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4 de junio de 2024

Urgente: Ornitoprácticas de 3 ó 6 meses en Irlanda del Norte

 The British Trust for Ornithology is looking for people passionate about birds to join our team in Northern Ireland on a 3 or 6 month internship to learn, grow and contribute to our work to make a positive impact for birds. We are seeking to fill either one 6 month or two 3 month positions. We have a range of Science and Engagement projects that we are looking for support with this year. You will work closely with the BTONI team and will be line-managed by the Senior Research Ecologist for BTONI. This is an opportunity to gain valuable experience and ‘on the job’ training for those seeking a future career in this sector.   

The position(s) are part-funded by NIEA/DAERA. 

The successful applicant/s will have a strong interest in ornithology, ecology or a related subject area. Applicants should enjoy, and be effective at, communicating with a range of colleagues, the general public and other stakeholders. 

You will need to be available either for a three or six month period during the 2024/25 financial year (ending 31 March 2025). Part time will be considered (a minimum of 2.5 days per week).

This position is based in Northern Ireland and you will work from home in the first instance, although we are currently exploring options to establish a small office in NI in due course.

You can read the full role description by clicking on the role description under 'supporting documents' in the job details on our careers page. Please contact us if you are not sure if you meet all the criteria for the role and would like to discuss the role in more detail.

BTO helps to secure the future for birds and nature, using our science, monitoring and data to inform good environmental decisions, inspiring others with the wonder of birds and empowering them to work with us. Our priority is to make a positive impact for birds, using our strong and objective science in partnership with others. We strive to work sustainably and to welcome everyone.
Our values
We are evidence-led, inclusive, collaborative and empowering.
Birds Science People; it is a powerful combination – will you be part of it?


  • £12 per hour
  • Annual leave entitlement on starting is 25 days plus bank holidays (pro rata for part time or short-term posts).
  • Paid 'journey days' (up to 2 days) to staff who travel on holiday by land or sea instead of flying.
  • Life assurance (four times salary)
  • 11% employer pension contribution
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced sick pay
  • Enhanced Family leave
  • Retail discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme- spread the cost of purchasing a new bike and save money
  • Discounts on: BTO books, Bird care from Vine House Farm  (10% discount on orders placed on the website) and Opticron (30% off)
  • Free access to BTO training courses
  • Flexible working- A combination of home and office working and flexible start and finish times (where this meets business needs)
  • Free eye tests and a contribution of £49 towards prescription glasses for VDU use only.
  • Effective job evaluation policy that recognises where staff increase their level of responsibility over time
  • Coaching and mentoring scheme
  • Staff groups and forums- First Aiders and mental health first aiders, Coaching and mentoring, Diversity working, Sustainability and Natural Working, Becoming Inclusive, and our staff group creating a positive and welcoming culture to work in.
  • Commitment to creating an inclusive environment
  • Commitment to sustainability

Closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 9th June 2024 and Interviews will be held remotely on Wednesday 26 June 2024. If you have any questions, please contact

If you have a disability or long-term illness that otherwise prevents you from meeting any of the essential criteria, please contact us to discuss whether a reasonable adjustment could be made.
As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the vacancy.

We recognise that candidates from minority ethnic groups are under-represented in our organisation, and that there are often additional barriers present for people from these groups when applying for roles in the charity sector and beyond. We are committed to taking positive action to expand the diversity of our staff team, and if you meet the essential criteria for a role and are from a minority ethnic background, you'll be guaranteed a first stage interview.

Charity No. 216652 (E&W); SC039193 (Scotland)

3 de junio de 2024

Voluntariado de campo con aves en Nueva Caledonia

 Field assistants – Avian behavioural ecology New Caledonia

We are looking for 2-3 field assistants to work on avian behavioural ecology in New

Caledonia. The research is part of a long-term study on the co-evolutionary arms

race between the Fan-tailed Gerygone and the Shining Bronze-cuckoo conducted by

the Behavioural Ecology Group at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish

Academy of Sciences (see Attisano et al, 2018 SciRep 8:10359; Attisano et al.,

2021, CurrZool, 67:653-663; Attisano et al., 2023, JAnimEcol, 92:30-43).

Postgraduate students are particularly encouraged to apply as there are possibilities

to develop research projects on co-evolutionary interactions, avian breeding ecology

and vocal repertoire and communication.

When: October - December 2024, exact dates and duration to be agreed.

Where: main island of Grande Terre, in managed nature reserve with tropical

savannah and dry forest habitats.

Duties: nest searching and monitoring, mist-netting and banding, data collection and

analysis, maintenance of field equipment. The full scope of tasks for prospective

M.Sc. students might vary depending on the specific research project.

Requisites: experience of behavioural research with wild birds in particular nest

searching, nest monitoring (including video monitoring), mist-netting, bird banding.

Additional training will be provided. Fieldwork is physically demanding (UV exposure,

heat, humidity, rain) therefore physical fitness, enthusiasm and self-motivation are

essential. Ability to work independently or as part of a team and to share living

spaces is also essential. Previous experience of working in the tropics, driving

license and knowledge of French are desirable.

Working conditions: 8-10 hours daily for 6 days a week on average, up to 10-12

hours during the peak of the breeding season with an early morning start (5-6am).

The project will provide accommodation and a weekly allowance to cover personal

food costs and living expenses. Selected applicants will need to arrange their own

travel to and from New Caledonia.

How to apply: send a single PDF named “NC2024_Assistant_NameSurname.pdf”

with CV, cover letter (max 1 A4 page) describing relevant experience and contact

details of 2 referees to The initial deadline is 20/06/2024, but

positions are open until filled. Prospective postgraduate candidates should include a

short preliminary research proposal (max 1 A4 page). Only selected applicants will

be contacted and invited for an online interview.

For informal enquiries please contact: dr Alfredo Attisano (

Nature Meets Tech: Summer Developer Opportunity at CreditNature

 📢 Nature Meets Tech: Summer Developer Opportunity at CreditNature

Are you a passionate developer looking to make a real impact? Join CreditNature, a pioneering nature fintech startup, and help us build the next generation of nature credit technology! ♻️

We're nearing the finish-line for our MVP and are seeking a talented front-end or software developer to help us finalise this ground-breaking project.

This is your chance to:
Gain invaluable experience in a dynamic team.
Contribute to a mission-driven company restoring and recovering nature.
Build a strong portfolio, perfect for recent graduates.

The ideal candidate is a:
Quick learner with a hunger to grow.
Recent graduate or early-career developer.
Someone who shares our passion for nature and sustainability.

The role is:
Full-time contract (up to 3 months) with fair compensation.
Hybrid with occasional in-person collaboration in Edinburgh or Harwell, Oxfordshire.

Excited? Apply now!
Email your CV and a short statement about your skills & career goals to (Subject: RE Tech Stack Developer).

Tech Stack: Flutter, GCP, Azure, GitHub, Python, R, GIS

hashtagTechForGood hashtagSustainability hashtagFintech hashtagCareers hashtagDeveloperJobs

Diversity & Inclusion: We're an equal opportunity employer who celebrates diversity and fosters an inclusive work environment.
Please note: We cannot currently sponsor work visas or accept applications from overseas candidates.

20 de mayo de 2024

Doctorado en Noruega estudiando el efecto del cambio climático en comunidades de peces


 Oferta compartida por Daniel Fernández en el Biogrupo

The positions will be part of CHIPOLATA, an international project aiming at a better understanding of the resilience of Lake Tanganyika’s pelagic fish stocks to potential climate change and harvesting impacts over the past 30 years. We are looking for candidates with strong interest and experience in one or more of the project themes, including foodweb ecology, climate/fisheries-induced evolution, and fisheries biology. The successful candidates will study changes in feeding habits, trophic position, trophic morphology, growth trajectories and population genetic structure over time to develop indicators for the resilience of three important fisheries targets: the freshwater sardines Stolothrissa miodon and Limnothrissa tanganicae, and the latid perch Lates stappersii. This will provide crucial insight into the ecological and evolutionary stability of the pelagic fish community. The candidates will also participate in field surveys at Lake Tanganyika, in close collaboration with local scientists and the project coordinator.

The successful applicants will be part of an international team of researchers across Europe, Africa and the USA, connected by a common interest in Lake Tanganyika and enthusiasm for discussion, creativity and diversity in research. Throughout the project, we will collaborate with local researchers, fishermen and authorities to collect fish, analyze the data, and discuss how our findings can improve fisheries management in Lake Tanganyika and elsewhere.

The positions are located at campus Bodø. The positions involve a few research stays of two to four weeks with project collaborators in DR Congo, Zambia or the USA.

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Planning of and participation in fieldwork
  • Processing samples for next-generation sequencing, metabarcoding, analysis of trophic morphology, and analysis of growth trajectories
  • Bioinformatic and statistical analyses
  • Writing of high-impact research articles
  • Participation in scientific conferences and outreach events

    Qualification requirements

    Required selection criteria:

    • At the time of taking up the appointment, the candidate must have an MSc degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline such as molecular ecology, evolutionary biology, (aquatic) ecology or fish biology
    • Documented enthusiasm for ecological and evolutionary research questions
    • Documented experience in one of the topics linked to the project, such as foodweb ecology, the study of climate/fisheries-induced evolution or population responses to other types of anthropogenic environmental change, and fisheries biology
    • Documented experience in the analysis of biological samples and in some of the methods that are relevant for the project, such as in population genomics (including bioinformatics), metabarcoding, morphometrics, the analysis of diet data, or the analysis of growth trajectories
    • Documented experience in statistical analysis and the R language
    • Documented experience in biological fieldwork
    • Documented ability to work independently as well as in a team
    • Good oral and written communication skills in English

    Preferred selection criteria:

    • Documented experience in the coordination of biological fieldwork
    • Documented experience of fieldwork in the tropics/Africa
    • Documented experience in collaborative research projects, preferably of an international nature
    • Good oral and written communication skills in French

    We offer

    • The annual salary for doctoral researchers (code 1017) is set at wage level 54, NOK 532 200,- in the Norwegian State Salary Scale.
    • Exciting tasks in a strong international academic environment
    • Training in a multidisciplinary research project
    • Advantages within the Government Pension Fund for borrowing, insurance and pension
    • A welcoming university sports team
    • A wealth of outdoor opportunities close to Bodø

Contact information

For further information about the position you can contact Professor Joost Raeymaekers,

19 de mayo de 2024

Doctorado en Finlandia estudiando las comunidades de plancton


Oferta compartida por Daniel Fernández en el Biogrupo

The Lammi Biological Station at the University of Helsinki is excited to announce an opening for a PhD researcher to join the newly formed group of Dr. Caio Graco-Roza.

Research Description:

The group focuses on studying planktonic communities and their responses to natural and anthropogenic factors both in the Lammi area but also worldwide. Planktonic communities are fundamental to the food chain, encompassing multiple taxa crucial for water quality management and ecosystem services. Their short lifespan and high demographic rates make them powerful ecological indicators.

The current project aims to understand the primary sources of diffuse pollution in the intensively monitored pilot catchment and the impact of diffuse pollution to plankton biodiversity. Collaborating with members of the “Watershed Safety Plan”-Project (WSSP), the successful applicant will contribute to developing catchment-level water protection solutions at the Baltic level.

The project employs both observational and experimental data collection methods. Observational data, gathered through source-track campaigns across the entire catchment, will inform a hydrological model for the pilot catchment. Given the area's predominant agricultural activities, the candidate will design experiments to assess the effects of various agricultural practices on aquatic biodiversity, particularly within the planktonic food web. The project uniquely integrates hydrological catchment models with experimental approaches to anticipate the large-scale impacts of anthropogenic activities on biodiversity. All necessary infrastructure and materials for experimentation are provided.


About You:


  • Ambitious, goal-oriented, collegial, and motivated to tackle challenging projects.
  • Hold or be near completion of an MSc degree in biology, ecology, geography, or a related field.
  • Prior experience in field sampling, with knowledge of water quality sampling considered advantageous.
  • Proficiency in statistical analytical tools such as R, Python, SPSS, or SigmaPlot.
  • Strong interest in experimental studies.
  • Good command of English. Finnish profficiency is considered an asset.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.


Project Description:


The doctoral researcher will be the local coordinator of International Central Baltic Interreg-funded “Watershed Safety Plan”-Project (WSSP) focusing on developing catchment-level water protection solutions. In addition to thesis work, the PhD candidate will be responsible for the progress of the project locally. Project tasks include processing and analyzing long-term catchment data, contributing to the validation, development, and testing of hydrological catchment loading models. Data from experiments will facilitate extrapolation of results to identify areas in the catchment vulnerable to biodiversity loss.


Project Assignments:


  • Local tasks related to project coordination, management and communication.
  • Partner-level reporting of project activities and the financial implementation to the funder (To be done twice a year)
  • Compilation of data from the pilot catchment area for use by project partners in modeling implementation.
  • Implementation of load-reducing water protection solutions, such as landing basin restoration.
  • Participating to international project events and meetings
  • Depending on suitability, involvement in Pääjärvi load survey-related research, potentially extending employment by 1-2 months.


What We Offer:


  • Project funding for approximately 22 months (2.9.2024 - 30.6.2026) with a competitive monthly salary ranging from 2560€ to 3,390€.
  • Scientific support from research staff and administrative assistance from the station.
  • A dynamic international workplace.
  • Affordable accommodation options within the Lammi Biological Station.
  • Negotiable remote work arrangements during specific periods.


Additional information on the position is provided by University Researcher Caio Roza (

11 de mayo de 2024

2 plazas de investigador/a en entomología en la Universidad de Oviedo

 Oferta compartida por Marina en el Biogrupo


Catalogación y revisión taxonómica de la colección entomológica de la Universidad de Oviedo para el estudio de patrones de variación espacial, temporal y morfológica.

2 plazas de investigador/a con cargo al proyecto de investigación MRR-24-BIODIVERSIDAD-BIO07 (Catalogación y revisión taxonómica de la colección entomológica de la Universidad de Oviedo para el estudio de patrones de variación espacial, temporal y morfológica.)


Características de la plaza

Entidad financiadora:
Nº referencia del proyecto:
Proyecto de investigación
Investigador responsable:
Fecha de inicio del contrato:
Fecha de fin del contrato:
Nº plazas propuestas:
Salario bruto mensual:
1.760,00 €
Tipo de jornada:
Tiempo completo
Jornada semanal:
37,5 horas
Centro de adscripción de la plaza:
Tareas a realizar

- Catalogar e informatizar la colección entomológica de la Universidad de Oviedo. - Revisar la identificación taxonómica de diversos grupos entomológicos de la colección.

Fechas de interés

Fecha de inicio de plazo de presentación de candidaturas:
Fecha de fin de plazo de presentación de candidaturas:


Requisitos mínimos especificados en la resolución por la que se convoca el concurso público.

Requisitos Generales
Perfil del candidato:
Grado, diplomado/ o equivalente
Requisitos Específicos

Estar en posesión de las siguientes titulaciones: -Título de Graduado/a en Biología - titulaciones equivalentes (Titulaciones de Planes de Estudios de anteriores (Diplomatura/Ingeniería Técnica)

Criterios de valoración

Los criterios de valoración junto con su puntuación máxima se recogen en la lista siguiente

ENTREVISTA/PRUEBA ELIMINATORIA, hasta 3 puntos - Prueba escrita relacionada con la línea de investigación, hasta 3 puntos:
3.0 puntos
FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA, hasta 3 puntos: - Media del expediente académico de Grado: hasta 1 punto - Trabajo de Fin de estudios relacionado con la línea de investigación, hasta 0,5 puntos - Otros cursos de formación relacionados con la línea de investigación, hasta 1,5 puntos:
3.0 puntos
EXPERIENCIA PROFESIONAL Y LABORAL, hasta 3 puntos: - Participación en proyectos y/o contratos de investigación relacionados con la linea de investigación, hasta 1 punto - Publicaciones científicas en revistas indexadas, 0,25 puntos/publicación, hasta 0,50 puntos - Estancias en centros de investigación extranjeros, hasta 1 punto - Comunicaciones a congresos relacionados con la línea de investigación, hasta 0,25 puntos - Participación en actividades de divulgación científica, hasta 0,25 puntos:
3.0 puntos
OTROS MÉRITOS, hasta 1 punto - Experiencia en otras actividades que puedan ser transferibles a la línea de investigación, hasta 1 punto:
1.0 puntos

10 de mayo de 2024

Buscan experto/a en botánica en Madrid

 Oferta compartida por Clara García en el Biogrupo

Audema, consultora ambiental que ofrece un servicio integral a través de sus 3 departamentos: inspección, mediambiente y arqueología, busca incorporar a un/a Experto/a en Botánica para trabajar en el departamento de Cosultoría Medioambiental.

Buscamos una persona resolutiva con conocimientos y experiencia demostrable, al menos, en alguna de las siguientes áreas: vegetación y flora, hábitat, ecología, paisaje, consultoría ambiental. Y acostumbrada a tratar con diferentes Administraciones Públicas.

Se valorará:

Experiencia trabajando en el sector de la consultoría ambiental o similar.

Experiencia en redacción de estudios de impacto medioambiental.

9 de mayo de 2024

Tres ofertas como biólogo/a molecular o especialista en taxonomía en Ocean Census (UK)

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Ocean Census is a global alliance focused on discovering and protecting ocean life. They are currently recruiting for 3 new science roles to be based in Oxford (UK) to support the acceleration of species discovery :
  • Molecular Biologist to start as soon as possible from 1 June, engaged in research and advancing our sequencing programme
  • Taxonomist to start as soon as possible from 1 June
  • Taxonomist to start as soon as possible from 1 October
For details follow the link on each job title. The application deadline is May 19th, 2024.

All positions are based in Begbroke Science Park, Oxford, UK, including working in the lab and participating in or leading on field expeditions and workshops overseas for extended periods.
Applying can be done by submitting CV and cover letter to, quoting the reference numbers on the job descriptions.

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