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18 de octubre de 2021

#ComunicaCiencia desde una start-up que conecta industria y academia a través de la investigación

Communications Officer

Role: Communications Officer

Location: London, Sheffield or remote/hybrid

Working Hours: Full-time (permanent)

Salary: £26k, or competitive dependent on experience

Start Date: 1st November or earlier if possible

We’re looking for an engaged, proactive individual to join our team which combines talent in digital marketing and science communication with the aim of uniting the research ecosystem, scaling our growth, and establishing us as the gold standard for university-industry matchmaking.

The role involves producing content across a range of channels and formats to communicate the latest academic research to industry and best practices for collaboration between the two. You would join the company at an exciting time of growth, presenting an opportunity to make a mark within a rapidly-growing start-up and to progress through the ranks as the company develops.


Key responsibilities
Global challenges programme – coordinate and communicate our global challenge campaigns which aim to unite researchers across the academia-industry ecosystem to collaborate addressing critical research challenges such as COVID-19 and plastic sustainability
Webinar programme – manage our online events which aim to surface current research challenges and best practices for university-industry collaboration, including engaging with stakeholders in academia and industry, and creating content and dissemination campaigns to drive engagement with the programme
Content pipeline – manage the production, editing, design and dissemination of content including blogs, case studies, white papers, and editorials
PR – writing news releases, feature articles and working with external support to secure high-quality, relevant news pieces
Social media – managing our social channels to disseminate content and engage with our audiences across academia and industry
Messaging, brand, and audience profiling/segmentation – ensure all communications are aligned with our brand vision and targeted to the right audience segments
Email – leveraging our email channels and creating content for regular bulletins and engagement campaigns
Digital creative assets – creating visual graphics and flyers
Multimedia – creating video and audio format content to repackage and communicate key messages from our content programme
Surveys – create and run surveys for the research community to inform developments and generate insights for content
Evaluation + reporting – analysing content/campaigns to assess whether they met their objectives and provide recommendations for development
Insight – keep in-tune with the latest developments in research, innovation and communications and feed new opportunities and relevant developments into our workflow



Skills and assets required
Dedicated and driven by delivering impact
Strong organisational, time management and prioritisation skills
Self-motivated and target-driven
A professional approach to working
Excellent attention to detail
An eye for clean, clear, and appropriate design and communication
International outlook
Ability to work independently, as part of a team, and to leverage relationships across different teams in the company
Leadership to own of projects and propose new and improved ways of working



Experience
Two years or thereabouts in a communications-related role, preferably in the tech, research or innovation sectors with experience aligned to the role responsibilities
Preferably a degree or equivalent qualification in a STEM or related subject



Applications:

If you think you could deliver in this role, or you think you can offer something more than what we’ve outlined, please email our Marketing and Communications Manager (alex@in-part.co.uk) with a brief cover letter that outlines your suitability and interest in working for IN-PART, along with a CV and any examples of recent relevant work. Applications will be reviewed as they are submitted, and interviews arranged at the earliest suitable time for relevant candidates.



About IN-PART and our vision:

IN-PART develops digital solutions curated by in-house STEM experts that simplify the initial connection between decision-makers in academia and industry. Our goal is to help drive impact from research by matching innovation and expertise on a level playing field globally.

IN-PART launched in 2014 out of business incubators at the University of Sheffield and Kings College London. We value hard work, independence and creativity. We have a HQ in Sheffield and a hub in London, both of which have a relaxed, start-up office environment, and we create room for personal and career development. We’re a rapidly growing company and with that comes the opportunity to grow into the role and take responsibility for driving change and delivering solutions.



Staff benefits:
22 days holiday pro rata, plus bank holidays, and bonus holiday days around your birthday and for the festive break
Flexibility with working hours
Option to work remote or hybrid from our London/Sheffield offices
All expenses paid company-wide meetups twice a year
Career development reviews and support
Free tea (Yorkshire) and coffee

16 de octubre de 2021

Gestiona un proyecto de Conservation International en Latinoamérica


Blue Carbon Manager

Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of all for over 30 years. Through science, policy, and partnerships, CI is helping build a healthier, more prosperous, and more productive planet.

POSITION SUMMARY

Conservation International (CI) is a global leader in using nature-based solutions to combat climate change. Over the last decade, CI has developed a comprehensive program focused on the conservation and restoration of blue carbon ecosystems (mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrasses) based on their mitigation and adaptation value. CI is rapidly expanding its portfolio of Blue Carbon initiatives with the goal of incentivizing the conservation and restoration of blue carbon ecosystems at scale through carbon-related finance, sustainable production, and improved human well-being.

CI’s Blue Carbon Manager for Latin America will oversee aspects of the day-to-day running and success of the Blue Carbon Program’s body of work, including a diverse set of activities and works to ensure that the program outcomes and goals are effectively achieved. Duties include developing and implementing program and conservation strategies, project management, technical oversight, monitoring and capacity building in different countries of Latin America, including Costa Rica (at least 20% of the time), Colombia, Mexico, Ecuador, Perú, Brazil, and Chile.

The Program Manager works across CI to build strong relationships to advance program initiatives. They will represent CI and work to build alliances with community and external stakeholders who are critical to program success.

The Blue Carbon Manager supports the program’s financial well-being by playing a role in identifying program funding sources and developing and managing funding relationships with partners and prospects. They will work with program and HQ staff on proposals and funding initiatives.

This position does not manage staff. They will work under general direction in close collaboration with all of CI’s country programs, other teams within the Center for Natural Climate Solutions, the Center for Oceans, Moore Center for Science, Conservation Finance Division, Center for Communities and Conservation, and others across CI as well as external partners to ensure successful completion and maximum integration of blue carbon projects at CI.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Develop program strategies, objectives, work plans, and metrics.
Monitor, measure and provide periodic progress and metric reports.
Ensure compliance with CI policies, funding agreements, and local requirements.
Identify capacity building needs and support efforts to address capacity gaps.
Promote information sharing. Build stakeholder understanding and support by developing fact sheets, statistics, and related communication materials. Hold conferences and other events to share best practices and lessons learned.
Effectively engage stakeholders including donors, government and NGOs, technical colleagues, and other partners important to program success.
Represent the organization externally and serve as a trusted point of contact for CI.
Identify opportunities for program growth and development.
Support program financial sustainability by identifying funding opportunities. Partner with CI and HQ staff on funding proposals and contribute to regional/global fundraising efforts.
Perform related duties as assigned.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES
The Blue Carbon Manager for Latin America will be responsible for ensuring quality information management for the Latin America portion of the Blue Carbon portfolio including meta-data and monitoring data and keeping up-to-date and accurate files with key documents for all projects.
They will collaborate with the rest of the CSP team to support cross-regional thinking, sharing, and delivery at best-in-class levels.

PEOPLE AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Does not have direct supervisory authority but provides feedback on team member and/or contract/partner staff and support personnel performance.
Act as a technical or subject matter expert to peers and other staff.
Responsible for managing some public or private funds, monitoring results, and recommending follow-up action.

WORKING CONDITIONS
This position will be based preferably in Costa Rica, but open to other locations (Mexico, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, and Brazil).
Periodic travel to project sites (20% - 30% of your time), sometimes in difficult conditions.
Ability to work outside the normal work schedule to meet project deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required
Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience, with 4 to 6 years of related professional experience.
Proven experience in developing work plans and budgets, preferably in the conservation, NGO, advocacy, or related for-profit arena.
2 or more years of project or program management experience.
Ability to diagnose problems quickly and identify solutions.
Strong technical and analytical skills.
Strong organization and time management skills.
Team player and able to work effectively with diverse groups in a multicultural environment.
Solid written and verbal communication skills. Proficient in written and spoken English and Spanish.
Ability to work well under pressure, multitask, set priorities, and deliver quality results.
Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities and under general supervision.

To apply for this position please submit a resume and cover letter.

See all Conservation International Career Opportunities HERE

Conservation International Values

We expect that all employees will embrace the values of our organization.​
Passion: Inspired by people and by nature, we are urgently compelled to drive change for a sustainable future.
Integrity: We are honest, transparent and accountable for our actions.
Teamwork: We work together as one CI, recognizing that inclusion, collaboration and cooperation are fundamental to achieving a healthy and prosperous world for all.
Respect: We respect each other and work to earn trust, valuing our diversity of cultures, talents, and experiences.
Courage: We pursue our vision, taking bold action, persevering and overcoming challenges.
Optimism: We are optimistic about the capacity of people to be caring, generous and brilliant, and believe that with partners, we can inspire humanity to create a better future.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled

15 de octubre de 2021

Adaptación a ambientes urbanos con polillas y mariposas como organismo modelo

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Cities grow globally at an accelerating pace. Environmental change due to urbanization is expected to increasingly affect the evolution of extant species, potentially in a climate-dependent way. Yet, the evolutionary consequences of urbanization remain poorly understood, which is a significant problem in evolutionary biology. A few specific and conspicuous examples, however, demonstrate that urbanization-induced evolution takes place, industrial melanism in moths being the classical example of urban adaptation. This project will use a macro-scale approach to comprehensively examine urban adaptation and its climate-dependency by using Lepidoptera (butterflies and moths) as study system. The project focuses on four aspects of evolution in urban environments: (1) life history adaptations to urban environments, (2) adaptations to light pollution, (3) physiological adaptations to the urban thermal environment, and (4) the origins of urban adaptations.

The project is financed by Academy of Finland. Principal Investigator of the project is Dr. Sami Kivelä (University of Oulu, Finland). The project includes collaboration with Dr. Marko Mutanen (University of Oulu), Dr. Thomas Merckx (Free University of Brussels, Belgium), Prof. Toomas Tammaru (University of Tartu, Estonia), Dr. Karl Gotthard and Dr. Philipp Lehmann (Stockholm University, Sweden), Dr. Peter Huemer (Tiroler Landesmuseen, Austria), and Dr. Tomáš Kadlec (Czech University of Life Sciences, Czech Republic).

You will participate in studies addressing all the research themes of the project. A lot of samples and experimental data already exist, and your responsibilities as a recruited postdoctoral researcher include processing of samples (e.g. morphometric measurements of moth specimens), analysing data and reporting results in collaboration with the rest of the research team members. There will also be a possibility to analyse population genetic (ddRADseq) data, to do some field work and run further experiments. You will also have teaching duties at the department at most 5% of working time.

QUALIFICATION AND SELECTION CRITERIA

We expect you to have
  • PhD in evolutionary biology, ecology, genetics or related fields. Please note that your degree should be obtained within the last 10 years, latest by the start of the employment.
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • Previous experience on experimental work on insects and morphometric
  • image analyses
  • Experience and knowledge of population genetics, genomics, lepidopterology, life history evolution, behavioral ecology, statistics and using the R environment is considered as an advantage.
DURATION AND TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

The earliest possible start date is the 1st of December 2021, but there is room for negotiation. Preferably, the start would be no later than in February 2022. Funding for the position exists until the 31st of August 2023.

Salary will be in accordance with the Finnish universities salary system (for teaching and research personnel) and will be based on demand level 5 – 6. In addition, a salary component based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 50% of the job-specific component). Typical salary being approx. 3400 - 3600 € per month (before taxes). A trial period of six months will be applied in the beginning of employment. Occupational health care is included.

HOW TO APPLY

The application must be submitted using the electronic application form (link below) latest on 31th of October 2021 at 23:59 (Finnish local time) together with:
  1. motivation letter where the reasons for interest in this position are clearly indicated (max. 1 page)
  2. a full CV formatted according to the guidelines of the Finnish Board of Research Integrity (TENK; see https://tenk.fi/en/advice-and-materials/template-researchers-curriculum-vitae)
  3. list of publications formatted according to the guidelines of the Academy of Finland (see https://www.aka.fi/en/research-funding/apply-for-funding/how-to-apply-for-funding/az-index-of-application-guidelines2/list-of-publications/)
  4. contact information of at least 2 academic referees and
  5. relevant certificates/diplomas

The electronic application form is available at: https://rekry.saima.fi/certiahome/open_job_view.html?did=5600&lang=en&id=000011931&jc=1

FURTHER INFORMATION,

Please contact Sami Kivelä (sami.kivela[at]oulu.fi)
Find out more about city of Oulu: https://www.oulu.fi/university/living-in-oulu

14 de octubre de 2021

Tres posiciones (2 PhD + 1 PostDoc) para estudiar comunidades microbianas en arroyos alimentados por glaciares


Two fully funded PhD and one postdoc position available at Charles University in Prague: Unraveling microbial community assembly patterns in vanishing glacier-fed streams

We are seeking two motivated PhD students and a postdoc to work on a newly funded, 4-year project based at the Department of Ecology at Charles University in Prague starting July 2022.

Project description
In this project, our aim is to better understand the roles of deterministic versus stochastic processes in assembling prokaryote and diatom communities in glacier fed streams and rivers. To do this, we plan to use both traditional and molecular approaches, as well as establish a culture collection for laboratory experiments, survey diverse glacier fed streams from the European Alps, and analyze archived material from around the world. We hope that the project will provide a step forward for understanding microbial community dynamics in running waters, and promote a better understanding of the microbial life we will lose following the disappearance of glacier fed streams.

Requirements
The successful PhD student should hold a M.S. degree by the start date, and the postdoc should likewise have their PhD. All applicants should have a background in ecology/microbiology, good written and oral English skills, and a willingness to conduct field and laboratory work.

How to apply
Please submit a single pdf file with a letter of interest (2-page maximum - should describe any relevant experience, including previous experience with diatoms, bioinformatics, statistics, culturing, and fieldwork), a CV, and contact information for 3 references. For prospective PhD students, please also provide university transcripts (unofficial is fine) or a list of relevant courses taken.

Inquiries and applications should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Tyler Kohler (tyler.j.kohler@gmail.com) and Dr. Katerina Kopalova in CC (k.kopalova@hotmail.com). For full consideration, please apply before 1 January 2022.

Divulga ciencia para Slate (200-400 $ por texto)

Lee el hilo completo en Twitter, tiene consejos útiles: 

https://twitter.com/shanpalus/status/1445404794458411011
hello, I am once again/always looking for pitches for Slate science stories! i'm most interested in opinion pieces/weird arguments, personal essays, and stories about misconceptions around health. no single study stories, please. shannon.palus@slate.com. rates are $200-$400

13 de octubre de 2021

Editor científico para Wired UK

Wired: Science Editor (UK), WIRED
Description


As the UK and US editions of WIRED merge into one, we are seeking an experienced UK-based editor to help manage our expanded and more global science desk. Working alongside your counterpart in the US, you will oversee the output of a joint US/UK team of staff writers as well as a small stable of freelancers around the world.


Our science desk ranges broadly but its main areas of focus are climate, health, and space. As the editor in the UK time zone, you will primarily assign and edit stories produced by UK-based writers, though you’ll also take edits filed late in the US evenings and assign ideas for pickup in the US mornings, as schedules and the news cycle dictate. The way our team is distributed means you will work with writers on a range of subject areas, but you will collaborate with the US-based science editor to craft an overall coverage strategy and workflows. We’ll rely on you in particular to identify worthwhile non-US science stories, and where necessary, recruit freelancers who can cover them.


We’re looking for someone driven by an endless curiosity about the potential of science and technology to tackle humanity’s biggest challenges. You’ll work with a talented and experienced bench of writers to produce everything from short, sharp news reports and analyses to longer reported pieces, and potentially essays and investigations as well. You should have a good eye for surprising angles on stories and a knack for spotting the wider significance of a new development; you should also be a sharp line editor, good at structuring an argument, cutting superfluous material, and eliminating jargon. You’ll need to be able to work autonomously whilst maintaining tight coordination and collaboration with your far-flung colleagues.


This role is based in London and reports to the UK news editor of WIRED and works hand-in-hand with the US science editor. It can be remote if you live elsewhere in the UK. If you live in Germany, France, Italy or Spain, where Condé Nast has offices, that may also be an option; please note on your application if you live in one of those countries.


Key Duties & Responsibilities
Top edit junior writers and editors
Work closely with WIRED’s art, production, research, copy editing, and social teams
Work with other editors and writers to develop and fine-tune ambitious and original ideas
Assign, oversee and edit stories from staff and freelance writers across the globe
Work with your US counterpart and the UK news editor to plan and execute science coverage


Essential Skills & Requirements
Ability to work collaboratively and collegially with a team of fact checkers, copy editors, designers, photo editors, digital producers, social media producers, and other story editors
Experience with and a curiosity about stories that explain how science impacts all of our lives in big and small ways
Experience managing a large group of internal and external writers
4+ years of digital editorial experience, with a strong focus on science coverage

Programa de verano para jóvenes investigadores en Viena


Young Scientists Summer Program

IIASA offers a summer program for PhD students to undertake a scientific project on a topic related to the IIASA research agenda.

Annually, from 1 June to 31 August, IIASA hosts up to 50 doctoral students from around the world in its Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP).

Applications to the 2022 program are now being accepted (closing date is 14 January 2022, midnight CEST). Selection Results can be expected as of 12 March 2022.


Who should apply?

The program is designed for PhD students (ideally about 2 years prior to receiving their PhD) working on a topic compatible with ongoing research at IIASA and a wish to explore the policy implications of their work. Participants will be working under the direct mentorship of an experienced IIASA scientist in a unique interdisciplinary and international research environment. They will produce a paper (serving as first step towards a publishable journal article) and will get the opportunity to build up contacts for future collaboration within the institute's worldwide network.


Applicants can choose to work with up to two programs. If there is additional is interest in one of our flagship projects this can be indicated in the box provided in the application form (under "please justify your choice of programs here"). We strongly encourage contacting the various program representatives and carefully read through all program descriptions before making your decision.

Applicants from all countries are welcome, although IIASA gives priority to citizens or residents of National Member Organizations (NMO) countries.


Participation in the YSSP is only possible for one summer (however, you may apply several times) and you will need to be present at the institute (i.e. no field work or working remotely) for the full duration of the program.

¿El café mañanero es tu religión? Contribuye a desarrollar un modelo de cultivo sostenible de café con este postdoc multidisciplinar

Oferta compartida por Nuria

*Interdisciplinary Post-doctoral Research Associate for Convergence Research in Sustainable Coffee Production.*

We seek a post-doctoral research associate for a newly funded, NSF-funded Convergence Research project. Centered in the Yoro region of Honduras, this exciting and interdisciplinary project brings together conservation biologists, ecologists, agronomists, farmers, indigenous peoples, economists, social scientists, land managers, and engineers to co-design, assess, and implement a system for sustainable coffee production. The post-doc will work with the team on the initial phase of this NSF project which focuses on sustainability at the coffee-farm scale. The primary research project of the postdoc will be to develop an ecological economic modelling of a farm ecosystem and there is a lot of scope for innovation and for the postdoc to add their own ideas and take on additional research projects. After a period of familiarization, the postdoc will assume a leadership and coordination role.

The start date is January 1st 2022 or as soon as possible after that. You must have a PhD in hand by the start date. The position is for two years (contingent upon annual review at year 1) with some possibility of further extension. The starting annual salary is $50,000 plus benefits and based at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana with travel to Honduras and collaborating institutions in the US. For more details and to apply, please go https://apply.interfolio.com/95966

For informal enquiries, please contact Dr Caz Taylor (caz@tulane.edu)

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