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21 de abril de 2018

Montones de prácticas becadas de biología, ciencias del mar, ambientales...

(Gracias a Artur Gil por el aviso)

Decenas de Becas de Prácticas de 6 meses en Cièncias del Mar, Biología, Cièncias Ambientales, Geografía, Informática, Agricultura,
Turismo, etc, disponibles en las Azores (Portugal) - Programa Europeo
EURODYSSÉE:
http://www.eurodyssee.eu/pt/traineeship-offers/backend/ofertas-de-estagio.html?tx_ameosedtraineeflow_pi12_results%5Btx_ameosedtraineeflow_pi12_results.list%5D%5Bpage%5D=1

Ejemplo de Proyecto de Beca Eurodyssée en las Azores: "Building a Coastal Geographic Information Systems for supporting a research project on Marine Biology"
http://www.eurodyssee.eu/pt/traineeship-offers/backend/detalhe-de-estagio.html?tx_ameosedtraineeflow_pi13%5Buid%5D=7715

En España son elegibles los residentes en las regiones de Cataluña, Comunidad Valenciana y Murcia. Ver todas las regiones europeas elegibles en: http://www.eurodyssee.eu/pt/regioes/as-regioes.html

20 de abril de 2018

Senior scientist for the IUCN (DC, USA)


Scientist and Technical Advisor

Vacancy #: 2779
Unit: Science and Knowledge Unit
Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: IUCN Washington DC Office, Washington D.C., United States of America
Reporting to: Chief Scientist
Work percentage: 100%
Grade: P2
Expected start date: 25 July 2018
Type of contract: Fixed-term (24 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date: 23 April 2018


BACKGROUND



JOB DESCRIPTION


OVERALL RESPONSIBILITY

The Senior Manager will lead the execution of the portfolio of projects through the Science & Knowledge Unit, integrating all four of the Unit’s business lines. Application of data and knowledge products mobilised against IUCN standards will be a common theme, and expected to be harnessed as appropriate in all projects. Most if not all Science & Knowledge projects will be implemented jointly with peer conservation science -related institutions and networks, both among the IUCN membership and beyond it (e.g., the Global Environment Facility). Most if not all will also anticipate written outputs for publication into the peer reviewed literature, either into independent scientific journals or as IUCN publications, as well as presentations in scientific and policy-related conferences and other fora. The Senior Manager will serve a substantial role in development of the IUCN flagship report, especially in handling the data compilation, analysis, and visualization aspects of the report. Finally, the Senior Manager will have project management responsibilities for substantive tracking and reporting on the Science & Knowledge Unit project portfolio, and liaison with the GPOU for budget management aspects.


SPECIFIC DUTIES

•Apply the data and knowledge products mobilised against IUCN standards (including but not limited to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the World Database of Key Biodiversity Areas, and the World Database of Protected Areas) as appropriate in all projects, including leading novel analyses (e.g., of agriculture as a driver of extinction risk). Anticipated time: 10%.

•Lead interactions with peer conservation science -related institutions and networks, both among the IUCN membership and beyond it, in implementation of Science & Knowledge projects, for example, with the Global Environment Facility in science-based targets work and follow up to the 2016–2018 Global Commons project. Anticipated time: 30%.

•Lead and collaborate as appropriate in dissemination of project results, through (a) presentations in scientific and policy-related conferences and other fora and (b) publication into the peer reviewed literature, either into independent scientific journals or as IUCN publications. Anticipated time: 20%.

•Undertake a substantial role in development of the IUCN flagship report, especially in handling the data compilation, analysis, and visualization aspects of the report. Anticipated time: 30%.

•Fulfill project management responsibilities for substantive tracking and reporting on the Science & Knowledge Unit project portfolio, and liaison with the GPOU on budget management aspects. Anticipated time: 10%.



REQUIREMENTS

• PhD in conservation-related scientific field required

• Advanced degree in policy-related field required

• Five years of experience in conservation-related activities required

• Excellent knowledge of the conservation-related scientific literature required

• Experience writing scientific publications required

• Experience in convening scientific and technical workshops, meetings, or conferences required

• Analytical skills including database development, GIS, programming required

• Fluency in English, French, and Spanish as the official IUCN languages required

• Willingness to undertake some travel associated with the position required

• Experience of field conservation in developing countries useful

• Passion for conservation essential

• The above job description contains the main duties and responsibilities for this position. However, in a small organization such as IUCN, staff members are expected to show flexibility in their approach to work and be willing to undertake other tasks that are reasonably allocated to them but which are not part of their regular job description. Where any task becomes a regular part of an employee's responsibilities, the job description will be changed in consultation with the employee and the Human Resources Management Group.

APPLICATIONS


Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/

19 de abril de 2018

Dos plazas gratis para suscriptores de Bioblogia en el próximo congreso de Fauna Silvestre de GTECAS Valencia


La asociación universitaria GTECAS Valencia ha organizado un interesantísimo Congreso de Fauna Silvestre, que se celebrará en Valencia los próximos 27, 28 y 29 de Abril de 2018

Un fin de semana repleto de charlas de numerosos expertos en diferentes campos de la recuperación, rehabilitación, liberación y conservación de la fauna silvestre.

Puedes leer más acerca del congreso en su web y solicitar tu plaza escribiendo a congreso.gtecas@gmail.com.

Y, con un poco de suerte... ¡puedes ir gratis!


¡La asociacion universitaria GTECAS Valencia nos ha vuelto a ofrecer dos plazas para que dos suscriptores de Bioblogia.net puedan participar en el Congreso!

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En unos días, seleccionaremos al azar dos nombres ganadores entre los participantes y os lo comunicaremos por email y por el Facebook después de este finde.

¡Importante! Puedes participar aunque ya te hayas apuntado al congreso: Si ganas, GTECAS Valencia te devolverá el dinero de la inscripción. Así que, si te interesa el congreso, yo que tú reservaba la plaza ya (escribiendo un email a congreso.gtecas@gmail.com) y luego cruzaba los dedos para que tu nombre sea el afortunado!


¡Mucha suerte!

Fernando

14 de abril de 2018

Oferta de doctorado con aves y cambio climático (Francia)

PhD Studentship – Revealing how climate fluctuations affect seabirds’ predator-prey interactions and common songbirds’ community dynamics: A multispecies demography approach.

The DEMOCOM project (https://sites.google.com/view/democom/) funded by the French National Research Agency develops an integrated statistical framework for estimation and inference about community dynamics via the development of multispecies demography, bringing together concepts, predictions and tools from both fields of demography and community ecology.

The aim of the PhD project is to investigate the role of inter-specific interactions in shaping the community-level response to climate change in bird communities. The PhD candidate will investigate how climate fluctuations impact two systems of interacting species: i) a simple system, with one predator and two prey species at one place, and ii) a complex system, corresponding to the guild of the 20 commonest songbirds at national-level (France).

The PhD student will be physically based at the Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (CEFE) in Montpellier, France. The PhD student will spend a month at the Centre d’Etudes Biologiques de Chizé (CEBC, Chizé) in the 1st year and another two months at the Adaptive Mechanisms and Evolution lab & Centre for Ecology and Conservation Sciences (MECADEV & CESCO, Brunoy) in the 2nd and 3rd year to become familiar with the data. S/he will also interact with the Institut des Sciences de l’Evolution de Montpellier (ISEM, Montpellier). The academic supervisors of this project are Olivier Gimenez, Christophe Barbraud, Vincent Devictor and Pierre-Yves Henry.

More details here: https://mycore.core-cloud.net/index.php/s/UmITEAmbVxOYvC3

13 de abril de 2018

Master o doctorado sobre dimensiones humanas de la conservación (USA)

M.S. or Ph.D. Assistantship in Human Dimensions of Wildlife Conservation (Available for Fall 2018)

The Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) at North Carolina State University invites applications for an MS or PhD-level research assistantship beginning in Fall 2018. The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Dr. Lincoln Larson on a study evaluating college students’ beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors related to wildlife conservation, with a particular emphasis on hunting. The research project is sponsored by the Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies (AFWA) and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service through the Multistate Conservation Grant Program. Working with collaborators at NC State, the candidate will have a unique opportunity to help lead a team of researchers and practitioners from 26 public universities and state wildlife agencies across 13 states. Results of the project will inform research and practice that impacts the future of wildlife conservation in the United States.



Key Responsibilities & Opportunities:


Research: Work with faculty advisor and partners to advance human dimensions of wildlife conservation theory and practice, generating conservation impacts; Assist with study design, data collection, and analysis, implementing a multi-phase project across 13 states.

Writing & Communication: Assist or lead in developing academic presentations, peer-reviewed journal articles, non-technical reports (e.g., Practitioner’s Guide), outreach materials, and other deliverables.

Teaching & Mentoring: Train and supervise undergraduate research assistants and/or serve as a teaching assistant in PRTM course.

Professional Development & Networking: Interact with partners from a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds, fostering professional connections and potential employment opportunities across multiple sectors.



Required Qualifications:
BA or BS degree (MS for PhD applicants) in natural resource-related discipline, including social science degrees with an emphasis on natural resource management
Desire to pursue an advanced degree in Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Biology (FWCB) or Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management (PRTM) within the College of Natural Resources.
Background or experience in quantitative (survey-based) data collection and analysis
Strong verbal and writing communication skills
Strong leadership, organizational, and project management skills
Ability to work collaboratively with others
Meet admissions requirements of the NC State Graduate School (found here)

Desired Qualifications:
Strong interest in wildlife conservation values, attitudes and behaviors
Strong interest in hunting (or studying connections between hunting and conservation)
Experience working for or with state or federal wildlife management agencies

Assistantship Package: The assistantship provides an annual stipend of $20,000 that also includes tuition, student fees, health insurance, and funds to support professional development. It assumes 20 hours per week dedicated to the project and 20 hours dedicated to coursework. Position is renewable for up to 3 years based on satisfactory progress.



Starting Date: The targeted (negotiable) starting date for the assistantship is August 15, 2018.



How to Apply: Please begin the application process by sending an email to Dr. Lincoln Larson (LRLarson@ncsu.edu) with the following items in one PDF document:

1) Letter of Intent (personal statement describing relevant experience and research interests)

2) Resume or CV

3) Contact Information for 3 Academic References



Position will remain open until filled, with all applications submitted by April 22, 2018 receiving full consideration. If selected for the position, applicants will be asked tosubmit an online application to the NC State Graduate School.

12 de abril de 2018

Stranding Coordinator - Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network

The Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network (ALMMSN), located at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) on Dauphin Island, AL, seeks a highly-motivated Stranding Coordinator to lead marine mammal stranding response and assist with related research projects in coastal Alabama and nearby waters. Established in 2011, ALMMSN is a cooperative regional stranding network partner, working with NOAA's NMFS and USFWS to respond to dolphin, whale, and manatee strandings. The primary goal of ALMMSN is to enhance stranding reporting and response efforts to ensure collection of consistent, high-quality data that are used to determine causes of strandings and/or death. This position is physically demanding and requires field response and necropsy on-call and under a variety of weather conditions.


Daily duties: In conjunction with PI, the Stranding Coordinator (SC) manages and works collaboratively with ALMMSN staff, veterinarians, students, interns and others to manage a 24-hr stranding hotline, coordinate field stranding responses, lead necropsy events, oversee sample handling, manage data collection and documentation, and oversee equipment and facility cleaning and maintenance. The SC also manages permit applications and renewals, budgeting and reporting, and participates in public outreach and volunteer coordination. The SC will have opportunities to assist the DISL Manatee Sighting Network and other laboratory staff with projects including marine mammal captures, health assessments, telemetry tracking of tagged animals, photo-ID, and dietary or physiology studies. SC will be encouraged and supported to attend relevant local, regional, national or international meetings and engage in career development opportunities.


Minimum qualification requirements: Bachelor’s degree (MS-level preferred) in biology, marine
science, wildlife biology, or other related program; at least 2 yrs experience with marine mammal
stranding response and necropsy techniques; familiarity with MMPA, NOAA/NMFS and USFWS stranding protocols; knowledge of marine mammal anatomy; effective written and verbal communication, including speaking to the public; ability to maintain effective and cooperative working relationships; calm demeanor under stressful conditions; independent and logical thinker, able to apply problem solving techniques; knowledge of digital SLR cameras and lenses. Willingness to work irregular hours and be responsive and reliable at all times is essential. Occasional out-of-state and overnight travel required. Applicant must be physically fit, able to lift at least 50 lbs and a strong swimmer; experience trailering and operating vessels up to 24’ in length; ability to endure long days and unpleasant field conditions including temperatures between 30°F-100°F, rain, humidity and biting insects; have valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Applicant is required to obtain an Alabama vessel license, complete a DISL boating safety class, and obtain a hazardous materials shipping certification within 6 months of employment.


Preferred qualifications: Masters degree. Prior grant and scientific writing experience; experience with spatial analysis or statistics programs such as ArcGIS, R, and SigmaPlot; prior research or live animal handling/ rehabilitation experience with cetaceans and manatees; MOCC, SCUBA, first aid/CPR and other relevant certifications.


This is a grant-funded, full-time position (weekends, nights and holidays may be required) with a
competitive benefits package including health insurance, 401(k) plan, and holiday, vacation and sick leave. Salary is regionally competitive, commensurate with experience (minimum starting $40,000). Applicant must be eligible to legally work in the U.S. and physically able to perform the required duties.


Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, list of three references and date of availability to rcarmichael@disl.org before April 13, 2018. Please put ALMMSN SC–YourLastName in the subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and end when the position is filled, preferably by 1 May.


More information about the ALMMSN, DISL Manatee Sighting Network, Carmichael Lab and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab can be found at http://almmsn.disl.org and
http://www.disl.org/about/faculty/rcarmichael. AA/EEO/M/F/D; DISL is fair and impartial in relations
with employees and recognizes and respects the individual.

11 de abril de 2018

5 ofertas de doctorado molecular en 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 September 2018 – January 2019. The overarching research topic is the use of molecular, chemical and neurobiological 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 14 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: entomology, neurobiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, plant physiology, genetics, ecology, evolutionary biology, bioinformatics, and mathematics and computer science. 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 and the Friedrich Schiller University. 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 and outreach skills and participation in research symposia. Successful candidates will receive a Max Planck support contract. There are no tuition fees and the working language is English.

Application deadline is May 16th, 2018.For detailed information on the IMPRS, projects offered and application requirements, please visit our website: http://imprs.ice.mpg.de/. Please apply online from March 28, 2018, at: https://imprs-reg.ice.mpg.de/ .

10 de abril de 2018

Postdoc sobre evolución del olfato (Suiza)

A postdoc position is available within the lab of Roman Arguello at University of Lausanne's (UNIL) Department of Ecology and Evolution.

We are a newly formed lab interested in understanding the genetic and neural bases of sensory evolution. We take a very interdisciplinary approach that bridges computational/comparative genomics with neurogenetics. Our model organisms are diverse Drosophila species from around the globe, and we are particularly interested in the evolution of neural circuits and in the evolutionary processes related to the rapid changes underlying olfaction and temperature preference.

The specific focus for this position will be on olfactory evolution. The projects will relate repeated gains/losses in olfactory receptors to the evolution of their protein sequences, to their neural circuits, and to behavior. This work will test hypotheses about how the olfactory system evolves, and to what extent these changes are repeatable. Due to the cross-disciplinary nature of the research, there is a range of opportunities for contributing to the projects depending on particular interests and strengths (i.e. comparative/population genomics, neurobiology, generation of transgenic tools for new species).

Qualification include a PhD in genetics, evolutionary biology, neurobiology, or a related field, the ability to be self-motivated and to work independently as well as within a small group, good communication skills, comfortable with public presentations, and the ability to clearly document work. Additionally, expertise with several of the following tasks is required, and an interest/willingness to learn some of the others:

- molecular evolution and/or population genomic analyses
- statistics and next-generation sequence analyses (programming/scripting in one or more languages such as Python, Perl, R, etc.)
- molecular biology (CRISPR/Cas9 vector designs)
- electrophysiology
- histochemistry/microscopy (dissecting, tissue preparations, antibody staining, fluorescent in situ hybridization, confocal imaging)
- fly genetics and maintenance
- fly embryo injections for generating transgenic lines and screening

This is a 100% position for an initial duration of one year, renewable up to 2 or 3 years depending on the start date and funding available. The position is dedicated primarily to research, however some contribution to teaching is expected, including the possibility of assisting with the supervision of master students.

The Department of Ecology and Evolution is a lively, fun, productive, and highly diverse group. While UNIL is a French-speaking university, the working language of the Department and the Lab is English. For more information about the Department of Ecology and Evolution please see its page here: https://www.unil.ch/dee/en/home.html

Lausanne is a scenic medium-sized city situated on the edge of Lake Geneva. Life here is good. Its central location within Europe makes traveling by train and plane convenient. And for outdoor enthusiasts, Lausanne sits at the base of Alps and Jura which offer year-round escape and fun.

For more information about the Lab, or for further questions, please visit: arguellolab.org or email Roman at: jacob.arguello@unil.ch

Formal applications need to be done through HR, and must include a cover letter detailing your research interests and background, a CV, and the contact info for references (2-3). Applications should both be uploaded through the University of Lausanne platform (link given below), and sent as a single pdf to jacob.arguello@unil.ch.

Application Link: https://bit.ly/2Ge0DA5

University equality policy: The University of Lausanne promotes an equitable representation of men and women among its staff and encourages applications from women and minority groups.

9 de abril de 2018

Voluntariado con aves en en los cayos de Florida

Salary: Volunteer, housing provided
Start Date: May/01/2018

Description: Florida Atlantic University’s Avian Ecology Lab is seeking an avian ecology field intern to assist with a three-year study on wading birds, foraging habitat, and prey assemblages in Florida Bay and lower Florida Keys. The seasonal internship is from May 1st 2018 to July 31st 2018. Shared housing at field sites is provided. Airfare to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport or Miami International Airport will be compensated up to $300.00.

Primary field duties include wading bird abundance surveys, aquatic fauna sampling, submerged aquatic vegetation surveys, wading bird behavioral surveys, handling nestling wading birds, and collecting diet samples. Lab duties include processing aquatic fauna specimens and data entry.
Field sites are accessed by only boat, thus field work will require boating, kayaking, and wading in shallow water. Field work will be conducted 4-6 days per week.

This position provides a unique opportunity for students and recent graduates to develop their field and lab skills in environmental science and avian ecology, while contributing to a research project linked to the restoration of the greater Everglades ecosystem and wading bird conservation.


Interns should expect to gain:
  • Various field sampling techniques
  • Avian and aquatic fauna identification skills
  • Boating experience and maintenance
  • Marine navigation skills
  • Spatial data organization using ArcGIS
  • Experience handling wild animals

Qualifications: Applicants should have, or are in the process of earning, a bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife, fisheries, natural resources or related field. Applicants should be highly motivated, physically fit, able to work dawn to dusk in remote locations under harsh and unpredictable field conditions (heat, humidity, rain, choppy water, mosquitoes), and maintain a positive attitude. The ability to work without supervision at a high level of performance and efficiency is mandatory. Preference will be given to applicants with boating experience and wading bird identification skills.


To Apply: Applications should be submitted via email as a single PDF that contains (1) a letter of interest highlighting relevant experience, (2) a resume or CV, and (3) the names and contact information for at least 3 references. Please use the subject line “Avian Ecology Field Internship Application.” Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Send applications to Marisa Martinez (marisamartin2015@fau.edu). For more information about the Florida Atlantic University Avian Ecology Lab visit: http://www.science.fau.edu/biology/gawliklab.

8 de abril de 2018

Oferta de doctorado en cáncer (Alemania)

The Faculty of Medicine of Philipps University Marburg, Institute of Molecular Oncology, head Prof. Thorsten Stiewe, offers a position for a

Research Assistant (PhD student)

The position is offered for a period of three years, if no former times of qualification must be considered. The starting date is as soon as possible. Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-H, pay scale E 13, 65 % of regular working hours) and commensurate with experience.

The junior group of Dr. Anna Brichkina is working on developing new therapeutic approaches to target the tumor stroma for cancer therapy (Brichkina et al., Genes and Dev, 2016; Cell Death and Diff, 2016). The team is an active member of the German Center of Lung Research (DZL). The current project is dedicated to identify new targets within the macrophage component of the tumor microenvironment which could be used as clinical biomarkers and help to design new approaches for lung cancer treatment. The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and will be performed in tight collaboration with the Biobank at the Thoraxklinik and German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg, the Max Planck Institute for Lung and Heart Disease (Bad Nauheim, Germany) and Pathology Institute, University Clinic of Marburg. Different modern methods such as 3D co-culture of tumor and stromal cells, isolation and culturing of primary cells, RNAseq analysis, analysis of liquid and !
tumor tis
sue biopsies, various standard cell culture and molecular biology techniques will be used. The project combines basic research with translational aspects and involves working with laboratory animals.

Marburg is a famous historical University city situated near Frankfurt. The Institute of Molecular Oncology offers an excellent working environment with the access to first-class core facilities and state-of-the-art research techniques. Our genomics core facility possesses Illumina next generation sequencers and equipment for single cell sequencing. The institute has a brand-new animal facility equipped with modern bioimaging instruments for in vivo examination of small animals. Our team offers a supportive, dynamic and motivating environment with excellent training opportunities. Your work will be strongly supported by our team members, who are the experts in next generation sequencing, bioinformatics, genome editing and mouse tumor modelling.

The position is limited to a time period deemed adequate for the completion of a doctoral degree. As part of the assigned duties, there will be ample opportunity to conduct the independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate.
The limitation complies to §2, 1 WissZeitVG.

The successful applicant holds an MSc-degree or equivalent in Biology or a related relevant discipline. We expect from the successful candidate a deep interest in cancer biology, high motivation and enthusiasm, critical thinking, experience in molecular and cell biology, experience with mice is an advantage. Disposition to own scientific qualification (e.g. a doctorate project in the area of cancer research is expected).

We actively support the professional development of junior researchers by the offers of Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office, the Higher Education Didactics Office and the Human Resources Development Office.

We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Applicants with children are welcome – Philipps-University is certified as a family-friendly university. Sharing a full-time position (§ 8 Abs. 2 S. 1 HGlG) as well as a reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as described in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs cannot be refunded.

Please send your complete application documents (including a detailed CV, list of publications, motivation letter and two references) in a single pdf file to sekretariat-molonco@uni-marburg.de mentioning the registration number fb20-0072-wmz-2018, deadline 20.04.2018.

7 de abril de 2018

Prácticas remuneradas en conservación en UK

Paid internship on protected area management effectiveness at WCMC (Cambridge UK)

Fixed term, full-time, £7.83 per hour

Closing date: 2018-04-15

We are looking for a conscientious and focused intern to join the Protected Areas Programme. This is a great opportunity for an undergraduate student to gain experience in reviewing assessments on the effectiveness of management on protected areas.

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre works with scientists and policy makers worldwide to place biodiversity at the heart of environment and development decision-making to enable enlightened choices for people and the planet.

The UNEP-WCMC Protected Areas Programme works to collate, maintain and improve the global knowledge base for protected areas information, notably through Protected Planet (powered by the World Database on Protected Areas; WDPA). The programme analyses the information to provide authoritative standards and indicators to track progress on Protected Areas’ coverage, effectiveness and representativeness, and it develops evidence based approaches and decision making tools for the long-term sustainability of Protected Areas, such as through the PARCC West Africa project (Protected Areas Resilient to Climate Change).

This internship will focus on reviewing assessments of the effectiveness of management on protected areas, in order to integrate them in two databases managed within WCMC, the Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool (METT) database and the Global Database on Protected Areas Management Effectiveness (GD-PAME). It will also focus on reviewing all the METT assessments, analyses of the database and the published literature to make recommendations for streamlining the tool into a more concise form, based on the core questions/themes of importance highlighted from the assessments’ review.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity please send your CV and a short covering letter by clicking on the link below by 15th April 2018. Please note, no application form is required for this post.

The internship will be between 6-12 weeks.

Please note this is not a UN post and we can only accept applications from those eligible to work in the UK.

6 de abril de 2018

6 proyectos sobre ciencias del mar para pedir maripuris en Francia

UBO is looking for highly motivated postdoctoral researchers for building innovative projects to apply for a Marie-Sklodowska Curie European Fellowships (MSC-EF) to the next call (12 September 2018).

Six topics and teams have been identified for you to develop your research project in UBO and help you to write a winning proposal in Marine Sciences:
Submesoscale Ocean Dynamics in the Arabian Sea and adjacent gulfs (Keywords: Process studies, role of topography and surface currents on dense outflows, submesoscale vortex formation and interactions with mesoscale features, numerical modeling, in situ and satellite data analysis)
Source and production of 20:5n-3 and 22:6n-3 at the basis of marine food webs (Keywords : Trophic ecology, lipids, biochemistry, physiology, plankton)
Modelling multiple stress effects on marine organisms’ life-history and population dynamics(Keywords: Population dynamics, spatial ecology, multi-stressors, biotic interactions, life cycles, ecophysiology, inter-individual variability, individual-based modelling, Dynamic Energy Budget (DEB) theory)
Geophysical imaging and joint inversion (Keywords: Global geophysical imaging, electromagnetism, space magnetism, planet exploration, electrical conductivity, 3-D inversion, joint inversion)
Impact of the meso and submesoscale dynamics on the fate of exported particles in the deep ocean (Keywords: Ocean Dynamics, Turbulence, Lagrangian, Particles, Ocean carbon pump, Modelling)
On the detection and estimation of biofouling in tidal stream turbines (Keywords: Tidal turbine, electric generator, signal processing, biofouling, detection, estimation)

MSC-EF are prestigious fellowships funded by the European Commission. They offer a rare opportunity to talented scientists: the chance to set up research projects of their own. They provide an attractive grant for 1 to 2 years including salaries (around 2500€ net per month, with social care included) and allowances for mobility, family and research (detailed information on the call). If funded, the project proposed in September 2018 could start in May 2019.

Fellow application procedures:

We encourage all motivated post-docs wishing to apply for a MSCA fellowship with UBO to send us, as early as possible and at least before the 1st of May 2018:
a CV (including a list of publications and the exact date of your stay in each position and/or country)
a research outline document (up to 2 pages) identifying the research synergies with the pre-identified topics.

Following the reception of your application, the eligibility of your profile for a MSCA-EF application will be checked, and then the supervisor will select the most promising applications regarding the excellence-based competitive conditions and evaluation criteria of the MSCA-IF programme. They will contact you back in due course for further discussions and proposal co-writing until September 2018. To be crystal clear, this is the responsibility of the fellow to develop and write his/her own application proposal, but the supervisor will be deeply involved in the co-writing of the proposal and you will also receive dedicated support from the European office to write a persuasive proposal in a continuous follow-up process.

If funded, the project proposed in September 2018 could start in May 2019.

If you have any inquiry about applying and available support, please contact Delphine.muths@univ-brest.fr

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