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18 de marzo de 2019

Leaders in Coral Reef Restoration Training Workshop (Seychelles)

Corales de Paz, the Noble Caledonia Charitable Trust, and Nature Seychelles are inviting leaders from the WIO region to apply for its Leaders in Coral Reef Restoration Training Workshop, to be held at the Reef Rescuers Centre for Ocean Restoration Awareness & Learning (CORAL) in Praslin Island (Seychelles) between 1 - 10 June 2019.

The purpose of the training is to provide hands-on, in-water experience on
large-scale coral reef restoration using the coral reef gardening concept
to coral reef conservation leaders from countries in the WIO region.
Before attending the workshop in the Seychelles, participants will be
required to complete an online course in coral reef restoration presented
by The Nature Conservancy's Reef Resilience Network.

Only six (6) applicants from the WIO region will be invited to attend this
free workshop. Travel expenses to and from Seychelles will be covered.

Full description of the workshop and application procedures can be found in
this link
https://www.coralesdepaz.org/leaders-in-coral-reef-restoration-training-workshop/.
Application form can be found in this link
https://goo.gl/forms/skyuuMsDUjHCOYlu2.

For all inquiries regarding this this training please contact Phanor H
Montoya-Maya, via phmontoya@coralesdepaz.org, with a copy to
info@coralesdepaz.org. Deadline for applications is 22 March 2019.

Thank you,

Phanor H Montoya-Maya, Ph.D.
Director Corales de Paz
Cali, Colombia &
Research Associate to Nature Seychelles
Email: phmontoya@coralesdepaz.org, phmontoyamaya@gmail.com
Organisation: www.coralesdepaz.org
__________________________________

17 de marzo de 2019

Oferta de doctorado con cetáceos en Australia

The Southern Ocean Persistent Pollutants Program (SOPOPP) at Griffith University's Environmental Futures Research Institute, is currently seeking 3 highly motivated PhD students to join our team on 3 exciting research projects:


1) Cetacean Adiposity This project will investigate cetacean body condition, bioenergetics, and the role that energy reserves play in the toxicological risk posed by lipophilic chemical burdens. The project will, in part, contribute to the SOPOPP Humpback Whale Sentinel Program which seeks to capture and interpret change within the Antarctic sea-ice ecosystem. The right candidate for this project will have a passion for, and demonstrate a strong background in at least one of the following areas; organic chemistry, mammalian physiology or biological modelling.


2) Humpback Whale Ecotoxicology Over the past 11 years, SOPOPP have established a comprehensive timeline of POP exposure in the east coast of Australia migrating breeding stock of humpback whales. In addition, it has developed a number of tools for chemical effect assessment, including a toxicokinetic model and the world's first humpback whale cell line. This Project will utilise these tools, and implement new in-vitro methods, to produce much needed cetacean toxicological effect assessment data for the evaluation of toxicological risk in these species. The right candidate for this project will have a passion for, and a strong background in biochemistry.



3) Biogeochemical Cycling of POPs in a Changing Antarctic Environment Polar Regions are environmental ?sinks? for man-made POPs. The unique biogeochemical processes governing POP behaviour in the Polar landscape are not well understood yet are necessary to predict their impact in Polar ecosystems. This project will investigate past and present accumulation of POPs in Antarctic ice, seawater, air and Antarctic krill, and explore chemical distribution and fate in a warming climate. The project will be linked to the Scientific Community for Antarctic Research (SCAR) ImPACT (Input Pathways of Persistent organic pollutants to AntarCTica) Action Group. The right candidate for this project will have a keen interest in Polar science and a strong background in organic chemistry.



The successful applicants will need to secure an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship /Griffith University Postgraduate Scholarship. Scholarship applications close Monday 29th April, 2019 for a late

2019 start. Scholarships are merit based and applicants will need to demonstrate that they hold a 1st class honours or equivalent, or have been leading author on at least one peer-reviewed journal article.




Application Details:

Interested applicants should send an expression of interest to Associate Professor Susan Bengtson Nash (s.bengtsonnash@griffith.edu.aus.bengtsonnash@griffith.edu.au>) no later than 29th March, 2019



Associate Professor Susan Bengtson Nash

Program Director

Southern Ocean Persistent Organic Pollutants Program (SOPOPP)

SCAR: Chair of ImPACT | ARC: College of Experts | Editor: Scientific Reports


Environmental Futures Research Institute (EFRI), Griffith University, Nathan Campus.

170 Kessels Road, Nathan, QLD 4111, Australia.


Email: s.bengtsonnash@griffith.edu.au | Phone: +61 (0)7 3735 5062 | Mobile: +61 (0)437 888 711

Twitter: @Antarctica_POPs | Skype: s.bengtsonnash | Website: http://www.griffith.edu.au/environment-planning-architecture/southern-ocean-persistent-organic-pollutants-program

16 de marzo de 2019

Oferta de trabajo jugando con ciencia en un planetario de UK


Inspirer, Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium - Winchester

We are thrilled to advertise what we believe to be one of the most exciting and rewarding roles in the world of Science Communication!

At the front line of the organisation, our small yet mighty team of Inspirers directly deliver our core charitable aim of sparking curiosity. These roles are the explainers putting the challenge into interacting with the Centres exhibits, the guides through a universe of possibilities and the enthusiastic role models who may lead to a lifetime of discovery.

Delivery is core to the role and Inspirers can expect to spend the majority of their time interacting with audiences of all ages and abilities, delivering live science shows, guiding students through challenges in workshops, running planetarium shows, constructing understanding in the Invention Studio and roaming the Centre to explain the science behind exhibits.

No two days will be the same, with Inspirers donning lab coats to explosively demonstrate energy transfer one day, jump suits and rocket launches to introduce Newtonian physics another and even giving close encounters with giant insects to showcase adaptation and evolution.

Post Title: Inspirer, Winchester Science Centre & Planetarium

Salary: Band A: £13,872 - £17,340 per annum depending on experience. This role is 0.85 FTE, with a salary equivalent to £16,320- £20,400 FTE.

Working times: Approx 32 hours per week, working 5 out of 7 days. Rest break of 0.5 hr per day.

For a full role profile and details on how to apply, please visit the Winchester Science Centre website: www.winchestersciencecentre.org.

Please submit your application at your earliest convenience. This recruitment has no advertised deadline, rather it will be managed on a rolling basis, with interviews arranged as early as possible depending on the rate and quality of applications received.

15 de marzo de 2019

Senior Scientist and Marine Mammal Program Chair

Senior Scientist and Marine Mammal Program Chair

<https://neaq.applicantpro.com/jobs/991628.html> -- Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life NEAq


We seek a dynamic and accomplished Senior Scientist with a proven record of fundraising and scholarship in marine mammal science to lead New England Aquarium's Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life (ACCOL) Marine Mammal Program. Reporting to the VP and Chief Scientist of the ACCOL, the individual in this role is expected to integrate his/her own established research program into successful ACCOL legacy programs that include right whale ecology and conservation, bycatch reduction, health assessments, climate effects, wind farm assessments, and marine protected areas, and to collaborate with other research/conservation efforts across the organization. In addition, the individual in this role will have high-level oversight for the current right whale team, but taxonomic focus need not be limited to that species alone. While some salary coverage will be provided for this position, the individual is expected to collaborate closely with the NEAq Development team and contribute to !
broader ACCOL fundraising needs. This includes the procurement of extramural funds commensurate with other ACCOL Senior Scientists to support his/her programmatic and staff costs.

Launched in 2016, The Anderson Cabot Center for Ocean Life (ACCOL; http://www.andersoncabotcenterforoceanlife.org/) represents the research and conservation division of the New England Aquarium (NEAq). With the overarching goal of transforming science into action, the ACCOL builds on the NEAq's nearly 50-year legacy of pioneering research and stakeholder conservation engagement to strengthen the health and resilience of our oceans.



ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Senior Scientist and Program Leadership

* Lead scientific/strategic direction of his/her program in accordance with broader ACCOL strategies, priorities, and targeted outcomes.
* Conduct primary scientific research related to the Marine Mammal Program including experimental design, field work, data collection, data analysis, and publication of results, demonstrating a high level of scholarship in his/her field of study.
* Responsible for the timeliness and quality of scientific activities and deliverables.
* Represent the Marine Mammal Program regionally, nationally and internationally by presenting original research at scientific conferences, workshops and public engagements and responding to media requests.
* Recruit, supervise, mentor and advise Marine Mammal Program staff and students and contribute to the coordination and leadership of the ACCOL in general (both internally and externally).
* Identify emerging conservation issues and research opportunities for the Marine Mammal Program, and develop partnerships and collaborations to pursue those when appropriate.
* In coordination with the NEAq Development Department, lead a high level of annual fundraising (6-7 figures) from external sources to support Marine Mammal Program research.
* Work closely with ACCOL administrative staff and Finance Department to oversee financial and reporting/funding requirements for contracts and grants.
* Serve as the leader and key spokesperson of the Marine Mammal Program, as well as an ambassador for the ACCOL as a whole (both internally and externally) to diversify funding sources, and increase research and impact.
* Work closely with the NEAq's Marketing/Communications as a spokesperson for matters related to marine mammals as needed; function as an expert consult for exhibit messaging.
* Coordinate with other ACCOL programs and leadership to seek synergies and leverage opportunities where the Marine Mammal Program can contribute to the advancement of other programmatic outcomes across the ACCOL.
* Other duties as applicable.



QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Training and Experience

* The candidate must have a highly accomplished scientific research program with a marine conservation orientation, and be a recognized authority in his/her field.
* Ph.D. required. Post-doctoral training or additional advanced degrees are desirable.
* 8+ years of relevant research experience, with at least five years leading a lab or program that includes technical staff, early career scientists and/or graduate students.
* Strong record of publications in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
* Demonstrated ability to raise annually significant (6-7 figures) levels of government and private funding to support a large-scale lab/program.
* Evidence that research outputs have contributed to environmental management/policy measures, processes and/or regulations.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

* Proven leadership skills and abilities to manage/lead a multidisciplinary group of staff and colleagues, including research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, research technicians, graduate students and interns/volunteers.
* Ability to run multi-institutional collaborations and to identify future opportunities for same.
* Deep understanding of the marine ecological and conservation issues surrounding marine mammals.
* Strong statistical or modeling background for scientific analyses would be helpful.
* Ability to form partnerships with scientific community, fishing industry, decision makers, regulators, funders, and other key decision makers and influencers in field.
* Outstanding oral and written communication skills in order to disseminate research findings and write successful research grants, and to serve as an effective ambassador for the Marine Mammal Program and the ACCOL.
* Must be a collegial team player who is committed to strengthening the quality of work, productivity, profile and mission impact of the ACCOL.
* Must be willing to travel to national and international professional conferences and workshops to represent his/her program and the broader ACCOL.

Application Requirements

1. Please submit a cover letter and CV with your online application.
2. Applicants who are invited to interview, will be required to provide two letters of recommendation.
3. While we encourage interested parties to apply and be considered right away, the deadline for submission is Friday March 29, 2019.

14 de marzo de 2019

Postdoc en biología evolutiva experimental (Suiza)

Postdoc in experimental evolutionary biology

A postdoctoral fellowship in evolutionary biology is available in the
laboratory of Andreas Wagner at the University of Zurich. We are looking
for a researcher to study the evolution of new protein functions through
experimental evolution, and the role of robustness, epistasis, or cellular
noise in adaptive evolution. Lab members are a group with very diverse
backgrounds and research projects, unified by their interests in evolution
and life’s fundamental organizational principles. Ongoing experimental work
in the lab ranges from the directed evolution of proteins to laboratory
evolution of microbes (e.g., Bratulic et al. Nature Communications 2017;
Sprouffske et al. PLoS Genetics 2018). The successful candidate will have
flexibility in designing their own project, as long as it falls within the
purview of the lab’s general research area (see
http://www.ieu.uzh.ch/wagner/).

We are looking for an individual who has received his or her PhD within the
last five years, who is highly self-motivated and can work independently on
a project that he or she will help develop. The successful candidate will
have a strong background in microbiological techniques and molecular
cloning. Experience with flow cytometry, as well as with computational
analysis of high-throughput DNA sequence data will be a plus, as will be a
research history in evolutionary biology. The position offers a highly
competitive salary of up to three years on annually renewable contracts.

The working language in the laboratory is English. German skills, although
helpful, are not essential. Zurich is a highly attractive city in beautiful
surroundings, with a multinational population, and many educational and
recreational opportunities.

To be considered, please send a single (!) PDF file merged from the
following parts to jobs.wagner@ieu.uzh.ch: CV including publication list,
academic transcripts, three academic references, and a statement of
research interests not exceeding three pages that includes a sketch of an
experimental evolution project that the applicant would like to pursue.
Please include the word “EXPPDOC19” in the subject line. Applications will
be considered until March 25, 2019, or until the position has been filled.
The starting date is flexible.

jobs.wagner@ieu.uzh.ch

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Postdoc in computational or theoretical evolutionary biology

A postdoctoral fellowship in evolutionary biology is available in the
laboratory of Andreas Wagner at the University of Zurich. The laboratory is
working on a broad range of research topics that include the origin of
evolutionary adaptations and innovations, the evolution of metabolic
networks and gene regulatory networks, the evolution of genome
organization, and the evolution of protein and RNA molecules. (e.g.,
Aguilar-Rodríguez et al., Nature Ecology and Evolution 2017, Hosseini and
Wagner, PNAS 2018, Payne et al., PNAS 2018). Lab members have diverse
backgrounds and research projects, but are unified by their interests in
evolution and life’s fundamental organizational principles. The successful
candidate will have flexibility to develop their own research project
within the purview of the lab’s broad research area (see
http://www.ieu.uzh.ch/wagner/).

We are looking for an individual who has received his or her PhD within the
last five years, who is highly self-motivated and can work independently on
a project that he or she will help develop. The successful candidate will
have a strong background in an area of computational science. Fluency in a
major scripting language such as python, and experience in computational
data analysis or mathematical modeling is a must. A strong background in
biology and a demonstrated interest and research history in evolutionary
biology will be a plus.

The working language in the laboratory is English. German skills, although
helpful, are not essential. Zurich is a highly attractive city in beautiful
surroundings, with a multinational population, and many educational and
recreational opportunities.

To be considered, please send a single (!) PDF file merged from the
following parts to jobs.wagner@ieu.uzh.ch: CV including publication list,
academic transcripts, three academic references, and a statement of
research interests not exceeding three pages that includes a sketch of a
project that you would like to pursue. Please include the word “COMPPDOC19”
in the subject line. Applications will be considered until March 25, 2019,
or until the position has been filled. The starting date is flexible

Annette Schmid
Administrative Assistant of Prof. A. Wagner / HR
University of Zurich
Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies
Wagner lab, Y27-J52
Winterthurerstrasse 190
CH-8057 Zürich
Switzerland
Mail to: annette.schmid@ieu.uzh.ch
Phone +41 (0)44 635 61 42
Fax +41 (0)44 635 61 44
at the office on Monday and Thursday

13 de marzo de 2019

Postdoc in population/community ecology in Finland

The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world's leading
universities for multidisciplinary research. The University of Helsinki
has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff
members, and it offers comprehensive services to its employees, including
occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities,
and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff
Services (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university)
office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work
and life in Finland. The Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research
Programme is situated at the Viikki science park and belongs to the
Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences of University of
Helsinki.

The Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme (OEB) invites
applications for a

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER

in population/community ecology for a fixed term of two years. There
will be a trial period of six months in the beginning.

The post doc position is part of the Research Centre for Ecological Change
and is funded by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. PIs of the Centre
are prof. Anna-Liisa Laine, prof. Otso Ovaskainen, prof. Tomas Roslin,
assist. prof. Jarno Vanhatalo and Dr Marjo Saastamoinen. The starting
date is 1 May 2019, but a later starting date can be negotiated.

The overarching aim of the Centre is to generate a coordinated
analysis of long-term ecological data to understand impacts of
global change. To unravel how populations and interactions between
species in nature are responding to ongoing environmental change, the
project takes advantage of the unique long-term datasets collected
in Finland. The centre also develops state-of-the-art methodology
for analysing long-term spatially structured data sets within a
joint species distribution modeling framework. For more information
please visit our website Research Centre for Ecological Change
(https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/research-centre-for-ecological-change).

We are seeking a post doc to analyse extensive ecological datasets. The
successful candidate will take part in developing the specific
research questions, and in linking spatial and temporal data on the
abundance and distribution of species and on community composition
to data on habitat structure, population harvesting, fragmentation,
land use and/or weather. Examples of questions of interest include the
effect of environmental change on biodiversity in different habitats,
on the spread of pests, disease, and invasive species, on the threat
status of endangered species, and on potential mismatches in phenology
among interacting species. The data and research questions concern both
aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The focus of the specific research
questions can be modified in accordance with the background and interests
of the candidate.

The successful applicant should have completed a PhD in ecology
or a related field, and have a strong background in statistics,
spatial statistics, and/or GIS. We seek candidates with excellent
written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to conceive,
execute and complete research projects, and to think independently and
creatively. The post docs will work as a part of a team at the Centre
but also with researchers from other environmental institutes. Overall,
excellent social skills are required for extensive collaborations.

For more information, contact prof. Anna-Liisa Laine,
(anna-liisa.laine(at)helsinki.fi), prof. Otso Ovaskainen
(otso.ovaskainen(at)helsinki.fi), prof. Tomas Roslin
(tomas.roslin(at)helsinki.fi) and/or Dr. Marjo Saastamoinen
(marjo.saastamoinen(at)helsinki.fi).

The salary of the successful candidate will be based on level 5 - 6
of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the
salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will
be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting
salary will be ca. 3300 - 3800 euros/month, depending on the appointee's
qualifications and experience.

Application should include the following documents as a single pdf file:
motivational letter (max 1 page), CV (max 2 pages) and publication
list. Include also contact information of two persons who can provide
a reference letter based on request.

Please submit your application using
the University of Helsinki Recruitment System
(https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/postdoctoral-researcher-in-populationcommunity-ecology).
Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested
to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for
submitting the application is 1 April 2019.

References

Jousimo, J, Tack, AJM, Ovaskainen, O., Mononen, T., Susi, H., Tollenaere,
C. & Laine, A.-L. (2014). Ecological and evolutionary effects of
fragmentation on infectious disease dynamics. Science, 344: 1289-1293.

Kahilainen A, van Nouhuys S, Schultz T & Saastamoinen M
(2018). Metapopulation dynamics in a changing climate: Increasing spatial
synchrony in weather conditions drives metapopulation synchrony of a
butterfly inhabiting a fragmented landscape. Global Change Biology 24:
4316-4329.

Gravel, D., Baiser, B., Dunne, J. A., Kopelke, J., Martinez, N. D.,
Nymann, T., Poisot, T., Stouffer, D. B., Tylianakis, J. M., Wood, S. A.,
Roslin, T. (2018). Bringing Elton and Grinnell together: a quantitative
framework to represent the biogeography of ecological interaction
networks. Ecography, doi.org/10.1111/ecog.04006

"Hardwick, Bess V P" <bess.hardwick@helsinki.fi>

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The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the world's leading
universities for multidisciplinary research. The University of Helsinki
has an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff
members, and it offers comprehensive services to its employees, including
occupational health care and health insurance, sports facilities,
and opportunities for professional development. The International Staff
Services (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/university/working-at-the-university)
office assists employees from abroad with their transition to work
and life in Finland. The Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research
Programme is situated at the Viikki science park and belongs to the
Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences of University of
Helsinki.

The Organismal and Evolutionary Biology Research Programme (OEB) invites
applications for a

postdoctoral researcher in statistical ecology

for a fixed term of two years. There will be a trial period of six months
in the beginning.

The post doc position is part of the Research Centre for Ecological Change
and is funded by the Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation. PIs of the Centre
are prof. Anna-Liisa Laine, prof. Otso Ovaskainen, prof. Tomas Roslin,
assist. prof. Jarno Vanhatalo and Dr Marjo Saastamoinen. The starting
date is 1 May 2019, but a later starting date can be negotiated.

The overarching aim of the Centre is to generate a coordinated
analysis of long-term ecological data to understand impacts of
global change. To unravel how populations and interactions between
species in nature are responding to ongoing environmental change, the
project takes advantage of the unique long-term datasets collected
in Finland. The centre also develops state-of-the-art methodology
for analyzing long-term spatially structured data sets within a
joint species distribution modeling framework. For more information
please visit our website Research Centre for Ecological Change
(https://www.helsinki.fi/en/researchgroups/research-centre-for-ecological-change).

The post doc takes part in the development of statistical methods for
analyzing long-term ecological data and in statistical analyses within
the Research Centre for Ecological Change. For recent methodological
publications, see the reference list at the end.

The methodological work focuses on the development of Hierarchical
Modelling of Species Communities (HMSC) and hierarchical multivariate
Gaussian processes. HMSC is a joint species distribution modelling
framework that can be used for the statistical analysis of data on
species occurrence, environmental covariates, functional traits and
phylogenetic relationships. HMSC can be applied to hierarchical, spatial
and temporal study designs, and it applies to many kinds of response data
(presence/absence, counts, etc.). Gaussian processes are a flexible
and versatile modeling approach, and are rapidly spreading through
statistical ecology as tools for species distribution and population
dynamics modeling. Gaussian processes are used to model spatial and
spatiotemporal heterogeneity in data and describe species responses to
their environment in a nonparametric manner.

The successful applicant should have doctoral degree in ecology,
statistic or other relevant field and will have experience in the
development and application of Bayesian methods for computationally
challenging problems. A successful candidate will also have experience
in scientific computing. Prior experience in ecology is not necessary,
but is counted as an advantage. The exact direction to which the post
doc will develop HMSC and Gaussian process models can be agreed upon
based on the experience and interests of the candidate.

For more information, contact prof. Otso Ovaskainen
(otso.ovaskainen(at)helsinki.fi) and/or assistant prof. Jarno Vanhatalo
(jarno.vanhatalo(at)helsinki.fi).

The salary of the successful candidate will be based on level 5 - 6
of the demands level chart for teaching and research personnel in the
salary system of Finnish universities. In addition, the appointee will
be paid a salary component based on personal performance. The starting
salary will be ca. 3300 - 3800 euros/month, depending on the appointee's
qualifications and experience.

Applications should include the following documents as a single pdf file:
motivational letter (max 1 page), CV (max 2 pages), and publication
list. Please also include contact information of two persons willing to
provide a reference letter by separate request.

Please submit your application using
the University of Helsinki Recruitment System
(https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/postdoctoral-researcher-in-statistical-ecology).
Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested
to leave their application via the SAP HR portal. The deadline for
submitting the application is 1 April 2019.

12 de marzo de 2019

Research Grant Writer - Kew Gardens, UK

Research Grant Writer

We are looking for an experienced individual with a track record in successful grant writing, exceptional facilitation and communication skills, an ability to build relationships, inspire confidence, and a commitment to achieving outcomes.

You will be part of an expanding Research Services Team working with over 300 scientists at Kew, helping them translate their novel ideas into successfully funded research projects. To do this you will have experience and a proven track record in facilitating discussions amongst a diverse range of scientists, building exciting partnerships with collaborators and turning these into successful research projects.

Hours of work
Full time
Contract Type
Fixed Term (FTA)
Contract end date
3 years
Salary
£30,981 - £36,941 per annum, depending on skills and experience
Directorate
Science
Location
Kew Gardens, Richmond
Closing Date
17/03/2019
Documents

Employee Benefits - RBG Kew.pdf
(PDF, 286.92kb)
Research Grant Writer - Job Profile.pdf
(PDF, 294.86kb)
More details

Kew is the world's leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction.

We want a world where plants and fungi are understood, valued and conserved - because our lives depend on them.

We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of why plants and fungi matter to everyone.

As part of the Research Services team you will proactively contribute to the growth and development of research activity in the Kew Science Directorate. You will play a pivotal role in developing and critiquing proposals with researchers, providing detailed advice on how proposals can be strengthened to provide compelling cases for funding.

Through your experience you will be familiar in undertaking horizon scanning of opportunities for research support together with the strategic targeting of funding sources, thinking creatively in matching Kew's unique collections, databases and scientific expertise with new opportunities as they arise.

The successful candidate will have extensive grant writing experience and exceptional communication skills.

Qualified at least to degree level in a scientific discipline (or related discipline) with experience of working in a scientific environment.

Depending on the skillset of the applicant, we will consider this as either a full or part-time role with potential for some offsite working.

The salary will be £30,981 - £36,941 per annum, depending on skills and experience.

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

No agencies please.


APPLY FOR THIS JOB

11 de marzo de 2019

Técnicos de campo en UK

Enzygo is a fast-growing multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy with offices located in Bristol, Sheffield and Manchester. We have opportunities for seasonal field surveyors to assist our ecology team during the busy spring/summer period.

This role is not office based and applicants would be self-employed working at locations throughout the UK. A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

The role would include, assisting our staff in a range of ecological projects and likely involve (but is not limited to) field surveys and translocation of a range of protected species. Candidates should expect to work unsociable hours or weekends and at short notice, on their own or within a team.

All levels of experience would be considered, but at least 1 year’s survey experience is desired. Full training will be provided. Applicants should be reliable, enthusiastic and hard-working with a minimum of a BSc in ecology, biology or related subject. We are also keen to make contact with from self-employed individuals and small companies.

Suitable applicants will be added to our register and offered work on a casual or project by project basis. Projects vary from a single day or evenings work, up to 2-3 months on site. Candidates may refuse projects offered, but once a project is accepted candidates will be expected to commit for the duration.

Rates of pay TBC but is dependent on experience level and will include any reasonable travel expenses incurred. All necessary kit/PPE can be provided.

The projects offered are dependent on work won by the company, therefore there can be no guarantee on the amount of work, project type or location offered.

We welcome applicants from anywhere in England and Wales but are ideally looking for individuals located in the south and north-east.

Please apply to ecology@enzygo.com with a CV and a brief covering letter (detailing all relevant experience and licences etc.).

10 de marzo de 2019

Postdoc en biomedicina en Valencia

Se busca candidato/a para solicitar un contrato postdoctoral Sara Borrell del Instituto de Salud Carlos III, de la convocatoria de 2019.

Que hacemos y quienes somos: La principal línea de investigación del grupo del Dr Víctor M Víctor es la del estudio de la función mitocondrial, autofagia y mitofagia y mecanismos subyacentes en la diabetes tipo 2.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=victor+vm


Nuestro laboratorio de investigación forma parte del Servicio de Endocrinología del Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset y pertenece a la Fundación para el Fomento de la Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica de la Comunitat Valenciana (FISABIO). Nuestro grupo posee una amplia experiencia en el tema, proyectos vigentes y gran cantidad de artículos en revistas de reconocido prestigio internacional. Nuestro grupo ha conseguido en los últimos años contratos Sara Borrell, Juan de la Cuerva, Miguel Servet, Rio Hortega, Contratos predoctorales, Técnicos de laboratorio, … En las últimas 3 convocatorias hemos tenido un porcentaje del 100% de éxito.

Requisitos: Los interesados deberán haber obtenido el doctorado en fecha posterior al 1 de Enero del 2015. No estar disfrutando de un Contrato Sara Borrell en el momento de la solicitud, ni haberlo completado con anterioridad.

Rogamos a los interesados que evalúen sus méritos y adjunten esta valoración junto con el CV, según los criterios que encontrarán en el siguiente enlace http://www.isciii.es/ISCIII/es/contenidos/fd-investigacion/fd-financiacion/fd-convocatorias-ayudas-accion-estrategica-salud/2019/GUIA_DE_AYUDA_CD_2019.pdf


Interesados remitir su CV a:
victor.victor@uv.es
Dra. Victor M Victor
Laboratorio Investigación Endocrinología y Nutrición.
FISABIO. Hospital Universitario Doctor Peset
C/ Juan de Garay 19-21, SÓTANO.
46017
Valencia
Spain

9 de marzo de 2019

Doctorado genético muy recomendado en Suecia

PhD-position in evolutionary genetics at Uppsala University

A 4-year PhD-position in evolutionary genetics is available in the research group of Dr. Arild Husby at the Evolutionary Biology, Department of Ecology and Genetics in Uppsala, Sweden. Starting date in April 2019
or as agreed upon. The successful applicant will work with large scale genomic data from a house sparrow metapopulation in Norway (whole genome resequencing data, 4000 SNP genotyped individuals, extensive phenotypic database) to understand genomics of local adapation.

Project description:
The candidate will use phenotypic and genomic data from a long-term study
population of a house sparrow metapopulation (>3000 individuals genotyped
on a 200K SNP array and >30 individuals with whole genome sequences
combined with a very extensive phenotypic database) to look for signs
of selection in the genome, estimate demographic patterns and examine
structural variation. A central goal will be to understand the connection
between genetic variants linked to phenotypic traits and their patterns
of selection in the genome. The project is in collaboration with the
Centre of Biodiversity Dynamics (CBD) at NTNU, Norway and the candidate is
expected to spend periods of time at CBD and also take part in fieldwork.

For further information about research going on in the lab, please visit
the lab website (http://www.ieg.uu.se/evolutionary-biology/husby-lab/) or
contact Arild Husby (email: arild.husby[AT]ebc.uu.se).

The Evolutionary Biology Centre (http://www.ebc.uu.se/?languageId=1)
is one of the world's leading research institutions in evolutionary
biology. It is part of Uppsala University, which has been ranked very
high among all European Universities in the subject of evolutionary
biology. Our group is part of the Program of Evolutionary Biology
that excels in many aspects of genetics and evolution and offers an
inspiring international atmosphere. There are ample opportunities
for interaction with PhD-students, PostDocs and researchers working on
related topics. We are tightly linked to the Science for Life Laboratory
(https://www.scilifelab.se/) and have access to advanced laboratory
infrastructure, high performance computing resources and bioinformatics
support.

If you are enthusiastic about evolutionary biology, have a good
understanding of population genetics and evolution theory, and/or
are skilled in bioinformatics you are most welcome to apply for the
position. To apply you must hold a master of science (or your national
equivalent) in Biology or a related field. Bioinformatic skills will be
necessary to carry out the projects. Candidates must be able to express
themselves fluently in spoken as well as written English.

Position: The graduate program covers four years of full-time study. The
position can be combined with teaching or other duties at the department
(maximum 20%), which prolongs the employment with the corresponding
time. The salary will be set according to local agreements. More
information about postgraduate studies at Uppsala University is available
at http://www.teknat.uu.se/education/postgraduate/. Rules governing
PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5,
 § § 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines.

Application: The application should include (1) A cover letter describing
your research interests, relevant previous experience and your specific
motivation for the position, (2) a short summary of your Master's (or
comparable) studies, (3) a CV including potential previous publications,
(4) contact details of at least two scientific professionals, and, (5)
attested copies of your academic degree(s). The application should be
written in English.

Uppsala University aims for gender balance and diversity in all activities
in order to achieve a higher quality at all levels of the organization. We
therefore welcome applicants of any gender and with different birth
background, functionality and life experience.

You are welcome to submit your application no later than
March 20, 2019, UFV-PA 2019/635. Formal applications
should be made using our online application form:
https://uu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:254153/?_ga=2.250054720.774257594.1551174983-1035849020.1551174983



Arild Husby
Department of Ecology and Genetics (Evolutionary Biology)
Norbyvägen 18D, Uppsala University,
SE-75236 Uppsala, Sweden

labpage:http://www.ieg.uu.se/evolutionary-biology/research/husby-lab
&

https://husbylab.wordpress.com

Office phone: 018-471 4120
E-mail: arild.husby@ebc.uu.se
Room:1041, 1st floor EBC



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8 de marzo de 2019

Prácticas remuneradas en un refugio de vida salvaje en Oregon

Internship Sponsor: Shoreline Education for Awareness, Inc. and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Internship Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 2127 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport OR 97365


Term of Service: May 2 through September 2, 2019 (4 months).



The Rocky Shores Interpretation Specialist will work with the visitor services manager for the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex to communicate with the general public through outreach, natural resource interpretation and social media. This is a full-time internship requiring a 40-hour work-week. The intern will be responsible for providing wildlife interpretation for visitors on the seabirds, marine mammals and other wildlife of the Wildlife Refuge Complex from headlands, beaches and via kayak.



General Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to):

• Assist with communication and outreach for the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex through a variety of media.

• Assist with social networking efforts for the Refuge Complex. Create posters, news releases and other marketing materials to advertise refuge interpretive programs.

• Assist with leading water-based canoe and kayak interpretive tours at wildlife refuges.

• Provide interpretation on the seabirds and marine mammals of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge using binoculars, field guides, spotting scopes, and portable signs.

• Speak with visitors about the purpose of the wildlife refuge, answer their wildlife and refuge related questions, and identify wildlife.

• Help protect wildlife and ensure visitor safety by informing visitors of potential safety hazards and attempting to correct minor infractions through interpretation. Document illegal visits or trespass into closed areas. Interns shall not engage in law enforcement.

• Work alongside refuge volunteers and provide feedback to refuge staff on volunteer experiences.



Internship Requirements (you must have all of these to qualify):

• Some college and preferably a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of natural resources, biology, wildlife conservation or natural resource interpretation.

• U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.

• Possession of a valid driver’s license.

• Ability and willingness to spend the majority of the workday outdoors.

• Experience conducting natural resource interpretation for the general public.

• Willingness to work weekends for the duration of the internship and participate in limited travel as needed.



Preferred Qualifications (these are not required to qualify for the position)

• Familiarity with marine and estuarine ecosystems.

• Strong inter-personal communication skills.

• Experience working with the media (press releases, interviews) including social media.

• Motivated, energetic and detail-oriented.

• Experience paddling in canoes or kayaks.



Intern Benefits Include:

• A taxable, monthly living allowance of $1,200.

• Upon successful completion of the term of service, an award of $600.

• Professional development, training, and networking opportunities.

• Free housing at Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge including utilities. Intern will have private bedroom and Wi-Fi. Sorry, no pets allowed.



Transportation Information:

• Government vehicle is available for official work duties only.

• Intern is responsible for personal transportation needs.



Questions about the position?

Dawn Harris

Visitor Services Manager

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex

2127 SE Marine Science Drive

Newport OR 97391



Application Process:

Send letter of interest, resume (email with attachments preferred), and contact information for three references to Dawn Harris by March 15, 2019.

7 de marzo de 2019

Full Time Lecturer - Applied Avian Ecology



Humboldt State University’s Department of Wildlife invites applications for an academic year (full-time; 1.0 timebase) temporary faculty position in APPLIED AVIAN ECOLOGY for academic year 2019-2020. Initial appointment will be for the Fall 2019 semester. Subsequent reappointment for Spring 2020 will be contingent upon satisfactory performance evaluation, budget and programmatic need. Depending on satisfactory performance evaluation, available funding and programmatic need we anticipate renewing this position in future terms.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary is dependent upon the appointee's qualifications and experience. The current California State University Salary Structure is available at: http://www.humboldt.edu/aps/docs/salary/Salary-Schedule.pdf.


Humboldt State University provides an excellent benefits package for faculty. Information about benefits plans can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/forms/node/934.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: An earned PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Wildlife Management, Conservation Biology, Ecology or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred at time of appointment. Applicants with progress towards terminal degree completion by appointment date will be considered.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the following:
Experience and expertise in applied avian ecology, natural history, conservation &/or management;
Ability to identify western birds;
Commitment to and/or experience promoting and fostering a learning environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds;
Potential for effective teaching or teaching experience using a variety of methodologies;
Interest and ability to teach a broad range of courses in the wildlife program; and
Willingness to participate in the development of online learning experiences.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States. For information on University support for visa acquisition for temporary faculty, please visit the Faculty Immigration Resources page: https://extended.humboldt.edu/international-programs/immigration/faculty.
Evidence of degree(s) is required at time of hire.

PROFESSIONAL DUTIES: Instructional assignments may include: WLDF 365 (ornithology), WLDF 42x (conservation and management of a specific group based on candidate’s experience), WLDF 301 (ecology and principles of wildlife management), WLDF 478 (population ecology), WLDF 485 and 585 (seminars for seniors or graduate students, respectively) or WLDF 495 (Senior Projects and Thesis). Instructional assignments will be consistent with the programmatic needs of the department and students.
The primary professional responsibilities of instructional faculty members in temporary positions are teaching, maintaining office hours and working collaboratively and productively with colleagues.

GENERAL INFORMATION The Department of Wildlife at HSU enjoys a strong reputation for excellent undergraduate and Master’s level graduate education balanced with active applied research. It is a thriving program with approximately 385 students and has experienced significant growth in recent years. Additional information about the Department of Wildlife can be found at: http://www.humboldt.edu/wildlife/.

APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should submit the following materials through Interfolio:
Click here to apply: https://apply.interfolio.com/60312
Letter of application;
Curriculum vitae;
Statement of Teaching Philosophy;
Teaching evaluations, if applicable;
Graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are sufficient for initial review); and
Three confidential letters of recommendation (to be submitted through Interfolio).

Additional application materials may be requested at a later time.

Please direct any questions pertaining to this position, the Department of Wildlife, or Humboldt State University to:
Rick Brown, Search Committee Chair
Department of Wildlife
Humboldt State University
One Harpst Street
Arcata, California 95521-8299
Phone (707) 826-3320
Email: rnb2@humboldt.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than March 15, 2019. Early response is encouraged.

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