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19 de junio de 2018

Oferta de doctorado en biosensores (Donostia, España)

El grupo de Biosensores de CIC biomaGUNE (Donostia-San Sebastián) oferta un contrato FPI para realizar la tesis doctoral. La beca estará asociada al proyecto BIO2017-88030-R SINTESIS BIOCATALITICA DE CLUSTERS NANO-ATOMICOS PARA BIOANALISIS, dirigido por el Dr. Valery Pavlov.
Requisitos:
•estar en posesión de Grado y Master en Bioquímica, Química, o afines.
• Estar en disposición de matricularse en la escuela de Master y Doctorado de la Universidad del País Vasco (UPV/EHU).
• No haber disfrutado de otras ayudas destinadas a la formación predoctoral que se hayan otorgado en el marco del Plan Estatal de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Tecnológica o de alguno de los anteriores Planes Nacionales
Enviar candidaturas incluyendo CV y expediente académico a vpavlov@cicbiomagune.es y lsaa@cicbiomagune.es

Periodo de presentación de candidaturas:
7/06/2018–30/09/2018

18 de junio de 2018

5 doctorados sobre biología marina en Italia

Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science of the University of Padova - Italy opens a call for 5 PhD students with a degree in biology or veterinary medicine. One of the possible projects is focused on marine mammal tissue banking, cell cultures and metagenomic.

All these PhD courses are organized within a largest project funded by the Italian Ministry for Research focusing on Aquatic Animal's Health including the implementation of drones for sampling, big data and machine learning, augmented reality and biobanking.

General information on:

http://www.unipd.it/bandi-graduatorie-dottorati.

PhD call http://www.unipd.it/sites/unipd.it/files/2018/Sc%20veter_34.pdf


Deadline June 26th 13:00 Rome Time

17 de junio de 2018

4 becas de matrícula para master en espacios naturales protegidos

Abierta la preinscripción para la nueva edición 2019 del MASTER EN ESPACIOS NATURALES PROTEGIDOS

Título propio de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, la Universidad Complutense de Madrid y la Universidad de Alcalá, organizado con la Fundación Fernando González Bernáldez y con el apoyo de EUROPARC-España:

- Dirigido tanto a los profesionales de las áreas protegidas que quieran actualizar y completar su formación, como a los jóvenes titulados interesados en trabajar en este campo

- El plazo de preinscripción permanecerá abierto HASTA EL 31 DE OCTUBRE DE 2018

- Prácticas en espacios naturales protegidos, ONG y otras entidades colaboradoras

- Se ofrecen hasta 4 becas de matrícula gratuita

- Puede consultarse toda la información y obtener los documentos e instrucciones para la preinscripción en:

página web del Máster
http://www.fungobe.org/master-espacios-naturales-protegidos

folleto informativo
http://www.fungobe.org/system/files/shared/FUNGOBE/master/folletodelmaster.pdf



Para cualquier consulta puede escribirse al correo master@fungobe.org

Gracias por su interés y un cordial saludo,

Máster en Espacios Naturales Protegidos
Fundación Fernando González Bernáldez

16 de junio de 2018

2 ofertas de bioinformático para trabajar en cáncer (Valencia, España)

We are looking for bioinformaticians to join different research areas at VHIO. The scope of the work will be mostly linked to the analysis of genomic data related to cancer diseases. Successful applicants must be able to work independently across multiple projects.

Requirements:
- Bioinformaticians with a PhD in biomedical sciences or similar experience (i.e. 3-4 years’ experience and peer-reviewed publications for senior candidates and a recently granted PhD in the case of junior applicants).
- Knowledge/experience in Cancer Genomics.
- Familiarity with raw sequencing data (FASTQ) as well as other common formats (SAM/BAM, BED, etc.), command-line tools (bwa, samtools, bedtools, etc.) and biological databases.
- Experience using GNU/Linux systems, preferably Ubuntu.
- Fluency in R. Knowledge of Python and other programing languages will also be favored.
- Proficiency in English.
- Knowledge of statistical modelling or machine learning is a plus.
- Salary conditions according to experience and profile.

Please email a cover letter with scientific interests and CV to: selecciorrh@vhio.net. Please, use “Ref. 14/2018” as the subject line in your email.
http://www.vhio.net/es/ref-142018-senior-junior-bioinformatician/

15 de junio de 2018

Postdoc con carotenoides en Suecia

WANTED: A highly motivated and self-driven postdoc, with strong evolutionary and molecular genetics background, to join the ECCO (Evolution of Colour Communication) lab at the Dept. of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 

ECCO (P.I. Staffan Andersson) explores sexual selection, evolution and
diversification of the spectacular breeding plumages of African
weaverbirds (Ploceidae), in particular carotenoid coloration and
elongated tails in the widowbirds and bishops (Euplectes spp.). In
collaboration with researchers in UK, Norway and South Africa, the
focal areas are at present; 1) Evolutionary genetics and physiology of
carotenoid metabolism and pigmentation, and 2) Phylogenetic and
comparative analyses of coloration and sexual dichromatism in
weaverbirds. Depending on background, talents and interests, the
successful candidate may be involved in either of these interacting
approaches, as applied to a suggested project on Coevolution of color
signals and color vision, as well as to other ongoing or emerging
projects. QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in biology, a genuine interest in the
intersection of behavioral ecology and evolutionary genetics, ability
to conceive and write research papers, extensive PhD or postdoc
experiences of either or both molecular genetic labwork (spec. qRT-PCR)
and computational biology (bioinformatics, statistics, comparative
methods). A background in biochemistry (spec. HPLC and LC-MS) is
valued, so also proficiency in one or more programming or scripting
languages (spec. R, Python), and database management (spec.
PostgreSQL). Other relevant qualifications include reflectance
spectrometry, field ornithology (watching, handling, and sampling
birds), and social and communicative skills. POSITION: The postdoc is
funded by a tax-free 2-year scholarship from the Carl Tryggers
Foundation, amounting to 23,000 SEK per month. Starting date: ASAP, but
not later than 1 October, 2018 APPLICATION: Before the DEADLINE 30
JUNE, 2018, submit an e-mail to staffan.andersson@bioenv.gu.se with
subject heading ‘ECCO PDRA' followed by your last name, and attach
a SINGLE PDF FILE including the following documents: i) A cover letter
describing your research background and interests, suitability for the
position, and which aspects of the ECCO research you are most
interested in, ii) A detailed CV including a publication list and other
achievements, iii) Contact details (letters welcome, but optional) of
two or three reference persons who can be contacted by phone
or e-mail. Prospective candidates will be invited for interviews in
person or by Skype. For more information
contact staffan.andersson@bioenv.gu.se. BioEnv, University of
Gothenburg, Box 463, 40530 Goteborg, Sweden. +46-317863647 (office),
+46-708-641959 (cell)



Staffan Andersson
Professor, Animal Ecology
Dept of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Gothenburg
Email: staffan.andersson@bioenv.gu.se
Skype: euplectes
Phones: +46-317863647 (office), +46-708641959 (mobile)
OrderID: 3130BANSTA (on all invoices!)
Invoices: Box 115, 40530 GÖTEBORG
Deliveries: Medicinaregatan 18, 413 90 GÖTEBORG
Snailmail: Box 463, 405 30 GÖTEBORG

14 de junio de 2018

Visita gratis el departamento de ecología evolutiva de Princeton (USA)

Princeton EEB Scholars Preview Weekend

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University is offering a special preview weekend – *the EEB Scholars Program* – this upcoming October 4th-7th for students considering graduate school. The goal of this weekend is to invite competitive prospective graduate applicants to campus in order to showcase the department, demystify the graduate application
process, and highlight participants' research experience. We especially encourage students from underrepresented minority groups and those inhabiting other axes of underrepresentation in STEM to apply.

Please see <https://eeb.princeton.edu/graduate/eeb-scholars-program> for more
information and to apply. The application deadline is July 15, 2018. The
*EEB Scholars Program* is open to all prospective graduate students,
including rising juniors and seniors, as well as international applicants.
We particularly encourage students from developing nations to apply. Travel,
food, and lodging expenses will be covered by Princeton EEB.

Please direct any questions to EEBScholars@princeton.edu.

--
Amanda Savagian
PhD Candidate & EEB Scholars Coordinator
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University
savagian@princeton.edu

13 de junio de 2018

Becas de 4000 USD para estudiantes de ciencias del mar

To further our goals, MASNA offers the MASNA Student Scholarship program to help stimulate and promote the pursuit of marine science, in particular for topics that are current and relevant to the marine aquarium hobby.

This year there are two scholarships available; one $4,000 scholarship for
a college undergraduate student (incoming and current undergraduate
students) and one $4,000 scholarship for a college graduate student
(incoming and current graduate students).

The 2018 – 2019 MASNA Student scholarships are made possible by our
generous sponsors LiveAquaria.com, EcoTech Marine, and Two Little Fishies.

This is the 10th year for the MASNA Student Scholarship Program. In total,
the MASNA Student Scholarship program has contributed $56,000 to college
students who have significantly impacted the marine aquarium hobby.

*For information on eligibility criteria and application instructions,
please visit the MASNA Student Scholarship webpage at*
masna.org/masna-programs/scholarship-program/
<http://masna.org/masna-programs/scholarship-program/>

The 2018 – 2019 MASNA Student Scholarships will be publicly awarded to the
recipients at the 30th annual Marine Aquarium Conference of North America
(MACNA) in Las Vegas, Nevada, on September 7-9, 2018. Funding is available
to assist each recipient in attending MACNA.

If the applicants have any questions, please refer to the FAQ section of
the MASNA Scholarship webpage. If the applicants cannot find the answers
they are seeking there, they can direct their questions about the MASNA
Student Scholarships to the scholarship committee chair at
Scholarship@MASNA.org.

*The deadline for submission is June 15, 2018, by midnight of the
submitting applicant’s time zone.*

Additional information about MASNA can be found here: masna.org/aboutus
<http://www.masna.org/aboutus>
Additional information about MACNA 2018 can be found here: macna.org

*About MASNA:*
MASNA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization composed of marine aquarium
societies, individual hobbyists, and industry partners from North America
and abroad, totaling several thousand individuals.

MASNA’s goals are to:

- *Educate* our members with online and published material, the MACNA
conference, and other sanctioned events.
- *Assist* in forming and promoting the growth of clubs within the hobby
while ensuring a sustainable future for the marine environment.
- *Support* the efforts to eliminate abuses in collecting and
transporting marine organisms through education, assistance, and
encouragement.
- *Encourage* the ethical growth of the marine aquarium hobby and
support captive breeding/propagation efforts.

*Thank you to the 2018-2019 MASNA Student Scholarship Program Sponsors!*

12 de junio de 2018

Voluntariado remunerado en un ignoto atolón hawaiano

Closes Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Description: The State of Hawai'i’s Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) is seeking volunteers for work at Kure Atoll Wildlife Sanctuary in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Kure Atoll is a part of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument (PMNM), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is located 1,400 miles northwest of O'ahu. Kure Atoll occupies a unique position referred to as the “Darwin Point”, which is the northern extent of coral reef development and the atoll is estimated to be 29.8 million years old. Kure is an important breeding site for wildlife, including several rare and endangered species. Eighteen species of seabirds nest on Kure including Black-footed albatross (Phoebastria nigripes) and Christmas shearwaters (Puffinus nativitatus). The endangered Laysan teal (Anas laysanensis) was recently introduced to Kure. Currently native plant species are outnumbered by non-native and invasive plant species. DLNR is committed to eradicating the invasive plant Golden crown-beard (Verbesina encelioides) from the atoll. Invasive plants are a significant management concern because they displace native plant habitat and nesting areas, and may entrap wildlife in a dense vegetative mass. Native plants are an integral resource for nesting habitat and dune stabilization. This position is a unique opportunity to protect and recover important habitat while living in an intact wildlife sanctuary!

Kure Atoll is an extremely remote work location. Transportation to/from Kure Atoll is by ship and is infrequent. The ability to live and work in close quarters with a small group of people for an extended period of time is of the utmost importance. The seasonal field teams consist of 6 to 8 people. Due to limited transportation, there are only 2 field seasons per year (approximately 6 months each). Contact on Kure is limited to text only e-mail (no pictures or attachments) through the field station’s satellite phone. There is no Internet or cell phone service available.

Strict Quarantine: Biosecurity protocols are in place to prevent further introduction of alien species. This quarantine requires that all “soft” items (clothing, shoes, straps, etc.) must be purchased new and frozen for 48 hours prior to departure to Kure Atoll. All “hard” items (cameras, electronics, musical instruments, etc.) must be inspected thoroughly and may need to be frozen or fumigated prior to departure.

Primary responsibilities include: invasive plant removal (manual and chemical), Big-headed ant monitoring, Laysan teal monitoring, native plant propagation and out-planting, vegetation surveys, seabird and shorebird surveys, Hawaiian monk seal monitoring, marine debris removal, data collection and entry, weekly meetings. Additionally, all personnel will help with regular camp upkeep and chores outside of regular work hours.

**Although the work load is diverse, most of the hours are dedicated to invasive plant removal (75-80%)**

Desired Skills/Experience: invasive species management, plant identification, Hawaiian plant propagation and out-planting, avian reproductive monitoring and identification, binocular/spotting scope use, data management, familiarity with Excel and ArcGIS, GPS use. Other useful skills include carpentry, boating, and maintenance.

Requirements: strong interpersonal skills, excellent physical and mental health, able to walk 10 miles per day with a 40lb pack over uneven terrain, lift 50 lbs., work for long hours in uncomfortable and/or unpredictable weather, bend or stoop for long periods of time, able to swim, 20/20 color vision or correctable lenses. Must be comfortable with use of pesticides.

Personnel can expect to work 40+ hrs/wk. Although most weeks are Monday-Friday, work hours are project dependent and may include early mornings, evenings, and weekends. DLNR/ DOFAW will provide transportation between Honolulu and Kure Atoll. Travel dates are subject to change. Lodging and food while on Kure and in transit between Honolulu and Kure are provided. Most field clothes and gear are provided. Applicant must supply all other transportation, housing, and personal items.

Please send resume, cover letter, and three references to Andrew Sullivan-Haskins: kureatoll@gmail.com

11 de junio de 2018

Bycatch Project Manager, BirdLife International Marine Programme

Application deadline:
Sunday, 17. June 2018 - 23:45

Bycatch Project Manager, BirdLife International Marine Programme
• Location: Dakar, Senegal
• Full time: 40 hours per week
• Contract: Two-year fixed term contract
• Gross Salary: €36,000 pro rata per annum dependent on skills and experience, plus competitive 12% pension benefit

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people. Recognising the multiple threats affecting seabirds, BirdLife International established its International Marine Programme in 1997, now working in 120 countries and in waters beyond their national jurisdictions, known as the high seas.

The objective of the programme is to halt the decline of seabird populations. We work through (i) influencing marine policy where we advocate for the conservation of seabirds at national, regional and global levels by safeguarding sites and species and tackling the pressures on them; (ii) promoting conservation through sound science to stop seabird declines through collaborative action and research, particularly by working to protect and manage important marine sites for seabirds and other biodiversity; and (iii) tackling seabird bycatch a component where we work with fishermen, national experts and the scientific community to reduce seabird bycatch through testing and implementing solutions.

This exciting opportunity will see you, as a core staff member of BirdLife International’s Marine Programme team, undertake a wide range of duties to minimize seabird and turtle bycatch in West Africa.

In this role, you will be managing our bycatch project related to BirdLife International’s work with existing partners in West Africa, particularly in the PRCM Region (from Mauritania to Sierra Leone including Cabo Verde). In addition, you will lead the bycatch team, primarily to ensure the Bycatch Instructors achieve their requisite sea time and other duties.

Due to funding requirements, the eligible candidate will be originally from one of the PRCM Countries – Mauritania, Senegal, Cabo Verde, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, The Gambia, or Sierra Leone.

The ideal candidate will have :
 A significant track record of project management, monitoring and report writing.
 Knowledge of West Africa environment in particular the PRCM countries.
 Experience organising meetings and workshops in international settings with a range of audiences.
 Understanding of seabird and turtle conservation needs and Ecosystem Approaches to Fisheries, particularly within the geographical scope of the bycatch project.
 Ability to work comfortably in both French and English.
 Strong background on bycatch and fisheries management work will be an asset
 Good knowledge of marine capture fisheries and/or seabird and turtle bycatch.

A detailed job description can be found here.

Closing date: 17 June 2018
Applications should include:
 A covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position (maximum 1 page);
 A detailed CV with contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity.

Applications should be sent by email to: recruitment-west-africa@birdlife.org

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will be held on 25 June 2018.

10 de junio de 2018

Prácticas de veterinaria con mamíferos marinos en Países Bajos

VETERINARY DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP – SEALCENTRE PIETERBUREN

The Sealcentre Pieterburen, the Netherlands, has an exciting opportunity for two Veterinary Interns to work in our Veterinary and Seal Care Departments. Both positions last one year, one is scheduled to start in October 2018, and the other in April 2019. Previous marine mammal or wildlife experience is a plus. The Sealcentre’s Veterinary Department includes two veterinarians and two veterinary interns. We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic candidate who will join our team and will work closely in a team setting with staff and volunteers to assist with all aspects of veterinary care and husbandry of sick and injured seals. Other responsibilities include but are not limited to: daily care of animals, transport of live/dead marine animals, maintenance of daily nutritional and medical records, sampling for various research projects, and data entry. Additional duties and projects may be assigned by staff.

The interns are required to find their own transportation to Pieterburen and we provide housing (fully equipped), meals, and health insurance. These positions are unpaid. The interns should expect to be scheduled to cover a variety of shifts including weekdays, nights, weekends, and holidays. The ideal candidate should be mature and motivated, and possess a strong work ethic and excellent observational and communication skills (a fluent English level is required). Due to Visa requirements we are currently only able to accept applicants with a European passport.

The deadline for applications is July 31st 2018. Interested applicants should submit a copy of the CV, an intention letter, and two recommendation letters. Note that the application materials should be in English. Applications and questions should be submitted to vet@zeehondencentrum.nl indicating in the subject VETERINARY INTERN 2018/2019.

For more information about the Sealcentre Pieterburen visit www.zeehondencentrum.nl


Ana Rubio García
Head of the Veterinary & Research Department
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6 12 981154

Email: ana.rubiogarcia@zeehondencentrum.nl

Zeehondencentrum Pieterburen. Healthy sea, happy seal.

4 de junio de 2018

Ecotoxicólogo/Bioinformático en Alemania

Job offer ref #12-18011
The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) is a member of the Leibniz Association and is based in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. LOEWE Centre for Translational Biodiversity Genomics (LOEWE-TBG), https://tbg.senckenberg.de, is a joint venture of the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), Goethe-University Frankfurt, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen and Fraunhofer Institute for Molecular Biology and Applied Ecology IME aiming to intensify biodiversity genomics in basic and applied research. We will establish a new and taxonomically broad genome collection to study genomic and functional diversity across the tree of life and make genomic resources accessible for societal-demand driven applied research.


The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and the LOEWE-TBG invite applications for a

Evolutionary Biologist
Ecotoxicologist/Bioinformatician
(100%)


In this LOEWE-TBG project, we want to assess, how anthropogenic substances influence the mutation rate of metazoan organisms. Based on an existing genome-wide mutation rate test, we thus want to develop and introduce new ecotoxicological assessment methods that will be eventually internationally established within the ISO framework. Furthermore, the project will significantly increase our knowledge on the mutation process as such. It is planned to work with several ecotoxicological model species such as Chironomus riparius, Daphnia galeata, Eisenia fetida and Folsomia candida.


Your tasks:

• Performing, respectively coordinating ecotoxicological experiments with partners
• Improving existing bioinformatics workflow
• Analysing individual reseq data
• Publishing the results

Your profile:

• Population genomic experience with individual resequencing data (mapping to reference genome, genotype calling, awareness of data quality issues etc.)
• Experience with ecological/ecotoxicological experiments
• Programming and/or scripting experience to adjust/improve existing bioinformatic pipelines
• Ability to work in close collaboration with several partners
• Excellent communication skills



What is awaiting you?

• An interesting task in a dynamic team of researchers in an internationally renowned research institution
• The opportunity to gain experience in the above-mentioned research field
• The occasion to build a network with scientists in interdisciplinary fields
• Gain experience in translational research with the opportunity to bring research into application
• Flexible working hours – annual special payment – company pension scheme – Senckenberg ID card for free entry in museums in Frankfurt – a holiday of 30 days/year

Salary and benefits are according to a full time public service position in Germany (TV-H E13). The contract should start on July 1st, 2018 and will be limited until
December 31st, 2021. The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung support equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The place of employment is in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.

How to apply

Please send your application, mentioning the reference of this job offer (ref. # 12-18011) before June 17th, 2018 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) and including a cover letter detailing research interests and experience, a detailed CV and a copy of your certification to:


Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main

E-Mail: recruiting@senckenberg.de

3 de junio de 2018

Oferta de doctorado en evolución (Francia)

Interested by the evolution of (a)sex, theory and genomics? A graduate position is available to work with Christoph Haag and Thomas Lenormand in CEFE
<https://www.cefe.cnrs.fr/fr/> in Montpellier.

Send application before June 25th 2018.
Details here: https://bit.ly/2IJyVMD

Montpellier is a beautiful city with a very strong research community
in evolutionary biology

Thomas Lenormand

CEFE <http://www.cefe.cnrs.fr/index.php/fr/>, campus CNRS
1919 route de Mende
34293 Montpellier

tel +33 (0)4 67 61 32 91
web page <http://www.cefe.cnrs.fr/index.php/fr/recherche/accueil-dpt-ecologie-evolutive/genetique-et-ecologie-evolutive/800-gge/gge-chercheurs/193-thomas-lenormand>

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