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26 de noviembre de 2021

Vente a Chequia a estudiar bisbitas - Oferta de máster en Praga

MSc project on bird’s bioacoustics in Prague: Geographic song variation of male Tawny Pipits (Anthus campestris) in European populations


Dear interested MS students, 

Based at Charles University (Prague, Czech Republic), we are seeking for highly motivated applicants to join our research group for a master’s thesis on the geographic song variation of a migratory passerine bird.

The focus of the project will be to explore the intraspecific geographic song variation of the Tawny Pipit (Anthus campestris) in Europe. The selected candidate will assess the song differentiation among male individuals from four different populations in the Czech Republic, Italy, and Spain that differ in population density (high VS low) and population isolation (isolated VS continuous). However, we might also consider the possibility of using recordings available in public repositories (e.g., Xeno-Canto) to include individuals from some more distant locations. 

This project is data-based, although the prospective student might have the chance to spend some time recording Tawny Pipits in our field site in the Czech Republic (an active surface coal mine area, the only Czech locality with isolated population of Tawny Pipits). Additionally, it can be discussed further the option of getting some more fieldwork experience by giving a hand in other projects of this group conducted in different field sites around the Czech Republic. Experience using bioacoustics software is welcome but not essential; if needed, the student can be trained in the use of specialized software for bioacoustics studies such as the widely used Avisoft and Raven and the up-and-coming Luscinia

Please contact the head of the lab (Tereza Petrusková) if you wish to apply or want to find out more about it: kumstatova@post.cz.

Do you want to know more about our research group? Check the following link: https://www.natur.cuni.cz/biology/ecology/research/ongoing-projects/bioacoustic-research-group/about

https://www.researchgate.net/lab/Bioacoustics-Group-Tereza-Petruskova


Participa en este webinar sobre la conservación de especies protegidas en Canarias - 30 Noviembre


Con motivo del Día del Recuerdo de las Especies Perdidas, 5 organizaciones se unen para darle la vuelta a este día y mostrar el lado positivo de la conservación en Canarias.
Innoceana, Desert Watch, SECAC, EBD-CSIC y GREFA quieren mostrar los esfuerzos que se están llevando a cabo en las distintas islas, luchando contra la pérdida de la biodiversidad canaria.

Participa en el webinar aquí

 
 

23 de noviembre de 2021

Postdoc en la adaptación de plantas a nuevos polinizadores

Oferta compartida por Nuria


Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The ‘Evolutionary Ecology of Plant-Insect Interactions’ research group is recruiting a fully-funded postdoctoral researcher to work on questions related to plant adaptation to novel pollinator assemblages. The project is led by Dr. Øystein Opedal and will combine existing original data and databases with new field and greenhouse data to better understand the factors affecting evolutionary potential and constraint in plant evolution, with focus on traits functionally involved in plant-insect interactions. The successful applicant will be encouraged to help develop the project in new directions in collaboration with the project team, and the exact project plan will be adjusted based on the background and interest of the applicant. The starting date is negotiable.

Work duties
The main duties involved in a post-doctoral posistion is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.

Detailed description of the work duties
  • Active participation in the scientific design of the project.
  • Contributing to field work, greenhouse work with plants and/or compilation of data from the literature.
  • Analysis of phenotypic data including G-matrices using quantitative-genetic methods.
  • Supervision of MSc projects.
  • Dissemination of results through presentations and scientific publications.
  • Actively seeking external research funding.
Qualification requirements
Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Expertise in evolutionary ecology and/or evolutionary quantitative genetics.
  • Background in evolutionary botany, including field or greenhouse work with plants, is advantageous.
  • For candidates participating in field work, drivers license is a requirement, and knowledge of Spanish is an advantage.
Assessment criteria and other qualifications
This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers.
Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

The following merits form assessment criteria for the position:
  • Fulfilment of qualification requirements
  • Documented ability to develop and complete high-quality research
  • High intellectual capacity and problem-solving ability
  • Technical, analytical and organizational skills
  • Enthusiasm, dedication and an ability to work both independently and in a team
Terms of employment
This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Instructions on how to apply
Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:
  • résumé/CV, including a list of publications,
  • a general description of past research, future research interests, and motivation for applying (no more than three pages),
  • contact information of, and relation to, at least two references,
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered.
The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Science. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

21 de noviembre de 2021

Oportunidad de postdoc en ecología y biodiversidad con la posibilidad de trabajar en diferentes temas

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Ecology and Biodiversity in the School of Biological Sciences, The University of Hong Kong (Ref.: 508890), to commence on August 1, 2022 for three years.

The appointee will help strengthen research performance of the research programme in Ecology and Biodiversity by joining Merilä Lab (www.biodiversitygenetics.com) in which the main research foci are ecological genetics and evolutionary biology. Our current projects include but not limited to the studies of recombination rate variation; variation in rates of de novo mutations in small and large populations; sex chromosome evolution; quantitative genetics of ecologically important traits; and conservation genetics of birds and fishes. The appointee can either join one of the ongoing projects in the laboratory or propose their own ideas for research directions. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor Merilä at merila@hku.hk.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Population and Quantitative Genetics, Computational Genomics, or a related field. Good communication skills, willingness and ability to supervise and mentor students and colleagues are expected.

The Research Programme in Ecology and Biodiversity (EB) is one of the two research areas at the School of Biological Science. EB oversees a range of projects on fundamental research in ecology and evolution as well as applied work on environmental change, wildlife forensics and conservation. It has strengths in ecology, evolutionary and environmental biology, marine sciences, as well as in global change and conservation biology. For more information on EB, please visit: https://www.scifac.hku.hk/research/research-divisions-and-units/research-divisions/ebd.

The Faculty of Science provides a supportive and friendly environment and has embarked on a programme of recruitment to invest in areas of acknowledged strength and internationally competitive activity. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at https://www.scifac.hku.hk/ and https://www.cpao.hku.hk/firstandforemost/rankings.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

The University only accepts online applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., publication list, a cover letter and a letter of intent explaining why they would like to be considered for the position in PDF format. Applicants should also name two referees who are able to provide reference letters. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until March 30, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

19 de noviembre de 2021

Oferta de trabajo en remoto colaborando con Ocean Conservancy

ABOUT OCEAN CONSERVANCY

Ocean Conservancy is a nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C., whose mission is to protect the ocean from today’s greatest global challenges. With more than 130 staff across several coastal U.S. offices, our program areas include sustainable fisheries, Florida conservation, Arctic conservation, climate change, ocean plastic pollution and more. Together with our partners, we create evidence-based solutions for a healthy ocean and the wildlife and communities that depend on it.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Communications Manager will lead communications efforts surrounding Ocean Conservancy’s Plastics Initiative, a subset of Ocean Conservancy’s Trash Free Seas® (TFS) program that includes its corporate engagement and international policy work. The TFS program is Ocean Conservancy’s largest conservation program, housing our annual International Coastal Cleanup, as well as growing science and domestic policy portfolios. The Communications Manager will report to the Senior Communications Manager as a member of the communications department and will support their department colleagues with other TFS-related and institutional PR and strategic communications efforts as necessary.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Serve as communications lead for Ocean Conservancy’s Global Ghost Gear Initiative® and its Plastics Initiative, which houses the Trash Free Seas Alliance® as well as much of the Trash Free Seas® program’s international portfolio
Seek out, execute and report on media opportunities to highlight Ocean Conservancy’s thought leadership in the above areas, producing press materials like talking points, press releases, statements, op-eds, letters to the editor, etc.
Monitor news relevant to portfolio to mine for opportunities
Maintain readiness and manage potential crises
Draft and/or edit blogs, reports, remarks, and other program content as needed to ensure consistency in messaging
Represent Ocean Conservancy as needed at conferences and other events, nationally and internationally
Support other TFS and institution-wide communications efforts as assigned
Coordinate communications issues with consultants and others engaged by program staff for specific projects

REQUIRED SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s degree plus 3-5 years of experience working in media and/or communications OR 7+ years of relevant work experience
Proven track record of media placements (quotes, op-eds, etc.) across media types (broadcast, print, etc.)
Creative and/or enterprising approach to communications
Exceptional writing skills
Strong attention to detail and demonstrated project management skills
Proficiency in second language, particularly Spanish or Vietnamese, a plus
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically PowerPoint, Excel and Word
Familiarity with communications-specific software including Cision and Critical Mention or TV Eyes
Ability to grasp policy-heavy and/or technical material and distill it into simple, effective messaging
Ability to travel (including internationally) ~once per quarter
Graphic design and/or video editing experience preferred

TO APPLY

If you think you have what it takes to join Ocean Conservancy’s team, please apply here.


Ocean Conservancy is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, handicap, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Ocean Conservancy is continually seeking to diversify its staff, particularly to broaden opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy.

OCEAN CONSERVANCY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Técnico/a Superior: Gestión y dinamización de la I+ D+ i del sector agroalimentario y ambiental

Centro de Investigación y Tecnología agroalimentaria de Aragón

personal.cita@aragon.es

Proceso para cubrir, con carácter temporal de interinidad, un puesto de Técnico/a Superior de apoyo Oficina de Proyectos. Perfil: Gestión y dinamización de la I+ D+ i del sector agroalimentario y ambiental
Grupo: A1.
Nivel: 22.
Complemento específico: B (especial dedicación).

Sistema de selección: El sistema de selección se basará en la valoración de las tres fases siguientes:
• Fase 1. Méritos Curriculares
• Fase 2. Memoria
• Fase 3. Entrevista personal

Requisitos de los candidatos: Ver base 2 de la convocatoria

Solicitudes: Ver base 3 de la convocatoria

Forma de presentación de la solicitud: Ver base 3.2 de la convocatoria

Plazo de presentación de solicitudes: El plazo de presentación de solicitudes será de 20 días naturales, contado a partir del día siguiente al de la publicación de la presente convocatoria en el «Boletín Oficial de Aragón». En consecuencia, concluirá el 5 de diciembre de 2021.

https://www.cita-aragon.es/es/ofertas-empleo/proceso-para-cubrir-con-caracter-temporal-de-interinidad-un-puesto-de-tecnicoa

Remote job: Scientific Technical Writer

Colabra's mission is to increase the world's scientific output.

We're backed by top investors including Village Global, Builders, Inovia, Jude Gomila, the Technical Director of OpenAI, and founders of several biotech startups.

We are looking for a contract Technical Writer passionate about documentation, scientific workflows, and data management.

The ideal candidate will have professional experience in writing technical sales documents for scientific audiences.
Responsibilities


Develop content for Colabra (help articles, case studies, release notes, and user guides) to be shared across a variety of communication channels (including social media, webinars, industry websites, Colabra's blog and researcher community).


Work closely with the founding team to brainstorm new topics, then write evergreen content that can be shared for lead generation and nurturing. Track the performance of the content to strategically select future topics for SEO and outreach.


Become an expert in Colara and help to create product marketing content (including presentations, demos, and competitive positioning). Partner with the product team to support product releases with technical content that showcases the strengths of Colabra.
Requirements


3+ years in a biotechnology industry setting (ideally with laboratory experience in R&D functions).


1+ year of technical or scientific writing experience.


Basic understanding of content SEO (you know what Google crawls through on a piece of content and incorporate that into your content builds).


Solid knowledge of demand generation funnels and tactics used to drive conversion and growth.


Exceptional editorial skills for interest-piquing content to support both short-form and long-form content pieces on social media, white papers, case studies, etc.

Prácticas remuneradas (2000$ mes) escribiendo para The Scientist #ComunicaCiencia

Apply for an internship

The Scientist offers three full-time (40 hours/week) internships each year. Successful applicants start writing on day one, quickly becoming integral members of our staff. Interns work from home on their own computers and must keep US East Coast business hours. As an intern, you will cover breaking news for our website, produce a variety of articles for the print magazine, help manage The Scientist’s social media presence, scan the literature for upcoming studies of interest, and proofread articles. If there are additional skills you would like to develop, we can certainly work with you. For our part, we’re looking for candidates who have some experience in science journalism, including at least one previously published clip that required interviewing scientists about their work and including those comments in the story. Successful interns are comfortable digesting primary scientific literature, complete assignments on deadline, work collaboratively with editors, are able to manage multiple articles simultaneously, and can work independently in a virtual office. You must be a college graduate. If you’re interested, please send your cover letter, resume, and up to three relevant writing samples to interns@the-scientist.com. The position pays $2,000/month and typically lasts for four months.

Deadlines

Spring: December 1st (internship runs approximately February – June)

Summer: April 1st (internship runs approximately June – October)

Winter: August 1st (internship runs approximately October – February)

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