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27 de febrero de 2017

Investigador predoctoral sobre envejecimiento (Sant Boi de Llobregat, España)

-Licenciatura/grado en Ciencias de la Salud (Psicología, Medicina, Biología, Farmacia) o en Estadística o Matemáticas
-Imprescindible: Nota de expediente académico superior a 2.8 y alto nivel de inglés, catalán y castellano hablado y escrito.
-Se valorará haber cursado o estar cursando un Máster en Salud Pública, estadística o similar, y la experiencia en investigación epidemiológica y salud pública. Gestión de base de datos, Control de calidad.
-Conocimientos de ofimática (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point) a nivel de usuario
-Pro-activo/a. Habilidad para manejar el tiempo. Riguroso/a, meticuloso/a, atento/a a los detalles. Habilidad para comunicar resultados eficientemente tanto a nivel escrito como oral a colegas de otras disciplinas. Trabajo en equipo.

Se ofrece:
-Incorporación como investigador/a predoctoral en el Grupo de Investigación coordinado por el Dr. Josep Maria Haro Abad “Impacte, risc i prevenció dels trastorns mentals” - http://www.fsjd.org/ca/grups-de-recerca_3230/2016 
Jornada completa de lunes a viernes
-Incorporación inmediata (marzo de 2017)
-Funciones a desarrollar: Trabajará en un proyecto internacional financiado por la Comisión Europea sobre determinantes de envejecimiento saludable –“Ageing Trajectories of Health: Longitudinal Opportunities and Synergies- ATHLOS”; Grant Agreement Number: 635316”. En el proyecto se armonizarán bases de datos de cohortes poblacionales prospectivas con el fin de definir trayectorias de envejecimiento saludable. La intención es detectar en el tiempo, factores protectores y de riesgo que afectan a las trayectorias de salud. Se incentivará al candidato/a a desarrollar su tesis doctoral basado en este proyecto.
-Retribución: dependerá de la formación y experiencia del candidato

Lugar de trabajo:
Unitat de Recerca, Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, Sant Boi de Llobregat

Se ruega enviar carta de presentación, expediente académico, y Currículum Vitae indicando núm. de referencia (225/17) antes del día 8 de marzo de 2017 a rrhh@fsjd.org

26 de febrero de 2017

Prácticas de verano en WWF (Washington, USA)

Algunas son pagadas, otras requieren ser estudiante y pueden cambiarse por créditos. 

25 de febrero de 2017

Voluntariado en ornitología con alojamiento y viaje pagados (Bélgica)

We are looking for a motivated voluntary research assistant to support us in our research on the parental care of blue tits in Antwerp, Belgium. Starting from mid-April until mid-June 2017.

Our particular interest is the sexual conflict between parents. The main questions we are working on are: how is parental investment coordinated and how do parents respond to disturbances. A Postdoc (Arne Iserbyt) and a Phd student (Maaike Griffioen) are currently working on these topics during the breeding season. This year we can use some assistance with the fieldwork and the implementation of our experiments. During the fieldwork we use several techniques such as nest cameras and a pit tag system that records the parental feeding visits automatically.

Work will be in Peerdsbos near Antwerpen (Belgium), and mainly consist of monitoring nests, catching parents, measuring chicks and conducting specific experiments. To get to the nest boxes you will need a ladder which you also need to carry around all day. Thus an intermediate level of condition is required, as well as the motivation to work outside disregarding the weather and work long days during the peak of the breeding season.

Requirements:
-Highly motivated
-Bird handling experience
-Preferably experience with blood sampling
-Certificate for bleeding animals is desirable
-Decent stamina

You will acquire valuable skills in field work, bird handling and experimental design. We can offer you housing on our campus or a small stipend to cover the costs of accommodation. There is also budget to cover travel costs to Belgium.

Position will be closed after 1st of March.
For any further questions regarding the position or if you are interested in applying, then please don’t hesitate to contact me or send your CV and a motivation letter to maaike.griffioen@uantwerpen.be

24 de febrero de 2017

Instructores de ecología para cursos de verano en Yellowstone (USA)


SUMMER FIELD INSTRUCTOR: YELLOWSTONE WILDLIFE ECOLOGY

Job Summary: Ecology Project International (EPI) Yellowstone field instructors teach five to nine-day field ecology courses for middle and high school students in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Our programs introduce students to real-world scientific study, engage them in conservation service projects, and raise their cultural and ecological awareness.

During Yellowstone courses, students work with research partners (e.g. National Park Service) to collect data for wildlife research projects. Participants in our summer program also engage in a hands-on conservation service project with partners like the National Park Service or National Parks Conservation Association. Additionally, there is time dedicated to exploring Yellowstone National Park and whitewater rafting. Field instructors guide student exploration via relevant ecology and science lessons while engaging them in the practice of Leave No Trace and taking advantage of teachable moments.

Responsibilities:
Provide and lead a positive experience for EPI participants in the field.
Promote and ensure a high quality learning/living environment.
Plan, lead, and instruct quality experiential environmental education lessons to diverse middle and high school students.
Be sensitive to the health and welfare of all participants and meet their developmental needs.
Understand, model, monitor, and enforce EPI policies and protocols.
Participate in all EPI staff development sessions throughout the season, including staff training, staff meetings, staff retreats, and feedback/evaluation forms.
Oversee and/or lead research activities in accordance with research protocols.
Lead conservation service projects in accordance with risk management protocols.
Establish and maintain clear communication with teachers, chaperones, participants, partners, co- instructor(s), and EPI staff.
Effectively manage logistical challenges and emergencies on course.
Conduct all courses with rigorous attention to risk management.
Promptly and accurately complete paperwork associated with each course.
Drive EPI vehicles and tow a trailer to transport participating students and gear.
Keep course gear organized, clean, and in good working order.
Mentor EPI Yellowstone field interns and assist them in food purchasing and meal preparation management.
Show and maintain a positive attitude.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Required:
Bachelor's degree in biology, ecology, environmental education, or related field;
Field teaching and outdoor leadership experience with young adults;
Enthusiasm for leading student groups in remote areas;
Field research experience;
Experience camping; ability to teach LNT camping skills;
Must be willing to work hard and actively participate as part of a team;
Desire to mentor interns in areas like experiential education and group management techniques;
Desire to make a difference in the world;
Current Wilderness First Responder and CPR certifications;
Valid driver’s license with an insurable driving record;
Minimum 21 years of age;
Must be physically fit and capable of participating in intense physical labor including, but not limited to: ability to lift 50 pounds, spend 8-10 hours a day in all weather conditions (e.g., sun, heat, wind, cold, snow, etc.) and hike up to 5 miles a day with a day pack and equipment, ability to conduct repetitive hand and arm motions, and able to maneuver in tight spaces including bending and kneeling;
Legally able to work in the US;
English fluency.

Preferred:
Wildlife biology research experience, especially with species of the Rocky Mountains;
Knowledge and familiarity with the Rocky Mountains, especially the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem;
Leave No Trace trainer or master educator certification;
Curriculum development experience.

Schedule and Location: The Yellowstone wildlife ecology program’s summer season runs from May to August. Instructors will work approximately 40 field days over the course of the season. A mandatory training will be held in early May.

Compensation:
$77 per day starting wage (increased to $82 after 35 field days & $87 after 75 field days).
Instructors chosen as course leaders will make an additional $10 a day.
Shared housing in Missoula, MT for non-local instructors.
Room and board while on-course.
Access to discounts with popular outdoor gear retailers.

Questions can be directed to: The Yellowstone summer program supervisor, Brendan Casey, at brendan@ecologyproject.org.

To apply: Applications will only be accepted electronically. Apply online here.

23 de febrero de 2017

Becas postdoctorales de la Fundacion Ramón Areces

La Fundación Ramón Areces tiene como objetivo fundamental el patrocinio de proyectos de investigación científica y técnica en España a través de Concursos Nacionales, la formación de jóvenes investigadores, así como el fomento y desarrollo de la educación y de la cultura en general.

En cumplimiento de estos objetivos, el Patronato de la Fundación Ramón Areces ha considerado oportuno contribuir a la formación de investigadores españoles, mediante la concesión de Becas a doctores jóvenes para que amplíen sus estudios en universidades y centros de investigación en el extranjero.

En esta XXIX Convocatoria, la Fundación Ramón Areces adjudicará veintidós Becas para la realización de estudios en universidades y centros de investigación en el extranjero, durante el curso académico 2017/2018 sobre temas relacionados con las Ciencias de la Vida y de la Materia. La convocatoria del presente año está orientada hacia los campos de:
  • Biomedicina
  • Química
  • Física y Matemáticas
  • Preservación de la Biosfera

22 de febrero de 2017

Biólogos de campo para trabajar con aves en el desierto de Mojave (USA)

Corvus Ecological Consulting is seeking several qualified field biologists for various projects throughout the Mojave Desert region and the Southern Sierra Steppe communities. All applicants should have an interest and basic knowledge of avian communities. Duration of employment will be from approximately March through June with a possibility for some work to continue until August. Applicant review will begin immediately.
Work is full time up to 12 hours per day Monday through Friday. Applicant will be part of a team, but will also be required to work alone so good communication skills are essential. Field workers will be required to camp (often alone) in remote portions of the study area. Workers may be asked to perform a variety of tasks on various projects, so flexibility is necessary. Work will include driving over rough unmaintained roads, hiking in rough terrain, and dealing with temperature extremes. A per diem will be provided in lieu of housing and fieldworkers may opt to stay in a hotel from time to time.
We seek applicants with the following qualifications:
· Prior avian field experience and demonstrable birding skills
· Prior camping experience and possession of personal camping equipment
· Minimum of B.S. in Biology and 2 years of experience in field ornithology or botany depending on applicant interest
· Ability to work independently at remote field sites
· Skill and experience with topographic maps, GPS units, and compass.
· Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and experience driving 4WD vehicles.
· Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
· Communication skills and the ability to work well with others are paramount for a successful candidate
· Genuine interest in birds and plants and a desire to collect quality data in a timely manner.


The following qualifications are preferred, but not required:
· Prior field experience with desert tortoise
· Prior experience in the Mojave Desert of Southern California or Nevada
· Advanced birding skills
· Personal field equipment such as gps units, binoculars, spotting scopes, laptop computer and ipod Touch or smartphone (Apple or Android)
· Familiarity with Garmin’s “Basecamp” software
· Experience with field data collection using Pendragon FormsVI or other handheld data collection systems
· Wilderness First Responder training
Hourly compensation $15/hour plus a per diem stipend. If a candidate has a reliable 4WD vehicle a fuel card will be provided as well as a wear and tear stipend (reimbursed expenses for use of a personal vehicle). Otherwise a vehicle will be provided.
To apply please send a cover letter, résumé, and list of 3 references with phone numbers and email addresses to jobs@corvusecological.com. No phone calls please. References, cover letter and résumé should specifically address the qualifications outlined in this announcement and the candidate’s experience with any or all of them. The preferred method of attachment is as a single document or a zip file of separate documents. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled or until March 3rd 2017, whichever comes first.

21 de febrero de 2017

Collections Manager of Amphibians & Reptiles at the Florida Museum of Natural History (USA)

The Florida Museum of Natural History (FLMNH; http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu) at the University of Florida (http://www.ufl.edu) invites applications for a full-time collections manager of the herpetology collections, effective 1 July 2017.

This person will oversee and manage the curation of herpetological
specimens, the accession of specimens into the collection, the
maintenance of division records, reports, collections budget, and
supplies, the processing of loans to and from the herpetology
collection and provide assistance to visiting scientists and scholars.
Day-to-day curation includes handling preserved skins and skeletons as
well as fluid-preserved scientific specimens (maximum ~12 lbs/jar). The
collections manager will be responsible for loans, managing volunteers,
maintenance and improvements of collections databases, and preparation
of scientific specimens. It is expected that the collections manager
will participate in on-going lab- and field-based research projects in
cooperation with the curator(s) of herpetology at FLMNH. Participation
in public education programs and exhibit planning within and outside
the FLMNH will also be strongly encouraged. Coordination of tours and
press visits within the Herpetology collection; preparation of
appropriate educational outreach devices (i.e., website, educational
programs, displays).

ADVERTISED SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's degree in a related field and five
years of experience working with a collection of an appropriate
discipline. Specific knowledge of the discipline for the collection
area is required.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. preferred, with at least 2 years of
experience in working with a systematic collection of amphibians and
reptiles. Proficiency at using the scientific literature to identify
such species, prepare and curate specimens in accordance with the
standards of the discipline. Inclusive of:

A. Intimate knowledge of inner workings of a systematic herpetology
collections and curatorial techniques. Among these are:

(a) skills constructing and working with databases;

(b) ability to extract and interpret field data;

(c) knowledge of international, federal, and state regulations
pertaining to scientific specimens;

(d) skills in geocoding and mapping data;

(e) knowledge of preservation techniques;

B. Sufficient knowledge of the systematics of amphibians and reptiles
and associated literature is necessary for accurate sorting and
identification of incoming material, catching earlier identification
errors, ascertaining relative values of incoming material, and shelving
of specimens.

C. Knowledge of computers and software, specifically Specify,
GIS-related applications, Microsoft Word, and other technical software
specific to research discipline for mapping localities.

D. Must be able to work independently so that day-to-day activities
need not require constant monitoring by the immediate supervisor. In
addition, the person in this position must have good organization
skills.

E. Knowledge of standard field collecting techniques and procedures and
how to secure proper permits.

F. Demonstrated ability for effective scientific writing, research, and
communication with peers, students, and the general public. Knowledge
and adherence to the rules and regulations associated with the
collecting, shipping and accessioning of natural history specimens for
a major museum and specimen repository and managing a database for the
same.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS: In order to be considered for this
position all applicants must submit (1) a CV, (2) names and contact
info for 3 professional references, and (3) a statement of philosophy
regarding the use and management of scientific collections (1 page
maximum). This is a time-limited position.

For questions about this position, please contact FLMNH Associate
Curator of Herpetology, Dr. David C. Blackburn.
dblackburn@flmnh.ufl.edu

For further details on the position, please visit:
http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/501283/collections-manager-ii

To be considered, all applications must be submitted on-line at
http://jobs.ufl.edu (requisition # 501283).

For additional information and instructions guides on managing your job
posting online, go to

http://hr.ufl.edu/learn-grow/just-in-time-training/myufl-toolkits/careers-at-uf/

20 de febrero de 2017

Postdoc in Antarctic plant phylogenomics (South Africa)

An exciting postdoctoral position to investigate Antarctic terrestrial plant phylogenomics is available at Stellenbosch University (http://academic.sun.ac.za/cib/team/academic/jleroux.asp) and the
University of Johannesburg (http://www.molzoolab.co.za/), South Africa; collaborative project. The successful applicant will be based at Stellenbosch University, but will be expected to spend some time at the University of Johannesburg. The envisaged research will address a major question in modern biology: how has plant life evolved and spread around the Antarctic region, both in the past and currently? This research forms part of an international collaboration: "A Functional Biogeography of the Antarctic (AFBA, see http://antarcticbiogeography.org)" as part of the Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE). ACE involves 22 projects, 55 researchers and 19 countries and is the first project of the newly created Swiss Polar Institute.

The successful candidate will be responsible for plant phylogenomic
research on selected taxa from the Antarctic and Southern Ocean Islands.

Using the latest phylogenomic and analytical approaches, the research
aims to shed light on the history of plant life in the region, how it
will respond to environmental change, and what can be done to secure its
future.

Only candidates with demonstrable (i.e. published) skills in next
generation sequencing data analyses with an emphasis on phylogenomics
will be considered. Preference will be given to candidates with previous
postdoctoral research experience and an excellent academic track record
(i.e. publications in international journals). Successful candidates
will be fully funded for 1 y ear, to be extended for an additional 1 to 2
years depending on satisfactory performance. An attractive annual
bursary will be offered along with additional expenses for research,
international travel and subsistence, and conference attendance.

Individuals from all nationalities are eligible.

To apply, please send a CV, contact details for at least two academic
references, and a brief outline of research interests to Prof. Jaco Le
Roux (jleroux@sun.ac.za) and Prof. Bettine van Vuuren
(bettinevv@uj.ac.za) by 28 February 2017. Informal inquiries are
welcome. Review of applications will begin immediately after the closing
date, and short-listed candidates will be contacted to set up
phone/Skype interviews. The envisaged start date for the project would
be March/April 2017.

19 de febrero de 2017

32 contratos permanentes para científicos en el INRA (Francia)

INRA will recruit over 30 research scientists - applications open on 26 January 2017

Whatever scientific discipline they have been trained in, researchers depend on laboratory and field activities. Involved in scientific networks, they respond to environmental, economic and social issues. In striving for excellence, they discover and create concrete applications, useful for society. Personal research and collective projects overlap to advance knowledge and to contribute to innovation, whether it means producing sustainably, preserving the environment or improving human nutrition.

Each year, INRA organises open competitions to recruit junior research scientists (CR2). The recruitment campaign is generally aimed at young researchers who have recently obtained their PhD. Candidates are recruited on the basis of their scientific competence which they will put to the service of INRA's major research axes by responding to a research topic. Candidates must have published articles on the results of their PhD.

Positions are open in a wide range of scientific disciplines such as human nutrition, intestinal microbiota, plant genetics, animal genetics, quantitative genetics, population dynamics and genomics, neurobiology of behaviour, animal nutrition, plant ecophysiology, functional and behavioural ecology, modelling of plant cell walls, process engineering and biotechnology, systems biology and synthetic biology, animal health, life science and environmental mathematics and informatics, economics, sociology and organizational sciences.
Calendar

- Opening date for applications: 26 January 2017
- Submission deadline for online applications: 1st March 2017
- Submission deadline for paper applications: 3rd March 2017

- Pre-selections: April-May 2017
- Final selections: June-July 2017
- Starting date for appointments: from 1st of September 2017
Consult the offers

You can consult the details of the positions by clicking on the tab “Posts available”.
Apply

The “Guide for Applicants” and the administrative file can be downloaded by clicking on the tab “Register”.

Contact us
If you have any questions, please contact us at concours_chercheurs@paris.inra.fr

18 de febrero de 2017

20 ofertas de postdoc sobre... lo que quieras (Alemania)

20 Open Topic Postdoc Positions
Technische Universitaet Dresden

Technische Universitaet Dresden is one of eleven German Universities of Excellence. An important aspect of our institutional strategy "The Synergetic University" is to attract and further develop
outstanding researchers. Following the successful programme "Open Topic Tenure Track
Professorships", TU Dresden now seeks to fill

20 Open Topic Postdoc Positions
by 1st November 2017

with researchers at advanced postdoc level whose doctoral
thesis is dating back no more than 6 years.

These positions are an attractive opportunity for personal
development in an excellent environment. During the employment
the selected candidates are expected to submit applications for
support of their own subsequent research projects to renowned
funding agencies. In addition, the employment period shall be used
to explore further career opportunities at TU Dresden and the
DRESDEN-concept partner institutions.

The decisive selection criterium is the applicant?s demonstrated
excellence in innovative research areas fitting into the general profile of TU Dresden. Furthermore, a convincing concept for a future third-party funded research project, e.g. for an Emmy Noether research
group, shall be submitted.

TU Dresden supports equal employment opportunities for women
and men. To address the present imbalance, this program is
particularly addressed at female academics. Applications from
disabled persons are encouraged.

What we offer:
. one to two-year employment (salary according to E 13 TV-L or E 14
TV-L, and in accordance with WissZeitVG) or an equivalent research
fellowship
. an appropriate budget for consumables and travel expenses as
well as access to the required research infrastructures
. professional guidance and individual assistance in the research
grant application process as well as networking opportunities at the
Dresden science hub
. the opportunity to benefit from individual coaching activities and to
participate in a Graduate Academy training programme specifically
tailored to the needs of the target group
. excellent infrastructure for families and childcare
. wide range of relocation services for international applicants
provided by TU Dresden's Welcome Center

For additional information on the application process, please
refer to: http://tu-dresden.de/otpp

Deadline for applications is 31st March 2017.

17 de febrero de 2017

Oferta de master estudiando aves tropicales en Venezuela

M.Sc. in Behavioral Ecology of Tropical Birds. A small number of Biology Graduate Teaching Assistantships and NSF-sponsored Research Assistantships are available to study avian behavioral ecology in the lab of Dr. Karl Berg in the Department of Biology, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. Successful candidates will be engaged in ongoing research into vocal communication in Green-rumped Parrotlets in Venezuela.

Preference will be given to applicants that harbor a genuine interest to carry out field research in a foreign, Spanish-speaking culture and are willing and capable to be productive in a challenging, hot, humid, buggy, isolated, lowland tropical field site. Field work entails, but may not be limited to checking contents of nest boxes, video-recording nestling behavioral development and adults, mist-netting, banding and re-sighting color-banded adults, blood sampling and vegetation sampling. Lab and course work will take place on the historic, scenic and subtropical Brownsville campus, near the mouth of Rio Grande and Gulf of Mexico and includes: audio-video archival and analysis; sound spectrographic and statistical analysis. Expected outcomes include co-authorship in peer-reviewed scientific papers, presentations and preparation of grant proposals. NSF-sponsored research is a collaborative effort between UTRGV, the University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Davis and the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, offering the successful candidate(s) the opportunity to develop professional experience at the national and international level.

Applicants should have a Bachelor’s degree in Biology or related field with a minimum GPA of 3.0; minimum GRE scores of 153 (verbal) and 144 (quantitative); experience or demonstrated interest in studying animal communication and excellent written and oral communication skills.

Qualified individuals who are interested should send an updated CV, unofficial GREs and transcripts, a writing sample and letter of interest to karl.berg@utrgv.edu. Applicants will be reviewed as they are received and preference for Teaching/Research Assistantships will be given to those applicants that can meet admission requirements for Fall 2017 (April 15th). More information can be found at http://www.utrgv.edu...index.htm#item3

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