Cómo formarte para conseguir trabajo en política científica

¿Quieres trabajar en conservación en lugares exóticos? Así puedes empezar:

Algunas ideas y sugerencias para comenzar o reorientar tu carrera en biología

Practica estas cuatro habilidades para hacerte imprescindible

Cómo superar tus dudas y crear un plan de ataque profesional

22 de octubre de 2017

Masters becados en conservación, comportamiento, evolución...

The Biology Department at the College of William and Mary is recruiting new research Masters students in behavioral, community, plant, wetlands, viral, functional, spatial, physiological, evolutionary, mathematical and conservation ecology, to start in Fall 2018.

We offer a two-year research-intensive Masters program where students are supported by teaching assistantships and full tuition waivers. For many students, getting a Masters in two years and writing publications and grants before applying to highly competitive Ph.D. programs or jobs is a very attractive option. We have a great track record of our recent MS students going on to excellent PhD programs and professional positions.

With a low student-to-faculty ratio (approximately 7 – 8 new students each year with 25 full-time faculty), we offer an intimate and highly personalized research and education experience. Also, our graduate students often work closely with and mentor undergraduates, offering numerous informal teaching and personal development opportunities to go along with teaching assistantship experience in formal classes.

Importantly, we have real strengths in many aspects of ecology and conservation. We have a diverse and active group, including: Harmony Dalgleish, Jelena Pantel, and Will Soto (community ecology), John Swaddle and Dan Cristol (behavioral ecology/ecotoxicology), Martha Case (pollination ecology and plant conservation), Laurie Sanderson (functional ecology), Joshua Puzey (molecular ecology), Kurt Williamson (viral ecology), Matthias Leu and Randy Chambers (conservation, wetland, and landscape ecology), Helen Murphy and Jon Allen (evolutionary ecology), Drew LaMar (mathematical ecology), and Paul Heideman (physiological ecology and pedagogy in biology). We have fully equipped labs to conduct behavioral and evolutionary studies in captivity with vertebrates and invertebrates, perform ecological experiments in a greenhouse and lab setting, analyze molecular data using core facilities, and analyze spatial data in state-of-the-art GIS labs, including our Center for Geospatial Analyses. The proximity of William and Mary to county, state, and federal parks as well as the Chesapeake Bay allows for extensive field research opportunities.

Please visit us at: and more specific information at the following to explore faculty research lab web pages:
Jon Allen:
Martha Case:
Randy Chambers:
Dan Cristol:
Harmony Dalgleish:
Paul Heideman:
Drew LaMar:
Matthias Leu:
Helen Murphy:
Jelena Pantel:
Joshua Puzey:
Laurie Sanderson: http:/
John Swaddle:
Kurt Williamson:
Will Soto:

21 de octubre de 2017

Prácticas muy bien remuneradas para anillador de aves

Bandelier National Monument is seeking applicants for a six-month biological science internship. The selected candidate’s primary responsibility will be to serve as the lead bird bander for the park’s 2018 bird banding program, which is one of a number of long-term research and monitoring programs at the monument. The lead bird bander will be part of a three-person bird banding crew consisting of an international intern and a National Park Service employee. Our bird banding program includes both Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) and migratory banding stations which have been monitored for 14 years. During the summer season (May-July), the bird banding crew will monitor and track nesting passerines at four MAPS sites at different locations in the park. During Fall Migration (August-mid-October), the crew will work with volunteers and school groups to track migrating passerines. A key part of our bird banding program is educating under-served school children about the bird banding process, with an emphasis on the biology of birds and potential influences from warming climates. The selected applicant will be involved in creating a 45-minute bird banding presentation to deliver to approximately 20 different 4th-6th grade classes. These programs will take place in September during which the schools will also visit the banding site to see the scientists and interns in action.
The secondary responsibilities of this position will be to provide general support to Bandelier’s Natural Resources Program which may include: conducting avian point counts; monitoring Peregrine Falcon nests; repairing/removing ungulate exclosures; assisting with bat surveys; leading birding walks for visitors; assisting with vegetation plots; assisting with T&E species surveys; assisting in the planting, salvaging, and caring of native plants; assisting in the mapping and control of exotic plants; assisting with acoustic data collection; and entering data into databases including eBird. Much of the above-mentioned work will be performed outdoors and may require walking or hiking over rugged terrain and working outdoors in both hot and cold weather.

Recruiting a highly-qualified intern to support the Bandelier’s bird banding program and Natural Resources Program is essential to our success. Applicants must be able to obtain, at a minimum, a sub-permit from the Bird Banding Laboratory (BBL) for the southwest region. Applicants must be skilled in all aspects of bird banding including: setting up mist nets; removing birds from the nets; banding birds; identifying, sexing, and aging birds, collecting information on bird’s body condition and reproductive status; and properly releasing the bird without harm. Applicant must be able to perform these bird banding duties while ensuring the safety of staff and birds is met at all times. Applicants must be willing and able to train less-experienced interns and able to work well with others. It is preferred that applicants have experience with the MAPSProg data management software, but it is not mandatory.
It will be expected that the selected candidate be an active team member to both the bird banding crew and Bandelier’s Natural Resources Program and be willing to perform a wide-array of duties. Applicants must be able and willing to work irregular schedules including early mornings, nights, and weekends. It is desirable that applicants be able to carry 30+ lbs and have experience hiking and navigating in remote backcountry settings using map, compass, and GPS.
Duty Station:
Bandelier National Monument (BAND) is a unit of the National Park System located near the town of Los Alamos, NM. BAND is located on the Pajarito Plateau in northern New Mexico, and protects over 33,000 acres of rugged canyons, mesas, and forests ranging from just over 5,000 feet in elevation near the Rio Grande River to over 10,000 feet in elevation at the park’s northern boundary in the Jemez Mountains. The neighboring town of Los Alamos is the location of the Los Alamos National Laboratory, a Department of Energy national laboratory and one of the largest science and technology institutions in the world. The park benefits from this large, local population of scientists, some of whom support the park’s bird banding program. Many members of the community also participate in the migratory banding sessions in August and September. The headquarters of Bandelier is over 6,000 feet in elevation and summers in the park are characterized by very warm days, cool nights, and frequent monsoonal thunderstorms. The banding stations are located at 9,000 feet elevation and can be very cold during the banding season. Housing will be provided near the headquarters area of the park. A vehicle will also be provided for work-related duties, but a personal vehicle is required for other activities.

$3,000/month + housing

To apply, please send your resume and contact information for three references to Sarah Milligan at

20 de octubre de 2017

Director de hospital veterinario en Hawaii

Hospital Director, Ke Kai Ola

Job Description


In 2014, The Marine Mammal Center opened Ke Kai Ola (“The Healing Sea”) a hospital and education center dedicated to caring for injured, ill, and orphaned Hawaiian monk seals and returning them to the wild and to be a place where children and the community learn to care for this beautiful marine mammal. The goal of Ke Kai Ola is to promote Hawaiian monk seal recovery through 1) a science-based rehabilitation program; 2) a highly trained and well-managed volunteer stranding response network; and 3) coordinated community efforts and partnerships to inspire the local community to protect, care for, and ensure the future of this endangered species.

The Hospital Director of Ke Kai Ola works as an integrated member of the Kailua Kona community and the broader conservation and education communities in Hawaii, and across departments at The Marine Mammal Center to ensure that Ke Kai Ola is tightly integrated into the Center’s planning and operations by closely liaising with directors and staff of the Veterinary Science, Life Support System and Facilities, Education and Guest Experience, Development and Marketing, Finance, and People and Culture departments. The hospital director is responsible for the strategy, structure, budgets, people, financial outcomes and agreed metrics of Ke Kai Ola. S/he administers and managesveterinary care of Hawaiian monk seal patients, manages the day-to-day operations of the hospital and works to ensure the growth and sustainability of the program. The person in this role works quite closely with colleagues at NOAA Fisheries, and directly manages a team of two staff and many volunteers. This position reports to the Executive Director, is a part of the Management Team, and works between Kona, HI and Sausalito, CA.

Primary Responsibilities

Community Engagement

· Invest in building relationships, fostering community, representing The Marine Mammal Center and Ke Kai Ola to Hawaiian partners, colleagues and supporters, and listening and learning to members of those same groups to encourage the continued positive embrace of the community and to identify pathways towards further strengthening rich and mutually beneficial relationships.


· Serve as a member of Management Team, the Marine Mammal Center’s leadership body, and work alongside department directors to set strategy and guide the organization in the achievement of its mission.

· Develop an annual budget and manage revenue and expenses in compliance with Center policies and procedures and in coordination with the Chief Financial Officer.

· Liaise with department leads to ensure coordinated planning, collaborative work efforts, integrated programming and shared success towards agreed goals.

· Manage direct reports including partnering with the Human Resource function to support individuals through their employee life cycle. Responsibilities include setting goals and ensuring accountability, providing timely and routine feedback, counseling, and managing employment transitions.

· Support education program staff and integrate into Ke Kai Ola workforce community. Coordinate with TMMC-based supervisor to ensure close communication, guidance and support.

· Lead, supervise and support a dynamic and growing facility and animal care volunteer corps, in coordination with the Director of People and Culture and the Volunteer Services Manager.

Veterinary Care

· Manage veterinary care and provide a lead role in direct veterinary support for Hawaiian monk seals in rehabilitation at Ke Kai Ola.

· Implement communication strategies that engage external partners (NOAA Fisheries, chief among them) on matters of short- and long-term consequence (including individual patient treatment and diagnostic plans, policies and procedures as they relate to patient care, coordination of patient transportation, etc.)

· Direct the management of the hospital to ensure facility operation, equipment and supply readiness, and adequate staffing.

· Ensure compliance with all required permitting and record-keeping.


· Lead and coordinate communication amongst Ke Kai Ola staff and volunteers.

· Liaise with Center staff outside of Hawaii to ensure that Ke Kai Ola community is integrally connected with other TMMC staff and volunteers via multiple communication vehicles.

· Foster and develop community engagement and awareness in Kona and the broader Main Hawaiian Islands.

· Chair the Ke Kai Ola advisory council.

· Represent TMMC and Ke Kai Ola on the Hawaiian Monk Seal Recovery Team.

· Collaborate with Media team and Education team to promote communication of Ke Kai Ola clinical care, science and research.

· Represent TMMC and its mission before a spectrum of audiences; press, professional associations, donors, staff, volunteers, the public.


· Partner with development colleagues to support and lead efforts to raise revenue through major donor cultivation, donor events, and pursuit of foundation, public (federal, state, and local) and corporate funding opportunities.

· Prospect Development: Work with community members and other leadership volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward appropriate donors. Implement programs/activities to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donors at the $2,500 level or higher, with an emphasis on maximizing revenue for TMMC. Update donor records in TMMC database.

· Relationship Development: Develop ongoing relationships with major donors for the benefits of TMMC. Accountable for cultivating relationships for individual and institutional fundraising, as outlined below:

o Individuals: Cultivate relationships with individual donors personally and by supporting volunteer leaders in peer-to-peer outreach.

o Organizations: Cultivate, solicit and steward support from corporations and foundations to meet annual fundraising goals within the Region

· Partner with TMMC research staff and external colleagues to maximize funding opportunities dedicated to Hawaiian monk seal research.


· Encourage and support internal and external collaborations to advance clinical science in support of Hawaiian monk seal conservation.

· Collaborate and/or lead studies and secure funding for research that furthers the TMMC

mission; analyze data and publish results in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Additional TMMC Responsibilities

· As assigned (but may include limited contract work, or other marine mammal conservation projects.

Knowledge + Abilities

· The successful applicant must be well-versed in fundamental and applied clinical veterinary medicine in marine mammal species, and possess an in-depth knowledge of current conservation strategies as they relate to the Hawaiian monk Seal.

· Experience with phocid medicine and rehabilitation required.

· Experience and familiarity with global marine conservation issues and skill in managing cross-functional, inter-agency, domestic and international programs required.

· A strong aptitude and disposition for teaching and training required.

· Very strong communication skills and ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to advance the mission of TMMC.

· An appreciation for Hawaiian culture and a passion and humility for learning from local leaders and colleagues to best integrate people and programs into Hawaii communities.

· Highly organized and detail-oriented with a strong ability to prioritize and deliver against responsibilities and duties.

· Strong management experience.

· Ability to represent and promote TMMC on both a local and global scale.

· Demonstrated ability to lead and motivate a team through shared mission and goals.

· Ability to thrive in a multi-tasking, high energy environment with shifting priorities.

· Ability to excite and engage prospective supporters of the organization through public speaking, one-on-one meetings, and personal outreach.

· Track record of success in solicitation of funds from a diverse range of philanthropic support, or capacity to develop same.


• Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or equivalent, with additional post-graduate degree or experience in fields preferred.

• Licensed to practice veterinary medicine in California and Hawaii, and possession of a DEA license.

• Effective oral and written communication skills and ability and experience communicating in varied settings in front of diverse audiences.

• Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to supervise and motivate volunteers and team members

• A proven track record for publishing in well-respected scientific journals.

• Ability to travel, nationally and internationally, for long periods.

• Committed to spend as much as 60 – 70% of time in Kona and 30 – 40% of time in Sausalito. (This ratio to shift based on program needs and other factors.)

• Comfort with various modes of travel including small watercraft, small planes.

• Comfort working in field conditions and extreme environments.

• Ability to carry up to 50 pounds.

TO APPLY: Please send your Resume and a Cover Letter to

19 de octubre de 2017

Oferta de trabajo: técnico de laboratorio en Madrid

Institución:Servicio de Diagnostico Genético Molecular de Complemento
Técnico superior de FP de Laboratorio
Función: Análisis Genéticos, Bioquímicos e Inmunológicos
Tipo de contrato- Temporal con posibilidad de renovación
Localidad: Madrid
Fecha de Incorporación: 01-11-2017
Dedicación: Jornada Completa

Se valorará experiencia, pero no es imprescindible.
Buen Expediente académico, con conocimiento de procedimientos de calidad y buenas prácticas de laboratorio
Concomiento y manejo de las siguientes técnicas: ELISAS, Western-blot, PCR, extracciones de DNA.
Capacidad de trabajo en equipo y excelencia en la gestión del cuaderno de laboratorio.
Disponibilidad inmediata.

18 de octubre de 2017

Coordinador de campo ornitólogo para trabajar con rapaces

Start Date: December 2017 or January 2018
End Date: August 2018 (estimated)
Application Deadline: 3 November 2017 or until filled
Compensation: $15/hour

We seek a dedicated individual to assist with research projects focused on the use of cover crops by wildlife in agricultural ecosystems of Indiana. Projects will investigate raptor use of cover-cropped fields and vole population dynamics and crop damage. The successful applicant will be responsible for coordination of fieldwork, supervision of undergraduate students, and cultivation of close working relationships with the graduate students and faculty PI. Successful applicant must be comfortable working alone in the field and in harsh weather conditions.
The position will focus on raptors in winter and early spring, and voles in early spring and summer. However, as aspects of these projects rely on the weather and timing of spring planting, flexibility is required. Some weekend, early morning, and late evening work will be required. All sampling will occur in private farm fields, so the position requires excellent communication skills, a willingness to engage with farmers, and respect for property and landowners. Attention to detail when collecting data is a must.

● Bachelor’s degree in wildlife ecology or a related natural resources field
● Excellent organizational and communication skills
● Attention to detail and ability to follow a detailed protocol
● Ability to carry up to 50 lbs across uneven ground
● Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
● Professionalism, flexibility, and a positive attitude

● Previous field research experience, preferably in row-crop agroecosystems
● Previous supervisory experience
● Prior experience identifying Midwestern small mammals and birds, especially raptors
● Prior experience with survey techniques, including small mammal trapping and handling, browse transects, trail cameras, and bird surveys

To apply, please send a current resume, 1-page cover letter, and names and contact information for 3 references to Megan Zagorski ( with the subject line “Purdue Cover Crops Project”. Review of applications will begin on Friday, November 3, 2017, and continue until a suitable applicant is found.

17 de octubre de 2017

Oferta para divulgador de ciencia en UK

The Gurdon Institute is a vibrant, world-leading centre for research at the interface between developmental biology and cancer biology, supported by Wellcome and Cancer Research UK. As a research centre, and a Department of the University of Cambridge, the Gurdon Institute has a major responsibility to contribute to society through public engagement. The Institute wants to inspire young people's interest and excitement in science, positively impact the public perception of fundamental research and make public engagement part of its research culture

We are looking for a Public Engagement Assistant who will assist the Public Engagement Manager and volunteer researchers from the Institute in delivering an exciting programme of public engagement activities.

Candidates should be educated to at least A Level/NVQ level 3 standard or have equivalent practical experience. A degree in a Biology related subject would be an advantage. Enthusiasm for conveying science to a variety of audiences, of all ages and levels of knowledge is vital. Experience of working in an administrative/secretarial role, and knowledge of facts, principles, processes and general concepts related to Project Administration are essential. Excellent organisational and IT skills, including familiarity with databases, spreadsheets, and editorial software are also essential. Some evening and weekend work will be occasionally required. This is a part-time position (50% of full-time, 18.25 hours per week, with flexible hours).

Limited funding: The funds for this post are available until 30th November 2021 in the first instance.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a standard Disclosure and Barring Service check.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact We anticipate holding interviews throughout the application process.

Please quote reference PR13559 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

Benefits include generous maternity/paternity leave, flexible working and funds for returning carers and other family-friendly schemes.
Further information
Public Engagement Assistant

16 de octubre de 2017

Tenure-track Faculty Position in Marine Mammal Biology

Biology Department, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)

The Biology Department at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position on our Scientific Staff. We seek outstanding candidates to complement our existing interdisciplinary strengths in biology, biological oceanography, and marine ecology ( We are particularly interested in applicants who conduct research in marine mammal physiology or pathophysiology. Expertise may include (but is not limited to) health assessment, stress, stranding, diving physiology, functional morphology or disease. The new hire will have access to a state-of-the-art necropsy laboratory as well as the opportunity to further develop our computed tomography (CT) scanner facility. Candidates with expertise in other aspects of marine mammal biology are also encouraged to apply. We seek to hire at the Assistant Scientist level; however, extraordinary candidates may be considered at Associate Scientist without Tenure, Associate Scientist with Tenure, or Senior Scientist levels.

Applicants should have a doctoral degree, postdoctoral experience, and a record of scientific research publications in scholarly journals. WHOI scientific staff members are expected to develop an internationally recognized and externally funded research program. They have the opportunity to advise graduate students and teach courses in the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography and Oceanographic Engineering ( Opportunities for interdisciplinary research exist through collaboration with the other science departments (Applied Ocean Science and Engineering, Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Marine Geology and Geophysics, and Physical Oceanography; and WHOI’s Marine Policy Center (, as well as with researchers in the broader Woods Hole scientific community. Members of WHOI’s Scientific Staff are expected to provide for their salaries from grants and contracts, but the Institution provides salary support when no other funding is available. The Institution also promotes the development of innovative research through significant internal funding opportunities. Candidates hired at the Assistant Scientist level will receive an initial appointment for four years with salary guaranteed while they develop their external funding portfolio. Female and minority applicants are particularly encouraged to apply. WHOI is sensitive to the issues of dual career scientists and will help to identify and explore available dual-career options. WHOI’s benefits package includes vacation time, a generous 403(b) employer contribution retirement plan, medical and dental plans, parental leave, child-care subsidy, employee and family illness days and flexible scheduling.

WHOI is the largest private, non-profit oceanographic institution in the world, with resident staff, postdocs and students numbering approximately 1,000. An additional 500 affiliates are associated with the scientific endeavors of the Institution, many of whom are foreign nationals from around the world. Our mission is to advance understanding of the ocean and its interaction with the Earth system, and to communicate this understanding for the benefit of society. The Institution is located in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, a world-renowned center of excellence in marine, biomedical, and environmental science.


Apply online; please visit and respond to Job Reference 17-09-09. Applications should include the following as a single PDF document: cover letter, curriculum vitae, 3-page research statement that clearly describes your research interests, names and contact information for four references, and copies of up to three relevant publications. In addition to the online application, please email the PDF document directly to the chair of the Biology Department at with the subject “Biology Scientist Application”.

Application deadline is December 1, 2017.

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V/EOE; it is also a member of the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (NEHERC).

15 de octubre de 2017

16 plazas para técnicos de campo ornitólogos

THE ARIZONA GAME AND FISH DEPARTMENT NEEDS 16 FIELD TECHNICIANS for the Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program; $115/day with a 10 day on/4 day off schedule. Private contractors will be hired to monitor breeding bald eagles at 8 to 12 breeding areas throughout Arizona's riparian corridors from January 31 thru a minimum of May 15, 2018. Contractors will collect bald eagle behavioral data, contact and educate recreating public, and help enforce closures around the breeding area. Previous birding, raptor, and behavioral data collection experience preferred but not required. For more information on the Arizona Bald Eagle Nestwatch Program, visit the Southwestern Bald Eagle Management Committee’s web page at http://www.swbemc.or...tchProgram.html, call Kenneth Jacobson at (623) 236-7575, or e-mail at Application information can be downloaded from by selecting “Contract and Bid Search”, “Bid”, and searching for “AGFD18-00007701”. All applications must be submitted within the ProcureAZ website before December 1, 2017 by 3:00 P.M. (MST).

Editor in Chief for The Auk: Ornithological Advances

The American Ornithological Society (AOS) seeks a new Editor-in-Chief (EIC) for the journal, The Auk: Ornithological Advances. The Auk is an international, peer-reviewed journal that publishes original research advancing the fundamental scientific knowledge of broad biological concepts (e.g., ecology, evolution, behavior, physiology, and genetics) through studies of birds. The Auk receives ~300 submissions per year and publishes articles online weekly. The Auk has the top 5-yr-average Journal Impact Factor score among ornithology journals worldwide.
The EIC of The Auk serves as the chief scientific authority responsible for the process and output of top-quality peer reviewed articles in the journal and for assembling and overseeing a diverse editorial board. The EIC determines the scope and direction of the scientific content of the journal, and aids the society in developing new policies responsive to changing publishing needs. The successful applicant will be a senior academic or research scientist with five or more years of cumulative hands-on editorial (associate editor or above) experience with general or subject specific peer reviewed journals drawing international audiences. We seek applicants who have demonstrated their ability to lead and mentor teams of fellow scientists and their commitment to supporting individual diversity and inclusivity in our field.
The term of the initial appointment is one year with annual reappointment subject to AOS governing Council’s approval. We aim to select the new EIC by December 2017 to allow a ~3 month overlap and transition period prior to the end of the current EIC’s term in April 2018.
A five-member Search Committee comprised of co-chairs Alice Boyle and Kimberly Smith, Daniel Cadena, Andrea Townsend, and Jim Sedinger, will conduct the search on behalf of AOS’ governing Council. The Search Committee welcomes both direct applications and nominations for the position. All nominees will be contacted by the Search Committee. Additional information, including a full position profile, may be found here: Full Position Description Editor-in-Chief The Auk 2017. If you would like to contact the committee directly, please email

Formal applications, consisting of a letter of interest and curriculum vitae, should be sent electronically to: The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 November 2017.

The American Ornithological Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek and welcome a diverse pool of candidates in this search. Applications received by November 1, 2017, will be assured full consideration.

14 de octubre de 2017

Urgente: Voluntariado/prácticas de investigación en Panamá

Project: What causes the high biodiversity of the Neotropics? A systematic analysis.

Opportunity: an intern is needed to be trained in meta-analysis of
literature, databases and analysis of data on Neotropical biodiversity. The
intern will live in the rainforest in Panama and study at the Smithsonian
Tropical Research Institute, a globally leading centre for the study of
tropical environments (

Research: Neotropics are the most biodiverse area of the planet. What
factors have contributed to the exceptional richness of life in the region?
Hundreds of studies attempt to answer this question for individual taxa,
from mammals through trees to butterflies. A meta-analysis of results from
separate studies of many groups is needed to capture the general trends.
The intern will be trained to compile and analyse information from
published studies. The intern will explore several taxonomic groups, and
learn critical review of scientific literature, collection of data from
public repositories, and complex quantitative analysis. Skills acquired in
this project can be widely applied in biodiversity conservation,
bioinformatics and comparative biology. The question of diversity in the
Neotropics remains a great enigma of biology ĄV the intern will have a
chance to develop their own answers.

Time and place: 3 months, early 2018; STRI facility in Gamboa, Panama, a
pleasant village halfway up the Panama Canal in the Soberania National
Park. In their free time the intern can enjoy the spectacular outdoors,
Caribbean and Pacific beaches, or the booming Panama City. STRI is also an
excellent place to find other opportunities for fieldwork, graduate school,
etc. The intern will be welcome to join occasional entomological excursions.

Cost: A stipend to cover living costs is offered. The intern needs to pay
for a flight to Panama.

Requirements: Current undergraduates or recent graduates only.

Required: very good English; strong interest in biogeography, ecology and
evolution; willingness to learn quantitative methods.

Useful: programming skills (e.g. R, python, SQL); familiarity with
statistics, modelling, etc. No Spanish needed.

Application: contact Dr Chris Kozak urgently (; Skype:

Interns are selected in a competition: the candidate will have to submit an
application early next week (around Monday 16/10/17). Application includes
a letter of intent, transcripts and a recommendation.

Oferta de doctorado en diseño de ensayos biológicos (Alemania)

The Laboratory for Sensors at the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) offers a PhD position in close cooperation with the Synthetic Biology Department of the Centre for Biological Signalling Studies (BIOSS). It contains highly multidisciplinary tasks in different projects: Two German Research Foundation (DFG) grants (UR 70/12-1 and UR 70/10-1 aim at the simultaneous detection of various microRNAs as biomarkers for different diseases, including brain tumors or interstitial lung disease, from clinically relevant samples (e.g., blood, plasma). In addition, a Max Planck Society funded project “FlyMiBird” targets the development of a microfluidic Lab-on-a-Bird transmitter for the hormone level monitoring of free-moving birds.

- Design, implementation and optimization of biological assays
- Preparation and execution of assay measurements
- Working with different (optical and electrochemical) biosensors

Anfangsdatum: 1. November 2017

geschätzte Dauer: 3 Jahren

Bezahlung: TV-L E13

Bruch et al., "Clinical on-site monitoring of ß-lactam antibiotics for a personalized antibiotherapy", 2017, Sci. Rep., 7, 3127.

Kling et al., "Multianalyte antibiotic detection on an electrochemical microfluidic platform", 2016, Anal. Chem., 88(20), 10036 - 10043.


13 de octubre de 2017

Técnicos de investigación ornitólogos

Positions are available for a crew leader and 2 technicians to assist with research on the behavioral ecology and habitat use of Wild Turkeys in Illinois in association with forest management. The work involves capturing and attaching GPS radio transmitters to captured hen turkeys during the winter to study relationships between survival, habitat use, and habitat characteristics at multiple spatial and temporal scales throughout the year. Using VHF telemetry, hens are then relocated to remotely download data. Additional responsibilities will change throughout the season and include, but are not limited to: evaluating data for incubation activity, assessing nest fate, conducting vegetation surveys, nocturnal bird surveys, surveying acorn abundance, deploying CO2-baited traps for black flies, conducting camera trapping surveys for mesocarnivores, and data entry.
The research is being conducted in close collaboration with scientists at the Illinois Natural History Survey, and scientists and land managers at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Army Corp of Engineers. All candidates must have completed a B.S. degree in Wildlife Ecology, Natural Resources, Zoology, or a related field. An interest in wildlife ecology and conservation, the ability to work independently and as a team member, and the capability to conduct field work under adverse conditions, are necessary. Applicants will be required to lift/carry 50 lb bags of corn and heavy equipment during the capture season. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and will be required to pass a background check. The details for each position are as follows:

Crew leader - Preferred candidates will have prior experience in handling and tracking wildlife, experience working with tracking data (location and/or activity), proficient with computer programs (GIS, Google products, Office products), vegetation identification skills (Midwest vegetation), and prior experience as a crew leader or similar position. This person will be expected to communicate regularly with the field crew, private land owners, public land managers, and the graduate students overseeing the research. Candidate will be expected to begin work by January 8th, 2018, and the position will tentatively end June 29th, 2018, with the possibility of extension dependent on funding.

Technicians - Preferred applications will have some previous experience in tracking and handling wildlife, and will be proficient with computer programs (GIS, Google products, Office products). Candidate will be expected to begin work by January 12th, 2018, and the position will tentatively end June 29th, 2018, with the possibility of extension dependent on funding.

Salary Ranges - Crew leader $14- $16, Techs $12 - $14 per hour depending on experience. Housing and field vehicles provided. Details of housing will be provided at a later date.

To apply: Submit by October 27, 2017 a single PDF (Save as: your last name_first name.pdf) that includes: 1) a letter detailing your interest, qualifications for the position, and availability for the position of interest, 2) curriculum vitae 3) names and contact information for three references (direct supervisors ONLY) to Christine Parker at Applications will be evaluated in the order received. Applicants will be notified after all positions have been filled.

Find your job here