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8 de octubre de 2018

Auxiliar técnico veterinario con felinos y primates (España)


VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

Número de vacante
2018-11-PRVT
Fecha de cierre
20/10/2018
Salario
between € 800,- and € 996,- gross per month (x 14 payments) based on a 22 hour working week
Ubicación
Primadomus (Spain)
Horas por semana
22 hours per week

INSCRÍBETE


AAP – Animal Advocacy and Protection

Location: Primadomus (Spain)



AAP is a Dutch organisation that operates at two locations; Almere (The Netherlands), and Villena (Alicante, Spain). The goal and ideal of AAP is to improve the welfare of abused or neglected exotic mammals from all over Europe in a professional manner. This is achieved by providing shelter to exotic animals that were illegally traded, or that were housed at circuses, laboratories, or private owners. For most animals we will find suitable homes in zoos, reserves or in our own sanctuary, after rehabilitation in our centres.



AAP is an internationally renowned knowledge centre. AAP is actively and strategically involved in animal welfare issues by influencing both Dutch and European policy- and decision-makers and by working together with professional groups at national and international level. AAP distinguishes itself by having an enormous passion and a professional, open culture. Our core values, accessibility, dedication, and inventiveness form important guidelines of our culture.



AAP operates from their two locations in Almere (The Netherlands) and Villena (Alicante, Spain). In total, we employ about 115 paid staff and more than 220 volunteers. The Spanish department is AAP Primadomus and is located at the foot of the Sierra de Salinas, one of the most important natural protected environments of Villena. At AAP Primadomus, we employ about 21 paid staff and more than 15 volunteers. At Primadomus, we mainly house primates and big cats.



For our Specialists Team in AAP Primadomus (Spain), part of the department of Rescue & Rehabilitation, we are looking for a


VETERINARY TECHNICIAN

(22 hours per week)



Specialists Team

Within the department Rescue and Rehabilitation, the Specialists Team is involved in the veterinary and behavioural rehabilitation of the animals in both Almere and Primadomus. The well-being of animals at AAP is the joint responsibility of caretakers, animal care team leaders, and the specialists. The veterinarians and their assistants handle the preventive and curative veterinary care. As assistant of the veterinary specialists, you are responsible for supporting the veterinary processes.



Your role

You are part of the AAP Specialists team, with team members in Almere and in Primadomus.

As veterinary technician, you are involved in supporting the veterinarian in Primadomus (Spain). You take care of the veterinary administration and organisation of veterinary procedures. You assist the veterinarians in examinations and treatments of exotic mammals, and you will prepare and assist surgical procedures. You process samples and make sure that instrumentation and the veterinary rooms are clean. At the different animal departments, you organise preventive veterinary care according to procedures. You enjoy working in a team, and you are flexible, cooperative, and you cope well with stress. You are willing to work in weekends and during holidays according to duty rota.



Your manager will reside in Almere, as will the head veterinarian. The Primadomus veterinarian is your functional manager.



Your experience
Completed Veterinary Technician education (for Spanish applicants, completed Auxiliar Técnico Veterinario);
At least three years of experience in practical work with animals as a veterinary technician. This implies that you can take blood samples, handle samples for shipment, assist veterinarian in surgeries and veterinary procedures, etc;
Preferably practical experience with exotic mammals;
Excellent written and verbal English (conform the European reference frame: B1) and Spanish;
Able to work with relevant computer programs (e.g. Word, Excel);
Strong organisational skills with the ability to work independently;
Work with procedures and work instructions in a disciplined manner;
Work conscientiously and efficiently;
Cooperate well and able to share information and knowledge in a pleasant manner;
Show initiative and confidence;
Can cope well with stressful and/or emergency situations;
Solution-oriented attitude;
Good physical condition;
Willing to work in weekends and during holidays;
You have a driver’s license.

Our offer
We are offering a position with a great deal of responsibility. This will take place in an open and professional organization with animals and people at its heart, located in a natural environment. Your salary based on relevant working experience is between € 800,- and € 996,- gross per month (x 14 payments) based on a 22 hour working week, with the possibility to grow each year according you development.

Want to know more or apply right away?
For further information call Godelieve Kranendonk, Manager of the Specialists Team, phone number +31 365 238 760. Send your application letter and CV in English before October 20th, using the red application button on our site or by e-mail to working.at@aap.nl, mentioning number 2018-11-PRVT to the attention of Elly Koppers, Team manager Human Resources.
Please note that only applications in English will be considered for this vacancy!

Carrying out a practical assignment is part of the application process.

7 de octubre de 2018

Trabaja cuidando grandes felinos (España)

Please note that only applications in English will be considered for this vacancy!

EXPERIENCED CARETAKER BIG CATS

Número de vacante
2018-09-PRECBC
Fecha de cierre
29/10/2018
Salario
between € 1.009,- and € 1.220,- gross per month (x 14 payments) based on a 32 hour working week
Ubicación
Primadomus (Spain)
Horas por semana
32
INSCRÍBETE


The work and goals of AAP are to improve, in a professional manner, the welfare of abused or neglected primates and small to medium sized exotic mammals from all over Europe. This is achieved by providing shelter for animals from the illegal trade, circuses or private individuals. For most of the animals we find suitable homes worldwide in reserves, zoos, or in our own permanent shelter.


AAP is also actively and strategically involved in animal welfare issues by influencing European policy and decision-makers in this field and working together with professional groups at home and abroad. Furthermore, AAP is an international authoritative knowledge centre.


AAP carries out this work from their 2 locations, one located in Almere (The Netherlands) and one in Villena (Alicante, Spain). In total, we employ about 115 paid staff and more than 220 volunteers. The Spanish department is AAP Primadomus and is located at the foot of the Sierra de Salinas, one of the most important natural protected environments of Villena. AAP distinguishes itself by having an enormous passion and a professional, open culture. Our core values, accessibility, dedication and inventiveness form important guidelines of our culture. In April 2015 AAP Primadomus started rescuing big cats. The Big Cat Department consists of three buildings with extensive outside enclosures able to house up to 50 animals.


For the Big Cat Department in AAP Primadomus (Spain) we are now looking for an enthusiastic:


EXPERIENCED CARETAKER BIG CATS
(32 HOURS PER WEEK)


Your role

As an experienced caretaker you are responsible for the daily care of the lions, tigers, leopards and other wild cats housed in our rescue centre. The practical work consist mainly of cleaning, feeding, observing, providing behavioural enrichment, assisting the work of our veterinarian, animal training and assisting in the rehabilitation of the big cats. You will be part of a small team of experienced caretakers working according to standard procedures and a hands-off policy. You will guide other less experienced caretakers, trainees and (foreign) volunteers, undertake a number of administrative tasks and be flexible enough to work Saturdays or Sundays. The department’s team leader will direct you.


Requirements
Affinity with the ideals and goals of AAP
Minimum of 2 years of experience in the husbandry of with big cats
Preferably experience with big cat positive reinforcement training and social introductions
Experience with other large carnivores will be an advantage
Capable of writing and implement working instructions and procedures
Good understanding of field-specific exhibit requirements
In good physical shape and able to handle stress
Capable of working independently but also as a team player
Prepared to share knowledge and information
Competent in both oral and written English
Capable of working with relevant computer programs (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)



We offer

We are offering a position with a great deal of responsibility. This will take place in an open and professional organization with animals and people at its heart, located in a natural environment.

Your salary based on relevant working experience is between € 1.009,- and € 1.220,- gross per month (x 14 payments) based on a 32 hour working week, with the possibility to grow each year according you development.


Want to know more or apply right away?
For further information send an email to Pablo Delgado, - pablo.delgado@aap.nl, mobile +34 661 940 442– Team Leader Big Cat Department AAP Primadomus.
Send your application letter and CV in English before October 29th, using the red application button on our site or by e-mail to working.at@aap.nl, mentioning number 2018-09-PRECBC to the attention of Elly Koppers, Team manager Human Resources.

Please note that only applications in English will be considered for this vacancy!

Carrying out a practical assignment is part of the application process.

6 de octubre de 2018

Postdoc y asistente de investigación sobre corales en UK

The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of St. Andrews, UK has 2 vacancies in biomineralisation:

Post-doctoral research fellow (3 years) on the NERC funded project 'Trace element and isotope partitioning in carbonates in simulated biological environments'<https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/welcome.aspx>.

Post-graduate research assistant (9 months) on the Leverhulme Trust funded project 'The control of coral biomineralisation'<https://www.vacancies.st-andrews.ac.uk/welcome.aspx> .

For further information, potential applicants can contact Nicola Allison (na9 at st-andrews.ac.uk). Closing date 22 October 2018.

5 de octubre de 2018

Imparte clases marinas y tropicales en una isla al sur de las Bahamas

On an annual basis, teach the Principles of Marine Resource Management course during two semester programs and one-third of the two summer courses, Tropical Marine Ecosystems and Applied Marine Research Techniques. Lead designated components of the Center's Strategic Research Plan and, as part of this, oversee, mentor, and grade the student directed research projects related to these research lines.

Institutional Mission:
SFS creates transformative study abroad experiences through field-based
learning and research. Our educational programs explore the human and
ecological dimensions of the complex environmental problems faced by our
local partners, contributing to sustainable solutions in the places where we
live and work. The SFS community is part of a growing network of individuals
and institutions committed to environmental stewardship.

Program Focus:
SFS works with government departments and other local stakeholders to help
develop management strategies that will conserve marine biodiversity and
provide sustainable economic opportunities for island residents. With so
many local residents dependent upon the marine environment for their
livelihood, finding viable options for managing fisheries and conserving
critical habitats as coastal development and tourism grow, is crucial.

Course Description:
The Principles of Marine Resource Management course introduces students to
concepts underpinning the sustainable exploitation of living marine
resources, providing a link between the complementary courses offered in the
program, Environmental Policy and Socioeconomic Values, and Tropical Marine
Ecology. Topical areas include: fishing techniques and their impacts;
resource assessment and monitoring; fisheries management approaches,
particularly as they apply to small island nations; coastal zone management;
environmental impacts of coastal development and tourism, and climate change
in island systems.

The successful candidate will provide high quality, modern and experiential
teaching in critical environmental issues in an interdisciplinary
curriculum, and participate fully in the implementation of the Center's
strategic plan that addresses these issues. The publication of research
results is critical. The successful candidate will work closely with other
faculty members to deliver an interdisciplinary program through education
and research in a field setting. Each lecturer is expected to provide high
quality, inquiry-based teaching and to lead students in Directed Research
projects defined in the Center's research plan.

Applicants are encouraged to review course syllabi and program descriptions
on the SFS website: http://www.fieldstudies.org/tci


Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching

* As part of an interdisciplinary teaching team, teach one-third of
the academic program (i.e. 60 contact hours per semester, 20 per summer
program)
* Plan, revise, and effectively deliver a challenging, problem-based
interdisciplinary curriculum
* Organize lectures and prepare course materials in a timely and
professional manner
* Adhere to the daily academic schedule
* Prepare, administer, and grade assignments, quizzes, mid-term and
final examinations
* Supervise and mentor up to 12 students in Directed Research projects
* Actively support and counsel students on academic issues
* Maintain records of lectures, exams, quizzes, readings, field
experiences and homework assignments


Research

* Conduct designated research according to the Center's Strategic
Research Plan
* Identify appropriate components of the Center's Strategic Research
Plan suitable for student Directed Research projects
* Prepare research results for clients and partners and for
publication and conference presentations
* Assist in the creation and implementation of Center research
policies, priorities, budgets as required
* Follow data management, record keeping, and reporting systems
* Present research findings at local and international conferences
(budget dependent)


Administration

* Participate in planning activities prior to the program start and
in review/analysis following students' departure
* Participate in training activities for new Center staff prior to and
during the program, particularly interns
* Participate in and lead parts of the orientation and re-entry
components of the program presented to students at the beginning and end of
each program period
* In cooperation with other Center staff, provide day-to-day
coordination of interns as delegated by the Center Director
* Participate in resolving group management issues and student
discipline problems
* Participate in preparation of the final reports, academic handbook
and guidebook revisions and other required reports
* As requested by the center director, assist with other logistical,
group management and administrative tasks


Safety & Risk Management

* Take responsibility, as an individual and as a member of the Center
faculty/staff team, for the safety of all program participants
* Participate in the review and revision of Center risk assessment and
management plans
* Recommend and review policies and procedures needed to manage risks
* Know the emergency procedures plan for the Center, including
evacuation plan
* Participate in the safety portions of the on-site orientation and
conduct safety briefings for students and/or staff
* Complete incident reports when appropriate and contribute to safety
audits
* Comply with, actively model, and enforce all SFS and Center policies
and procedures
* Ensure that first-aid certifications are kept up to date via
periodic courses offered by SFS between program sessions



Daily Center Life

* Live on-site for the duration of each program period and take meals
with the students
* On a rotating basis, take responsibility for Center-specific "staff
of the day" duties
* Take part in, and occasionally lead community outreach, Center
upkeep projects, social and field activities
* At the request of the Center Director, serve as caretaker for center
during program breaks and center rentals
* Drive standard transmission vehicles and boats as needed
* Adhere to, actively model and enforce all SFS and Center policies
and procedures


Minimum qualifications

* Ability to obtain Turks & Caicos work permit
* Ph.D. and university-level teaching experience in fisheries
assessment and management, or a related field. Familiarity with spiny
lobster and queen conch fisheries would be highly beneficial
* Field research experience, preferably in the areas of stock
assessment and marine reserve planning
* Demonstrated ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary
teaching and research team
* Good track record of research publications
* Certified SCUBA diver, Divemaster highly preferred
* Demonstrated commitment to environmental issues


Preferred Qualifications

* Demonstrated experience working in collaboration with small island
governments
* Residential student group management and risk management experience
highly desirable
* Proven track record of grant writing success
* Current first aid certification
* Small boat handling experience


Other Expectations

* Willingness to work flexible hours and live on site at the field
station with a small team of permanent staff, groups of US undergraduate
students and visiting researchers or programs
* Participation in all Center activities
* Represent SFS at local and international meetings and conferences
* At all times, work to ensure good relations between the SFS and the
local community

Compensation/Benefits

Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. Comprehensive
benefits package and on-site room and board included.

Location:
South Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands

Reports to:
Center Director and the Office of Academic Affairs

Start Date:
January 7, 2018 (with some flexibility)

To Apply: Submit a cover letter outlining relevant experiences and
addressing the qualifications and expectations stated above and curriculum
vitae online at https://fieldstudies.catsone.com/careers/index.php?m=portal
<https://fieldstudies.catsone.com/careers/index.php?m=portal&a=details&jobOr
derID=11397785
> &a=details&jobOrderID=11397785

Recommendation letters will be required upon request.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

Inquiries about the position may be directed to the SFS Dean, Mark Seifert
at academics@fieldstudies.org

4 de octubre de 2018

Postdoc in cognitive neuroscience (Germany)

The Biological Psychology group at the Department of Psychology and Sports Science invites applications for a

postdoctoral position

in cognitive neuroscience. The position is available oas of now. The position is funded (50 %) according to § 2 WissZeitVG and § 65 HHG with the opportunity of own scientific training. Scientific employees are – unless the allowed maximum duration of a temporary employment is exceeded – generally employed for an initial duration of 3 years with a possibility of extension for an additional 3 years, if the above-mentioned requirements are fulfilled. Until December 31th, 2021, the increase to a full position is funded by the project grant “The interaction of visual and motivational salience in natural-scene perception”. In agreement with current regulations, the position is on the TV-H E 13 scale for public employees.

The project will investigate the influence of motivational and perceptual factors on category learning and reward learning using fMRI. The department offers a research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner with eye-tracking and peripheral physiology equipment. The project is part of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TRR 135 under the umbrella theme “Cardinal mechanisms of perception: Prediction, valuation, categorization” (www.sfb-perception.de). The Collaborative Research Centre offers a creative, cooperative environment uniting leading experts in vision research.

The successful candidate will be responsible for collecting and analyzing fMRI data using computational models of learning and decision-making, writing scientific papers and teaching in biological psychology according to the teaching regulations of Hesse. We encourage research visits in collaborating research groups abroad (Princeton University, PI: Yael Niv).

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, biology or a related field. Candidates should have good programming skills and experience with fMRI and/or with computational modeling of learning or decision making.

The Justus Liebig University, Giessen seeks to support women in scientific research. Therefore we strongly encourage women to apply for the available position. As a family friendly institution of higher education, the Justus Liebig University, Giessen, welcomes applicants with children.

Please send your application (CV, transcripts or degree certificates, a brief statement of research interests and contact details of two referees) by October 12th, 2018 to the President of Justus Liebig University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethe-strasse 58, 35390 Giessen, Germany, stating the application number 646/22068/06. Please send a copy by e-mail to stellenmarkt@admin.uni-giessen.de as a single pdf file. Preference will be given to disabled applicants with equal qualifications.

For further details, please contact Bianca Wittmann:
Phone +49-641-99 26160, E-Mail : bianca.wittmann@psychol.uni-giessen.de

3 de octubre de 2018

Postdoc in marine ecology (Portugal)

Title: Postdoctoral researcher in Ecological Niche Modelling of marine
organisms

Start: January 2019

Location: ISPA - Universitary Institute, Lisbon, Portugal

MARE - Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre

Responsible Investigator: Goncalo Silva -
http://www.ispa.pt/pessoa/goncalo-silva

Job URL:
http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=showAnuncioOport
unities&jobId
4145&idc=1

Contract length: 30 months

Contract terms: 2.128,34euro/ month gross salary (14 salaries/ year)

Application deadline 19^th of November

Starting date: January 2019

MARE-ISPA Ecology Lab seeks to hire a full time postdoctoral researcher
for ecological niche modelling on marine organisms, particularly on
small pelagic fish, under the project SardiTemp - The impact of
climate change on the ecology and dynamics of small pelagic fish"
reference LISBOA-01-0145-FEDER-032209, funded by Investment and
Structural European Funds (FEEI) - through Programa Operacional
Regional de Lisboa and by National Funds through FCT.

Our lab investigates the consequences of climate change on marine
organisms, with focus on marine fish, some aspects of biology and
ecology of a variety of taxa, marine protected areas, and patterns and
processes that shape marine species distributions. The candidate must
be capable of developing Ecological Niche Modelling of marine species,
relating biological data with oceanographic and satellite data.
The candidate must hold a doctoral degree (mandatory) preferably in
biological sciences, computation sciences or related areas (optional)
and must have previous experience in ecological niches modelling in
marine environment through mechanistic and/or correlative methods.
Candidates who hold a doctoral degree in a different scientific field
than the ones mentioned before, but hold experience in the required
areas will also be considered. The candidate must have a record of
publications of merit in one of the areas mentioned above, in
particular, on ecological niche modelling in marine environment and as
a first author. The candidate must have advanced knowledge of
programming in R and/Python.

Please consult the full announcement
http://www.eracareers.pt/opportunities/index.aspx?task=showAnuncioOport
unities&jobId
4145&idc=1 and send your application to
ci-candidaturas@ispa.pt and to concursos-ci@ispa.pt.

Goncalo Silva

Investigador / Researcher

ISPA, CRL.

Rua Jardim do Tabaco, no 34 - 1149-041 Lisboa - Portugal

Tel.: (+351) 966647732

Fax: (+351) 218860954

e-mail: gsilva@ispa.pt

website: www.ispa.pt

2 de octubre de 2018

Oferta de doctorado en neurociencia (Alemania)

The Biological Psychology group at the Department of Psychology and Sports Science invites applications for a

PhD position

in cognitive neuroscience. The position is available as of now until December 31st, 2021 and is funded by the project grant “The interaction of visual and motivational salience in natural-scene perception” In agreement with current regulations, the position is on the TV-H E13 scale (65%) for public employees.

The project is part of the Collaborative Research Centre SFB/TRR 135 under the umbrella theme “Cardinal mechanisms of perception: Prediction, valuation, categorization” (www.sfb-perception.de). We offer a highly motivated environment with excellent conditions for scientific training. The research centre unites leading experts in perception research.

The project will investigate the influence of motivational and perceptual factors on category learning and reward learning using fMRI. The department offers a research-dedicated 3T MRI scanner with eye-tracking and peripheral physiology equipment. The successful candidate will be responsible for collecting and analyzing fMRI data and for writing scientific papers. We encourage research visits in collaborating research groups abroad (Princeton University, PI: Yael Niv).

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience, psychology, biology or a related field and with a strong interest in cognitive neuroscience and the ability to work independently. Good programming skills and proficiency in English are essential; prior experience with fMRI is of advantage.

The Justus Liebig University, Giessen seeks to support women in scientific research. Therefore we strongly encourage women to apply for the available position. As a family friendly institution of higher education, the Justus Liebig University, Giessen, welcomes applicants with children.

Please send your application (CV, transcripts or degree certificates, a brief statement of research interests and contact details of two referees) by October 12th, 2018 to Prof. Dr. Bianca Wittmann, Department of Biological Psychology, Otto-Behaghel-Strasse 10/F, 35394 Giessen, Germany, stating the application number 645/22007/06.

Please send a copy by e-mail to bianca.wittmann@psychol.uni-giessen.de as a single pdf file. Preference will be given to disabled applicants with equal qualifications.

For further details, please contact Bianca Wittmann: Phone +49-641-99-26160, E-Mail bianca.wittmann@psychol.uni-giessen.de

Anfangsdatum: 1. Oktober 2018

geschätzte Dauer: 31.12.2021

Homepage: http://https://www.uni-giessen.de/faculties/f06/psy/departments-1/biol

1 de octubre de 2018

Contrato predoctoral en biomedicina (Barcelona, España)

The group directed by Antonio Gentilella at the Laboratory of Metabolism and Cancer, IDIBELL, Barcelona, offers a 4-years FPI contract for highly motivated candidates willing to carry out a PhD in biomedicine.  

The group focuses on understanding the mechanisms by which oncogenic transformation reorganizes the cellular translational landscape, particularly (1) how metabolic changes alter the repertoire of translated mRNAs and (2) how cancer cells can exploit those translational networks to survive and overcome standard of care chemotherapeutic regimens in colorectal cancer, and potentially other tumor types. In this regard we have recently identified a specialized subset of 40S ribosomes that bind and preserve a discrete population of anabolic mRNAs which play a central role in cell growth and proliferation (Gentilella et al., Molecular CELL 17). By a set of in vitro and in vivo approaches we are now understanding how cancer cells can make use of this mechanism to overcome the detrimental effect of chemotherapy, paving the way for redesigning the therapeutic approach. 

Requirements 
The candidate should possess a Master Degree in Biomedicine or equivalent, with excellent academic records and good communication skills. The project associated to this scholarship requires solid grounds (theoretical and practical) in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Previous research experiences in those fields will be highly valued as well as a strong scientific curiosity.

What we offer 
A 4 years FPI contract associated with the project SAF2017-84301-P 


Documents required
To apply please send your CV, cover letter, and the contact information of at least one reference to : 

antonio.gentilella@ub.edu 

to learn more : 
Gentilella A.* et al. “Autogenous control of 5’TOP mRNA stability by 40S ribosomes” 
Molecular Cell. Jul 6;67(1):55-70.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2017.06.005.        * corresponding

Gentilella A.* et al.   “A liaison between mTOR signaling, ribosome biogenesis and cancer.”
Biochim Biophys Acta. 2015 Feb 28. doi: 10.1016/j.bbagrm.2015.02.005.

Gentilella A, Thomas G   “Cancer biology: The director's cut.”
Nature. 2012 May 2;485(7396):50-1. doi: 10.1038/485050a. 

30 de septiembre de 2018

Prácticas remuneradas enseñando ciencias del mar en una isla de Florida

Do you enjoy working with students of all ages? Are you looking for a job that allows you the opportunity to kayak, snorkel, and share the marine environment? Are you a self-motivated, hard-working individual? Then the Pigeon Key Foundation, a 501(c) not-for-profit organization, is looking for you to be a part of our 2019 intern team. Start date in mid-February with a TBD end date in mid-August. Possibility of full-time employment may exist to hired interns who demonstrate a superior ability at the position. Internship provides weekly stipend and on-island housing, as well as food when groups are present.

Marine Science Education Intern Responsibilities:

**This list is not exhaustive but will give interested applicants a better idea of what jobs will be required of them. We are a small organization. We do not hire a janitorial, cooking, or maintenance staff. Each person living and working on the island is required to pitch in. If you do not agree with the statement “if a task needs doing, it is in my job description” please do not apply for this internship.**

Marine Education (65% of internship)
Lead both classroom and hands-on learning activities for students age K-college on a variety of marine science subjects. Hands-on activities include fishing, kayaking, snorkeling, and invertebrate collection.
Days will be long (sometimes 6am-10pm) and often include weekends. Other group-related tasks will include cooking, cleaning, equipment prep/clean-up, etc.
While groups are on-island they are our number one priority.
Summer Camps (3-4 weeks in July/August) will require interns to perform all of the above duties, plus participate in camp activities and be overnight counselors in the student dorms



Island Maintenance (20% of internship)
When groups are not on island, interns will be responsible for island upkeep and preparing for upcoming groups.
Days will be mostly 9am-5pm M-F schedule, but that can change based on what needs doing and the weather.
Will include, but not limited to, cleaning, sweeping, mopping, raking, weed whacking, washing sheets, painting, maintaining island grounds, cleaning aquariums, etc.



Office Work (5%)
Making group workbooks, expanding and updating curriculum, maintaining membership list, writing articles for the foundation's newsletter, blog entries, etc.
Interns with demonstrated responsibility and integrity may be asked to assist with the foundation’s social media accounts (facebook, instagram, etc.)



Various (10%)
Representing the foundation at various events in the community, running work errands, outreach programs, summer camps, etc. This list is not exhaustive.



The successful applicant will be able to live and work well with people of various backgrounds in a small-work environment. The ability to separate personal issues from professional time (and the ability to resolve any personal issues quickly with little conflict) is crucial to this position.

Interns will live on Pigeon Key, a 5-acre island in the middle of the Florida Keys and a historical landmark. Interns are encouraged to dive, fish, and explore the Florida Keys island chain on their days off, which are limited but do exist!

Qualifications:
Enrolled in or a recent graduate of a degree program in biology, marine biology, zoology, science education, or a related field.
A high level of interest (experience preferred) in teaching students of diverse ages and backgrounds
Excellent public speaking skills for audiences of various ages and abilities
Experienced swimmer (preference will be given to applicants with current or previous lifeguarding, instructing, or diving experience)
An optimistic, “can-do” attitude
Willingness to cook, clean, and do yardwork
The ability to work independently and in a team setting while foreseeing and quickly correcting potential problems
The ability to work well with others in a small organization where your coworkers are also your roommates.
Experience with Microsoft Office, Google Drive and various social media formats preferred but not required

Salary: $100/week plus housing (shared), and meals while groups are present

HOW TO APPLY

Send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Operations Director Chris Rowell at Pigeonkeyops@gmail.com Please send materials in ONE e-mail and mention how you learned about the internship. Applicants without a cover letter or who send separate emails will not be considered. Review of applications will begin as received. Qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule interviews via SKYPE & hiring will be conducted on a rolling basis. The final application deadline is November, 30th, 2018. If you are selected for an interview, you will be notified.

Last Date to apply: November 30th, 2018

29 de septiembre de 2018

Oferta de doctorado en ecología evolutiva de plantas en Argentina y Alemania

PhD position in Evolutionary Plant Ecology on local adaptation of  Southern beech

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to work on local
adaptation of Southern beech (/Nothofagus pumilio/) along the
latitudinal and elevational gradients of the Andes in Patagonia,
Argentina. The project will combine genomic and dendroecological data in
association studies flanked by the analysis of gene flow and population
structure in Southern beech. Field work involves the collection of
/Nothofagus/ samples for genetic analyses and the extraction of tree
cores and is planned for 02/2019 – 03/2019 and 02/2020 – 03/2020.
Further longer term stays are anticipated at the INTA lab in Bariloche.
Lab analyses include NextGen sequencing of at least 800 candidate genes
in 500 individuals, genotyping with microsatellites, and the measurement
of annual increment from tree cores. The project is closely linked to
the H2020 project GenTree (http://www.gentree-h2020.eu/) and will
include comparative data analyses with European tree species currently
under study there.

*What we offer*

The project is funded by the German Research Council (DFG) and is
carried out in close collaboration among researchers from the Faculty of
Biology of the Philipps University Marburg, Germany and from INTA
Bariloche, Argentina. Working place will be in Marburg, field work and
parts of the lab work will be carried out in Bariloche.Marburg is a
vibrant and tradition-rich university uniting ground-breaking research
with excellent support for young scholars and researchers. Biodiversity
and climate research are among the core research fields at the
Philipps-Universität Marburg offers a charming setting with a medieval
historical city center and vivid student life.

The position will open on January 15^th , 2019 for three years. The
salary is payed according to a public service position (65% of a TV-H
E13 position) which equals a gross salary of about 2400 €. From this,
tax allowance, health insurance, social security etc. are withdrawn
automatically, and the PhD students receives a net salary of ~ 1500 €
(for an unmarried person without children) in the first year. In the
second and third year this increases to 2650 € and ~ 1700 € respectively).

PhD students will have the opportunity to enroll in courses offered by
the Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office, the
Higher Education Didactics Office, and the Human Resources Development
Office, and can participate in summer schools offered by EvolTree & GenTree.

*What we expect*

The successful applicant will hold an MSc-degree or equivalent (a degree
with a standard period of study of at least 8 semesters) in Biology,
Forestry, Geography or a related relevant discipline. The working
language in the project is English. The ability to communicate and
collaborate in an international team is required, as is the ability to
work independently under physically and mentally demanding field
conditions. As this dendrogenetic study lies at the crossroad of
dendroecology and association genomics, a broad interest in these topics
and the willingness for extensive literature surveys is required. We
expect good knowledge in data handling and statistics. Prior experience
in any of the fields of population genetics, dendroecology,
bioinformatics, as well as in field work is beneficial. The capability
to interpret scientific results and very good writing skills should be
documented by a very good thesis or previous publications.

*For science related questions, please contact*

Dr. Katrin Heer (katrin-heer@uni-marburg.de)

Dr. Lars Opgenoorth (opgenoorth@uni-marburg.de)

Dr. Paula Marchelli (marchelli.paula@inta.gob.ar)

Dr. Alejandro Martínez Meier (martinezmeier.a@inta.gob.ar).

*Further information*

Marburg Research Academy (MARA)

https://www.uni-marburg.de/en/mara

Doctoral Regulations at Philipps University Marburg

https://www.uni-marburg.de/fb17/studium/studiengaenge/promotion/englischepromotionsordnung.pdf__

*How to apply*

Send your application (including a motivation letter, CV, certificates
and contact details of at least two references) mentioning the
registration number fb17-0031-wmz-2018 as a sin-gle PDF to the Faculty
of Biology of the Philipps-University of Marburg, to Galina Bauer,
bau-erg@biologie.uni-marburg.de ; deadline 26th October 2018.

Please consult the official announcement that includes all legal terms
under the following link:

https://www.uni-marburg.de/de/universitaet/administration/verwaltung/dezernat2/personalabteilung/bewerber/stellen/wissenschaftliche-stellen/wissenschaftliche-stellen

28 de septiembre de 2018

Proyecto de master en genética de plantas (Chequia)

MSc project: Endosperm-based hybridisation barriers in wild Arabidopsis
Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, Charles University in Prague,
Czech Republic

Polyploidy (whole genome duplication) has played a major role in plant
evolution. Most angiosperms are polyploid, and the model plant species,
Arabidopsis arenosa has naturally occurring diploid and autotetraploid
cytotypes. Diploid and tetraploid populations meet at several stable
contact zones across Europe, where mixed ploidy populations occur. Despite
the two cytotypes being close enough to exchange genes, triploid
individuals are rare.

Endosperm-based hybridisation barriers are known to play an important role
in the patterns of gene flow between different species of Arabidopsis, but
we are interested in exploring the role of endosperm development in
interploidy crosses within a species, and the post-zygotic mechanisms
resulting in the apparent selection against triploids.

The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr Emma Morgan, as part of
Dr Filip Kolář’s multidisciplinary team of Plant Ecological Genomics at
Charles University in Prague (https://botany.natur.cuni.cz/ecolgen/).

The main techniques used will be:
(1) crossing experiments between plants of different ploidies and lineages
(2) visualising endosperm cellularisation using confocal microscopy
(3) screening of ploidy levels using flow cytometry

We offer:
(1) additional experience with collaboration with other researchers and
students
(2) work in the historical centre of the UNESCO heritage site of Prague city
(3) a possible contribution towards living costs in Prague (funding to be
verified)

We require:
(1) BSc degree in Biology/Ecology or a related field
(2) motivation for interdisciplinary research at the border of ecology,
botany and experimental plant biology

Desirable:
(1) experience with design and data analysis of ecological experiments

Interested students should contact Dr Emma Morgan with a CV, short
motivation letter and contacts of two referees. Applications will be gladly
accepted asap, but start date is negotiable.



Emma Morgan
Postdoctoral researcher
Department of Botany
Charles University in Prague
Faculty of Science
Benatska 2, 128 01 Praha 2
Tel: +420 221 95 1641
morgane@natur.cuni.cz

27 de septiembre de 2018

Doctorado en fisiología molecular de plantas (Alemania)

Our research group "Assimilate Allocation and NMR" investigates growth processes in seeds and specific physiological features like assimilate uptake and storage metabolism in developing seeds. We seek for a motivated person for work in the frame of a new DFG-funded project on maize kernel development.

Your tasks:
•Growth and analysis of maize plants
•Analysis of plant material using qRT-PCR
•Metabolic characterization of plant material
•Analysis of scientific datasets including basic statistics
•Willingness to visit partner labs in US/France

Your qualifications and skills:
•Knowledge in plant molecular physiology and preferentially seed physiology
•Working experience in qRT-PCR, expression profiling, metabolite analysis using LC/MS
•English language

The position is limited to 36 months, starting December 1st 2018 or later. Gross salary up to 65% E13 TV-L is provided. If you need further information feel free to contact Priv.-Doz. Dr. Hardy Rolletschek (rollet@ipk-gatersleben.de).

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