/). In Regensburg the student will enroll in the Regensburg International Graduate School of Life Sciences (http://www.rigel-regensburg.de/) with workshops, summer schools, method courses, seminars, etc. Applicants with degrees from non-European countries need to pass a PhD qualification exam before admission.

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Milan, Italy: 8 PhD positions in evolutionary biology and behavioral ecology PDF Tisk Email

The PhD School of Environmental Sciences at the University of Milan (Italy) covers a broad spectrum of disciplines, including evolutionary biology and behavioral ecology. Eight 3-years new positions have been recently advertised. The deadline for applications is July 4th. 


Applicants should refer to the call available at 


http://www.unimi.it/ENG/admission/92328.htm (see pages 5-12 and 50-53 of the call for details).


The research topics and the School board composition can be seen at http://users2.unimi.it/environ_sci/ 


Applicants are strongly encouraged to strictly adhere to the call requirements.


Nicola Saino

(Director of the PhD School)

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   Nicola Saino, PhD 

   Full Professor of Ecology 

   Director of the Doctorate in Environmental Sciences 

   Department of Biosciences

   University of Milan 

   via Celoria, 26 

   I-20133 Milano 


   ph. +39 0250314808 

   mobile 3357078379 

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