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16 de septiembre de 2019

Trabaja investigando y enseñando ecología en una isla tropical

Institutional Mission:
SFS creates transformative study abroad experiences through field-based learning and research. Our educational programs explore the human and ecological dimensions of the complex environmental problems faced by our local partners, contributing to sustainable solutions in the places where we live and work. The SFS community is part of a growing network of individuals and institutions committed to environmental stewardship.

Center Objective: The SFS Center for Marine Resource Studies (CMRS), a field station located on South Caicos Island in TCI, is committed to providing educational and research opportunities to visiting students while collaborating with local stakeholders on setting the research agenda and sharing research outcomes. We operate year-round, delivering two semester and two summer programs. The Center strives to make a meaningful contribution to the sustainable management of South Caicos marine resources and ecosystems, to the better management of the terrestrial environment, and towards the preparedness of the local community for the advent of mainstream tourism. The Center research activities are carried out in three areas: the ecology and assessment of marine environments and species, conservation and management of marine resources, and socio-economic conditions of development.

Course Descriptions:
Tropical Marine Ecology:
The Tropical Marine Ecology course examines the interactions of living and non‑living components of tropical marine environments and how these shape/form different ecosystems. This course focuses mainly on the marine environment from the intertidal areas of South Caicos to its shelf edge. Coral reefs, mangroves, and sea grass beds are important eco-system foci. Ecological principles will be used to explain the interdependencies of species, populations, communities and ecosystems. Emphasis will be placed on the nutrient flow and energy cycles within and between ecosystems with references to the potential consequences of human alterations and natural perturbations of the environment. Today's problems related to marine resource exploitation will be addressed by looking at the limiting factors of biological productivity. The impacts of onshore tourism development on the coastal and reef environments, and on exploited marine resources, will also form part of the teaching and research agendas.

Summer Session 1: Fundamentals of Marine Conservation
Students explore the spectacular reefs and turquoise waters of South Caicos, snorkeling or diving with rays, turtles, brilliantly colored fish, and other marine life. In this fundamentals course, they’ll learn about the environmental issues and policies affecting these ecosystems and the island community, and gain the skills needed to conduct marine research.

Summer Session 2: Marine Megafauna
Students spend their summer studying sharks, turtles, and rays in the waters surrounding the island of South Caicos. In this specialized course, they’ll learn about the ecology and conservation of these and other marine megafauna through in-water field lectures, snorkel or dive sessions, and video tracking exercises.

[Note: summer courses may change from year to year. The above courses will be taught in summer].

The successful candidate will provide high quality, modern and experiential teaching in critical environmental issues in an interdisciplinary curriculum and participate fully in the implementation of the Center’s strategic research plan that addresses these issues. The publication of research results is necessary. The successful candidate will work closely with the lecturers in Environmental Policy and Marine Resource Management to deliver an interdisciplinary program through education and research in a field setting.

Applicants are encouraged to review the course syllabi and programs descriptions on the SFS website:

Duties and Responsibilities
Each lecturer is expected to provide high quality, inquiry-based teaching and will lead students in Directed Research projects defined in the Center’s research plan.

As part of an interdisciplinary teaching team, teach one-third of the academic program (minimum 60 lecture hours per semester, 20 per summer program)
Plan, revise, and effectively deliver a challenging, problem-based interdisciplinary curriculum
Organize lectures and prepare course materials in a timely and professional manner
Adhere to the daily academic schedule
Prepare, administer, and grade assignments, quizzes, mid-term and final examinations
Supervise and mentor up to 12 students in Directed Research projects
Actively support and counsel students on academic issues
Maintain records of lectures, exams, quizzes, readings, field experiences and homework assignments

Conduct designated research according to the Center's Strategic Research Plan
Identify appropriate components of the Center's research plan suitable for student Directed Research projects
Prepare research results for clients and partners and for publication and conference presentations
Assist in the creation and implementation of Center research policies, priorities, budgets as required
Follow data management, record keeping, and reporting systems
Present research findings at local and international conferences (budget dependent)

Participate in planning activities prior to the program start and in review/analysis following students' departure
Participate in training activities for new Center staff prior to and during the program, particularly interns
Participate in and lead parts of the orientation and re-entry components of the program presented to students at the beginning and end of each program period
In cooperation with other Center staff, provide day-to-day coordination of interns as delegated by the center director
Participate in resolving group management issues and student discipline problems
Participate in preparation of the final reports, academic handbook revisions and other required reports
As requested by the Center Director, assist with other logistical, group management and administrative tasks

Safety & Risk Management
Take responsibility, as an individual and as a member of the Center faculty/staff team, for the safety of all program participants
Participate in the review and revision of Center risk assessment and management plans
Recommend and review policies and procedures needed to manage risks
Know the emergency procedures plan for the Center, including evacuation plan
Participate in the safety portions of the on-site orientation and conduct safety briefings for students and/or staff
Complete incident reports when appropriate and contribute to safety audits
Comply with, actively model, and enforce all SFS and Center policies and procedures
Ensure that first-aid certifications are kept up to date via periodic courses offered by SFS between program sessions

Daily Center Life
Live on-site (or near-by) for the duration of each program period and take most meals with the students
On a rotating basis, take responsibility for Center-specific "staff of the day" duties
Take part in, and occasionally lead community outreach, Center upkeep projects, social and field activities
Drive standard transmission vehicles and boats as needed
Adhere to, actively model and enforce all SFS and Center policies and procedures

Minimum qualifications
Ph.D. and university-level teaching and field experience in Tropical Marine / Coastal Ecology, or related field
Demonstrated ability to work as part of an interdisciplinary teaching and research team
Track record of research publications
Certified SCUBA diver, Rescue or Divemaster preferred
Small boat handling experience
Demonstrated commitment to environmental issues

Preferred Qualifications
Demonstrated experience working in collaboration with small island governments
Residential student group management and risk management experience highly desirable

Other Expectations
Willingness to work flexible hours and live on site at the field station with a small team of permanent staff, groups of US undergraduate students and visiting researchers or programs
Participate in the residential campus activities and community outreach
Represent SFS at local and international conferences
At all times, work to ensure good relations between the SFS and the local community

Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package and onsite room and board is included.

Center for Marine Resource Studies - South Caicos, The Turks and Caicos Islands

Reports to:
The Center Director and the Office of Academic Affairs

Start Date:
January 6, 2020

To Apply: Submit a cover letter outlining relevant experiences and addressing the qualifications and expectations stated above and curriculum vitae online. Recommendation letters will be required upon request.
Inquiries about the position may be directed to SFS Dean at .
Equal Opportunity Employer.

15 de septiembre de 2019

Proyecto corto de investigación en el Zoo de San Diego

We are looking for a research associate for a short term behavior change project based in the San Diego area.

San Diego Zoo Global (SDZG) is recruiting a research associate to work with Dr. Diogo Veríssimo, Dr. Jenny Anne Glikman on a pilot on behavioral change project . This project will focus on:
synthesize which actions and campaigns that zoos, aquaria and other organizations have carried out successfully;
identify which campaign could be carried out at and for SDZG;
design a survey for baseline data regarding the behavior selected;
design a pilot for SDZG to carry out including evaluation of the project;
support the implementation of the pilot.


• At least a BSc (preferably a Master) in a social science, marketing communications or related field

• Experience in systematic syntheses and in social science approaches (e.g. focus groups, social

• Excellent ability in analyze data (either with R and/or SPSS)

• Excellent written and oral communication skills with (preferred) proven publication record in peer reviewed journals and the ability to write technical reports.


• This a contract base project of fixed term length of 6 months with potential of extension. We are looking for starting this position ASAP . Salary will be experience based appropriate.


• We are looking for someone in San Diego area, or in proximity with potential to travel to San Diego whenever needed.


• Submit letter of interest (1 page max), curriculum vitae (3 page max), and contact information for two references. All applications must be submitted to: with subject line: RA behavior change pilot

Thank YOU!
Jenny & Diogo

14 de septiembre de 2019

Oferta de voluntariado ambiental en Salamanca


Durante seis fines de semana entre septiembre, octubre y noviembre, realizaremos actuaciones en los municipios del nordeste salmantino dentro de este programa de voluntariado ambiental desarrollado junto con la Diputación de Salamanca. Incluye manutención y alojamiento en el Centro de Iniciativas ambientales de la Fundación, en Almenara de Tormes. Podemos facilitaros transporte hasta allí. Más información e inscripciones en nuestra dirección de email:

¡Esperamos vuestra colaboración y prometemos buen ambiente para mejorar nuestros entornos rurales y naturales!

13 de septiembre de 2019

2 plazas de prácticas remuneradas en la BBC filmando Planet Earth III

Trainee Wildlife Camera Operator, Natural History Unit Bristol

12 month fixed term contract

Salary £24,000 pa

Renowned for our innovative production techniques, the BBC Natural History Unit (NHU) is acknowledged as the leading maker of television and radio programmes on wildlife and natural history anywhere in the world.

We’re offering a one year traineeship to 2 individuals with substantial experience of natural history filming and wildlife field work. Ideally one candidate would come with strong topside skills and the other one with strong underwater skills.

Based in Bristol, the NHU output covers a wide range of programme subjects and formats. These include blue-chip series such as Blue Planet 2 and Planet Earth 2, as well as live, topical events like Springwatch and Autumnwatch, or Radio 4's Tweet of the day.

The Role

The makers of Planet Earth 2 are now embarking on the next installment of this ambitious landmark series for BBC1 – Planet Earth 3. Shot in UHD and reflecting the scale and ambition of the original Planet Earth, the new series will range across eight episodes, each with its own distinct visuals and unique characters, exploring all corners of our amazing planet, from the depths of the ocean to the highest peaks to the darkest jungles. In the eighth programme we will meet the scientists who are trying to protect and preserve the critically important ecosystems of our planet.

We are looking to help build expertise in long lens, drone, time-lapse and gimbal filming. We will also be interested in developing underwater filming skills. An aptitude and passion for any of these disciplines will be of value. Working as a Trainee, we’ll give you a structured training plan that will include working alongside the wildlife camera operators and programme makers in the Natural History Unit. You’ll be learning about the latest wildlife production and photographic processes as well as preparing work in the production offices and providing assistance/shooting in the field. Your training will include on the job as well as attendance at formal courses and you’ll be allocated a Mentor to help and support you through this training programme. In addition your role may include travel to locations in the UK as well as overseas.

More about the Role

All wildlife content is acquired from freelance operators; there are no BBC staff positions in this category. Consequently, on completion you will be released to compete on the freelance market for work, either from the NHU or elsewhere. The traineeship is aimed at those with sufficient relevant skills and experience to enable rapid progress to full professional competence. You will need to include a link to your showreel with as part of your application.

Please note if you do not include a link to your showreel we will not consider your application.

Role Responsibility

Main duties and responsibilities
To assist camera persons and production staff engaged on natural history projects at base, on location or in studios.
To assist with the research and development of production ideas into shooting scripts and schedules.
To assist with the preparation, transport and set up of a range of cameras, as currently used in wildlife content acquisition.
To undertake on location the preparation, maintenance, installation and operation of a range of cameras and any ancillary equipment as necessary.
To log and manage recorded data on location and at base.
To provide written records of relevant information as required by the management of the production.
To provide written and visual material for all media and platforms as required by the production.
To operate unsupervised when appropriately experienced and briefed.

Are you the right candidate?

Required skills, abilities and experience
Experience of shooting in 4K.
At least one broadcast and/or corporate credit
Knowledge and understanding of photographic techniques applicable to wildlife production.
Technical expertise that must include: an understanding of the underlying principles of video and still digital photography; hands-on operation of digital cameras; an understanding of the processes associated with supplying material for websites and web pages.
The ability to work with Directors as part of a team.
A flair for creative composition.
The ability to understand complex programme making technology.
IT skills are essential; must be able to operate with confidence a range of appropriate applications, including one or more used in media management.
A strong, developed interest in natural history and natural history programme making.
Wide experience of observing animals in the wild and setting up wildlife sequences.
The patience, tenacity and determination required to acquire detailed behavioural content of wildlife.
Appropriate experience and resilience to cope with remote and hostile locations.
A right to work in the UK is essential.
When not on location filming you will be expected to be based in Bristol.

If interested in a role which includes underwater filming please see additional criteria:
Strong interest in marine biology
An experienced diver (Dive master or rebreather would be an advantage)
Underwater filming experience & showreel

Package Description

Band: B
Contract type: Fixed Term
Location: Bristol

We’re happy to discuss flexible working. Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application. There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to. Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage.
Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
Benefits- We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 26 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles. The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise.

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here



11 de septiembre de 2019

Comunicador Científico Junior en Madrid

IMDEA Networks Institute, en el marco de la Convocatoria ayudas para la promoción del empleo joven e implantación de la garantía juvenil en I+D+i (personal técnico y de gestión de I+D), dentro del Programa Estatal de promoción del talento y su empleabilidad, busca un candidato/a para dar apoyo a su Departamento de Operaciones, responsable de la comunicación corporativa, como Comunicador Científico Junior que, en cumplimiento de los requisitos de la mencionada convocatoria, a fecha de la contratación tenga:

Entre 16 y 24 años y esté inscrito en el Sistema Nacional de Garantía Juvenil.

Habilidades requeridas
  • Altas dotes para la comunicación (escrita, oral y visual) demostrables (se realizará prueba).
  • Conocimientos de informática a nivel usuario.
  • Se valorará conocimientos de gestores de contenidos web, diseño gráfico y/o creación audiovisual.
  • Deseable buena competencia en el manejo de MS Office, Adobe Creative Suite y WordPress.
  • Deseable conocimiento de herramientas de gestión de tareas y proyectos.
  • Se valorará positivamente poseer interés por la ciencia y la innovación, en especial por el sector TIC.

Habilidades complementarias
Capacidad de concentración y atención al detalle; habilidades técnicas, analíticas y para la solución de problemas; proactividad para identificar oportunidades de mejora; creatividad para optimizar resultados.

Imprescindible nivel alto de inglés (idioma oficial del Instituto) tanto hablado como escrito (se realizará prueba)

Cualificaciones Académicas
  • Titulación Universitaria en Periodismo, Comunicación Audiovisual, Marketing y Eventos, Gestión de la Información y Contenidos Digitales, Publicidad, Relaciones Públicas, o áreas afines.
  • Experiencia
  • No es necesario tener experiencia previa.

Lista de tareas y responsabilidades
  • La persona contratada será entrenada para que adquiera las competencias necesarias para ejercer como profesional de la comunicación de la ciencia, la tecnología y la innovación, con particular enfoque hacia la comunicación corporativa, el periodismo científico y la gestión del conocimiento. Tras un periodo de aprendizaje, el candidato realizará las siguientes funciones:
  • Realizar actividades de comunicación a interna y externa enfocadas a la consecución de los objetivos estratégicos de la organización, incluyendo la divulgación de los resultados de I+D+i del Instituto a una amplia audiencia objetivo en base a nuestros grupos de interés
  • Desarrollar e implementar actividades de comunicación institucional, relaciones públicas y promoción corporativa, incluyendo:
  • Redactar, editar y corregir textos en inglés y en español para su uso como material comunicacional (comunicados de prensa, contenidos web, presentaciones)
  • así como diseñar y preparar dicho material para su publicación en distintos formatos y entornos comunicativos.
  • Preparar marketing colateral y material audiovisual.
  • Producción y mantenimiento de contenidos para medios digitales, como sitios web, blogs, plataformas audiovisuales, podcasts, intranet, etc.
  • Gestión de redes sociales (community management).
  • Organizar y coordinar eventos a nivel local e internacional, asociados al desarrollo de investigación y a la difusión de la ciencia.
  • Seguimiento y evaluación de impacto de las actividades comunicativas.
  • Preparación de informes.
  • Gestión de la información y el conocimiento científico a través de sistemas TIC, garantizando el cumplimiento de las políticas de acceso abierto de la UE.

Duración y tipo de contrato

Contrato laboral por obra o servicio determinado de 2 años.

Lugar de trabajo: Leganés (Madrid).

Salario en función de experiencia y conocimientos.

Cómo presentar una solicitud
PRESENTACIÓN DE SOLICITUDES A TRAVÉS DE ESTE FORMULARIO ONLINE (, escogiendo el puesto: Admin: [Comunicador Científico] [Operations Department] [2019].

Fecha límite de recepción de solicitudes
30 Septiembre 2019

10 de septiembre de 2019

Oferta de trabajo en la sede de Bruselas de la IUCN

Biodiversity Conservation Officer

Vacancy #: 5154
Unit: Global Species & Key Biodiversity Areas Programme
Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: European Regional Office, Brussels, Belgium
Reporting to: European Biodiversity Conservation Coordinator
Work percentage: 100%
Grade: P1
Expected start date: 01 November 2019
Type of contract: Fixed-term (6 months)
Closing date: 18 September 2019 (extended)


Under the direct supervision of the IUCN European Biodiversity Conservation Coordinator, the Biodiversity Conservation Officer will support the work and projects of the IUCN Global Species Programme in Europe. This will include activities such as project coordination, providing support to ongoing projects, carrying out research, overseeing project communications and assisting in writing technical reports, as well as a range of administrative activities.


Under the supervision of the European Biodiversity Conservation Coordinator, the Biodiversity Conservation Officer will support the work and project portfolio of the IUCN Global Species Programme in Europe. Specifically the successful candidate for this position will:

• Coordinate delivery of tasks and provide appropriate technical support to the current project portfolio, including projects on European Red Lists and other IUCN knowledge products, pollinator conservation and invasive alien species management, liaising with project partners and drawing on IUCNs knowledge network to provide inputs for deliverables as required;
• Lead the implementation of the European Red Lists of Hoverflies, including: liaising with experts and monitoring their progress in delivering high quality assessments, coordinating the organization of assessment workshops with support from the Biodiversity Conservation Assistant, reviewing species assessments, drafting project reports and support project progress meetings. Some training in Red List assessments will be required that will be provided by the team if necessary;
• Develop new ideas and support fundraising efforts to help the development of new projects and strengthen IUCN’s involvement in species conservation and protected areas initiatives and networks in Europe;
• Act as project manager for new projects, as appropriate and feasible, and as agreed with his/her Line Manager;
• Lead the development of promotional and communication materials, such as webstories, presentations, project brochures and webinars, that help raise awareness of the work of the Species team, for specialist and non-specialist audiences;
• Support and guide the work of more junior team members as required, including Interns and the Biodiversity Conservation Assistant;
• Will be required to provide support on a range of tasks as delegated by his/her Line Manager.

The above job description contains the main duties and responsibilities for this position. However, in a small organisation such as IUCN, staff members are expected to show flexibility in their approach to work and be willing to undertake other tasks that are reasonably allocated to them but which are not part of their regular job description. Where any task becomes a regular part of an employee's responsibilities, the job description will be changed in consultation with the employee and the Human Resources Management Group. Initial appointment is for six months with the possibility of extension.


• Affinity with the vision and mission of IUCN and a strong interest in and good understanding of European conservation initiatives;

• A relevant postgraduate University degree (e.g. environmental science, biology, conservation science, social science);

• At least 3 years of work experience in the field of nature conservation, sustainable development or a related area of work with progressively increasing responsibilities in project management and grant management;

• Sound administrative/coordination skills, including contract administration, logistical coordination and event preparation, travel planning and management of agendas, basic financial skills;

• Complete fluency in the English language, including excellent demonstrated English writing skills; good level of written and spoken French is an asset but not required;

• Thorough knowledge of modern office procedures and proven ability to work in MS Windows environment (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook);

• Proven analytical, conceptual, organization, and problem-solving skills;

• Detail- and outcome-oriented;

• Strong ability to work independently and on multiple tasks simultaneously;

• Strong ability to meet tight deadlines without compromising the quality of outputs;

• Highly motivated to learn and develop new skills, keen to bring in own ideas;

• A team player with a track record of working effectively in a multicultural and diverse environment with colleagues at all levels;

• EU National or holder of an EU work permit;

• Knowledge of European nature legislation and familiarity with EU funding and policy processes is not essential, but is an asset;

• Knowledge of the IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria and other IUCN Knowledge Products is an asset.


Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website:

6 de septiembre de 2019

Curator of Malacology (Germany)

Job offer ref. #01-19018
For over 200 years the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) represents one of the most relevant institutions investigating nature and its diversity. Currently, scientists from more than 40 countries across 11 locations in Germany conduct research in the fields of biodiversity, earth system analysis and climate change. The head office of Senckenberg is Frankfurt am Main together with the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt.
The Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung intends to fill at the Department of Marine Zoology of the Senckenberg Natural History Collections in Frankfurt, Germany, the position of a
Curator of Malacology (m/f/d)
(full time)
The malacological collection of the Senckenberg Research Institute in Frankfurt am Main is one of the major collections of Senckenberg. Its origins date back to the early 19th century and the collection comprises recent as well as fossil materials from the Tertiary and Quaternary. With currently more than 700.000 catalogued series and about 8.000 primary type specimens it ranges among the most important collections worldwide both in terms of scientific importance and scope. With the Archiv für Molluskenkunde Senckenberg’s malacology section publishes one of the oldest journals for molluscan studies.
We are looking for an experienced malacologist with an outstanding background in integrative taxonomy and systematics, who is well connected in the international malacological community.

Your tasks:
• Assume responsibility for the management and curatorship of the malacological collections together with the extensive malacological library and archives at Senckenberg’s headquarter in Frankfurt am Main
• Foster the collections importance as an international tool for research by developing and enlarging it with a focus on marine (preferred) and/or terrestrial taxa
• Conduct collection based research on the taxonomy, systematics and phylogeny of (preferably) marine molluscs including the acquisition of external funds
• Actively publish results of your research in international scientific journals
• Participate in joint marine research with other scientists at the department of Marine Zoology and in marine expeditions
• Assume editorial responsibility for the journal Archiv für Molluskenkunde
• Teach students and supervise practical work in the course of their academic qualification
Your profile:
• Doctoral degree in biology/zoology or related field; additional knowledge in paleontology would be desirable
• Excellent knowledge of molluscan systematics
• Experience in curating and managing of zoological collections

• Experience with modern research infrastructure and research approaches, such as molecular genetics or imaging methods
• Outstanding research record in systematics or morphology of molluscs, documented by publications in peer-reviewed international scientific journals
• Fluency in English both spoken and written; good knowledge of German

What is awaiting you?
• An attractive and challenging position in a research institution of international standing
• A salary that reflects the tasks and responsibilities of the position based on the collective agreement for public service in the state of Hessen (TV-H E 13 - 14)
• Flexible working hours – annual special payment – company pension scheme – 30 days holidays – discounted job-ticket for public transportation in the Rhein-Main area

The contract should start on 1st January 2020. The Senckenberg Research Institutes support equal opportunity of men and women in management positions and therefore strongly invites women to apply. Equally qualified handicapped applicants will be given preference. The place of employment is in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The employer is the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung.

You would like to apply?
Please send your application documents (CV, certificates and references, letter of motivation and future visions), mentioning the reference of this job offer (ref.#01-19018) before 15th September, 2019 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) to:
Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Senckenberganlage 25
60325 Frankfurt am Main

For more information, please contact Prof. Dr. Angelika Brandt,, phone: +49-69 - 7542 1240

5 de septiembre de 2019

Doctorado biomolecular en Austria

Advertising a PhD position at the Research Department for Limnology (University of Innsbruck), Mondsee, Austria

Harmful algal blooms formed by cyanobacteria (cyanoHABs) not only deteriorate ecosystem services but cause significant economic losses because of managing and treating drinking water and food supplies. Among those toxins, most prominent are the microcystins (and related peptides), i.e. by inhibiting eukaryotic protein phosphatases 1 and 2A of higher organisms. Intracellular toxic peptides can be released into the surrounding environment either through cell lysis or through active transport out of the cell.

One possibility to investigate cyanotoxins on the individual cell level is the so-called bioorthogonal labeling. In vivo labeling of cyanotoxins/peptides is based on the discovery of unspecific key enzymes involved in the synthesis pathway of those compounds which also can use non-natural functional groups as precursors. The resulting modified molecule is subsequently labeled by a fluorophore through a so-called click chemistry reaction. We will perform cyanotoxin/peptide labeling and high resolution imaging to localize, quantify and reveal inter/intracellular peptide storage and release using various isolates varying substantially in intra- and extracellular toxic peptide content (0-60% of the total content).

The tasks of this position will include (i) the integration of the data on cyanotoxin/peptide localization, and labeling of metabolites, (ii) experiments on strain-specific variation and stress-induced variation. The PhD candidate will be responsible for collecting the data on peptide localization using high resolution microscopy and further analysis using advanced imaging software, as well as to analyze the strain-specific and stress induced variation under controlled laboratory conditions.

The position will be financed for 3 years (30 working hours per week, 75 percent appointment) according to the collective labour agreement (Kollektivvertrag) of the Austrian Universities (2148,40 Euro monthly salary, 14x per year). Proposed starting date is 1 October 2019. We are looking for a person holding a Master degree in Biochemistry or Biology and with experience in microbiology of cyanobacteria.

Parts of the working activities (e.g. image analysis) will be performed with the national cooperation partner in Innsbruck. The registration of the PhD thesis in Biology at the University of Innsbruck and the administration within the new doctoral programme “Alpine Biology and Global Change” will be expected.

Further Information: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rainer Kurmayer
Research Department for Limnology Mondsee, University of Innsbruck, Austria

For application please send a motivation letter together with a CV (in English) until 15 September 2019.

4 de septiembre de 2019

Coordinador en un centro de educación ambiental

Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center is seeking a dynamic and passionate Education Coordinator to further develop and strategically lead its environmental education programing and summer day-camp. Great Hollow is a newly established non-profit organization in New Fairfield, Connecticut that is dedicated to biodiversity conservation, applied ecological research, experiential environmental education, and the promotion of passive outdoor recreation. Our nature preserve consists of 825 acres of forest, wetlands, and freshwater streams, with a 4-mile trail network and staff housing, offices, a wet lab, and two indoor teaching spaces on site.

The Education Coordinator will be responsible for creating and instructing experiential environmental education programming for K-12 students, and directing our 8-week summer day camp. The previous person in the position developed many popular and successful programs over the three years since our founding that the new Education Coordinator will be responsible for taking over while also developing new program content and curricula, particularly for upper grade levels. There will be extensive opportunity and a wide range of creative flexibility for the selected person to design new programs of his/her own. The programs should be science-based, directly relevant to the biodiversity and ecosystems of the Northeast, incorporate multiple disciplines, including ecology, conservation biology, and environmental science, and often include introductory field research experiences/outdoor labs. Most importantly, the programs should be dynamic, engaging, and immersive, and ultimately inspire a conservation ethic in the participants. Great Hollow’s programs are currently offered as field trips for local schools, school break camps, weekend community events, weekday homeschooling, occasional children’s birthday parties, and more. The ideal candidate will have a background in both field biology and science/nature education, and an ability to teach across a wide age range and variety of subjects such as ecology, wildlife biology, plant biology, freshwater biology, natural resources conservation, human impacts to the environment, climate change, and wilderness safety and survival.

The Education Coordinator will solicit interest from local elementary, middle, and high schools in Connecticut and New York, and develop opportunities for education programs to be delivered in schools as well as during field trips to Great Hollow. The Education Coordinator will also continue Great Hollow’s existing homeschool program and seek opportunities to expand it to higher grade levels and broaden its subject matter. The Education Coordinator will serve as the director of Great Hollow’s Eco-Discovery Camp, an 8-week summer day-camp for children ages 5 to 12. He or she will be responsible for all marketing, planning, coordination, and program development, state license and record-keeping requirements, management of CITs from area high schools, hiring and supervision of 1-2 paid camp instructors, and all aspects of the general day-to-day operation of the camp.

The Education Coordinator will also care for Great Hollow’s small collection of education animals that includes 6 birds of prey, a corn snake, two red-bellied turtles, and a marbled salamander. This involves daily feeding, frequent cleaning, ordering of supplies and food, record-keeping, and management of food inventories. Previous experience handling birds of prey for group presentations is a strong plus.

Primary Requirements and Responsibilities:
Reside on-site in provided housing.
Create and instruct environmental education programming and outdoor labs for K-12 students that are rooted in the science of ecology, conservation biology, and similar fields.
Teach to and expand upon Great Hollow’s existing program catalog (view at
Direct and serve as the lead instructor for Great Hollow’s summer day-camp; develop weekly session themes and topics.
Maintain detailed records of all Connecticut state day-camp license requirements; coordinate with the CT Office of Early Childhood Development on all matters related to camp licensing.
Help to market and advertise Great Hollow’s education programs and summer camp to schools and the general public through social media and other outlets.
Develop and maintain relationships with school administrators and teachers.
Create and lead fun and interactive weekend community events.
Represent Great Hollow at community fairs and other local events.
Generate and post content for Great Hollow’s social media platforms and local community social media outlets.
Write descriptions of events and other programs for advertisement on Great Hollow’s website, email newsletter, etc.
Handle program registrations and payments, and maintain participant records (health forms, waivers, etc.).
Care for birds of prey and other education animals, including feeding and cleaning.
Handle and present education animals to program participants.
Manage inventory of all teaching materials, supplies, and equipment.

Master’s degree in environmental education, biology, ecology, natural resources, or other appropriate field; applicants with only bachelor’s degrees and significant prior work experience will also be considered.
Demonstrated experience developing and instructing environmental education programs for schools, nature centers, natural history museums, zoos, etc.
Familiarity with Next Generation Science Standards.
Knowledge of the flora, fauna, and habitat types of the northeastern U.S.
Familiarity with common field techniques such as vegetation surveys, bird surveys, radio-telemetry, etc.
Outgoing, engaging personality and an ability to deliver programs in a manner that is fun while educational for participants.
Ability to develop relationships with children and parents that will foster high levels of student retention.
Ability to work closely and well with a small staff.
Great organizational and interpersonal skills.
High levels of initiative and creativity.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Ability to write grant proposals.
Comfort with, and ability to handle and present, program animals that include birds of prey, snakes, turtles, and amphibians.
CPR-First Aid certification or willingness to obtain; Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid, or willingness to obtain is highly preferred.
Waterfront lifeguard certification or willingness to obtain is desirable.
High level of comfort in the outdoors, camping/backpacking experience, and an ability to hike long distances while leading others, including young children, in a variety of weather conditions.
Knowledge of and ability to teach wilderness survival skills, including map and compass use, is desirable.
Computer literacy and proficiency with basic programs such as Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; graphic design and/or GIS skills are a plus.
Proficiency with Facebook and other social media platforms.
Written and spoken English fluency.
U.S. citizenship or authorization to work in the U.S.


The Education Coordinator will receive a compensation package that includes a starting salary of $25,000 – $30,000 (DOE), annual performance-based bonus, 10 paid vacation days per year, ConnectiCare health insurance, and a 401k retirement plan with an employer match of up to $2,500 per year. On-site housing with full utilities (heat, electric, cable tv and internet) is also provided.


Please email as a single PDF a cover letter, C.V., and contact information for 3 professional references to Chad Seewagen at Please put “EDUCATION COORDINATOR_[last name]” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received and accepted until October 1, 2019.

3 de septiembre de 2019

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