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24 de mayo de 2017

Voluntariado de investigación de campo en Sudáfrica

A research assistant position is available for durations of one to two months (within the period from August 1st to November 31th 2017) in the Biological Interactions Lab ( in the Department of Botany and Zoology at Stellenbosch University, South Africa.

Work will be based in Namaqualand during the annual spring mass-flowering
displays. Namaqualand is a semi-desertic area of astonishing plant
diversity which is part of the Succulent Karoo Biodiversity hotspot.
We will conduct pollinator observations, in Situ experiments, and collect
DNA material and plant trait measurements on the unique long-tongued fly
pollination systems across a large area (300km long). Long-tongue flies
are unique to southern Africa, many are undescribed as yet, but still they
are key-stone species as over 250 species of plants rely on them for
reproduction. The plant species we focus on are from the Iridaceae and
Geraniaceae families.

Candidates need to be hard-working, naturalist-minded, willing to spend
long hours in the field and spend most nights camping. A previous
experience in pollination biology will be an advantage. Such fieldwork is
highly rewarding to the naturalist-minded persons. Namaqualand is a unique
ecosystem, and new discoveries are plentiful.

Food, accommodation, and a small stipend will be provided. Travel costs to
South-Africa are not included.

Please direct any questions and applications to me:
I can also provide email addresses of former fieldwork assistants if you
want extra feedback.

Deadline: June 4th 2016 /

Florent Grenier
PhD candidate
Institut des Sciences de l'Evolution
Université de Montpellier FRANCE
Department of Botany and Zoology
Stellenbosch University South-Africa
cell phone : +33 6 76 48 10 30

Some pictures of Namaqualand plants are on this flickR album :
A few pictures of the fieldwork conducted in 2016 :

References on the study systems
Manning, J. C., & Goldblatt, P. (1996). The Prosoeca peringueyi (Diptera:
Nemestrinidae) pollination guild in southern Africa: long-tongued flies
and their tubular flowers. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden, 67-86.

Manning, J. C., & Goldblatt, P. (1997). The Moegistorhynchus longirostris
(Diptera: Nemestrinidae) pollination guild: Long-tubed flowers and a
specialized long-proboscid fly pollination system in southern
Africa. Plant Systematics and Evolution, 206(1-4), 51-69.

23 de mayo de 2017

Postdoc in molecular virology and cell biology (Germany)

The University Hospital of Münster is one of the leading hospitals in Germany. Such a position cannot be achieved by size and medical successes alone. The individual commitment counts above all. We need your commitment so that even with little things we can achieve great things for our patients. There are many possibilities open for you so that you may develop with them.

The section Cellular Virology at the Institute of Molecular Virology, University Hospital of Muenster, Muenster, Germany offers a position for a

Postdoc Position (f/m) in Molecular Virology and Cell Biology
Ref.: 13082
Full-Time (38,5 hours/week)
(Germany salary grade: E 13 TV-G-U, 100 %)
TV-L E13 Research Scientist

The positions are available from 01.08.2017 for 36 months with a potential extension.

Our research focuses on investigating host-pathogen interactions with a strong emphasis on cell biological mechanisms. The successful applicant will investigate the molecular mechanisms on how small DNA tumor viruses infect cells and how cellular aging affects infection. The position is financed by the European Research Council.

Required qualifications:
•PhD in Biology/Cell Biology/Virology or similar;
•strong background in cell biology or virology, and live cell imaging, superresolution microscopy, and/or molecular imaging;
•a previous experience in innate immunity or aging research is a plus, experience in working with proteins, cell culture (epithelial cell lines, organoids, computational image analysis strong commitment to research and strong motivation for interdisciplinary work.

We offer:
•an international, young and dynamic working group;
•research laboratories with state of the art equipment;
•excellent possibilities for career development.

Deadline for applications is June 16th, 2017.

For more information please contact Dr. M. Schelhaas: phone +49 251 83 57182,

Please send your application including a CV, a short letter of motivation, record of publications and the contact information of two or three references by giving the following reference code 13081 until 16.06.2017 to Verwaltung des Universitätsklinikums Münster, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, Gebäude D5, 48149 Münster or via e-mail to

Applications of women are specifically invited. In the case of similar qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities. Handicapped candidates with equivalent qualifications will be given preference.

22 de mayo de 2017

Voluntariado en un remoto atolón de Hawaii

The US Fish and Wildlife Service seeks Refuge Biology volunteers for a Six-month tour of duty for the Fall-Winter 2017-18 Season at Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) and the Battle of Midway National Memorial (NM).

About the refuge: Located on the far northern end of the Hawaiian archipelago within the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument. It is one the oldest atoll formations in the world that provides nesting habitat for millions of seabirds and it a touchstone for one of the most significant naval battles in our human history. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service staff, volunteers and contractors live on Midway Atoll NWR to support the recovery and integrity of wildlife habitat and species and to protect historical resources while balancing their own human impact on the land and seascapes.

Dates: The fall/winter volunteer season begins on September 5, 2017 and will end in mid-March 2018 (2018 flight schedule TBD). Applications are due by June 15, 2017. Start dates are set due to limited contract flights to Midway Atoll NWR and training requirements for new volunteers. Round-trip flights between Midway Atoll NWR and Honolulu, three meals a day, and housing at Midway Atoll NWR are provided..

Responsibilities: Volunteer work emphasizes habitat restoration including native plant propagation and out-planting, seed collection and processing, removal of invasive plants both by hand and through chemical application of herbicide, and monitoring plant populations. Other work includes seabird and Laysan duck monitoring, marine debris removal, data entry, and equipment maintenance, along with other tasks depending on current projects and refuge needs.

o are expected to work 40 hours/week with additional weekend work when necessary
o should have a strong work ethic along with the ability to live and work closely with a small group of people for six months
o are responsible for the proper upkeep of their living quarters which includes individual bedrooms, a common living area, and a full kitchen
o must be willing and able to perform all duties in sub-tropical wind, sun, rain and humidity extremes
o must be physically fit and able to confidently ride a bike
o able to hike up to three miles in the sand or on uneven terrain while carrying a spray pack, lift 50 pounds
o must be willing to spray herbicide with proper protective gear
o must be willing to handle albatrosses and other seabirds for banding, monitoring studies, and disentanglements.
o able to pass a swimming proficiency test

Midway Atoll NWR is a remote site and accessible by plane twice a month. Because of the isolated nature of this work, safety is of the utmost importance. Volunteers should be aware that evacuation for emergencies or medical issues can typically take at least 24 hours and be potentially very expensive. All volunteers will need to carry medical-evacuation insurance. A current passport is required for travel to and from Midway Atoll NWR. Volunteers are responsible for their own travel to Honolulu.

The “Clipper House” on Midway Atoll NWR serves cafeteria-style food with a wide variety of dishes, including vegetarian options and a full salad bar, courtesy of the hydroponics garden. There is also a small convenience store on Midway Atoll NWR that provides some basics: toiletries, refreshments, etc. Midway Atoll NWR is a small community where volunteers will be working and living amongst Service employees, cooperators, and contractors. For everyone’s well being, there is a zero tolerance policy for harassment or abuse of any kind, including alcohol or drug abuse.

TO APPLY: Email one .pdf file titled, YourLastName_Winter2017-18
which includes the following: cover letter
resume outlining relevant education and work experience
three work-related references (with phone and e-mail)

Preference will be given to those with an educational or professional background in biology, conservation science, or botany. Habitat restoration, plant propagation, weed control, remote field, and/or bird handling experience preferred.

For more information, please call: Deisha Norwood, 808-954-4817.

Selected applicants will be sent a packet of additional information on the island, duties, and suggested items to bring, as well as required forms. A current physical, tetanus shot, and TB test are also required. The required documentation must be submitted by September 1st.

The National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources. Over 42,000 volunteers and more than 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges. Friends and volunteers are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow.

21 de mayo de 2017

Image Analysis Staff Scientist (Germany)

The Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) belongs to the „Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V. (FVB)“. The FVB is an institution of eight natural sciences research institutes in Berlin funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and the association of its federal states. The research institutes are members of the Leibniz association.
The Leibniz-Institut für Molekulare Pharmakologie (FMP) is a non-university academic research organisation dedicated to basic biomedical research and is located at the Research Campus Berlin Buch in close vicinity to the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine and the Charité Experimental and Clinical Research Center.
The Cellular Imaging Facility at the FMP offers advanced light and electron microscopy equipment to investigate molecular interactions and cellular structures. We provide access to widefield, confocal, super-resolution and electron microscopes for about 100 users. Additionally we optimize advanced spectroscopy and microscopy techniques like FRET, FLIM, FCS, TIRF, STED, STORM and CLEM as well as novel labelling and manipulation techniques. To support our users with Image Analysis and further develop our imaging platform
we are looking for a

Image Analysis Staff Scientist (m/f)
(Job offer 12/2017)

working 39 hours/week initially temporary limited to 2 years with the potential of extension and starting as soon as possible.

Job description
•Collaboration with researchers in projects that include quantitative image processing, tracking, super-resolution microscopy, live-cell imaging and correlative Light and Electron Microscopy
•Development of novel algorithms for image processing
•Implementation of automated microscopy acquisition with feedback from analysis
•Collection, Improvement and customization of existing analysis tools
•Training of facility users in Image & Data Analysis tools (ImageJ, Huygens, Imaris, Matlab, Prism)
•Maintenance of Facility IT infrastructure

•Master, Engineer or PhD in (Bio)Informatics, (Bio)physics, Applied mathematics or related areas with profound knowledge in Image Analysis
•Experience with Image processing, data visualization and software development (e.g. ImageJ, Python or Matlab)
•Familiarity with biological data is a plus
•Experience of working in interdisciplinary projects is advantageous
•Very good English skills and strong team player with excellent communication skills

For more information please contact:
Dr. Martin Lehmann; e-mail: ; phone: 030 94793-218
Homepage FMP:
Salaries will be based on TVöD. In 2013 the institute has been awarded the certificate of the audit Beruf und Familie as family-friendly employer. We offer equal opportunities regardless of gender and welcome applications of disabled candidates. They will be preferred in case of equal qualification. We offer assistance in finding childcare on the campus.
Please address your application , preferably as a single pdf, by June 2th, 2017 to Frau Spors (

20 de mayo de 2017

Doctorado en bioinformática (Alemania)

The new project group of Dr. Simon Anders at the Centre for Molecular Biology of the University of Heidelberg (ZMBH) is researching bioinformatics methodology for big data in molecular biology. We
develop novel statistical inference methods for various types of high-throughput sequencing assays, and novel tools for visual and interactive exploratory analysis of multi-omics data.

To build up our cross-disciplinary team, we are seeking a

junior scientist as PhD student

with expertise in computational science.

We are interested not only in bioinformaticians but also in scientists
from other quantitative fields, such as computer science, engineering,
mathematics, or physics.

The ideal candidate has passion for science, interest in molecular
biology, and strong skills in scientific software development or
quantitative data analysis or computational methods. Previous
expertise in working with molecular-biology or other high-dimensional
data would be of advantage. Fluency in written and spoken English and
interdisciplinary communication skills are a must.

We offer rewarding work in a stimulating research environment on
applied projects, in collaboration with basic biology as well as
clinical research groups, with access to all the resources and
expertises necessary for a PhD to form a strong start into your
research career.

For details on our group's projects, please see our web page or
contact Dr. Anders.


To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter describing your
expertise and research interests to S. Anders. If possible please also
include a "work sample" (e.g. a report on a homework or internship
project, or a link to a github repo) suitable to demonstrate your
coding or data analysis skills.

19 de mayo de 2017

Postdoc en bioinformática en una startup veterinaria (USA)

Embark Veterinary

Postdoctoral Researcher

The Company Background

Embark is an early-stage, VC-backed startup launched in 2016. The
company's long-term vision is to end preventable diseases in pets.
With its high-throughput DNA genotyping platform and cutting-edge
bioinformatics, Embark looks to discover and develop a new generation
of breeding tools, novel genetic tests, clinical practice, and wellness
regimens for pet care. The company believes that these revolutionary
advancements in pet health may even have powerful applications in human

Embark's flagship product is a canine DNA test that provides a
comprehensive genetic profile unmatched in scope or accuracy by any
other test on the market today. The test is built around proprietary
genotyping technology coupled with the world's largest and
fastest-growing canine DNA reference database. This allows Embark to
use a simple saliva sample to report on an unprecedented range of
health diagnostics, color and coat traits, breeding heritage, and
wellness predictors. Taken together, these advantages make Embark
"different-in-kind" to everything else on the market today and will
be a uniquely powerful engine for scientific discovery.

Embark's founders are recognized leaders in the canine genomics
research community and bring more than a decade of field and lab work
experience to the venture. The genesis of the company traces back to
Dr. Adam Boyko's work at Cornell University's College of Veterinary
Medicine, one of the premier veterinary colleges in the world and an
ongoing research partner of Embark.

Today, Embark is looking for scientists who will help it realize its
long term vision; a vision driven by a deep passion and affinity for
our canine companions and the intellectual thrill of opening new realms
of scientific medical discovery through genetics.

The Position

Reporting to the Chief Science Officer, the Postdoctoral Researcher is
expected to contribute to the company's scientific vision and
leadership, manage research projects, and help to develop new
analytical tools for Embark's bioinformatics pipeline. Near term, the
company is focused on its flagship canine DNA test to establish a
leadership position in canine genetic testing and research. Longer
term, the company looks to achieve clear leadership in pet
bioinformatics and -omics generally, expand Embark's footprint in
the veterinary testing and pharmaceutical industries, collaborate on
human bioinformatics and pharma projects, and generally drive
scientific advancements that extend the brand across a broad range of
research areas. To achieve these goals a Bioinformatics Scientist at
Embark will:

- Improve and expand the bioinformatics driving our canine DNA
test and research objectives

- Play a role in developing research strategies, operating
plans, and corporate culture

- Conduct research projects in accordance with Embark's

- Assist efforts to obtain funding for R&D efforts

- Participate in scientific collaborations with canine
organizations and with other scientific organizations

The Qualifications

- A strong scientific vision and desire to build a team to
accomplish that vision

- Ph.D. in genetics or related field

- A demonstrated capacity for conducting research in the form of
peer-reviewed research and successful grant applications

- Research experience in population and statistical genetics
with large datasets

- A keen interest in dogs

- Postdoctoral research experience helpful

- Previous start-up experience helpful


Embark offers a dynamic work environment, filled with passionate
entrepreneurs, leading edge science, and a world of exciting growth
opportunities (and dogs!). Compensation for the Postdoctoral position
includes a competitive base salary and equity under the terms of the
company's ESOP. Additional benefits, defined by applicable company
policies include: generous vacation and medical/dental insurance


Embark is looking to fill this position as soon as possible after the
close of Series A funding (expected by the end of May 2017). This
position will be based at Embark's Ithaca, NY headquarters. The
position may require occasional overnight travel as partnerships and
events require.


Embark Veterinary is an equal opportunity employer. We do not
discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, ethnicity, race,
religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume (or curriculum vitae) to Dr.
Aaron Sams (asams {at}

Oferta de trabajo en conservación de especies (IUCN)

Species Conservation Officer
Vacancy #: 1540
Unit: ECARO – Protected Areas
Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Belgrade, Serbia
Reporting to: Director
Work percentage: 100%
Function group: P1
Expected start date: 01 July 2017
Type of contract: Fixed-term (24 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date: 25 May 2017


IUCN Regional Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia (ECARO) is seeking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic candidate to join the IUCN ECARO team as focal point for the IUCN Global Species Programme and the Species Survival Commission. The successful candidate will work in close cooperation with the IUCN ECARO Director and the IUCN Global Species Programme, and will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of species-related activities in Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia.



• Oversee the implementation of the species conservation component of the IUCN's Programme in Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia
• Coordinate the implementation of IUCN ECARO’s species project portfolio in the region
• Liaise with IUCN Members, Commissions and partners in identifying priorities in species conservation in the region
• Act as IUCN ECARO’s focal point for the IUCN Global Species Programme and the Species Survival Commission
• Help identify programme implementation and project development opportunities


• Coordinate the implementation of IUCN ECARO’s species-related project portfolio in Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia, with particular emphasis on national Red List Development
• Support the organizational development and capacity building of partner organizations on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
• Provide technical assistance to IUCN Members and partners in Eastern Europe, North and Central Asia on priority setting for species conservation
• Liaise with the IUCN Global Species Programme, IUCN Regional Offices, and the Species Survival Commission in providing support to the implementation of IUCN ECARO’s project portfolio
• Ensure timely and quality communication of IUCN ECARO’s species conservation activities
• Assist IUCN ECARO’s Director and Conservation Programme Coordinator in identifying partnership and project development opportunities


The gross annual salary for this position is in the range from EUR 23.018 to EUR 27.590, subject to deductions for social security contributions and health insurance, and before tax.


• Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in a subject related to the field of environment

• Minimum of 3 years of experience in the field of species conservation

• Good knowledge of the Red List Categories and Criteria and regional and national Red List assessments

• Proven ability to work with multi-disciplinary groups, including governments, experts and civil society

• Capacity to work effectively under time pressure and extended hours if required and pre-approved by ECARO Director

• Willingness to travel within the region, sometimes at short notice

• Excellent command of English and other language spoken in the region

• Computer literacy in MS Office packages

• Excellent organizational and networking skills

• Team-oriented attitude and ability to work independently


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).

Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website:

18 de mayo de 2017

Becas para trabajar en conservacion de arrecifes de coral

*Calling all early-career marine conservationists*

The 2017 EDGE Corals Fellowship call is now open!

Would you love to conduct your own reef research project but can’t find the
funding or support?!

Do you need that first break to kick start your career in conservation?

We could love to hear from you!

The EDGE Fellowship Programme is more than just a source of funding. In
addition to receiving a grant of up to £10,000 across 2 years, EDGE Fellows
attend two regional training courses; undertake online modules in relevant
topics; and receive one-to-one support from a scientific advisors based at
ZSL or a partner organisation.

Our Fellowship programme provides structured training for early-career
conservationists to undertake an applied research or conservation project
on a local EDGE species – including several *marine mammals, turtles and

This year we are looking specifically for potential Fellows from *Latin
America and the Wider Caribbean* to design and conduct research projects on
one (or more) species of EDGE *Coral*. We are also happy to hear from the
diving community and anyone who is passionate about their local reef and
would relish the opportunity to learn more.

More information on the EDGE Coral species and application guidance can be
found here..

*The application deadline is 17:00 (GMT), 16th June 2017*

*Please contact <> with any

17 de mayo de 2017

Coordinador científico para la estación de investigación Charles Darwin en las islas Galápagos

CDF operates the Charles Darwin Research Station (CDRS) in the Galapagos Islands, a World Heritage Site (UNESCO). Established in 1959, with its main address in Belgium, the mission of the organization is to provide knowledge and assistance through the scientific research necessary to guide further actions and to ensure the conservation of the environment and biodiversity in the Galapagos Archipelago. CDF depends 100% on donations and operates with an annual budget of approximately US $ 4.1 million. It has about 65 employees, 90% of which are from Ecuador. At any time, the organization also employs about 30 local, national and international volunteers; it also gathers a network of approximately 100 visiting scientists.

This is a management and coordination position. The Science Coordinator
manages the Scientific Program of the FCD-ECCD, also performs other
functions for the ECCD and is delegated by the Executive Director of the FCD
to be mainly responsible for ensuring that the FCD fulfils its role
regarding scientific production and skills development; he will also verify
the implementation of the Annual Operating Plan and of the approved budget
for science. The candidate will work closely with the National Galapagos
Park Directorate (Galapagos National Park Directorate), Galapagos Biosafety
Agency (ABG), Provincial Delegation of the Ministry of Agriculture,
Livestock and Fisheries (MAGAP) and other government agencies, with national
and international research institutions and with the academic world, to plan
and implement projects and important scientific programs, and to contribute
to the conservation measures in the Galapagos Islands and the world. The
candidate will play an important role in the coordination, management and
dissemination of evidence-based science; actively participate, guide and
assist in communications (face to face and online) and fundraising; and
potentially increase awareness and scientific support for other World
Heritage Sites and ecosystems of oceanic islands worldwide.

Main responsibilities:
1. Management of scientific and technical advisory, support and monitoring
of the design, presentation, implementation and monitoring of programs and
scientific projects.
2. Monitoring and control of the implementation of the Sciences Program
3. Budget monitoring for the Sciences Program CDF-CDRS.
4. Oversees the fund distribution for the implementation of projects within
the budget.
5. Technical advice, support and monitoring of the development and
acceptance of annual and multi-year Science Plan for CDF-CDRS.
6. Management of external funding for scientific projects of the Science
Program CDF-CDRS.
7. Monitoring and supervision of the scientific production and of the social
relevance of the results from scientific projects.
8. Management of international collaboration relevant to the needs of the
Sciences Program CDF-CDRS.
9. Coordination of supplementary research programs done by institutions from
the academia, and national and international scientific organizations linked
to the CDF-CDRS.
10. Advises and ensures that researchers complete their projects/programs on
time and within budget.
11. Supports and manages the publication of the Science Program results in
scientific journals, books, web pages and other spaces for disclosure.

Education / Training:
1. PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) (preferable a post-doctorate) related to
research areas proposed in the research areas identified in the Agreement
between the CDF and the Government of Ecuador (Ocean atmosphere processes,
global change and modelling, biodiversity and natural resources;
Man-environment interactions; Engineering and innovation of the sustainable
2. Fluency in Spanish and English, spoken and written.
3. Show communication skills, management and leadership.

1. Have at least 5 years of experience in science management.
2. Show participation as a leader in at least 3 research projects.
3. Have 20 scientific publications with peer review.
4. Show participation in at least 20 national and international scientific
5. Have efficient knowledge of information technology systems to support
6. Experience supervising and working with staff from different cultures and
sciences, including universities, public institutions and the general public.
7. Experience in fundraising, budget management for research projects and
project management.

• Investigative
• Management
• Communications
• Technology
• Leadership
• Teamwork
• Supervision
• Commitment
• Knowledge of the local reality.
• Coordination

Terms and conditions of the contract:
This full time position offers a two-year contract with possibility of
renewal for 3 more years,
depending on the results and performance evaluations.
Annual salary plus benefits: from US. 55,000 to US. 60,000 according to the
qualifications and experience of the candidate. Benefits include private
medical insurance, 30 vacation days per year, and travel expenses for
transportation to and from the country of origin.

Expected starting date at office: July 3, 2017, no later than August 21, 2017

How to apply:
Applicants must submit the following documents:
1. Letter of interest (maximum 1 page in both English and Spanish);
2. Descriptive information of no more than 3 pages linking the
responsibilities and skills with experience in proposals for the position
3. Curriculum Vitae (English and Spanish)
4. Copies of education/training support;
5. Three professional references (include email addresses).
Deadline: May 25th, 2017

16 de mayo de 2017

Daphne Jackson Fellowship at Queen Mary University of London

Daphne Jackson Fellowship at Queen Mary University of London

Applications are invited for a three year Daphne Jackson Fellowship that will be hosted and sponsored by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).

The fellowship is intended for individuals who want to return to research in the areas within the Faculty of Science and Engineering. Queen Mary University of London is one of the UK's leading research-focused higher education institutions, a member of the elite Russell Group of UK universities and ranked joint 9th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. Queen Mary has a distinguished tradition in science and engineering, and was one of the first UK universities to establish engineering, computer science, chemistry, and materials departments.

The Faculty today provides research and teaching excellence across engineering, science and mathematics in five academic Schools (Biological and Chemical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Engineering and Materials Science, and Mathematical Sciences), and the fellowship will be based in one of these areas.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships

The Daphne Jackson Trust is dedicated to returning scientists, engineers, technologists and mathematicians (STEM) to their careers following a break taken for family, caring or health reasons.

Daphne Jackson Fellowships are unique - they offer STEM professionals wishing to return to a research career after a break of two or more years, the opportunity to balance an individually tailored retraining programme with a challenging research project in a suitably supportive environment.

Fellowships are part-time over two or three years and consist of a challenging research project and at least 100 hours retraining per year. The unparalleled support offered by the Trust's Fellowship Advisors and administrative staff, coupled with mentoring and retraining provided during the Fellowship, give returners the confidence and skills they need to successfully return to research.

For further details about the application process, Trust and fellowship scheme, please visit For further information before submitting an application please contact the Daphne Jackson Trust office on 01483 689166 or via email at

If you require assistance with identifying a potential supervisor at QMUL, please contact Bryony Frost ( We cannot guarantee that an appropriate supervisor will be found.

How to apply

To be considered for this opportunity, please complete the CV and personal details information forms that can be found on the Daphne Jackson Trust website: Submitting your personal statement and CV

Please outline your area of research interest and a summary of which existing research grouping or area at QMUL your work links to. If you have identified a potential supervisor, please include their name and contact details. Please email your submission to the Daphne Jackson Trust office at stating clearly, QMUL Sponsored Fellowship Application.

Closing date for applications is Monday 12th June 2017

15 de mayo de 2017

Conservation Scientist (UK) vacancies
Conservation Scientist
Reference number: A0560417
Location: Edinburgh
We are recruiting a Conservation Scientist to lead on the delivery of RSPB's curlew research. The Eurasian curlew is considered the UK's highest conservation priority bird species and is the focus of a major Curlew Recovery Programme led by the RSPB. A key element of this is a large-scale research project testing the response of breeding curlew to trial management interventions across the UK. Responsibilities of the post holder will include contributing to the delivery of fieldwork, recruiting and managing a team of field staff, conducting data analyses, advising on the delivery of habitat management and predator control interventions, liaising with a wide range of colleagues across the UK, writing up the project and publishing outputs from this project and other wader datasets in peer-reviewed journals. The ideal candidate will be self motivated, well organised, a good communicator and have a proven track record of publishing scientific papers. Salary
£25,463 to £27,585 per annum Hours & contract information
Hours: Full time, Full Time
Contract: Fixed Term contract to 31 March 2020
Closing date: 24 May 2017
Interview date: 7 June 2017 How to apply
You can find more information about the role in the downloads below. Please make sure you include reference number A0560417 on any correspondence.
Role Profile (Word 193Kb, requires Microsoft Word)
Application details (Word 30Kb, requires Microsoft Word)
For questions about this post
David Douglas
0131 317 4170
Send application details to
Alix Middleton
RSPB Scotland, Scotland Headquarters, 2 Lochside View, Edinburgh Park, Edinburgh, EH12 9DH, 0131 317 4147

14 de mayo de 2017

Postdoctoral position in the evolution of group behaviour

I am looking to hire a postdoc to study the emergence of group behaviors and collective identities. Anyone with an interest in any aspect to this problem is encouraged to apply. This could include (but is not limited to) those with expertise in (i) the development of mathematical models of social behavior based in evolutionary game theory, (ii) the application of machine learning approaches to make inferences about group behaviors from large, noisy datasets or (iii) the development of novel experimental approaches such as online games to test theories about the emergence of group behaviors.

The appointment will be initially for 1 year, with the possibility of reappointment for a further 2 years, and will be based at the University of Pennsylvania. The successful applicant will be strongly encouraged to develop their own research program under the aegis of the DARPA Next Generation Social Sciences project ( and to interact and collaborate with other groups involved in this research.

To apply, please send a two paragraph summary research proposal on the emergence of group behaviors and/or collective identities, a CV and contact information for 1-2 references via email to:

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer. Applications are welcome from candidates of any nationality. People from under-represented minorities are especially encouraged to apply

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