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20 de septiembre de 2019

Chulada de doctorado en ecología del comportamiento con trabajo de campo en Madagascar

3 year PhD studentship available: Bielefeld University (Germany) and
University of Bath (UK).

With Prof Oliver Kruger, Dr Nayden Chakarov, Prof Joe Hoffman and Prof
Tamas Szekely.

Mating systems and parental behaviour are among the most diverse social
behaviours, and recent research suggests that the social environment
influences these behaviours. Small plovers (Charadrius spp.) exhibit
highly variable breeding systems, between and within species, making them
an ideal model system for studying the causes and consequences of sex
ratio variation. The objective of this studentship is to investigate these
fundamental issues by means of fieldwork in three plover populations in
Madagascar. The research builds on the results from previous successful
studentships working with these birds.

We seek a bright and highly motivated student with a keen interest in
evolutionary ecology and behavioural ecology. Willingness to carry out
fieldwork in a challenging tropical environment is essential for this
position. The student will search for nests, trap birds and collect
blood and other samples and record plover behaviour. In addition, they
will use molecular methods in the laboratory for sexing and the genetic
analysis of host-associated parasite communities. Previous experience
of avian field biology or any other field experience in the tropics is
very important, while experience of population genetic approaches and/or
parasitology would be beneficial.

Fieldwork will be in a remote and pristine location in SW
Madagascar. Facilities are extremely basic, the weather can be very harsh,
and a great deal of walking and cycling are required. Opportunities
for communication with the outside world are very limited. You must be
physically fit, hard-working and meticulous, and have a proven ability
to work independently. You must have a positive attitude and an ability
to look after yourself (i.e. cook your own meals, deal with logistics
and organise your own work over extended periods). Speaking French is
advantageous, but is not a requirement.

The overall aim of the project is to study the immuno-ecological causes
of sex ratio bias in three sympatric species of plovers with varying
mating systems at a single location in Madagascar. At which stage of the
life cycle and how do mortality differences between the sexes emerge,
and what are the demographic consequences of these differences? We
aim to experimentally manipulate parasite infections in plovers
but also to monitor populations closely to identify the proximate
causes of previously described adult sex ratio biases. In addition,
the student will test hypotheses relating to mating system evolution,
and develop demographic models to estimate key demographic properties
of natural populations. Experience of statistical modelling and/or
parasitological/immunological techniques is therefore advantageous and
more generally, strong quantitative skills are highly desirable.

Key references

Eberhart-Phillips, L. J., Küpper, C., Carmona-Isunza, M. C., Vincze,
O., Zefania, S., Cruz-Lopez, M., Kosztolanyi, A., Miller, T. E. X.,
Barta, Z., Cuthill, I. C., Burke, T., Szekely, T., Hoffman, J. I. &
Krüger, O. (2018) Demographic causes of adult sex ratio variation and
their consequences for parental cooperation. Nature Comm. 9: 1651.

Ancona, S., Denes, F. V., Krüger, O., Szekely, T. &
Beissinger, S. R. (2017) Estimating adult sex ratios in
nature. Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. B 372: 20160313.

Eberhart-Phillips, L. J., Küpper, C., Miller, T. E. X., Cruz-Lopez, M.,
Maher, K., dos Remedios, N., Stoffel, M. A., Hoffman, J. I., Krüger,
O. & Szekely, T. (2017) Sex-specific early survival drives adult sex
ratio bias in snowy plovers and impacts mating system and population
growth. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 114: E5474-E5481.

The student will be based at the Department
of Animal Behaviour at Bielefeld University
(www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/animalbehaviour.html). The
Department is the oldest of its kind in Germany and currently hosts
7 Principal Investigators, 7 Postdocs and 15 PhD students. It offers
a stimulating international environment and an excellent research
infrastructure with access to state-of-the-art methodologies. The
working language of the Department is English. The student will also
have the opportunity to spend some time at the University of Bath
(www.bath.ac.uk/bio-sci/biodiversity-lab/index.htm) in the United
Kingdom. The project and the supervision will provide the student with an
integrative training and will prepare him/her very well for a scientific
career in behavioural ecology.

The studentship (E13/65%) is funded by the German Science Foundation
(DFG) and is available for 3 years. Additional funding is available
for fieldwork and for attending conferences. Please send your CV, the
name of 2 referees, and a concise statement of your research interests
as a single PDF file to: oliver.krueger@uni-bielefeld.de. For further
information concerning this position, please contact Oliver Krüger
(oliver.krueger@uni-bielefeld.de) or Tamás Székely (bssts@bath.ac.uk).

Bielefeld University is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome
applications from severely handicapped people. We particularly welcome
applications from women. Given equal suitability, qualifications
and professional achievement, women will be given preference, unless
particular circumstances pertaining to a male applicant predominate.

The deadline for applications is 30.09.2019.

Interviews will be held soon thereafter and the position is available
as soon as possible.

Prof. Joseph Hoffman Department of Animal Behaviour University of
Bielefeld Postfach 100131 33501 Bielefeld Germany +49 (0)521 1062711
http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/biologie/animalbehaviour/hoffman/publications.html

19 de septiembre de 2019

Máster estudiando interacciones entre humanos, renos, osos y líquenes en Suecia

Exploring the connection between human land use, reindeer, bears, and lichens
Contact: alessia.uboni@slu.se
Deadline: 2019-09-30

A M.Sc. thesis project is available at the Reindeer Husbandry Unit, Uppsala, Sweden. The project length is flexible, depending on the student’s curriculum, but the project should start during fall 2019 or at the latest in spring 2020. A traineeship period in our research group is desirable. To that regard, we are available to support the student in applying for an Erasmus+ scholarship or similar.

Our larger project aims to assess to what extent bear predation and anthropogenic activities affect reindeer movement and habitat selection, and the consequent effect on ground lichens. Lichens are an essential food source for reindeer in winter, while brown bears predate reindeer calves in May. In this context, several thesis topics are available. Field data on lichen conditions in the study area were collected in 2016 and 2017. Data from GPS collars are available for both reindeer and bears for the years 2010-2015. Since GPS data are the core of the study, previous knowledge of GIS and R is a requirement.

For further information, please contact Dr. Alessia Uboni, at alessia.uboni@slu.se. To apply, please include a copy of your CV and university transcripts, and information on your experience with GIS and R.

Deadline for application: September 30, 2019

2 Becas para un congreso de mamíferos marinos en Barcelona

WMMC 2019: Coll Perske Memorial Fund for Marine Mammals Student Presentation Awards

Call for Applications (Due October 1, 2019)

On April 28, 2014, we lost an amazing friend and colleague, Coll Gordon Perske. To honor Coll?s life and unwavering dedication to marine mammals, the National Marine Mammal Foundation established the Coll Perske Memorial Fund for Marine Mammals. The mission of the fund is to improve the lives of marine mammals, with a focus on California sea lions, through scientific research, education, and promotion of ocean stewardship.

Award Description

The Coll Perske Memorial Fund will be providing two $200 awards for the World Marine Mammal Conference (WMMC) in Barcelona, Spain (December 9-12, 2019). Awards will be given to student members (undergraduate or graduate) of the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM) or European Cetacean Society (ECS) that are selected for oral presentations regarding research with pinnipeds.

Award winners will be chosen based on the quality of their abstracts, and the alignment of their research with the interests of the Coll Perske Memorial Fund (see https://www.cgpfund.org). Special consideration will be given to research projects with California sea lions, which were of special importance to Coll.

To apply, please send the following material to cgpfund@gmail.com by October 1, 2019:

1. A copy of the abstract submitted to the WMMC

2. Proof of student registration for the WMMC

3. Proof of acceptance for an oral presentation

Award winners will be notified in October 2019.

For more information please visit https://www.cgpfund.org

On behalf of the committee,

Jason

Jason Mulsow, Ph.D.
Deputy Director, Biologic and Bioacoustic Sciences
National Marine Mammal Foundation
jason.mulsow@nmmf.org

18 de septiembre de 2019

Oferta de investigación estudiando pinnípedos en Alaska

RESEARCH SCIENTIST 2.: ALASKA PINNIPEDS

Req #: 171484
Department: JISAO
Job Location: Sand Point
Posting Date: 09/10/2019
Closing Info: Closes On 09/24/2019
Salary: Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
Shift: First Shift


As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for five consecutive years.

The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) has existed since 1977 for the purpose of fostering research collaboration between UW and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). JISAO’s research is at the forefront of investigations on climate change, ocean acidification, fisheries assessments, and tsunami forecasting.

JISAO has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist 2: Alaska Pinnipeds. The Research Scientist 2 conducts research in support of the JISAO project, Instrument-based Assessment of Remote Pinniped Populations, in cooperation with the Polar Ecosystems Program and the Alaska Ecosystems Program at the Marine Mammal Laboratory (MML), NOAA Alaska Fisheries Science Center. The primary research activities are: 1) Testing, evaluation, and refinement of methods for acquiring and processing digital images obtained in instrument-based surveys of pinnipeds, and 2) Strengthening field and analytical capabilities for employing unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS) to monitor pinnipeds in habitats that are particularly remote and costly to monitor from traditional, occupied aircraft. This project was designed to improve understanding of the status, and factors responsible for the dynamics, of Arctic and sub-Arctic pinniped populations; the information is key to understanding their roles in marine ecosystems, and human impacts on them from fisheries and climate disruption.

This position independently and with minimal supervision, evaluates, selects and applies standardized scientific procedures and techniques in support of the project; assists with planning and execution of field, office, and laboratory research; provides technical and logistical support; and participates in reporting and presentation of project results as follows:

•Work with MML scientists to devise and apply methods for evaluating the performance of image acquisition systems (e.g., completeness of coverage, suitability of focus and resolution, consistency of exposure);
•Work with MML scientists to develop machine-learning approaches for pinniped detection and classification by annotating digital images to create training data sets for convolution neural network algorithms;
•Work with MML scientists to devise and apply methods for evaluating the performance of target species detection and classification processes (e.g., detection rates, mis-classification rates, false positive rates);
•Participate in aerial surveys by operating remote sensing equipment and managing the collection of images and related data;
•Work with MML scientists to develop plans for new applications of UAS to pinniped monitoring;
•Provide advanced GIS analyses and products to support UAS mission planning;
•Provide organizational support for convening an expert group to elicit current, state-of-the-art approaches for image acquisition and on-board processing using UAS;
•Participate in field deployments of UAS for testing an application of UAS approaches to pinniped surveys;
•Process, manage, and analyze image and navigation data from UAS surveys;
•Produce summary statistics, maps, and other graphics;
•Work with MML scientists to write reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts, and prepare presentations; and
•Collaborate with researchers and stakeholders within and outside of NOAA and UW (agency resource managers, Alaska Native organizations, and other entities) to ensure maximum utility and impact of methods developed and data collected in this project.

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Requirements:
•A minimum of a BS in a biological or environmental science, and one to three years of experience in aerial surveys of pinnipeds.
•The employee is expected to show proficiency in the use of GPS receivers to log survey tracks, digital SLR cameras for aerial photography, laptop computers, binoculars, and VHF radios.
•Current certification in aircraft egress, small boat operations, cold-water survival, CPR, and basic first aid, or the ability to obtain the necessary certifications prior to the start of a field assignment, are required. While in the field, the employee will be required to participate in safety drills and demonstrate familiarity with the safety gear and aircraft egress protocols.
•The employee must be comfortable flying in small aircraft in remote locations.
•Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.
•The employee must demonstrate accurate data collection and editing techniques, the ability to follow detailed data collection protocols, and the ability to maintain keen environmental awareness. Excellent communication, decision-making, and leadership skills are required.
Must be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (i.e. 'green card' holder)

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except where there are legal requirements such as license/certification/registration.

Desired:
•Proficiency evidenced by three or more years of experience observing and identifying North Pacific pinnipeds is highly desired and may be substituted for the education requirement.
•Proficiency in ArcGIS; Photoshop; and EndNote is highly desired.
•Experience working with large spatial data sets of digital images for enumerating and identifying wildlife is highly desired.
•A higher level of first aid certification, such as Wilderness First Aid.
•Experience working on collaborative marine mammal projects in Alaska Native communities.
•Experience with inventory management of ecological field equipment and supplies.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.



Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.


The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.


The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.

17 de septiembre de 2019

Doctorado evolutivo en Valencia

I am looking for a PhD candidate at the Cavanilles Institute of
Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology, University of Valencia funded by
a three-year research fellowship from the Government of Valencia.

The position is available for EU-EES nationals or residents in Spain
holding a valid student visa. The project will focus on developing new
tools and approaches in cophylogeny.

Papers related with the position:

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0061048
https://besjournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/2041-210X.12736
https://academic.oup.com/sysbio/article/65/1/51/2461585
https://wwwphp.obs-banyuls.fr/Viemilieu/index.php/volume-67-2017/volume-67-issue-2/672-article-7.html
https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/481846v2.full

A good academic record (GPA 2-3, B or higher)is a requirement to apply.
Experience with computational work, statistics, and bioinformatics and
knowledge of R will be highly regarded.

If you are interested, please contact me directly at j.a.balbuena@uv.es
with a CV and a brief description of your research interests and
experience. Deadline for pre-applications 25 September.




Dr. Juan A. Balbuena
Cavanilles Institute of Biodiversity and Evolutionary Biology
Symbiont Ecology and Evolution Lab
University of Valencia http://www.uv.es/~balbuena
<http://www.uv.es/%7Ebalbuena>
P.O. Box 22085 http://www.uv.es/cophylpaco
46071 Valencia, Spain
e-mail: j.a.balbuena@uv.es j.a.balbuena@uv.es>tel. +34 963 543
658 fax +34 963 543 733

*NOTE!*For shipments by EXPRESS COURIER use the following street address:
C/ Catedrático José Beltrán 2, 46980 Paterna (Valencia), Spain.

Webinar: A Sea of Change—Climate Change and Our Ocean. The state of the science and solutions.

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 24th from 3-4pm Eastern Standard Time (EST)
Presented by: Dr. Sarah Cooley, Director, Ocean Acidification Program, Ocean Conservancy, and Dr. George Leonard, Chief Scientist, Ocean Conservancy
Description: The ocean plays a key role in the global carbon cycle and is closely tied to our atmosphere. This connection makes the ocean ground zero for global climate change. It should be a central part of climate discussions. The eagerly awaited Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) will make it one. The report--an in-depth, globally vetted assessment of the best existing science--is set to be released on Wed, Sept 25th. In anticipation of the report's release, Ocean Conservancy is taking stock of what we know--that the ocean and those who depend on it are already seeing dramatic effects from climate change, and that bold action is needed tackle the issue and make ocean part of the strategy for solutions. Join us on Sept. 24th as we discuss: What are the ways a changing climate affects our ocean? What can we expect to see in the SROCC report? And, most importantly, how can policy make a difference?
Register: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/4997789823570230029

16 de septiembre de 2019

Voluntariado con aves en Argentina


El Programa Patagonia, llevado adelante por Aves Argentinas y Asociación Ambiente Sur, se encuentra en la búsqueda de voluntarios. Todas las campañas, proyectos de investigación, manejo y conservación no serían posibles sin el invaluable esfuerzo diario de nuestros voluntarios.

Perfil de los voluntarios:

Buscamos en los participantes un genuino interés en la conservación y/o investigación de la biodiversidad y que sean apasionados por la naturaleza y la aventura. No necesariamente deben ser personas formalmente preparadas o con títulos oficiales. Será requerido que los voluntarios pasen un período no menor a 30 días en el Proyecto y que posean equipo adecuado para el trabajo de campo.


CONVOCATORIA VOLUNTARIADO 2019

Las aplicaciones serán recibidas hasta el 20 de octubre de 2019.

Los resultados de la selección de postulantes serán comunicados el 4 de noviembre. Los postulantes elegidos recibirán toda la información necesaria y pasos a seguir luego de la notificación.

Para más información sobre el macá tobiano, conocer la historia del Proyecto y el ambiente en el que se lleva a cabo, los invitamos a entrar a nuestra página Facebook y a mirar el documental El ocaso del macá tobiano. También pueden ingresar a la web de la Asociación Ambiente Sur.

Adjuntos:
Llamado_Voluntariado.pdf

Contrato interino en biomedicina y bio molecular en Madrid

Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria -Fundación Jiménez Díaz
sperezr@fjd.es

Doctor en Biología con experiencia reciente en investigación biomédica en enfermedades respiratorias (modelos animales y cultivos celulares), altamente motivado y capacidad para trabajar de forma autónoma. Dominio de las técnicas de biología molecular y conocimiento del análisis masivo de datos procedentes de arrays de expresión génica. Incorporación inmediata al grupo de Neurología Experimental del IIS-FJD-CIBERES, bajo la supervisión del Dr. Germán Peces-Barba.

Imprescindible tener habilitación C para trabajar con animales de experimentación (ratones) y publicaciones en enfermedades respiratorias.

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: www.fieldstudies.org/tci

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.

Teaching
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

Research
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)

Administration
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

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

Location:
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 Academics@fieldstudies.org .
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.



Qualifications:

• 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.



Benefits:

• 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.



Location:

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



Application:

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



Thank YOU!
Jenny & Diogo

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