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9 de septiembre de 2021

Postdoc en respuestas fisiológicas y bioquímicas al estrés por sequía en píceas

Oferta compartida por Nuria


In the Unit of Provenance research and Breeding at the Department for Forest Growth, Silviculture and Genetics of the Austrian Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape (BFW), Vienna.

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Post-Graduate research associate in the field of plant physiology 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 the molecular breeding of forest tree species. Our group specialized in genetics and molecular defense responses, is greatly interested in the physiological and biochemical responses to drought stress. Our unit currently lacks a specialist who would expand our scientific knowledge in this area.

Your responsibilities:

The research associate will work within a new project analyzing the role of terpenoids (plant secondary metabolites) on drought stress in Norway spruce (Picea abies). The job profile includes the organization and collection of Norway spruce seeds across Europe (especially at the warmest fringe of the natural range), the design and implementation of phytotron experiments, the analysis of physiological traits using advanced multi-sensor and multi-approach high-throughput plant phenotyping platform in Austria (PHENOPlant), scientific data analysis and publication, as well as project management tasks.

Your profile:
  • M.Sc. degree in Plant physiology and biochemistry, especially on plant drought stress metabolism and physiology. One scientific publication in plant physiology or this specific area will be greatly appreciated
  • Experience in plant phenotyping, physiological and biochemical trait measurements
  • Experience in growing and managing plants from the seed to the seedling stage
  • Basic Knowledge on genetics, transcriptomics and metabolomics
  • Experience with basic research principles and methods, data acquisition, and publishing.
  • Scientific writing skills & strong written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of self-organization and willingness to work in a team
  • Willingness to travel in Austria and abroad for sampling, data collection, data analysis and scientific discussions
  • Knowledge of Statistics and R for data analysis. Other programing languages are also welcome (e.g. Python)
  • Knowledge of setting-up experimental designs
  • Experience in literature research and analysis & experience with large data sets

Others: This is a 40 hour, 3-years term position beginning 1st of October or until the position is filled. The gross monthly salary is at least EUR EUR 2.820,40 based on salary scale for federal employees in evaluation group v1.

If we have raised your interest, please send your application including a cover letter detailing your motivation, your CV and contact information for three references, and one recommendation letter by September 15th, 2021 to the Federal Research and Training Centre for Forests, Natural Hazards and Landscape, 1130 Vienna, Seckendorff-Gudent-Weg 8 via e-mail to: marcela.vanloo@bfw.gv.at.

Link to the job application webpage:
https://www.bfw.gv.at/wp-content/uploads/BFW_08_WaldFIT-PostgraduateAss_2021.pdf

7 de septiembre de 2021

Investiga cómo la dieta, habitat y temperatura influye en la evolución de los lagartos anolis del Caribe

Oferta compartida por Nuria


The postdoctoral scholar will join a collaborative team of researchers elucidating how Anolis lizard niches evolve along dietary, habitat (vegetation structure), and temperature axes. The postdoc will be primarily based out of the Frishkoff Lab (www.frishkofflab.com) at the University of Texas at Arlington, but will collaborate closely with researchers in the laboratories of Martha Muñoz (Yale University) and Luke Mahler (University of Toronto). Anolis lizards form diverse communities on the islands of the Greater Antilles in the Caribbean. But why some species both dominate local communities, and are geographically widespread within individual islands, is unclear. As part of a three-year NSF-funded project, the postdoc will characterize species’ geographic distributions, local abundances in communities, and niche breadths in three replicate adaptive radiations across Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. In particular, the postdoc will lead the characterization of anoles' community structures and their dietary niches with respect to their insect prey, though will be involved in project activities related to the thermal and vegetation structural niche as well.

Specifically, the postdoc will be responsible for:
  • Co-leading field expeditions of 6-10 researchers to Puerto Rico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic to:
    • quantify Anolis lizard abundance in standardized plot surveys across environments on each island
    • collect insect community samples using sweep nets, pitfall traps and other methods
    • collect Anolis fecal samples for metagenomic barcoding dietary analysis
  • Conducting analysis of Anolis dietary niches through metagenomic barcoding and sequencing of fecal samples at UTA. Additionally, the post-doc will work with undergraduate team members to:
    • Identify insects and assess total biomass and body size distributions across sites
    • Sanger sequence representative insects from field collections to build sequence-to-specimen library
  • Managing resulting data
  • Analyzing lizard dietary niche breadth in relation to lizard abundance, environment, and insect availability across sites
  • Preparing scientific manuscripts
  • Mentoring junior researchers
Additionally, the postdoc will be encouraged to develop independent ideas pertaining to Anolis lizards and/or insect community ecology in the system. The postdoc will collaborate closely with affiliated labs, and will be supported to travel to the University of Toronto for several weeks as a visiting scholar to work collaboratively on project activities and to develop skills in phylogenetic comparative analysis with the Mahler Lab.

Initial appointment will be for one year, with the expectation of extension for two additional years contingent on performance.

Requirements:
  • PhD in ecology or related field
  • Quantitative statistical skills and familiarity with analysis in R
  • Excitement to conduct tropical fieldwork in a variety of environments, sometimes with minimal amenities
  • Strong communication skills, and ability to work both as part of a team and independently
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop, conduct, and complete projects, as evidenced by a publication record
Preferred, but not required skills:
  • Experience with tropical field biology
  • Experience in entomology and insect identification
  • Experience with Illumina sequencing, especially metabarcoding
  • Experience with field herpetology

Please provide: (1) a cover letter detailing your interest in the position, your qualifications, your general research interests, and relevant experiences; (2) a CV; (3) names and contact information of three academic references; and (4) 1-2 publications

Please submit these materials as a single pdf to Dr. Luke Frishkoff (luke.frishkoff@uta.edu) with the subject line: "Anolis niche postdoc".

4 de septiembre de 2021

#ComunicaCiencia escribiendo para una universidad finlandesa

 We’re looking for a talented writer/editor to help us tell the world about Aalto University’s scientific breakthroughs and impact!

This is a fantastic position for someone who loves developing fresh stories on science and research for international media, and enjoys working with leading researchers and experts across a wide range of fields and functions. From applied physics to sustainable fashion to bioproducts, we've got it.

In this role, you will write and edit press releases, articles and social media content on Aalto’s science and research, as well as on the university's strategic and multidisciplinary themes. You will actively use and develop our international media relations and international distribution channels. You will also work closely with communications colleagues across the university to ensure top-notch English-language communications for international audiences and the Aalto community. More details in the full job listing linked below.

This is a full-time, permanent contract with a salary range of approximately 3200-3800€ per month. Please note that the position is based at our dynamic campus in Espoo, Greater Helsinki, Finland, where we implement hybrid work arrangements, combining on-site and remote work. Remote work from abroad is, unfortunately, not possible.

Application deadline: 9 September 2021
Link to the full job description and application<https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Faalto.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com%2Fen-US%2Faalto%2Fjob%2FDipoli%2FWriter-editor--international-communications_R31820%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2aSiViIeDL9C_wCX75TYxrFwWGi_MBo4J75jWsQ_PHkREelziAGpJvr98&data=04%7C01%7Cjurvak1%40aaltofi.mail.onmicrosoft.com%7Cbacb9e7c702a4d4a358f08d96ec22559%7Cae1a772440414462a6dc538cb199707e%7C1%7C0%7C637662604223007606%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=GASWF4eWiov67Z9FvRJQo4JlPTMNlZVpMr%2BdLWDMr44%3D&reserved=0>

I'm more than happy to answer any questions you may have, so don't hesitate to get in touch!

Kate
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Katrina (Kate) Jurva
International Editor
Communications Services
Aalto University

Email: katrina.jurva@aalto.fi
Mobile: +358 50 4346805

Prácticas remuneradas en remoto: Divulgación, cambio climático

Company Description

Grist is a nonprofit, independent media organization dedicated to highlighting climate solutions and uncovering environmental injustices. Since 1999, we have used the power of journalism to engage the public about the perils of the most existential threat we face. Now that three-quarters of Americans recognize that climate change is happening, we’ve shifted our focus to show that a just and sustainable future is within reach. As Grist’s solutions lab, Fix seeks to amplify and elevate the work of emerging climate leaders by combining creative storytelling with network-building and events.

Job Description

Grist seeks a paid, part-time intern (20 hours/week) with interest or experience in journalism or climate justice to join the Fix team. This 10-week assignment is set to begin in mid October, with exact timing negotiable.

Supporting Fix’s editorial team, the intern will primarily help produce the 2022 Grist 50 — an annual list that celebrates the innovators and visionaries working on equitable solutions to the climate crisis.

As intern, you will:
  • Organize, research, and vet nominations for the Grist 50 list
  • Request and organize photos for the Grist 50 list
  • Work with Fix’s program assistant to maintain and update a database of Grist 50 honorees
  • Research and contribute ideas for Fix’s digital magazine issues and newsletter
  • Contribute ideas and content for social media
  • Copyedit and fact-check stories and newsletters as needed
  • Report and write short profiles of Grist 50 honorees as needed
  • Provide general support to the Fix storytelling, networking, and events teams as needed

Qualifications


You’re well-suited for this role if you’re a self-starter, hyper-organized, and have a passion for Fix’s mission. Bonus points for a sense of humor and a fondness for spreadsheets. Interns are typically enrolled at a college or university while interning.

Additional Information


To apply, please submit a résumé and cover letter explaining why you’d be a great fit for the Fix team in general and the Grist 50 in particular.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Cultivating an inclusive staff is central to Grist’s focus on advancing equity. We’re interested in hearing from people who can work with diverse colleagues of varied experience. Candidates of all backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Grist is an equal-opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

Prácticas remuneradas en remoto #SciPol #Science4Policy

 Are you looking to join an organization that is seeking to improve academic evaluation?

Since 2013, more than 19,000 individuals and organizations in 145 countries have signed the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA) and committed to improving the ways research and researchers are assessed for hiring, promotion, and funding decisions. As an initiative, DORA raises awareness and facilitates the implementation of good practice in research assessment to catalyze change and improve equity in academia.

The DORA Internship is an opportunity for individuals with an interest in scholarly communications, science policy, and science diplomacy. The intern will gain first-hand experience working for an international non-profit initiative. The internship is a remote part-time position (15- 20 hours per week; $20 per hour) for a period of 6 months. The intern will report to the DORA program director. All degree levels, including recent graduates and currently enrolled students, are encouraged to apply.

Essential Functions

Research
  • Identify content for the Resource Library and draft entries
  • Contribute to the development of a series of case studies of universities that have implemented responsible research assessment practices. Tasks may include:
    • Data collection
    • Data analysis
    • Results reporting
Communications
  • Draft posts for DORA’s Twitter account (@DORAssessment)
  • Draft posts for the DORA blog
Administrative tasks
  • Approve DORA signatures
  • Other miscellaneous tasks

Competencies

  • Technical capability in communications, data management, and analytics
  • Strategic thinking
  • Communication proficiency
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative problem-solving ability

Required Education and Experience

  • Knowledge of scholarly publishing, assessment of research
  • Strong written and verbal communication including the use of social media

To apply

Please e-mail your resume and one page cover letter to DORA’s program director Dr. Anna Hatch (info@sfdora.org) with DORA science policy internship in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed starting September 15, 2021.

Please answer the following questions in the cover letter:

  • What skills and relevant experience can you bring to the internship?  
  • Why are you interested in the internship?
  • What is your goal for the internship?

3 de septiembre de 2021

Analiza los movimientos de aves y mamíferos en ambientes forestales ("movement ecology")

Oferta compartida por Nuria


The working group of Prof. Thomas Müller at the Senckenberg BiK-F invites applications for a Postdoctoral researcher (m/f/d) in “Movement Ecology” (full time position). The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN), a member institution of the Leibniz Association, with almost 800 employees and its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main, is conducting integrative natural history research with leading research institutions in six federal states. The Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F) explores interactions between biodiversity and climate.

We are seeking a candidate (m/f/d) with a strong background in quantitative ecology. You will join the team working on the “Nature 4.0 Sensing Biodiversity” project (https://www.uni-marburg.de/en/fb19/natur40). Research questions will revolve around movements of forest birds and mammals and could relate to animal behavior (e.g. activity patterns, navigation) as well as ecosystem functioning (e.g. herbivory or dynamic food webs). You will have the opportunity to develop your own research questions together with the team and will work with data emerging from an automatic radio tracking system as well as GPS tags. We expect a background in ecology and excellent programming skills in R. Experiences with movement analyses and management and programming/optimizing of large databases (e.g. mySQL or MariaDB) are advantageous. You will join an interdisciplinary and collaborative research team and we expect you to be highly motivated to collaborate with members of the Nature 4.0 team as well as lab members of the Movement Ecology group at SBiK-F (http://www.bik-f.de/root/index.php?page_id=1241).

Position requirements
  • PhD degree in ecology or a related field
  • Strong quantitative skills and programming skills in R
  • Experience in movement analyses and large databases preferred
  • Excellent publication record
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Salary and benefits are according to a public service position in Germany (TV-H E 13, full time position). The contract should start no later than February 1st, 2022 and will be restricted to December 31st, 2022 (end of the project).

SGN supports equal opportunity of men and women and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The place of employment will be Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN).

You would like to apply?
You are requested to send your application documents (a cover letter describing your motivation to apply, a detailed CV including a full publication list, full credentials/certificates and contact details of two academic references, as well as copies of your two most important publications), mentioning the reference of this job announcement (ref. #11-21018) until September 15th, 2021 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) to recruiting@senckenberg.de or apply directly on our homepage via the online application form. For scientific enquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Müller: thomas.mueller@senckenberg.de.

16 de agosto de 2021

Se busca técnico de laboratorio en el Cheetah Conservation Fund (Namibia)

Oferta compartida por Nuria

The Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF), Namibia, is currently looking for a highly motivated individual to join its genetics laboratory staff in the position of Laboratory Technician.

The specific title and remuneration are dependent on the applicant's level of experience. The successful applicant should have a Master's degree in a relevant field of research or a minimum of 3 years of professional experience. The position is available immediately, with expected start date in or as close as possible to September 2021. Namibian residency is preferred. Applicants should send their CV, letter of motivation, and contact details of 3 references to genetics@cheetah.org.

The successful candidate should have a strong background in best laboratory practices in molecular biology/genetics, and have excellent organizational and communication skills. His/her main responsibilities will include ensuring accuracy of microsatellite genotypes produced in the laboratory and supervision of interns and students, ensuring that good laboratory practices and protocols are followed. Other responsibilities will be curation of databases, development of laboratory services, writing of permit applications and reports, and keeping the laboratory adequately stocked at all times. Prior experience in these particular tasks is not required; however, willingness to learn and attention to
detail are essential, and prior experience with microsatellite genotyping (ideally di-nucleotides) would be appreciated. This position will also provide opportunities for direct participation in research projects as time permits.

The genetics laboratory is located at the CCF research centre, about 40 km east of Otjiwarongo, Namibia. Staff members live on CCF property and housing is provided. Further information regarding CCF and its mission to conserve cheetahs in the wild may be found at www.cheetah.org.

15 de agosto de 2021

Postdoc de tres años en el recién creado "Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Genome Biology"

Oferta compartida por Nuria

The "Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Genome Biology" lead byDr. Guillem Ylla will open at the Jagiellonian University (Krakow, Poland) next fall and invites applications for a fully funded 3-year post-doc position starting between November 2021 and January 2022. The candidate will have the chance to work in a young lab, collaborate with international researchers, and use state-of-the-art technologies, infrastructure, and methodologies to study the evolution of genomes and gene regulatory networks.

We are seeking a motivated candidate interested in analyzing "omics" data to unveil the different mechanisms of gene expression regulation and genome evolution. The candidate will also participate in writing articles and grants, mentoring students, and managing the lab resources. Candidates belonging to minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. We offer a competitive postdoc salary plus all benefits available for university employees.

Requirements:
  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Biotechnology, Biology or similar field.
  • Experience in omics data analysis (at least one of the following: genomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, or metagenomics)
  • Good communication skills in English (written and spoken).
  • Intermediate or advanced programming skills (R or Python).
  • Familiarity with Linux command line.
Preferences: (not required but are a plus)
  • Experience working with data from non-model organisms.
  • Interests in evolutionary biology, ecology, and/or arthropods biology.
  • Experience with R-Shiny, Python-Dash, or similar.
To apply:
Please send the following documents by email to Dr. Guillem Ylla (guillem.ylla@uj.edu.pl) adding "Post-Doc position application ' Your Name" as email subject .
  • CV including a list of publications.
  • Cover letter describing the research interests (2 pages max).
  • The contact information (email and phone number) of 2 to 4 references that might be contacted. Please state the affiliation, position, and role of the references.
About the Lab & PI:
Dr. Guillem Ylla will establish an inclusive and diverse research laboratory at the Jagiellonian University ' the oldest and one of the most prestigious universities in Poland ' Faculty of Biochemistry,
Biophysics and Biotechnology. Dr. Ylla was trained as a scientist in world-class research centers and universities in different countries, and published his works in high-impact scientific journals. The laboratory will excel on developing computational tools, and analyzing omics data to study the evolution of the gene expression mechanisms and how these have shaped the evolution.

This position will give you the opportunity to work closely with the PI., have research autonomy, mentor students, engage with international collaborators, and publish your work in scientific journals.

For informal inquiries contact Dr. Guillem Ylla (guillem.ylla@uj.edu.pl) with the email subject "Inquiry about the Post-Doc position ' Your Name"

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