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17 de febrero de 2018

Beca de investigación en ciencias del mar (Madeira)


Bolsa de Investigação: ARDITI-OOM/2018/001

Job: Research fellowship: Applying new technologies and remote sensing for marine litter detection

Job/Fellowship Reference: ARDITI-OOM/2018/001

Main research field: Environmental science

Sub research field: Ecology

Job summary:


Within the scope of the project CleanAtlantic, ARDITI (Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação) is seeking a research fellow with a Master degree in Marine Sciences, Oceanography, Environmental Sciences (or other field of relevance) with training and/or expertise in remote detection, imagery analysis and GIS to contribute and assist in the development, optimization and implementation of monitoring and assessment protocols of marine litter (beached and floating) combining field sampling and aerial imagery collected from RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) platforms.


Job description:
Marine litter is a global concern affecting the oceans and the coast that impacts on marine organisms and ecosystems, threatens human health and safety, and causes economic losses and aesthetic problems.

Tackling marine litter demands a cross-sectorial and multilevel approach, involving public and private stakeholders as well as NGOs and society.

A number of international, EU, regional, MS and local initiatives have addressed/are tackling this global problem (e.g. MSFD, D10, OSPAR Regional Action Plans). However, consistent approaches to monitor, record, map and remove marine litter are needed and demand collaborative work and coordination.

The project CleanAtlantic: Tackling marine litter in the Atlantic Area, (EAPA_46/2016), financed by Intereg Atlantic Area, aims to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Atlantic Area by improving capabilities to monitor, prevent and remove (macro) marine litter. The project will also contribute to raise awareness and change attitudes among stakeholders and to improve marine litter managing systems.

Within the scope of this project, ARDITI (Agência Regional para o Desenvolvimento da Investigação, Tecnologia e Inovação) is seeking a research fellow with a Master degree in Marine Sciences, Oceanography, Environmental Sciences (or other field of relevance) with training and/or expertise in remote detection, imagery analysis and GIS to contribute and assist in the development, optimization and implementation of monitoring and assessment protocols of marine litter (beached and floating) combining field sampling and aerial imagery collected from RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) platforms. The main goal is to employ RPAS platforms (i.e. drones) to collect aerial imagery that may be used to detect and quantify beached and floating marine litter, optimize operations and analysis using field-sampling data as baseline of comparison.

The successful candidate is expected to join MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre R&D Unit in Madeira, part the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira (ARDITI-OOM), at Quinta do Lorde Marina, Caniçal, Madeira, between March and April (2018). The research team of MARE-Madeira, has broad interests and formal training in marine biology and ecology, marine biogeography and invasion biology and their research is focused primarily on marine benthic communities and how these are shaped by environmental conditions and anthropogenic pressure.

Admission Requirements

The ideal candidate will have a Master Degree in Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences (or other field of relevance to CleanAtlantic project and the execution of the work plan detailed below), as well as previous prior experience, including (but not exclusively):

Background and/or proven experience record in remote sensing and imagery analysis;
Background and/or proven experience record in GIS and GIS software;
Experience and knowledge in data management and statistics;
Demonstrated experience in operating RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) or UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles), including piloting and maintenance;
Demonstrated experience in marine and coastal field surveys and sampling techniques;
Demonstrated experience in marine biology and marine organism identification;
Demonstrated experience in Photogrammetry and relevant software tools;
Peer-reviewed publication track record
Prior work on marine litter;
Demonstrated ability to work independently
Fluent knowledge (spoken and written) of the English language.
Strong communication and collaboration skills.
Note: Applications will not be considered if candidates do not to meet Mandatory Requirements (in bold). Additional experience and/or training items listed will be valued and preferred.

Workplan

The selected fellow will assist in developing and participate in research activities (both in the field and in the lab) related to: characterizing and monitoring of floating and beached marine litter; optimized monitoring protocols employing RGB and multispectral imagery collected with RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) platforms; validating of a marine litter distribution and dispersal model; assessing how floating marine litter as a vector of introduction to marine non-indigenous species (NIS). Specifically, the fellows' work plan will include (but not exclusively):

To prepare and participate in land-based and boat-based field work and surveys focusing on marine litter monitoring and characterization;
Preparation and maintenance of electronic and technical equipment (such as, Drones, Photographic equipment, sampling nets);
To assist in the development and implementation of marine litter monitoring employing RPAS/drone(s);
Aerial imagery (RGB and multispectral) processing and analysis to detect and quantify marine litter;
To conduct and assist in the triage and sampling of marine litter (i.e. ML and associated fauna characterization);
ML and other relevant data compilation and GIS integration;
To participate in workshops, project meetings and other relevant and/or project related events;
To assist in the production and writing of technical and scientific reports within the scope of the project
Scientific guidance and workplace

The work will be coordinated by João Gama Monteiro (PhD) and João Canning-Clode (PhD) at the Madeira Unit of MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, in Quinta do Lorde Marina, Caniçal, Madeira Island (Portugal).

Duration

12 months, renewable up to 24 months

Salary

ARDITI fellowship stipend for a BI-Master (980€) is as determined by 'FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia' (http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en).

Evaluation criteria

The following evaluation criteria will be applied:
FS = Qualifications (QA) + Experience (EP) + Interview (IN)

FS - Final Score

- Sum of Qualifications, Experience and Interview scores (if applicable), to a maximum of 40 points

QA - Qualifications

- Maximum score of 10 points: Master Degree in field of relevance (e.g. Marine Biology, Ecology, Oceanography, Remote Sensing).

EP - Experience

- Maximum Score of 20 points as follows:


Background and/or proven experience record in remote sensing and imagery analysis; 3 Points
Background and/or proven experience record in GIS and GIS software; 3 Points
Experience and knowledge in data management and statistics; 3 Points
Demonstrated experience in operating RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System), including piloting and maintenance; 2 Points
Demonstrated experience in marine and coastal field surveys and sampling techniques; 2 Points
Demonstrated experience in marine biology and marine organism identification; 2 Points
Demonstrated experience in Photogrammetry and relevant software tools; 1 Point
Peer-reviewed publication track record 1 Point
Prior work on marine litter; 1 Point
Fluent knowledge (spoken and written) of the English language. 1 Point
Demonstrated ability to work independently 0,5 Point
Strong communication and collaboration skills. 0,5 Point
(note: Mandatory requirements in bold. Failure to meet such requirements are motif for exclusion. If there are no applications with mandatory requirements, the jury may decide to consider remaining applications).

IN - Interview

Top three candidates may be invited for an interview (in person or remotely) if QA + EP scoring has a maximum difference of 2 points or lower. Maximum score of 10 points.

Selection panel

João Monteiro (PhD)
João Canning-Clode (PhD)
Ignacio Gestoso (PhD)
Rui Calderia (PhD)
Application contents

Motivation Letter (emphasizing the candidate's adequacy to each evaluation criteria)
Curriculum Vitae
Degree certificate
Anouncement of the results

An email message with the result of the recruitment process will be sent to each applicant.

Application submission and deadline

Applications should be submitted by email to the following address: bolsas.projetos@arditi.pt. The specific reference ARDITI-OOM/2018/001 to the call must be indicated in the email subject.

Deadline for application: 23/02/2018, 17:00 (Lisbon/Madeira Island Time).

Notes:

The selection process will be based on the principle of non-discrimination in respect of gender, age, nationality, religion, racial group, or any other possible discriminatory issue. Selection will be made only based on merit and following the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers (Commission Recommendation, Brussels, 11.3.2005, 2005/251/EC) and the recommendations from the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA).
The deadline for application may be extended at any time without previous notice having in mind the requirements for the positions under this call.


Vacant posts: 1
Type of contract: Other
Job country: Portugal
Job city: Madeira
Job company/institute: Oceanic Observatory of Madeira - ARDITI

16 de febrero de 2018

Prácticas en política científica (USA)

We’re pleased to announce that applications are open for the Duke Science Policy Summer Institute!

This writing-intensive 10-week program at Duke University (May 29 – August 3, 2018) will give participants a grounding in how to read, write, and understand science policy.

During our 4-week curriculum, participants will learn the basics of Science Communication, U.S. Civics, Finance & U.S. Markets, Writing for a Policy Audience (Briefs, Memos & Analyses), and Professional Ethics in Science Policy. Over the four weeks, participants will also gain hands-on experience by writing and publishing policy briefs, drafting proposed legislation, and meeting with members of the North Carolina legislature.

The optional 6-week practicum extension to the program will allow participants to create policy portfolios by working in the SciPol office to produce policy briefs, memos and legislation for local and national clients at the nexus of science and policy.

The program fee is $1,500 and includes all books and course materials, but does not include housing, meals, or travel to North Carolina. Scholarships are available on a need-based, limited basis, but participants are encouraged to seek external sponsorship & support. For details, email scipol@duke.edu

To learn more, visit: www.scipolsummer.org and to apply now (Priority Deadline: March 1st, 2018), download an application from: https://goo.gl/RJxjsn.

15 de febrero de 2018

Postdoc en cáncer (Barcelona)

Se busca un investigador/a postdoctoral para solicitar un contrato Sara Borrell del ISCIII asociado al grupo de Oncogénesis y Antitumorales del IIB-Sant Pau (IP:Ramon Mangues). La línea de investigación del proyecto se centrará en el estudio del papel del receptor CXCR4 en Leucemia Mieloide Aguda y la evaluación de nuevos nanoconjugados dirigidos para el tratamiento de esta neoplasia.

Se requiere:
- Doctorado obtenido después del 01/01/2014.
- Un mínimo de 3 publicaciones como primer autor.
- Conocimientos demostrables en técnicas de biología molecular y celular.
- Experiencia en manipulación de animales, preferiblemente con ratones inmunodeprimidos.
- Titulación oficial como "Personal Investigador Usuario de Animales para Experimentación".

Los candidatos deben enviar una carta de presentación y el CV con el nombre y contacto de mínimo dos referencias a la Dra. Isolda Casanova (icasanova@santpau.cat). La fecha límite de presentación es el 25 de Febrero de 2018.

14 de febrero de 2018

Técnico de campo en California

Biological Field Technican-California
Agency Western EcoSystems Technology,Inc Location Blythe, CA Job Category Temporary/Seasonal Positions Salary $19-21/ per hour DOE Start Date 02/26/2018 Last Date to Apply 02/26/2018 Website http://www.west-inc.com Description Western EcoSystems Technology, Inc. (WEST), a dynamic medium size consulting firm with offices across the United States, is looking for a temporary Biological Field Technician. 

Since 1990, WEST has grown to be one of the premier environmental and statistical consulting firms in the United States. WEST has a permanent core of professionals with broad experience in basic and applied ecological studies and the sophisticated analysis of natural resource data. Job Description: (temporary position): WEST has an opening for a Biological Technician in Blythe, California. The primary duty is to conduct fatality monitoring at solar facilities. Applicants must have sufficient and demonstratable experience identifying birds and working in the southwest. A degree in biology and formal Ornithology class is preferred. Candidates with prior experience conducting fatality monitoring will be given preference. All applicants must receive approval from State and Federal agencies before starting work. Work requires bird identification skills, the ability to follow protocols, and clear data collection. The applicant must be able to perform walking and driving surveys in desert heat. Field conditions will be desert habitat where extreme temperatures regularly occur. Additional data entry tasks may be required. Must be able to work independently and interact positively with project managers, clients, site personnel, and other technicians. Depending upon skills of the applicant, position may include additional opportunities. Strong work effort is required. Work is typically 30-40 hours per week, overtime paid when applicable. The position begins on February 26, 2018 and continues through May 31, 2018 Compensation: $19-21/ per hour DOE Housing in Blythe, CA This is a general description of the functions for this position and is not inclusive of the duties which may be associated with this position. Qualifications Applicants will be required to provide personal field gear, including steel or composite-toe boots, clothing, water/food, and binoculars. Those applying MUST possess the following: • bird identification skills and/or other avian project experience o Demonstrate on resume • excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and flexibility in work location and schedule • ability to answer question and discuss collected data • willingness to take on additional tasks as needed Successful candidates must be able to pass a background check; a pre-employment drug screen; and a DMV records check that meets WEST’s minimum criteria to operate a motor vehicle on behalf of the company. A valid driver’s license will be required. Candidates must adhere to all health and safety requirements. WEST is an employee owned organization with a tradition of professional integrity dedicated to a family atmosphere and a diverse workforce. Key Benefits: • Competitive salary • Comprehensive Medical (if working 30 or more hours a week) • Sep IRA (100% employer contributions) • Scheduling Flexibility WEST provides equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Further, WEST takes affirmative action to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly, and without discrimination, for recruitment, selection, advancement and every other term and privilege associated with employment. To Apply: Please visit the WEST, Inc. Careers Page. Contact Person Human Resources Contact Phone 3076341756 Contact eMail humanresources@west-inc.com

13 de febrero de 2018

Voluntariado con aves en Australia

Volunteer field assistants are needed from ~ May 10, 2018 – Aug 20, 2018 (dates are flexible) for a study of the social and non-breeding behavior and the evolution of sexual signals in the red-backed fairy-wren in Queensland, Australia. Research will focus on continuing a long-term monitoring project and conducting behavioral studies managed by graduate students from Tulane University and Cornell University (additional information athttp://karubian.tulane.edu and www.nbb.cornell.edu/neurobio/websterlab/index.html and www.josephwelklin.com).

Research focuses on the role social environment plays in sexual selection through studies of social interactions, circulating carotenoids, and plumage phenotype. Field assistants will be expected to assist in monitoring social behavior including aggressive and courtship behavior, capturing, bleeding and banding red-backed fairy-wrens, mapping territories, and data entry. Previous experience with mist-netting and bleeding passerines is preferred but not required.

Mornings can be cold (high 30’s Fahrenheit), and depending on the year, ticks may be quite common, but sun is plentiful and afternoons are quite pleasant, often peaking around 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit. Applicants must be friendly, able to hike rough areas off-trail, be willing to stay hydrated, and most importantly maintain a positive and energetic attitude despite long hours. Work schedules and duties will vary, so flexibility is a must, though we generally work six days a week, 8-10 hours a day.

Accommodation is shared with six undergraduate students from Cornell, Tulane, and William and Mary who will be conducting independent research projects on the fairy-wrens. Opportunities to help out with and advise on these projects will be available if desired.

Assistants will enjoy fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities (Wallabies, platypus, koalas, kookaburra, etc.), proximity to Queensland rainforest and the surrounding area of Brisbane. Food and housing will be provided, however, assistants will need to provide their own airfare to and from Australia. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled and interviews will likely begin around late February/Early March.

To apply, please send a cover letter detailing interests and previous experience as well as dates of availability, CV/Resume, and a list of 3 references to the Cornell/Tulane Fairy-wren Research Team (EM: cornellfairywrens AT gmail.com). Please feel free to enquire with any questions pertinent to the application process or about the project in general.

12 de febrero de 2018

Volunteer field assistants to work with European Turtle Dove (Spain)

We are looking for two enthusiastic volunteers to work with turtle dove for three/four months in Spain. Needed for spring/summer 2018 (From May to July-August).

Turtle dove is a species with a strong decline during the last years and whose conservation presents a challenge due to their situation (It is a hunted species in some countries, and their decline is probably due to a set of several causes). Our study will try to determinate breeding productivity, using VHF transmitters to locate nests and monitoring those during the breeding season. Fieldwork will consist in: carrying out census of singing males, providing food close to nesting areas, trapping birds in feeding places, banding captured animals, and attaching transmitters to some of them, monitoring marked individuals, following nests (including through the use of nest cameras in some nests).

Field assistants will work full time, 5 days a week, with two weekly days off, with a variable schedule that includes long days of fieldwork. Applicants should enjoy working independently with a high level of responsibility in fieldwork. Preference will be given to applicants with radiotracking experience, catching and banding birds. Conversational Spanish ability is strongly preferred for this position.

We provide house and basic food expenses. Transportation is not provided, highly recommend to have own car if you want to visit the surrounds (although car not necessary for fieldwork). The field work will be carried out in Castilla La Mancha, in an isolated place near to Cabañeros national park (Mediterranean forest), in a region without big cities. If you are an urban person, this work is not for you but if you like birdwatching, hiking and living in nature, this position is for you!

To apply, send: 1) cover letter explaining your motivation and suitability to work on this project, 2) Curriculum vitae, and 3) email and phone numbers of at least one reference before the end of February, to Lara Moreno (PhD student), lara.moreno@uclm.es.

Institute for Game and Wildlife Research

Asistente de investigación en ornitología (Hungría)

Research Assistant Position

University of Debrecen, Hungary

ELVONAL (cutting edge) – Breeding system evolution in shorebirds

The Hungarian government recently opened up a new funding stream to support cutting edge research across all scientific fields (Nature 551: 425), and our team was one of the 12 winners. This will be a 5-year project focusing on testing key hypotheses of breeding system evolution through the use of genomic, immunological, and demographic approaches. The project focuses on shorebirds (i.e., plovers, sandpipers, and allies) that exhibit an unusual diversity of mating systems and parental care (see references).

This job offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an ambitious research assictant who wants to combine fieldwork with coordinating practical aspects of field research across numerous field sites. The main tasks of the Research Assistant are to carry out field studies in Madagascar, Cape Verde, Mexio, Russia or China, possibly in other countries, and coordinate practical aspect of the field projects that include securing permits, ensuring standardized data collection, availablity of research tools and equioment. We seek candidates with experience in behavioural ecology and field biology preferable with birds. Excellent communication skills and database handling are essential.

This is a full-time position and the salary will be above the normal Hungarian level (up to 1200 EUR, depending on experience). Note that the cost of living in Hungary is substantially less than in the US or in Western Europe. This position is available for 3 years (subject to probation period) with the possibility of extension for the duration of the ELVONAL project (5 years). See further specifications below.

Application deadline is 28 February 2018. The application should include a (1) max two pages cover letter, (2) CV with list of publications, and (3) the name and contact details of three refereespreferably from research, academia or conservation. The applications should be emailed to Ms Emese Kapczar kapczar.emese@science.unideb.hu Interviews will be in early March and the position is available from 1 April 2018. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially welcome.

Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary and has a lively university community. The University of Debrecen was established in 1538, and it is one of the prestigious universities in Central Europe The university has over 4000 students – many are from abroad. The Dept. of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology is one of the leading departments in natural sciences Debrecen Airport has connections with some of the main European airports. Debrecen’s surrounding has impressive wildlife and landscape that include Hortobagy National Park, a UNESCO-recognised protected area. See details at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Debrecen http://zoology.unideb.hu/home/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hortob%C3%A1gy_National_Park



For further information please contact Ms Emese Kapczar kapczar.emese@science.unideb.hu



Selected publications

Bulla, M. et al. 2016. Defying the 24‐h 1 day: Unexpected diversity in socially synchronized rhythms of shorebirds. Nature 540: 109-1013.

Eberhart-Phillips, L. J. et al. 2017. Adult sex ratio bias in snowy plovers is driven by sex-specific early survival: implications for mating systems and population growth. Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114: E5474-E5481.

Liker, A., R. P. Freckleton & T. Szekely. 2013. The evolution of sex roles in birds is related to adult sex ratio. Nature Communications 4: 1587.

Rosa, M. E. et al. 2017. The effects of adult sex ratio and density on parental care in Lethrus apterus (Coleoptera, Geotrupidae). Animal Behaviour 132: 181-188.


Vincze, O. et al. 2016. Parental cooperation in a changing climate: fluctuating environments predict shifts in care division. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26: 347-358.





Further specifications of the position

Employer: University of Debrecen, Dept of Evolutionary Zoology & Human Biology, University of Debrecen, H-4032, Egyetem ter 1, Hungary



Job description:

• The Research Assistant will carry out research in shorebird populations included in the ELVONAL project eg Madagascar, China, Russia or South Africa in regards to mating system and parental care

• coordinate practical aspects of research associated with the ELVONAL project: preparations of fieldwork, data collection, field notes, reports, permits, and field equipment and coordinate research with external collaborators

• assist administration associated with the project

• carry out other scientific, academic or practical activities that are deemed necessary for the a success of the project



Requirements:

• BSc or MSc in evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology, zoology or in any relevant field

• solid knowledge in evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology and/or ornithology

• experience in avian field ecology, behavioural ecology or a relevant field

• knowledge of R programming environment and database handling skills

• international field experience in studying wild bird populations, preferably shorebirds

• experience in bird ringing and preferably ringing licence

• valid driving licence

11 de febrero de 2018

Postdoc/Scientific coordinator position in ornithology with lots of fieldwork everywhere

Scientific Coordinator/ Post-doc Position

University of Debrecen, Hungary

ELVONAL (cutting edge) – Breeding system evolution in shorebirds

The Hungarian government recently opened up a new funding stream to support cutting edge research across all scientific fields (Nature 551: 425), and our team was one of the 12 winners. This will be a 5-year project focusing on testing key hypotheses of breeding system evolution through the use of genomic, immunological, and demographic approaches. The project focuses on shorebirds (i.e., plovers, sandpipers, and allies) that exhibit an unusual diversity of mating systems and parental care (see references).

This job offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an experienced post-doc who wants to combine fieldwork with cutting-edge evolutionary and behavioural science. The main tasks of the Scientific Coordinator are to carry out and supervise field studies in Madagascar, Cape Verde, Mexico, Russia, and/or China, possibly in other countries. We seek candidates with experience in behavioural ecology and field biology (preferable with birds), and skills in one of the following fields: behavioural analyses, demography, immunology, epidemiology or comparative genomics. Publications in top peer-reviewed journals, excellent communication skills, and database handling are essential.

This is a full-time position and the salary will be above the normal Hungarian level (up to 2000 EUR, depending on experience). Note that the cost of living in Hungary is substantially less than in the US or Western Europe. The position is initially for 3 years (subject to probation period) with the possibility of extension until the lifetime of the ELVONAL project (5 years). See further specifications below.

Application deadline is 28 February 2018. The application should include a (1) max two pages cover letter, (2) CV with list of publications, and (3) the name and contact details of four refereepreferably from research, academia or conservation. The applications should be emailed to Ms. Emese Kapczar (kapczar.emese@science.unideb.hu). Interviews will be in early March and the position is available from 1 April 2018. Applications from women and minority candidates are especially welcome.

Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary and has a lively university community. The University of Debrecen was established in 1538, and it is one of the prestigious universities in Central Europe The university has over 4000 students – many are from abroad. The Dept. of Evolutionary Zoology and Human Biology is one of the leading departments in natural sciences Debrecen Airport has connections with some of the main European airports. Debrecen’s surrounding has impressive wildlife and landscape that include Hortobagy National Park, a UNESCO-recognised protected area. See details at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Debrecen http://zoology.unideb.hu/home/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hortob%C3%A1gy_National_Park



For further information please contact Ms Emese Kapczar kapczar.emese@science.unideb.hu



Selected publications

Bulla, M. et al. 2016. Defying the 24‐h 1 day: Unexpected diversity in socially synchronized rhythms of shorebirds. Nature 540: 109-1013.

Eberhart-Phillips, L. J. et al. 2017. Adult sex ratio bias in snowy plovers is driven by sex-specific early survival: implications for mating systems and population growth. Proceedings of The National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 114: E5474-E5481.

Liker, A., R. P. Freckleton & T. Szekely. 2013. The evolution of sex roles in birds is related to adult sex ratio. Nature Communications 4: 1587.

Rosa, M. E. et al. 2017. The effects of adult sex ratio and density on parental care in Lethrus apterus (Coleoptera, Geotrupidae). Animal Behaviour 132: 181-188.

Vincze, O. et al. 2016. Parental cooperation in a changing climate: fluctuating environments predict shifts in care division. Global Ecology and Biogeography 26: 347-358.



Further specifications of the position

Employer: University of Debrecen, Dept. of Evolutionary Zoology & Human Biology, University of Debrecen, H-4032, Egyetem ter 1, Hungary



Job description:

• The scientific coordinator/post-doc will carry out research in shorebird populations included in the ELVONAL project (e.g., Madagascar, China, Russia, and South Africa) in regards to mating system and parental care

• coordinate research associated with the ELVONAL project: supervise PhD students and research assictants, and coordinate research with external collaborators

• coordinate sampling, behavioural recording, data analyses, and preparations of manuscripts for publication

• present the results at conferences and research seminars, and promote the results of the ELVONAL project

• assist administration associated with the project

• carry out other scientific and/or academic activities that are deemed necessary for the success of the project



Requirements:

• PhD in evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology, zoology, or relevant field of life sciences

• solid knowledge of evolutionary biology, behavioural ecology, and/or ornithology

• experience carrying out or supervising large-scale research projects

• at least 2 years post-doctoral experience in avian field ecology, behavioural ecology or a relevant field

• skills in statistical modelling (e.g., mixed-effects regression, mark-recapture analysis, population matrix modelling)

• at least 10 published (or accepted) research papers in peer-reviewed journals

• advanced knowledge of R programming, database management, and data wrangling

• international field experience studying wild populations (preferably birds)

• experience in bird ringing and preferably ringing licence


• valid driving licence

10 de febrero de 2018

Voluntariado remunerado con colibríes

Start Date: 12/3/18

Description: Assist with hybridization study between Allen's (Selasphorus sasin) and Rufous (Selasphorus rufus) Hummingbird in coastal northern California and coastal southern Oregon. Position involves monitoring and recording of courtship behavior from territorial males, capturing target males, taking morphological measurements, and either collecting or drawing a blood sample, banding, and releasing each individual. Must be able to hike and camp in all weather conditions, especially rain. Term is expected to last 2-3 months. The stipend for this volunteer position is $3,000, meant to cover field expenses.

Qualifications: 1. Interest in evolution, hybridization, and animal behavior. 2. Remote camping experience. 3. Personal camping gear. 4. Experience banding, mist nets, measuring, and handling small birds preferred. To apply: Please email your application as a single document that includes a very short summary of your background, your CV or resume, and contact information for references.

Contact: Brian Myers

Contact email: bmyers@mail.sdsu.edu/

Curso Innovación en técnicas de educación ambiental


La Fundación Tormes-EB y la Escuela de animación juvenil y tiempo libre Santiago Uno, organizan la tercera edición del curso Innovación en técnicas de educación ambiental, que se impartirá en el Centro de Iniciativas ambientales de la Fundación Tormes-EB situado en el humedal de Almenara de Tormes los días 23, 24 y 25 de marzo. El curso, de 20 horas de formación, está reconocido como monográfico por la Junta de Castilla y León. Destinado a personas interesadas profesionalmente en la educación ambiental, sin ser necesario tener experiencia en la misma.

Si tenéis interés en participar, solo debéis enviar un correo electrónico a contacta@fundaciontormes-eb.org facilitando los siguientes datos: nombre completo, fecha de nacimiento, DNI o pasaporte, dirección completa, formación y teléfono de contacto. 


Enviamos adjunto el cartel para que dispongáis de toda la información básica necesaria. Cualquier duda, estamos a vuestra disposición.

Equipo técnico de la Fundación Tormes-EB

9 de febrero de 2018

Contrato predoctoral en neurociencia

El Laboratorio de Imagen Cardiovascular y Estudios Poblacionales del CNIC busca candidato para solicitar una beca predoctoral del ISCIII asociada al proyecto de la Dra. Marta Cortés Canteli PI17/00590 "Conexión entre la fase preclínica de la enfermedad de Alzheimer y la aterosclerosis subclinical". El estudio incluye la realización de pruebas cognitivas y estudios de imagen cerebral (MRI y PET) a participantes asintomáticos de mediana edad cuya carga de aterosclerosis subclínica ha sido estudiada con detalle. Este proyecto forma parte del estudio de progresión de la ateroesclerosis temprana
subclínica (PESA), liderado por el Dr. Valentín Fuster.

El candidato debería tener una Licenciatura en Ciencias Biomédicas (Medicina, Biología, Ingeniería Biomédica...) y estar matriculado (o al menos admitido) en un programa de Doctorado para el curso 2018-2019. Conocimientos de Neurociencia, análisis de imagen, bioinformática y manejo de big data se valorará especialmente.

Interesados enviad un email con un CV actualizado a Cristina Giménez (cgimenez@cnic.es) antes del 28 de Febrero de 2018 indicando en la línea de asunto "ISCIII Predoc".
Más info: https://www.cnic.es/es/investigacion/1/7236/join-us

8 de febrero de 2018

Cool projects for grad students

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) in Annapolis, Maryland invites proposals from highly qualified PhD students interested in conducting collaborative, socio-environmental synthesis research (i.e. “Graduate Pursuits”).

Graduate Pursuits are supported for a period of 18 months. Support centers around travel, meals, and lodging for 3–4 in-person meetings at SESYNC, but also includes a suite of services ranging from team facilitation and leadership training, to computational and cyber infrastructure resources, to science communication and outreach.

SESYNC is particularly interested in Graduate Pursuit proposals that bring together diverse backgrounds and disciplines as well as diverse sources of data in novel, integrative ways to solve pressing environmental issues. Graduate Pursuit proposals that are designed to be applicable or generalizable across multiple locations and scales in addition to those with potential to contribute to decision-making and non-academic communities are also of special interest.

The full Request for Proposals can be found here. Proposals are due May 15, 2018.

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