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25 de mayo de 2020

Oferta top! Birdlife busca coordinador para un programa marino de conservación en África

Location: Can be based in either Dakar-Senegal, Accra-Ghana or Nairobi- Kenya. The option of working from home or other BirdLife office is open for exceptional candidates.

Full time: 40 hours per week

Contract: 2 year term (renewable, subject to funding)

BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.

Job Overview

As the Marine Programme Coordinator, you will lead the Marine Programme of the BirdLife Africa Secretariat in collaboration with the BirdLife International’s Marine Programme (BIMP). You will manage and provide strategic guidance to staff in the Africa Marine Unit and lead the development and implementation of the marine projects. You will coordinate with other BirdLife programmes to promote seabird conservation, primarily with the Invasive Alien Species and Preventing Extinctions programmes.

Key Responsibilities
  • Lead and coordinate the development and implementation of the BirdLife Marine Programme
  • Facilitate collaboration and harmony of Africa Marine programme with wider BirdLife International’s Marine Programme (BIMP)
  • Lead, manage and motivate a team of staff for delivery of the Marine Programme in Africa
  • Facilitate the coordination, delivery and growth of the marine objectives and capacity of the BirdLife Africa Partnership, including expanding capacity for marine IBA work in the region
  • Facilitate, coordinate, and support liaison with key collaborators in other environmental NGOs, government agencies, secretariats of relevant treaties and fora, etc. to further delivery of the priorities of BirdLife Africa Secretariat’s marine programme.
  • Coordinate the development of multilateral projects and agreements to advance the objectives of the BirdLife Africa Secretariats Marine Programme within Africa

The ideal candidate will have
  • Advanced university degree in natural sciences and their practical application
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge in marine science and conservation
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to promote BirdLife to senior level stakeholders in international organisations, government, private sector and civil society
  • Significant relevant work experience at the national or international level, demonstrable experience at the management level.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office package
  • Strong leadership and people management skills
  • Fluent in English, additional French language skills would be advantageous

See the full job description.

Closing date: Monday, 15 June 2020

Application: Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: recruitment-africa@birdlife.org

Interviews: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

To apply for this job email your details to recruitment-africa@birdlife.org

Ofertas de doctorado de 4 años y postdocs de 5, para investigar comportamiento animal en Alemania

NEW POSITIONS AVAILABLE (2020/2021)!!

with Iain Couzin, Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior (posted May 2020)

Location: Konstanz, Germany

Duration: Postdocs up to 5 years, PhDs up to 4 years, fully funded, available immediately.

We seek a motivated postdoctoral/PhD candidates to work in several projects

Using immersive Virtual Reality to understand individual decision-making in insects and/or fish (2 positions: experimental and theory)
Adviser:
Iain Couzin http://collectivebehaviour.com/people/couzin-iain/

In this project the candidate will employ new immersive Virtual Reality systems for freely moving animals to investigate the sensory basis of individual-level decision making, such as during search, navigation and selection among alternative visual options during such processes. The experimental component of this project will involve working with (one or more) organisms such as fruit flies, locusts, zebrafish (or a related compatible system of the candidate’s choice). They would work closely with and/or directly contribute to the development of computational models of visually-mediated decision-making as animals move through space. For the computational position experience with either individual- or agent-based models, neural models, reaction-diffusion models, numerical models relating to geometry, or related approaches, would all be beneficial.

To read more about our VR technologies, please see:

Candidates will work in a dynamic and highly-international research environment in which the working language is English, and will be based in the Department of Collective Behaviour (see http://collectivebehaviour.com/) at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior based on the campus of the University of Konstanz in the historic city of Konstanz in Southern Germany.
The University of Konstanz one of the nine “elite universities” in Germany. The University has almost 12,000 students and is situated on a hill overlooking Lake Constance, the Island of Mainau and Mainau Forest. The campus is a short cycle or bus ride from the city centre. Konstanz has a large and well preserved old town (Altstadt), and a vibrant day and nightlife, including many museums, galleries, and parks. Our nearest airport is Zurich approximately 50 mins drive / 1hr5mins direct train. The Max Planck Institutes and the University of Konstanz focus on excellence in research and the successful applicant will benefit from outstanding infrastructure, opportunities for training and a highly collaborative and international research environment.
Our working language is English and consequently applicants must be fluent in this language; no knowledge of German is required. All of our appointments are for one year initially, with the possibility of renewal up to 5 years for Postdoctoral positions and 4 years for PhD positions based on satisfactory performance. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience, and benefits are included. 
The University of Konstanz and the Max Planck Society are committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in their workforce and therefore we encourage applications from such qualified individuals. Furthermore, we seek to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. We offer extensive support to help researchers balance professional and home life, including assistance with childcare and support of the elderly, and flexibility in how employees arrange working hours. For details see http://www.mpg.de/equal_opportunities.
For further information regarding this position please contact Iain Couzin icouzin@orn.mpg.de.
These positions are available immediately, and will be open until filled. To apply please send an email to Iain Couzin (Director) icouzin@ab.mpg.de, including a statement of interest (including possible research directions) and CV in PDF format.
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We welcome applicants for visiting or resident PhD, postdoctoral or PI positions, as well as sabbatical visitors. There are excellent funding opportunities to conduct research in Germany.
For those interested in postdoctoral positions the following links may be helpful:
Humboldt research fellowships for postdocs. Application: any time. https://www.humboldt-foundation.de/web/humboldt-fellowship-postdoc.html
DFG (Candidates can apply as PI). Application: any time: http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/faq/faq_temporary_positions/index.html
Emmy Noether Program for Independent Group Leaders (6 year positions): http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/individual/emmy_noether/in_brief/index.html
Human Frontiers postdoc fellowships. Application deadline: August 24.http://www.hfsp.org/funding/postdoctoral-fellowships
Branco Weiss fellowship. Application deadline: January 15. http://www.society-in-science.org/who-we-are.html
Zukunftskolleg fellowships: Application: after call. https://www.uni-konstanz.de/zukunftskolleg/
Please contact the relevant host PI (Iain, Damien or Alex) for further information.

24 de mayo de 2020

¿Buscas postdoc? Aprovecha: 7 millones de euros para proyectos de investigación en Polonia

The National Science Centre is currently conducting the POLS call for research projects to be carried out by incoming researchers in Polish research institutions or enterprises. Proposals may be submitted by researchers holding at least a PhD degree who have not resided, worked or studied in Poland or managed a research project carried out in Poland for 2 years prior to the call deadline. The objective of the call is to support researcher mobility and the arrival of renowned and promising scientists will serve to boost the research potential of Polish research entities.

The POLS call is funded from the Norway Grants and the budget of the call equals over €7 million. The requested amount of funding for the entire duration of the project must fall between €100,000 and €200,000. Grants may be designated to fund the salary for the research team, depreciation or purchase of research equipment, materials and services, costs of business trips and conferences as well as other project-related costs. The amount of indirect costs is 25% of the funds applied for to complete the project, including the value of research equipment purchased but excluding the sub-contracting costs. The detailed information on the call can be found at: https://ncn.gov.pl/ogloszenia/konkursy/pols?language=en.

The call is open to researchers from all research domains. Proposals must be submitted electronically to the OSF system (https://osf.opi.org.pl/app/) by 16 June 2020, 4 p.m.

The Centre is organising an info chat during which we will be answering questions concerning the POLS call. The chat will take place on 28 May 2020 at 12.00 (CEST) and will last for one hour. The link to the chat will be available in advance through the NCN web site at: https://www.ncn.gov.pl/eeanorwaygrants/news?language=en.

Please deliver this message to all those researchers who may be interested in it.

Yours sincerely,

Barbara Świątkowska
Zespół ds. Funduszy Norweskich i EOG
Narodowe Centrum Nauki
ul. Twardowskiego 16
30-312 Kraków
Mail: barbara.swiatkowska@ncn.gov.pl

17 de mayo de 2020

Oferta chula para analizar datos espaciales sobre arrecifes de coral en Honolulu

The Joint Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (JIMAR) is
currently recruiting a Spatial Data Analyst within the NOAA Fisheries
Ecosystem Sciences Division (ESD) based in Honolulu, HI. As a part of the
ESD, the Spatial Data Analyst participates in research to assess spatial
patterns and understand drivers of ecological dynamics in coral reef
ecosystems of the U.S. Pacific Islands (including the Hawaiian and Marianas
Islands, American Samoa, and several islands and atolls in the central
Pacific). Incumbent may also support other research within ESD (e.g.,
pelagic ecosystems) as a secondary priority.



DUTIES: Leads geospatial research projects and data analysis. Develops and
implements methods for deriving biologically important characteristics of
coral reef environments from various data sources (in-situ and remotely
sensed datasets). Uses programming software (e.g. R, QGIS, ArcGIS, Python)
to integrate and analyze ecological and environmental data. Participates in
strategic planning and prepares grant proposals to advance the Project’s
geospatial research and spatial analysis capabilities to support coral reef
ecosystem research and monitoring activities to meet resource management
needs. Responsible for spatial data management activities and coordination
of said activities with data management personnel. Reports on results of
geospatial data products and analyses, and delivers presentations to
research investigators, resource managers, and partners. Trains and
provides technical expertise and support to ESD personnel. Participates in
fieldwork, training, and outreach activities in remote locations or aboard
ships and small boats as necessary. Must be able to travel to workshops,
conferences, and meetings to present research and train interested partners.



PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION/TRAINING: Master’s Degree from an accredited college or
university in Geospatial Science, Oceanography, Marine Ecology, or related
field.



EXPERIENCE: Five to seven years of experience in processing terrestrial or
marine data and performing spatial analyses, which includes experience in
the use of geospatial data (including satellite-derived) to quantify
biological, physical or oceanographic phenomena, and experience with
relational database management systems and managing geospatial databases.
Working knowledge of geospatial statistical methods and an understanding of
marine ecological, oceanographic, and biological processes affecting coral
reef ecosystems. Authorship or co-authorship on at least two (2) scientific
or technical papers.



SALARY: Commensurate with Qualifications; full medical and dental benefit
and retirement



DEADLINE: Please note the deadline to apply is May 22, 2020.



APPLY: Apply to this position by navigating to www.rcuh.com, click on "Job
Postings" and Project Name "JIMAR" (position 220193). Please note
applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.



More information about the Ecosystem Science Division
<https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/pacific-islands/ecosystems/surveying-vast-ocean>
can be found on the NOAA Fisheries website.

Feel free to distribute to anyone you think may be interested. Mahalo!


--
Brittany Huntington, PhD
JIMAR Ecosystem Sciences Division Manager
NOAA/NMFS/PIFSC/ESD/Brittany Huntington
1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176
Honolulu HI 96818
Ph: (808) 725-5438
http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/jimar

10 de mayo de 2020

Curso online gratuito de comunicación científica y divulgación

Science Communication and Public Engagement

Discover the importance of public engagement in science, and learn techniques to share and raise awareness of your research.

Define your message and share your findings through social and traditional media

Please note this course runs without facilitation

Good science communication ensures the public engage with and understand relevant scientific research. On this course, you will learn how best to share your science findings with your intended audience.

You’ll explore how the relationship between society and science has evolved over time, and find out how traditional and social media can be used to share research. You’ll learn to identify your target audience and define your message to build a shareable story.

You’ll also discover guidelines for working with journalists, and how to host small events to share information with the public.

9 de mayo de 2020

7 plazas en Italia para hacer un doctorado sobre pesca sostenible en el Mediterráneo

The call for applicants is now open for the UniBo PhD program “Innovative technologies and
sustainable use of Mediterranean Sea fishery and biological resources”
(FISHMED-PHD). Seven positions available on the following research topics:
 
1)    Valorization of fishery production systems
2)    Development of innovative systems and indicators for mollusc farming
3)    Biodiversity and population dynamics of demersal and benthic fishery resources
4)    Biomineralization and applications for the circular economy
5)    Climate change and sustainable fisheries: interactions and challenges
6)    Bio-ecological aspects of the Crustacean fisheries
7)    Adaptative life history strategies of exploited Gadiformes in relation to fishery and climate change

Link to the call and to the program presentation:
https://www.unibo.it/en/teaching/phd/2020-2021/innovative-technologies-and-sustainable-use-of-mediterranean-sea-fishery-and-biological-resources-fishmed-phd

Link to the Marine Biology and Fisheries Laboratory of Fano:
https://site.unibo.it/laboratorio-biologia-marina-pesca-fano/en

Applications must be submitted by 21 May 2020 - 1:00 pm (Italy time) to: https://studenti.unibo.it/sol/welcome.htm

8 de mayo de 2020

Postdocs espectaculares estudiando comportamiento de manatíes o tiburones


Program Overview

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program Overview
View current opportunities in:
Shark science
Manatee science

Mote Marine Laboratory, an independent nonprofit institution established in 1955, has recently adopted a new Beyond 2020 Vision & Strategic Plan that includes as one of Mote’s core priorities, “Recruit and annually maintain a total of four continuously rotating three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship positions with full salary/fringe benefits/startup costs by 2025."

As an independent, nonprofit, mission-based organization, Mote’s greatest strength has been its ability to define its own agenda and research based on our communities’ needs and our scientists’ expertise. Mote is committed to being a leader in nationally and internationally respected research programs that are relevant to conservation and the sustainable use of marine biodiversity, healthy habitats, and natural resources. We envision a comprehensive and integrated Mote enterprise with research, innovation, and public education and outreach programs that are among the most creative and fruitful in the world. Postdoctoral Research Fellows are selected based on their ability to not only strengthen and diversify the Laboratory’s significant existing research expertise, but also the potential to establish their own innovative research initiatives as independent investigators. Exemplary Fellows may be invited to join Mote as Staff Scientists upon completion of their initial appointment.

Mote’s research extends throughout the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and tropical to polar environments. The main 10 acre campus is headquartered on City Island in Sarasota, Florida, with a nearby 200 acre inland marine aquaculture research park; in Charlotte Harbor (Lee County- southwest Florida) with a fisheries research station, and on Summerland Key (Monroe County- Florida Keys) with a new The Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research & Restoration. Mote’s more than 30 doctoral-level scientists and more than 20 research programs are described at mote.org/research.

Mote’s present situation creates new opportunities for innovative research, including:
World-class marine aquaculture facilities and on-site coral ecosystem research facilities
Tri-national agreement between Mexico, Cuba, and U.S. marine scientists & resource managers
Affiliation agreements with the University of South Florida (USF @ Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota/Manatee), Jacksonville University, and the University of the West Indies (Mona campus and Discovery Bay & Port Royal marine laboratories)
William R. and Lenore Mote Eminent Scholar Chair and international symposia in fisheries ecology with Florida State University
National Center for Shark Research
Florida Coastal Ocean Observing Systems Consortium and Mote’s coastal ocean observing laboratory
1.3 million gallon seawater system dedicated for research purposes

Mote is part of a growing marine research enterprise zone on the Florida Gulf coast that includes the Gulf of Mexico Alliance and three National Estuary Programs (Tampa Bay, Sarasota Bay, Charlotte Harbor), Southeast Regional Headquarters of the NOAA National Marine Sanctuary Program including the Florida Keys, Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council, Florida Wildlife Research Institute, USF College of Marine Sciences, SRI, U.S. Geological Survey’s St. Petersburg Coastal and Marine Science Center, and numerous national wildlife refuges and state aquatic preserves. Mote is also a member institution of the International Consortium for Marine Conservation, Consortium for Ocean Leadership, National Association of Marine Laboratories, Southeast and Gulf of Mexico Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association/System, Florida Institute of Oceanography, Florida Ocean Alliance, and Florida Sea Grant.


Current opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Shark Biology, Behavior and Conservation

Mote’s leadership in shark research traces continuously back to the Laboratory’s founding in 1955, as the Cape Haze Marine Laboratory under Dr. Eugenie Clark. In 1991, the U.S. Congress named Mote as the site of the Center for Shark Research, the nation’s only such-designated research center for sharks and their relatives. Memoranda of Understanding between Mote and several organizations including NOAA help to guide the course of the Laboratory’s shark research. Mote’s Sharks and Rays Conservation Research Program, the unit under which current elasmobranch research is conducted, reflects a priority on studies that contribute to the conservation and rebuilding of depleted elasmobranch populations. This research spans - and field-based studies from southwest Florida to locations around the world. Facilities for conducting elasmobranch research at Mote include offices and laboratories, an extensive wet lab and animal care facility, and a fleet of research vessels.

The full-time position includes an annual salary of $50,000 - $60,000. Health insurance is also provided for the Fellow, with family options available. Benefits include an opt-in retirement plan with employer matching, leaves for holidays, illness, and vacation, and other benefits. Postdoctoral Research Fellows will also have established researchers assigned to serve as dedicated mentors and will receive office/laboratory space and funds for startup, operations, and travel.

Mote intends for the postdoctoral research fellow to continue on as a staff scientist and the postdoctoral fellow will participate in an NSF-compliant mentoring program toward that end during the fellowship period.

This postdoctoral fellowship may begin in 2020 but will begin by April 15, 2021 at the latest. Applications are invited from recent Ph.D. graduates including those with firm expectation of graduation by Jan. 31, 2020. However, at time of appointment, a doctoral degree must have been awarded. In addition, Mote will only consider applicants who received the Ph.D. (or equivalent professional degree) later than December 31, 2017.

A complete application will be a single pdf file containing:

1. Cover Letter addressed to Dr. Michael P. Crosby, Ph.D., FLS, President & CEO, affirming expectation to graduate by the end of 2020 if not sooner.

2. Curriculum vitae including three representative publications. Do not send web links to publications.

3. Copy of Diploma granting a Ph.D. or equivalent professional degree, if already awarded.

4. Narrative account of experience and accomplishments.

5. Proposal outlining your research ambitions as a postdoctoral research fellow. The proposal is limited to three pages not counting references.

6. Other Considerations.

7. Names, titles, and contact information (telephone; email) of three references and your relation to each.

Send a complete application to Mote’s Human Resources Office at HumanResources@mote.org with the subject line: “Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Application/ Sharks.” Alternatively, a single package of all requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Other media essential to your application may be submitted. The application period will close on Sept. 1, 2020. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected category. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas at this time. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Ernest D. Estevez, Ph.D., Senior Scientist Emeritus and Search Committee Chair, at estevez@mote.org.



Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Manatee Biology, Behavior and Conservation

The study of wild manatees began at Mote Marine Laboratory in the 1980s with aerial surveys of the coastal waters of Manatee and Sarasota counties. The Manatee Research Program (MRP) was formally founded in 1993, and with the addition of Dr. John Reynolds, III (Nov. 8, 1952 - Dec. 23, 2017), as program manager in 2000, the MRP grew to become a cornerstone of scientific understanding and protection of these unique mammals in Florida and the Caribbean. The Manatee Research Program continues at Mote, and Reynolds' legacy continues to benefit marine science, conservation, and education around the globe.

The MRP conducts year-round studies of manatee behavioral ecology, distribution, habitat use, genetics, and population status in Florida. The MRP also advises manatee conservation and research actions throughout Florida and the wider Caribbean, and further advises conservation projects for sirenians (manatees and dugongs) globally. The Mote MRP is one of three organizations (along with U.S. Geological Survey’s Sirenia Project and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) participating via formal Memoranda of Understanding in organizing and maintaining the statewide Manatee Individual Photo-identification System (MIPS) database. Long term aerial and photo-identification surveys throughout the year have proven valuable to coastal community efforts to manage manatees in order to balance human activities with the sustainability of manatees and their habitat. MRP research at Mote is ongoing and also involves collaborators including corresponding and visiting faculty and graduate students, agency and NGO investigators, postdoctoral associates, interns, and volunteers.

The full-time position includes an annual salary of $50,000 - $60,000. Health insurance is also provided for the Fellow, with family options available. Benefits include an opt-in retirement plan with employer matching, leaves for holidays, illness, and vacation, and other benefits. Postdoctoral Research Fellows will also have established researchers assigned to serve as dedicated mentors and will receive office/laboratory space and funds for startup, operations, and travel.

Mote intends for the postdoctoral research fellow to continue on as a staff scientist and the postdoctoral fellow will participate in an NSF-compliant mentoring program toward that end during the fellowship period.

This postdoctoral fellowship may begin in 2020 but will begin by April 15, 2021 at the latest. Applications are invited from recent Ph.D. graduates including those with firm expectation of graduation by Jan. 31, 2020. However, at time of appointment, a doctoral degree must have been awarded. In addition, Mote will only consider applicants who received the Ph.D. (or equivalent professional degree) later than December 31, 2017.

A complete application will be a single pdf file containing:

1. Cover Letter addressed to Dr. Michael P. Crosby, Ph.D., FLS, President & CEO, affirming expectation to graduate by the end of 2020 if not sooner.

2. Curriculum vitae including three representative publications. Do not send web links to publications.

3. Copy of Diploma granting a Ph.D. or equivalent professional degree, if already awarded.

4. Narrative account of experience and accomplishments.

5. Proposal outlining your research ambitions as a postdoctoral research fellow. The proposal is limited to three pages not counting references.

6. Other Considerations.

7. Names, titles, and contact information (telephone; email) of three references and your relation to each.

Send a complete application to Mote’s Human Resources Office at HumanResources@mote.org with the subject line: “Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Application/Manatees.” Alternatively, a single package of all requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn: Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34236.

Other media essential to your application may be submitted. The application period will close on Sept. 1, 2020. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected category. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States. However, we are not able to sponsor visas at this time. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Ernest D. Estevez, Ph.D., Senior Scientist Emeritus and Search Committee Chair, at estevez@mote.org.

7 de mayo de 2020

Voluntariado coordinando actividades de buceo para restaurar arrecifes de coral

APPLICATION MATERIALS
Cover Letter that speaks to your interest to be a part of CRF restoration efforts and what you can bring to this dynamic team (limit 1 page).
Resume presenting related experience concisely and directly addresses items in this position description (limit 2 pages).
Contact information and relationship to applicant for two references. Please note, if applicants are formerly associated with CRF, referees should come from outside the current CRF Team.

More information here.

CORE VALUES

The chosen candidate should embody the core values of CRF. This includes the ability to be team-oriented, and able to work with a diverse group of staff, interns, volunteers, donors and community members, recognizing that each team member is also an educator in their sphere of influence. CRF is committed to ethical communication at all levels of the organization.

CRF Values Statement: CRF is driven by action and results. CRF believes that through education and innovation, we provide hope for coral reefs and future generations. We act with honesty, respect, and integrity at all times as representatives of the organization. CRF promotes a positive working environment that values teamwork, education, and financial stewardship of the resources entrusted to us.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The Volunteer Coordinator position is for the purpose of growing, maintaining, and coordinating the volunteer dive programs within the Education Department, reporting to the Education Program Manager. The current Volunteer program exists to educate volunteers on the work and scope of our organization, and to provide routes for


volunteers to participate and assist in restoration work. Volunteering opportunities exist on land, at sea, and across all departments at CRF. The maintenance and evolution of this program is a critical component to CRF’s growing mission.

The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for: a) expanding and implementing a revised volunteer program; b) overseeing all related aspects of their marketing and implementation; c) developing new and managing existing relationships with core program partners at local, regional, and international levels; and d) working collaboratively with all staff to facilitate the success of their respective program.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

The first 6-month priority of this position is the development and integration of a volunteer intake and training workflow system. The goal of this system is to meet the needs of the staff of the Coral Restoration FoundationTM, as well as allow to be emulated by other partners, delegating and infusing staff resources as needed, and collects all needed information, following HIPAA guidelines, before being passed on to the Dive Training Administrator for water training. The below percentages are based after the development of the said process:


65%: Volunteer Coordination
Work as main administrator for our Staffing Administration Manager (SAM) system, in regards to intake, registration, and scheduling of volunteers
Continuously improve a volunteer program that is informative, interactive, and inclusive that includes land- and water-based opportunities.
Regularly gather feedback from CRF staff and volunteer base to evaluate program-performance metrics.
Work with the Communications Director to create and execute a marketing plan to promote volunteer opportunities and needs.
Expand and promote volunteer program throughout the Keys, as well as nationally and internationally.
Manage volunteer inquiries and interests, applications, and regular administrative needs.
Direct and manage all volunteer application and files
Establish and implement staffing requirements for volunteer training (using CRF staff, interns, and volunteers) according to departmental needs.
Maintain and provide volunteer scheduling assistance for other programs and departments
Work with Dive Training Administrator in scheduling and maintaining records of in water training, staff evaluations, and dive certifications
Work with new and existing volunteers before, during, and after their volunteer experience by:
Clearly communicating expectations,
Managing required paperwork, and
Realizing volunteer appreciation practices.
Provide and facilitate necessary internal training:
For staff and interns, and
For volunteer participation in other programs and departments.
Manage and maintain all data necessary for program tracking, program development, and compliance.
Assist in special projects requiring volunteers as necessary.
Work collaboratively across all departments within the organization such as Communications, Development, Administrative/Accounting, Reef Restoration. and Science
Jointly manage with Dive Training Administrator all aspects of CRF’s annual Coralpalooza event.


25%: Intern Coordination
Work with the Communications Director & Education Program Manager to create and execute a marketing plan to promote intern acquisition based on the needs of CR
Manage intern inquiries and interests, applications, and regular administrative needs.
Direct and manage all intern application and files.
Work jointly with Education Program Manager and Reef Restoration department in maintaining and developing weekly intern schedules.


10%: Other Duties

Assist with maintenance of Exploration Center as requested or directed.
Assist in special projects with other departments as requested or directed.
Assist with implementation of Citizen Science Program as requested or directed.
Assist as Land Safety Contact as requested or directed
Work with Education Program Manager to design / implement Yearly Budget and Operating Plan.


Required Skills, Knowledge and Personal Characteristics
Associates Degree (Bachelor degree preferred) in a related field
Minimum one-three years of demonstrated experience in volunteer management for small organizations or non-profits preferred
Proficient with various types of technology, including online volunteer coordination databases and tracking, as well as Microsoft Office in Windows environment with Excel and Word. Preference to candidates who have experience in process development
Effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to recruit and orient volunteer in all categories.
Ability to present information to groups and organizations in a professional and organized manner.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends, in order to meet organizational needs.
Possession of a valid United States Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
Ability to plan and manage projects to successful and timely completion
Agent of change – anxious to improve self, business process, data quality and business performance
Deep integrity, with an unwavering commitment to ethical behavior


COMPLEXITY/PROBLEM SOLVING
Critical thinking to adapt or modify processes in response to changing circumstances.
Solve routine problems independently.
Self-motivated: identify and implement changes and improvements to processes and procedures.


TEAM WORK AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS


CRF operates with a small staff of 14 people and relies on our seasonal interns as well as local volunteers to accomplish our mission and work effectively on the water. We are a lean operation, and teamwork is crucial to our success. Being an effective team member means not only having the ability to work with your fellow staff members but also to be a positive example to our interns and volunteers. Interested candidates should be able to work well with and communicate with a diverse group of people including fellow staff, interns, volunteers, the public, donors and partners.


Interested candidates should be able to:
Work with a diverse group of stakeholders
Clearly articulate tasks by explanation and demonstration.
Occasionally communicate with internal and external contacts to seek or convey information and coordinate arrangements.
Consistently demonstrate professional, positive, and approachable attitude/demeanor and discretion.

6 de mayo de 2020

Se busca biólogo marino para investigar ecología de arrecifes de coral

The Coral Reef Ecology Biologist will be primarily
responsible for overseeing the collection of field data pertaining to a
large scale, NOAA funded coral restoration project. The goal of this
project is to determine how ecological parameters change when reefs are
restored at scale.

Primary Duties
Produce photogrammetry maps of restored and non-restored reefs in
collaboration with the Coral Monitoring and Assessment team, including
the collection of field photos, curation of data, and production of
final maps using Agisoft Metashape and state of the art camera equipment
Analyze photogrammetry maps for changes in benthic cover (including corals) and physical landscape (e.g. rugosity)
Conduct /in situ /ecological surveys of reef associated fish communities using target reefs
Conduct experiments with benthic settlement tiles on target reefs
Assist with coral husbandry within the land-based nursery as needed (handling coral fragments to remove algae and other organisms).
Conduct propagation of corals using the “micro-fragmentation” technique
Assist with field-based restoration activities including maintaining the in-situ nursery, coral propagation and outplanting
Assist with data collection, report writing, data entry, and curation
Assist with outreach and education activities as needed
Additional various duties related to the daily operation of a full
service marine laboratory

Minimum Qualification
Bachelor’s degree in the marine or biological sciences from an
accredited college or university. Master’s degree preferred.
Ability to obtain a valid Florida driver’s license.
Ability to obtain AAUS dive certification.
Ability to be an adaptable and collegial member of team, self-motivated and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to identify Florida stony corals and coral reef fishes.
Ability to work outdoors, for long hours, in tropical climate.
Lift heavy objects or equipment up to 50 lbs required.
Ability to perform extended dive surveys while maintaining survey accuracy
Familiarity with Agisoft Metashape, or ability to quickly learn new software.
Familiarity with underwater camera systems, including maintenance and care.
Normal hours are 8 hour work days M-F; however, weekend and evening hours may be required at times.

* Location:* Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef
Research and Restoration, Summerland Key, Florida

Interested applicants should submit as a single electronic file, 1) a
cover letter, 2) resume, and 3) the names and contact information for
three references, before *May 1, 2020* to HumanResources@mote.org.
Alternatively, a single package of all
requested elements may be submitted to Mote Marine Laboratory, Attn:
Human Resources, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, FL
34236.Anticipated start date:*June 3, 2020*

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other
protected category.

5 de mayo de 2020

Oferta de doctorado en genética de poblaciones (Austria)

Over the past years, Vienna has developed into one of the leading centres of population genetics. The Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics has been founded to provide a training opportunity for PhD students to build on this excellent on-site expertise.

We invite applications from highly motivated and outstanding students with a love for evolutionary research and a background in one of the following disciplines: evolutionary genetics, functional genetics, theoretical or experimental population genetics, bioinformatics, mathematics, statistics.

Topics include:

• Temperature adaptation in Drosophila: phenotypic adaptation.
• Understanding polygenic adaptation.
• Inference of selection signatures from time-series data.

Only complete applications (application form, CV, motivation letter, university certificates, indication of the two preferred topics in a single pdf) received by May 31, 2020 will be considered. Two letters of recommendation need to be sent directly by the referees.

Depending on the project, PhD degrees will be awarded either in genetics, mathematics or statistics. PhD students will receive a monthly salary based on currently EUR 2.205,60 before tax according to the regulations of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).

All information about the about available topics, the training program and the application procedure can be found at www.popgen-vienna.at

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