Carl R. Woese Postdoctoral Fellowship

Just got pointed to this by Norm Pace and it seems of potential interest: The Carl R. Woese Postdoctoral Fellowship. 

Woese Fellowship

The Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology (IGB) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is proud to announce THE CARL R. WOESE POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

In 1977, Carl R. Woese overturned one of the major dogmas of biology with
his discovery of the Archaea, the third domain of life. The methods he utilized involving ribosomal RNA have become the standard approach used to
identify and classify all organisms today. As a faculty member of the University of Illinois for nearly 50 years and a founding member of the Institute for Genomic Biology, we honor the legacy of Carl R. Woese with the renaming
of our institute to the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and the establishment of the Woese Fellowship.

The Woese Fellows will be truly exceptional young scholars who have completed their Ph.D. within the last several years, and are at the forefront of their field in evolution and the emergence of life, or other rapidly developing areas of quanti- tative biology and genomics. Woese Fellows will combine a quantitative outlook
on biology with creative, possibly interdisciplinary, approaches to deep scientific questions, and will be able to take advantage of the stimulating IGB environment
to carry out independent and collaborative research in a field of genomic biology. Woese Fellows will typically spend two to three years conducting research in one or more of the several research themes in the Institute. An annual salary of $55,000 will be provided, with a yearly stipend of $10,000 to be used in support of research.

The closing date for all positions is December 15, 2015. Fellows will be announced on or about January 15, 2016. To apply, please visit

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Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. My lab is in the UC Davis Genome Center and I hold appointments in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology in the School of Medicine and the Department of Evolution and Ecology in the College of Biological Sciences. My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis (see my lab site here which has more information on lab activities).  In addition to research, I am heavily involved in the Open Access publishing and Open Science movements.