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26 de enero de 2021

504 becas para para estudiantes de Latinoamérica que quieran hacer Master o Doctoctorado en España

Como en años anteriores, la Agenda 2030 es el horizonte de la convocatoria de becas 2021-22 de la Fundación Carolina. Lo es también para las instituciones y empresas que las respaldan desde su patronato, y para las universidades que les dan acogida, en España y en el conjunto de los países de la Comunidad Iberoamericana de Naciones. La convocatoria ofrece oportunidades de formación e investigación en todos los campos de la Agenda 2030: en las ciencias básicas y las tecnologías que contribuirán a implementar sistemas de producción y consumo sostenibles y hacer frente al cambio climático y preservar la biosfera; para contribuir a la salud pública, una educación de calidad, y ciudades más vivibles; para impulsar una economía más inclusiva y equitativa y la actividad empresarial, y promover mejoras de la productividad, el empleo decente y el progreso material de la sociedad; y en los campos social y político, para promover el cambio institucional y la innovación social, la igualdad de oportunidades entre mujeres y hombres y en el conjunto de la sociedad, y con ello, contribuir a que las sociedades sean más pacíficas y seguras, y revitalizar la democracia y el Estado de derecho y su legitimidad.

Esta es nuestra propuesta: con tu formación de postgrado y tu trabajo de investigación también puedes ayudar a hacerla realidad.

 

Para el curso académico 2021-2022 la actividad formativa de la FC se articula a través de las siguientes modalidades: postgrado, programa de doctorado y estancias cortas postdoctorales, programa de movilidad de profesores, programas de becas y estudios institucionales

El número de becas y ayudas ofertadas es de 504, que se desglosan de la siguiente manera:

  • 225 becas de postgrado
  • 85 becas de doctorado y estancias cortas postdoctorales
  • 27 becas de movilidad de profesores 
  • 37 becas de estudios institucionales
  • 130 renovaciones de becas de doctorado

 

NOTA IMPORTANTE

La Fundación Carolina hace suyo el principio de igualdad de acceso para las personas con discapacidad y se compromete a hacerlo efectivo en su programa de becas. Para ello, las personas a las que se haya adjudicado una beca y tengan acreditadas su condición de persona con discapacidad pueden comunicarlo a nuestros servicios de atención al estudiantado (Vivir en España), para que se les pueda facilitar la información y el apoyo necesarios en su estancia en España y en el acceso a los estudios universitarios a realizar.  

Gánate un sueldo usando tu mente analítica y científica para filtrar negacionistas y fake news

Full-time and Freelance Science Editor positions

Science Feedback is looking for a full-time and several freelance science editors to work on writing and organizing reviews of influential claims and articles in collaboration with scientists and academics. We are looking for thoughtful, methodical, and rigorous candidates with a deep commitment to scientific objectivity. We check viral information that claims to be science-based in several fields, starting with health (COVID-19, vaccines, clinical trials, etc.) and climate change. We also plan on expanding our work to other scientific fields that are prone to misunderstandings and disinformation (e.g., statistics, history) based on new editors’ expertise.


The organization

Science Feedback is a non-profit organization with the mission to improve the credibility of information available to Internet users in scientific domains by providing feedback to readers, journalists, editors, and tech platforms.

Since 2015, Climate Feedback has grown a global network of scientists that review influential climate change media coverage, developing a new approach to “fact-checking” crowdsourced directly from domain experts. We launched Health Feedback in 2019 to broaden this approach to the field of health sciences.

Science Feedback is a signatory of the IFCN code of principles—verifying our commitment to accuracy, fairness, transparency. As an editor, you will need to help us uphold these high standards. Our reviews are trusted for their rigor. They are featured prominently in Google News and search results (see here) and used by Facebook/Instagram to inform users who have interacted with posts containing false information (see here). We also work with Tiktok to identify health and science misinformation in viral videos.


Job responsibilities:

Primary (for all positions)
Work with our team to coordinate reviews of articles and claims. This includes daily monitoring of trending news articles and social media posts in scientific domains, overseeing a fast and solid review process, editing colleagues’ drafts, and for the full-time position: assigning reviews to freelance science editors
Write reviews as a science editor. This includes identifying experts and seeking comments from sources including our network of scientists, finding and evaluating bibliographic references, writing the content of claim reviews or the summary of article reviews made by scientists as well as editing and reinforcing scientists’ contributions (copy-editing, adding figures, links to references, etc.)
Review short viral videos that make claims about health or science within 6 hours of request



Secondary (for the full-time position)
Grow our network of contributing scientists by inviting new experts
Write “Insights” articles explaining the state of knowledge on specific scientific questions, discussing popular narratives on the Internet, or analyzing the propagation of false claims online
Contact journalists with constructive feedback based on our reviews
Write content to promote our reviews and results on social media, inform our community of social media followers about relevant research
Write a monthly newsletter to provide updates and highlight main reviews and results for the community (scientists, journalists, members of the public)


Skills required (for all positions):
Strong motivation to help Internet users find accurate information, be willing to debunk misinformation wherever it comes from
Excellent knowledge about how science works, the scientific method to (in)validate hypotheses
Excellent understanding of the scientific publication process. Science editors need to be able to identify academics’ expertise based on their scientific publications’ quality and detect potential conflicts of interest
Ability to explain scientific results and processes in terms understandable to a broad audience;
Excellent writing and editing skills
Perfect mastery of English (native speakers preferred), professional fluency in other languages is a strong plus (we check content in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Russian)
Ability to draft posts and publish in WordPress
Non-partisanship: Our staff and freelance contributors are required to not be involved in advocacy/political campaigning


Experience needed (for all positions):
Experience working with scientists
Experience working as a science journalist, editor at a scientific journal or a fact-checker a strong plus
Candidates with a scientific background (PhD or Master of Science) or a science journalism background are both encouraged to apply


Details

Full-time Position
Work location: Paris, France; Partial remote work is possible
Competitive compensation and benefits, including health coverage and paid time off

Freelance Positions
Yearly contract with minimum of 8 hours per week
Work location can be Paris, France or fully remote (we have contributors in the USA, Brazil, Spain, Singapore)
Competitive compensation


Both full-time and freelance positions include weekend duties (with extra pay) distributed among team members to ensure 7-day coverage of viral posts.


To apply, please send
a cover letter highlighting relevant experience and motivation for applying to the position, specifying which role you are applying for and scientific field(s) you can cover,
a resume,
2 writing samples.

We will consider applications as they arrive and conduct interviews and writing tests with select candidates.

Deadline: 14 February 2021

→ Email apply@sciencefeedback.co

Puesto de Assistant Professor en microbiología en Puerto Rico

Oferta compartida por Nuria


The Biology Department of the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez invites applications for the position of assistant professor in microbiology. The selected candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses according to departmental needs. Courses could include, but are not limited to: General Microbiology, Industrial Microbiology, Clinical Microbiology, and Food Microbiology. The candidate should design and develop new courses in the area of expertise or adopt previously created ones that are not currently offered. Other responsibilities include coordinating teaching laboratories, attending faculty an departmental meetings, active participation in departmental committees, and developing a successful, externally funded research program in the required area of expertise. External funds, when obtained, will allow eligibility for release time during the academic year to a maximum of half the teaching load (6 cr./hrs. out of a minimum of 12 credits per semester). Furthermore, since our Institutional mission is education, research, and service, faculty are expected to publish and present the research work in conferences and peer-reviewed journals, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, participate in faculty committees, professional and community service, and collaborate with institutional activities.

Requirements
  • Doctoral degree in Microbiology from an accredited institution or completion of all requirements by date of hire. 
  • Demonstrate the potential for excellence in teaching and research. 
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in Spanish or English. Bilingual candidates are preferred.
Interested candidates must send (only by e-mail) the following documents:
a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, research dossier and teaching interests, and three (3) letters of reference on or before February 18, 2021 to brendam.soto@upr.edu.

For further information, please contact:
Prof. Ana V. Vélez Díaz
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus
Department of Biology
Call Box 9000
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681-9000
director.biol@uprm.edu

https://home.uprm.edu/hrjobs/showjob.php?id=824

20 de enero de 2021

Summer 2021 Undergraduate Research in Marine Sciences –Maryland Sea Grant REU

Are you looking for a summer research internship studying ocean, coastal or environmental science? I invite you to check out the Maryland Sea Grant Summer REU program. We bring upper-level undergraduate students to the Chesapeake Bay to conduct individual research projects with a scientist-mentor at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. We select undergrads in many disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology and marine and environmental science.


Each REU fellow will receive:

$7,200 stipend

Free housing at your research lab

Round-trip travel expenses


In particular, we encourage students from colleges and universities where access to marine science and to research opportunities is limited and who are from groups traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math. We believe bringing together students from many disciplines, backgrounds and parts of the country makes for a more interesting and educational summer experience.


Join us for our 12-week program from May 23 to August 14, 2021. We are accepting applications through February 19. Please visit our website to find out more (www.mdsg.umd.edu/reu) or drop me a note at reu@mdsg.umd.edu


Yours,

Mike Allen

Maryland Sea Grant Research Department

Maryland Sea Grant College Program
University System of Maryland
5825 University Research Court, Suite 1350
College Park, MD 20740

301-405-7500 | fax: 301-314-5780 | www.mdsg.umd.edu

19 de enero de 2021

Varias ofertas de trabajo (2RA, 1PostDoc y tambien posibilidad de PhD) del "Insect Biodiversity and Biogeography Laboratory" de la Universidad de Hong Kong

Oferta compartida por André

JOBS: One postdoctoral and two educator positions
3-year postdoc position in insect systematics/phylogenetic diversity

A 3-year postdoc position is open at The University of Hong Kong for a joint position in the Insect Biodiversity and Biogeography Laboratory of Dr. Benoit Guénard (https://benoitguenard.wordpress.com/) and the laboratory of Dr. Tommy Lam from the School of Public Health (https://sph.hku.hk/en/Biography/Lam-Tsan-Yuk-Tommy).

During this period, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop her/his own research projects in collaboration with the PIs and their teams with a focus on questions related to phylogenetic diversity, community assembly, systematics or genomics of insects, preferentially using mosquitos and ants as study systems.

Applicants should hold a PhD in ecology, entomology, systematics, zoology or a related field. The candidate should demonstrate excellent track record of carrying independent research with strong publications. The candidate is also expected to mentor junior teammates such as postgraduate students and undergraduate interns.

Applicants must submit their application to both Dr. Guénard (bguenard@hku.hk) and Dr. Lam (ttylam@hku.hk) including their CV, two representative publications, motivation letter and a short outline of a research proposal (1 page). Review of applications will start immediately, so interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications as soon as possible.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until February 28, 2021, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier. For inquiry about the job duty, salary range and benefit (e.g. medical) of the package, please contact Dr. Guénard.

The University of Hong Kong is located on Hong Kong Islands, at the core of an international and vibrant metropolis with English being the primary language used within the University and in many parts of the city. Hong Kong has a relatively low tax rate and high-quality medical and healthcare system.

Two educator positions

The Hong Kong Biodiversity Museum and the Insect Biodiversity and Biogeography Laboratory (IBBL https://benoitguenard.wordpress.com/) of HKU are looking for two motivated and talented individuals to work as biodiversity educators / ecoleaders.
The first position will consist in organizing and leading courses and guided tours to present the diversity and ecology of arthropods in Hong Kong. This program organized in partnership with the Nature Discovery Park of K11 Musea includes regular insect surveys on roof top, preparation of educational material for both online and in person courses, and the organization of guided entomological tours. The successful candidate should have a strong experience and knowledge in entomology, with additional skills in education or online material creation seen as beneficial for the position. A competitive salary is offered with the position open from April 1st to December 31st 2021 (9 months). Possibility for extension to be discussed at a later date.
The second position will consist in organizing visits and tours of the Hong Kong Biodiversity Museum, engage with a community of followers and visitors online via social media by providing educational material on biodiversity, develop new ecological and conservation information to be added on specimens within the museum, as well as other educational tasks related to the Biodiversity Museum such as supervising a small team of volunteers. The successful candidate should have a strong experience, interest and knowledge in zoology. Previous experience in creating online material and using social media efficiently will be considered positively. A competitive salary is offered with the position open from the Spring 2021 (April-May) and for a period of 18 months.

Both jobs are offered as full time positions and require a Bachelor degree in biology, ecology or related field, as well as excellent skills to speak and write in both English and Cantonese. Both positions include occasional work on weekends (either Saturday or Sunday).

To apply, interested candidates should contact Dr. Benoit Guénard (zeroben@gmail.com) at the earliest convenience including a motivation letter demonstrating the skills of the applicant and a CV. Applicants should indicate which position they are interested in applying.
PhD positions available!

Applicants should have a strong background in ecology, entomology or a related field, with previous research and field experience preferred, and with good analytical skills. Students with high motivation to work within tropical Asian regions are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates should be hard-working, critical thinkers and independent (but keen to work with a team of researchers). Applicants should note that to be accepted within the Graduate Program of the University of Hong Kong, demonstration of academic excellence during undergraduate studies (high GPA) is a requirement.

Potential to develop fieldwork in South-East Asia, including within Hong Kong during the PhD program exists. The geographic position and history of Hong Kong provide great opportunities for the study of community ecology, biological invasions and functional diversity in ants.

Application, including CV, motivation letter, publication (if any) and a list of 2 references should be sent to Dr Benoit Guénard (https://benoitguenard.wordpress.com/) before November 10th 2020.

18 de enero de 2021

Posición de associate professor en biología y evolución molecular

Oferta compartida por Nuria


The Department of Ecology and Genetics at the University of Uppsala is a dynamic and highly international academic environment with staff and students from all over the world. Our research interests are broad, ranging from evolutionary ecology and genetics to studies of entire ecosystems. For more detailed information on our research, please see www.ieg.uu.se. We now wish to strengthen our research activities in the interface between evolution and genomics, and therefore announce a position as senior lecturer in molecular evolution, placed at the program of evolutionary biology.

Description of subject area of the employment: 
Molecular evolutionary studies include research on the evolution of DNA and related molecules. The access to very large amount of data has made it possible to focus on general processes that affect the whole genome. Rapid technological developments have also allowed studies of not only DNA sequence evolution but also transcriptome evolution and evolution of chemical modifications of DNA and proteins, like methylation and acetylation. In parallel, theoretical progress has been made with development of mathematical models of evolution on the molecular level. Molecular evolution has strong connections to population genomics and genome evolution.

Duties:
  • Teaching, research and administration. Teaching duties include course responsibility and course administration and supervision of second- and third-cycle students.
  • Follow developments within the subject area and the development of society in general that is important for the work at the university.
  • The person appointed will be expected to perform research on molecular evolution in eukaryotic systems and be able to interact and give synergies with existing research within the program.
Qualifications Required:
  • PhD in molecular evolution, or have the corresponding research competence or some other professional expertise. To complement existing research within the program as well as to meet teaching needs, we seek candidates with strong competence in both theoretical and empirical research on molecular evolution.
  • Research Expertise and Teaching Expertise. It is necessary that the pedagogical skills, the research expertise and the professional skills are relevant to the content of the employment and the tasks that will be included in the employment.
  • Applicants must have completed teacher training of relevance to operations at the University, comprising ten weeks, or have acquired the equivalent knowledge. If special circumstances apply, this training for teachers in higher education may be completed during the first two years of employment.
  • Documented ability to teach in Swedish and English is a requirement unless special reasons prevail. The holder is expected to be able to teach in Swedish within two years.
  • Personal capabilities necessary to carry out fully the duties of the appointment.

Assessment Criteria/Ranking of applicants that fulfil the above-mentioned qualifications required

The ranking of eligible applicants will be based primarily on research and teaching expertise, of which weight will be primarily given to research expertise.
  • Research Expertise comprises research merits. In addition to academic merits, research merits from other activities, including technology development, may also be taken into account including research merits obtained outside the academy, which includes for example technology development and innovation ability. In assessing research expertise research quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of research, primarily in regard to depth and breadth, must also be afforded consideration. In assessing research expertise special weight will be attached to merits in both theoretical and empirical research on molecular evolution. In assessing research expertise, special weight will also be given to merits that combine biology and mathematics. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop research and education in the third cycle, the ability to acquire funding for research in competition, as well as the demonstrated capacity to interact with others both within academia and in the wider community.
  • Teaching Expertise comprises educational and teaching qualifications. This expertise can have been achieved outside the academy through supervision, internal training, mentoring programs, etc. In assessing teaching expertise teaching quality must be the prime consideration. The scope of teaching experience, in terms of both breadth and depth, must also be afforded consideration. Furthermore, consideration must be given to the capacity to plan, initiate, lead, and develop teaching and instruction, as well as the ability to connect research to teaching in respect to research in the subject at hand, subject didactics, as well as teaching and learning in higher education. The ability to interact concerning issues of teaching and learning in higher education with actors inside and outside the University is also included in teaching expertise.
All merits must be documented in a manner that makes it possible to assess both quality and scope.

In filling this position the university aims to appoint the applicant who, following a qualitative holistic assessment of her/his competence and expertise, is judged to have the best potential to carry out and develop the relevant duties and to help advance operations.

Further information
An applicant who is offered an employment as Associate Professor can be promoted to Professor if he/she has applied for this, is qualified for such a post, and moreover has been deemed suitable on the basis of the specific criteria established by the faculty board.
In an overall assessment of the applicant’s qualifications, parental leave, part-time work relating to care of children, union assignments, military service, or the like are to be regarded as work experience.
University appointment regulations
Faculty appointment regulations
Instructions for application

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: As soon as possbile or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Permanent full-time position.
Scope of employment: 100%.
For further information about the position please contact: Professor Hans Ellegren, phone +46-18-4716460, e-mail hans.ellegren@ebc.uu.se.

Please submit your application by January 28, 2021 at the latest, UFV-PA 2020/4340.

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
If you are an international candidate, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus.
Original post : https://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=364135
Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.
Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

17 de enero de 2021

¿Quieres trabajar en un museo? Oferta para convertirte en conservador de mamíferos.

Oferta compartida por Nuria

The Natural History Museum Bern (NMBE), Switzerland has a vacancy for the following position starting March 1, 2021 at the earliest, or by agreement. The NMBE as one of the major research museums in Switzerland owns a valuable scientific collection of mammals, a modern research infrastructure (molecular genetics, morphology) and a close connection to the University of Bern. You can expect a responsible and versatile job as curator of the mammal collection in the team of our ever-changing museum operation.

Your tasks
  • Responsibility for the expansion, inventory, conservation and use of the mammal collection, including loan transactions
  • Planning and implementation of independent, collection related research projects and cooperations
  • Participation in public relations as well as conception and realization of exhibitions
  • Collaboration in the implementation of the educational mission of the museum (popular scientific publications, guided tours and lectures, information for laymen)
  • Interest in university teaching is expressly desired.
Your profile
  • completed biology studies and PhD in relevant field (zoology, ecology)
  • successful scientific work as a mammalogist with a focus on morphology,functional morphology, molecular genetics, taxonomy and/or systematics
  • evidence of international publication activity in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • several years of post-doctoral research experience
  • experience in the acquisition of third-party funds
  • solid experience in dealing with scientific collections
  • good IT skills (e.g. databases, 3D reconstruction, analysis of scientific data)
  • very good language skills in German and English

The NMBE is an institution of the Burgergemeinde Bern, therefore employment is in accordance with their personnel regulations. If we have aroused your interest, please send your application with the usual documents (CV, list of publications, letter of motivation) as well as addresses of at least two references by 31 January 2021 (extended deadline) by e-mail (PDF document) or by mail to: Natural History Museum Bern, Secretariat, Bernastrasse 15, CH-3005 Bern, Switzerland (hr@nmbe.ch).

For further information on the job description, please contact the responsible department head, Dr. Stefan T. Hertwig, stefan.hertwig@nmbe.ch, +41 31 350 72 80.

16 de enero de 2021

Posición permanente como investigador en hidrología

Oferta compartida por Nuria


Opening of a permanent research position "Aquatic community ecology under global change" at INRAE Lyon, in the EcoFlowS team (https://ecoflows.inrae.fr/) of the RIVERLY research unit (https://riverly.inrae.fr/). 

Position description:

The RiverLy research unit combines hydrology, hydraulics, ecology, ecotoxicology and environmental chemistry to understand the ecological functioning and dynamics of river networks and guide their management. More specifically, the EcoFlowS team explores multi-scale eco-hydrology to understand and quantify ecological responses (eg. populations, communities, ecological processes) to different habitat proximal variables (eg. hydrology, hydraulics, sediments, temperature, dissolved oxygen, contaminants), natural or under human influences. This knowledge is used to support the management of river networks, including their biomonitoring and restoration. 

In the EcoFlowS team, you will model community responses (including taxonomic, functional or molecular approaches) to global change to develop innovative strategies to manage and protect river networks. In line with the scientific project of RiverLY, your research will integrate the local-scale effects of habitat drivers identified through mechanistic approaches into large-scale (from regional to international) models of biodiversity and ecosystem responses to environmental stressors associated with global change. You will test theoretical hypotheses from community ecology integrating the most recent conceptual (eg metacommunity theory, spatial ecology) and methodological (eg spatial statistical modelling, process-based models of dispersal) developments. You will quantify resistance and resilience capacities of aquatic communities to global change, accounting for the dendritic nature of river networks and their natural (eg drying) and anthropogenic (eg dams) fragmentation. To do so, you could use existing regional (eg LTER platforms, Water Agencies), national (eg French Biodiversity Office) and international (eg open-access databases) datasets, as well as the rich datasets available at EcoFlowS (eg Rhone river restoration monitoring, intermittent rivers database, glacial streams).

In RiverLY, your research will interact with other disciplines from the different research teams to integrate the ecological effects of various physical and chemical environmental factors. Thanks to this multidisciplinary context, you will lead projects to conserve, restore and manage riverine biodiversity under global change in line with national and EU legislations. Last, you will contribute to animating, programming and evaluating research within local research groups, as well as developing regional, national and international collaborations.

Requirements:
  • Holding a PhD in aquatic ecology
  • Strong international postdoctoral experience in modelling biological community responses to global change. 
  • During your career, you combined taxonomic, functional and/or molecular approaches from catchment to national or international scales, preferably on aquatic macro-invertebrates, but open to other biological groups such as fish. 
  • Skills in statistical modelling and data mining, you like working in a very collaborative and multi-disciplinary environment. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated leadership abilities in multidisciplinary and highly visible projects.
  • You are fluent in English and must hold a long-time international experience abroad.

The position will be officially open by the end of January. Do not hesitate to contact Thibault Datry (thibault.datry@inrae.fr) for more information 

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