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3 de junio de 2023

Guía de naturaleza en un ambiente único para el Instituto Smithsonian en Panamá

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Busqueda de Guías
El Instituto Smithsonian de Investigaciones Tropicales requiere de los servicios profesionales de personas mayores de 18 años interesadas en ser parte del grupo de Guías del Programa Público de Barro Colorado.

Se seleccionaran los candidatos que cumplan con los requisitos y se les estara contactando para que envien sus CVs y programar las entrevistas.

Los contratos son por servicios profesionales y asignación de giras según disponibilidad.
(No es un contrato permanente)

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1 de junio de 2023

Puesto como especialista en eDNA para hacer crecer el sector

Oferta compartida por Cristina

eDNA Technical Support Specialist

Full Job Description

Smith-Root is a global leader in eDNA product development. We are looking for a motivated individual with a science background to join our eDNA Division and help support this growing sector. The main duties of this position will be to support our customers with educational content and scientific technical expertise. This is a highly proactive position that requires someone with strong communication skills and an enthusiasm for interacting with other scientists.

Position duties

1. Teach eDNA classes and equipment trainings.

2. Support the Smith-Root sales office with customer inquiries.

3. Create videos and other online training content.

4. Represent Smith-Root eDNA products at trade shows.

5. Visit customer regions and check in on customer needs.

6. Consult with engineering team on design modifications for eDNA equipment.

7. Help with research studies and equipment evaluations.

8. Assist with electrofishing classes (minor role)


This position will be required to travel up to 1 week per month.

Required qualifications

· B.S. degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or related field.

· Experience with eDNA sampling, extraction, qPCR, metabarcoding.

· Teaching experience related to scientific courses.

· Strong written and oral communication skills.

Preferred qualifications

· M.Sc. degree in Biology, Environmental Science, or related field.

· Significant field experience with Smith-Root eDNA equipment.

· Background including sales and customer service.

· Experience writing scientific papers.

· Willingness and enthusiasm to travel (up to 1 week).

Starting salary


Telework options

This position will be primarily located on-site at the Smith-Root headquarters in Vancouver, WA. There is the potential for occasional work from home options.

We offer a generous benefit package, competitive wages, drug screening and background check required. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. EEOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled. All information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Please submit cover letter and CV/Resume.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $60,000.00 - $65,000.00 per year

Benefits:Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Retirement plan
Vision insurance

Schedule:8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:Vancouver, WA 98686: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)

Experience:Customer service: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

31 de mayo de 2023

Asistente de campo para trabajar con aves durante el verano

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Seabird fieldwork opportunity! The South Iceland Nature Research Centre (Náttúrustofa Suðurlands) are offering 2 paid field assistant positions (3 months) as well as volunteer positions (1 month minimum) for summer fieldwork with Iceland's nocturnal seabirds starting ASAP

They will assist in a population, diet & tracking programme focused on Leach's and European Storm-petrel and Manx Shearwater. Fieldwork will take place on uninhabited islands in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago from mid-June to mid-September.

Workers will be required to locate burrows & retrieve birds to aid ringing, sampling & the deployment/retrieval of geologger devices. Working hours are primarily during daylight, except for trapping & mist-netting which occurs 22:30-04:00 (though with accordingly later starts).

Applicants are required to have outdoor experience, strength for physical work, good interpersonal skills, professionalism, and a willingness to work untraditional hours and take on a wide variety of tasks. Prior fieldwork and bird handling experience is preferred.

Food and accommodation will be provided (the latter at a nominal fee for paid positions) with salary to be determined between SINRC and the trade union for natural scientists

Applications are sought ASAP for a June start. Applicants should send an up-to-date CV, including two contactable referees, to

29 de mayo de 2023

Postdoc en termoregulación y comunicación acústica en aves

Oferta compartida por Nuria

2-year post-doc position on avian thermoregulation & prenatal acoustic communication – starting Oct 2023 (application deadline: 18 June 2023) – with Dr Mylene M Mariette, Doñana Biological Station - Spanish Research Council EBD-CSIC Seville, Spain.

We are seeking a highly motivated Post-doc with a background in metabolism, avian physiology and/or bio-acoustics. The Post-doc position is part of a project on avian thermoregulation and prenatal acoustic communication, funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, to Mylene Mariette and a team of international collaborators.

We have discovered that incubating zebra finch parents warn their embryos about hot weather by uttering “heat-calls”, and that this acoustic signal adaptively prepares offspring for hot environments (e.g. Mariette & Buchanan 2016 Science; Udino et al. 2021 Proc Roy Soc; Pessato et al 2022 Sci Rep). The aim of this post-doc project is to explore how heat-call prevalence relates to thermoregulation strategies in the heat and reproductive investment.

This position is for ~2 years (1st Oct 2023 to 1st Sept 2025), at the Estación Biológica de Doñana(EBD) in Seville, Spain. The application deadline is 18 June 2023, for interviews at the end of June or until the position is filled.

The Postdoc Project: Climate change is threatening biodiversity, but whether species may have the capacity to develop strategies to partly mitigate its impact is broadly unknown. Thermoregulation capacity in the heat is likely key, and yet much of the variation between species and individuals remains to be explained. We have recently found that zebra finches’ heat calls are produced through a special form of panting, called “vocal panting”, which brings thermoregulatory benefits to the emitter (Pessato et al 2020 Sci Rep). The postdoc fellow will work with a small team to understand the broad fitness consequences of vocal panting, and how it affects thermoregulation capacity and heat tolerance, behaviour, and reproductive output. The postdoc responsibilities will include carrying out and overseeing respirometry measurements, as well as bird capture, behavioural observations, breeding monitoring, playback experiments, in wild and captive birds, in Europe and Australia. In addition to acoustic analyses, the project has scope for phylogenetic and predictive population models, as well as collaborative work on existing physiological and acoustic data. Although the postdoc project has clear aims to meet the grant objectives, the research fellow will have the opportunity to develop some parts of the project over others, according to his/her own interests.
For further description on the research group & recent relevant publications, please see this link

The Research Environment: The Research Fellow will be part of a small team, based at the Doñana Biological Station EBD-CSIC in Seville, and working with collaborators in Europe, Australia and South Africa. Seville is a beautiful and lively city in southern Spain, right next to Doñana National Park. The EBD hosts over 40 researchers working in conservation, ecology and evolution, as well as many post-docs, PhD students and exchange students. The EBD also has strong research connections with the University of Seville and Pablo de Olavide University Sevilla. The EBD has excellent facilities and research support, as well as weekly seminars and activities, fostering a lively research culture.

Eligibility and Selection criteria: The project would suit a highly enthusiastic, reliable and hard-working research fellow with strong interests in avian physiology, heat adaptation and/or bioacoustics. Essential requirements include strong analytical skills and the capacity to work with complex equipment; high competence in written and spoken English, for scientific and day to day communication; good attitude to learning; good problem-solving and organizational skills; adaptability and ability to work independently and as part of a team, including in remote fieldwork locations. Previous experience with the collection and analyses of metabolic and/or acoustic data will be strongly favoured. Knowledge of Spanish is not essential to start with, but will be a great advantage, particularly to handle administrative tasks, which will all be in Spanish, including for the formal recruitment procedure. The ability to work remotely (across continents) will be a plus, in addition to an interest in doing fieldwork abroad.

Application process: Applications should include, in a single PDF file, in English: i) a statement of your interest in the project, ii) a detailed CV and iii) contact information for two or three referees. To apply, or for further information, do not hesitate to contact Mylene Mariette (

Mylene M. Mariette website

28 de mayo de 2023

Lleva a cabo proyectos de restauración ecológica con la Fundación de Charles Darwin en Galápagos

Oferta compartida por Cristina

The Charles Darwin Foundation seeks to hire a Plant Ecologist in Galapagos. 
Application deadline: Until filling the position 
Start date: Immediate 

The Charles Darwin Foundation carries out several projects on ecological restoration and terrestrial invasive species. These projects aim to identify endemic, native, and introduced (invasive) plant species in different areas of the Galapagos Islands. The objective of this position is to collect information on these species in the field, which is required by those who direct management projects to restore the ecosystems of the Galapagos through an integrated scientific approach. If you are a professional with relevant experience for the position, this is your opportunity to contribute to the Galapagos Islands. 

• MSc. in Biology, Botany, Ecology, or related fields. Ph.D. is desirable but not required. 
• Good experience in taxonomic identification of plants in the field and herbarium. 
• Excellence in the use of dichotomous keys and online identification resources. 
• At least five years of work experience in related fields. 
• Availability, experience, and motivation to work under challenging conditions to plan and execute field trips to identify and monitor Galapagos plant species. 
• Knowledge of plant ecology and ecological interactions. 
• Knowledge of the Galapagos Flora is desirable but not required. 
• Knowledge of database management and statistical analysis. 
• Experience developing research projects, preparing proposals, obtaining funds, and communicating with donors. 
• Good ability to work independently and organize field trips to remote locations. 
• Experience in supervising staff. 
• Availability, experience, and motivation to give presentations of the work carried out and communication activities with the community, including campaigns on social networks. 
• Experience in writing scientific articles. 
• High level of Spanish and English, oral and written. Responsibilities 
• Collaborate in developing research and experimental designs for projects focused on Galapagos plants. 
• Carry out field trips to collect information on the flora in the different Galapagos islands. 
• Establish and carry out vegetation monitoring in permanent quadrats. 
• Generate databases and update information on plant species in the CDF herbarium. 
• Statistically analyze the data obtained and prepare the results for publication. 
• Supervise junior staff and volunteers. 
• Participate in activities to promote CDF and relationships with current and potential donors through talks, reception of unique visitors, interviews, filming, etc. 
• Lead courses, seminars, workshops, and other training activities that train CDF personnel and personnel of collaborating public institutions. 
• Collaborate with visiting scientists visiting Galapagos to conduct their research projects. 
• Give presentations of the work carried out in academic forums and communication activities with the community. 
• Support with writing funding proposals and scientific articles. 
• Ensure the effective and efficient administration of the activities and equipment under the ecologist’s responsibility, complying with the policies, procedures, and rules of the CDF and the respective donors. 

Desired skills 
• Easy to integrate into a multicultural and multidisciplinary team and maintain good relationships with various people. 
• Ability to work in a dynamic environment that presents opportunities, unforeseen events, and challenges, characterized by limited logistical resources and geographic isolation. 
• A clear interest and commitment to conservation. 

The plant ecologist reports directly to the scientists in charge of the projects. The selected candidate will be based at the Charles Darwin Research Station (ECCD) on the island of Santa Cruz, in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador. A position at the Charles Darwin Foundation only implies a continuous relationship with the plant ecologist beyond the expected duration of the mission. The plant ecologist is expected to work 40 hours per week, from 07:45-12:30 and 14:00-17:15. Depending on project activities, such as field trips, this schedule may be modified. 

How to apply 
If you are interested, please send the following documents (in a single PDF) to . 
• Curriculum vitae. 
• Letter of interest describing your skills according to the requirements for this position. 
• Three professional letters of recommendation, including the names and email addresses of the references.

26 de mayo de 2023

Asistente de campo en proyecto sobre el comportamiento de Orangutanes en Sumatra

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Fieldwork Research Assistant – Orangutan behaviourI am seeking a hard-working and enthusiastic research assistant to assist with fieldwork for a PhD project on Juvenile Sumatran Orangutans, starting in October 2023. The field site is located in a primary tropical peat swamp forest in Indonesia, and part of the SUAQ Project. The assistant will locate and follow habituated orangutans throughout the forest for around 12h per day, collecting behavioural and spatial data. The assistant will be trained in the field for data collection, including instantaneous sampling of behaviour, and spatial data collection using handheld GPS units. Following this, the assistant should be confident in working independently with local field assistants.

Study site:
The study site is situated in a scenic primary forest, with an abundance of endemic and endangered flora and fauna, including a dense population of the Critically Endangered Sumatran Orangutan. There are snakes, and other potentially dangerous wildlife that the assistant may encounter and must respect. Field conditions are mentally and physically challenging, with risks of tropical diseases. Even in the dry season, the forest floor is flooded to at least ankle depth, meaning constantly wet feet. The assistant will live in basic traditional wooden outbuildings, alongside local field staff, and occasional international students. Food is mostly rice and vegetable-based dishes prepared by a camp chef. Phone signal and internet connection is very limited, but there are regular trips to local villages for supplies and phone signal. The assistant must be comfortable living within nature, with limited luxuries and connections to the outside world.

Role and responsibility:
Prior to fieldwork, the applicant must also complete the relevant visa and research permit processes in Jakarta and Medan, which can take around 4 weeks, with help from our Indonesian counterparts. Applicants must take advice from Travel Health Specialists for medication and be up to date with vaccinations such as COVID19, Hepatitis, Yellow Fever, Tuberculosis.
Applicants are expected to follow orangutans from dawn until dusk, alongside local field staff, taking behavioural data, spatial data, and photographs for identification, taking rest days as necessary. Computer-based work will include inputting and cleaning data.Experience/skills:
· Strong interest in scientific research.
· Willingness and confidence to work in a remote and physically demanding field site.
· Physically fit to endure long and rainy days in the field.
· Experience with conducting fieldwork (Remote tropical fieldwork preferred).
· Sensitivity and social adaptability to Indonesian culture.
· Some experience using behavioural ethograms.
· Some experience using GPS devices.
· Fluent English, and willingness to learn some basic Indonesian.Contract: a commitment of 12 months is required.
Return plane tickets to home country, vaccinations, food and lodging at camp, and project related fees are covered by the project, upon successful completion of the project. A monthly stipend of 150 Euros is provided for personal use, to ensure the candidate experiences no costs for this position.Please send a CV and cover letter to Emma Lokuciejewski at before 10th June 2023.
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Postdoc analizando los patrones de biodiversidad en bosques boreales utilizando datos obtenidos por teledetección

Oferta compartida por Cristina

PostDoc in forest remote sensing

Department of Forest Resource Management

The Department of Forest Resource Management conducts research and teaching within the subject areas of Forest Remote Sensing, Forest Inventory and Sampling, Mathematical Statistics Applied to Forest Sciences, Forest Management Planning, and Landscape Studies. The Department is responsible for several environmental monitoring and assessment programmes, including the National Forest Inventory, National Inventory of Landscapes in Sweden, and Terrestrial Habitat Monitoring. The Department has approximately 100 employees. For more information visit:


The Department is looking for a PostDoc within the area of Forest Remote Sensing. The PostDoc will analyze patterns of biodiversity in boreal forests from remotely sensed data, in particular high-resolution airborne laser scanning data. The work includes development of methods for deriving information from the remotely sensed data, statistical analysis of the relation between the information derived fromremote sensing and a unique dataset consisting of inventory data of key substrates and structures for biodiversity and of several species groups, and validation of the results including field visits. The candidate will work in research projects with other researchers in forest remote sensing and ecology.


We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with a particular interest in biodiversity and remote sensing. The candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant area, such as remote sensing, ecology, or forest science. Merits for this position are computational programming or computational scripting, knowledge about ecology or forest management/forest inventory, and experience of restoration ecology as well as analysis of forest or other vegetation from remotely sensed data. Great emphasis is placed on personal qualities such as analytical and problem solving ability, ability to work independently and collaborative ability. Good skills to express yourself verbally and in writing in English are required.

As Postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that have received their PhD no later than three years ago.

Place of work:


Form of employment:

Fixed term employment of 24 months.



Starting date:

As soon as possible according to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2023-06-16, use the button below.

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