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7 de diciembre de 2016

Becas de investigación para científicos trabajando en Francia

La Fondation Simone et Cino Del Duca de l’Institut de France décerne chaque année, sur proposition du jury constitué de membres de l’Académie des sciences, un Grand Prix scientifique, d'un montant global de 275 000 € (200 000 € + 25 000 € + 50 000 €).

Il récompense un chercheur français ou européen travaillant dans un laboratoire français et à son équipe, présentant un projet de recherche ambitieux sur un thème prometteur. Une certaine préférence sera attribuée à des projets combinant au moins deux approches qui peuvent être théorique, expérimentale ou numérique.

Pour l’année 2017, le thème de recherche retenu au titre des disciplines de la 1ère division est : «Les réseaux».
Les dossiers de candidature devront être déposés directement en ligne, au plus tard le mardi 10 janvier 2017 avant minuit, à l’adresse suivante :

Nous vous remercions de bien vouloir diffuser cet appel à candidature.
Nous restons à votre disposition pour tout renseignement complémentaire.

Bien cordialement,

Dalila Hebbadj

Adjointe au Directeur
Service des prix, colloques, séances et activités de l'Académie
Académie des sciences
Institut de France
23, quai de Conti -- 75006 Paris
Tel : 01 44 41 45 76

6 de diciembre de 2016

Técnicos ornitólogos (12 plazas)

Participate in a long-term, ecological study of breeding birds at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Current National Science Foundation-funded research focuses on effects of climatic variation on bird abundance and population dynamics.

 Two positions are available: Warbler Technician (8) and Survey Technician (4). Both positions require good color vision, the ability to hike long distances and to work alone in remote, rugged, and steep terrain, and an interest in avian behavioral and population ecology. A positive attitude, flexibility, and eagerness to learn are requirements! Fieldwork starts in early to mid-May and lasts 8-12 weeks (late July to early August). We typically work six days per week from 5:30 am to 1:30 pm in the field plus time for data entry after returning from the field. We can only work full days when the weather is favorable. A stipend of $420/week plus lakeside housing, utilities costs, and internet access are provided. Many opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and birding can be found in the immediate area.

Warbler Technicians must have prior experience finding and monitoring passerine nests; experience with banding and taking blood samples from small passerines is preferred. Additional duties include insect and small mammal surveys, measuring vegetation, and transcription of video-recordings of nestling provisioning.

Survey Technicians must be able to identify New England forest birds by sight and sound and have prior experience watching or studying birds outside of the classroom. Previous work conducting avian point-counts is preferred.

To apply, send cover letter, CV, and contact information for 2 job references to
Please include all application materials as a single email attachment. In the email subject line, indicate the position you seek along with your last name as follows: “Last Name_Warbler Technician” or “Last Name_Survey Technician;” use “Last Name_Avian Ecologist” if you want to be considered for both positions. Address any questions to Danielle Aube. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

5 de diciembre de 2016

Postdoc en patología de plantas (Suecia)

Wild and cultivated strawberries are attacked by several fungal pathogens, and herbivores. Wild plant genotypes may vary in resistance against these enemies. Ideally, however, future cultivated varieties should carry resistance to multiple pathogens and pests simultaneously.

The first aim of this postdoc project is to screen wild Fragaria vesca genotypes for resistance against 1-3 fungal pathogens (including Diplocarpon earlianum). The wild plant genotypes are already known to vary in other important traits, including resistance to insect herbivores. The second aim is to start investigating the genetics behind resistance.

The postdoc will join an interdisciplinary group aiming at elucidating the multifunctional roles of plant resistance for pathogens, insect herbivores, pollinators, and fruit quality.

Please find the online ad here:

Best regards,

Johan A. Stenberg
Associate Professor
Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Department of Plant Protection Biology
PO Box 102, SE-230 53 ALNARP
Visiting address: Sundsvägen 14
Tel: +46 40 41 53 78,

Junior Research Group Leader position in Animal Social Networks (Konstanz, Germany)

Junior Research Group Leader position (equivalent to Assistant Professor) in Animal Social Networks at the University of Konstanz. 

The position is for a 5 year fixed term and, is available immediately. The successful candidate will lead an independent research group with a highly quantitative and experimental orientation. They will be an integral part of an ambitious and highly interdisciplinary initiative on collective behavior that involves several departments including biology and computer science, the Max-Planck Institute for Ornithology in Radolfzell and Konstanz, and the recently funded (32M euro) 'Center for Visual Computing of Collectives' at the University of Konstanz.

Ideal candidates would have an interdisciplinary educational background in areas such as biology, computer science, mathematics, physics, or the social sciences. 
A PhD in one of these areas, English language proficiency, a record of research excellence and creativity, and a strong commitment to teaching are essential. 

The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 (0) 7531 / 88 – 4016 und 88 - 2834). 

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching. 

The University of Konstanz has been certified as a family-friendly institution by the Hertie Foundation and is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life. 

Further details about the position can be found here:

4 de diciembre de 2016

Oferta postdoctoral en genética, genómica o bioinformática (Chile)


Se convoca a concurso para proveer un (1) cargo de postdoctorado en la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso.

1. Grado académico de Doctor a contar del 1° de ENERO del 2014.
2. Chileno(a) o extranjero(a).
3. Solida formación en alguna de las siguientes áreas: genética, genómica o bioinformática.

1. Contribuir al desarrollo de un Proyecto FONDECYT denominado “Disease Resistance in Salmonids: Genetic analysis of co-infection of the Sea Lice Caligus rogercresseyi and the bacteria Piscirickettsia salmonis”.
2. El postulante seleccionado deberá realizar de forma obligatoria la postulación al Concurso FONDECYT Postdoctorado 2018.

1. Duración: 9 meses a tiempo completo (Abril – Diciembre de 2017).
2. Honorarios de referencia: $1.000.000 de pesos chilenos mensuales.

1. Currículum Vitae
2. Fotocopia simple del grado de Doctor.
3. Solicitar entrevista personal al Dr. José Gallardo ( 

Professorship (W1, Tenure Track) in Biogeography, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (Germany)

The Institute of Physical Geography at Goethe-University Frankfurt announces the following open position:

Professorship (W1, Tenure Track) in Biogeography, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

The position is initially limited to six years and subject to a midterm review. With its aim of qualification as set out in the Hessian Higher Education Act in the version of December 9th, 2015, the Professorship (W1) corresponds to the previous Junior (Assistant) Professorship. Provided that the Professorship (W1) is positively evaluated (tenure track evaluation), it will be converted to an unlimited W2-Professorship (as civil service or employment). Place of employment is Frankfurt am Main.

The candidate must have demonstrated internationally recognized biogeographical research and will actively contribute to academic teaching. A combination of competencies in field work and innovative biogeographical modelling and remote sensing in basic and applied research is required. Teaching capacities should also cover regional vegetation geography. Moreover, it is expected that the candidate/holder of the position will closely collaborate with research networks, in particular with the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (BiK-F). In addition, collaboration with the Centre for Interdisciplinary African Studies (ZIAF) and the Frankfurt Geographical Society (FGG) is appreciated. Didactic skills and the willingness to become involved in the academic self-administration are expected. The successful candidate will also be involved in teacher-training. Experience regarding this topic would be welcome.

The designated salary for the position is based on “W1” of the German university scale or equivalent. Goethe-University seeks to increase the number of women in research and teaching and particularly welcomes applications from female scholars. For further information regarding the general conditions for professional appointments please see:

Scientists with proven research and teaching accomplishments are invited to submit their applications with the following documents: CV, scientific career, publication list, list of external funding, certificates, results of teaching evaluations, teaching experiences and statement of teaching- and research plans (1-2 pages each). She/He should add her/his three most important publications, supplemented by a statement of max. 1000 characters about her/his contribution to scientific progress.

Full applications have to be submitted in one PDF-file no later than December 31st, 2016 to the Dean of the Faculty 11: Geosciences/Geography, Goethe-University, Altenhöferallee 1, 60438 Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Email:

3 de diciembre de 2016

2 plazas de doctorado estudiando evolución de saltícidos (USA)

Iam recruiting two PhD students to join my research group at the University of Cincinnati in the summer or fall of 2017. I am particularly interested in recruiting new students to join our research on the coevolution of jumping spider color vision and coloration.

Oneavailable PhD position, funded through an active NSF grant, will
investigate the role of female visual attention/gaze in driving the
evolution of complex male displays in the North American jumping spider
genus Habronattus. This research project combines intensive field work
with lab-based video characterization of male displays and eye-tracking of
female gaze responses to video playback of displaying males (the latter
in collaboration with Beth Jakob at the University of Massachusetts,

Thesecond doctoral position will support a new research initiative in my
group to understand the repeated evolution of color vision across jumping
spiders. Thus far, we have identified two independent and functionally
distinct transitions from dichromacy to tri-/tetrachromacy in jumping
spiders, which are, not surprisingly, tightly associated with rapid
diversification of male color ornamentation. We are now interested
in identifying any additional evolutionary transitions in color
vision, characterizing when and why they occurred, and investigating
their “downstream” consequences for biodiversity in this group of
animals. This work will leverage international field work with molecular,
microspectrophotometric, and hyperspectral imaging approaches.

Inaddition to these new research initiatives, we have a number of
other research projects that could provide opportunities for incoming
students. I am slowly adding more information about these on my lab

Studentsinterested in joining the lab should contact me as soon as
possible to discuss their interests and fit for the lab. Please include
a brief statement of your research interests, how they connect with
our current research, and your CV, academic transcripts, and GRE scores
if available.

TheUniversity of Cincinnati is emerging as an international
center of excellence in sensory ecology. With a strong and growing
faculty concentration in Sensory Biology, Behavior, and Evolution
( and
an NSF-funded REU program in Sensory Ecology, UC provides a vibrant
intellectual environment for research and student training. Plans are
afoot for the development of a regional consortium of sensory biologists,
including researchers at Purdue and Case Western. Matching research
strengths in sensing and sensor technologies in UC’s nationally-renowned
College of Engineering offer a number of cross-disciplinary training
opportunities. In addition, UC’s strengths in design and the fine and
performing arts provide exciting opportunities for my lab’s ongoing
involvement in art-science collaborations, including the College of
Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning (ranked 3rd internationally) and
the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (ranked 6th nationally). Finally,
Cincinnati is a culturally and economically vibrant city with a low
cost of living, offering an unbeatable quality of life for our graduate

Graduateapplications are due January 1, 2017. More information
on the graduate program at the University of Cincinnati
and associated application materials can be found here:

Allmy best,



Departmentof Biological Sciences
Universityof Pittsburgh
204CClapp Hall
Fifthand Ruskin Avenues
Pittsburgh,PA 15260
Office:(412) 624-3378
Lab:(412) 624-3351

**TheMorehouse Lab is excited to join the Department of Biological
Sciences at the University of Cincinnati, beginning January 2017! Please
make note of the new contact info below.**

Departmentof Biological Sciences
Universityof Cincinnati
711HRieveschl Hall
Cincinnati,OH 45221-0006
Office:(513) 556-9700

"Ily a un autre monde mais il est dans celui-ci." - Paul Éluard

2 de diciembre de 2016

Oferta de doctorado con algas marinas en UK


Marine photosynthesis supports almost all ocean life and is a vital component of the global carbon cycle. Uptake of carbon for photosynthesis is also an effective method of ‘locking up’ atmospheric carbon over long timescales, and may form a vital part of our long-term strategy towards reducing atmospheric CO2 levels and mitigating climate change. Our current understanding of marine photosynthesis is mostly focused on shallow-water systems such as seagrass meadows, coral reefs or surface plankton blooms, but some marine photosynthesisers are able to survive in the deeper waters known as the mesophotic zone.

The world’s deepest living marine photosynthesisers are the globally distributed red coralline algae. Incredibly, these algae have been found at depths of over 300 m, but the mechanisms behind their ability to photosynthesise at such low light levels is currently unknown. This project will seek to understand these mechanisms in the context of defining the role of coralline algae in the marine carbon cycle. The student will utilise a multi-disciplinary approach that will combine field and laboratory experimentation, developing skills in organic carbon biogeochemistry, carbonate chemistry, ultra-fast fluorescence and scanning electron microscropy.

The student will be based at the Lyell Centre for Earth and Marine Science and Technology, which opened in March 2016. This £21 million collaborative venture provides world-class facilities for marine and geoscience research, including a state-of-the-art research aquarium and biogeochemistry laboratory. Fieldwork opportunities in Honduras, Brazil or Greece will be possible, providing field validation to laboratory-based work. Wider engagement with non-academic partners in the UK and internationally will set the project within the wider policy context.

Funding Notes
This is a full scholarship which will cover tuition fees and provide an annual stipend of £14,296 for the 36 month duration of the studentship. The funding is available to UK, EU and international students.

Applicants should have a first-class honours degree or a 2.1 honours degree plus Masters (or equivalent) in a relevant subject. Highly motivated applicants with a qualification in marine / environmental science, biogeochemistry or biophysics, and an interest in advanced biogeochemical and fluorescence techniques are particularly encouraged to apply. Scholarships will be awarded by competitive merit, taking into account the academic ability of the applicant.

How to Apply
Please complete our online application form:

You must quote the full project title and reference number on your application form. You will also need to provide: a CV, supporting statement, copy of your degree certificate and relevant transcripts, proof of your ability in the English language (if English is not your mother tongue or if you have not already studied for a degree that was taught in English), and references from two academic sources (please enter your full name and the project title on the Referee Report Form and forward to your referees for completion and return).

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Heidi Burdett: Timetable
The closing date for applications is 31st January 2017. Interviews will be held in February 2017. Project start date is flexible, but should start no later than October 2017

1 de diciembre de 2016

Prácticas remuneradas en monitorización ecológica (USA)

The ecological monitoring program at GBI serves as an excellent professional development opportunity for burgeoning natural resource professionals looking for experience in botanical, soil, and rangeland surveys. This program is a component of our well-established Research Associate Program, which focuses on the conservation of natural resources in the Intermountain West.

As an element of this program, participants will implement the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) national Assessment, Inventory, and Monitoring (AIM) strategy, which is targeted at collecting standardized inventory and long-term ecological data at multiple scales across western public lands.
In some locations, participants will implement the U.S Forest Service (USFS) Habitat Assessment Framework (HAF), which is aimed at collecting habitat assessment data on public land with the purpose of informing conservation efforts for sage-grouse habitat. Opportunities with the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) will apply AIM sampling to help guide proper restoration treatment design and to provide a baseline data set against which restoration treatment effects may be measured.

In accordance with these strategies and through partnerships with multiple agencies, GBI’s ecological monitoring program is dedicated to providing college graduates and emerging professionals with hands-on survey, inventory, monitoring, and reporting experience in natural resource management.

This video highlights the BLM AIM strategy for landscape-scale data capture across the western states.

In partnership with cooperating agencies, GBI is recruiting AmeriCorps Field Technicians to work with agency staff and GBI staff. Each AmeriCorps Field Technician will participate in a field crew to characterize vegetation using the AIM protocol, Interpreting Indicators of Rangeland Health (IIRH), the Habitat Assessment Framework (HAF) protocol, and/or the Proper Functioning Condition (PFC) protocol, for which training will be provided. The particular protocols implemented will vary by location.

Duties include following established field protocols to conduct vegetation sampling and field data collection on new and existing monitoring sites. Field data will be used by resource specialists and land managers to inform decisions regarding resource management issues of the area. During periods of field work, camping will be required. The timeframe for field data collection will generally be either 4 days on (Mon-Thurs) or 8 days on (Wed-Wed) – followed by either 3 days off (Fri-Sun) or 6 days off (Thurs-Tues).

Field work may include:
• Maintaining safety awareness and practices;
• Navigating off-trail to sampling sites;
• Establishing sampling plots and transects;
• Identifying and describing soil horizons,
• Collecting vegetation data (including species inventory, forb frequency, sagebrush shape, foliar cover, canopy gap, and herbaceous and woody heights);
• Making qualitative range assessments; and
• Taking photo-points

Additional duties include:
• Participation in GBI and agency trainings;
• Entering data into an Access-based database;
• Identifying plants to species using dichotomous keys; and
• Supporting QA/QC data checks

Locations and Tentative Timelines:
Multiple positions are available throughout Nevada. Please indicate your availability and preferred locations/positions when applying. Rolling recruitment will begin in November and continue until positions are filled. We encourage applying early in order to gain the best chance at getting your top-choice locations.

Starting Soon!!!
• BLM: Las Vegas
• 26 Week Appointment from February 6th– August 3rd
• 2 positions
• $13,265.00 Living Allowance
• $2,887.50 AmeriCorps Education Award
• National Park and Federal Recreational Lands Volunteer pass after 250 hours of service

USFS Locations: Austin, Ely, Winnemucca/Santa Rosa
• May to October
• 6 positions
• Housing provided in USFS bunkhouses
• $9,950.00 Living Allowance
• $2,199.92 AmeriCorps Education Award
• National Park and Federal Recreational Lands Volunteer pass after 250 hours of service

BLM Locations: Battle Mountain, Carson City, Elko, Ely, Winnemucca
• April to September
• 20 positions
• $13,265.00 Living Allowance
• $2,887.50 AmeriCorps Education Award
• National Park and Federal Recreational Lands Volunteer pass after 250 hours of service

NDOW Location: Reno
• April to September
• 9 positions
• Living Allowance TBD
• $2,199.92 AmeriCorps Education Award

NDOW Location: Reno
• April to August
• 3 positions
• Living Allowance TBD
• $1,527.45 AmeriCorps Education Award

All Positions Include:
• $15 Camping per diem
• Paid holidays and personal leave
• Paid health insurance (medical, dental and vision)
• Student loan forbearance and interest accrual paid

Technical requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Life Sciences, such as: Botany, Wildlife Biology, Range Ecology, Natural Resources Management, Environmental Resources or related subject preferred;
• Coursework or equivalent experience in plant taxonomy and/or systematics;
• Experience identifying plants in the field and using a dichotomous key;
• Familiarity with native and invasive plants of the sampling area and associated natural resource issues preferred;
• For BLM positions, experience in describing and identifying soil horizons preferred;
• Experience conducting plant surveys using various monitoring protocols, including standard rangeland monitoring protocols, photo plots, and site observations;
• Experience with data entry and management;
• Ability to read, interpret and navigate using topographic maps;
• Experience safely operating 4WD trucks on paved and unpaved roads, often in remote areas on unimproved roads;
• Experience navigating and collecting coordinates with hand-held GPS units;
• For BLM and USFS positions, experience creating maps and performing basic functions with GIS software (ArcMap); and
• Experience with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access).

Additional requirements:
• Willingness and ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic setting, and to consistently enact high performance standards and a strong work and team ethic in support of the goals and objectives of the AIM program and the mission of GBI;
• Valid, state-issued driver’s license and clean driving record;
• For BLM positions, ability to complete a Department of Interior (DOI) Background Investigation (BI) and submit paperwork to BLM human resources prior to beginning position indicating that an active and fully adjudicated BI has been started or completed;
• Ability to work productively as part of a team to accomplish mutual goals;
• Ability to work independently;
• Ability to communicate effectively with team members, agency staff, and a diverse public;
• Excellent organizational skills;
• Familiarity with best practices for field safety and Leave No Trace principles;
• Experience in and willingness to spend multiple days camping in the field;
• Flexibility with position location within field district offices;
• Willingness to work irregular hours (e.g., early mornings, late nights); and
• Ability to work in harsh and rapidly changing environments, work in all types of weather conditions, traverse uneven terrain, carry upwards of 40 pounds in a backpack, and otherwise maintain good physical condition;
• Ability to meet AmeriCorps eligibility requirements: (1) U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status, (2) eligible to receive an AmeriCorps Education Award (limit of four in a lifetime, or equivalent of two full-time terms of service), (3) pass National Sex Offender Public Website (NSOPW) and federal criminal background checks, (4) adhere to the rules, regulations and code of conduct as specified in the Member Service Agreement; and (5) will not engage in any prohibited activities as listed in the Member Service Agreement.

Location Information:
Austin: Founded in 1862, Austin (pop. 300) lies in the geographic center of the State of Nevada along U.S. Highway 50 - "The Loneliest Highway in America". Countless outdoor recreation opportunities are available in Austin, including hiking, mountain biking and camping in beautiful undisturbed remote locations. Austin is 90 miles south of Battle Mountain, NV the nearest full service community; 117 miles north of Tonopah, 112 miles east of Fallon and 178 miles east of Reno.

Battle Mountain: Battle Mountain is a small (pop. 3,635) community located between Winnemucca and Elko on I-80 in Central Nevada. Central Nevada is home to historic mining and ranching that conjure up images of the Wild West. Nevada's mountain ranges and wide open valleys are home to wildlife, livestock and wild horses and burros. The Battle Mountain District Office manages approximately 10.5 million acres of public land within Lander, Eureka, Esmeralda and Nye Counties. Opportunities for recreation abound from fishing, hunting, hiking, horseback riding and camping to visiting ghost towns, petroglyph sites, rock hounding and stargazing.

Carson City: Carson City, Nevada’s capitol city, is located 30 miles south of Reno. Carson is a quick drive from beautiful Lake Tahoe and acts as a gateway to the Sierras. The BLM Carson City District Office administers more than 4.8 million acres of federal public land in eleven counties in western Nevada and eastern California.

Elko: Elko, Nevada is one of the most underestimated areas in northern Nevada and has something for everyone. With a population of about 20,000, Elko has a lively community with downtown art events supporting local businesses. Lamoille Canyon Recreation Area is a short 20 miles from town and is the perfect location for avid hikers, fisherman, backpackers and campers. Annual cultural events include Cowboy Poetry, Basque Festival, Motorcycle Jamboree, California Trails Days, Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival, and many more. The Elko BLM District encompasses 12.3 million acres of high desert.

Ely: Ely is a small Nevada town located in the eastern center of the state. There are approximately 6,000 people in Ely and its surrounding towns. The USFS Ely Ranger District covers about 1 million acres with elevations ranging from valley floors around 5000 feet to above tree line, over 12,000 feet. The District hosts a multitude of treasures to explore related to outdoor activities.

Las Vegas: Beyond the bright lights of the Strip, the Southern Nevada District Office manages more than three million acres of Mojave Desert in Clark and Nye counties. The scenery varies from dramatically colorful geologic landforms and largely unspoiled panoramic vistas of Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area to remote and rugged wild landscapes of Gold Butte Back Country Byway. Recreation opportunities abound and viewing sites for desert plants and animals are easily accessible. Resources of the Southern Nevada BLM District include desert tortoise habitat, big game habitat, Wilderness Study Areas, active grazing allotments, abandoned mine lands, historic and prehistoric cultural sites, and wild horse management areas.

Reno: The Reno-Sparks metropolitan area is home to approximately 500,000 people and offers year-round recreation opportunities, a vibrant urban scene and numerous community events. Reno has over 300 days of sunshine and four distinct seasons. Located on the northwestern edge of Nevada, Reno is a great home base from which to travel to Lake Tahoe, Sierra Nevada range, San Francisco and more!

Santa Rosa/Winnemucca: The USFS crews will be stationed at the historic Paradise Valley Guard Station in Paradise Valley, NV. Paradise Valley (pop. 109) is a small rural community that sits at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains. Recreation opportunities are plentiful with many different hunting and fishing options available. There are unlimited places to go camping and hiking to explore the area. The town is located 40 miles north of Winnemucca, NV, a full service community.

Winnemucca: Winnemucca is a small city (pop. 7,500) located along the Humboldt river in North-central Nevada. This high desert city is full of classic charm. The historic downtown area is interspersed with delightful boutiques, restaurants, and pubs. Winnemucca is a great jumping-off point for many types of outdoor recreation. Nearby are hiking, hunting and biking trails, as well as miles of ATV and off-road adventure trails. The BLM-Winnemucca District Office boundary encompasses 11,099,758 acres located in all of Humboldt and Pershing counties, and portions of Washoe, Lyon and Churchill counties in the northwest corner of Nevada.

How to Apply:
Please visit our employment web page to apply directly through our online portal:

Please indicate your availability and preferred locations/positions when applying. Rolling recruitment will begin in November and continue until positions are filled. We encourage applying early in order to gain the best chance at getting your top-choice locations.

We conform to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information & Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint or otherwise oppose discrimination.

30 de noviembre de 2016

Oferta de doctorado en biomedicina (Nueva Zelanda)

Exploring a new drug target in the fight against cancer

Project description: You will conduct basic biomedical research primarily using baker's yeast as model (no experimental animals), to contribute to an HRC funded project, aimed to explore a potential drug target for its suitability in blocking a cellular pathway in the fight against cancer. This project provides a unique opportunity for you to develop skills in various disciplines, such as Genetics, Biochemistry, Cell biology, Molecular Biology, and/or Structural Biology.

A scholarship is available covering tuition fees and living expenses.

Preferred skills and qualifications: MSc, MPhil or BSc(Hons) in
Biochemistry, Molecular Biology/Genetics, Structural Biology or
equivalent. You need to have marks of 75% or better. Knowledge and
hands-on experience in computational analysis of protein structures,
cloning, PCR, recombinant protein expression and purification, and/or
co-precipitation studies, are advantageous. However, far more
important are your passion in continuously acquiring knowledge and
skills, your genuine interest in science and conducting research,
being self-motivated, ‘going the extra mile’ and being determined to
succeed. Working towards a PhD degree is hard work but very
rewarding. PhD students graduating from the Sattlegger lab have
secured prestigious positions, such as postdoc positions at the highly
reputed National Institutes of Health, USA, and at a Medical
University in Sweden, or a Research & Development position at a large
Biopharma Company. You must start your studies April 2017 the latest,
preferably earlier than that.

How to apply: If you are interested in this PhD project, please email
your CV and academic transcripts, the names of at least two academic
references and a cover letter outlining your interest in this research
and gaining a PhD, and the expertise you have gained so far and may be
beneficial to your PhD studies, to Dr Evelyn Sattlegger, State 'PhD application’ in the subject
line. Applications will be accepted from Nov 25, 2016, until the
position is filled

For more information about the Sattlegger research group see here
Molecular Biology Research:

The Massey University, Auckland campus, is only a 15 min drive away
from Auckland, the world's largest Polynesian city. Auckland is far
away from the regions known to be prone to earthquakes.
The supervisor speaks English and German fluently.

29 de noviembre de 2016

Oferta de trabajo en jardín botánico (Costa Rica)

Horticulturist, Wilson Botanical Garden
Las Cruces Biological Station
San Vito, Costa Rica

Wilson Botanical Garden seeks an experienced horticulturist to lead horticultural improvements throughout the Garden. Applicants should have knowledge of tropical plants, plant propagation, garden aesthetics and presentation, as well as garden maintenance for the purpose of improving the quality of gardens, plant collections, and public displays. The duties involve working successfully with four Costa Rican gardeners, the taxonomist, and other staff of the Las Cruces Biological Station. The horticulturist works to establish the Garden as the interface between the forest, the public, and the research supported by the Las Cruces Biological Station.

- develops and maintains plant collections, works hands-on in gardens with current crew

- leads horticultural projects and garden renovations in coordination with the station director and Las Cruces Advisory Committee

- selects plants for appropriate placement in Botanical Garden

- propagates plants for garden planting

- collecting and/or procuring appropriate seeds and cuttings for garden development

- guides volunteers, interns, and students in their pre-selected Garden projects

Important considerations:

This position is for a 9-12 month period, with some possibility of renewal.

It is preferable for the applicant to speak Spanish and English.

Successful candidates will possess a minimum of three years of horticultural experience in a public garden or related field.

For more information about the Las Cruces Biological Station and Wilson Botanical Garden go to:

Qualified candidates should email a resume and cover letter to:

Dr. Rebecca Cole, Director

Las Cruces Biological Station & Wilson Botanical Garden

28 de noviembre de 2016

Postdoc sobre adaptaciones de arrecifes de coral al cambio climático (Singapur)

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow to work on a unique new project "Adaptation and resilience of coral reefs to environmental change in Singapore" hosted at the National University of Singapore, and funded by Singapore's National
Research Foundation. This is a 4.5-year interdisciplinary research project comprising multiple themes represented by teams with extensive expertise in coral biology, experimental ecology, palaeontology, geochemistry and microbiology.
The Research Fellow will lead the sub-project to investigate the
evolutionary, ecological and population genetic history of corals in
Singapore. Candidate with a PhD degree and prior research experience in
marine field research and molecular biology using next-generation sequencing
tools (e.g. DNA hybridisation capture, RNA-seq, RAD-seq) is required. Rescue
SCUBA diver preferred.
This is a full-time position over two years, with possible extension.
Remuneration will be commensurate with the candidates' qualifications and
experience. Please address enquiries to [1]
Best regards,
Mei Lin
On behalf of the Reef Ecology Laboratory
NEO Mei Lin (Dr) :: Research Fellow :: St John's Island National Marine
Laboratory, c/o Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI) :: National
University of Singapore :: 18 Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119227 ::
65-98233301 (DID) :: 65-98223849 (Lab) :: 65-97146451 (Fax) :: (E) :: (W) :: Company Registration No:

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