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Summer job in Osteology at Columbia University! Apply by July 1, 2024

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Short-Term Position to Inventory Osteology and Archaeological Collections at Columbia University Submitted: 6 June 2024 Department: E3B & Anthropology Institution: Columbia University Job type: Other Apply by: 1 July 2024 Application URL: http://apply.interfolio.com/147325 The Departments of Anthropology and Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B) invite applications for a research position at the rank of Staff Associate II to inventory and research their human osteological collections. The appointment may be filled as full time for 3 months (from July 8, 2024 to October 8, 2024) or for 6 months at half time (and may begin prior to July 8). The position will be based at Columbia University in New York City. Salary Range or Pay Grade $3657.33 a month part-time; $5322.50 a month full-time [Approximately $20,000 for the project] Position Description The staff associate will be expected to complete an inventory of the EEEB teaching collection, and Anthropology research colle

AMNH Job Opportunity - Research Assistant in ancient biomolecules

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AMNH from wikipedia - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Amnh.jpg  From Lauren Clark  Hello all, We have an exciting position open at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City! If you have experience or interest in working with ancient/degraded DNA, please consider applying! This job involves running the ancient biomolecules lab as well as the historical DNA lab. Come work with us! Please feel free to share across your networks! If you know anyone who might be interested or has question about the position, please email Dr. Melina Giakoumis ( mgiakoumis@amnh.org ). Thanks! You can find more information and apply here: https://careers.amnh.org/postings/4115 Best, Lauren T. Clark American Museum of Natural History 200 Central Park West, New York, NY e: lclark@amnh.org p: +1 212-313-7602 Like this post? 

Virtual summer school course from the Max Planck Institute: Introduction to Ancient Metagenomics.

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Max Planck - https://images.app.goo.gl/dZjeaGuMQp8WsXXv6 Virtual Summer School Dear all, The SPAAM Community in collaboration with Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena and Harvard University is happy to again offering a new 5 day virtual summer school course sponsored by the Werner Siemens Foundation: Introduction to Ancient Metagenomics . Date and schedule : Online from Monday 5th to Friday 9th of August 2024 from 09:00 to 17:00 (CEST, Leipzig time zone). Organisers : Prof. Dr. Christina Warinner (Harvard University, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology) and Dr. James Fellows Yates (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology Hans Knöll Institute). Instructors : Dr. Aida Andrades Valtueña, Dr. Alexander Herbig, Dr. Alex Hübner, Dr. Arthur Kocher, Dr, Betsy Nelson, Clemens Schmid, Dr. Giulia Zampirolo, Gunnar Neumann, Jasmin Frangenberg, Keri Burge, Dr. Kevin Nota, Dr. Maxime Borry, Dr. Meriam Gu

Postdoctoral Position in Environmental DNA assays in Rome (Metabarcoding)

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La Sapienza University in Rome Postdoctoral Position in Environmental DNA assays! Dear colleagues, Please see below this opportunity offered in my group in Rome. Contact me directly if interested. Laura Parducci ——————— Postdoctoral position Deadline : April 13, 2024 One-year research grant with possibility of extension until October 2025 with Prof. Laura Parducci, Environmental Biology Department,, Italy and Cristiano Vernesi (Fondazione Mach di Trento, Italy) . Project Title : Using ancient environmental DNA to assess Volcanic lakes reference condition, biodiversity, and long-term ecological response to climate variability and anthropogenic pressure . Tasks : Apply metabarcoding and shotgun capture on lake sediment DNA, identify organisms, and develop ecological indicators. Bioinformatics skills are required for the development of molecular probes for shotgun capture sequencing. Link to the application: https://web.uniroma1.it/trasparenza/sites/default/files/BANDO%2060%20AR%20B1_P

Funded PhD positions in Finland

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https://www.utu.fi/en/university/turku-campus  From  Elina Salmela, PhD Postdoctoral Researcher | FT, Tutkijatohtori University of Helsinki | Helsingin yliopisto University of Turku | Turun yliopisto Finland Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology Leipzig, Germany Dear all, I wish to advertise a set of PhD positions that are currently open in University of Turku, Finland. Across multiple disciplines, there is a total of 25 positions which broadly relate to the theme "Green and Digital Transition". Specifically, one of the potential projects relates to "Human genomic changes due to past epidemics and environment in north-eastern Europe" (project #18, co-supervised by me) and another one to "Evolution of human health in past and modern environments" (project #19). I have copied the detailed descriptions of these two projects below. All the project descriptions can be found in https://sites.utu.fi/utugredit/research-projects/ . Further information

New Publications (in BioRXiv)! Meet the brain shrinking and regrowing shrews!

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Eurasian Shrew  https://www.sci.news/biology/eurasian-shrews-skulls-shrink-season-05358.html The Corthals Lab is excited to announce two new publications, written in collaboration with  Dr. Liliana Davalos  lab (Stony Brook University) and  Dr. Dina Dechmann  lab (Max Planck - Radolfzell) currently in review, posted on BioRXiv:  Publication 1 , led by Dr. William Thomas (Stony Brook):  Molecular mechanisms of seasonal brain shrinkage and regrowth in Sorex araneus Citation: William R. Thomas, Dina K. N. Dechmann, John Nieland, Cecilia Baldoni, David Carlson, Dominik von Elverfeldt, Julie Holm-Jacobsen, Marion Muturi, Angelique Corthals, Liliana M. Dávalos,  Molecular mechanisms of seasonal brain shrinkage and regrowth in Sorex araneus bioRxiv 2023.10.02.560485; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.10.02.560485   Abstract Human brains typically grow through development, then remain the same size in adulthood, and often shrink through age-related degeneration that induces cognitive decline

New Corthals Lab Publication!

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The Evolution of Antimicrobial Peptides in Chiroptera This new publication is part of Dr. Corthals' NSF collaborative grant with Dr. Liliana Davalos (Stony Brook University) and Dr. David Ray (Texas Tech): immunological adaptations in bats to moderate the effect of coronavirus infection .  Congratulations to PhD student Francisco Castellanos (Texas Tech University) and Postodoctoral Researcher  Diana Moreno-Santillan (University of California, Berkeley) for spearheading and leading this research! Link:  https://doi.org/10.3389/fimmu.2023.1250229   Abstract: High viral tolerance coupled with an extraordinary regulation of the immune response makes bats a great model to study host-pathogen evolution. Although many immune-related gene gains and losses have been previously reported in bats, important gene families such as antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) remain understudied. We built an exhaustive bioinformatic pipeline targeting the major gene families of defensins and cathelic