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13 de mayo de 2021

Oferta genial para mentes curiosas: Busca y divulga noticias de ciencia para Live Science

Description

Live Science is a top online science news publisher that draws more than 25 million users a month and aims to reach everyone who is curious about the world and how it works. Our smart, creative and hardworking reporters scour journals, talk to experts and mine online resources to find the most interesting discoveries in everything from archaeology to physics to health.

Job purpose

Live Science is looking for a well-informed, sharp and hardworking science writer with 3 to 5 years of experience in digital science reporting and with a focus in Earth science, physics or mathematics. This person should be a superb writer and a science news junkie, with a shrewd ability to discern which discoveries and news items speak to a Live Science reader. The science writer should be self-motivated and keep abreast of all the big (and some obscure) journals in their beat and the news of the day.

The senior writer will pitch, report and write several science news and feature stories a week. The person will also work with the video and social media teams to create content targeted to those platforms. This writer will keep editors up to date on what is happening in their science beats and how Live Science can cover the news in a meaningful and creative way.

The senior writer should be enthusiastically curious, have terrific organizational skills, a passion for disseminating compelling science news and work well on a team with other reporters and editors.

What will be expected of me?


  • Keep up with the latest discoveries and ongoing research in their beat(s).
  • Explore journals and other resources to find interesting pitches for Live Science articles and other content.
  • Write one to two articles a day.
  • File clean copy that follows AP style.
  • Cultivate sources and identify and cover relevant conferences and live events, working with editors to plan coverage.
  • Find enterprise stories with a unique Live Science angle

Requirements


What will I need to succeed?

  • Proven experience as an online science news writer.
  • A firm grasp of either Earth science, physics or mathematics.
  • An undergraduate or graduate degree in journalism, with science journalism a plus.
  • The ability to read and interpret scientific journal articles to conduct intelligent interviews with relevant scientists.

Benefits

  • As well as our standard benefits, we have a number of awesome perks available to our staff including:
  • Unlimited paid time off (yes you read that right!)
  • A share in our success- every member of staff receives a profit pool bonus at the end of our financial year
  • Free digital magazine subscriptions and access to back copies of our print magazines and bookazines
  • Regular staff socials arranged by our wonderful Employee Community & Culture committees (when we get back to the office)
  • Huge opportunities to learn and develop whether through professional qualifications, exposure to incredible business projects or informal lunch & learns, hosted by your colleagues

12 de mayo de 2021

Escribe y traduce Ciencia para una empresa de biotecnología en Canadá

Working at the interface of computation, engineering, and biology, AbCellera is redefining the process of how drugs are discovered. Our full-stack AI-powered drug discovery platform searches, decodes, and analyzes natural immune systems to find antibodies that our partners can develop into drugs to prevent and treat disease.

Our team includes scientists, engineers, software developers, data scientists and business professionals working on drug discovery programs with leading biotechnology companies, global health organizations, and many of the top 10 biopharmaceutical companies. We partner with drug developers of all sizes to empower them to move more quickly, reduce cost, and tackle some of the toughest problems in antibody discovery. The ultimate goal is to help bring new therapies to patients faster, and our work spans many diseases including oncology, inflammation, cardiovascular disease, pain, neurodegeneration, and more. Last year, AbCellera was named to Fierce Biotech’s Fierce 15 list, and received three Fast Company awards, including the Most Innovative Team of the Year for 2020.

We’re seeking a Science Writer to join our agile Communications team in crafting narratives about what we do, how we do it, and why it is important. You will work side-by-side with our internal scientific, engineering, and business teams to cut through the jargon and create content that is clear, compelling, and insightful. You will use your love of language and learning to weave meaningful stories that take the shape of presentations, manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, web copy, infographics, and much, much more.

How you might spend your days:
Collaborating closely with internal teams to create and deliver content plans
Transforming ideas into understanding by writing and editing presentations, fact sheets, scientific manuscripts, program reports, case studies and other technical collateral
Adapting scientific and technical material into web content, social media posts, blogs, and other digital content
Collecting and analyzing scientific data
Developing content management processes that foster efficiency and continuous innovation

We'd love to hear from you if :
You have 5 -7 years’ related work experience as a science communicator
College or university degree in life science, marketing, advertising, or journalism
You have experience publishing scientific manuscripts
You are meticulous, organized, and have experience managing complex projects across cross-functional teams
You are self-motivated and curious to learn about new scientific concepts
You thrive in a fast-paced team environment
You have experience working with the Microsoft and Google office suites, data analytics tools, and the Adobe Creative Suite.
Expertise in immunology or protein engineering considered a bonus

Offers & benefits:
The opportunity to work with an inspired team on challenging problems that matter
An attractive compensation package, including health and lifestyle benefits
A minimum of 3 weeks’ vacation
Opportunities for personal and professional development

About AbCellera:

At AbCellera, we’re solving tough problems and creating innovative solutions from the ground up - custom immunizations, microfluidics, high-throughput imaging, genomics, computation, machine learning and laboratory automation - revolutionizing how our scientists can mine natural immune systems to discover new antibody therapies, and the scale at which they can do it. This is life-changing research and you could be a part of it.

You’ll join a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of accountants, administrators, biologists, biochemists, engineers, computer scientists, and physicists - all working together to bring better therapies to patients. We’re a growing company with a high-throughput tech stack and the drive to be the best in the industry. This isn’t just about having the best technology, it’s also about having efficient and seamless operations based on teamwork and cutting-edge tools. We know we need a world-class team of visionaries and innovators across the entire organization. We look for people with drive and energy. Idealists. People we love and people we trust. This may be unconventional, but it is the key to our success. We’re looking for someone like you to support, nurture, and organize our efforts along the way.

To apply:

Please send us your application through our website and refer to Job ID 21033 in your cover letter. Please include both a resume and writing samples in online or PDF format.

¿Quiéres saber más sobre tus antepasados vikingos? Aquí tienes un postdoc estudiando el origen del genoma vikingo

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 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.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. 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.

Dr. Eran Elhaik led the compositional genomic analyses in over a dozen sequencing consortia, whose results were published in Science, Nature, PNAS, and Genome Research. Dr. Elhaik lab is famous for its population genomics and biogeographical research http://www.eranelhaiklab.org/and collaborates with hundreds of researchers from all over the world.

Postdoctoral fellow in Computer science or computational biology: Developing Machine learning tools to analyze the origins of Viking genomes

Subject description
Ancient DNA (aDNA) has changed the studies of history, enabling us to directly analyze early genetic variation. In recent years, there has been a sharp increase in the amount of collected aDNA and high-profile studies, but insufficient information about the timing and geographical origin has limited the usefulness of the collected data and resulted in many erroneous reports. The project aims to develop machine learning tools to predict the origins of the DNA material. The methods will be used to reconstruct the origin of Scandinavian Vikings. The candidate will work jointly with Dr. Eran Elhaik, Dr. Patrik Eden, and Prof. Eske Willerslev (at the University of Copenhagen) to develop statistical methods for paleogenomics.

Work duties
We aim to develop Machine Learning methods that date and biolocalize ancient genomes with application to Viking genomes and answer questions about their mysterious origins and whereabouts.
This is a multi-disciplinary project involving programming and modeling. In addition, the project will involve collaborations with researchers in other disciplines, including biomathematics, biostatistics, and molecular biology. The candidate is expected to have a strong grounding in programming in R and math/statistics.
The main duty involved in this position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 16% of working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning.
The successful candidate will work on the above-outlined research projects. It is expected that she/he will actively and creatively develop and optimize the detailed methods to pursue the overall project goals and, after a training period, independently analyze genomic data using machine learning and other statistical methods
All work will be carried out embedded in a collaborative research team, requiring sharing of expertise, open discussion of results and facilitating experiments of other team members
Active participation at international conferences is expected, as well as dissemination of results in peer-reviewed publications
Opportunities for the supervision of degree projects (Bachelor and Master) as well as co-supervision of Ph.D. projects may be provided
The successful candidate is expected to actively seek independent research funding during the employment period, providing the opportunity to transition towards an independent researcher position
Finally, the position may include limited duties in administration related to the work duties listed above

Qualification requirements
Appointment to a postdoctoral position requires that the applicant has a Ph.D., or an international degree deemed equivalent to a Ph.D., 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.
Qualified must have training in mathematics, biostatistics, or statistical genetics and experience in analyzing large datasets. Candidates are also expected to have fundamental knowledge and experience with Machine Learning methods. Candidates are expected to have an interest in biology and human history. The candidate must have a degree in mathematics, biostatistics, statistical genetics, or a similar relevant subject and experience of conducting such research through a previous research assistant post or working towards a Ph.D. Applicants must have the ability to collaborate well and communicate scientific materials to non-scientists.

Additional essential requirements:
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • Excellent programming skills in Python/R or a similar language
  • Strong statistic skills and experience with ML methods.
  • Knowledge of common ML frameworks
  • Experience in analyzing qualitative and quantitative NGS data
  • A track record of publishing peer-reviewed academic papers
  • Evidence of ability to work effectively both independently and as a member of a small team.
  • Evidence of ability to organize resources, plan and progress work activities, and meet deadlines effectively and consistently
  • Experience in adapting their own skills to new circumstances

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. Consideration will be given to qualified candidates with good collaborative skills, drive, and independence.

Terms of employment
This is full-time, fixed-term employment 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 postdoctoral 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:
  • Cover letter (your background, why are you interested in the position, and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background, your goals, and start date)
  • Résumé/CV, including a list of publications
  • A general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages)
  • Contact information of at least three references
  • Copy of the doctoral degree certificate and grades for the Ph.D., MSc, and BA studies
Candidates who satisfies the requirements would be further evaluated on programming and writing skills and, if successful, be invited for an interview.
To apply visit the original advertisement

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

11 de mayo de 2021

3 puestos de trabajo para participar en estudios de avifauna en Madrid, Teruel y Huesca (España)

Si tienes conocimientos de avifauna y disposición para mudarte a Madrid, Teruel o Huesca, durante un año como mínimo, escribe o llama al director de ArgusTec para participar en alguno de sus nuevos proyectos:

Oscar Sánchez-Morate
+34 658 84 26 83
oscar@argustec.es

Una posición de técnico y tres de postdoc en un nuevo proyecto de conservación centrado en peces 🐟

Oferta compartida por Nuria

A technician position in fish ecology and conservation and three postdoc positions in fish ecology, niche modelling and conservation are available (each 2-3 years) in the Aquatic Ecology & Evolution group of Ole Seehausen at the University of Bern, Switzerland.

With the Wyss Academy for Nature, we are starting an ambitious freshwater conservation biology project with a focus on fish. Working initially at the scale of the largest Swiss catchment, the Aare, home to more than 60 different species of fish, we want to go all the way from field ecology, niche modelling and projections of range shifts under climate change to identifying priority areas for biodiversity conservation, and designing measures to mitigate predicted and recover past losses. As implementation partner, the Swiss Fisheries Competence Center will develop applications of such measures initially in a test region. The project is supported by the Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern in partnership with the Canton of Bern and the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN/Bafu). If successful, the project may continue for up to eight years, with the goals of upscaling projections to other catchments of Switzerland and a fully fledged mitigation program.

The Aare catchment contains several of the large perialpine lakes, each of which has endemic species of coldwater fish, several of which have already gone extinct. It also has many mountain rivers with environmental gradients stretching from the arctic-alpine to the temperate climate zone, including one of the most pristine braided rivers left on the North face of the Alps. We have an extensive data set on distribution records for most species of fish in Switzerland and many environmental variables. Our goal is to complement this data with additional dense sampling of fish and environmental variables across the entire Aare catchment. Our recent work has uncovered old cryptic species as well as postglacial ecological species within the broad category of taxonomic “species” currently in use in management. Whenever possible we will do niche modelling and change projections at the level of these evolutionary significant units (ESUs). We will work with and add to our large collection of voucher specimens and tissue samples covering many populations of most Swiss fish species. We will develop data rich niche models for all species/ESUs of fish and also for some key aquatic invertebrates. We will combine the niche models with locally resolved climate and land-use change projections to predict habitat gains and losses and identify hotspots of expected biodiversity loss. We will use the results to develop mitigation strategies, components of which will be explored initially in a test region, in close collaboration with the Swiss Fisheries Competence Centre, the Wyss Academy for Nature, the Canton Bern office for the environment (LANAT) and the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN).

We are hiring a technician to support a team of postdoctoral scientists. You are in charge of the sampling. This includes electrofishing and snorkelling in streams, netfishing, diving and ROV operations in lakes, processing of samples and genetic lab work (barcoding and RAD sequencing). You are also in charge of obtaining sampling permits. Employment as technician/senior technician depending on experience.
Qualifications: MSc or PhD in fish biology with relevant field experience and strong technical skills. Social skills and proficiency in German/Swiss-German are required for interactions with fisheries administrations and stakeholders.

We are hiring 3 Postdocs with 3 different profiles:
  1. Fish ecologist, evolutionary or conservation biologist to co-lead the field work with emphasis on sampling, identification, integrative taxonomy, and ecology of fish. Employment at Postdoc/senior Postdoc level depending on experience. Qualifications: PhD in ecology/taxonomy/systematics with excellent knowledge of fish, fieldwork, population genetics, phylogenetics, good understanding of integrative taxonomy and excellent analytical skills. Social skills are required for interactions with stakeholders. Some knowledge of German/Swiss-German is an asset but not absolutely necessary.
  2. Aquatic ecologist, evolutionary or conservation biologist to co-lead the field work with emphasis on ecological and environmental data collection and invertebrates. Employment at Postdoc/senior Postdoc level depending on experience. Qualifications: PhD in aquatic ecology/taxonomy/systematics with excellent knowledge of aquatic systems beyond fish and excellent analytical skills. Social skills are required for interactions with stakeholders. Some knowledge of German/Swiss-German is an asset but not absolutely necessary.
  3. Ecologist or evolutionary biologist with strong modelling skills to lead the niche modelling and projection of population dynamics and range shifts under climate and land-use change. Employment at Postdoc/senior Postdoc level depending on experience. Qualifications: PhD in ecology, conservation or evolutionary biology with strong background in ecological niche modelling and/or projections of biodiversity under climate change scenarios.
Your responsibilities include field work and data collection (position 1 and 2), data analysis, writing papers and publishing in leading journals in the field (all 3 positions). Provided appropriate skills, one senior Postdoc is expected to take on the responsibilities of overall project management. The project is part of the Hub Bern of the Wyss Academy for Nature (https://www.wyssacademy.org/). It will be implemented in close collaboration between the Institute of Ecology & Evolution’s division of Aquatic Ecology & Evolution (https://www.iee.unibe.ch/), the Swiss Fisheries Competence Centre, the Canton Bern office for the environment (LANAT), the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), and the Eawag Department of Fish Ecology & Evolution.

The project is part of the Hub Bern of the Wyss Academy for Nature (https://www.wyssacademy.org/). It will be implemented in close collaboration between the Institute of Ecology & Evolution’s division of Aquatic Ecology & Evolution (https://www.iee.unibe.ch/), the Swiss Fisheries Competence Centre, the Canton Bern office for the environment (LANAT), the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), and the Eawag Department of Fish Ecology & Evolution.

The group of Seehausen is based at the Institute of Ecology & Evolution of the University of Bern and at the Eawag Centre for Ecology, Evolution & Biogeochemistry in Kastanienbaum (Lucerne). The group works on the ecology, evolution and conservation of freshwater fish with a strong focus on the fish of the Alpine region and the African Great Lakes. The Postdocs and the Technician in this project will function as a project team within a much larger team of ecologists, evolutionary biologists and conservationists. The group’s working language is English and fluency in speaking and writing is required. Knowledge of German is also required for the field technician. Salary will be according to University of Bern salary scheme and commensurate with experience and job profile (e.g. responsibilities as project manager). Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ole Seehausen, Institute of Ecology and Evolution

The position is available from May 15, 2021 and continues at least until the end of 2023. Review of applications starts on May 1, 2021 and continues until the positions are filled. Please direct inquiries to Prof. Dr. Ole Seehausen, ole.seehausen@iee.unibe.ch.

Applications: One pdf file only, with CV, letter of motivation, publication list, clear statement that you are applying for the technician position and contact details of three referees should be sent by email to Alexandra.depeyer@iee.unibe.ch

Posición fija como asistente de investigación en el insectario del John Ihnes Centre 🐞🐜🐝🦗🦟🪲🪰

Oferta compartida por Nuria

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Assistant to join the Entomology and Insectary team at the John Ihnes Centre. This role involves working with the Entomology Team to design, undertake, and support a range of assays working closely with academic and commercial partners. You will also assist with the day to day maintenance of insect colonies for research purposes, and the basic duties associated with maintaining an entomology facility to the high standards of hygiene and strict operational procedures required for operating under a Defra licence, including assisting in horticultural tasks associated with producing insect food plants.

The Entomology and Insectary Platform:

The John Innes Centre is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science, genetics and microbiology. The Entomology and Insectary Platform is a unique and specialised service for supporting invertebrate-related studies. It is managed by a skilled team of entomologists with extensive experience in the husbandry of many different species of invertebrates, as well as in the design, undertaking and overseeing of a wide range of experiments. The Entomology team is currently working along with John Innes Centre group leaders to develop new ways of tackling emerging challenges in invertebrate pest research by generating invertebrate genomic resources and analysing large genomic datasets using evolutionary approaches. The Entomology and Insectary Platform not only support excellent research within the John Innes Centre, but also engage in national and international collaborations with academic and commercial partners. You can find more information here:
https://www.jic.ac.uk/research-impact/technology-research-platforms/entomology-and-insectary/

The ideal candidate:

You will have a degree in Biology or a similar subject. You will have a keen interest in entomology, and demonstrable experience either working with live invertebrates or in a molecular biology laboratory. Knowledge of insect husbandry, experimental design with live invertebrates, molecular biology protocols, ecology, genetics and evolution of invertebrates, and plant-insect and plant-insect-pathogen is highly desirable. You will have a strong interest in pursuing a research career in entomology supporting research projects with both academic and commercial partners.

Additional information:
Further information and details of how to apply can be found on https://jobs.jic.ac.uk/Details.asp?vacancyID=16008, or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or nbi.recruitment@nbi.ac.uk quoting reference 1004038.

We are an equal opportunities employer, actively supporting inclusivity and diversity. As a Disability Confident organisation, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy. We are proud to hold a prestigious Gold Athena SWAN award in recognition of our inclusive culture, commitment and good practices towards advancing of gender equality. We offer an exciting, stimulating, diverse research environment and actively promote a family friendly workplace. The Institute is also a member of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme.

10 de mayo de 2021

¿Tienes una idea para un libro, un documental, o un proyecto de periodismo científico? Prestigiosas becas en remoto del MIT

Since 1983, the Knight Science Journalism Program has traditionally hosted a premier fellowship program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, offering science journalists from around the world a chance to spend nine months off deadline in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The program has been home to more than 300 remarkable journalists, who have spent the time here networking, developing new skills, researching projects, and auditing courses at MIT, Harvard, and a wide range of other top-tier academic institutions in the area.

Last year, for logistical and safety reasons related to the Covid-19 pandemic, KSJ made the difficult decision to postpone bringing its chosen 2020-21 academic fellowship class to campus. At the same time, during that period, we decided to offer a new kind of remote project fellowship to directly support science journalism in the United States during this challenging time. As a result, we awarded project fellowships to 18 outstanding science journalists, for a period that began in September 2020 and will end this May. The projects have included a remarkable range of stories, from social justice aspects of Covid-19 treatment, to climate change, to water supplies in the American West.

We had planned to return to the academic fellowship model in the coming 2021-22 school year. But due to ongoing risks and uncertainties posed by the pandemic, including restrictions on international travel and visas, we recognize the need for a transitional period before returning to more standard operations. KSJ will now resume its traditional fellowship model in the 2022-23 academic year. That class has already been selected and will be formally announced this fall.

This means that for one more year, in keeping with KSJ’s core mission of supporting science journalism, we will be offering up to 20 remote project fellowships to U.S. based journalists. The application period for these fellowships will be from May 10 to June 6, 2021 and the submissions portal on the KSJ website will open at the start of that period.

These fellowships are designed to support independently conceived projects — books, investigations, documentaries — and they will be awarded for varying durations over the course of the upcoming academic year, from September 2021 to May 2022.

Candidates will be asked to apply for one of three forms of fellowship support:
A nine-month, $40,000 fellowship running from September 2021 thru May 2022
A four-and-half-month, $20,000 fellowship running from September 2021 thru mid-January 2022.
A four-and-a-half month, $20,000 fellowship running from mid-January 2022 thru May 2022

There is no requirement for project fellows to be based in Cambridge. Each fellow may choose an appropriate location for their work. But each fellowship will include remote access to MIT’s university libraries and their vast trove of journal and database materials. We will offer carefully selected training seminars via Zoom as well as an orientation session (which will include time with MIT librarians) and schedule a series of roundtables for fellows to discuss their work. All appointments will include up to $5,000 in additional support for research-related expenses, such as travel or equipment.

Recipients of the 2021-22 KSJ Project Fellowships will be announced on July 15, 2021. For further details about the application and fellowship process, please visit KSJ’s Project Fellowship page or contact knight-info@mit.edu.

We look forward to celebrating the new KSJ project fellows this summer. And we look forward to celebrating our outstanding incoming class of academic fellows this November and to personally welcoming them here in the summer of 2022. And most of all — and we know we are not alone in this — we look forward to a full reopening with enthusiasm, with style, and with safety in the post-pandemic years to come.

Deborah Blum
Director, Knight Science Journalism Program

Posición de Research Associate en etnobotánica y agrobiodiversidad en el Jardín Botánico del IBUNAM

Oferta compartida por Nuria

The Botanical Garden of the Institute of Biology, UNAM (IBUNAM) has the mission of conducting research on the diversity, sustainable use, in situ and ex situ conservation, management and cultural relevance of Mexican flora, as well as the dissemination of this knowledge. To fulfill this mission, this announcement is issued.

The Institute of Biology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, through its Academic Secretariat, calls upon those interested in occupying a full-time position as Associate Researcher "C" with a monthly salary of $ 20,329.60 MXN, in the area of Ethnobotany within the Botanical Garden, to submit their documentation under the following specifications.

Candidate profile.
An academic person is required to consolidate the area of research in agrobiodiversity, which integrates the knowledge and sustainable management of biodiversity, considering the plant genetic resources and the socio-ecosystems used by the people of various cultures in Mexico. Three core characteristics are required:
  • Knowledge of cultivated or wild plants, whether native to Mexico or naturalized.
  • Knowledge to implement current or innovative technologies for the generation of models for the sustainable management of plant resources.
  • Botanical experience to complement the research line described above in coordination, consolidation and projection with the Ethnobotanical Collection that is part of the Botanical Garden, including the management of funds, outreach activities, etc.
Requirements.
  • Degree of Doctor in Sciences or equivalent (Ph.D.) in the areas of Botany, Plant Ecology, Agrobiodiversity, Ethnobotany, Agroforestry or another related discipline.
  • Knowledge and professional experience of at least 3 years in research in the sustainable management of plant resources, applying current and interdisciplinary technological tools, allowing the generation of knowledge of plant genetic resources, as well as in the development of productive and conservation projects in communities of Mexico.
  • Experience and commitment in the curation of biological collections, to coordinate the Ethnobotanical Collection of the Botanical Garden.
  • Vocation to develop complementary activities to research, including the training of high-level human resources through teaching in the educational programs of the UNAM, supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as collaborating in activities to disseminate botany and institutional participation.
  • Be able to immediately join the academic activities of the IBUNAM Botanical Garden, exercise leadership in this line of research and possess the ability to obtain external funds and are able to form and join research groups.
  • In the case of foreign candidates, they must be proficient in the Spanish language.

Guide for application submission.
The following documentation should be sent to sacademica@ib.unam.mx, with a copy to secacad_vl@ib.unam.mx
  1. Curriculum vitae (CV), including academic degrees, publication history, and experience in ethnobotany.
  2. Description of the line of research (1-2 pages)
  3. Work plan to be developed in one year, with a maximum length of 15 pages including:
    1. A research proposal for the sustainable management of plant resources, either at the population, species or community level; 
    2. methodological strategies for their conservation, which should be applicable in socio-ecological systems of Mexico and 
    3. a proposal for linking and projecting of the Ethnobotanical Collection with the aim of increasing and disseminating the scientific knowledge of this collection.
  4. A cover letter addressed to the Director of IBUNAM (Dr. Susana Aurora Magallón Puebla), stating the motives and interest in developing an academic career at the IBUNAM (maximum 3 pages) 
  5. Names and contact details of at least two people who can provide academic references.
Applications, accompanied by documentation, will be received from April 12, 2021 until the close of this call, which will be on May 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Pre-selected candidates will be contacted for a personal interview.

Contact.
For any questions regarding this announcement, contact the Academic Secretary of IBUNAM at the emails: sacademica@ib.unam.mx and / or secacad_vl@ib.unam.mx

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