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OPPORTUNITIES: Funding programs and job openings of interest to barcoders

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For jobs and grants, I'd also suggest following @evoldir on twitter.
Hi Karen, I am new here but have found that link particularly useful thanks.
This is such a helpful thread, this literally forces me to visit.
Hi Tushar,

I'm glad you're finding this thread helpful-- that's the kind of benefit we're hoping Connect provides. Also, if you know of any opportunities to share, don't be shy-- you can go ahead and add them yourself, or you can send them to me and I'd be happy to post them as well.


Dear Collegue,


I would like know the Postdoctoral programs and Job oppurtunies in DNA Barcoding.

Hi Dhivya, 


The easiest way you can keep track of the postdoctoral programs and job opportunities is to click the '+Follow' e-mail link on the first post above-- that will send you an e-mail notification whenever a new response has been added. 


Hope this is helpful!

Respected Sir,

       I am interested in availing Funds for Barcoding Projects on Lepidoptera, particularly Pyraloidea . Hope to hear soon


I am working in an organization where two barcoding projects are in their initial stages one is of Musk Deer (Moschus chrysogaster) and other one is of Masheer (Tor putitora). I am seeking for grant/fund to pursue our projects. I any one know any source please do inform me.



Open Position: University Lectureship at Cambridge

Applications are invited for a five year University Lectureship in the
Department of Genetics, from scientists with the potential to become leaders
in their field of research. The Department wishes to attract candidates with
interests in the areas of quantitative, population or evolutionary genetics
or genomics, and who could contribute to teaching of genetics in these
areas. With the academic status of a University Lecturer you will be
expected to play a full role in the teaching and research activities of the
Department, including the training of postgraduate students and postdoctoral
Fellows, and undergraduate teaching in the Faculty of Biology. You should be
able to start on 1 October 2012 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Department expects to recruit a highly active researcher. The duties of
the post will be comparable to those of permanent lecturers and the post
holder will have equal scope to pursue their research projects.

Informal enquiries may be made to the Head of Department, Dr. Cahir O'Kane
(Email:, Tel +44 1223 333998).

Further particulars and an application form may be requested by email from or downloaded from

Applications, to include a CV, CHRIS/6 application form (Parts I and III
only including the names and addresses of three referees), a brief statement
(two sides maximum) of future research plans and a list of publications,
should be submitted to the Departmental Administrator, Mrs Tracy Oakley,
Dept. of Genetics, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3EH, e-mail:

* Limit of tenure: Five years from 01 October 2012

Quote Reference: PC15072,Closing Date: 27 April 2012

OPPORTUNITY: Faculty Position at Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul Korea

As a part of a strategic development in the area of Ecology, Evolution and
Environmental Biology, the Department of Biological Sciences at
Sungkyunkwan University invites applications for multiple faculty positions
to start as early as September 1, 2012. The Department wishes to attract
candidates with interests in the areas of 1) ecology and environmental
biology who applies experimental, field, computation, and/or theoretical
approaches to ecological research at relevant scales, 2) quantitative,
population or evolutionary genetics or genomics, bioinformatics,
systematics, and 3) cross-disciplinary fields such as, evolutionary
ecology, evolutionary developmental biology, conservation and biodiversity
science, biogeography, etc.

The successful candidate will demonstrate innovation in addressing
fundamental questions at the core of ecology and/or evolution. We are
seeking individuals whose research interests will focus on whole organisms.
Appointment will be made at either tenure-track (Assistant and Associate)
or Full Professor rank (with tenure). We especially encourage highly
productive, distinguished junior or senior scholars from diverse ethnic
backgrounds (either Korean or non Korean citizenship) who will provide
leadership in establishing a program of national/international repute in
ecology and evolutionary biology research at Sunkgkyunkwan University.

Interested applicants must contact Professor Jeong Ha Kim (jhkbio@skku.eduor; +82-31-290-5915), a Chair of Search Committee, and
submit a CV and statements of research and teaching interests. Review of
applications will begin after June 1, 2012 and continue until the positions
are filled.

*Dr. Seung-Chul Kim*
*Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Sungkyunkwan University
300 Cheoncheon-Dong, Jangan-Gu
Suwon, Korea 440-746*

e-mail: or or

Office tel: +82-031-299-4499
Lab tel: +82-031-299-4508

Fax: +82-031-290-7015

Skype: sonchus96

Seung-Chul Kim

Sweden : PhD-student position in Biology with specialization in Systematics

The overall objective of the PhD project is to improve quality in identification of traded plant wildlife using molecular barcoding. The project aims to develop tools and reference libraries for accurate species identification of traded plant material such as roots, powders and mixtures, using both standard and experimental DNA barcoding markers; and to use next generation sequencing for the identification of individual ingredients in processed products such as powders and mixtures. The project will look specifically at the regional and international trade of wild harvested medicinal plants and orchids in/and from Tanzania.

In addition to the objectives above the project aims to conduct quantitative investigations of wild-harvested traditional herbal medicines to identify diversity and volumes of medicinal plants traded in Tanzania. Surveys to monitor the chain of commercialization will give insights into the processing, collection, identification and availability of plant species traded.

The project includes fieldwork in Tanzania, studying herbarium collections in Leiden and St. Louis, and molecular lab work in Uppsala and Leiden, as well as phylogenetic analyses and taxonomical studies. The student is expected to follow appropriate courses in systematics theory and practice, including molecular barcoding, next generation sequencing, phylogenetics, bioinformatics, statistics, taxonomy, ethnobotany, participate in the research school in biosystematics (ForBio), and have no moral objections to carry out experiments with zebrafish embryo’s.

The PhD student will be supervised by a team of researchers on a collaborative TASENE funded project: Hugo de Boer, Uppsala University, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, NHM-Oslo; Sandra Baldauf, Uppsala University; Barbara Gravendeel, Naturalis Biodiversity Center, University of Applied Sciences Leiden; Tinde van Andel, Naturalis Biodiversity Center; and Joseph Otieno, ITM-MUHAS Dar es Salaam.

The applicant should have a Master of Science degree in Biology or similar qualification. A strong academic record and training in molecular barcoding, quantitative ethnobotany, systematics, or molecular sequence analyses is preferable. The project will require an independent and dedicated person, proficient in both written and spoken English. She/he should be able to work well as part of a team but also independently; be flexible and willing to travel for field and labwork; and have excellent communication and reporting skills. In filling this position the university aims to recruit the person who, in the combined evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications, is judged most suitable to carry out and develop the work-in-hand and to contribute to a positive development of the department.

The PhD-student will primarily devote the time to his/her own research studies. The PhD student ship consist of a 1-year study grant followed by a 3-year appointment. Furthermore other departmental work, such as teaching or administration, can be included in addition to the appointment (max 20 %). Salary placement is in accordance with local guidelines at UppsalaUniversity. The applicant must be eligible for PhD studies at UppsalaUniversity. Information about research education can be found at the web site of the Faculty of Science and Technology, Regulations for Swedish PhD-students can be found in Högskoleförordningen 5 kap.§§1-7 and in the regulations and guidelines of Uppsala University

The application should be written in English and should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, two support letters from referees, addresses and phone numbers of two academic reference persons, copies of the diploma, and the master thesis. The letter of intent (no more than two pages) should describe yourself, your scientific/educational background, and your interest in and competence for the position.

More information about the position can be obtained from Hugo de Boer , tel: +46 18 471 29 32, +46 704 666 139 or Sandra Baldauf , tel: 018-471 64 52. Union representatives are: Anders Grundström, Saco-rådet, tel: 018-471 53 80, Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST, tel: 018-471 19 96, and Stefan Djurström, Seko, tel: 018-471 33 15.

You are welcome to submit you application no later than November 1st, 2012, UFV-PA 2012/2245. Use the link below to access the application form.

Further Information

Application Deadline : 1 November 2012

Download this Call as PDF

Two new faculty positions are available at the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology, Norwegian University of Science and Techonology, Trondheim, Norway. Please follow the below links for more information about the positions and how to apply:

Associate professor in biosystematics of plants:

Professor/associate professor in biodiversity:




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