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13 de febrero de 2016

Graduate position in stream fish ecology (Wyoming, USA)

Description: Opening for a graduate student interested in ecology of stream fishes. Potential topics include role of temperature versus other factors in limiting the upstream distribution of warmwater fishes in Rocky Mountain streams; potential responses of stream fishes to climate change
including increased nighttime warming; and the effects of thermal microhabitats on larval fish ecology. Student will have flexibility to develop their own project ideas within this framework.

Interested students should send a cover letter with statement of research
interests, CV, transcripts, GRE scores, and contact info for 3 references
to Dr. Frank Rahel at frahel@uwyo.edu.

Weblink: http://www.uwyo.edu/frahel/. Salary is $22,380/yr plus tuition and
benefits. Start date is 08/15/2016.

Qualifications: Doctoral student with a Master’s degree preferred but
will consider outstanding Master’s students. Previous experience with some
aspect of fish ecology desirable. GPA over 3.4 and GRE scores over 70%.

12 de febrero de 2016

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2 field ornithology assistants (Kansas, USA)

Organizations: Kansas State University and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Location: Flint Hills, Kansas
Salary: $1,600–2,000/month
Term: 1 April–31 July 2016
Application Deadline: 15 Feb 2016

Description:
Kansas State University and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service are seeking two seasonal research technicians to join a project investigating breeding habitat associations of an enigmatic, highly mobile, and declining grassland specialist—the Henslow’s Sparrow—throughout the Flint Hills and neighboring ecoregions of eastern Kansas. The Flint Hills contain ~80% of North America’s remaining tallgrass prairie and represent a critical landscape for the long-term viability of grassland birds in the Great Plains. The results of this study will help to improve our understanding of critical thresholds associated with species responses to habitat loss and fragmentation and to guide conservation efforts aimed at protecting natural resources under pressure from agricultural development and intensified rangeland management practices.

This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain valuable field experience while working in a beautiful tallgrass prairie landscape with a species recognized as a bird of National Conservation Concern. The field season will run from 1 April to 31 July 2016. The project will pay $1,600–2,000 per month, provide a project vehicle, and cover accommodation costs while traveling. If needed, we can provide temporary housing at Konza Prairie Biological Station near Manhattan, Kansas. Technician duties are as follows: (1) conduct daily point-count surveys for Henslow’s Sparrows and several other grassland species from roadside transects in a study area encompassing the entire eastern one-third of Kansas; (2) drive long distances and navigate remote areas while working long and irregular hours that include weekends; (3) sleep at campsites, field stations, and/or motels for a significant portion of the field season; (4) enter and manage data; and (5) assist the project leader as needed.

Qualifications:
We are seeking highly skilled birders with experience conducting point-count surveys and a demonstrated ability to identify grassland birds by sight and sound. The primary objective of our field work is to detect the presence of Henslow’s Sparrows which are exceptionally cryptic with a short, insect-like song; therefore, the applicant must have excellent hearing and vision, and great attention to detail. Qualified applicants must (1) be independently motivated and capable of waking several hours before sunrise daily without direct supervision; (2) have excellent organization and written and verbal communication skills; (3) maintain a safe and positive attitude; and (4) be comfortable tent camping, driving and maintaining 4WD trucks, and navigating remote areas in the dark with a GPS, compass, and maps.

Successful applicants will have a strong work ethic, a desire to be involved in avian ecology and grassland management research, and a valid U.S. driver’s license with a clean driving record. We will give preference to excellent birders, as well as applicants who have completed or are working towards a Bachelor of Science in Biology, Wildlife Ecology, or other related field.

To apply:
Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for 3 references in one file with your name and ‘Research Technician’ in the title and subject line to mrherse@ksu.edu (Mark Herse). Applications may be submitted until Feb 15. We will begin selecting applicants for interviews in mid-January, so applicants are encouraged to apply early.

Mark Herse, 116 Ackert, Division of Biology, K-State, Manhattan, KS 66506
Mobile: 630-229-3624
Email: mrherse@ksu.edu

11 de febrero de 2016

4 undergraduate summer interns in insect biodiversity and evolution (PA, USA)

The research team at the Frost Entomological Museum seeks four undergraduate summer interns to assist with projects related to insect biodiversity and evolution. Interns will receive training in fieldwork, curation, biodiversity informatics, specimen collection and preparation, microscopy, diagnostics, and, depending on his/her project: taxonomy, rearing, dissection, GC-MS, transcriptomics, niche modeling, 3D reconstruction, histology, and novel approaches to visualizing insect anatomy.
Announcement here: https://wp.me/p4sOIf-FH

To apply, please see the Penn State jobs website: https://psu.jobs/job/61792
Applicants must submit the following materials by March 31, 2016:

(1) resume, including relevant courses
(2) a list of three references
(3) cover letter describing research experience, interests, and career goals

The internships last 8 weeks and can be extended up to 10 weeks, depending on the project. The stipend in approximately $550 per week, and incumbents are responsible for their own housing.

Contact info:

Andrew R. Deans, director
Frost Entomological Museum
Department of Entomology
501 ASI Building
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA 16802 USA
adeans@psu.edu

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

10 de febrero de 2016

Postdoctoral position in quantitative ecology (France)

The University of Bordeaux is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher with a modelling background in community or ecosystem ecology, to work on species interactions and ecosystem dynamics.

The postdoc will join the Integrative and Theoretical Ecology chair of the Labex COTE (http://cote.labex.u-bordeaux.fr/ChairITE), and will interact with Frédéric Barraquand and other members of the ITE chair. We work on collaborative research projects with partners from French research institutes (CNRS, INRA, IRSTEA, IFREMER), as well as internationally, on both ecological interactions and cross-ecosystem flows. Some of our studies focus on areas of special interest to the Labex COTE, the Gironde estuary and the Arcachon bay area.

Research in the chair ranges from general theory to applied modelling. Current projects include fitting stochastic models to community-level time series to infer interaction strengths, predicting the responses of estuarine food webs to anthropogenic disturbances, ecological theory on the effects of material or biological subsidies and forest-stream linkages (e.g., decomposition processes). The candidate could develop his/her own research question in a related direction. If relevant, there will be opportunities to connect with social sciences through collaborations with ecological economists.

We are looking for a researcher with a strong modelling skillset, able to work in a team. A good knowledge of population dynamics and food web models is essential, as well as proficiency with Matlab or R. A solid background in either statistics or ecosystem ecology is a plus. Familiarity with Linux and compiled programming languages (e.g., C, Fortran) would be desirable.

The position is funded for two years by the Labex COTE. Applicants should send a cover letter describing their interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and name and contact information of three references to manager-labexcote@u-bordeaux.fr by April 1, 2016.

For additional information on the research project, contact frederic.barraquand@u-bordeaux.fr

For additional information regarding the application procedure and employment conditions, contact manager-labexcote@u-bordeaux.fr

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Frederic Barraquand
Researcher
https://sites.google.com/site/fredbarraquand/home
University of Bordeaux
Integrative and Theoretical Ecology Chair - Labex COTE
http://cote.labex.u-bordeaux.fr/ChairITE
cote.labex.u-bordeaux.fr

3 PhDs in molecular biology and bioinformatics (Finland)

The Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, we currently have three openings for doctoral students who show outstanding potential to become independent researchers and who will significantly benefit from the FIMM-EMBL International PhD training. Specifically, these positions are in the fields of molecular medicine (FIMM) and bioinformatics, computational systems biology and biomedicine (FIMM-HIIT).

Qualifications and experience

Candidates are expected to have a relevant second cycle academic degree (MSc, MD or equivalent) in biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, cell biology, computer science, genetics, mathematics, medicine, or other related fields, obtained before the starting date. The successful candidate will have good problem solving, troubleshooting, and analytical skills. In addition, the candidate should be fluent in English, have good interpersonal and written and oral communication skills, and be able to work independently as well as within an international team.

Candidates are invited to apply online no later than February 19, 2016 at 23:59 Eastern European Time.

9 de febrero de 2016

2 postdoc, 1 PhD student and 1 technician positions in molecular biology (Turkey)

Two postdoc, one PhD student and one technician positions are now available for different subprojects within a recently awarded ERC Starting Grant project. 

The overall aims of these projects are to study the biogenesis and function of the centrosome/cilium complex by focusing on their regulation of the underappreciated structures termed centriolar satellites. The available subprojects are highly interdisciplinary and include among others the development and use of state-of-the-art live-imaging assays (FRAP, photoactivation, SNAP) to study the dynamic behavior of centrosome/cilium proteins, the use of proximity-labeling techniques and biochemical purifications to elucidate the changes in the proteome of the centrosome/cilium complex under different conditions and the use of genome-editing to generate cell lines for the proposed experiments.
In addition, molecular cloning, cell biology and protein purification techniques will be routinely used. Candidates with a strong background in cell biology, biochemistry and/or proteomics are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send your cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact details of three referees to ekaralar@ku.edu.tr.

8 de febrero de 2016

Many PhD positions in molecular biology (Freiburg, Germany)

The Spemann Graduate School of Biology and Medicine (SGBM) is the only International Graduate School funded by the German Excellence Initiative of the DFG at the University of Freiburg. It relies on the expertise provided by the Excellence Clusters BIOSS (Center for Biological Signalling Studies) and BL-BT (BrainLinks-BrainTools), several outstanding collaborative research centers as well as the Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics and the Bernstein Center Freiburg. This innovative research and training program includes an MD/PhD program. The school recruits doctoral students in the following seven research disciplines:

Protein Structure and Function, Synthetic Biology and Signalling, Neurosciences, Immunology/Virology, Molecular Medicine, Developmental Biology and Molecular Plant Sciences

Presently the school counts 65 PhD students at different stages of their doctoral work.

The entire program is run in English. Knowledge of German is not necessary.

We expect:
- an excellent recent university degree: M.Sc. or German diploma (candidates about to obtain such a degree are welcome to apply).
- motivation & interest to join one of the interdisciplinary research areas of the Graduate School
- communication skills in English
- interest and creativity to shape your own thesis project and select your thesis committee

We offer:
- a doctoral fellowship
- a high-profile research environment
- an exchange program with universities and industry around the world
- an efficient supervision and mentoring program
- courses in novel technologies and soft skills
- an interdisciplinary teaching program
- a campus in the center of the city with lecture rooms, social & guest rooms

If you are interested, go to our homepage: www.sgbm.uni-freiburg.de. Deadline for submission of applications: March 28, 2016. Decisions will be communicated to applicants in early July 2016 and selected applicants will be able to start in late September 2016.


Anfangsdatum: 15. Februar 2016

geschätzte Dauer: 3-4 Jahre

Homepage: http://www.sgbm.uni-freiburg.de

7 de febrero de 2016

3 marine and freshwater research positions (Il, USA)

The Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research at the John G. Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, announces three open positions. We seek to hire a Director of Marine Research, a Director of Freshwater Research, and a Research Biologist/Instructor with a Great Lakes focus.
Position announcements are available online at http://sheddaquarium.applicantstack.com/x/openings. Please distribute widely. Apologies for cross-posting.

*Rebecca Gericke*
Conservation and Research Programs Manager
Daniel P. Haerther Center for Conservation and Research
John G. Shedd Aquarium
www.sheddaquarium.org
Follow us on Twitter @SheddResearch <https://twitter.com/SheddResearch>

Hymenoptera Short Course (North Carolina, USA)

The Entomological Society of Washington (entsocwash.org) and Highlands Biological Station (highlandsbiological.org) are pleased to announce the seventh offering of HYM Course (hymcourse.org), scheduled forAugust 8–20, 2016, at Highlands Biological Station in North Carolina.

The main objective of the course is to provide participants with knowledge and experience in identifying parasitic and predatory wasps, sawflies, wood wasps, bees, and ants. We will also present information on the natural history of wasps, bees, and ants, and that information will be reinforced with fieldwork. Techniques used to collect, rear, preserve, and curate wasps, bees, and ants will be presented in a hands-on manner to allow participants to learn directly by doing.

The course is limited to 20 participants. Applications are due February 29, 2016. Please visit the HYM Course website (hymcourse.org) for details, including information on how to apply, costs for taking the course, and frequently asked questions.

We look forward to seeing you in North Carolina!
Instructors, HYM Course 2016

6 de febrero de 2016

4th International Marine Conservation Congress (Canada)

The 4th International Marine Conservation Congress (IMCC4), Making Marine
Science Matter, will be held from 31 July-3 August 2016 at the Delta
Conference Centre, St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (YYT). It's
time to start writing your abstract!

The Call for Abstracts is open until 7 March 2016. Instructions for
submitting via the online system are posted now at:

http://conbio.org/mini-sites/imcc-2016/registration-participation/call-for-abstracts/

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A new conference, OceansOnline, will immediately follow IMCC4. OceansOnline
will be held 4 August 2016.

The information in the above link also includes guidelines for submitting
proposals for OceansOnline facilitated discussions.

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For all the latest IMCC4 and OceansOnline updates follow our social media
accounts and the #IMCC4 and #OceansOnline hashtags.
Twitter: @IMCC2016 & @OceansOnline
Facebook: IMCC: International Marine Conservation Congress
Blog: https://imcc2016.wordpress.com/

5 de febrero de 2016

40 becas para estudiantes internacionales en Italia

Becas de 11000 euros brutos para estudiar en la Universidad de Bolonia (Italia)

- Menores de 30
- SAT o GRE aprobados antes de la resolución
- Aceptados para entrar en la universidad

  • Publication of the call for applications: January 2016 - the call is now available
  • Applications deadline: 31 March 2016 at 5.00 pm (CET)
  • Publication of results: April 2016 

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