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26 de mayo de 2019

Voluntariado estudiando aves en África

The Social Savannah: studying cooperation and conflict in southern African birds

We are looking for field research assistants to work on our wild bird
study in Mbuluzi Game Reserve, Eswatini (formerly Swaziland). This work
is part of an ongoing project to monitor the reproductive and social
behaviours of a number of bird species including speckled mousebirds,
arrow-marked babblers, white-crested helmet shrikes and dark-capped
bulbuls. Fieldwork involves catching and ringing individuals and
taking biological samples (during the non-breeding season), and
finding and monitoring nesting attempts (in the breeding season). Field
assistants will also be responsible for tasks like data management and
vegetation/arthropod surveys.

Field assistants will be stationed at the reserveĄĶs research centre
as part of a small collaborative research team from the Universities
of Groningen and Wageningen in the Netherlands, and the University of
eSwatini. The field base is in a remote but beautiful location and offers
basic sanitary facilities, a research station, and clean but basic tented
accommodation and food.

Most of the fieldwork is conducted by mountain bike or car ĄV a
valid driving licence is therefore needed and some experience driving
on poor roads or dirt tracks would be a bonus (but not strictly
required). Fieldwork at our study site is physically demanding,
so applicants must be physically fit and able to cope in harsh
conditions. Applicants are expected to work both independently and as
part of a group, and experience of catching and observing wild birds
would be a strong advantage. The position offers lots of opportunities
to learn and practice important research and data collection skills
and the chance to collaborate on projects covering a range of topics
including parental care, endocrinology and sociality. There are also
opportunities for field assistants to conduct their own small research
projects as part of ongoing data collection.

The position will run from July to December 2019. A six month stay is
preferable but we will consider all applicants than can stay for at
least three months. The costs of accommodation and food will be covered
for the duration of the position.

We are looking to fill this position quickly and will stop reviewing
applications once a suitable candidate has been found, so we encourage
potential candidates to get in touch ASAP. To apply, please send a cover
letter explaining your suitability for the project, along with a CV,
to the email address below. We look forward to hearing from you!

For further information or to submit an application, please contact:

Kat Bebbington
University of Groningen, Netherlands
k.bebbington@rug.nl

25 de mayo de 2019

Profesor de ecología en Hawaii

Title: Assistant Researcher (Theoretical Ecologist)
Position Number(s): 0086036
Hiring Unit: Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology / SOEST
Location: Coconut Island, Kane'ohe
Date Posted: 3/20/19
Closing Date: 5/19/19
Salary Information: R3M11, Salary commensurate with qualifications and
experience
Monthly Type: 11 month
Tenure Track: Tenure
Full Time/Part Time: Full Time
Temporary/Permanent: Permanent
Funding: General

The Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) within the School of Ocean
and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) at the University of Hawai'i at
Manoa, invites applications for a full-time, 11-month, tenure-track
faculty *position
0086036 in Theoretical Ecology or Evolution* at the rank of Assistant
Researcher (Professor).

*Duties and Responsibilities:*

We invite applicants with a vision for integrative and collaborative
research and strong mathematical, statistical and computational modelling
skills. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic collaborator with
the ability to enhance a broad range of field- and lab-based projects at
HIMB. The candidate will work across taxa, spatial & temporal scales, and
coupled natural-human systems using existing or novel quantitative
approaches. The ideal candidate will have a field component of their own
research program and/or a vision for expanding their program by
collaborating with HIMB faculty on field-based research.

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, population and community
dynamics, ecosystem processes, behavior, physiology, population genetics,
fisheries, and biogeography.

The position is 75% research and 25% instruction, and the successful
candidate will develop an extramurally funded research program that
complements the expertise of our existing faculty, mentor graduate
students, and contribute to instructional initiatives at HIMB and the
Marine Biology Graduate Program. The position is a full-time 11-month
appointment with nine months of state support and the expectation that the
candidate raises the remaining two months in extramural support.

The instructional component of the position should be viewed broadly and
creatively; we encourage integrative and transformative contributions that
expand the educational role of HIMB and leverage its exceptional setting
and resources.

Individual qualifications, academic excellence, and collegiality, rather
than specific research area, will be the primary criteria in selecting the
successful candidate.


For more information and to apply:
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hawaiiedu/jobs/2391196/assistant-researcher-theoretical-ecologist?keywords=researcher&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs

24 de mayo de 2019

Voluntariado con ballenas en Australia

Great Australian Bight Right Whale Study
(Head of Bight, South Australia)

The Curtin University Great Australian Bight Right Whale Study (GABRWS) is
seeking a research intern for the 2019 season.

This study contributes to the long term monitoring of southern right whales
in the Great Australian Bight, South Australia, now in its 29th year.

Work is completed at the Head of Bight, in the Great Australian Bight,
South Australia. This area is very remote and isolated with limited
resources.

Duties will include cliff based census of aggregation area, photo
identification, data entry and matching of photo ID to the long term
catalogue.

This position is available for 6 weeks: July 13 ? September 1, 2019. We ask
that the intern is able to commit for the entire period. Some time
commitment prior to the field season is also required for training and
project contribution.

This is an unpaid position and the successful applicant will be responsible
for transport costs to and from Perth, Western Australia where they will be
met and driven to the study site (two day drive).

Food, travel and accommodation expenses will be covered during the
internship fieldwork. Accommodation is very basic and includes shared
kitchen/living/office space and a private room in the form of a converted
sea container with bed, shower and toilet.

Required skills:

- Undergraduate degree in marine biology/conservation biology or a related
major (honours preferred)

- Marine mammal research background (preferred)

- Reliable, motivated, positive attitude

- Ability to work and live closely with others as part of a small team

- Ability to work in a remote and isolated area

- Strong work ethic with the ability to work unsupervised

- Field research/survey experience

- Computer and written skills

- Fluent in English

Preference will be given to individuals with experience in right whale
photo identification and matching, although this is not essential, and
training will be provided.

To apply please send a CV with reference and cover letter (no more than 1
single sided A4 page) to alice.morrison3@gmail.com by 5pm EST on 31 May
2019.

For further information on the study visit www.gabrightwhales.com or
https://www.facebook.com/southernrightwhales

For more information on Curtin University?s Centre for Marine Science and
Technology visit cmst.curtin.edu.au

23 de mayo de 2019

Doctorado de conservación en Colorado

Dr. Rebecca Niemiec is recruiting a PhD student to begin in Fall (or potentially Winter) 2019 in the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department at Colorado State University.

The student would help with an NSF-funded project focused on motivating neighborhood collective action for habitat conservation in peri-urban landscapes. The project will involve conducting large-scale field experiments in partnership with the City of Fort Collins and local non-profit organizations testing the effectiveness of different community outreach approaches.

The PhD position would include guaranteed funding (covering tuition and stipend) for three years through a graduate research assistantship. Desired qualifications include: a master’s degree in natural resource management, environmental education, or other related field, statistical expertise, and knowledge of social-psychology theory as applied to environmental issues.

Prospective students interested in this opportunity may write directly to Dr. Rebecca Niemiec at Rebecca.niemiec@colostate.edu. Please include your CV and a cover letter with a description of your interest in the project and your relevant background experience.

For more information about the Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department at Colorado State University, please visit: https://warnercnr.colostate.edu/hdnr/.


Rebecca (Becky) Niemiec, PhD

Assistant Professor

Human Dimensions of Natural Resources Department

Colorado State University

Rebecca.Niemiec@colostate.edu

Dos cursos de ilustración científica en Barcelona y Creta (con descuento para suscriptores de Bioblogia.net)

 #Nota de Fernando: El equipo de Transmitting Science, gente muy maja, ha ofrecido reducir los precios de estos cursos un 20% para todos los suscriptores de Bioblogia.net. ¡Únete aquí si aún no estás en la lista! (y no olvides mencionarlo cuando te matricules en algún curso).


-  INTRODUCTION TO THE ART OF SCIENCE: SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION – 3rd edition. November 11th-15th, 2019, Barcelona (Spain).

Instructor: Julianne Snider (Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery, USA).
This is an introductory course focused on drawing and the different techniques. This course is designed to help scientists, science communicators, artists, and adults interested in natural history develop the observation skills and drawing skills they need to record, distill, and visually communicate observations made of natural history objects and organisms. Traditional scientific illustration techniques as well as the history, significance, status, and future directions of scientific illustration will be explored in this hands-on studio-style course.
  • NATURALISTIC AND SCIENTIFIC ILLUSTRATION – 4th September 23rd-27th, 2019, Crete (Greece).
Instructor: Oscar Sanisidro (Kansas University, USA)
This course offers a broad introduction to scientific illustration applied to Biological Sciences. It is also intended to give a hands-on overview of the most current technological advances in the field, such as basic computer graphics applied to science illustration and 3D modelling. The course will be focused on how to translate traditional drawings into an improved digital version. It is of intermediate level, some basic experience with illustration is strongly recommended.

Además tenemos abierto el programa de becas para algunos de nuestros cursos. Más información en: https://www.transmittingscience.org/funding/scholarships/


Puedes informarte sobre todos nuestros cursos con matrícula abierta en: https://www.transmittingscience.org/next-events/

Recordamos que existe un descuento especial del 40% en la matrícula de nuestros cursos para científicos y científicas españoles que se encuentren en situación de desempleo y estudiantes de doctorado que no tengan beca para realizar su tesis doctoral. Las personas interesadas pueden obtener más información en nuestra página web (http://www.transmittingscience.org/courses/financial-support/ ).

Para más información visite nuestra página web: www.transmittingscience.org

22 de mayo de 2019

Oferta de contrato predoctoral de la Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC).

Se buscan candidatos/as para solicitud de contrato predoctoral de la Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (AECC).

Facultad de Medicina, UCLM
mario.duran@uclm.es

21.000 euros anuales, 3 años prorrogables hasta 4.

Fecha límite de contacto: sábado 1 de junio de 2019 (mario.duran@uclm.es).

Requisito: calificación superior a 7.5, imprescindible estar en posesión de título de máster. Recomendables acreditaciones en experimentación animal.

La persona seleccionada se incorporaría en el GEON (http://medicina.cr.uclm.es/webmedicina/web_mario_duran/index.html), bajo la dirección de los Dres. Mario Durán Prado y Ester Vázquez Fernández-Pacheco y participaría en un proyecto activo del H2020, Graphene Flagship, donde se encargaría de desarrollar dispositivos quimioatractores para su utilización en tumores cerebrales primarios y metástasis.  

El GEON es un grupo de creación reciente y formado por personal dinámico y de experiencia multidisciplinar, incluyendo biología celular, análisis de imagen de alto rendimiento, confocal, proteómica, metabolómica, técnicas estereotáxicas, comportamiento animal, etc. Toda la experimentación química y biofísica se desarrollará en el campus, en el Instituto Regional de Investigación Científica Aplicada (IRICA; https://www.uclm.es/centros-investigacion/irica).

Biólogo marino/naturalista para guiar tours en Monterey Bay

Monterey Bay Whale Watch is looking for a part-time (full time in summer) experienced Marine Biologist/Naturalist! Come join a dedicated team of Marine Biologists in one of the most diverse and productive whale watching areas in the world. Help lead tours, educate the public, and collect data
on a variety of different organisms including Humpback Whales, 6 species of dolphins, Blue Whales, and Orcas.

More about our research : On every trip. one of the Marine Biologist's most
important tasks is to collect data on a variety of different organisms that
we see in Monterey Bay. This includes: filling out data sheets, taking
Photo-ID pictures, and observing behaviors of different cetacean species.
We also are working on different Photo-ID catalogs and digitizing our data
that we have been collecting for several decades. Our company has been
doing research on Orcas and Humpback Whales for close to 30 years and our
Marine Biologists play a key role in helping collect data on both of these
species, as well as several others. We also collaborate with Cascadia
Research Collective and HappyWhale, as well as other local research
organizations.

Required Experience:
- Bachelors Degree in Marine Science or related field (minimum required
education level)
- At least 2 years of Naturalist experience
- Knowledge of the history, cetaceans, and birds of Monterey Bay
- Excellent speaking ability - comfortable interacting with the public both
on a microphone to over 100 people and individually
- Enthusiastic and outgoing personality

Preferred Experience:
- 4 years of Naturalist experience
- Deckhanding experience (able to fill in as deckhand or double duty when
needed)
- Photo-ID/data entry/research experience

Please send a resume/CV and a word document including : your cover letter,
availability, and potential start date to mbwwassistant@gmail.com.

21 de mayo de 2019

3 becas de investigación en Parques Nacionales de USA


The National Park Foundation is excited to announce the Conway Science Fellowship, funded through the generous support of Karen Swett Conway, National Park Foundation Board of Directors, and her husband Brian Conway. The fellowship will benefit the National Park Service through innovative scientific research that can inform park management. Three awards will fund three teams consisting of a faculty or senior scientist mentor and a postdoc fellow (within three years of receiving their doctorate degree). Faculty mentors or senior scientists employed at the research institution are asked to apply and to select an appropriate postdoc fellow. The three fellowships will focus on different topical areas that address some of the National Park Service’s emerging resource management challenges: 1) Addressing increasing visitor use by integrating social science and resource stewardship, 2) Enhancing ocean and coastal resource stewardship, and 3) Embracing collaborative conservation at the landscape scale. Interested faculty or senior scientist mentors can APPLY HERE.

20 de mayo de 2019

Prácticas en Tailandia trabajando con la IUCN

Intern, Thailand Programme

Vacancy #: 4059
Unit: Thailand Country Programme
Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
Reporting to: Field Coordinator, Mekong WET Project
Work percentage: 100%
Grade: -
Expected start date: 15 June 2019
Type of contract: Fixed-term (3 months)
Closing date: 25 May 2019


BACKGROUND


This is a local search of young talent and only nationals or individuals holding the appropriate visa of the duty station (Thailand) are eligible to apply.

This internship aims to offer students undergoing graduate or post-graduate studies a meaningful work experience by supplementing their learning through a practical and on-the-job training approach. In doing so, the intern’s knowledge is supplemented through a practical learning experience while IUCN derives some level of advantage from the young professional’s services as well as the possibility of gaining new perspectives from the intern.

Background of the Project:
Mekong WET: Building Resilience of Wetlands in the Lower Mekong Region, through a Ramsar Regional Initiative

Mekong WET will work closely with Ramsar authorities and communities in four target countries – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam – to conduct vulnerability assessments and develop management plans with a focus on resilience building at 10 existing Ramsar sites (around 2 in Thailand), while sharing lessons with the remaining 17 other sites. Professional in-service training will be provided for 150 personnel and grants will be provided to support collaborative action between local communities and local authorities, benefiting several thousand people. Platforms will be established for bi-lateral dialogues on trans-boundary wetlands. The target sites in Thailand include Bang Pakong river basin, and Ranong province.

The project started in January 2017 and to end in December 2020.



JOB DESCRIPTION


Under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator, Mekong WET Project (Thailand Programme), the intern will perform the following tasks:
• Compile information and prepare documents and reports (English and Thai) within the framework of Mekong WET Project and Ramsar Convention
• Support the Field Coordinator in organizing and implementing the activities in Bang Pakong wetland and Ranong site;
• Conduct quick desk research and analyses on the wetland conservation measures/policies in line with Ramsar Convention in Thailand and other relevant tasks as assigned



REQUIREMENTS

• Student studying in Bachelor’s or Master’s degree on environmental science, international relations, development studies, communications or related area

• Experience in working in environmental projects, preparing project documents and organizing project activities would be an asset.

• Ability to travel to other provinces for work (Ranong and Chachoengsao)

• Good command in written and spoken English and Thai

• Excellent written and communications skills

• Administrative skills in the organizing of meetings and events

APPLICATIONS


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: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/

About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.

www.iucn.org
https://twitter.com/IUCN

19 de mayo de 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Forest Carbon Dynamics (Panama /USA)

Full description: https://forestgeo.si.edu/postdoctoral-fellowship-global-forest-carbon-dynamics

The Smithsonian Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO) invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in global forest carbon dynamics. The fellow will have the opportunity to use tree census data from across the global ForestGEO network to investigate global patterns in forest carbon dynamics (woody productivity, woody mortality, net biomass change) and how they are shaped by abiotic drivers and tree communities. The fellow will design new research and collaborate on existing projects, with a focus on analysis of existing ForestGEO data. Analyses may also draw on additional data, e.g., data from our global forest carbon database (ForC).

The fellow will be co-advised by Smithsonian staff scientists Dr. Helene Muller-Landau and Dr. Kristina Anderson-Teixeira. The position can be based in either the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama, where Dr. Muller-Landau is based) or the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (Front Royal, VA, USA, where Dr. Anderson-Teixeira is based) depending on the preference of the selected fellow.


To apply, send a single PDF file containing a cover letter including a statement of research interest, CV, contact information for three references, and three relevant publications or manuscripts to Lauren Krizel, ForestGEO Program Manager, krizell@si.edu.



Review of applications will begin on 31 May 2019. For additional information, contact Kristina Anderson-Teixeira (teixeirak@si.edu) and/or Helene Muller-Landau (MullerH@si.edu).

18 de mayo de 2019

Se buscan candidatos para pedir una maripuri molecular y bioquímica en un centro de excelencia

The researcher will receive training in the Connell/Fucini groups (https://frozenribosomes.com/) related to the study of novel translational inhibitors that target the translational machinery with the possibility to develop part of the project within a very active network of international collaborations (Germany, UK, Japan, Italy). The highly multi-disciplinary nature of the project will allow the researcher to receive training in complementary approaches ranging from molecular biology, protein/ribosome purification and biochemistry to state-of-the-art structural biology i.e. NMR, X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM. The prospective researcher will receive training in cryo-EM data acquisition on both our home microscope as well as at national and international cryo-EM facilities (Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands) to gain access to the most advanced cryo-EM technologies. Training in cryo-EM data processing will be provided by the Connell/Fucini lab and supplemented by participation in international workshops. The researcher will also be trained in the application of high-performance computing and scripting (shell/Python) to cryo-EM. As cryo-EM is a rapidly emerging technique these skills are currently highly sought out in both the academic and industrial sector boosting the research’s future career prospects.

Although we are open to accepting cryo-EM projects directly from the applicant the research conducted in the Connell group aims at understanding ribosomal assembly and protein synthesis initiation mechanisms with a particular eye on exploiting these steps for developing or improving existing clinically relevant antibiotics.

CIC bioGUNE (http://www.cicbiogune.es/) is a key research center within the national and international scientific landscape and has been recognized as “Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence” by Spanish government. CIC bioGUNE is an Endorsing Institution of the "European Charter for Researchers & Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers", guaranteeing the best framework conditions to contribute to the professional/personal development of researchers.

Ribosome Structural Biology lab is looking for highly-motivated experienced researcher of any nationality interested in applying for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship call (H2020-MSCA-IF-2019). Individual fellowships provide opportunities to experienced researchers to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to enhance the creative and innovative potential, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.

The Experienced Researcher must be, at the date of the call deadline (11 September 2019), in possession of a doctoral degree or has at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.

Standard: The researcher cannot have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the call deadline.
Reintegration: researchers who wish to return directly from a Third Country and reintegrate in a longer term research position in Europe. The researcher cannot have resided or carried out the main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than three years in the five years immediately before the call deadline.
Career Restart: researchers who want to resume research in Europe after a break in research. The researcher cannot have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 36 months in the 5 years immediately before the call deadline.

Candidates should provide:

- Motivation letter (max 1 page)

- CV (max 4 pages)

- Contact information of three referees



Please send the application documents to: ipisa@cicbiogune.es/sconnell@cicbiogune.es

For more information, please contact: ipisa@cicbiogune.es

17 de mayo de 2019

Varias ofertas de empleo en un festival de Ciencia en Warwick, UK

The British Science Association is recruiting for the British Science Festival 2019.

We are recruiting for a team of organised and enthusiastic individuals with a variety of different skills to support and run the exciting programme of events at this year's Festival which will be held in Coventry & Warwickshire from 10-13 September, hosted by the University of Warwick. There are several paid roles open.

Duration: 10-13 September 2019, plus Training Days (6 September for Festival Assistants; 5 & 6 September for Building Managers)

Core Hours: Hours vary depending on the role

Location: University of Warwick campus and/or Coventry city centre

Rate: £9.00/hour (Festival Assistants); £10.00/hour (Building Managers)

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit our vacancies page at https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/current-vacancies-at-the-bsa

If you know of anyone who may be interested in applying, please forward this onto them.

If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@britishscienceassociation.orgrecruitment@britishscienceassociation.org>.

Best wishes,

Alyssa Chafee

Alyssa Chafee
Festival Operations Officer

A world where science is at the heart of culture and society.

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