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26 de junio de 2022

Trabaja en la conservación de la ardilla roja y estudia como afecta la ardilla gris a sus poblaciones

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Conservation and Control Officer

Title: Conservation and Control Officer – (Stirlingshire, Argyll & Trossachs)

Status: Full time, Fixed-Term. ASAP until 31 March 2024

Salary: £22,500 per annum

Location: National Park Headquarters, Balloch – hybrid working may be possible

Closing date: 1 July 2022

About us:

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas for the benefit of people and wildlife. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities.

The Role:

Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) is a project to deliver the essential protection measures required to secure the long-term future of red squirrels in Scotland and to ensure that systems are put in place to continue the delivery of these measures over the long term by working with other agencies with a stake in native species conservation and invasive non-native species management. SSRS focuses upon one of our most charismatic and well-loved mammals – the red squirrel (Sciurus vulgaris). Once widespread, red squirrels have undergone a catastrophic population decline primarily due to competition from the non-native invasive, American grey squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis). There is now only c.160,000 red squirrels remaining in the UK of which 120,000 occur in Scotland – 75% of the remaining UK red squirrel population. Saving Scotland’s Red Squirrels (SSRS) was formed to reverse this decline and create the conditions for this mammal to thrive in future.

This role is to protect red squirrels in the Highland Line priority landscape across Argyll and Trossachs from replacement by grey squirrels and from Squirrelpox disease and to inspire people to value their local red squirrels and the wider natural heritage It aims to deliver grey squirrel control mainly in the Arrochar-Helensburgh–west and South Loch Lomond area and in the Callandar area, in accordance with the project strategy to maintain grey squirrel populations in the target zone at very low densities.

Main Duties include: 

Plan and lead the delivery of strategic grey squirrel control work in Argyll & Trossachs, in the Project’s priority area, to create an integrated grey squirrel control network as outlined in the SSRS project plan.
Maintain strong partnership working with project partners and local stakeholders to deliver the priorities outlined in the SSRS project plan and the Scottish Strategy for Red Squirrel Conservation.
Carry out grey squirrel control according to the SSRS project’s Standard Operating Procedures, prioritising the sites of grey squirrel occupation within the National Park, the dispersal route into Argyll at Arrochar and the landscapes immediately south and west of the Park, as well as Callandar and the Teith Valley to Doune, focussing on locations not yet covered by land managers or volunteers.
Collect and maintain high-quality, accurate records on trapping effort and control data using Excel and the SSRS Hub (database).
Support volunteers with appropriate training (e.g. hair sample identification), standardisation and verification of records.
Encourage and support a network of land managers and communities to engage actively in red squirrel protection and monitoring work in strategic areas of Argyll & Trossachs.

The successful candidate will ideally: 

Have a degree in ecology, biology, countryside management, related discipline or proven experience in a similar environment.
Minimum two years’ experience in a relevant field, including wildlife ecology, conservation, non-native mammal control, practical wildlife managemenStrong leadership and staff management experience.
Have a good understanding of conservation principles, practices and legislation.
Have experience of collecting, maintaining and reporting standardised ecological data
Have experience of standardised surveys and understanding of scientific method.
Have experience of working with countryside rangers, landowners, estate staff and gamekeepers or similar
Have the ability to work alone in woodland sites safely and discreetly, including in some remote locations.
Have a Current air-weapon license will be required if using air weapon for humane dispatch.
Have a good knowledge of the Argyll, Trossachs and Stirling area and experience in engaging the wider public in conservation issue
Have a good working knowledge of forestry/woodland management and of current legislation relating to mammals

Download full person specification here

To apply, please complete an application form and return to by the closing date.

Closing date: 1 July 2022

*Interviews will be held via Teams or in person following Covid-19 guidelines

If you would like more information, please phone 0131312 4718 or email

The Trust is a passionate employer, proactive about creating a culture of diversity and inclusive workplace that promotes and values equal opportunities for all. We welcome individuals from all networks of life, backgrounds, and experiences.

24 de junio de 2022

Múltiples puestos de trabajo de apoyo a la investigación en el departamento de Biología de la Universidad de Copenhagen

 The Department of Biology at the University of Copenhagen is looking for a number of research support staff as part of a new strategic initiative aimed at increasing the number and success rate of research applications to public and private foundations, and to relieve the researchers of the administrative aspects of the application writing.

The Department of Biology

With around 450 employees, the Department of Biology is one of the largest departments at the University of Copenhagen. The employees consist of approx. 90 faculty, 160 PhD students, 70 post-docs / scientific assistants, and 130 technical and administrative staff. Organizationally, the department is divided into 10 research sections. About 60% of the annual turnover of approx. 325 million DKK originate from externally funded research projects. The financing comes primarily from DFF, ERC and large private funds such as NNF, Villum and Lundbeck. However, public funds such as GUDP, DANIDA and AMAP, also contribute to the funding. There is untapped funding potential from Horizon Europe (Pillar II and III) and IFD.

The department has a unique research and study environment with strong basic research and versatile study programs in biology, biochemistry, molecular biomedicine and bioinformatics. The research covers most disciplines within biology – from computer modeling and bioinformatics to the organizational levels of molecules (proteins and nucleic acids), genes, organisms, populations and ecosystems. University rankings place the University of Copenhagen first in Denmark and among the 30 best universities internationally in the fields of biology and biochemistry.

The working atmosphere at the department is very international and we value an informal, trusting and collaborative work environment.


The job involves close interactions and collaboration with the researchers to understand their research interests and to match them with potential domestic and foreign funding sources. Depending on the researcher's needs and your competencies, you will assist in identifying possible partners, write draft letters of support, write targeted text sections and help illustrate the applications, be in charge of preparing the budgets, and ensure that the conditions in the specific tender are met in the proposals. You may also get involved in strategic initiatives to increase the researchers' knowledge of potential sources of funding by arranging meetings with university and faculty research support units, or meetings with national and international partners in academia, industry, or stakeholder organizations. Responsibility for the project administration (contact and reporting to the foundation) may also be included in the task portfolio. Finally, you are expected to contribute to the coordination of interdisciplinary scientific clusters that are in the process of being established at the department.

In addition to the close collaboration with the researchers, you will also be part of a close sparring community with the department's other funding staff. Organizationally, you will refer to one of the department's section leaders.

Your qualifications

You have a scientific background at the MSc or PhD level and have experience in obtaining external research funding either for yourself or from a similar position. You must have the ability to understand, analyze, and explain complex concepts and issues in simple and convincing terms.

Furthermore, you must be well-formulated in writing and speaking and have the ability and desire to coordinate interdisciplinary collaboration in a busy international scientific environment.

We offer

Depending on your qualifications, the employment will be as an academic employee or Special consultant in accordance with the in accordance with the Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning academics in the state sector concluded between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). It will be possible to negotiate salary supplement according to qualifications.

The positions are full-time and limited to 4 years with the possibility of an extension and possibly permanent employment. The expected starting date is 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further information about the positions

If you have questions about the positions, you are welcome to contact Head of Department Niels Kroer ( or Special consultant Caspar Elo Christensen (

You can read more about the Department of Biology at

Your application

If you are interested in applying for the position, please upload your application with CV and other relevant documents online at (click on "Apply for the position" at the bottom of the posting). Your application should be uploaded no later than 7 August 2022, 23:59 GMT +2.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.

Oportunidad muy buena en Austria si te gusta la botánica

 We are seeking a researcher in the field of vegetation ecology/botany to join our growing team of scientists and practitioners. This is a unique opportunity to work in a collaborative environment with a dynamic team engaged in biodiversity informatics, research, and conservation.

The main responsibility will be to plan, conduct and direct surveying on vegetation and support research. The successful candidate will participate in previously funded research projects conduct field work, support modelling and dissemination of research findings via peer-reviewed publications, reports and presentations.


  • Degree (MSc or PhD) with major in vegetation ecology, botany or equivalent
  • Knowledge of native and non-native plant species
  • Experience in vegetation surveying and motivation for field work
  • Good statistical skills in R programming language
  • Good skills in ArcGIS or QGIS
  • Driving license

Salary and additional information

Located close to Schönbrunn Palace in the city of Vienna, our scientists and staff are committed to creating a workplace culture that respects diversity and values the well-being of all employees. This is a 40 hour, 2-years term position beginning as soon as possible. The gross monthly salary is at least EUR 2,907.20 based on salary scale for federal employees in evaluation group v1/1.

Reference is made to § 43 in conjunction with § 11b and § 11c of the Federal Equal Treatment Act, according to which women who are equally qualified as male applicants will be given preference when the position is entrusted.

If we have raised your interest, please send your application including a cover letter detailing your motivation, your CV including a list of peer-reviewed publications and the contact information for two references to the

Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape, 1130 Vienna, Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8 or via e-mail to: or

For further information, please contact Dr. Katharina Lapin ( or Janine Oettel (

Oferta para técnico de laboratorio en Madrid

Técnico NGS H12O_2022/01

Se precisa técnico de laboratorio en cualquier rama de Ciencias de la Salud o licenciado con la titulación de técnico de laboratorio

Perfil del Puesto

El candidato/a será un miembro fundamental del equipo participando tanto en el procedimiento de procesado y secuenciación de muestras y análisis de datos ómicos (genómicos, transcriptómicos y metagenómicos)

Funciones a desarrollar

Preparación de librerías para NGS (Illumina e Ion Torrent)
Procesamiento de muestras biológicas de pacientes para la extracción de ADN, ARN, proteínas y su posterior análisis con diferentes técnicas de biología molecular.
Integración y análisis de resultados de diferentes aproximaciones ómica

Caracterización de muestras mediante técnicas de biología molecular (qRT-PCR, ddPCR, NGS, WB, IHQ).
Búsqueda de aberraciones genéticas en muestras biológicas de pacientes (sangre, líquido pleural)
Marcaje y análisis de tejidos parafinados a través de la plataforma GeoMx Digital Spatial Profiler.
Realización de pedidos y otras labores de gestión del laboratorio

Se valorarán los siguientes méritos:

Experiencia investigadora en el ámbito de la secuenciación masiva y de la bioinformática con conocimientos en R aplicados a análisis de expresión diferencial, análisis de datos de NGS, manejo de Linux/Unix, así como, conocimientos en lenguajes de programación como Python.

Conocimientos avanzados de estadística.
Experiencia en integración de datos ómicos y variables clínicas.

Experiencia previa en centros de excelencia científica o centros de investigación asociados a hospitales en colaboración con equipos investigadores.

Experiencia demostrada en el procesamiento de muestras biológicas (tejidos, sangre y otro tipo de biopsias líquidas).

Experiencia en técnicas de biología molecular (extracción de ADN, ARN y proteínas, PCR, RT-qPCR, Western Blot).

Qué ofrecemos?

Participar en un proyecto de investigación orientado a encontrar nuevas estrategias terapéuticas frente al cáncer de pulmón en un equipo muy motivador con gran entusiasmo.
Remuneración económica acorde con el perfil del candidato.

Las personas interesadas deberán enviar su curriculum vitae actualizado a la siguiente dirección de correo indicando la referencia: Técnico NGS H12O_2022/01.
El plazo finaliza el 07/07/2022.

16 de junio de 2022

Inteligencia artificial y biodiversidad. Ayuda a monitorear especies por toda Europa

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Postdoctoral Fellows in AI for Biodiversity Monitoring

Naturalis is looking for Postdoctoral Fellows in AI for Biodiversity Monitoring.


Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden is the Dutch national research institute for biodiversity and systematics. With our collection of 42 million specimens, one of the world's largest natural history collections, and our state-of-the-art research facilities we offer the (inter)national research infrastructure for species, identification and monitoring (for example in the projects ARISE, DiSSCo and Xeno Canto). We run nature identification services processing many millions of images/month for users including citizens and regional government agencies. We closely collaborate with many Dutch universities, research institutes, industry, and government. We host over 120 researchers including 14 academia embedded professors and 40 PhD students. We present the history of our planet, and the diversity of life on Earth, through permanent and temporary museum exhibitions, educational programmes, and online presence, with more than 400,000 visitors per year. All in all, a unique combination of science and culture in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the world!

The research department is organised in 7 research groups comprising researchers and their postdocs and PhD-students. Naturalis has a completely new lab building, including state-of-the-art molecular facilities, microCT scanners and electron microscopy (SEM and TEM).


Would you like to create AI algorithms to automatically detect hundreds of animal and plant species in the wild? To help monitor biodiversity across Europe? To collaborate with AI and biodiversity experts, as part of a team and with partners in many European countries?

Naturalis is looking for Postdoctoral Fellows in AI for Biodiversity Monitoring. We have two positions available, as part of projects funded by Horizon Europe. At Naturalis, you will work in a team with experts in both AI and biodiversity, and you will also collaborate with project partners in other European institutions.

Machine learning ("AI") automatic recognition has a huge potential for large-scale biodiversity monitoring. In this project you will work on creating algorithms that perform highly accurate recognition in the wild, across a wide range of species of European importance (such as birds, bats, pollinators, molluscs, indicator species, invasive alien species), across multiple countries and habitats. You will implement and validate algorithms for high accuracy, robustness and generality, focussing on the species and habitats identified as important by our consortium. You will co-curate audio/image datasets from collections and other media, for robust algorithm training and validation. You will work with software developers and IT staff to deploy these algorithms as live services.

You may specialise in images, or sounds, or both, according to the mix of skills in the team and the demands of the project.

The work will be carried out in the Evolutionary Ecology research group, which focuses on contemporary evolution. Its 6 principal investigators, 2 postdocs and 4 PhD students all study how man-made environments create selective landscapes that invoke adaptations of wild animals and plants.

General requirements and skills 

Essential knowledge, skills and experience: A PhD* in a topic such as machine learning, quantitative ecology, quantitative biology, signal processing, bioinformatics or similar
Evidence of the ability to conduct high-quality research and write publications for high impact scientific journals/proceedings
Excellence in written and oral communication in English
Self-directed planning and time management skills
The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within the research group
Proficient in programming e.g. Python, PyTorch, or Tensorflow

Desirable knowledge, skills and experience: Experience of working with media data (audio and/or images), ideally within the context of automatic recognition
Proven experience collaborating with colleagues in other research disciplines
You have an interest in/affinity with biodiversity, and the field of natural sciences and biology
Experience in grant writing/demonstrated ability to acquire external funding
Work experience in multiple research environments
Experience in teaching and/or supervising student projects

* We will take your application into consideration if you are close to finishing your PhD (which means your PhD defence is scheduled within three months after the starting date).

We offer

A contract (36 hours per week) for a period of one year, with the intention to be extended with one and potentially two more years after a successful first year evaluation, and a monthly salary between € 3,208.- and € 4,738,- (depending on relevant experience). The planned start date is November 1st 2022. The successful candidate will be employed by Naturalis in Leiden and benefit from our inspiring working atmosphere, as well as the buzzing scientific atmosphere of Leiden. Our Research Coordination Office also provides ample support to our scientific staff. Our institute promotes gender equality and wants to enhance the diversity of staff members. Feel free to contact both Dr Dan Stowell (Associate Professor in AI & Biodiversity;; ) and Dr Vincent Kalkman (Researcher;; with questions about the position. For procedural questions related to the application please contact HR:


Applicants are invited to submit their application in one pdf, including a cover/motivation letter (max. 2 pages) and CV (including a list of publications) and the names and contact details of two referees. Please submit your application by the end of Sunday 26th June CEST using the application form.

Interviews are foreseen to take place in the week of 4th-8th July (online or in-person).

Naturalis endorses the Cultural Diversity Code. In the case of equal suitability, preference is given to the candidate who reinforces diversity within the team.

**If you are a recruiting agent, please do not contact us**

15 de junio de 2022

Investiga por qué desaparecieron los neandertales del norte de España con este postdoc en la Universidad de Cantabria

Oferta compartida por Nuria

The University of Cantabria invites applications for an 18 months Research Associate holding a PhD in Geochemistry, Archaeology, Biology, Geology, Prehistory, History, Earth Science (palaeoclimate reconstruction), or related subjects. The aim of the project is to reconstruct the palaeoenvironmental conditions during the Middle to Upper Palaeolithic transition in Southern European peninsulas by analysing multi-isotopic values in archaeological animal bones (collagen).

Who should apply?

Ideal candidates have earned a PhD in Archaeology, Prehistory, Geochemist, Earth Science or related subjects, have a strong commitment to research, are passionate about animal-environment-human relationships, enjoy analysing coding and writing, and have some experience and interest in at least one of the areas described above.

Good writing, analytical and programming (ideal) skills are required. Good command of English both spoken and written is also required.

Eligibility criteria
The RA will have:
  • a PhD in Geochemistry, Archaeology, Biology, Geology, Prehistory, History, Prehistory, Earth Science or related fields.
  • Knowledge in stable isotopes applied to archaeological contexts.
  • Experience of advanced analyses of isotopic data and/or modelling data;
  • Ideally, knowledge of methods and tools of statistical analysis (e.g. R) and in managing large data sets.
  • Ability to write up research work for publication in high profile journals and engage in public dissemination.
  • Capacity to work independently and in a team, to lead on specific tasks and deliver on time under pressing deadlines.
  • Interest in working in a multidisciplinary environment.
  • The position is based on the University of Cantabria in Spain. Starting date between July-September 2022. Full-time position for 18 months.
Selection process

The candidate must submit the application to the offer number 4053 via and send the documentation to Ana B. Marin-Arroyo ( ) by 25th June at 23:59 hours – Brussels time including the following documentation:
  • Completed application form from the COIE for participation in selection processes in calls for the hiring of research staff as requested in
  • Photocopy of the ID, passport or equivalent document.
  • Cover letter describing motivation for application and expressing previous relevant experience (max. one page).
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position and list of publications.
  • Photocopy of the PhD and other degree certificates and transcript of records. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do.
  • Contact information for two academic referees.
The candidate must have Spanish nationality or from any other member state of the European Union or from a state for which, under the international treaties established by E. U. and ratified by Spain, free movement of workers is permitted. Applicants with different nationality to that mentioned above may also apply if they can prove to be in the possession of a work permit and residence in Spain. The qualifications issued outside Spain that are intended to be used in this procedure must be in accordance with the current regulations.

Additional comments


SUBSILIENCE is an ERC Consolidator Grant project (ref 818299) funded by the ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA) based at the University of Cantabria (Spain). Principal Investigator is Assistant Professor, Ana B. Marín-Arroyo, University of Cantabria,

The RA position is advertised within an ERC-Consolidator Grant (ref. 818299) funded by the ERC Executive Agency (ERCEA) on “Subsistence and human resilience to sudden climatic events in Europe during MIS3” ( The main objective of this project is to evaluate the subsistence and resilience of Neanderthals and Anatomically Modern Humans to MIS3 climatic events, in different archaeological sites located in the southern European Peninsulas, dating from Mousterian to Gravettian periods.

The RA will be involved in the analysis and interpretation of isotopic (δ13C, δ15N, δ34S,) data obtained from archaeofaunal assemblages of archaeological sites. The RA will process isotope results already available to prepare publications and conferences presentations.

The post-doctoral fellow will join a young and dynamic scientific team at EvoAdapta ( and will work closely with international experts in stable isotope analysis, radiocarbon dating, zooarchaeology and human evolutionary studies.

Research field: History/ Archaeology/Anthropology/Earth sciences Additionnal Research field (optionally): Geochemistry, Environmental archaeology, stable isotopes, paleoclimatology,

14 de junio de 2022

Vete con esta beca de investigación al Parque Natural del Alto Pirineo

 Oferta compartida por Cristina

Convocatoria de becas de apoyo a la investigación

El Parque Natural del Alt Pirineu, a través de su Observatorio de Investigación, ha ideado una convocatoria de becas de apoyo a la investigación para captar proyectos de investigación en el ámbito del Parque. El Parque impulsa esta iniciativa conjuntamente con el Instituto para el Desarrollo y la Promoción del Alto Pirineo y Arán (IDAPA) y el Centre d'Art i Natura de Farrera, con la colaboración de la Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera. El objetivo de estas becas es generar conocimiento científico de proximidad en el ámbito de las ciencias de la Tierra, ciencias de la vida o ciencias sociales, y poner en valor el legado natural, cultural y social del Parque. Al mismo tiempo, este conocimiento servirá para mejorar la gestión y conservación del Parque a partir de una base científica más sólida, y también para divulgar el conocimiento generado en la sociedad local.

La convocatoria de becas recibe el nombre de "Salvador Grau i Tort", en homenaje a quien fue el principal coordinador de la creación del Parque Natural del Alt Pirineu durante el periodo 2001-2003, y que murió en 2016. Fue responsable del Servicio de Planificación del Entorno Natural de la Generalidad de Cataluña, y ejerció un liderazgo técnico clave para el diálogo y la concertación con los agentes del territorio para que el Parque Natural pudiera ser realidad el 1 de agosto de 2003. Al mismo tiempo, impulsó la cooperación e integración del conocimiento científico en la gestión de los espacios naturales protegidos a través del sistema de información del patrimonio natural.

El proceso de presentación de solicitudes estará abierto del 1 al 30 de junio de 2022 y la resolución se prevé para el mes de julio. En caso de ser seleccionada la solicitud, la beca cubrirá total o parcialmente los gastos de alojamiento y manutención de los beneficiarios durante la estancia en el Parque, así como otros gastos derivados de la investigación. El alojamiento podrá ser en el Centre d’Art i Natura de Farrera, o bien en cualquier otro alojamiento de la zona del Parque en función de las necesidades de la investigación. En caso de que el proyecto de investigación requiera hacer uso de laboratorios para conservación, tratamiento o análisis de muestras, la beca incluirá el acceso a los laboratorios e instalaciones del centro MónNatura Pirineus que la Fundació Catalunya La Pedrera tiene en Les Planes de Son (Pallars Sobirà).

Las solicitudes serán evaluadas colegiadamente por una comisión formada por miembros del Equipo Gestor y el Observatorio de Investigación del Parque, el Instituto para el Desarrollo y la Promoción del Alt Pirineu y Aran y el Centre d’Art i Natura de Farrera, de acuerdo con las prioridades de selección y criterios establecidos.

Se prevé que esta primera convocatoria tenga continuidad en un futuro para favorecer que el Parque Natural del Alt Pirineu se convierta en un destino científico y un referente en el traspaso de información entre la comunidad científica y el equipo gestor.

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