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23 de julio de 2017

Voluntariado con aves en Australia

Deadline 31st July!

We are looking for field assistants to help monitor nests of a small bird, large-billed gerygone for PhD project. The main objective of this research is to gain a better understanding of the breeding ecology of large-billed gerygone, and the coevolution between large-billed gerygone and little bronze-cuckoo. Research will be conducted in Cairns region, Queensland, Australia. We will be based in Cairns city, and travel to several sites in this area. Volunteer field assistants are needed from Sep. 15 to Nov. 15, 2017. The exact dates flexible but need to be around this time.

Overall duties will include nest searching and filming, collection of feather samples, behavioral observations, and data entry. The large-bill gerygone build nests over the water, and the height of nests varies from 1m to 5m. The study site is rugged, hot, and venomous snakes and ticks are quite common. Working days are long, with early starts, six days a week. Therefore, applicants must have good physical fitness to walk along the creek with a heavy ladder, withstand harsh conditions at the site, and maintain an energetic attitude despite long hours in hot and humid conditions. Work schedules and duties will vary, so flexibility is a must. Previous experience with fieldwork is highly desired, and nest searching experience is also preferred, but not required and a positive attitude is much more important than tons of field experience.
Food and housing will be provided, and assistants will enjoy fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities (Wallabies, platypus, koalas, kookaburra, etc.), proximity to Queensland rainforest and the surrounding area of Cairns.

To apply, send a cover letter detailing interests, previous relevant field research experience, dates of availability and a CV as well as a list of names and contact information for 2 referees to Hee-Jin Noh (hjnoh891@gmail.com).

Please feel free to enquire with any questions related to the application process or on the project in general.

22 de julio de 2017

Postdoc in Quantitative Movement Ecology on Seabird navigation

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher highly trained in quantitative movement ecology (statistical and mechanistic models) to fulfill a position of Postdoctoral Associate at the University of Florida's Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie, Fl. The candidate will work in a large international project funded by the Human Frontier Science Program, investigating the use of infrasound by seabird. The candidate will be in charge of developing a comprehensive movement ecology framework to investigate movement of seabirds in relationship to the infrasoundscape on
the open sea using a hierarchy of environmental cues at multiple nested scales. Lead PI is Dr. Samantha Patrick, from the Seabird Ecology Group (University of Liverpool, UK); co-PIs are Dr. Susana Clusella-Trullas (Stellenbosch University, South Africa), Dr. Jelle Assink (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, the Netherlands) and Dr. Mathieu Basille (University of Florida, USA). See below for the general project summary. The candidate will be located at the University of Florida's Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center in Davie, Fl, under the supervision of Dr. Basille. The project covers 3 years of postdoctoral research in each institution, and all postdoctoral researchers will tightly work together, including several extended stays at collaborators' institutions.

The postdoctoral researcher will be primarily in charge of developing
statistical and mechanistic models to investigate movement of seabirds in
relationship to the infrasoundscape. The postdoctoral researcher will also
be largely involved in hiring and supervising a Master's student for this
project, as well as training lab members (including graduate students) in
state-of-the art techniques in movement ecology.

Preferred Qualifications: A PhD is required as well as strong mathematical
and programming skills. Advanced knowledge of R and SQL (PostGIS) is
expected. Experience in Movement Ecology is highly desirable. Strong
publication record in peer-reviewed journals in Quantitative Ecology or
Biostatistics is highly desirable. Previous experience with Linux systems
preferred.

To apply: Please follow the instructions at UF Career
http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/ (job number 502790)



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General project summary:
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Seabirds have the longest migrations on earth and can travel 8 million km
in a lifetime, yet how they navigate across a seemingly featureless ocean
is still one of the greatest puzzles in nature. Evidence from mammalian and
insect systems shows that animals adjust their behavior in response to
infrasound and a handful of studies have suggested pigeons may use
infrasound for navigation. These low frequency sound waves can propagate
over hundreds of kilometers, creating “hills” and “valleys” of an
infrasoundscape that birds may use to navigate, like a topological map.
When combined with meteorological and oceanographic models, these maps can
be modeled to create real time soundscapes that individual seabirds could
use in movement decisions over spatial scales. By combining a network of 60
international atmospheric infrasound and hydro-acoustic monitoring stations
that detect signals from around the globe with a database of over 15,000
seabird movement tracks, we will have a unique opportunity to explore the
role of atmospheric and oceanic infrasound in navigation, respectively for
aerial and aquatic species. The mechanisms allowing animals to detect low
frequency sound has been identified in other taxa, and our study will
examine how seabird sensory organs may capture infrasound. The development
of an innovative movement framework grounded in landscape ecology will
allow us to assess determinants of large-scale movement, notably the effect
of infrasound in directing migration and commuting trips in the open ocean.
Furthermore, novel biologging devices, which can detect sound and
meteorological parameters, will be used to simultaneously capture movement,
infrasound and weather conditions to examine individual movement decisions
at fine scale. Finally, interspecific comparisons will assess the relative
importance of infrasound for seabird navigation, with respect to
phenotypical and phylogenetic differences, thus offering a complete
assessment of the physiology, behavior and physics underpinning the use of
infrasound in navigation.
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http://mathieu.basille.net/pub.asc

Learn more: http://mzl.la/1BsOGiZ

21 de julio de 2017

Se buscan anilladores de aves en Canadá

EXPERIENCED PASSERINE BANDERS (2) needed for fall migration-monitoring project at St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick, Canada. One can expect to catch a good variety of warblers, sparrows, flycatchers, vireos and thrushes; even the odd northern rarity at this small 15-net Station. Banders must have experience extracting birds from mist-nets, as well as handling and identifying passerines. Positions involve daily banding, record keeping and minor net maintenance. Two positions are open: one to start 24 August and the second to start 14 September; each for five weeks. Accommodation is provided at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre (www.huntsmanmarine.ca) and successful applicants will be eligible for a $350/week stipend. Having one’s own vehicle is very useful. Please submit a letter of interest, plus two references to Tracey Dean at tdean@huntsmanmarine.ca, outlining your previous banding experience including number of birds banded and extracted, and ability to identify birds in the hand.

20 de julio de 2017

Cerrado por vacac... ¡por expedición al Amazonas!


¡Me voy al Amazonas!
Quería escribir un artículo contando todos los detalles, pero no me ha dado tiempo...¡Tendrá que ser a la vuelta! Todavía estoy intentando meter todo eso en la mochila 🤦

Te cuento lo básico:

Voy a participar como "Science Leader" en una expedición de la British Exploring Society, una sociedad creada en 1932 por un miembro de aquella famosa expedición a la Antártida liderada por el Capitán Scott (la de la canción de Mecano, jeje).


Desde entonces, esta sociedad lleva cada año a jóvenes de entre 16 y 25 años a lugares remotos y espectaculares de todo el planeta, para aprender Ciencia a través de la aventura.

El año pasado me enteré de que buscaban científicos aventureros para varias expediciones y cuando conseguí que la baba dejara de mojar el teclado, solicité participar. En diciembre me entrevistaron en Londres (una entrevista muy divertida, que incluía guiar una expedición por Hyde Park) y en Enero me dieron la grata noticia: ¡Me seleccionaban para la expedición al Amazonas!

Así que, desde enero, he estado yendo y viniendo a UK para hacer todo tipo de cursillos y pruebas (orientación, seguridad, primeros auxilios, escalada de árboles...). 
Personalmente, estoy muy ilusionado, ya que uno de mis héroes es Don Miguel de la Quadra Salcedo y, a mi manera y salvando las distancias, voy a seguirle los pasos! (quizá cambiando un poco Historia por Ciencia).

Voy a estar totalmente incomunicado durante cinco semanas, así que el blog estará de vacaciones hasta primeros de Septiembre (y el email me temo que también, miedo me da ver la bandeja de entrada a la vuelta...).

Si quieres seguir nuestras aventuras, aquí irán apareciendo algunas actualizaciones. El nombre de mi equipo (nosotros los llamamos "fires") es Q'ero. También puedes seguirnos en twitter (@brit_exploring) buscando el hashtag #BEAMAZON17

¡Nos vemos en septiembre!

Voluntariado con aves en Argentina

Se buscan personas voluntarias para trabajar en proyecto de investigación: Ecología reproductiva de las aves que nidifican en cavidades de árboles en el Chaco Húmedo Argentino.

Lugar: Parque Nacional Chaco, Chaco, Argentina.
Período: 1/10/2017 al 31/01/2018.
Estadía mínima: 30 días.
Tareas: toma de datos en relación al estudio de nidificación de las aves. Búsqueda y monitoreo de nidos en cavidades. Estudio de comportamientos de nidificación. Colocación de cámaras time lapse, análisis de videos. Toma de variables ambientales.
Requisitos: personas predispuestas al trabajo de campo y a la convivencia dentro de un grupo de trabajo (incluye cocinar y mantener en orden el alojamiento), responsables, de buen humor, con estado físico para largas caminatas y una jornada extensa (5:30 -11:30 hs y 15:30-19:30 hs), tolerantes al calor y a los mosquitos.
Se otorga alojamiento, comida, seguro, certificado de participación, pasajes ida y vuelta al Parque Nacional según la cantidad de días de estadía.


Personas interesadas: enviar a Facundo Di Sallo (fdisallo@gmail.com con el asunto "Voluntariado PN Chaco") carta de intención (¿Por qué te gustaría trabajar en el proyecto?) y comentarios sobre tu experiencia en otros proyectos de investigación. Cartas de recomendación serán bienvenidas.

19 de julio de 2017

Becas de doctorado en biomedicina (Suiza)

The FMI PhD programs offers students the opportunity to carry out cutting-edge biomedical research in a stimulating, highly international and collaborative atmosphere. Affiliated with the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research and the University of Basel, the FMI provides interdisciplinary training and access to advanced technologies in the form of state-of-the-art technology platforms, e.g. advanced microscopy, genomics, proteomics, protein structure and bioinformatics.

PhD students work together with internationally recognized scientists in the fields of epigenetics, neurobiology, and quantitative biology, developing their research projects with their group leader. In addition to guidance from their advisor, students are also advised by their thesis committee members, as well as the FMI Dean of Students and the Guidance Counsellor who serve to support their academic and professional development.

A wide range of theoretical and practical courses is available at both the FMI and the University of Basel (see also Graduate Teaching Program of the University of Basel.) After completion of their research, submission of a written thesis and successful thesis defense, candidates are awarded a PhD from the University of Basel.

For more information, please contact Elida Keller.

18 de julio de 2017

Edward W. Rose III Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology invites applications for our Edward W. Rose Postdoctoral Fellowships. These competitive postdoctoral fellowship awards (www.birds.cornell.edu/postdoc) support innovative, independent research by early career scholars of exceptional promise. Multiple Rose Fellow positions are available annually, with applications due on September 8. All Rose Fellows join a vibrant community of more than a dozen concurrent postdocs within the Rose Postdoctoral Program and interact with many other scholars across a wide range of disciplines.

These Rose Postdoctoral Fellowship awards support individuals pursuing cutting-edge scholarship, while fostering intellectual interaction with multiple Lab programs and Cornell scholars. Any area of inquiry related to the Lab’s mission “to interpret and conserve the earth’s biological diversity through research, education, and citizen science focused on birds” is appropriate. Potential applicants are encouraged to learn more about the Cornell Lab and our formal programs in Bioacoustics, Bird Population Studies (avian ecology), Citizen Science, Conservation Science, Communication, Education, Evolutionary Biology, Information Science, Macaulay Library (animal behavior), Multimedia Productions, and Public Engagement in Science. Activities involving research and/or outreach spanning several of these areas are particularly encouraged, and therefore each postdoctoral scholar may be co-mentored by two senior Cornell scholars. Projects that foster links to people and units from across Cornell University are likewise welcome. Potential applicants are encouraged to contact the most relevant faculty and staff at the Lab to brainstorm about areas of mutual interest and synergistic projects. We are especially interested in supporting the independent research of individuals who can bring new ideas, approaches, and connections to the Lab, while simultaneously leveraging our existing tools, data, and expertise in science, education, and communication.

Each Rose Postdoctoral opportunity spans up to 24 months via two consecutive year-long appointments at the Lab. Located at the Imogene Powers Johnson Center for Birds and Biodiversity in the 220-acre Sapsucker Woods sanctuary, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology is a vibrant unit within Cornell's University’s College of Agriculture & Life Sciences. More than 200 faculty and staff work at the Lab within our 10 mission-driven programs. Our management and staff are committed to the highest standards of ethics and excellence in all areas of our work.



These appointments provide a competitive salary, Cornell health and other benefits, and funds to help support the Scholar’s research and other professional needs. Start dates are usually flexible within the year following the application. Interested applicants should visit the Annual Rose Postdoctoral Fellowship Competition web site(www.birds.cornell.edu/postdoc) for more information about the overall Program and about the Rose Fellow selection process.

The application package consists of a cover letter, CV, two-page research proposal, pdfs of up to three representative publications, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants must have received their PhD before beginning their postdoctoral appointment at Cornell. Application materials should be sent as a single pdf file to the attention of Sue Taggart (SET2@cornell.edu). Applications for the multiple positions available in 2018 will be accepted until September 8, 2017. The selection committee is chaired by Dr. Irby Lovette (IJL2@cornell.edu), Fuller Professor of Ornithology and Associate Director for Academic Affairs at the Lab.

Edward W. Rose, known by family and friends as “Rusty,” joined the Lab’s Administrative Board in 1993 and served as its Chairman from 2004 to 2014. Rusty was a brilliant man who inspired everyone at the Lab, not only through his infectious laugh but even more by asking tough questions, expecting excellence, and seeking global impact. Rusty had a deep conservation ethos which he exemplified both in his own actions and through his support of the Cornell Lab and kindred institutions. He was among the Lab’s most enthusiastic promoters of early career scientists, and he always relished learning about their discoveries and accomplishments. Rusty passed away in January 2016, but his legacy endures in many contexts, including the Edward W. Rose Postdoctoral Fellowship Program which brings together the Lab’s entire postdoctoral community. Through the generosity of Rusty and his wife Deedie, together with that of fellow board members Larry and Nancy Fuller, Russ and Carol Faucett, and Imogene Powers Johnson, the Lab shall award multiple Edward W. Rose Postdoctoral Fellowships annually.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and in Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We’re an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and individuals with Disabilities.

17 de julio de 2017

5 ofertas de doctorado en bio molecular, evolución y comportamiento (Alemania)

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) "The Exploration of Ecological Interactions with Molecular and Chemical Techniques" in Jena, Germany, invites applications for 5 PhD positions beginning in January 2018. The overarching research topic is the use of molecular, chemical and neuroethological techniques to experimentally explore ecological interactions under natural conditions. The main focus is on the relationship between plants, microbes and herbivores, and their environment, as well as the evolutionary and behavioral consequences of these interactions. We offer 15 exciting projects focusing on different organisms and approaches. The complete list of projects offered including project descriptions is available on our website (http://imprs.ice.mpg.de/ext/index.php?id=420#header_logo).

We are looking for enthusiastic PhD students with strong interests in the above-described central topic. Applicants should have or be about to obtain a Masters or equivalent degree in one of the following fields: ecology, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, analytical chemistry, entomology, neurobiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, plant physiology and genetics. Exceptional candidates with a Bachelor’s degree may also be considered. All our projects are highly integrative and require willingness to closely collaborate with researchers of different backgrounds.

The Research School is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology, Friedrich Schiller University, and the Leibniz Institute for Natural Product Research and Infection Biology Jena. We offer state-of-the art equipment, an excellent research environment, supervision by a thesis committee and a structured training program including scientific courses, training in transferable skills and internal conferences. Successful candidates will receive a Max Planck support contract. There are no tuition fees and the working language is English.

Application deadline is August 18, 2017.
For detailed information on the IMPRS, projects offered and application requirements, please visit our website: http://imprs.ice.mpg.de/.
Please apply online from July 10, 2017, at: https://imprs-reg.ice.mpg.de/ .

16 de julio de 2017

Educador ambiental en Tanzania

Early Learning Teacher and Youth Environmental Educator

Position Description:

TPW is looking for a passionate, energetic, and experienced individual to work closely with our Youth Environmental Education Program Officer in order to expand the organization’s capacity for wildlife based environmental education in northern Tanzania. At the same time, the organization’s directors are looking for an inspiring teacher to instruct their five year old daughter for several hours a day at their remote field headquarters and home, the Noloholo Environmental Center.

The successful candidate will have experience teaching preK, Kindergarten and/or elementary school, a background in science, environment and/or conservation, and an interest in adapting their knowledge for rural Tanzanian students. The ability to independently develop and implement teaching curricula for a youngster is a must with an emphasis on creative learning and play. Similarly, the candidate will be tasked with developing science based activities and curricula for Tanzanian youth engaged in Wildlife Clubs, Environmental Camps, National Park Study Tours, and more. The successful candidate will also have impressive communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a multi cultural environment with diverse stakeholders. This position will be stationed at the Noloholo Environmental Center, so the candidate should be willing to work in remote areas for the majority of the time.

Organization Overview:

The Tanzania People & Wildlife Fund (TPW) is a Tanzanian nonprofit organization dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and important natural habitats through a community based approach. TPW helps rural communities develop their skills and abilities to protect natural resources in a manner that maximizes their benefits from these landscapes while also preserving ecological integrity. Emphasizing the critical importance of community?led initiatives, the organization provides information, training, and service level support to its rural constituencies to strengthen local institutions and community driven actions for natural resource management and wildlife conservation.

TPW operates from the Noloholo Environmental Center on the Maasai Steppe in northern Tanzania. Sharing a boundary with Tarangire National Park, this center acts as TPW’s regional headquarters as well as an educational center where rural community members improve their understanding of the environment and develop hands on skills in natural resource management. From this center, TPW operates programs in four major programmatic areas: (1) human wildlife conflict prevention, (2) youth environmental education and adult capacity building & training, (3) natural resource conservation and rangeland management, and (4) environmentally?sustainable conservation enterprise and development.

Key Responsibilities:
Preparation and delivery of school sessions for a five year old for 4 hours a day, 5 days a week
Monthly development and preparation of key curricula, materials and activities to be covered by Wildlife Club members in after?school hours
Assistance in the coordination and training of Youth Environmental Mentors as key implementers of environmental education activities in Wildlife Clubs
Review and enhancement of additional environmental education activities and curricula as needed including environmental camps, park study tours and more
Conducting program evaluation and writing program reports

Qualifications:

The successful individual will have at least a Bachelor’s degree in education, natural resource management, conservation, ecology, biology, or a closely related field. Demonstration of considerable experience teaching pre?K, Kindergarten, or elementary school is required.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in one of the above fields
Considerable experience and passion for teaching young children and confidence in independently developing and implementing a learning program;
Interest in curriculum development and the implementation of environmental education initiatives for rural youth;
Strong organizational skills;
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including respect for other cultures;
Willingness to live in a remote setting abroad;
Good mental and physical health
Ability to speak Swahili is not required but may be given preference, initiative to learn Swahili is required;
Previous experience living or working abroad is preferred
Passionate concern for big cats, local communities, and TPW’s mission.

Reports to: TPW Director of Programs and Environmental Education Program Officer

Stipend & Benefits: 18 month initial commitment with option to extend; $1000 per month stipend; housing and food provided onsite. The work week runs from Monday through Saturday morning, with four long vacations for personal travel throughout the year and a half.

To Apply: The Tanzania People & Wildlife Fund is an equal opportunity employer. Interested candidates should send their resume, three references, a cover letter, and the questionnaire (template below) outlining their interest in applying for the job to: eford@africanpeoplewildlife.org.

Hiring Timeline: We will conduct skype interviews on a rolling basis beginning in September 2017. The applicant will be offered the contract by November 1, 2017. TPW will support the new staff member with preparation logistics and materials throughout November and December. The position will start in Tanzania in mid January 2018 and run through June 2019.

Questionnaire:

Please submit your answers to these prompts in addition to your cover letter.
  • An 18-month commitment is vital to this position in order to develop a relationship with the pre-school/kindergarten student and implement programming and evaluation for Environmental Education. Please explain how and why you are capable and interested in this length of commitment.
  • Working on Environmental Education programs while immersed in another culture can take patience, creativity, and an open mind. Working at a rural environmental center can also take flexibility, independence, and enthusiasm for learning new things. Please give examples of your personality, leadership style, and strengths and weaknesses regarding our unique setting.

15 de julio de 2017

Becas para estudiar en Australia

Two different scholarships are available:

* The Full Degree Scholarship is awarded to students enrolling in year one of a UQ Faculty of Science full degree program and is a single payment of AU$10,000

* The Advanced Standing Scholarship is awarded to students enrolling in a UQ Faculty of Science program with advanced standing (credit articulation), for example on the basis of previous study at a Polytechnic, and is a single payment of AU$3,000.
Selection criteria

Following the closing date, UQ will select winners based on a competitive, merit-based process, based on:

* Candidates' academic performance as demonstrated by their Grade Point Averages (GPA)

* Candidates' potential to contribute to science, assessed on the basis of their personal statements

14 de julio de 2017

Becas de doctorado y postdoctorado en Brasil

FAPESP’s Post-Doctoral fellowship is aimed at distinguished researchers with a recent doctorate degree and a successful research track record. The fellowship enables the development of research within higher education and research institutions located in the State of São Paulo.

Post-doctoral fellowships are available within FAPESP funded research projects, when calls for applications are issued internationally, or as individual fellowships requested on demand. In the former, positions are advertised in the FAPESP website (www.fapesp.br/oportunidades) and candidates are selected through international competition. In the latter, the proposal for a fellowship must represent an addition to a pre-existent research group and should be developed in association with faculty in higher education and research institutions in Sao Paulo.

In both cases, applications should highlight the contribution that the development of the proposed research project and the previous training of the candidate will bring to the group. In particular, the connection between the research group’s ongoing projects and the activities proposed by the fellowship holder should be highlighted.

The candidates for these post-doctoral fellowships should have completed their doctoral programs no more than seven years prior to application and the proposed research project should be strongly linked to the work being developed by the proposed host group in Sao Paulo.


1. Modalities of PD fellowships

a. Post-doctorate fellowships linked to Research Projects
Major FAPESP funded research projects (e.g. Thematic Projects, RIDCs, Young Investigator Awards and the Biota Program) can be granted post-doctoral fellowships as part of their research budget. In this case, the Principal Investigator must open an international call and carry out a competitive selection of candidates before submitting the name of chosen researcher for FAPESP’s validation. Post-doctorate fellowships in this category can only be applied for when a position is announced.

b. On demand Post-doctorate fellowships
Applications for Post-Doctoral fellowships which are not connected to ongoing FAPESP funded projects should be developed by the candidate in association with faculty in higher education and research institutions in Sao Paulo. The research project must represent an addition to a pre-existent research group. The application must be presented to FAPESP by the supervisor.


2. Duration of PD Fellowship
PD Fellowships are granted for 24 months and can be renewed for 12 months. When associated with FAPESP funded larger projects (e.g. Thematic Projects, RIDCs, Young Investigator Awards and the Biota Program), fellowships can last up to 48 months, provided it is within the term of the project to which it is linked.

Fellowships are not awarded for periods shorter than six months.


3. Applications

Any time of year.


4. Time frames for analysis

Each line of funding defines the standard time frame necessary for applications to complete the evaluation process. FAPESP is committed to adhering to these time frames, although it cannot guarantee compliance in every case.

On demand post-doctorate fellowship applications that receive a favorable assessment from the ad hoc reviewers will be put forward for a monthly comparative analysis session. On average, the process of analysis takes around 100 days.

For post-doctorate fellowships within larger projects, the principal investigator must open an international call for the position. Time frames vary according to each research group. Once the candidate is chosen and is submitted to FAPESP’s approval, the validation process takes at most 20 days. It is important to note that FAPESP may not award the fellowship to the researcher selected by the principal investigator of the larger FAPESP funded project. In this case, the call for applications may be re-opened.


5. Fellowship components

The Post-Doctorate fellowship includes a monthly stipend and research contingency funds.

a) The stipend of the FAPESP post-doctoral fellowship is R$ 6.819,30 (from April 1st, 2016).

b) The Research Contingency Funds are intended for use in activities developed by the Fellowship holder, strictly related to the fellowship research project, during the term of the fellowship. The funds are equivalent to 15 per cent of the annual value of the fellowship. Together with the Scientific Report, the Fellowship holder should report on the use of the Research Contingency Funds. This Report should be approved by the Supervisor.


6. Candidate’s requirements

a. The candidate should have concluded a doctorate less than seven years before the beginning of the PD fellowship.

b. The fellowship demands full time dedication to the research project (except under conditions outlined in resolution PR Nº 13/2009, 15 July 2009).

c. The fellowship holder may not hold any formal or informal employment nor receive, during the term of the fellowship, a fellowship from another entity, salary or remuneration deriving from the exercise of activities of whatever nature (except under conditions outlined in the decree PR Nº 13/2009, 15 July 2009).


7. Candidate’s obligations

a. Full dedication to research (except under conditions outlined in the resolution PR Nº 13/2009, 15 July 2009).

b. Not to receive a fellowship from another entity, salary or remuneration deriving from the exercise of activities of any nature (except under conditions outlined in the resolution PR Nº 13/2009, 15 July 2009).

c. To consult FAPESP before accepting any financial support from any other funding source, public or private, for the development of the research project that concerns the fellowship awarded.

d. Not to make any modifications to the project (initial plan, dates etc.) without the prior consent of the Foundation.

e. To submit scientific reports and reports on the application of the Research Contingency Funds within the time frames laid out in the Terms of Award (TA), accompanied by the requested documentation.

f. Not to absent himself from the institution in which he is developing his research project, except to carry out field research or a research placement, for a limited time and with the authorization of FAPESP and with the supervisor’s endorsement.

g. To refer to the support from FAPESP in theses, articles, books, abstracts of presentations in meetings and any other type of publication or form of outreach activities that result, wholly or in part, from the fellowship.


8. Supervisor’s requirements

a. The supervisor should hold the title of doctor or an equivalent qualification, as well as competence and productivity in research in the area of the submitted project, as judged by his career history, as well as availability, measured by the work regime and the current number of students under supervision.

b. The supervisor should be formally attached to a research institution in the State of São Paulo.

c. FAPESP does not award any fellowships in situations where the supervisor has a close family relationship with the candidate. It is understood that a close family relationship represents a situation of potential conflict of interest, which compromises the indispensable impartial perception in the analysis of fellowship holder’s qualifications and performance.

d. To provide merit reviews, free of charge, when requested by FAPESP on projects within his/her specialty and within the time frames established by the Foundation.

e. To be up-to-date with FAPESP (handing in reviewed proposals, delivery of scientific reports and submission of accounts) or risk having funds freezed.


9. Intellectual Property

Researchers undertake to verify, at anytime, whether the development of the project is producing or might produce results that are potentially the object of any form of registration of intellectual property rights (e.g. Patents, Industrial Designs, Softwares).

In this case, a disclosure communication should be made to FAPESP and to the University’s TTO, before publication in journals, congress annals or theses, or any form of outreach that may bring the invention into the public domain.

Invention patents, utility models, industrial designs or any other form of registration of intellectual property rights deriving from the execution of the project should carry the name of FAPESP as co-owner, unless University has a TTO qualified by FAPESP.

The registration, at the request of the grantee, could be eventually financed by FAPESP, through its Support for Intellectual Property Program, managed by the Patenting and Licensing Office (Nuplitec), if the Foundation judges this to be convenient. In any case, the net income deriving from the sale or licensing will be shared with FAPESP, in accordance to an Intellectual Property agreement between FAPESP and University.

Technology Innovation Programs presents different rules for Intellectual Property treatment.


10. Reports

All recipients of a PD fellowship must deliver at least one scientific report on the development of their research project. Number and time frame for reports vary according to the duration of the fellowship:

a) Fellowships awarded for a period of 18-24 months: a Scientific Report should be submitted, on the tenth day of the month following the termination of the fellowship. In the case of an application for an extension, the report should be submitted 6 months prior to the date on which the fellowship ends.

b) Fellowships awarded for less than 18 months: a Scientific Report will be required on the tenth day of the month following the ending of the fellowship. In the case of a request for extension beyond the initial period awarded, the report should be submitted 2 months before the date the fellowship ends.

c) Fellowship holders should submit progress reports which should be read and commented on by the supervisor, along with the report submission form (www.fapesp.br/sage) Reports are sent by FAPESP to reviewers for analysis and recommendations.

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5 postdocs in environmental and climate research (Sweden)

The Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC, is a center at Lund University. CEC conducts research, education and communication on environmental science and climate research, read more here http://www.cec.lu.se/. A central part of the CEC is the coordination of the strategic research area Biodiversity in a Changing Climate (BECC).

BECC is a strategic research area that brings together over 200 researchers at Lund University and the University of Gothenburg. BECC brings together scientists from the natural and social sciences to perform research essential in understanding the impacts of climate change on biodiversity and ecosystem services on local, regional, national and global scales, to provide a scientific basis for the sustainable management of ecosystems and biodiversity. We examine how human influence on climate and ecosystems affects biodiversity and ecosystem services from local to global scales and how this knowledge can be integrated into decisions on mitigation or adaptation to these changes. Read more here www.becc.lu.se.


http://www.cec.lu.se/about-cec/open-positions

PostDoc in Environmental Science with focus on Policy and Ecosystem Services in Farm-forest Landscapes

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PostDoc in Environmental Science with focus on Arctic ecosystems

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PostDoc in Soil Ecology with focus on Synchrotron analysis

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PostDoc in Microbial Ecology with focus on Biogeochemical modelling

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PostDoc in Environmental Science with focus on Conservation and Biodiversity Governance

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