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19 de enero de 2022

URGENT! 2 entry level conservation jobs in Chatham NY, USA - - deadline Friday, January 21st 2022

 https://clctrust.org/about/employment/


The Public Land Associate works as part of a team to manage the Columbia Land Conservancy’s fee and trade lands in a manner that enables safe and inclusive public access, sound natural resource decisions, and positive community relationships. Associates conduct routine maintenance, design, and repair hiking, multiuse, and access for all trails, address issues as they arise, draft management plans, and assist with GIS mapping. CLC will be hiring two people for this position. 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@clctrust.org as a PDF by Friday, January 21st 2022.

Contrato para jugar con datos de fauna salvaje usando GIS y R en el IREC, España

  

Convocatoria de contrato asociado al proyecto: “Armonización de datos poblacionales de fauna silvestre en España: aplicaciones para la vigilancia sanitaria y control de enfermedades compartidas con el ganado (HAWIPO)”; financiado por el Plan Nacional de Investigación.

 

Call for a contract associated with the project: “Harmonization of population data of wildlife in Spain: applications to sanitary surveillance and control of diseases shared with livestock (HAWIPO)”; funded by the National Research Plan. 

 

We are looking for a graduate with advanced knowledge in geographic information systems, data management and statistical analysis in spatio-temporal contexts to work on the HAWIPO project, based at the Wildlife Research Institute (IREC, Spain). The main objective of the project is to model wildlife abundance (ungulates), and subsequently, the interface with livestock. The contractor will be responsible for the data search, its storage and processing in accordance with previously established standards, and will participate in the modeling of the distribution patterns and abundance of wildlife, and its interface with livestock in a further step.

 

Experience in the use of geographic information systems, database management and spatio-temporal statistical analysis (R environment) are required. For this, in addition to the training courses, scientific contributions (R&D projects, articles in JCR journals, communications to scientific meetings) with relevant participation of the candidate will be taken into account. The contract offered here (1 year), could have continuity in the context of European projects running at IREC. 

 

Those interested, send the CV and a motivation letter to joaquin.vicente@uclm.es 

and pelayo.acevedo@uclm.es before 31st Jan 2022 

 

Contract category: Graduate, Segunda-O-II (https://www.uclm.es/-/media/Files/A01-Asistencia-Direccion/A01-023-Vicerrectorado-Politica-Cientifica/Formularios/Contratos/TABLA-RETRIBUCIONES-2021.ashx 

18 de enero de 2022

Parasitismo, biodiversidad y cambios ambientales: varias y variadas opciones en la Universidad de Varsovia

Ofertas compartidas por Nuria

Two 3-year Postdoc positions at the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Warsaw (Application Deadline: 15/2/2022; starting date: April 2022) - ideally with background in specimen-based to quantitative evolutionary (paleo)biology/(paleo)ecology/(paleo)parasitology (PhD) to join the (future) team of Kenneth De Baets working on PARADIVE: the integrated study of parasitism, biodiversity and environmental change.

1st Postdoc (UW/IDUB/2021/91) is more focused on (bio)informatics/programming/data science and setting up an invertebrate paleopathology database and collected new data involving molluscs and/or echinoderms across extinction events to model the association between parasite prevalence and host diversity: https://inicjatywadoskonalosci.uw.edu.pl/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2022/01/job-UW_IDUB_2021_91_EN.pdf

2nd Postdoc (UW/IDUB/2021/90) is more specimen-based and focuses on parasitic remains associated with vertebrate coprolites and species distribution modeling to co-phylogeny to test the impact of climate change and host extinctions: https://inicjatywadoskonalosci.uw.edu.pl/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2022/01/job-UW_IDUB_2021_90_EN.pdf

There is also a research and technical specialist position (UW/IDUB/2021/89; Deadline: 31/1/2022) which will be closely collaborating with the same team: https://inicjatywadoskonalosci.uw.edu.pl/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2022/01/job-UW_IDUB_2021_89_EN.pdf

All application details can be found in the linked pdfs. If this would not work, the same job offers can also be found here by searching for their mentioned UW/IDUB/2021 designation: https://inicjatywadoskonalosci.uw.edu.pl/en/job/
More information on the team/project can be found here: https://www.biol.uw.edu.pl/dr-kenneth-de-baets-will-join-the-institute-of-evolutionary-biology/

17 de enero de 2022

Asistente de investigación enfocado en meiofauna y nematodos en el Tree of Life Project

Oferta compartida por Nuria

The Wellcome Sanger Institute are seeking a Research Assistant to join the Blaxter group in the Tree of Life programme to work in our nematode and meiofaunal genomics team. You will join a friendly and productive group working on the genomics of the smallest of animals - mostly nematodes, but also other meiofauna.

About the Team:
The Blaxter group is using high volume genomics to understand the evolution and biology of a wide range of taxa. One key project is to sequence to high quality the genomes of hundreds of free living and parasitic nematodes (roundworms) and other meiofaunal species. We also work on a wide range of other animals, plants, fungi and protists.

About the Role:
You will be responsible for maintenance and processing of nematode cultures for genomic analysis, including many free living taxa and new isolates from the wild. You will be responsible for shepherding strains from acquisition through to genome sequencing, working with others in the team to set priorities and develop procedures. You will participate in wild sampling of nematodes and other meiofauna.

About you:
We are seeking a graduate biologist, good with their hands in the laboratory - and preferably with some experience in handling Caenorhabditis or other nematode cultures - and with an enthusiasm for science that can see beyond the detail of the day to day work in the lab to new discoveries. You will be careful, meticulous and have a strong work ethic.

Visit https://jobs.sanger.ac.uk/vacancy/research-assistant-tree-of-life-469960.html for more details and how to apply.

16 de enero de 2022

Postdoc investigando mamíferos del desierto y su camuflaje

Oferta compartida por Nuria

We are looking for an enthusiastic researcher to apply to work with our team (https://boratyns.wixsite.com/zbyszek). The selected candidate will apply with the team for the independent Junior Researcher position within the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (https://www.fct.pt/: Calls/Scientific Employment: 1. Scientific Employment Stimulus - Individual Call). The timeline for the application is: January-February 2022 and position to start within a year from that date.

We work mainly, but not only, on Sahara-Sahel rodents as a suitable model system to investigate variable aspects of animal adaptations (e.g.: https://doi.org/10.25225/jvb.). We aim to develop an integrative approach to camouflage (combining fields such as: ecophysiology, behavioral and community ecology, genomics, remote sensing). The successful candidate is expected to join ongoing investigations and to develop their research integrating multiple fields. We are flexible concerning detailed aspects of the candidate's interests.

The candidate must hold a PhD (in biology or related fields) and send (before January 20th) a short (1) letter of interest, (2) CV and (3) list of publications (all integrated into one pdf file) to the address below, from where further inquires can be requested.
Zbyszek Boratyński, boratyns@cibio.up.pt.

Selected references:
Boratyński Z, Brito JC, Campos JC, Cunha JL, Granjon L, Mappes T, Ndiaye A, Rzebik-Kowalska B, Serén N. 2017. Repeated evolution of camouflage in speciose desert rodents. Scientific Reports, 7:3522. Doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-03444-y

Nokelainen O, Brito JC, Scott-Samuel N, Valkonen J, Boratyński Z. 2020. Camouflage accuracy in Sahara-Sahel desert rodents. Journal of Animal Ecology, 89(7), 1658-1669. Doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.13225

Fennell, J. G., Talas, L., Baddeley, R. J., Cuthill, I. C., & Scott‐Samuel, N. E. (2021). The Camouflage Machine: Optimizing protective coloration using deep learning with genetic algorithms. Evolution, 75(3), 614-624. Doi: 10.1111/evo.14162

15 de enero de 2022

¿Eres un experto/a en invertebrados marinos? Se busca conservador para la colección de invertebrados marinos del Senckenberg

Oferta compartida por Nuria

For over 200 years the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung represents one of the leading institutions investigating nature and its diversity. Currently, scientists from more than 40 countries conduct research in the fields of biodiversity, earth system analysis and climate change in seven Senckenberg institutes across Germany.

Following its mission to analyze and document biodiversity in earth system dynamics – to serve science and society, Senckenberg fosters curiosity-driven and application-oriented research. In Senckenberg at Frankfurt we seek to fill the position of a Curator of Marine Invertebrates (m/f/d; tenure-track, full time).

We are looking for an internationally recognized invertebrate zoologist with an excellent research record in integrative taxonomy, systematics, evolutionary and/or ecological research on marine invertebrate organisms. The ideal candidate will apply modern approaches, using innovative methods to unlock scientific information from museum specimens, e.g. through imaging approaches (e.g. CLSM, μCT, environmental SEM) and/or molecular analysis.

The position will include responsibility and oversight for permanent scientific collections of the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt, and preference will be given to candidates with experience in a relevant organismal group that aligns with existing collection strengths. In particular we are looking for candidates with an expertise in polychaetes, echinoderms, corals or sponges. Outstanding scientists working on other relevant taxa are also encouraged to apply. The associated, comprehensive and globally scientifically important collections of marine invertebrates at Senckenberg date back to the early 19th century and comprise scanning electron microscopic-, dry- and alcohol-preserved materials. Collections resources also include an excellent specialist library and digital archive.

Your tasks:
  • Conduct innovative collection-based research on the taxonomy, systematics and biology of marine invertebrates
  • Develop the collections and associated resources at the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt
  • Foster our collections as important international research tool through international networking, and development and growth of the specimen collections
  • Secure external research funds
  • Actively publish results of your research in international scientific journals
  • Participate in joint marine research and expeditions
  • Supervise students at undergraduate and postgraduate levels
  • Promote collections-based research on marine invertebrates through national and international initiatives and organisations (e.g. IUCN, UN Decade of Ocean Science)
Your profile:
  • Doctoral degree in organismal biology/zoology or a related field
  • Expert knowledge of a relevant group of organisms and their systematics
  • Experience in curating and using invertebrate research collections
  • Experience with modern research infrastructure and innovative methods, such as molecular genetics or imaging methods
  • Outstanding research record adequate to your career stage
What can you expect?
  • A vibrant, international team of scientists with collection- based research programs, focussed on curiosity-driven research and the preservation of Earth’s biodiversity
  • Excellent infrastructures and collaborations opportunities, e. g. in morphology, genomics, evolutionary biology, (paleo-)ecology
  • An attractive and challenging position in a research institution of international standing
  • Opportunities to participate in teaching and outreach activities, e.g. in our museum and with collaborating universities
  • A salary that reflects the responsibilities of the position and the experience of the candidate, based on the collective agreement for public service in the state of Hesse
  • Life in a vibrant, internationally-minded city (population 750.000), a global hub for transport and culture 
  • Flexible working hours – annual special payment – company pension scheme – 30 days holidays – discounted public transportation in the Rhein-Main area – strong support for work/life balance (certified by “audit berufundfamilie”).
  • A crises-proof employment that doesn’t depend on recessions or health crises

The contract should start ideally on 01.05.2022.

Senckenberg supports equal opportunity for men and women and places an emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women and under-represented groups. Qualified women and other under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. This job is based at Frankfurt am Main, a vibrant global city, providing excellent collaboration facilities with several universities and institutions like Max Planck.

Would you like to apply?
Please send your complete application documents (CV, certificates and references, letter of motivation and future visions for research and collections), mentioning the reference of this job offer (ref.#01-21050) before 30.01.2022 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) to:
Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main
E-Mail: recruiting@senckenberg.de

For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Angelika Brandt, Head of Department: angelika.brandt@senckenberg.de, phone: +49 (0)69 7542-1240.

14 de enero de 2022

Postdocs en Japón relacionados con pesquerías, restauración de ecosistemas y conectividad de ríos.

Ofertas compartidas por Nuria

Position 1
Nagano University is seeking a few trained postdoctoral researchers in Ecology/River Ecological Engineering or Image Recognition and Machine Learning of Fishway Fishes to work with a team on a study of the importance of habitat connectivity in rivers and its impact on riverine ecosystems and conservation measures (Project Head: Professor Hiroshi Hakoyama). The project is supported by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan, and is going to last for at least 5 years.

Duties & Responsibilities
Ecology/River Ecological Engineering (field research and experiments). Research will be conducted to evaluate the function of longitudinal continuity (such as mainstream tributaries, upstream and downstream) and transverse continuity (such as riverbanks, recreational areas, open levees, and peripheral habitats) in restoring and preserving ecosystems.
Moreover, the postdoctoral researcher should cooperate and write papers with co-workers, participate in team discussions, assist the members of the team and the lab in all respects, and accept other duties as assigned.

General Information
Minimum education: Ph.D. in a related field
Applications: When applying for this position, please send a CV/cover letter and letters of recommendation from the research supervisor or the department head to Institute of Freshwater Biology, ifb@nagano.ac.jp by e-mail with the title “IFB_2022”.
Deadline to apply: Ongoing (Open until filled)
Location: 1088 Komaki, Ueda, Nagano 386-0031, Japan
Employment period: from 2022/04/01 (if possible, as soon as possible) to 2023/03/31. The employment period may be extended based on performance and availability of funding.
Regular work hours: 8:30-17:15 (Break time 12:00-13:00), Monday-Friday
Salary: 330,900-470,000 yen a month (according to research experience and achievements). The absence deduction will be calculated based on the amount of absence hours/days in accordance with the laws on employment.
Employee benefit: Employee must join the Japanese national social (health) insurance and pay employment insurance in accordance with the laws of Japan. Part of the cost is borne by the Employee and deducted from the monthly post-tax remuneration each month on payday (inquiry e-mail address: soumu@nagano.ac.jp). Nagano University will pay the cost of the LCC ticket from your country to Japan at the start of the contract and pay the cost of the return ticket at the end of the contract. Nagano University will pay the cost of a registered guarantor for your apartment.
https://www.nagano.ac.jp/outline/facilities/ifb/ifb/
https://www.nagano.ac.jp/education_research/ifb/Activities_2021/


Position 2
Nagano University is seeking a few trained postdoctoral researchers Statistician and/or Pop-up Argos tag researcher, to work with a team on a study about the population dynamics and fisheries management of Japanese eel (Project Head: Professor Hiroshi Hakoyama). The project is supported by the Fisheries Agency of Japan and is going to last for at least several years. The outcome of the project is expected to contribute to discussions at FAO, IUCN, and CITES and policy design and implementation for the management of Japanese eel.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Statistician (frequentist, time-series analysis, mixed-effects models, fisheries management, mathematical modeling): analyzing spatiotemporal multivariate time-series of fisheries and environmental data of Japanese eel in frequentist approaches; developing statistical and mathematical methods for fisheries management.
  • Pop-up Argos tag, experimental researcher, fieldworker: conducting field experiments to track silver eels using pop-up Argos tags at several locations in Japan; conducting laboratory experiments using yellow eels for developing the new pop-up Argos tag cooperating with Little Leonardo Co.
Moreover, all postdoctoral researchers should cooperate with each other, write papers with co-workers, participate in team discussions, assist the members of the team and the lab in all respects, and accept other duties as assigned.

General Information
Minimum education: Ph.D. in a related field
Applications: When applying for this position, please send a CV/cover letter and letters of recommendation from the research supervisor or the department head to Institute of Freshwater Biology, ifb@nagano.ac.jp by e-mail with the title “IFB_postdoc_2022”.
Deadline to apply: Ongoing (Open until filled)
Location: 1088 Komaki, Ueda, Nagano 386-0031, Japan
Employment period: from 2022/04/01 (if possible, as soon as possible) to 2023/03/31. The employment period may be extended based on performance and availability of funding.
Regular work hours: 8:30-17:15 (Break time 12:00-13:00), Monday-Friday
Salary: 330,900-470,000 yen a month (according to research experience and achievements). The absence deduction will be calculated based on the amount of absence hours/days in accordance with the laws on employment.
Employee benefit: Employee must join the Japanese national social (health) insurance and pay employment insurance in accordance with the laws of Japan. Part of the cost is borne by the Employee and deducted from the monthly post-tax remuneration each month on payday (inquiry e-mail address: soumu@nagano.ac.jp). Nagano University will pay the cost of the LCC ticket from your country to Japan at the start of the contract and also pay the cost of the return ticket at the end of the contract. Nagano University will pay the cost of a registered guarantor for your apartment.
https://www.nagano.ac.jp/outline/facilities/ifb/ifb/
https://www.nagano.ac.jp/education_research/ifb/Activities_2021/
https://www.nagano.ac.jp/education_research/ifb/ifb_2021katudou/unagi_3/

13 de enero de 2022

Entomología, fotografía y colecciones zoológicas: trabaja digitalizando imágenes de abejas

Oferta compartida por Nuria

UC Santa Barbara's Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration is offering a Digital Imaging Assistant (Lab Assistant II) position as part of the Big-Bee project (http://big-bee.net), a newly funded US National Science Foundation Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections initiative to understand bee declines via specimen image digitization and trait analysis. Over the course of three years, we will create over one million high-resolution 2D and 3D images of bee specimens, representing over 5,000 worldwide bee species, including most of the major pollinating species.We will develop tools to measure bee traits from images and generate comprehensive bee trait and image datasets to measure recent and deep evolutionary patterns.The Big-Bee network of participating institutions includes thirteen US institutions and partnerships with US government agencies. We will develop novel mechanisms for sharing image datasets and datasets of bee traits that will be available through an open, Symbiota data portal called the Bee Library. Reporting to the Director of the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration at UC Santa Barbara, the Digital Imaging Assistant will collaborate closely with the Director to lead the digitization of bee specimens from natural history collections at UCSB via 3D and 2D imaging. They will help develop novel methods in imaging and anatomical trait measurement, including crowdsourcing measurements via the Notes From Nature community science platform. Applicants for this position are expected from various disciplines because of the cross-cutting nature of the work, and applicants from entomology, media arts, engineering, digital arts, biodiversity data science, museum curation, or related fields are welcome. Job responsibilities include:
  1. implement imaging and processing workflows for 2D & 3D specimen imaging;
  2. evaluate results to determine scientific accuracy;
  3. organize, manage, and preserve digital files, including raw data, metadata, and derivatives;
  4. coordinate undergraduate imaging and research internships;
  5. create training and outreach materials in specimen imaging;
  6. assist in the overall coordination of the Big-Bee network;
  7. and perform other duties as assigned.
Preferred candidates will also demonstrate:
  1. knowledge of basic principles of photography;
  2. knowledge in insect morphology;
  3. knowledge about natural history collection databases, particularly Symbiota, and biodiversity data sharing;
  4. comfort with diverse software tools (Adobe) and online collaboration platforms (Google Documents, Slack, GitHub);
  5. writing and understanding of a scripting language (Python, R);
  6. the ability to meet a high level of production on a daily basis and work in a fast-paced, multi-project and dynamic environment;
  7. the ability to drive project completion on time and in a detailed manner, as well as self-motivation, intelligence, and strong work ethic;
  8. excellent organizational skills, good communication skills including writing and verbal;
  9. comfort with handling small delicate objects.
The person will join a research group focused on biodiversity data science and entomology. They will work closely with Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration Director, Dr. Katja Seltmann, who also has a background in media arts. The position is based at the University of California, Santa Barbara but includes cooperation with colleagues at other institutions. This is a full-time position (including full benefits) with a starting salary range between $20.14 - $21.31/hour. To apply for this position use the UCSB online application portal. Applications for the position will be reviewed starting January 16, 2022. Please send questions toseltmann@ucsb.edu

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