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22 de julio de 2019

Se buscan voluntarios para trabajar este verano en un proyecto de primatología en Senegal (gastos cubiertos + dinero de bolsillo)

Volunteer position for Guinea Baboon Research in Senegal

Starting date end of August 2019

The Cognitive Ethology Lab of the German Primate Center runs the research station “CRP Simenti” in the Niokolo Koba National Park in Senegal where we study the social behavior of Guinea baboons. We are looking for a volunteer to help with sample collection and processing for about four months, starting at the end of August 2019 until the beginning of January 2020.

We cover travel costs, medical insurance, necessary medical examinations and vaccinations as well as malaria prophylaxis (reimbursement after completion of stay). Lodging and food is free, and we pay 100 € a month of “pocket money”.

Required Skills

• Happy to live and work under harsh conditions

• Be able to walk long distances in the heat

• Field experience / experience with observing animals

• Good intercultural communication skills

• Team spirit

• Basic knowledge of French

• Clean Driver’s license Tasks

• Collect fecal samples for genetic and hormonal analysis

• Preprocess samples in our field lab

• Contribute to the running of the project

Check out our website for more information on the field station and our ongoing research:­‐ethology/field-­‐station.html

If you are interested in the position, please send a motivation letter, a CV and names of two referents to Prof. Dr. Julia Fischer ( The deadline is rolling until a suitable candidate is found.

Oferta de trabajo con mamíferos marinos

ORCA is now recruiting for a Science Officer, to be based in Portsmouth, UK.

About ORCA
ORCA is a whale and dolphin conservation charity dedicated to the long term protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises (collectively known as cetaceans) and their habitats in UK, European and waters around the world. ORCA is committed to the study of cetaceans and promoting their conservation through enthusing, inspiring and educating others. As well as having Wildlife Officers on board ferries and cruise ships, we run regular scientific surveys, recording the species seen, their location and activity. These data help to identify areas of importance for cetaceans, and drivers of their occurrence. Our data have been collected for 18 years, and are utilised by other conservation charities, governments, researchers and students.

About the Role
The incumbent will be responsible for ORCA's data and its use. This includes managing large datasets and the addition of high quality data to these each year, with data being error checked and mapped in GIS. Data will be shared with external users, and analysed by the role holder to meet ORCA's strategic objectives for cetacean conservation. This includes the delivery of an annual report 'The State of European Cetaceans', and leading on peer-reviewed publications. Through these publications and existing links with other organisations and academic institutions, collaborative work will be continued. Student supervision at partner institutions will be undertaken. Additional work liaising with developers of data portals and mobile applications will be continued, and the role holder will support other work areas where required.

Job Description and Person Specification


* High level proficiency in ArcGIS

* High level proficiency in R or similar programming language

* Experience of peer-reviewed publication, ideally as first or last author

* High level proficiency in utilising complex databases - particularly Excel and Access

* High level of attention to detail

* Experience of distance sampling analysis & other ecological modelling techniques

* Postgraduate qualification in a related field, or 3+ years postgraduate work experience

* Have an interest and enthusiasm for cetacean conservation


* Field experience in marine wildlife surveys, ideally cetacean surveys

* Experience with citizen science datasets

Roles and Responsibilities

* Organising data collection and collation from over a hundred surveys each year

* Maintaining and checking of datasets for logical and spatial errors

* Data extraction to meet research requests

* Setup of digital data collection systems - knowledge of Microsoft Access required

* Leading ORCA's peer-reviewed publications and developing collaborations

* In house analyses and scientific writing for our annual report 'The State of European Cetaceans'

* Creation of maps from survey data

* Overseeing app and data portal development and maintenance

* Provide support to the organisation of ORCA's at sea work areas when required

* Oversee data volunteers, and supervise students throughout the season

* Provide support to other work areas of ORCA when required

The closing date for applications is midnight 31st July. Interviews will be held in Portsmouth on either the 9th and 12th August. The role will start late August in the Portsmouth office, with a hand-over period with the current Science Officer.

Application Process: Please submit a CV and a covering letter to> outlining a) Why are you the best person for the job? b) What is the one thing you do really well and why is it relevant to this role? c) Why do you want to work for ORCA?

If you have not heard from us within 7 days of the closing date, your application has not been successful. We are unable to offer feedback at this stage.

For further information about ORCA please visit our website<> or contact>.

We look forward to receiving your applications.

The ORCA Team

21 de julio de 2019

Fisheries Observer/Field Biologist

Alaskan Observers, Inc.
Dutch Harbor, Alaska

Salary begins at $4098/month during deployments, including room & board and some travel.

Are you looking for a financially rewarding career that offers independence, adventure and practical experience in field biology? Do you want to play a critical role in the conservation and management of fisheries resources?

As an at-sea biologist working aboard U.S.-flagged commercial fishing vessels based out of Dutch Harbor AK, you will gather fishing effort and location information, sampling for bycatch composition, and collecting biological data from both bycatch and target species. Observers go into the field for 70-90 day deployments, and are guaranteed subsequent deployment opportunities and salary advances.

Fisheries Observing is a challenging and unique position. This is not a 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. job--rather, twelve to fourteen hour days are the rule. Gathering, sorting, and weighing a sample at sea is a physically demanding job, and recording the data gathered requires a biologist's attention to detail. The work is further complicated by the fact that observers and fisherman have different objectives--diplomatic efforts on the observer's part, aimed at securing a mutually agreeable working environment, are often part of the job.

Positions begin with a 3-week paid training in Seattle starting 8/5/19.

Salary begins at $4098/month during deployments, including room & board and some travel.


•Completed Bachelor's degree with a major in a natural science such as Fisheries & Wildlife, Biology, Marine Science, Marine Biology, Ecology, etc.
•A minimum of 30 credit hours in applicable biological sciences.
•At least one course in both math and statistics.
•Coursework that emphasized the use of dichotomous (taxonomic) keys.
•Prior sea time preferred but not required


To apply for this position please submit the online application found at our website: Additionally, please email both a resume and transcripts to Rachel Moore, AOI Recruitment Coordinator, For questions about the job description and application process, please feel free to call: 888-317-9343.

2 plazas para empezar un doctorado en genómica este otoño en Noruega

PhD Candidate on the project IceAGenT
The position

The University Museum at The Arctic University Museum and Academy of Fine
Arts seeks 1-2 candidates who wish to obtain the degree of Philosophiae
Doctor (PhD). The positions are on the project "IceAGenT - Ice Age
Genomic Tracking of Refugia and Postglacial Dispersal". The positions
are for four years, and vacant from 1st October 2019.

The project

In the ERC funded project IceAGenT, we will develop innovative methods for
studies of ancient and modern DNA. We will build on existing data as well
as core new lakes for ancient sedimentary DNA. This will be supplemented
by studies of contemporary phylogeography. The aim is to revisit glacial
survival and postglacial dispersal, with the ultimate aim of unifying
phylogeography with palaeoecology.The successful candidate will do
metabarcoding and lithological analyses on lake-sediment cores from the
northern Europe to obtain information on past vascular plant species. This
will be supplemented by studies on past and current phylogeography.

20 de julio de 2019

Symposium: Good Scientific Practice

Start: Nov 14, 2019 09:00
End: Nov 15, 2019 17:00
Host: Department of Neurology Lise-Meitner Research Group "Cognition and Plasticity"

Are we doing good? Let's review scientific practice!

Organised by and for doctoral students and early career researchers, the symposium Doing Good - Scientific Practice under Review takes a bottom-up approach to central aspects of Good Scientific Practice and Open Science in empirical research. It aims to examine current scientific practices and to offer a thorough view on novel perspectives regarding the publication system, statistical analyses as well as methodological and ethical aspects in scientific research.

Invited talks, workshops, and hands-on sessions from experts in their field will give participants the opportunity to learn about recent developments and challenges in Good Scientific Practice and to transfer the knowledge to their own research projects.

The symposium will finish with a panel discussion during which current and future developments of Good Scientific Practice will be debated by experts who act as stakeholders of the academic system. The panel discussion will be open to the public.

Registration is now open! Find further information here.

19 de julio de 2019

Oferta para hacer la tesis con mamíferos y flores en Australia

Understanding the evolution of mammal pollination in the south-west Australian biodiversity hotspot and its vulnerability to landscape modification

While Australia is a global centre for bird pollination, there is comparatively little evidence for pollination systems specialised on mammal pollination. The honey possum is a specialist nectarivore, endemic to the south-west Australian biodiversity hotspot, where they were originally common in sandplain habitats dominated by Proteaceae and Myrtaceae. While it has long been speculated that plants may be adapted specifically to pollination by honey possums, this hypothesis has never been rigorously tested. The initial aim of this project is to test for specialisation on pollination by honey possums in members of Dryandra, a clade of Banksiathat exhibits multiple evolutions of the unusual prostrate flowers thought to be associated with mammal pollination. Secondly, we aim to investigate how resilient this pollination strategy is to anthropogenic landscape modification, given that many prostrate Dryandraare rare local endemics, including in remnant sandplain within the agricultural region. Finally, we aim to test the role of specific floral traits such as floral odour, inflorescence position, and rigid floral structure in pollination by honey possums.

A PhD student is being sought to research the ecology of potential honey possum pollination systems in Dryandra, with the flexibility to investigate issues of either conservation or floral adaptation depending on interest. A PhD scholarship for the project is available through La Trobe University. Suitable PhD students will have:
a Masters or strong first class honours
a driver’s license
an ability to undertake fieldwork in remote areas
a willingness to undertake fieldwork interstate

This project is a collaboration between Dr Ryan Phillips (La Trobe University, Melbourne), Dr Susan Hoebee (La Trobe University, Melbourne), and Dr Rob Davis (Edith Cowan University, Perth).

Contact Ryan Phillips for further information

18 de julio de 2019

Prácticas remuneradas de divulgación científica en Florida

ANGARI Foundation is now hiring for Fall 2019 and Spring 2020 internships.

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ANGARI Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit private operating foundation in
West Palm Beach that works to promote scientists and their research, while
increasing public engagement in science. The Foundation provides an
exceptional research and education platform onboard the 65-foot research
vessel ANGARI, which is offered to scientists, educators and filmmakers at
minimal costs. Our internship programs offer students an opportunity
to work alongside our full-time staff and learn many aspects of the
nonprofit world, as well as science communication, education and outreach

Location: West Palm Beach, Florida

Duration: Part-time (10 or 20 hrs/week including occasional evenings and
weekends); starting September 2019 (fall Internships) or February 2020
(spring internships); 3-month or 6-month term maximum.

Stipend: Monthly stipend dependent on weekly hours; Foundation is also
willing to work with intern to secure university course credit as

About the Position: ANGARI Foundation works to promote scientists and
their ongoing research, while increasing public engagement in science via
news media, social media, livestream, public outreach events, citizen
science initiatives, classroom visits and virtual reality film. The
Foundation is seeking an intern who will take an active role in
communicating the work of the scientists who come aboard our research
vessel through traditional media and social media platforms. The intern
will also help organize and participate in outreach events on behalf of the
Foundation. The intern may also have an opportunity to assist with science
education, including developing educational materials in conjunction with
expeditions and partner scientists.

Primary Responsibilities:

-Participate in citizen science, education and outreach events

-Foster engagement through social media conversations

-Assist with planning social media content one week in advance

-Assist with development of print and online marketing materials

-Capture onboard photo/video during Coastal Ocean Explorers Program

-Assist with media file organization as well as photo and video editing

-Foster relationships with scientists and community partners

-Assist with developing and executing education programs

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-College student or graduate

-Must be 18 years or older

-Driver's license and access to vehicle

-Excellent written and oral communication skills

-Strong organizational skills

-Positive attitude with ability to both self-motivate and take initiative

-Experience working with computers, software and social media platforms

-Ability to work well with both youth and adults

-Ability to work in team and individual settings

-Availability to work some evenings and weekends

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

-Knowledge of marine and/or environmental science

-Formal and/or informal education and mentoring experience

-Experience in scientific writing and/or presentation

-Experience with marine science fieldwork

-Experience with photo and video editing

-Experience with WordPress and HTML

To apply, email a cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts (unofficial
accepted) and list of 3 references with contact info to

Fall application deadline: July 31, 2019; Spring deadline: October 31, 2019.

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17 de julio de 2019

Funding para grupos de jovenes investigadores que quieran cambiar el mundo

Call for Applications: CAT (Constructive Advanced Thinking)


CAT is an open international call designed to foster interdisciplinary research teams of young promising individuals wishing to address emergent societal issues with fresh ideas. Its aim is as follows:

- Supporting international research teams, composed of early career researchers, to conduct fundamental research with the goal to provide solution-oriented ideas to address issues that put our societies at risk.

- Fostering the transformation of these ideas into real-world action and of these teams into future leading networks of advanced thinking.

CAT projects should address an emerging societal issue, with the aim to chart pathways for action. Stakeholder organizations (policymakers, industries, NGOs…) interested in addressing the issue with fundamental research are welcome to participate in a CAT project and can be represented in the team.

Following the policy of the participating institutes, the researchers retain the intellectual property rights to their work.


CAT will provide teams of early career researchers (three to five persons, possibly including a stakeholder) time and space for thought and discussion in the best research environments Europe has to offer. During a period of up to three years, teams will benefit from a series of short stays (i.e. between one and two weeks, two to three times a year) in participating institutes (see links below). This call has been incubated in the Network of European Institutes for Advanced Studies (NETIAS) and also involves institutes beyond the network. The participating institutes will provide support to connect the teams with the most knowledgeable and experienced researchers and will help to valorize the obtained results through their legitimating channels.

The CAT selection committee will allocate stays of teams to the various participating institutes. Teams may suggest specific participating institutes, providing the reasons, but the final decision will be taken by the selection committee.

CAT will not fund salaries. CAT will cover travel and accommodation expenses for the team meetings/short work stays in the participating institutes, and possibly a small amount of other research-related expenses.

CAT teams will benefit from the institutes’ amenities and conviviality for work and exchanges during their stays. Discussions at the institutes will provide a unique sounding board for innovative ideas and will give valuable feed-back.

At mid-term, the continuation of the team’s work will be subject to approval after examination of a short progress report.

At the end of their project, in addition to the organization of one or more final meeting(s) presenting the results, the CAT teams will be expected to produce a final report in the form of a text, video, website or other, that will be made public.

Are you eligible?

Your project must address emergent societal issues.

The Principal Investigator (team leader) must have a stable research position in a European (EU including UK and associated countries) higher education and/or research institution for the entire duration of the project. S/he must have obtained a PhD between January 2010 and December 2018.

No team member can have obtained her/his PhD before January 2010. PhD students are eligible.

There is no specific requirement for representatives of stakeholder organizations.

Each team should include participants from at least two different countries (current workplace, including non-European countries; nationality irrelevant).

The team of 3 to 5 persons (stakeholders included) must be fully constituted, with CVs of all members named in the proposal attached.

Each team must provide support letters from internationally renowned researchers (who are not part of the team). Each team can also provide one or more letter(s) of support from stakeholder organizations (policymakers, industry, NGOs…).


The proposal should come in the form of

a) a 300-word abstract;

b) a 3000-word max text OR a video of 15 min max (in which case include web link in abstract), describing the team’s research question and how it plans to address it (the motivation, the societal issues addressed and the interdisciplinary aspects of the project should be specified);

c) a brief work plan for meetings and activities with an indicative calendar and duration as well as research-related expenses (if any).

d) a short description of the team including a CV for each participant and an indication of where they will travel from to the meetings;

e) letters of support: at least two from academic researchers; additional letters from extra-academic stakeholders are encouraged.

Submit proposals at:

Selection and evaluation process

The proposals will be examined by the participating institutes and reviewed by experts. In the spirit of a bottom-up and open call, the way the teams understand the call and design their proposal is a criterion of assessment, as is the societal relevance of the proposal, the quality of the team, its organization, the deliverables and the innovativeness of the approach to the issue at stake.

Selected projects will receive the list of institutes which offer to host them. This list is non-negotiable. Non-selected projects will not receive feedback on the reasons for rejection.

The institutes will discuss with the teams the dates of planned meetings.

A FAQ document is available here.


- Deadline for applications : September 5, 2019, 3pm Paris time
- Selection communicated to selected teams before November 30, 2019
- Negotiation with host institutes (dates of meetings, etc.): December 2019
- Invitations start after January 1, 2020

Participating Institutes
CEU Institute for Advanced Study, Budapest
Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Jerusalem
Montpellier Advanced Knowledge Institute on Transitions, Montpellier
Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, Amsterdam
Paris Institute for Advanced Study, Paris
Scienza Nuova, Torino
Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Uppsala;
Zentrum für interdisziplinäre Forschung, Bielefeld
Zukunftskolleg, Konstanz

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16 de julio de 2019

Contrato para hacer una tesis biomolecular en Santander, España

El grupo de investigación Citoquinas y Factores de Crecimiento en Fenómenos de Plasticidad Tisular Patológica liderado por el Dr J Francisco Nistal, del Instituto de Investigación Valdecilla (Santander) busca un estudiante predoctoral altamente motivado para realizar una tesis doctoral. El interés del grupo se centra en la búsqueda de dianas terapéuticas en el remodelado cardiovascular patológico. El candidato seleccionado se presentará a los contratos predoctorales de 4 años de la convocatoria IDIVAL-Universidad de Cantabria que será publicada en breves Las características económicas de estas ayudas son similares a las becas FPU.
El proyecto de investigación al que se incorporará el candidato seleccionado se centrará en un estudio translacional sobre el papel de RNAs no-codificantes como dianas terapéuticas y como biomarcadores tanto en modelos animales sometidos a remodelado cardiovascular como en muestras patológicas de pacientes. EL proyecto está financiado por el Instituto de Salud Carlos III (2019-2021) y se titula “microRNAs: biomarcadores con valor pronóstico y potenciales dianas terapéuticas para la regresión de la hipertrofia cardiaca”.
Para más información sobre proyectos, publicaciones y miembros del grupo, consultad el siguiente enlace:
Requisitos indispensables:
- Estar en posesión de Licenciatura/Grado en bioquímica, biotecnología, biología, medicina, farmacia o titulación afín con fecha posterior al 1 de enero de 2015
- Estar en posesión del título de Máster Universitario
- Tener una nota del expediente académico superior a 8 (sobre 10). Por favor ABSTENERSE candidatos que no cumplan este requisito.
También se valorará experiencia previa en laboratorio de biología molecular, artículos publicados y conocimiento de inglés.
Los candidatos interesados deberán enviar su CV y el expediente académico en el que conste la nota media de Licenciatura/Grado y de Master, a los Dres. Raquel García y J. Francisco Nistal antes del 1 de agosto de 2019.

Instituto de Investigación Marqués de Valdecilla IDIVAL
c/ Cardenal Herrera Oria s/n
39011 Santander

15 de julio de 2019

Oferta para hacer una tesis botánica -con campito!- en Valencia

Applications are invited for a PhD position to join the department of Plant Ecology in the Research Center of Desertification (CIDE) in Valencia, Spain 

The successful candidate will work on a project investigating the
ecological and evolutionary implications of nutrient transfer among
plants as a mechanism of cooperation in arid environments. The project
will evaluate nutrient storage in plants after precipitation pulses,
and its re-distribution among neighbors when soil water and nutrients are
limited. The PhD will combine field work monitoring of plants phenology
and fitness, temporal dynamics of the use of nutrients by plants,
water use efficiency and seed production with stable isotope analyses
to quantify nutrient transfer among plants and local adaptation of plant
populations to the community in which they live.

The applicant will be encouraged to propose her/his own ideas and
research interests within this conceptual framework, and in this sense,
the candidate is expected to be highly motivated, and has curiosity and
leadership skills in order to propose ideas independently.

The Project will involve fieldwork in gypsum plant communities in south
Alicante combined with greenhouse experiments in Moncada (Valencia)
(Spain), therefore, it is required to have a driving license. Although the
framework of the PhD in mainly plant community ecology, expertise/interest
in eco-physiological aspects (water use efficiency, nutrient cycling in
plants) will be taken into account.

Applicants must have a finished her/his degree after the 1st of
January of 2016 and have an average grade of academic record above 8.5
(out of 10). It Spanish is not the first language of the applicant,
it is necessary to have passed (or be able to do so) a B2 language
exam. Interested applicants can apply via email (
or providing the following information: CV,
academic record scores, brief statement of research interests, research
experience and motivation, and the email of two researches willing to
provide a support letter for the candidate.

Contact information:

Alicia Montesinos Navarro

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