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20 de noviembre de 2017

Prácticas de conservación de aves (Wisconsin, USA)

The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is seeking to fill four Crane and Conservation Naturalist Intern positions in 2018.

ICF Background:
ICF is a leader in the conservation of the world's 15 crane species and is dedicated to providing experience, knowledge, and inspiration to involve people in resolving threats to cranes and the ecosystems vital to their long-term survival. Although ICF has projects all around the world the headquarters is located in Baraboo, WI one hour north of Madison, WI. ICF is open to the public every day from April 15th to October 31st each year and all of the world’s 15 crane species are on live-display at our facility. For more information, please visit our website at www.savingcranes.org

Description:
ICF Crane and Conservation Naturalist Interns will gain valuable hands-on experience working with the Conservation Education Department and will:


· Develop and lead daily interpretive tours at ICF for visiting schools, community organizations, private groups, and the general public.

· Assist in the completion of one or several projects related to the goals, work plan, and objectives of the ICF Conservation Education Department (e.g. help design and develop self-guided written or audio media; write, film and edit short films about ICF’s work; create, test, and evaluate interpretive programs; design interpretive wayside panels; assist in managing ICF’s volunteer program; organize and implement on-site events; or research policy related projects and initiatives, etc.)

· Plan, organize, market and execute one or more onsite events (Mother’s Day, Whooping Crane Day, Cranes of the World Festival, Good Neighbor Day).

· Provide outreach programs for local schools, civic groups, housing facilities, parks and festivals.

· Interact and assist with the sale of admission tickets, gift shop merchandise, annual memberships, and overall ICF site orientation on a daily basis.

· Conduct duties associated with opening/closing the visitor center, exhibits, and gift shop on a daily basis.

· Achieve experience planning, designing, and evaluating interpretive programs and written materials.

· Learn about ICF project initiatives related to crane ecology, behavior, and husbandry; field conservation and ecology; and ecosystem restoration techniques and processes.

· Have the opportunity to volunteer with other departments and participate in job shadow experiences at ICF.

· Meet and work with a variety of international colleagues and professional staff at ICF.





ICF’s Crane and Conservation Naturalist Internship begins February 28th, 2018 and runs through November 16th, 2018. A taxable $565/month stipend and comfortable on-site housing accommodations are provided at no charge. Applicants should be prepared to live in a co-ed communal living situation and be able to work outdoors everyday in all weather conditions found in Wisconsin. Naturalist interns will work weekends and will have two consecutive days off during the work week. The ICF campus is set in a rural Wisconsin setting at the edge of Wisconsin’s beautiful Driftless area and is adjacent to state parks and many nature oriented activity areas. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the time they apply. Candidates without a work visa must obtain one before they will be considered for an internship. ICF is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Qualifications:
B.A. or B.S. preferred. Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply, however studies relating to wildlife conservation, education, or biology are preferred. The applicant should have exceptional customer service, proficient public speaking skills and a strong desire to teach diverse audiences in a non-formal setting. Candidates should demonstrate an interest/background in the fields of interpretation, environmental education, conservation biology, ornithology, education, digital marketing, graphic design, film/documentary production, and other related fields.



Application Procedure:
Applicants should send a one page cover letter, resume (no more than two pages), and contact information for three references to:



icfinternships@savingcranes.org Please put Interpretive Program in the subject line
Attn: Andy Bingle, Interpretive Program Manager
Phone: 608-356-9462 ext.108



Positions are open until filled. Job opening closes January 15th.

19 de noviembre de 2017

Postdoc sobre efectos de cambio climático en peces (Australia)

*ARC Research Associate (post-doc)*

*Job no: 497658*

*Work type: Fixed term - Full-time*

*Location: Adelaide*

*Categories: Faculty of Sciences, Level A*

* *Prestigious international university*
* *Research Associate*
* *Modelling climate change effects on Australian fish and fisheries
species*

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated
leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

The Faculty of Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of
Adelaide. As the first university in Australia to grant degrees in
science (1882), science has long been at the cornerstone of the
institution and this continues today.

The School of Biological Sciences is one of four schools in the Faculty
of Sciences. Located at the University's North Terrace campus, the
school consists of approximately 600 people including research, teaching
and professional staff, and students in honours and research. The school
was formed in 2015 to coordinate and consolidate the University's
cutting edge and world-class research and teaching in Ecology &
Environmental Science; Genetics & Evolution; and Molecular & Cellular
Biology.

_Funding has been obtained from the Australian Research Council for a
multi-year project studying the effects of climate-driven range
extensions of tropical coral reef fishes on temperate Australian coastal
ecosystems. We are seeking a Research Associate with excellent
quantitative skills to analyse a long-term fish population dataset using
coupled niche-population models._

The project is a collaborative project between the University of
Adelaide, University of Technology Sydney, the University of the
Sunshine Coast, and Flinders University. The School of Biological
Sciences has strong expertise across the disciplines of marine ecology
and global change biology. Successful candidates will join a dynamic
group of students and academics working on climate change at the School
and interact significantly with the project’s chief investigators.

*Salary*: Level A; $83,307-$89,425 per annum.

*Superannuation*: An employer contribution of 9.5% applies

*Term of position*: This fixed-term contract is available February 2018
to December 2019

*Position requirements*

To be successful you should have:

1. A PhD with developed experience in numerical analysis and various
modelling techniques.

2. Demonstrated experience and proficiency in programing language, this
should at least include R, but familiarity with MatLab, Python, C or
similar is also preferred.

3. Demonstrated ability to publish in high-impact scientific journals,
and present research at international conferences. You should be fluent
in English, and have a range of scientific articles as first author in
high-impact journals (indexed in Web of Science).

4. Strong written and oral communication skills in English with the
ability to liaise, collaborate and interact with a wide range of
national and international scientific researchers.

5. Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

6. Demonstrated experience in ecological research, in particular related
to climate change and population dynamics.

7. Capacity to meet deadlines and complete manuscripts in a timely manner.

8. Ability to use initiative to solve problem in non-routine situations.

Additional desired criteria are:

9. A keen interest in marine ecology, climate ecology, species
biogeography and population dynamics.

10. Knowledge of Australian marine ecosystems and species.

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria
within the online application
(_http://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/497658/arc-research-associate_).
This should include CV, list of publications and a list of 3 potential
referees. If you have any queries regarding this position, please
contact Prof. Ivan Nagelkerken:

Email – ivan.nagelkerken@adelaide.edu.au
http://researchers.adelaide.edu.au/profile/ivan.nagelkerken

Please note if the position description/selection criteria link is not
appearing, you will need to view on another device.

*Closing date: 10 December 2017*

*/The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity
employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet
the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply./*

--
most recent papers:
Ocean life breaking rules by building shells in acidic extremes. Curr Biol (http://www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822(17)31097-7)
Impacts of near-future ocean acidification and warming on the shell mechanical and geochemical properties of gastropods from intertidal to subtidal zones. Env Sci Tech (http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.7b02359)
Species Interactions Drive Fish Biodiversity Loss in a High-CO2 World. Curr Biol (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S096098221730725X)
Boosted food web productivity through ocean acidification collapses under warming. Glob Change Biol (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.13699/abstract)


Prof. Ivan Nagelkerken

Southern Seas Ecology Laboratories, Darling Building, DX 650 418
School of Biological Sciences, The University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA 5005, Australia

18 de noviembre de 2017

Dos doctorados en neuro y bio molecular (Alemania)

The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) investigates the causes of diseases of the nervous system and develops strategies for prevention, treatment and care. It is an institution within the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers with nine sites across Germany (Berlin, Bonn, Dresden, Göttingen, Magdeburg, Munich, Rostock/Greifswald, Tübingen and Witten). The DZNE cooperates closely with universities, their clinics and other research facilities.

The DZNE in Bonn offers two positions as

PhD student (f/m) - Code 1514/2017/11

within Dr. Daniele Bano and Prof. Paolo Salomoni research groups.

Description: The groups of Dr. Daniele Bano and Prof. Paolo Salomoni study the interplay between epigenetic plasticity, mitochondrial function and metabolism in aging and brain pathophysiology. Dr. Bano’s group has previously elucidated novel mitochondria-dependent molecular cascades that contribute to cell death and neuronal dysfunction (Sendoel A. et al, 2014; Gioran A. et al, 2014; Meyer K. et al, 2015). Moreover, we have recently demonstrated the relevance of replication-independent histone H3.3 variant in controlling the epigenetic landscape that promotes pro-survival signaling pathways (Piazzesi A. et al, 2016) and in regulation of activity-dependent transcription in neurons (Michod D. et al, 2012). Prof. Salomoni’s group has recently shown that a brain-cancer associated mutation in the same histone variant disrupts brain development and promotes high-grade glioma in mice (Pathania M. et al, in press). We are interested in identifying molecular mechanisms that regulate nucleosome plasticity and may contribute to neurodegenerative processes during aging. In this regard, we offer the following two jointly supervised projects:

1) Role of the SWI/SNF complex in the nervous system. Using an array of single and double knockout mice, we have elucidated the unique biological role of the BCL7A-containing SWI/SNF/BAF complex in the epigenetic maintenance of neuronal function (Wischhof L. et al, ms under revision; Wischhof L. et al, ms submitted). We will test the contribution of the SWI/SNF complex in age-related metabolic dysfunction and whether metabolic insults accelerate neurodegenerative processes in mice with aberrant nucleosome plasticity.

2) H3.3 and its chaperones in the nervous system. This work will build on our previous studies on H3.3 in nematode lifespan regulation, and will specifically explore how H3.3 loading is regulated downstream to pro-longevity signaling pathways and what is its contribution to chromatin and transcriptional plasticity using mouse as a model system.

Your profile: We are looking for a highly motivated and science-driven person with a recent M.sc. degree or equivalent qualification; a background in neuroscience or related areas of biology (e.g., neurobiology, molecular biology, (epi)-genetics or behavioral neuroscience); solid hands-on experience in laboratory animal experimentation (e.g. mouse colony management, handling, perfusion and in-vivo experiments (FELASA B level) or molecular biology (e.g. protein/RNA extraction, western blotting, PCR); good communication skills and the ability for teamwork. Additional expertise in the following areas would be a plus: histology: tissue preparation, staining (histochemistry, immunofluorescence); confocal and STED microscopy and imaging analysis; in-vitro cell culture models (especially iPSC).

We offer:

An interesting and challenging research structure that works on the future topics of health research
An international environment characterized by a strong focus on science and research
A high potential for the individual development of our employees
Targeted personnel development
The position is available starting from 8th January 2018 for 3 years
Employment, payment and social benefits are consistent with those at other research institutes

You will obtain special skills and knowledge for your scientific qualification during your activities at DZNE. The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It especially welcomes and encourages disabled individuals to apply.

Interested candidates should send their application including a CV and references via the following link:

jobs.dzne.de/en/jobs/97/form

17 de noviembre de 2017

Voluntariado remunerado en conservacion de aves en Malta


Oportunidad de voluntariado con todos los gastos pagados muy interesante para personas interesadas en la conservación de las aves y la protección del medio ambiente en Malta.

El projecto tiene una duración de 12 meses empezando el 1 de Febrero 2018. Cada mes tienes 2,5 días de vacaciones, por lo que tendrías durante esos meses derecho a un mes de vacaciones.
En total hay 14 plazas, algunas ya están cubiertas, en las siguientes areas:
4 conservación
3 educación
2 comunicación
2 reserva natural
1 finanzas
1 IT
1 administración

Este proyecto esta co-financiado con fondos europeos, bajo el programa Erasmus+ y en concreto el Servicio de Voluntariado Europeo (SVE). Se cubren los siguientes gastos:
- Transporte con un límite máximo, en el caso de este proyecto serían 275 euros, es decir si te gastas en el billete de avión más de 275 euros sólo se te cubriría 275 y el resto lo tendrías que poner tu.
- El alojamiento puede ser o bien en una casa que tienen en el norte de la isla muy cerca al centro o en una familia de acogida.
- Están cubiertos todos los gastos de electricidad, agua, gas e internet.
- 300 euros al mes
- Seguro de accidentes con CIGNA
- Formación del SVE
- Curso de inglés online (Plataforma OLS)

Hay que mandar una formulario (os lo enviaríamos) y un CV en ingles antes del 26 de noviembre. Se lo mandaríamos a la asociación de Malta y ellos os harían una entrevista telefónica o via Skype. Antes de navidades sabríais si os han aceptado.
Si te interesa escríbenos a evs@all2help.org
http://www.all2help.org/portfolio-items/sve-en-malta-birdlife-inicio-febrero-2018-12-meses/?portfolioCats=12%2C15%2C16

16 de noviembre de 2017

Graduate position opportunities in Ecological Genomics (Indiana, USA)

Graduate position opportunities in Ecological Genomics

We are looking for motivated students interested in behavioral evolutionary, and ecological genomics to join our laboratory at Indiana State University (ISU). These graduate positions are part of a new interdisciplinary initiative at ISU, The Center for Genomic Advocacy (TCGA), which is focused on the application of genomic technology to the betterment of society. TCGA is developing a state-of-the-art next generation sequencing facility, which is being used to provide hands-on experience for students as well as string infrastructure for modern genomic studies.

Graduate research will be expected to combine traditional behavioral ecology studies with next-generation sequencing technology to examine the evolution of polymorphism in the white-throated sparrow. Student will conduct extensive laboratory work as well as participate in field based data collection during the breeding season. This species exhibits a clear link between phenotype and genotype, making it an ideal system in which to pinpoint the determinants of complex sexual and parental behavior. We have amassed 29 years of detailed data on this species making it possible to identify the genetic, epigenetic, and environmental bases of behavior. Morphs of the white-throated sparrow provide a unique opportunity to study intraspecific genomic differences, which have resulted from two separate, yet linked evolutionary trajectories. Such results can transform our understanding of the evolution of genomes.

To apply, please send a letter of intent and curriculum by January 15, 2018. The subject of the email should mention: WTSP project Graduate Position.

For more information about the positions, please feel free to contact Dr. Rusty A. Gonser (rusty.gonser@indstate.edu), at the Center for Genomics Advocacy (TCGA), Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN 47809.


For more information about the lab, TCGA, the department, and the university, see:

http://www.indstate.edu/biology/

http://www.indstate.edu/

https://www.indstate.edu/cgps/graduate

https://www.indstate.edu/cas/TCGA




Dr. Rusty A. Gonser

Professor, Department of biology

Director of the Center for Genomic Advocacy (TCGA)

Indiana State University

Terre Haute, IN 47809




Phone: 812.234.9220



Email : rusty.gonser@indstate.edu

Grackle Research Technician position open - apply by 29 Nov



RECRUITMENT PERIOD
Open date: November 15th, 2017
Next review date: November 29th, 2017
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: January 31st, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

DESCRIPTION

The Institute for Social Behavioral and Economic Research at the University of California, Santa Barbara is recruiting for a Junior Specialist to support the Grackle Project’s long-term research on how behavioral flexibility relates to invasion. The Junior Specialist will help manage a great-tailed grackle cognition field site located in Tempe, Arizona. The successful candidate will trap grackles to color-band as much of the population as possible, conduct focal follows in the wild to document foraging innovations, track nestling success to measure the fitness of tested birds, conduct comparative cognition tests in aviaries and in the wild, supervise student assistants, and contribute to publications that will be published in 100% open access journals at ethical publishers.

This is a two year research project funded by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. The position is appointed for one year with the possibility of an additional one year appointment depending on performance.

Duties
Contribute to the implementation of behavioral experiments in accordance with the project’s research goals while making the best use of open research practices.
Trap grackles in the wild and process them (i.e., band, collect blood and process it in the lab, and collect biometric measurements) to individually mark birds for study in the wild and in aviaries and to gather data that we will relate with their cognitive performance. Release most grackles and bring some temporarily into aviaries for behavioral tests. Must be able to conduct this work at irregular hours (e.g., at dawn) to maximize trapping success.
During the non-breeding season, conduct behavioral experiments on grackles in aviaries and in the wild, follow detailed data collection protocols, and enter data daily. Communicate effectively with the postdoctoral scholar, project collaborators, and students who will assist the research. Carry out animal husbandry activities including feeding, cleaning, and health checks to ensure the birds have unlimited and constant access to water and are fed the appropriate food during testing and non-testing times. Identify aviary issues as they arise and work with the Animal Care Team to resolve them.
During the breeding season, fewer experiments will be conducted and more time will be spent collecting behavioral data on wild grackles using focal follow protocols to understand whether they have a dominance hierarchy, obtain their social network, and document which foraging innovations are used by which birds.
Communicate research progress effectively with the postdoc and project collaborators for review purposes.
Promote awareness of research activities in comparative cognition and evolutionary biology among groups that are traditionally underrepresented in science.

Basic Qualifications
BS degree in biology or related field.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience conducting supervised research.
Effective communicator, including proven ability to work cooperatively in a team while also being able to take initiative and work independently, and communicate with the public.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, including proven ability to carry out detailed field protocols and carefully record the data.
Demonstrated ability to work outdoors for long hours in extreme weather (e.g., hot and dry summer) and walk sometimes extensively to follow the birds.
Demonstrate the potential to be a strong role model for groups that are traditionally underrepresented in the sciences.
Experience banding birds, collecting biometrics, collecting behavioral data, or nest searching.
Willingness to learn about and engage in open research practices (e.g., publishing datasets and code, posting preprints, preregistering experiments, advocacy).
Candidate would benefit from this position in terms of their career goals (e.g., it is a longer term tech opportunity, or through gaining experience to pursue a PhD).

The work location is in Tempe, Arizona.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service.

For primary consideration, submit completed application including cover letter, updated CV, unofficial transcripts and contact information for at least three references by November 29, 2017. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

JOB LOCATION
Tempe, Arizona

REQUIREMENTS

DOCUMENTS
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Unofficial Transcripts

REFERENCES
3-5 references required (contact information only)
HOW TO APPLY

15 de noviembre de 2017

Oferta de doctorado sobre modelización de resistencia a antibióticos (Alemania)


PhD position, modeling antibiotic resistance

I am seeking a PhD student to work on mathematical models of plasmid-borne antibiotic resistance in my new group in the Department for Evolutionary Theory at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany.

Plasmids are extrachromosomal DNA elements that can be transmitted vertically or be transferred horizontally between cells. Clinically relevant antibiotic resistance is often encoded on plasmids rather than on the chromosome, which can lead to special evolutionary dynamics. The aim of the PhD project is to develop mathematical models for the evolution and spread of resistance on plasmids. On the mathematical side, the analysis will mainly be based on branching process theory, complemented by deterministic ODE systems and stochastic computer simulations.

Applicants should have a degree in mathematics, physics, biology, or another related field. A prerequisite is a keen interest both in mathematical modeling and in biological systems. Good quantitative skills are essential. Experience in mathematical modeling and knowledge of a programming language (C, C++, Java, R, Python…) is an advantage.

The PhD student will join a vibrant interdisciplinary institute with departments spanning evolutionary genetics, experimental evolution, evolutionary ecology, and theoretical biology. The Max Planck Institute provides an international working environment with an excellent infrastructure. With the close-by Universities of Lübeck and Kiel and the Kiel Evolution Center, it is embedded into a collaborative scientific community. The town of Plön is surrounded by lakes and close to the Baltic Sea, offering ample opportunity for outdoor activities. The cities of Kiel and Lübeck can be easily reached by train in 30 and 40 minutes, respectively.

The payment and benefits are according to a 50% position of the remuneration level 13 within the TVöD and the appointment is for 3 years. This corresponds to a typical German PhD salary, includes social benefits, and easily covers the costs of living.

Interested students should send their application (motivation letter, CV, copies of certificates, contact details of two references) by email to uecker@evolbio.mpg.de. Please use the code PhD2017 in the subject line.

The Max Planck Society is committed to employing more handicapped individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Application deadline is December 10, 2017. However, the position will remain open until filled by a qualified candidate.

Contact:
Dr. Hildegard Uecker
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
August-Thienemann-Strasse 2
24306 Plön
Germany
Email: uecker@evolbio.mpg.de

14 de noviembre de 2017

Oferta de doctorado estudiando comunicación en peces de arrecifes de coral

We are looking for a suitable candidate for a PhD project investigating 'Multimodal communication in a changing world', as part of this year's NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership. This interdisciplinary project will use alarm signalling in coral reef fish (i) to investigate the relative use of different sensory channels and (ii) to explore how this multimodal communication is affected by various global pollutants.

The lead supervisor is Prof. Andy Radford (http://www.bio.bris.ac.uk/research/behavior/Vocal_Communication/home.html) in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol (http://www.bristol.ac.uk/biology/). Co-supervision will be provided by Dr Steve Simpson (Biosciences, Univ. Exeter), Prof. Nick Roberts (Biological Sciences, University of Bristol), Dr Christos Ioannou (Biological Sciences, University of Bristol) and Dr Shelby Temple (Azul Optics).

More details about the project, eligibility requirements and how to apply are available at http://nercgw4plus.ac.uk/project/multimodal-communication-in-a-changing-world/.

Please feel free to get in touch with me if you would like any further information before applying.


Best wishes


Andy Radford


Professor of Behavioural Ecology

School of Biological Sciences

Life Sciences Building

24 Tyndall Avenue

Bristol

BS8 1TQ

0117-3941197

http://www.bio.bris.ac.uk/research/behavior/Vocal_Communication/home.html

13 de noviembre de 2017

Prácticas remuneradas en la Royal Society de Londres

We are currently hiring for our next Public Engagement Intern here at the Society.

The position is paid at the London Living Wage (now £10.20 p/h) and is for 6 months from January to July 2018. The successful candidate will work on a variety of projects across our team, including our support for researchers undertaking public engagement, a grant scheme for museums, and our book prizes.

Further information on the role and how to apply can be found on this page: https://careers-royalsociety.icims.com/jobs/1097/public-engagement-intern/job/.

If you have any questions about the position, please don’t hesitate to contact me.


Thanks and best wishes,

David

David Chapman
Assistant Public Engagement Manager



T +44 20 7451 2254


The Royal Society
6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London SW1Y 5AG
royalsociety.org

Registered Charity No 207043

12 de noviembre de 2017

Técnicos de campo ornitólogos (Florida, USA)

FLORIDA GRASSHOPPER SPARROW FIELD TECHNICIANS (3) – Nest Monitoring and Protection

Location: Three Lakes Wildlife Management Area, Kenansville, FL
Duration: 19 March-30 August 2018
Job Type: Seasonal
Application Deadline: 5 January (or until filled).

Job Description: Three experienced seasonal field technicians needed to conduct demographic research and nest protection of the critically endangered Florida grasshopper sparrow with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (19 March-30 August 2018). Technicians will assist with collection of important breeding season data on a rapidly declining population of endemic Florida grassland birds. These positions are an exciting opportunity to protect and conserve one of the rarest birds in the United States while contributing to a large-scale demographic research project. Florida’s dry prairie offers breathtaking grassland sunrises and frequent encounters with some of Florida’s finest wildlife.

Duties include: Conducting point count surveys, resighting color-banded individuals, collecting samples for disease analysis, banding nestlings, finding and monitoring grassland bird nests with nest cameras, protecting nests with predator deflection fencing, conducting behavioral observations, data entry and equipment maintenance. Pay is $13.00/hr (40hrs/week), with air-conditioned shared housing and 4x4 vehicles provided on site.

Qualifications: Preferred candidates should have extensive experience searching for and monitoring grassland bird nests. Previous experience trapping and banding passerines and resighting color-bands using a spotting scope is also desired. Tolerance for high temperatures and extreme humidity is essential, as is the ability to live happily in a rural setting and in close quarters with other field researchers. Applicant must have a valid U.S. driver's license and be authorized to work in the United States. Previous experience driving four-wheel drive trucks and ATVs in wet conditions is also preferred. Dedication, sensitivity, and attention to detail when working with a critically endangered bird is a must.



To Apply: If interested, please send a brief cover letter, CV and the contact information for three professional references to Dr. Erin Ragheb (Erin.Ragheb AT MyFWC.com). Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

11 de noviembre de 2017

M.S. student position: Diving physiology of northern elephant seals

M.S. student position: Diving physiology of northern elephant seals
Seeking a motivated student to begin graduate research (M.S.) at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories (MLML), a consortium of seven California State University campuses dedicated to excellence in Marine Science (https://www.mlml.calstate.edu/). The student will join a multi-institution team of researchers (MLML, Massachusetts General Hospital, National Marine Mammal Foundation, Cornell, Alaska Sea Life Center, UC Santa Cruz, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography) on a NSF-funded project to examine physiological plasticity in diving northern elephant seals. While the student will be based in the Vertebrate Ecology Lab at MLML (https://birdmam.mlml.calstate.edu/), she or he will work closely with some of the other P.I.’s.
The student will examine the relationship between fine-scale diving behavior and oxygen management strategies using a novel physiological biologger. The project will involve extensive lab, field, and computer work and long hours in the lab and field before and during field seasons. Students should have a background in physiology and research experience.
I am looking for a student with 1) good academic standing (>3.5/4.0 GPA and > 70 percentiles on the GREs), 2) relevant laboratory and/or programming experience, 3) relevant field experience (ideally with marine mammals, birds, or reptiles), and 4) the ability to work independently as well work well as part of a team.
Two years of NSF-funded tuition and stipend support are available for the selected student.
Interested candidates should email a cover letter with your research interests and experience, an updated CV, unofficial transcripts, and GRE scores (if available) to Dr. Gitte McDonald (gmcdonald@mlml.calstate.edu). Qualified candidates will be contacted to discuss the project and program further and encouraged to apply to the MS program (Due Feb 1, 2018). Emails with required attachments received before December 1, 2017 will receive first consideration, but the position will remain open until a student is selected.

10 de noviembre de 2017

PhD sobre inmunometabolismo en Alemania

The Institute for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine (IKL) located at the Medical Faculty of the Technische Universität (TU) Dresden is inviting applications from highly qualified candidates for PhD student positions. The TU Dresden belongs to the 11 German universities that were awarded “excellent†status in 2012. The biomedical campus of the TU Dresden provides an excellent and interactive research environment.

The IKL (head: Prof. Dr. T. Chavakis) has a strong research focus on innate immunity, inflammation, normal and malignant hematopoiesis and metabolism (PMID: 28846069; PMID: 28414311; PMID: 26424570; PMID: 24845056; PMID: 22447028). Pathologic alterations of cellular processes are studied in detail by using a variety of state-of-the-art in vitro and in vivo disease models. The PhD Student(s) will be in the lab of Prof. Chavakis. The overall aim of his/her research is to elucidate the crosstalk between inflammatory/immune and metabolic pathways at the cellular level in the emerging field of immunometabolism. The research program aims to understand the metabolic regulation of hematopoietic progenitor and innate immune cell function in the context of inflammatory disease as well as in the context of normal and malignant hematopoiesis. The PhD student(s) will work on in vitro culture systems and experimental murine animal models, focusing on the understanding of the metabolic net!
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We are looking for highly motivated candidates that have graduated in a life sciences subject and have a strong background in cell and molecular biology. Experience in cell culture, molecular biology techniques, protein biochemistry, handling experimental animals and flow cytometry will receive high consideration. We expect enthusiasm for life sciences, solid education, creativity and team-spirit.

The positions are available immediately. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualifications, candidates with disabilities will take precedence.

Please send your CV together with the names of 2 references via email to: triantafyllos.chavakis@uniklinikum-dresden.de and Ioannis.Mitroulis@uniklinikum-dresden.de

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