Postdoctoral position fisheries genomics

We seek a motivated individual to manage a large-scale fisheries genomics project. The incumbent will coordinate sampling and sequencing of several thousand arctic char, arctic cod, and northern shrimp for the purpose of defining and understanding stock populations. He/she will work with the PIs to establish analysis pipelines and support several graduate students who will further use these data for their own specific project goals. Prior project management and next-gen sequencing data analysis experience are a must.

Education requirements:

PhD in computational biology/bioinformatics OR statistics/computer science/math/engineering background with […]

November 26th, 2015|

PhD positions in fisheries genomics & conservation

We seek three motivated individuals to undertake large-scale fisheries genomics PhD projects on each of three focal arctic marine species – Arctic char, Arctic cod, and Northern shrimp. Each student will help to assemble and analyze large panels of SNPs from wild caught individuals from the Lower Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic and deploy a range of statistical and spatial approaches to help define demographically independent stocks and understand the potential consequences of a dramatically changing Canadian Arctic on marine biodiversity. Candidates will be part […]

November 26th, 2015|

Tenure track job: Organismal Physiology

The Department of Biology at Texas State University ( invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Organismal Physiology with a focus on aquatic organisms such as fish.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Biology and develop an externally funded research program involving graduate students that complements existing strengths of our 47-member faculty.

Required qualifications are an earned Ph.D. in biology or related areas, and a record of published research accomplishments […]

October 17th, 2015|

12th International Congress on the Biology of Fish

The 12th International Congress on the Biology of Fish will be held June 12-16, 2016 at Texas State University ( in San Marcos (

The conference symposia are beginning to come together, check the conference site often for more detailed information: (


Topics for symposia from individuals or groups willing to be organizers are now being accepted. Please contact Mark Shrimpton ( to discuss ideas.


Sunday June 12 – Welcome reception
Monday June 13 – Plenary session, […]

May 18th, 2015|

Physiology Section newsletter

The new edition of the Physiology Section Newsletter is available now.

Full colour, chock full of photos and information from the 2014 ICBF.

Check it out now!

January 22nd, 2015|

Postdoctoral Fellowship

A postdoctoral fellowship is available at the USGS Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center in Turners Falls, MA.

The successful candidate will conduct research on the impact of temperature on swimming capacity, metabolism and energetics of adult American shad.

This is a two year appointment with possible renewal for a third year that can begin as early as March 1, 2015.

Due to the nature of the funding source the candidate must be a US citizen.

Qualified candidates should send their resume and contact information […]

January 22nd, 2015|

International Congress on the Biology of Fish – Call for Abstracts


Please click on the link below to submit your abstract(s).

If you require a letter confirming acceptance for the purpose of obtaining a travel grant or visa, please also send your abstract to the respective symposium organizers to speed up the review process.

If you are unsure which symposium to submit an abstract to, please discuss with the respective Syposium organizers. Review proposed symposia here.

Submit an abstract

Abstract submission deadline: 31 March, 2014


For students wishing to have their oral presentation or […]

February 19th, 2014|

Solicitation for nominations: “Excellence in Fish Physiology Award”

The Physiology Section of AFS is soliciting nominations for the The Award of Excellence in Fish Physiology – this award recognizes outstanding contributions to the science of fish physiology. The Award of Excellence is the highest award of scientific recognition presented by the Section and should be reserved for people with outstanding career contributions to fish physiology.

Recipients to date have been:

1994 – Bill Hoar and Dave Randall
1996 – Howard Bern
1998 – Tatsuko Hirano
2000 – Dominic Houlihan
2002 – Chris Wood
2004 – Dal Val
2006 – Pat […]

February 19th, 2014|

The Physiology Section of AFS is soliciting nominations for the position of President-Elect.

Self-nominations or nominations by third party are equally acceptable by the executive committee.

Position description: Duties associated with the President-Elect position include, but are not limited to:

1) Run the judging of student poster and platform presentations at the 2016 International Congress on the Biology of Fishes

2) Solicit and assist in evaluating nominations for the Physiology Section Award of Excellence

3) Solicit and assist in evaluating abstracts from individuals competing for student travel awards

4) Become an active member of the Physiology Section Executive Committee

Term of […]

February 19th, 2014|

Solicitation for nominations for the office of Secretary/Treasurer for the Physiology Section of AFS

The Physiology Section of AFS is soliciting nominations for the position of Secretary/Treasurer. Self-nominations or nominations by third party are equally acceptable by the executive committee.

Position description: Duties associated with the Secretary/Treasurer position include, but are not limited to:

1) Keeping minutes at the Annual Business Meeting, and all meetings of the Officers and Executive Committee

2) Keeping track of membership numbers and dues paid

3) Maintaining a record of all financial transactions of the Section

4) Ensuring that all expenditures receive the appropriate […]

February 19th, 2014|