From the inbox: PhD Position at SLU Stockholm

PhD student, development eDNA approaches for fish monitoringRef SLU ua 2019.2.5.1-258Do you want to work in an inspiring environment and contribute to the sustainable use of our oceans, lakes and watercourses? We at the Department of Aquatic resources (SLU Aqua) are passionate about our vision "Viable fish stocks in healthy waters". We´re expanding, searching for employees who want to develop themselves and make a difference together with us. The Department of Aquatic Resources conducts environmental…

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Reminder – Abstract submission deadline iBOL Conference

Happy New Year!I would like to remind you all that the deadline for abstract submission to the upcoming iBOL Conference is January 15! Therefore, if you plan to attend, please submit your abstract as soon as you can. We need this early deadline in order to run a proper review process of all abstracts before publication in the journal Genome.Although abstracts can be submitted before registration, please do not hesitate to register. Payment can be…

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Barcode Conference 2019 – Abstract submission open

Just received this:Dear friends and colleagues,It is a pleasure to announce that abstract submission for the upcoming Barcode of Life Conference now is open. For guidelines and access to the submission portal, please visit the conference website:  Abstract submission deadline is January 15, 2019Please consider registering for the conference as soon as possible (space is limited). More information on how to register here.We are eager to spread news about the conference to as many potential…

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Global Taxonomy Initiative Forum

The Global Taxonomy Initiative Forum will take place on 16 November immediately before the opening day of the UN Conference on Biodiversity in Egypt. The provisional agenda is accessible at https://www.cbd.int/conferences/2018/parallel-meetings/The-Global-Taxonomy-Initiative-Forum and the notification to Parties and observers on this event can be found at https://www.cbd.int/doc/notifications/2018/ntf-2018-090-gti-en.pdfThe Forum will be captured and shared via video streaming on the CBD Facebook and other social media. It will feature several talks on DNA barcoding and taxonomy capacity building.

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Professor/Associate Professor in Zoology (marine invertebrates) at Tromsø University Museum

Tromsø University Museum, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway, has a permanent position vacant as Professor/Associate professor in Zoology (marine invertebrates). The position is attached to the Department of Natural Sciences.Further information about the position is available by contacting the Head of Department Torbjørn Alm or Museum Director Lena Aarekol.The position’s affiliationTromsø University Museum has two academic departments, the Department of Cultural Sciences and the Department of Natural Sciences, with the additional units Polar Museum,…

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My metabarcoding online course starts soon!

We're going into another round of the Metabarcoding Course I developed a few years back. I just finished updating its modules especially given how fast the field develops.Date: November 12, 2018 to December 09, 2018This 4-week, web-based course will provide an overview of the state of current technology and the various platforms used. The course consists of a series of online lectures, readings, videos, and research exercises introducing different aspects of metabarcoding and environmental DNA…

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From the inbox: Postdoctoral Researcher and PhD Positions at University of Oulu

The University of Oulu is an international scientific community, with 14,000 students and approximately 3,000 employees. The strengths of the University are wide multidisciplinary study/research interests and modern research and study environment, as well as good cooperation with international educational and research institutes. More information.The following full-time jobs are open in the Insect Genomic Systematics Group at the University of Oulu, Finland:1.     Postdoctoral Researcher2.     PhD studentProject description: Taxonomy, and its central concept…

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Heineken Prize for Paul Hebert

The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences has awarded the 2018 Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences to Paul Hebert. Here the official announcement text plus a nice little video:A catalogue for the library of lifePaul Hebert is receiving the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Environmental Sciences for his pivotal contribution to developing a genetic barcode capable of classifying every biological species on Earth. Paul Hebert is known as the 'father of DNA barcoding',…

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From the inbox: Eurytemora conference 2019

Dear colleaguesWe are going to organize a conference on Eurytemora in Saint Petersburg.  We are planning to meet in spring (May 2019). It is the nicest season to visit SPb: good weather and not too much tourists. The conference will be held in the building of the Zoological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences situated in the very heart of SPb just opposite of the famous Hermitage museum.Preliminary topic of our conference is: Use…

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Researcher in Environmental DNA (eDNA), Aarhus University

Researcher in Environmental DNA (eDNA), Aarhus University, Campus Roskilde, Denmark 1003793The Department of Environmental Science at Aarhus University, Roskilde, Denmark invites applications for a four year researcher position in environmental DNA (eDNA) to strengthen and expand the research capability, and the science-based policy advisory activities at the department. The position is to be filled as soon as possible, subject to negotiation. The Department of Environmental Science The Department of Environmental Science is an interdisciplinary department under the…

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