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  1. CatMac

    The Liggins Institute of The University of Auckland is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Fellow/Associate Professor in Evolutionary Medicine

    The appointee will have a strong research background in a relevant area of evolutionary biology with application to medicine, anthropology or human biology, and will continue and develop this research programme in collaboration with existing groups in the Liggins Institute and its partner institutions. The successful candidate will also play a key role in developing Evolutionary Medicine as an academic discipline within The University of Auckland by contributing to teaching in the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences and the School of Biological Sciences. An exceptional candidate could be appointed at a professorial level.

    The Liggins Institute (, directed by Professor Peter D. Gluckman FRS, is a Large-Scale Research Institute within The University of Auckland. It is committed to world-class biomedical and clinical research in areas of major health importance. Within the Institute, research in the Centre for Human Evolution, Adaptation and Disease focuses on how present (ecological) and past (developmental and evolutionary) interactions with the environment influence human health and disease. A particular focus is on the nexus between evolutionary biology, developmental biology and life history biology. Most of its research has been in defining developmental pathways affecting metabolic disease, body composition, appetite and behavior, obesity and pubertal changes. There is a strong focus on epigenetics. The Liggins Institute is a leading partner in New Zealand’s multi-institutional National Research Centre for Growth and Development, and also has close linkages with research groups with similar interests in the U.K., U.S. and Singapore.

    Enquiries should be directed to Professor Peter D Gluckman FRS, email

  2. CatMac

    University of Copenhagen,
    Recruitment underway for first Professor of Evolutionary Medicine
    Applications due by Nov. 15.

    This is the first full time position for a Professor of Evolutionary Medicine. Based within the Department of Biology of the University of Copenhagen, the position offers a wonderful opportunity to develop the field with a well-funded international group and to develop one’s own research. The lab group communicates in English. The search committee includes Jacob Boomsma, Randolph Nesse and Stephen Stearns. Application for work in all areas of evolution and medicine are welcomed. Many researchers in the international group associated with this position are pursuing projects related to aging, infection or immunology. Full info at

  3. Director, National Evolutionary Synthesis Center
    Duke University, Durham, NC, USA

    Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director of the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, NESCent (, a research center in Durham, North Carolina, USA. The Center is supported by the National Science Foundation, and is jointly sponsored by Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and North Carolina State University. The position of Director will be a faculty appointment at the senior level made by Duke University.

    NESCent promotes collaborative research on fundamental synthetic questions in evolutionary biology by supporting visiting scientists in working groups and catalysis meetings (>500 scientists/year) and resident sabbatical and visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows. The Center also has a large Informatics group and an active program in Education and Outreach in evolutionary biology.

    Applications and nominations should be submitted electronically to Review of applications will begin December 1, 2008 and continue until the position is filled.

    The full ad and application instructions can be viewed at:

    The Center is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.
    Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

  4. The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent)
    Communications Manager, Education & Outreach
    The National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) seeks a highly motivated biologist to serve as Communications Manager for the Center’s Education and Outreach program. The Communications Manager will be involved in all aspects of the Center’s Education and Outreach activities and will work closely with the Associate Director for Education and Outreach and EOG staff to promote the scientific and educational activities of the Center. The individual will be expected to work with initiatives in the public understanding of science and will work with postdocs, visiting scientists and working groups to help translate NESCent science. We seek an individual with a strong background in Evolutionary Biology or a related field, and with demonstrated experience in science communication, education and outreach.
    Expected Qualifications: Ph.D. in biology or related field, with experience in evolutionary biology. We are looking for an individual with experience in science communication, teaching, and/or education and well developed communication skills and leadership potential.
    How to Apply: Candidates should submit a letter of application discussing their background and job interests, CV and names of three individuals willing to provide letters of recommendation to Applications will be considered until the position is filled; applications received before January 10 will be guaranteed consideration. For more information see our web site at NESCent Employment Opportunities at Duke University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

  5. Nicole Bender

    Three head positions are available at the new Centre for Evolutionary Medicine, Institute for Anatomy, University of Zürich, Switzerland. http://evolutionä

    At the Institute of Anatomy, University of Zurich, a new “Centre for Evolutionary Medicine” is to be launched officially by late Oct 2010 (Head: Dr. F. Rühli). The main focus of this transdisciplinary centre is to study from a medico-biological perspective the evolution of disease, with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on musculo-skeletal disorders.

    The centre includes three main research units, a “biomolecular”, “an “imaging” and an “anatomico-morphological” research group. A “clinical skill lab” for transitional clinical research is also attached as are multiple local and international collaborations. An annual scientific project review meeting as well as additional competitive grant opportunities are planned specifically for this centre.

  6. Edward Morrow

    Postdoc in Darwinian Medicine

    University of Sussex, UK

    A vacancy as a postdoctoral research fellow is available as part of an ERC funded project investigating the sex-specific genetic architecture of human traits and diseases led by Dr Edward H. Morrow. The post will primarily involve the analysis of datasets from genome wide association studies (GWAS) of quantitative and/or disease traits in humans and flies, specifically with the aim of investigating sex-specific effects. Duties will include the collation and screening of suitable datasets as well as the development of statistical models and methods for examining sex-specific genetic effects. The post holder is expected to work in close collaboration with other members of the newly established group, and will be encouraged to develop their own skills.

    The position would be ideal for a highly motivated and ambitious researcher with previous experience of analysing data from human disease genome-wide association studies and an interest in applying these methods within an evolutionary framework. The candidate should have good analytical, statistical and/or bioinformatics skills. A background in evolutionary biology would be advantageous but is not essential. The post-holder must have a PhD in a biological or related subject.

    The School of Life Sciences at the University of Sussex set in the beautiful South Downs includes a range of experimentalists and theoreticians working on various aspects of molecular and whole organism evolutionary biology. The Brighton and Sussex Medical School is also on our doorstep. There are good transport links between the Falmer campus and the lively towns of Brighton and London.

    Salary range: starting at £29,972pa and rising to £35,788pa

    Closing date for applications: 2 January 2012

    The flexible starting date is February 2012.

    More details:

    HOW TO APPLY: Please visit the University of Sussex vacancies webpage (vacancy Ref 474) and follow the instructions:

    Informal enquiries with a CV are also welcome:

    Dr Edward H. Morrow

    Current Address:
    Department of Ecology and Evolution
    Animal Ecology (zooekologi)
    Evolutionary Biology Centre
    Uppsala University
    Norbyvägen 18-D
    SE-752 36 Uppsala
    Tel: +46 18 471 2676
    Fax +46 18 471 6484

    Address from January 2012:
    University of Sussex
    John Maynard Smith Building
    Brighton, BN1 9QG

  7. The Editors

    Position #: 001682 Faculty Position in the Ecology and Evolution of Disease The Department of Biology at East Carolina University (the third largest university in the UNC system) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in ecology and evolution of disease, including hostparasite interactions; to begin Aug. 18, 2014. Possible research approaches include integration of empirical studies with theory, or of ecological and evolutionary investigations; but all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to establish an externally funded research program, advise undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral level students, and help promote diversity/equal opportunity in higher education. Candidates will have excellent opportunities to establish collaborations within the Department and/or with other academic units (e.g., Brody School of Medicine, College of Technology and Computer Science, Institute for Coastal Science and Policy, Center for Biodiversity, etc.). Appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level may be considered for a candidate with a well-established record of teaching and Applicants must complete a candidate profile and submit a letter of application, statements of research interests and of teaching interests and philosophy, and a curriculum vitae online at using the position number 001682, and arrange to have three current letters of reference sent to: Ecology and Evolution of Disease Search Committee Chairs, Department of Biology – Mail Stop 551, Howell Science Complex, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 27858-4353 or emailed to Official transcript and original hardcopy reference letters are required upon employment. Inquiries can be directed to Dr. Trip Lamb ( or Dr. Kyle Summers (, Search Committee Chairs, Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 27858-4353. Screening of applications will begin on November 15 and continue until the position is filled. East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action University that accommodates individuals with disabilities. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at [252] 737-1016 (Voice/TTY). Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of

  8. Tenure-Track Position – University of Tampa

    The Department of Biology in the College of Natural and Health Sciences at The University of Tampa invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position biomedical sciences related to human disease beginning in August 2017.

    The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of 8,300 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa’s dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 20 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 229 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 140 countries, and “Top Tier” ranking in U.S. News and World Report.

    Teaching responsibilities will include introductory biology for majors and upper division courses relevant to a specialty that contributes to the Department’s cellular biology/physiology courses and a new and to be developed course in the evolution and ecology of human disease. The department is interested in attracting a broadly trained biologist with expertise in biomedical sciences in human disease with epidemiology, evolutionary, and ecological areas given preference. The candidate is expected to engage in research activities that involve undergraduates and yield peer-reviewed publications. Start-up funds are available.

    For details and to apply on-line, please visit our website at

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