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29 de mayo de 2017

Plaza de técnico de investigación en microscopía (Barcelona, España)

Se ofrece plaza de Técnico Superior de Investigación en la Plataforma de Microscopía Confocal del Instituto de Investigación del Hospital de la Santa Cruz y San Pablo, en Barcelona.

Requisitos:
- título de licenciado o doctor en Biología, Biotecnología, Biomedicina o Física
- título de técnico de microscopía confocal Leica
- experiencia en el manejo de microscopio confocal Leica SP5 o SP8

Funciones:
- dar servicio a los usuarios y usuarias de la plataforma de microscopía confocal
-formación en el uso de microscopios a los usuarios y usuarias de los microscopios de la plataforma

Se ofrece:
-contrato por obra adscrito a la plataforma de microscopia hasta el 31 de diciembre de 2017, prorrogable
- Proyecto: "implementación de nuevas técnicas en la plataforma de microscopía"
-jornada anual de 1688h

Para más información, visitar la oferta publicada en la siguiente URL:
http://www.santpau.cat/documents/125011/385931/Convo-IR-2017-36/a96a473b-6992-4062-bc75-36c34debe0b8

28 de mayo de 2017

Prácticas con mamíferos marinos (Boston, USA)

The New England Aquarium is recruiting for Fall 2017 internships in roles dedicated to animal care & training as well as marine mammal research. Interns work closely with a direct supervisor who will train, mentor, and guide individuals over the 12-16 week internship time period. We will begin reviewing applications on June 1st, though we will continue accepting applications throughout the summer until all positions have been filled. You may apply for up to three internships with the Aquarium per cycle. Please see the links below for details.

Marine Mammal Internship

Marine Mammal Education and Research

Additionally we are recruiting for internships throughout out facilities, please see below.

Marine Mammal & Sea Turtle Rescue Internship—Please note, this is predominantly sea turtle work during our stranding season

Aquarium Medical Center

Visitor Education Internship


If you have any questions please feel free to reach out or see the links in my signature, below.


Best wishes,


Brendon Dempsey

Coordinator, Internships &

Professional Development

New England Aquarium

tel 617.973.5235

BDempsey@neaq.org

www.neaq.org



Applying for Internships

Internship Positions

Have questions? Internship FAQ

27 de mayo de 2017

Oferta de doctorado sobre migración de aves (USA)

Position Description: We are seeking a student to conduct research as part of a collaborative study to investigate several aspects of the spring migration ecology of shorebirds. Research questions will be related to understanding the importance of the Laguna Madre to migratory shorebirds, and specific questions will be developed collaboratively with successful applicant. This project will also be integrated into larger-scale shorebird research being conducted collaboratively throughout the mid-continent of North America (encompassing the spring migration period). Research data will be used by the successful applicant for their dissertation. Successful applicants will be expected to publish manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and present papers at scientific meetings.

Qualifications Required: M. S. in ecology, wildlife science, biology, or closely related fields. A strong work ethic, good verbal and written communication skills, ability to work independently and as a productive member of a research team, and ability to work under adverse field conditions (hot humid South Texas environment). Skill in identifying shorebirds and operating motor boats is desirable. Ability to operate 4-wheel drive vehicles and conduct field research is required. Applicants must have a minimum 3.0 GPA and competitive GRE scores (application package must include GRE scores; applications with no GRE scores will not be considered).



Stipend/Salary: $1,600/month plus benefits (medical package has a 60 day waiting period). Nonresident tuition waived (resident tuition fees apply). Partial resident tuition fee assistance may be provided based on availability of funds.



Start Date: August 2017 or January 2018



Application Deadline: Will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.



To Apply: Send via email a single pdf file that includes 1) a cover letter, 2) career goals, 3) resume/CV, 4) transcripts (can be unofficial), 5) GRE scores, and 6) names and email addresses of 3 references to:
Dr. Bart Ballard
Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
700 University Blvd., MSC 218
Kingsville, TX 78363
(361)593-3954
Email: bart.ballard@tamuk.edu

26 de mayo de 2017

Dos becas de master para estudiar primatología (UK)

Two fee-waiver scholarships are now available to students on the MSc Primate Conservation or MRes Primatology and Conservation courses, for a 2017 start.

One scholarship is available to an international student. Eligible candidates must be a national of or must have spent significant time in a primate range country, and demonstrate outstanding experience in relation to primate conservation, ecology, welfare or a similar discipline.

Another scholarship is available to a home/EU student. Eligible candidates must demonstrate outstanding experience in relation to primate conservation, ecology, welfare or a similar discipline.

These scholarships will cover 100% of the tuition fees for either the MRes or MSc courses, and applications are open to students intending to start their course in September 2017. Applicants for the scholarships will need to hold an offer before submitting their application form. You can request this form from anagy@brookes.ac.uk for submission before 31 May 2017.


Find out more about our MSc Primate Conservation.


Find out more about our MRes Primatology and Conservation

Past recipients of the scholarship have included:

Felix Ndagijimana, who became the first Rwandan director of the Karisoke Research Center in January 2012. He oversees all of Karisoke’s research and protection programs for mountain gorillas and other species in Volcanoes National Park, as well as health and education programs in the communities surrounding the park. He administers a staff of more than 100, including trackers, anti-poachers, research assistants, and administrative personnel.

Ndagijimana was first hired as a research assistant at Karisoke in 2004 and served as deputy director after earning his MSc in Primate Conservation from Oxford Brookes University in 2008.


Learn more about Felix’s work

Panut Hadisiswoyo, who founded the Orangutan Information Centre in 2001 to support the protection of Sumatra’s Leuser forests, its biodiversity and surrounding forest-dependent communities. He has aided in the restoration of degraded areas and established action plans that support sustainable livelihoods as well as ecosystem protection. He was shortlisted for a Forest Heroes Award in recognition of his tireless dedication to protecting Sumatran orangutans and their forests.


Learn more about Panut’s work

Alba Lucia Morales Jimenez, whose main interest is the study and conservation of Neotropical primates. Her first investigation in this field was about red howler monkey density and home range size at a National Park in Colombia, which she followed with her MSc in Primate Conservation, including a dissertation applying GIS to the selection of priority areas for conservation of spider monkeys in Colombia. Alba then coordinated two conservation programs in two endangered primate species in Colombia (Ateles hybridus and Saguinus leucopus). Her research has also included the phylogeny and phylogeography of Mesoamerican spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi and Ateles fusciceps), to try to understand their evolutionary history and contribute to their conservation.


Learn more about Alba’s work

Terence Fuh Neba, who was the winner of the Steve Taylor Conservation Award in 2015. Terence is a gorilla conservationist working in the Central African Republic to habituate wild western lowland gorillas to the presence of humans to facilitate research and tourism.

Innocent Chitalu Mulenga is general manager of the Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage in Zambia, making him the first Zambian to oversee daily operations of the chimpanzee sanctuary since it was founded in 1983. Mulenga joined Chimfunshi as an education officer in 2005, and was promoted to project manager two years later alongside acheiving his MSc in Primate Conservation.


Learn more about Innocent’s work

In 2012 Josia Razafindramanana was presented the Whitley Award for inspirational conservation leadership following her work to protect a rare lemur recently found living at scattered sites in the island’s central highlands. The award recognises Josia’s efforts as part of the Malagasy Primate Working Group to build a better future for one of the most elusive of Madagascar’s unique lemurs – the crowned sifaka – while also improving living standards for the communities who share its home amid fragments of forest. Her Whitley Award comprises a project grant of £30,000 – donated by The LJC Fund, in memory of Anthea and Lindsey Turner – an engraved trophy, membership of the influential network of past Whitley Award winners and career development training.

Because of the urgent need for the study of conservation, some private agencies offer scholarships with very particular eligibility criteria relating to gender, age, nationality, and domicile. Ask your local librarian for a guide to funding within your country. You could also try the following agencies:


Conservation Leadership Programme


Charlotte Conservation Fellows Program


Russel E Train Education for Nature Program Fellowship


TWOWS Postgraduate Training Fellowship


Martha J Galante Award

For general sources of financial support at Oxford Brookes University, see:


Funding for Postgraduate students from the UK and EU


Funding for Postgraduate students from outside the EU

Una veintena de plazas de investigador en el Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ) (China)

High-Level Recruitment of Principal Investigators and Technology Leaders

The Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was established in 1959. Today, KIZ has grown into the home of nearly 800 faculty members and graduate students, organized into 36 research groups. Faculty members include one academician of CAS, 10 recipients of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, four “1000 Young Talent Plan” scholars, and 20 recipients of the CAS Hundred Talents Program. The institute houses five national, CAS, or provincial key laboratories. It also has many other research facilities and resources, including: the Kunming Primate Research Center, housing seven species, more than 2,500 nonhuman primates and other laboratory animals, such as tree shrews; the Kunming Regional Center for Large-Scale Biodiversity Equipment, which features cutting-edge systems and equipment that worth 210 million RMB; and the Kunming Natural History Museum of Zoology, displaying over 700,000 animal specimens to the public.
To meet national strategic and regional development needs, the institute leverages the unique and diverse biological resources in southwestern China and Southeast Asia, and formed three main research priorities: (I) Evolutionary genetics and developmental biology; (II) Conservation and utilization of biodiversity resources; and (III) Major disease mechanisms and nonhuman primate (NHP) models. The research will not only advance our knowledge, but will also provide theoretical and technical support to national and local scientific and technological innovation and economic development.
During the 13th Five Year Plan, under the new scientific and technological development and reform, the institute proposed establishing a CAS Center of Excellence in Evolutionary Biology based on the ongoing CAS Strategic Priority Research Program (B) on Evolutionary Analysis and Functional Regulation of Animal Complex Traits. In addition, taking advantage of the excellent research on NHP models and genome analysis, KIZ will establish a National Mega Research Facility for Phenotypic and Genotypic Analysis of Model Animals (Primates).
KIZ is seeking principal investigators (PI), technology leaders and highly qualified scientists interested in the following research fields: evolutionary analysis and functional regulation of complex animal traits, NHP models and major disease mechanisms, cultivation of genetic resources of domestic and wild animals, conservation and utilization of biodiversity resources, peptide molecular probe and drug candidates, tumor and stem cells, aging mechanisms and animal models, and phenotypic and genotypic analysis of NHP. We will focus on the three key research priorities to recruit and support highly qualified scholars to form an internationally recognized biological research institute, achieving exciting scientific achievements. For more detailed information, please visit our website: http://english.kiz.cas.cn/.

1. Title: Academic leaders
Positions: 1
Research Focus / Responsibilities: Undertake animal phenotypic and genotypic analysis as part of the CAS Strategic Priority Research Program (B). Make strategic decisions and lead the research team to achieve important innovations.
2. Title: PI (Animal Models & Human Disease Mechanisms)
Positions: 3
Research Focus / Responsibilities: Conduct research on the application of non-human primate models to a variety of human diseases, including neuropsychiatric diseases, and/or immunological/viral infections.
3. Title: PI (Phenotypic and Genetic Research of Model Animals)
Positions: 4-6
Research Focus / Responsibilities: Systematically and accurately describe the characteristics of life based on imaging, behavior, physiology, metabolic features and aging characteristics. Comprehensively analyze the genetic information of genomes, transcriptomes and epigenetics to establish phenotypic and genotypic responses to environmental changes, and to describe the regulation laws and reveal the principles of life activity. The Tech-leader will focus on the construction, operational management, and technological development of the National Mega Research Facility for Phenotypic and Genotypic Analysis of Model Animals (Primates).
4. Title: TL (Laboratory Animal Science)
Positions: 1-2
Research Focus / Responsibilities: Undertake research on and provide technical support for laboratory applications of non-human primates, with special emphasis on the development of tree shrew lines.
5. Title: PI (Research and Application of Stem Cells and transgenic animals technique)
Positions: 2
Research Focus / Responsibilities: Use animal models (especially non-human primates) to conduct basic research on the application of stem cells, pharmacodynamics, and preclinical safety evaluations; R&D of transgenic animal techniques.
6. Title: PI (Genomics, Gene Evolution)
Positions: 2
Research Focus / Responsibilities: Use key species and organisms to conduct research on a broad array of topics related to genetics and evolution, such as: adaptation, regulatory networks, gene family structure and function, origin and evolution of the genome, formation mechanism and evolution regularity of the gene, gene families, and genome structure and function in biological evolution.
7. Title: PI (Genetic Resources and Evolution and/or Bioinformatics and Systematic Biology)
Positions: 2
Research Focus / Responsibilities: Conduct research on the formation, maintenance, and evolution of genetic resources via bioinformatics, computational biology or systems biology, with special emphasis on 1) biodiversity and conservation of rare species, or 2) genetic resources of wild and domesticated animals as well as the evolution of domestication and key domesticated species.
8. Title: PI (Developmental Mechanisms of Animal Adaptive Evolution)
Positions: 1-2
Research Focus / Responsibilities: Work at the interface of developmental and evolutionary biology to study the developmental mechanisms of the origin and evolution of important phenotypic traits using representative animal models.
9. Title: PI (Basic Research and Breeding of Domestic Animals)
Positions: 1
Research Focus / Responsibilities: Conduct research on basic exploration and breeding of domestic animals
10. Title: PI (Zoology)
Positions: 3-4
Research Focus / Responsibilities: Conduct research on animal classification, communities, evolution of population ecology and protection of biodiversity. Carry out research on the rescue of rare and endangered species, as well as sustainable utilization. Conduct systematic investigation on key animal populations and research conservation genetics.
11. Title: PI (Peptides, Molecular Probes and Drug Candidates)
Positions: 2
Research Focus / Responsibilities: Explore the structure, function and features of bio-active peptides from natural resources to study disease mechanisms and develop drugs; with an emphasis on bio-prospecting, ion channels, receptors and drug development.

Qualifications
Successful applicants will have at least three years of continuous, overseas postdoctoral research experience. Domestic applicants should have held assistant professorship or above. Those with high-impact publications on high-quality international journals or hold patents are preferred.

Salary and Support
(a) Startup Funds: 2 million RMB for starting PIs/TLs, 2.5 million RMB for PIs/TLs who already have associate professor rank overseas, and 3 million RMB for PIs/TLs who already have full professorship overseas. Additional support will be available for those entering certain key laboratories. Laboratory/office space of 100-200 square meters will be provided.
(b) Housing Subsidy: 500,000~2,000,000 RMB towards the purchase of a home or apartment in Yunnan, China. Temporary housing will be provided to assist with relocation.
© Annual Salary: no less than 300,000 RMB. For highly qualified applicants, salary and support will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
(d) Retirement and Healthcare: Domestic retirement and healthcare plans are available to all staff of the Kunming Institute of Zoology. Other plans can be privately purchased abroad or within China.
(e) Assist with job seeking for spouses and schooling for dependent children.
(f) Active assistance with the application of other talent programs, which will offer additional research funding and compensation support. Once admitted, the successful applicants will enjoy the personal allocation in accordance with relevant provisions.

How to apply
Interested applicants should submit the following materials electronically to Yao Zhihong, noting the positions applied and research areas.

1. A Curriculum Vitae, listing detailed educational background and work experience and contact information;
2. Copies of ID card or passport information page, PhD diploma, employment proof, as well as any additional materials the applicant considers relevant;
3. A comprehensive list of research output, including, but not limited to, scientific publications, PDFs of three to five representative publications, patents, relevant honors, and other related documents indicative of the applicant’s scientific research capabilities. For all publications, please indicate the corresponding author, chief writer and/or primary inventor;
4. Names and full contact information of three referees.

Contact Information
Mrs. Yao Zhihong
Telephone: +86 871 65190369
Fax: +86 871 65199941
Email: yaozhihong@mail.kiz.ac.cn
Website: http://english.kiz.cas.cn/CR/

25 de mayo de 2017

Técnico de investigación en botánica y bio molecular (Francia)

*Research Assistant*

Plant experiments and survey in nature

*General informations
*Lab: UMR5174 EDB Evolution and Biological Diversity

http://www.edb.ups-tlse.fr/Pujol-Benoit
Place: Toulouse (31)

Publication: 19/05/2017
Type of contract: short term contract
Duration of contract: 2 years
Date of hiring wanted: 1st September 2017
Workload: Full-time
Desired level of education: Bachelor's degree or higher
Experience: 3 to 5 years
Salary: approximately 2000 € gross rate / 1700 € net rate monthly (for
experience of at least 3-5 years)


*Mission
*The research assistant will be part of the EDB lab (Pujol's research
group) and the ANGI ERC project. The objective of this project is to
investigate the impact of non-genetic inheritance on the ability to
adapt to environmental constraints of /Antirrhinum majus/ (Muflier),
both in natural populations and through experiments in controlled
conditions.


*activities
*- Organization and realization of plant experiments in controlled
conditions: Preparation, management, implementation and monitoring of
the experiment, cultivation, controled crosses, morpho-physiological
measurements and tissue sampling.
- Organization and realization of population surveys in the wild:
measuring phenotypic (vegetative and reproductive) traits and sampling
tissues. Use of GPS equipment for localization.
- Molecular biology work: DNA extraction, microsatellite markers PCR and
genotyping.
- Management and analysis of the data collected and preparation of
reports and oral presentations of the activities and results,
participation in the writing of scientific articles.

*skills
*- General knowledge in evolutionary ecology and population genetics.
- To master the tools for studying the biology of plant populations, the
evolutionary ecology of natural plant populations and population genetics.
- Knowledge of several techniques for collecting and analyzing data
related to the study (statistics, morphometry, tissue sampling,
molecular biology, GIS, computer tool, etc.).
- adapt his/her activity to the project and manage the experiments
(adapt the protocols according to the problems, operational knowledge of
the rules and practices, draw up dashboards and files to follow-up the
funding allocated, manage a team of students and specify the roles and
objectives of each student).


*Context
*The Lab Evolution & Diversité Biologique is a joint CNRS / ENSFEAE /
IRD / Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier research unit.
A part of the work will be done outside the site of Paul Sabatier
University on the experimental platforms available for the cultivation
of plants under controlled conditions (CNRS experimental station at
Moulis) and outdoors (monitoring populations near Peyriac de mer /
Bages, in the region "Occitanie" and possibly North East of Spain),
possibly in rough conditions. The recruited research assistant will be
potentially associated with the devellopment and the management of the
project as well as with the publication of the results obtained (under
condition of involvement).

Please contact Benoit Pujol (benoit.pujol@univ-tlse3.fr) by sending a
CV, a letter of motivation and contact details (email and phone) of two
contacts for references. Deadline for application: 15/06/2017. An
interview will be scheduled soon after this date for the selected
applicants.


--
*Benoit PUJOL*
Researcher in evolutionary ecology at CNRS, France
Quantitative genetics in the wild and non genetic inheritance

Lab. Evolution & Diversité Biologique (EDB)
Office 104, Bat. 4R1, Université de Toulouse Paul Sabatier,
118 Route de Narbonne 31062 Toulouse Cedex 09
Mail: benoit.pujol@univ-tlse3.fr
Follow me on twitter: @BenoitPujol

24 de mayo de 2017

Voluntariado de investigación de campo en Sudáfrica

A research assistant position is available for durations of one to two months (within the period from August 1st to November 31th 2017) in the Biological Interactions Lab (www.biointeractionslab.com) in the Department of Botany and Zoology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Work will be based in Namaqualand during the annual spring mass-flowering
displays. Namaqualand is a semi-desertic area of astonishing plant
diversity which is part of the Succulent Karoo Biodiversity hotspot.
We will conduct pollinator observations, in Situ experiments, and collect
DNA material and plant trait measurements on the unique long-tongued fly
pollination systems across a large area (300km long). Long-tongue flies
are unique to southern Africa, many are undescribed as yet, but still they
are key-stone species as over 250 species of plants rely on them for
reproduction. The plant species we focus on are from the Iridaceae and
Geraniaceae families.

Candidates need to be hard-working, naturalist-minded, willing to spend
long hours in the field and spend most nights camping. A previous
experience in pollination biology will be an advantage. Such fieldwork is
highly rewarding to the naturalist-minded persons. Namaqualand is a unique
ecosystem, and new discoveries are plentiful.

Food, accommodation, and a small stipend will be provided. Travel costs to
South-Africa are not included.

Please direct any questions and applications to me: florent.grenier@ens.fr
I can also provide email addresses of former fieldwork assistants if you
want extra feedback.

Deadline: June 4th 2016 / florent.grenier@ens.fr

Florent Grenier
PhD candidate
Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution
Université de Montpellier FRANCE
and
Department of Botany and Zoology
Stellenbosch University South-Africa
http://www.biointeractionslab.com/
florent.grenier@ens.fr
cell phone : +33 6 76 48 10 30

Some pictures of Namaqualand plants are on this flickR album :
https://flic.kr/s/aHsk58wtjH
A few pictures of the fieldwork conducted in 2016 :
https://www.flickr.com/gp/89472795@N05/J3125K

References on the study systems
Manning, J. C., & Goldblatt, P. (1996). The Prosoeca peringueyi (Diptera:
Nemestrinidae) pollination guild in southern Africa: long-tongued flies
and their tubular flowers. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 67-86.

Manning, J. C., & Goldblatt, P. (1997). The Moegistorhynchus longirostris
(Diptera: Nemestrinidae) pollination guild: Long-tubed flowers and a
specialized long-proboscid fly pollination system in southern
Africa. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 206(1-4), 51-69.

23 de mayo de 2017

Postdoc in molecular virology and cell biology (Germany)

The University Hospital of Münster is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. Such a position cannot be achieved by size and medical successes alone. The individual commitment counts above all. We need your commitment so that even with little things we can achieve great things for our patients. There are many possibilities open for you so that you may develop with them.


The section Cellular Virology at the Institute of Molecular Virology, University Hospital of Muenster, Muenster, Germany offers a position for a


Postdoc Position (f/m) in Molecular Virology and Cell Biology
Ref.: 13082
Full-Time (38,5 hours/week)
(Germany salary grade: E 13 TV-G-U, 100 %)
TV-L E13 Research Scientist

The positions are available from 01.08.2017 for 36 months with a potential extension.

Our research focuses on investigating host-pathogen interactions with a strong emphasis on cell biological mechanisms. The successful applicant will investigate the molecular mechanisms on how small DNA tumor viruses infect cells and how cellular aging affects infection. The position is financed by the European Research Council.


Required qualifications:
•PhD in Biology/Cell Biology/Virology or similar;
•strong background in cell biology or virology, and live cell imaging, superresolution microscopy, and/or molecular imaging;
•a previous experience in innate immunity or aging research is a plus, experience in working with proteins, cell culture (epithelial cell lines, organoids, computational image analysis strong commitment to research and strong motivation for interdisciplinary work.


We offer:
•an international, young and dynamic working group;
•research laboratories with state of the art equipment;
•excellent possibilities for career development.


Deadline for applications is June 16th, 2017.

For more information please contact Dr. M. Schelhaas: phone +49 251 83 57182, Schelhaas@uni-muenster.de


Please send your application including a CV, a short letter of motivation, record of publications and the contact information of two or three references by giving the following reference code 13081 until 16.06.2017 to Verwaltung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Gebäude D5, 48149 Münster or via e-mail to bewerbung@ukmuenster.de.


Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

22 de mayo de 2017

Voluntariado en un remoto atolón de Hawaii

The US Fish and Wildlife Service seeks Refuge Biology volunteers for a Six-month tour of duty for the Fall-Winter 2017-18 Season at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and the Battle of Midway National Memorial (NM).

About the refuge: Located on the far northern end of the Hawaiian archipelago within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. It is one the oldest atoll formations in the world that provides nesting habitat for millions of seabirds and it a touchstone for one of the most significant naval battles in our human history. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff, volunteers and contractors live on Midway Atoll NWR to support the recovery and integrity of wildlife habitat and species and to protect historical resources while balancing their own human impact on the land and seascapes.

Dates: The fall/winter volunteer season begins on September 5, 2017 and will end in mid-March 2018 (2018 flight schedule TBD). Applications are due by June 15, 2017. Start dates are set due to limited contract flights to Midway Atoll NWR and training requirements for new volunteers. Round-trip flights between Midway Atoll NWR and Honolulu, three meals a day, and housing at Midway Atoll NWR are provided..

Responsibilities: Volunteer work emphasizes habitat restoration including native plant propagation and out-planting, seed collection and processing, removal of invasive plants both by hand and through chemical application of herbicide, and monitoring plant populations. Other work includes seabird and Laysan duck monitoring, marine debris removal, data entry, and equipment maintenance, along with other tasks depending on current projects and refuge needs.

Volunteers:
o are expected to work 40 hours/week with additional weekend work when necessary
o should have a strong work ethic along with the ability to live and work closely with a small group of people for six months
o are responsible for the proper upkeep of their living quarters which includes individual bedrooms, a common living area, and a full kitchen
o must be willing and able to perform all duties in sub-tropical wind, sun, rain and humidity extremes
o must be physically fit and able to confidently ride a bike
o able to hike up to three miles in the sand or on uneven terrain while carrying a spray pack, lift 50 pounds
o must be willing to spray herbicide with proper protective gear
o must be willing to handle albatrosses and other seabirds for banding, monitoring studies, and disentanglements.
o able to pass a swimming proficiency test


Midway Atoll NWR is a remote site and accessible by plane twice a month. Because of the isolated nature of this work, safety is of the utmost importance. Volunteers should be aware that evacuation for emergencies or medical issues can typically take at least 24 hours and be potentially very expensive. All volunteers will need to carry medical-evacuation insurance. A current passport is required for travel to and from Midway Atoll NWR. Volunteers are responsible for their own travel to Honolulu.

The “Clipper House” on Midway Atoll NWR serves cafeteria-style food with a wide variety of dishes, including vegetarian options and a full salad bar, courtesy of the hydroponics garden. There is also a small convenience store on Midway Atoll NWR that provides some basics: toiletries, refreshments, etc. Midway Atoll NWR is a small community where volunteers will be working and living amongst Service employees, cooperators, and contractors. For everyone’s well being, there is a zero tolerance policy for harassment or abuse of any kind, including alcohol or drug abuse.

TO APPLY: Email deisha_norwood@fws.gov one .pdf file titled, YourLastName_Winter2017-18
which includes the following: cover letter
resume outlining relevant education and work experience
three work-related references (with phone and e-mail)


Preference will be given to those with an educational or professional background in biology, conservation science, or botany. Habitat restoration, plant propagation, weed control, remote field, and/or bird handling experience preferred.

For more information, please call: Deisha Norwood, 808-954-4817.

Selected applicants will be sent a packet of additional information on the island, duties, and suggested items to bring, as well as required forms. A current physical, tetanus shot, and TB test are also required. The required documentation must be submitted by September 1st.

The National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources. Over 42,000 volunteers and more than 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges. Friends and volunteers are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow.

21 de mayo de 2017

Image Analysis Staff Scientist (Germany)

The Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) belongs to the „Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V. (FVB)“. The FVB is an institution of eight natural sciences research institutes in Berlin funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and the association of its federal states. The research institutes are members of the Leibniz association.
The Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) is a non-university academic research organisation dedicated to basic biomedical research and is located at the Research Campus Berlin Buch in close vicinity to the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine and the Charité Experimental and Clinical Research Center.
The Cellular Imaging Facility at the FMP offers advanced light and electron microscopy equipment to investigate molecular interactions and cellular structures. We provide access to widefield, confocal, super-resolution and electron microscopes for about 100 users. Additionally we optimize advanced spectroscopy and microscopy techniques like FRET, FLIM, FCS, TIRF, STED, STORM and CLEM as well as novel labelling and manipulation techniques. To support our users with Image Analysis and further develop our imaging platform
we are looking for a

Image Analysis Staff Scientist (m/f)
(Job offer 12/2017)

working 39 hours/week initially temporary limited to 2 years with the potential of extension and starting as soon as possible.

Job description
•Collaboration with researchers in projects that include quantitative image processing, tracking, super-resolution microscopy, live-cell imaging and correlative Light and Electron Microscopy
•Development of novel algorithms for image processing
•Implementation of automated microscopy acquisition with feedback from analysis
•Collection, Improvement and customization of existing analysis tools
•Training of facility users in Image & Data Analysis tools (ImageJ, Huygens, Imaris, Matlab, Prism)
•Maintenance of Facility IT infrastructure

Requirements:
•Master, Engineer or PhD in (Bio)Informatics, (Bio)physics, Applied mathematics or related areas with profound knowledge in Image Analysis
•Experience with Image processing, data visualization and software development (e.g. ImageJ, Python or Matlab)
•Familiarity with biological data is a plus
•Experience of working in interdisciplinary projects is advantageous
•Very good English skills and strong team player with excellent communication skills

For more information please contact:
Dr. Martin Lehmann; e-mail: mlehmann@fmp-berlin.de ; phone: 030 94793-218
Homepage FMP: http://www.fmp-berlin.de
Salaries will be based on TVöD. In 2013 the institute has been awarded the certificate of the audit Beruf und Familie as family-friendly employer. We offer equal opportunities regardless of gender and welcome applications of disabled candidates. They will be preferred in case of equal qualification. We offer assistance in finding childcare on the campus.
Please address your application , preferably as a single pdf, by June 2th, 2017 to Frau Spors (spors@fmp-berlin.de)

20 de mayo de 2017

Doctorado en bioinformática (Alemania)

The new project group of Dr. Simon Anders at the Centre for Molecular Biology of the University of Heidelberg (ZMBH) is researching bioinformatics methodology for big data in molecular biology. We
develop novel statistical inference methods for various types of high-throughput sequencing assays, and novel tools for visual and interactive exploratory analysis of multi-omics data.

To build up our cross-disciplinary team, we are seeking a

junior scientist as PhD student

with expertise in computational science.

We are interested not only in bioinformaticians but also in scientists
from other quantitative fields, such as computer science, engineering,
mathematics, or physics.

The ideal candidate has passion for science, interest in molecular
biology, and strong skills in scientific software development or
quantitative data analysis or computational methods. Previous
expertise in working with molecular-biology or other high-dimensional
data would be of advantage. Fluency in written and spoken English and
interdisciplinary communication skills are a must.

We offer rewarding work in a stimulating research environment on
applied projects, in collaboration with basic biology as well as
clinical research groups, with access to all the resources and
expertises necessary for a PhD to form a strong start into your
research career.

For details on our group's projects, please see our web page or
contact Dr. Anders.

- http://www.zmbh.uni-heidelberg.de/Anders/projects.shtml
- s.anders@zmbh.uni-heidelberg.de

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter describing your
expertise and research interests to S. Anders. If possible please also
include a "work sample" (e.g. a report on a homework or internship
project, or a link to a github repo) suitable to demonstrate your
coding or data analysis skills.

19 de mayo de 2017

Postdoc en bioinformática en una startup veterinaria (USA)

Embark Veterinary

Postdoctoral Researcher

The Company Background

Embark is an early-stage, VC-backed startup launched in 2016. The
company's long-term vision is to end preventable diseases in pets.
With its high-throughput DNA genotyping platform and cutting-edge
bioinformatics, Embark looks to discover and develop a new generation
of breeding tools, novel genetic tests, clinical practice, and wellness
regimens for pet care. The company believes that these revolutionary
advancements in pet health may even have powerful applications in human
healthcare.

Embark's flagship product is a canine DNA test that provides a
comprehensive genetic profile unmatched in scope or accuracy by any
other test on the market today. The test is built around proprietary
genotyping technology coupled with the world's largest and
fastest-growing canine DNA reference database. This allows Embark to
use a simple saliva sample to report on an unprecedented range of
health diagnostics, color and coat traits, breeding heritage, and
wellness predictors. Taken together, these advantages make Embark
"different-in-kind" to everything else on the market today and will
be a uniquely powerful engine for scientific discovery.

Embark's founders are recognized leaders in the canine genomics
research community and bring more than a decade of field and lab work
experience to the venture. The genesis of the company traces back to
Dr. Adam Boyko's work at Cornell University's College of Veterinary
Medicine, one of the premier veterinary colleges in the world and an
ongoing research partner of Embark.

Today, Embark is looking for scientists who will help it realize its
long term vision; a vision driven by a deep passion and affinity for
our canine companions and the intellectual thrill of opening new realms
of scientific medical discovery through genetics.

The Position

Reporting to the Chief Science Officer, the Postdoctoral Researcher is
expected to contribute to the company's scientific vision and
leadership, manage research projects, and help to develop new
analytical tools for Embark's bioinformatics pipeline. Near term, the
company is focused on its flagship canine DNA test to establish a
leadership position in canine genetic testing and research. Longer
term, the company looks to achieve clear leadership in pet
bioinformatics and -omics generally, expand Embark's footprint in
the veterinary testing and pharmaceutical industries, collaborate on
human bioinformatics and pharma projects, and generally drive
scientific advancements that extend the brand across a broad range of
research areas. To achieve these goals a Bioinformatics Scientist at
Embark will:

- Improve and expand the bioinformatics driving our canine DNA
test and research objectives

- Play a role in developing research strategies, operating
plans, and corporate culture

- Conduct research projects in accordance with Embark's
priorities

- Assist efforts to obtain funding for R&D efforts

- Participate in scientific collaborations with canine
organizations and with other scientific organizations

The Qualifications

- A strong scientific vision and desire to build a team to
accomplish that vision

- Ph.D. in genetics or related field

- A demonstrated capacity for conducting research in the form of
peer-reviewed research and successful grant applications

- Research experience in population and statistical genetics
with large datasets

- A keen interest in dogs

- Postdoctoral research experience helpful

- Previous start-up experience helpful

Compensation

Embark offers a dynamic work environment, filled with passionate
entrepreneurs, leading edge science, and a world of exciting growth
opportunities (and dogs!). Compensation for the Postdoctoral position
includes a competitive base salary and equity under the terms of the
company's ESOP. Additional benefits, defined by applicable company
policies include: generous vacation and medical/dental insurance
programs.

Timing/Location

Embark is looking to fill this position as soon as possible after the
close of Series A funding (expected by the end of May 2017). This
position will be based at Embark's Ithaca, NY headquarters. The
position may require occasional overnight travel as partnerships and
events require.

Notice

Embark Veterinary is an equal opportunity employer. We do not
discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, ethnicity, race,
religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume (or curriculum vitae) to Dr.
Aaron Sams (asams {at} embarkvet.com).

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