Delegates at ASSAB 2014 conference, Katoomba

Delegates at ASSAB 2014 conference, Katoomba



Faculty Positions

Post-Doctoral Assistant Professor in Evolutionary Genomics, Columbia University, New York [Nov 05, 2015]

The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B) at Columbia University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 1, 2016.  Preference will be given to candidates who develop or apply state-of-the-art genomic tools to study evolutionary processes in the lab or field.  Relevant research areas include, among others, evolutionary, functional, behavioral, population, or comparative genomics, as well as computational biology and bioinformatics.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in a relevant discipline, and a record of outstanding scholarship that demonstrates originality in addressing significant questions in ecology or evolutionary biology.  E3B is part of an extensive network of some of the world’s foremost research institutions in the biological, physical and social sciences (http://www.e3b.columbia.edu). E3B also has strong links within Columbia to other departments and to the Mind, Brain, Behavior Initiative, the Center for integrative Animal Behavior, and the Earth Institute, as well as ties outside of the University to the New York Genome Center, the American Museum of Natural History, and the New York Botanical Garden, among others.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program that complements and augments existing strengths within E3B and related institutions, and to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching.

All applications must be submitted online and must include a cover letter, a CV, two-page research statement describing significant accomplishments and a vision for the future of the field and the applicant’s role in it, a one-page teaching statement, contact information for three reference letter writers, and three PDFs of re-prints/pre-prints.  For more information and apply, please go to:


Review of applications will begin December 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Population Ecology: Role of Source-Sink Dynamics in the Conservation of Lake Sturgeon, Michigan State University [Nov 05, 2015]

Salary: $45,000 plus benefits

Closing date: Until filled

Location: USGS-Hammond Bay Biological Station / Rogers City/Millersburg area, Michigan

Responsibilities: Conduct behavioral ecology project using acoustic telemetry and lake sturgeon in St. Clair and Detroit rivers, the connecting channels between Lake Huron and Lake Erie. Incumbent will explore source-sink dynamics of population ecology among three populations.  Incumbent will coordinate with universities, and with state, provincial, and federal agencies. Required to publish in scientific journals.  1-year term position, renewable for 2 or more additional years.  Research project extends to 2022.


Qualifications: Ph.D. required in one of the following: ecology, behavioral science, fisheries, or related discipline. Must have a publication record and be able to analyze data using command line scripting language (R, python).  Statistical background essential.  Field experience with boats and SCUBA preferred.

To submit your application, please click on the “Apply through website” button and search for Posting ID: 2148.

Please also email a CV and cover letter to:
Charles C. Krueger kruege62@anr.msu.edu
Great Lakes Acoustic Telemetry Observation System
Michigan State University
1405 South Harrison Road, 115 Manly Miles Building
East Lansing, MI 48823-5243

MSU is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer


Hammond Bay Biological Station:  Operated by the USGS, Located approximately 14 miles near Rogers City on Lake Huron.  Station personnel conduct research on Great Lakes ecology. Four scientists currently present work on fish behavior using acoustic telemetry.  Links http://www.glfc.org/eforum/article10.htmlhttp://www.glsc.usgs.gov/content/hammond-bay-biological-station ; http://www.glsc.usgs.gov/sites/default/files/infosheets/HBBS20150818.pdf


Graduate Positions

Two PhD Scholarships: Honeybee behaviour and welfare. Macquarie University, Sydney [Oct 22, 2015]

Two Macquarie University PhD scholarships available for international and Australian domestic applicants in honey bee behaviour and welfare:

a. Examining mechanisms of cognition and goal-directed behaviour in honey bees: This project in cognitive neuroethology will examine how honey bees learn and process complex stimuli and choose and enact the most appropriate behavioural response. It will focus on visual learning, stimulus classification, resolution of uncertainty, goal-directed behaviour or operant learning and involve a combination of behavioural analyses, neural imaging and neuropharmacology. It will suit applicants with training in neurobiology. The project is aligned with a Future Fellowship Grant awarded to Andrew Barron to model functions of the bee brain. The new experimental data generated in this project will be used to synergistically test and improve models of brain function.

b. Improving honey bee health: The project will study the process of colony decline and failure in order to identify colonies at risk of collapse early and the best interventions to rescue colonies.  It will involve longitudinal detailed monitoring of colony growth and performance using new sensor technologies, and examination of impacts of pesticide and pathogen stressors on bees and colonies. The project is a collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture, and universities in the USA.

For more information on the research activities of the lab visit:


Scholarship details are given here:


To register an expression of interest contact Andrew Barron: Andrew.Barron@mq.edu.au

Two PhD Positions, Evolutionary Dynamics of Biological Invasions, Monash University and Melbourne University [October 7, 2015]

Matt Hall (Monash) and Ben Phillips (Melbourne) are seeking a PhD candidate to do a lab-based study investigating the evolutionary dynamics of biological invasions.  The deadline for APA applications is 31st October, so interested candidates should get in contact with them ASAP. More information can be found here


Field Assistant Positions

None available at the moment


Upcoming Conferences

2016. March 29 – April 3. International Congress of Neuroethology, Uruguay

2016. August. 8th World Congress of Herpetology, Hangzhou, China

2016. September 25-30. International Congress of Entomology, Orlando, Florida, USA

2018. International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Guarujá, Brazil.


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