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16 de mayo de 2022

Anillar, identificar y capturar aves: dos puestos para las migraciones de otoño

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Experienced Bird Bander

Employer: Huntsman Marine Science Centre
Location: St. Andrews by-the-Sea, New Brunswick
Country: Canada
Last Date to Apply: 07/15/2022
Open Until Filled: No

Location: St. Andrews Bird Banding Station, Huntsman Marine Science Centre, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea, New Brunswick

Anticipated Period: August 21 - October 23, 2022

Commitment: Bird banding and observations (count period of 5.5 hours) daily for nine weeks, except on days with inclement weather, and general station maintenance

Rate of Pay: $500 stipend per week

St. Andrews Bird Banding Station (StABBS) has been catching and banding songbirds since June 1989. Over the past 33 years, 26,731 birds representing 103 species have been banded. These totals make it the longest running, most productive bird banding station in New Brunswick. StABBS is the only New Brunswick contributor to the nation-wide CMMN songbird-monitoring program and has been monitoring the Fall songbird migration on an annual basis since 2001. One can expect to catch a good variety of warblers, sparrows, flycatchers, vireos and thrushes, even the odd northern rarity at this small 12-net Station.

One to two experienced bird banders are needed for the fall migration-monitoring project at St. Andrews Bird Banding Station. Banders must have experience extracting birds from mist-nets, as well as handling and identifying passerines, unsupervised. Banders must be eligible to obtain a sub-permit to band birds. Two positions are open: one to start 21 August for five weeks and another to start around 25 September for four weeks. Accommodation, including lodging and weekday meals, is provided on the Huntsman Marine Science Centre campus ( at no cost.

The Huntsman Marine Science Centre is a not-for-profit charity organization with a focus on ocean conservation and marine education and research. The Fundy Discovery Aquarium operates seasonally from May to October providing visitation and hands-on experiences for over 30,000 visitors annually. Huntsman also recently launched Huntsman Marine Experiences™ to provide greater interaction across a range of marine biology related activities for tourists to St. Andrews.


· Help setting up mist-nets at the start of the season and/or removing mist-nets at the end of the season

· Operate the banding station for 5.5 hours daily, including five hours of mist-netting

· Record banding/observations data and perform minor station maintenance (e.g., net mending and vegetation trimming)

· Prioritize bird safety above all and promptly report any concern

· Ensure all human and bird health, safety and security procedures are adhered

· Remain professional, friendly and passionate at all times with other staff and guests

· Maintain a neat, clean and organized work environment at all times

· Assist in any other related duties as required

· Opportunity to initiate and collaborate on research and education activities

· Opportunity for data entry in Bandit and report writing

Minimum Requirements:

· Strong bird banding, extraction, and identification skills

· Strong ability to work independently, unsupervised, and with integrity

· High standards of organization, detail orientation, and record keeping

· Eligibility to apply for sub-permit

· Enjoy working in an outdoor setting in various weather conditions

· Effective oral and written communication skills

· Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (if applicable), such as a face mask, for extended periods of time and follow instructions to appropriately sanitize on a regular basis due to COVID-19 public health requirements

Additional Assets:

· Experience with statistics and data entry

· Availability of own vehicle (eligible transportation costs will be reimbursed)

· Ability to communicate in French and English

· Enjoy researching, educating and writing report

Applications will be accepted until 15 July 2022. Please send a short email of interest and CV to Anna Tran Nguyen ( outlining (1) how you meet minimum requirements, including number/types of birds banded and extracted, (2) your additional assets, and (3) the position(s) of interest and transportation means. Please note that we are creating a shortlist of banders strongly interested in the opportunity pending probable funding confirmation in June.

Anna Tran Nguyen

Huntsman Marine Science Centre

1 Lower Campus Road, St. Andrews, NB E5B 2L7


15 de mayo de 2022

Voluntariado monitoreando trampas de visones y extrayendo bálsamo del Himalaya. Alojamiento incluido

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Volunteer Assistant Ranger


Loch of the Lowes, Dunkeld and Perthshire reserves
How many volunteers are needed?
How many hours per day/per week are you needed?
5 days per week and up to 35 hours
On which days are you needed?
Mostly Monday to Friday but with occasional evening/weekend hours
On what date do we want you to start?
Date to be arranged, but likely to be mid/late-June (possibly 27th June)
End Date (if applicable)
10 weeks from start date, likely to be early September (possibly 2nd September)
Minimum commitment we require from you (eg 1 day per week for 6 months). If any.
This is a 10 week internship for 5 days per week
Objective(s) of your volunteer role
Working as part of a small team alongside the Ranger to undertake practical conservation work, biological surveying and
delivering public events at the five Perthshire reserves.
• Practical Conservation Management - assist the Perthshire Ranger to carry out practical conservation tasks with a particular focus on controlling invasive and non-native species. This will include monitoring mink traps, digging out lupin, pulling Himalayan balsam and knocking back bracken. Additional tasks may include ensuring safe public access and maintaining infrastructure such as paths, drains and fences.
• Surveying and Monitoring – assist the Perthshire Ranger to carry out flora and fauna surveys at each reserve.
• Public Engagement - support the delivery of the public events programme, including weekly Beaverwatch
evenings (Covid-19 restrictions permitting). Provide online engagement through regular blogs and social media
• Working with Volunteers – engage with and support local volunteers and corporate groups undertaking
conservation tasks on reserves.
• Working with Partner Organisations – support the work of the ‘Heart of Scotland Forest Partnership’, liaise with
the Perth and Kinross Visitor Rangers and the Scottish Invasive Species Initiative
• Personal Project - undertake a personal project to contribute to the management of the reserves

Description of the personal attributes/skills/qualifications required
• Ability to work cooperatively as part of a small team
• Reasonable standard of fitness and willingness to undertake physically hard work in changeable weather
conditions and challenging terrain
• Willingness to live in shared accommodation with colleagues
• Ability to work openly and cooperatively as part of a small team
• Positive and flexible approach essential
• High level of personal motivation and responsibility
• Ability to communicate with the public and volunteers in an engaging manner
• Experience of delivering public events helpful
• Some practical conservation and outdoor skills would be advantageous
• Some species ID or survey skills would be beneficial
• Driving licence and first aid certificate highly beneficial, but not essential
- FREE accommodation in wooden cabin by loch side in Highland Perthshire
- gain experience in conservation management
- gain experience in species ID, surveying and monitoring
- gain experience in visitor management and public events
- gain experience in working with volunteers
- there might also be the opportunity to complete LANTRA brushcutter training and Outdoor 

Emergency First Aid
Who is the contact person/line manager for enquiries?
Sara Rasmussen, Perthshire Ranger. 01350 727337
Please put “volunteer application” as the subject title.

Closing date for applications
Friday 20th May
When will interviews be held?
Week commencing Monday 23rd May. Should Covid restrictions permit in-person interviews there will be the opportunity to view the Ranger accommodation and facilities. Online or telephone interviews are also available.
Can Scottish Wildlife Trust provide expenses e.g. for travel or branded clothing?
• Branded fleece and t-shirts will be provided for the duration of the internship.
• Any travel costs will be reimbursed if using your own car on Trust business.
Will you want references for volunteers before appointing or PVG disclosure?
We will follow up at least 1 reference
Probationary/trial period
Appointment is subject to a 2-week trial period which can be enacted by either Scottish Wildlife Trust or the volunteer. 

Further information

Dos puestos para ayudar a proteger este salvaje hábitat del norte de Inglaterra

Oferta compartida por Cristina

2 x Mountain Ranger - Fixed Term

Reference: APR20229168
Expiry date: 00:59, Sat, 21st May 2022
Location: Abernethy
Salary: £21,622.00 - £23,987.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Pension, Life Assurance and Annual Leave
Duration: Until end of September 2022
Attachments: CandidateGuidanceNotesNov21.pdf

This is an exciting opportunity to help protect the wild and fragile Cairngorm Plateau, including Ben Macdui the UK’s second highest peak. This wild, arctic landscape is home to sensitive species such as dotterel and snow bunting and is under increasing pressure from the impacts of increasing numbers.

What's the role about?
This role involves being a friendly face and the eyes and ears on the ground, chatting to visitors and patrolling the plateau to ensure visitors are behaving responsibly within the Scottish Outdoor Access Code (SOAC) and caring for the beautiful area they are visiting. Access to nature and wild places is vitally important for mental and physical wellbeing, but the challenge of looking after those places is increasing.

We are looking for 2 reliable, responsible Rangers with proven mountain experience and excellent people skills to patrol the plateau over the summer season. Working in all weathers, the main part of your role will be patrolling key footpaths, chatting to people and ensuring they are accessing and enjoying the nature reserve responsibly. Using strong communication skills, you will strive to ensure every visitor you meet feels welcome and understands what responsible access is and why it is so important. There will be a focus on preventing disturbance to vulnerable breeding birds.

You will be working with the Community Ranger and visitor team to ensure a comprehensive Ranger presence in the mountains and in the wider reserve at times of high fire risk. This role will involve regular weekend and evening working. The ideal candidates will be familiar with the mountain environment, have strong communication skills, be able to work independently and use their initiative - if that's you we'd love to hear from you!

Key work areas: To regularly patrol the Cairngorm Plateau around the tops of Cairn Gorm, Ben Macdui and Bynack More as well as Loch A’an. When weather prevents access to the mountains, to patrol the wider reserve including areas like Ryvoan.
To engage with visitors about responsible access and SOAC to encourage everyone to enjoy the reserve responsibly and sustainably.
To work with the visitor experience team to co-ordinate an outstanding visitor experience on the reserve.
To engender respect for the natural world and educate visitors to these mountains about their rights to responsible access.
To monitor and record visitor behaviour and SOAC infringements to allow us to have a good picture of access issues in the mountains and feed into wider data within the Cairngorms National Park.

What we need from you:

Essential skills, knowledge and experience: Excellent people and communication skills
Problem solving skills and ability to work using own initiative.
Experience in mountainous terrain and a good level of fitness for spending 5 days a week in the mountains.
Able to build and maintain strong working relationships.
Knowledge of the Scottish Outdoor Access Code.
Knowledge of the local area.
Full driving license
Working knowledge of Equal Opportunities and Diversity.
Knowledge of Health & Safety in the workplace.
Ability to plan and prioritise workloads.

Desirable criteria: Successful experience of working with a team of staff and/or volunteers.
Experience of analysing and interpreting data in a visitor experience environment.

There are two full-time 4-month roles available, subject to a successful funding application (decision due by the end of May). Accommodation will not be provided.

This is Fixed-Term role for 37.5 hours per week.

The RSPB reserves the right to extend or make this role permanent without further advertising dependent on business needs at the end of the contract term.

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position from 26/5/2022. For further information please contact


As part of this application process you will be asked to complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

13 de mayo de 2022

Trabaja como profesor de Zoología de Vertebrados en Colombia

Oferta compartida por Nuria

The Department of Biology (, Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNC) at the Universidad del Rosario (Bogotá, Colombia) seeks applicants for one full-time tenure track professor in Vertebrate Zoology. Candidates are expected to have a PhD in Vertebrate Zoology including Organismal Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology aspects. We seek candidates with a strong publication record working in any area of vertebrate biology, and on any vertebrate group, whose work emphasizes field-based studies within an evolutionary context. Possible research areas include (but are not limited to) phylogenetics, biogeography, adaptation, speciation, evolutionary genetics, genomics, and comparative morphology. Postdoctoral experience, success in obtaining third party research funding, training in collections and teaching experience will be of added value. The successful candidate is expected to engage in scholarly activities, mentor graduate and undergraduate students, investigate broad questions related to the origin and diversification of vertebrates, and lead research projects. The position involves about 40% research, 20% academic service and 40% teaching, which will include about two courses per semester, including an undergraduate course on Vertebrate Zoology. It is also anticipated that the candidates will establish collaborations with professors and students from across the Biology Department and the Earth System Sciences program, and with other academic units at Universidad del Rosario.

Applications must be written in English and include: 
  1. a detailed CV with a complete list of publications and funding awarded;
  2. reprints of three selected papers; 
  3. a Research Statement summarizing the candidate’s experience, interests and an outline of the research plan that can be potentially developed at Universidad del Rosario (2 pages);
  4. a Teaching Statement describing teaching experience and philosophy as well as pedagogic strategies (4–5 min video-english); 
  5. two recommendation letters.

Monthly salary is competitive for both Colombian and international standards and will be determined by a University-wide point system, based on research and teaching experience. Publications in high-ranking journals are yearly recognized following the University financial incentives policy. Non-native speakers are encouraged to apply and will be given two years to strengthen their Spanish communication skills and take an exam at the Multicultural and Multilingual Center at Universidad del Rosario, or take an international DELE B2 exam. Non-native speakers who have obtained the BSc, MSc or PhD in Spanish speaking countries are exempt from these exams.

The ideal starting is July 2022, but other dates can be arranged. Please send your application by e-mail at no later than May 30th 2022 indicating the position you are applying for. For questions about the positions and life in Colombia please contact Prof. Camilo Salazar (

Universidad del Rosario is a prestigious Colombian University that typically ranks in the top five universities in the country and in the top 50 in Latin America. It was founded in 1653 and has a long tradition in the areas of Medicine, Law, Economics and, Social and Political Sciences. The Faculty of Natural Sciences (FNC) was founded in 2008, with the goal of creating strong undergraduate and graduate programs that excel in both teaching and research. At present, the FNC has 25 full time faculty members and incorporates the undergraduate programs of Earth System Science and Biology, a Master, and PhD Program in Natural Sciences. The FCN has a vigorous and growing research agenda and published over 90 international peer-reviewed articles in 2021 (

12 de mayo de 2022

Interesante puesto estudiando la función visual de invertebrados

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Researcher (f/m/d)

Our Mission: Discovering and describing life and earth - with people, through dialogue.

The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin (MfN) is an excellent and integrated research museum of the Leibniz Association with an international reputation and globally connected research infrastructure. MfN is active in three closely interlinked fields: collection-based research, collection development, and research-based public and educational outreach. Over the next ten years, the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin will build up a science campus for nature and society in the centre of Berlin as science hub, together with the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. New laboratories and workplaces for cutting-edge research will be established. One of the world's most comprehensive natural history collections with over 30 million objects will be housed in state of the art buildings as well as fully digitized. The implementation of the so-called Zukunftsplan (future plan), funded with a total of 660 million euros from the Federal Government and the State of Berlin, strongly relies on interdisciplinary national and international partners. Become part of our team as

Position: Researcher (f/m/d)

work schedule: Full time

Duration: External funding, at the earliest possible date, for a period of 24 months

Salary level: E 13 TV-L

Code: 52/ 2022

Project Description:

Funded by the Emmy Noether Programme of the DFG, the MultiplEye Lab is investigating the function and evolution of many-eyed visual systems in animals. The project uses selected model organisms, including spiders, molluscs and echinoderms, to explore the fundamental principles that govern how and why these unusual visual systems arise. Using a combination of comparative morphology, neuroethology, developmental and molecular biology, we want to understand how animals collect and combine multiple streams of information simultaneously, how this relates to their ecology, and what shapes the evolution of their visual systems. This position will use synchrotron scans and empirical data to explore how spiders and molluscs sample the visual environment, and how changes to morphology are likely to affect visual function.

Scientific research into the function and evolution of vision in selected organisms

3D reconstruction of the visual system (including in spiders and chitons), or parts thereof, using specialist software (Amira, VG Studio)

Using these models to predict how visual stimuli are received and processed, using custom analytical tools (Python)

Developing hypotheses to determine the integration of stimuli, and subsequently designing and performing behavioural experiments to test these

Reconstruct the evolution of vision in spiders using phylogenetic comparative methods, geometric morphometrics, functional data and, if necessary, exemplary fossils

Fieldwork to collect animals for behavioural experiments, developmental studies and microCT

Publication of results in scientific journals

Presentation of results at scientific conferences


Completed Master’s degree in Biology, Physics or Computer Science, preferably with a PhD

Good knowledge of, or interest in, animal visual systems

Good knowledge of histology or ophthalmoscopy

Good knowledge of phylogenetic methods and analysis e.g. in R

Experience of conducting behavioural experiments

Knowledge of a programming language such as Python, or the ability to learn

Knowledge or interest in computational and/or geometric and/or optical analysis

Evidence of ability to publish in scientific journals

Independence and organization

Excellent presentation and communication skills

Excellent English language skills, spoken and written

Application Deadline: 22/05/2022

Special Notes:

In support of equal rights applications from qualified women are particularly welcome. Handicapped individuals will be given preference in cases of identical qualifications.

We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates) by 22.05.2022, preferably via our online application portal.

For information on the application procedure, please contact
Further informations

Privacy Policy:

By sending your application, you provide us with your information for the purpose of processing your application by the Museum für Naturkunde. Your data will be kept strictly confidential at all times. Once we have received your application documents, they will be entered into our database. Your data will be stored on our server. In doing so, we observe the provisions of the data protection laws.
Information about the handling of applicant data at the MfN (in German)
Privacy policy for the MfN website (in German)

11 de mayo de 2022

Ecología evolutiva en entornos cambiantes: estructura y viabilidad de comunidades biológicas en este postdoc

Oferta compartida por Nuria

At the Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Dynamics (IBED), University of Amsterdam, we seek to appoint an early career assistant professor for a tenure track in the area of Evolutionary Ecology in rapidly changing environments.

At IBED, we investigate how species relationships determine the structure and stability of biological communities, and how the integrity of these communities is influenced or compromised by processes such as species extinction, the introduction of non-native invaders, and the growth of harmful species. Within EPB, our research comprises fundamental and applied investigations at the level of individual variation, population genetics and community dynamics, to understand the process of speciation, the evolution of resistance, the evolution of endangered and invasive species, and evolution in the face of climate change. Specifically, we are working on evolutionary questions related to plant communities, plant-herbivore, herbivore-herbivore, predator-herbivore and host-pathogen interactions, both within and between species.

We are looking for candidates that can complement the research program of the department of Evolutionary and Population Biology (EPB, see at IBED, that covers a broad range of topics related to the eco-evolutionary dynamics of species interactions in challenging environments. The ideal candidate will also strengthen collaborations between existing research lines within EPB as well as within IBED, and link fundamental research on evolutionary ecology with applied areas such as (urban) planning, nature conservation or pest management and values public engagement and outreach.

As for education, the EPB Department is involved in the educational programs of the BSc-programs (i) Biology and (ii) Future Planet Studies, and the MSc-programs (i) Ecology and Evolution and (ii) Future Planet Ecosystem Science, and teaches courses in the fields of behavioral and physiological biology, (field) ecology, neurobiology and evolutionary biology, among others.

More specific information on the job profile, salary and qualification requirements can be found in this link:
If you have more questions about this vacancy, you can contact Astrid T. Groot, Head of the Department of Evolutionary and Population Biology (EPB),

Do you recognize yourself in the job profile? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 20 May 2022.Please note that applications can only be done online through the link above. The University of Amsterdam is actively promoting to increase diversity and inclusion at the faculty level. Even though this position is open to all early-career scientists in the field of evolutionary ecology, we especially encourage early-career scientists from underrepresented minorities to apply, and in case of equal suitability priority will be given to these scientists.

10 de mayo de 2022

Trabaja renaturalizando y conectando hábitats protegidos en España

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Rewilding Spain Team Leader

Are you passionate and eager to drive rewilding forward in Spain?
We are looking for a Director and Rewilding Landscape Team Leader for Rewilding Spain.

Rewilding Spain

Rewilding Spain is a Foundation with the mission to make Spain a wilder place and restore nature, mainly in Iberian Highlands rewilding area. Iberian Highlands will be added shortly as the 10th rewilding area of Rewilding Europe’s portfolio. The proposed core area comprises three contiguous and protected geographical areas: Serranía de Cuenca, Alto Tajo and Montes Universales, together with other adjacent forests and steppes.

Rewilding Europe and Rewilding Spain work in close collaboration to deliver the vision, mission and objectives of Rewilding Spain. The Rewilding Spain Team Leader, who will be the statutory director of the organisation, plays a key role in delivering Rewilding Europe’s Strategy for 2030 and will work closely with Rewilding Europe’s Central team to help achieve this.


The Team Leader’s main role is to oversee and coordinate all aspects of development, design, planning, implementation, management, fundraising and reporting of Rewilding Spain’s workplan, in collaboration with the Foundation’s Secretary General. The Iberian Highlands will serve as one of the rewilding landscapes of Rewilding Europe, which serve as examples for the European–wide initiative.

The Team Leader will oversee the building and work of a small team of staff that implements a work programme aimed at restoring ecosystems, providing economic opportunities for local people and connecting them and the wide public with nature, inspiring others to adopt rewilding in Spain and beyond. Additional staff or consultants will be hired to carry out certain activities or manage specific grants.

Job description and qualifications

We are looking for a motivated professional with at least 5 years of experience in the conservation sector or related fields, ideally in a leadership position. You will drive Rewilding Spain forward in all its aspects and build and lead this new organisation for rewilding nature in the Iberian Highlands.

You have a proven track record in fundraising with public and/or private donors, are a good communicator in Spanish and English and have strong local networks in Iberian Highlands and within the Spanish conservation community. You are able to develop new partnerships, engage stakeholders and design, fundraise and pilot new ideas that benefit nature, climate and people. A strong will to rewild nature and a capacity to lead and organise activities together with many different stakeholders.

If you think you have the right passion, background, experience and skills, we invite you to download the full job description for Rewilding Spain’s Team Leader position.

How to apply

We invite those interested in this position to submit a motivational letter and CV to before May 15th 2022. For any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Deli Saavedra at

Investiga la evolución social de poblaciones salvajes de arrendajos Siberianos en este postdoc

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Post-doc position in avian social evolution at the Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behavior, University of Konstanz.

The Griesser lab invites application for a postdoctoral position as part of a project at the interdisciplinary Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behavior. The project investigates the consequences of the interplay between individual and group social phenotype in a wild bird species. Not only individuals but also groups vary in their social phenotype. Although the latter component is rarely considered, it is potentially quite important: successful groups should be better at coordinating their behaviours, e.g., during foraging or predator encounters, and thus influence the fitness of group members.

This project will investigate these links in a wild population of Siberian jays (Perisoreus infaustus) in Swedish Lapland, monitored since 1989. This bird species lives in stable, enduring groups composed of a breeding pair and up to 4 non-breeders, and we follow individuals in up to 90 groups throughout their life to collect life-history and behavioural data. The project will combine field experiments with existing long-term data to investigate the interplay between individual and group social phenotype, and its consequences. A short description of our past research can be found here:

You will join the Griesser lab and the interdisciplinary team at the Excellence Cluster for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour at the University of Konstanz. The position should begin 1st July 2022 and will be fully funded for 22 months (salary scale 13/3 TV-L).

Your qualifications:
  • PhD in behavioural ecology, ecology, evolutionary biology, or similar;
  • Field experience of behavioural observations and experimental work;
  • Bird handling experience (including mist netting);
  • Highly motivated and sociable personality;
  • Project management skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team;
  • Driver’s license (manual transmission);
  • Basic knowledge of X-country or downhill skiing is an advantage.
Deadline: 18th May 2022; application will be reviewed as soon as received. Applications should be sent to and include a short motivation letter, a CV including publications, and names of two referees.

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability. It seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply (see equal opportunity).

If you have questions, contact

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