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27 de septiembre de 2022

Estudia la pérdida de biodiversidad urbana de Helsinki debido a cambios en la redes ecológicas de la zona con este postdoc

Oferta compartida por Nuria

The University of Helsinki has opened a position for a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Urban and Regional Studies. The University of Helsinki, founded in 1640, is one of the best multidisciplinary research universities in the world. The University of Helsinki is an international academic community of 40,000 students and staff members. It operates on four campuses in Helsinki and at 15 other locations.

Helsinki Institute of Urban and Regional Studies (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/helsinki-institute-of-urban-and-regional-studies) is seeking a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher in Urban Studies with a focus in Urban Ecological Research. The goal of the Institute is to enhance our understanding of global urban challenges facing Nordic Welfare States. The postdoctoral researcher will benefit from a novel research environment that emphasises scientific rigor, collaboration with cities and the pursuit of excellence in science and teaching. The close co-operation between the University of Helsinki, Aalto University and the cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa will provide a unique working environment in the heart of a changing and developing capital region. The cities of the Helsinki Capital Region are funding the research position, and the appointee will be working in close interaction with the cities.

The postdoctoral researcher is expected to focus his/her research on biodiversity and its loss in urban environments due to changes in ecological networks in the Helsinki Capital Region. The research will focus on invertebrate diversity in fragmented and isolated urban forests, both from the perspective of the contemporary landscape as well as the historical landscape. The response of biodiversity to urbanisation will be approached from both the community, intraspecific and functional trait response levels.

The position is placed in the Urban Ecosystems research group at the Faculty of Biological and Environmental Sciences. The postdoctoral researcher will be offered a contract for a three year fixed-term period starting from the 1st of December 2022 onwards (or as agreed).

The postdoctoral researcher to be appointed will have proven expertise in urban ecological research. The main duties will include research in the respective field. The post will require scholarly publishing, teaching in the Master’s Programme in Urban Studies & Planning (https://www.helsinki.fi/en/programmes/master/urban-studies-planning) and interaction with the funding city organisations. The appointee is also expected to take a role in planning for new research projects to be conducted at the University of Helsinki.

An appointee to the position of postdoctoral researcher must hold a doctoral degree in a relevant field, have the ability to conduct independent scientific research and possess the teaching skills required for the position. The candidate should have the proven capability to publish in scientific journals and have excellent analytical and methodological skills. In addition, the candidate is expected to have good communication skills and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a multidisciplinary working community and in close collaboration with the cities.

The postdoctoral researcher will play a key role in developing the educational offerings of the Urban Studies & Planning programme. Furthermore, he/she will
  • Contribute to programme delivery and continuous course and programme improvement
  • Develop or identify urban studies-related content and materials for courses
  • Develop, implement, and support extracurricular activities, including symposia and seminars
The candidates’ doctoral degree must have been granted by the awarding institution prior to the date for the job interviews. Furthermore, the doctoral degree is expected to have been granted no more than five years prior to application (2017 or later). The five-year limit may be exceeded only for particularly compelling reasons (for instance parental leave or military service).

The salary will be based on the job requirement scheme for teaching and research staff in the salary system of Finnish universities.

Please submit your application as a single pdf file, which includes the following documents in English:
  • Curriculum vitae, including teaching merits (max. 3 pages)
  • List of publications (max. 2 pages)
  • Research Plan or Letter of Research Interests (max. 3 pages), in which the applicant outlines how his/her expertise would contribute to the research area
  • Summary (max. 2 pages) of the applicant’s scholarly activities, including original research at an international level, international academic networks, local co-operation, success in obtaining research funding
  • Names and contact details of two referees
Please submit your application as a single pdf file using the University of Helsinki Recruitment System via the Apply link. Applicants who are employees of the University of Helsinki are requested to submit their application via the SAP HR portal.
(https://jobs.helsinki.fi/job/Helsinki/754448902/?feedId=350602&utm_source=CareerSite_UniversityOfHelsinki).

Further information on the position may be obtained from:
Docent Johan Kotze, University of Helsinki (johan.kotze@helsinki.fi, +358503160576)
Professor Heikki Setälä, University of Helsinki (heikki.setala@helsinki.fi, +35850 5408094)
Professor Mari Vaattovaara, Director Institute of Urban and Regional Studies, University of Helsinki (mari.vaattovaara@helsinki.fi, +358-504154861)

26 de septiembre de 2022

Vete a la Antártida con esta beca para hacer el doctorado en conservación

Oferta compartida por Cristina
 

Conservation planning in Antarctica (PhD)

This PhD project will develop new conservation planning methods that are specifically adapted to Antarctica.

Application dates Applications close31 October 2022
What you'll receive

You'll receive a scholarship, tax exempt and indexed annually of $28,854 per annum for a period of 4 years.
Eligibility

To apply for this scholarship, you must:meet the entry requirements for a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at QUT
have background in environmental science, conservation biology or related quantitative disciplines
an interest in studying complex environmental systems and identifying opportunities to improve protection
be able to commence the PhD course in 2022.

We are particularly interested in applicants from groups that are under-represented in academia, mathematics, and STEM, based on gender, sexuality, race, culture, disability status. There will be a strong focus on supporting your research development as part of the PhD research program.
How to apply

Please email your application to ilva.sporne@qut.edu.au and include:a letter outlining your background, interest in, and fit with the PhD topic (1 page maximum)
your curriculum vitae.
What happens next?

Applications will be reviewed and those applicants who are deemed to be potentially suited to the position will be interviewed.
About the scholarship

This PhD project will be part of the Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF) - an Australian Research Council funded Special Research Initiative that aims to strengthen Antarctic science, policy, and governance at a time of rapid environmental and geopolitical change. QUT is a key partner in SAEF, contributing expertise in environmental decision making, data science, robotics, sensor technology, amongst others.

Anthropocene effects on the Antarctic continent have highlighted the need for a modern network of protected areas to be established to secure its unique biodiversity. Working with the newest datasets on biodiversity, ecological proxies and future environmental change, this project seeks to assist the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Parties create a coordinated, continent-wide network of protected areas that will be robust to future environmental changes.

This PhD project will develop new conservation planning theory and prioritisation methods that are specifically adapted to Antarctica’s unique biodiversity, threats, and governance. The project will identify priority areas for expansion of the protected areas network and deployment of other conservation actions/mechanisms across the Antarctic and in specific regional case study areas. Existing approaches to conservation and environmental planning will be adapted to account for the risks, dynamics, and uncertainty inherent in Antarctic systems and the diversity of values that are unique to the continent and sub-Antarctic islands.

23 de septiembre de 2022

Descubre como la actividad humana modifica los patrones ecológicos y evolutivos de reptiles y anfibios

Oferta compartida por Cristina

The Frishkoff Lab seeks to understand how human impacts on the environment are recasting ecological and evolutionary patterns forged over millennia

Our core research foci include:

(1) elucidating why some species prosper while others fail when confronted with anthropogenic change through biogeographic, eco-physiological, and community approaches,

(2) determining how human impacts are pruning the phylogenetic tree of life, and whether past macro-evolutionary trajectories inform current and future tolerance to anthropogenic change,

(3) developing statistical methods that account for omnipresent biases in observational data, to better test eco-evolutionary hypotheses.



We focus primarily on Reptiles and Amphibians in The Caribbean, South America and Texas.

Join the lab
As a PhD Student

If you are interested in joining the lab as a PhD student you should send an email describing your background and interests to Dr Frishkoff (luke.frishkoff@uta.edu) with “2023 PhD position” in the subject line. Please include your CV, a statement of research interests, and GRE scores.



Applicants should apply to the PhD program in Biology (http://www.uta.edu/admissions/graduate/apply/how-to-apply.php).

Review of applications will begin on December 1, 2022.

22 de septiembre de 2022

Juega con datos ambientales para sabér qué está pasando con la biodiversidad en Europa

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Spatial data manager and programmer (2 years)

We are looking for a full-time spatial data manager and programmer (2-years contract) to join the
international team of Dr. Petr Keil (https://petrkeil.github.io) at the Dpt. of Spatial Sciences at the
Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague, Czech Republic,
funded by ERC project BEAST (“Biodiversity dynamics across a continuum of space, time, and their
scales”). We investigate what has been happening with biodiversity during the last decades,
particularly in Europe, but also in other parts of the world. We do this by analyzing temporal trends in
large biodiversity databases, focusing on birds, insects, or plants. For more info about our research,
visit our website.
Job description: The candidate will manage biodiversity and environmental data, prepare the data for
our team, and will do various GIS-related tasks. The work will consist of writing and running
custom-made scripts and functions in R, Python, or related environments, working with databases of
various formats ranging from simple .csv files to MS Access or PostgreSQL, assistance with design of
new databases, and streamlining data input. Examples of already existing types of data that we use
are GBIF, eBird, IUCN red list data, or US breeding bird survey (BBS). We also work with large-scale
environmental and climatic data; examples are Chelsa, WorldClim, or NASA MODIS-derived layers.
Essential requirements
• Master degree or PhD in natural sciences, computer science, or technical fields. Alternatively,
a relevant expertise from private or non-profit sector will qualify.
• Good command of at least one environment such as R, Python, Julia, or similar.
• Experience with geographic data and GIS.
• Good English (we are an international team).
Can be advantageous
• Experience with databases (MS Access, SQL) and their management.
• Knowledge of another major language, as we aim at broadening the geographic scope of our
data.
• Experience with FOSS and Linux/Unix.
We aim at increasing the diversity of our team, and welcome applicants of all genders, cultures,
backgrounds, ages, or countries. We believe that a diverse team will broaden perspective and
enhance creativity.

We offer
• Starting gross salary of 54,000 CZK/month (ca 2,200 EUR as of Sep 2022), which is ca
42,500 CZK/month net, but the latter varies depending on family situation and other
circumstances. Median salary in the Czech Republic in the first quarter of 2022 was 31,923
CZK/month gross. Living costs (childcare, transportation) are generally lower than in Western
Europe. For costs of accommodation see https://www.sreality.cz/en.
• Full medical insurance and social security as a standard part of the employment contract.
• 25 days of paid holiday per year.
• Daycare on the University Campus for children of employees (≥ 2 years old).
• Funds for additional training.
• State of the art scientific and computing equipment, software, access to journals and scientific
databases.
• Subsidized lunches at the university canteen (Menza).
• International working environment (the working language is English), green spacious campus
in Suchdol in the outskirts of Prague, 30 min to Prague city center by public transportation or
bike, 15 min walk to several natural protected areas. The campus has various sports facilities,
including a swimming pool, gym, athletic track, and indoor and outdoor playfields. The
university also offers cheap holiday accommodation in mountains outside of Prague. Prague is
one of the safest cities in the world with excellent public transportation, international
accessibility, and healthcare.
• Starting date: 1st January 2023, later dates are negotiable.
Applications
To apply, please send by email (beast@fzp.czu.cz), in a single .pdf of less than 10 MB:
• A brief motivation letter (1-2 pages) summarizing your expertise, experience, and stating why
do you see yourself as a good fit.
• Your CV that should also mention any relevant outputs/products, for example your code
repositories, reports, software, publications, your personal website, etc.
• Put “data manager application” and your name in the subject of the email and the name of
the .pdf file.
Review of applications will begin on 15th of October 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

21 de septiembre de 2022

Estupenda oportunidad para estudiar la dispersión y la ecología fúngica mediante eDNA

Oferta compartida por Cristina

 

The Chaudhary lab provides individual-centered mentorship utilizing multi-mentor models that center mentee career goals in a collaborative, co-learning environment. Applicants who self-identify as individuals from groups historically excluded from ecology and/or persons excluded because of their ethnicity or race (PEERs) are particularly encouraged to apply. All lab members contribute to the cultivation of an equitable, inclusive, and antiracist lab group.

Chaudhary Lab graduate students and postdoctoral researchers are a part of the Ecology, Evolution, Environment & Society (EEES) Program, a highly interactive and vibrant interdisciplinary community of over 100 faculty, graduate students, and post-docs. Dartmouth College is a research-intensive Ivy League university located in Hanover, New Hampshire, 2.5 hours northwest of Boston and nestled between the picturesque Green and White Mountains.


PhD Students
We are looking for 1-2 PhD students to join the lab beginning Fall 2023!
Students will develop an independent research trajectory broadly related to these research topics: the mechanisms of fungal community assembly at local and landscape scales and/or trait-based fungal dispersal and movement ecology using methods such as data synthesis, continent-scale field experiments, traditional microscopy, biophysics, and high-throughput sequencing of eDNA. All accepted PhD students are guaranteed 5 years of funding including summer salary and health insurance. No GRE or application fee is required.

To apply, please submit your CV and answers to 5 questions about your experience and interests before November 13 here:
https://forms.gle/1uXxmr6PbARTzknT7 Selected applicants will be contacted for a Zoom interview ahead of the formal EEES application deadline on December 1 2022. Feel free to email me with any questions!

We recognize that the graduate application process can be opaque and difficult to navigate, presenting many barriers to prospective students. As part of efforts to increase the diversity and accessibility of graduate studies in ecology, evolutionary biology, environmental studies and earth systems, we encourage applicants to apply to the Dartmouth EEES Scholars Program, an in-person, fully funded 3-day workshop designed to demystify the graduate school application process. Applications are accepted in the spring for the fall workshop.

20 de septiembre de 2022

Poder elegir - 🌍 Las Biotapas del 19 de septiembre de 2022

 

Hola, soy @bioblogo y cada viernes cuando se alinean los planetas, envío este boletín, donde comparto mi experiencia como biólogo, ofertas de trabajo, prácticas, cursos, voluntariados y otras oportunidades interesantes.
👉 ¡Reenvíale este boletín a tu compi! Échame una mano para que lleguemos a más gente 💪
👉 Si te han reenviado este correo y te gusta lo que lees, apúntate aquí.
 


¡Hola! ¿Cómo vas? ¿Qué tal has pasado la semana? 

Yo te escribo el boletín de camino a desde la playita… ¡ya en España! Parece que se me ha juntado un poco con el de esta semana, pero sé que me vas a perdonar porque estos días estoy de semi-vacaciones :D

Antes de llegar a España, mi semana consistió principalmente en trabajo de gabinete: acabar unos análisis con R para mi trabajo de Lituania, coordinar los primeros pasos para una convocatoria nueva, e intentando avanzar, con sangre, sudor y lágrimas, los tres artículos de suslikitos que tenemos pendientes.

El lunes pasado sí que estuvimos en el campo, en un Parque Nacional del norte de Chequia. La misión consistía en colocar unas trampas para monitorizar visón americano (Neovison vison), una especie invasora que lamentablemente se está extendiendo también por el país. 

La forma más efectiva de detectar la presencia de visón es colocar en los ríos estas balsitas que ves en las fotos de abajo. Son unas plataformas flotantes, con un pequeño hueco cubierto que, por alguna razón, ejerce una atracción irresistible para los visones. 

Dentro de la balsita, colocamos unas bandejas con barro finito que nos permite capturar las huellas de los curiosos visones.


(no encuentro ahora ninguna foto con huellas, pero te haces una idea?)

A los 7-10 días, volvemos a revisar las bandejas y, en aquellas en las que detectamos huellas de visón, sustituimos las bandejas con trampas con cebo, con las que es muy probable capturar al mismo individuo al día siguiente.

Y estos individuos son eutanizados ☹️

¿Cómo te hace sentir esto? 

A mí, desde luego, me produce sentimientos encontrados: Eliminar especies invasoras es, sin lugar a discusión, una de las mejores acciones que podemos realizar por la conservación. 

Al mismo tiempo, la culpa no es de los pobres visones… y es durísimo sacrificar un animal salvaje. Uff!! 

Por suerte la mayor parte de nuestros proyectos tienen otras temáticas y preferimos no hacer esto muy a menudo… ¡Se agradece poder elegir en qué trabajar!

Lo que se agradece también es el vaso de gazpacho que me acaban de traer a la mesa. Así que voy a dejarte con las biotapas y nos vemos en el próximo boletín.

Abrazo,
Nando

Pd: Creo que el próximo boletín será ya para octubre, pero mañana si me da tiempo te mando una cosa guay.

pd2: Estoy buscando gente nivel experto que sean capaces de identificar, a partir de imágenes y/o sonidos, especies de 
plantas, aves, murciélagos, insectos y/o anfibios del norte de Brasil. 

Trabajo flexible y en remoto, para empezar ya. Si eres tú, envíame un email breve con tus pruebas de valía en inglés y te conecto para que te cuenten los detalles.

(Un ejemplo perfecto de prueba que demostraría esta habilidad sería tener un perfil potente en iNaturalist, con muchas identificaciones en el área de interés. Voy a seguir apañando empleos como éste por todo el mundo, así que ve acumulando pruebas, como siempre recomiendo!)
 
 



Biotapas

🍺 Este jueves, 22 de septiembre, a las 19h (GMT+2), tendremos el placer de escuchar a mi amigo Nacho, el Bichólogo, que pasará por el COBE a hablarnos de esta nuestra adorada profesión de biólogos. ¡Apúntate gratis antes de que se terminen las plazas! 

🍺 Y sin salir del COBE, otra charla muy chula y práctica:” Educación para la Biodiversidad - Recursos para el aula” a cargo del Dr Joserra Díez. El 19 de octubre a las 18:30. ¡Apúntate aquí!

🍺 Guía muy chula y práctica de visualización de datos. Si la quieres en formato físico, te la puedes comprar, pero es gratuita online.

🍺 Lo leí hace tiempo y me sentí muy identificado: La parte positiva de sentirme estúpido día sí, día también.

🍺 Hace un par de años, al principio de la pandemia, mis superpoderes de R me permitieron conseguir un empleo en remoto, analizando datos para el Nature Research Center en Lituania. Si tienes curiosidad por conocer los resultados de nuestro trabajo, mis compañeros han organizado un mini-congreso para el lunes 26 de septiembre (yo estaré conduciendo de vuelta a Chequia, pero intentaré unirme cuando tenga cobertura). ¡Te invitamos!: Recreational angling effort and engagement in the digital age

Oferta para trabajar en la conservación de grandes simios

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Arcus Foundation Position Description


Position: Program Officer, Great Apes & Gibbons Program
Reports to: Senior Program Officer, Great Apes & Gibbons Program
Location: Cambridge, UK
Status: Full-time, Exempt
POSITION SUMMARY
Founded in 2000, the Arcus Foundation is a leading global foundation dedicated to the idea that people
can live in harmony with one another and the natural world. Arcus’ work is based on the belief that
respect for diversity among peoples and in nature is essential to a positive future for our planet and all of its inhabitants. Arcus works with experts and advocates for change to ensure that LGBTQ people and our fellow apes thrive in a world where social and environmental justice are a reality. The Foundation works globally and has offices in New York City and Cambridge, United Kingdom.
The Arcus Foundation staff and Board of Directors are a diverse group, reflecting the diversity inherent in the world the Foundation’s work supports. The Foundation works globally to support partners in their
pursuit of lasting change. The mission is driven by the vision of Arcus’ founder, Jon Stryker, and by a
shared dedication to the emergent global human rights and conservation movements.
With a deep commitment to integrity and humility, the leadership and staff of the Arcus Foundation hold one another accountable for implementing the Arcus mission. This includes practicing shared leadership and recognizing, celebrating, and taking collective ownership of Arcus’ success. Because a strong work ethic and responsible decision-making should exist at all levels of leadership, the Arcus Foundation applies fact-based decision-making and encourages all staff to proactively ‘course-correct,’ to efficiently manage resources so that the movements Arcus serves will benefit.
Candidate Profile:
The Program Officer is an experienced field leader and grantmaker who will form part of the Great Apes & Gibbons Program (GGP) at the Arcus Foundation, with the overall responsibility of managing a portfolio of grants, implementing the GGP strategy, and managing key relationships with partners. The Program Officer will report to the Senior Program Officer but work in a fully integrated manner with the entire GGP team to implement grantmaking that develops and supports the different strategies toward the conservation of apes in the wild and ensuring the respect and wellbeing of apes in captivity.
Implementation of the Great Apes & Gibbons Program strategy includes the ability to effectively execute the foundation’s three key roles: strategic grantmaking, listening and learning, and leading in a manner
that is consistent with the Arcus values of humility and respect. The Program Officer will also work
collaboratively with other departments on projects of mutual concern.
The Great Apes & Gibbons Program has two overarching outcomes that it is working towards:
1. Resilient populations of all ape species exist in Arcus priority landscapes that are governed in a
sustainable, just, and holistic way
2. All captive apes from Arcus priority landscapes, or in the USA, live in verified/accredited sanctuaries
or zoos
To achieve these outcomes, the program has three goals:
1. Conservation and development are reconciled in all Arcus priority landscapes
2. Long-term, holistic and collaborative efforts effectively monitoring and managing current and
emerging threats to apes
3. Culturally appropriate respect for the intrinsic value of apes, as individuals and as species, improving
their conservation, diminishing their exploitation and improving their care in captivity
The Program Officer will work to manage the program's grantmaking and leadership initiatives in these
areas. The geographic focus of this work will be consistent with the geographic focus of the program in
Africa and Asia.
The Program Officer will engage in consultation, convening, research, and interaction with a wide range of
activists, scholars, funders, academics, policy experts and institutions to maintain the relationships and
networks developed for the program. The Program Officer will work with grant seekers, developing new
grant prospects, managing and overseeing past grants made, engaging in site visits, reviewing and
summarizing grant applications to evaluate proposals for the Board and otherwise engaging in the full
range of programmatic work in this area. The Program Officer will strengthen the knowledge base and
capacity of the Foundation; gather data and build the database and other resources at the Foundation
and otherwise engage with participants in the field to advance the Foundation's mission. The Program
Officer will also connect the Arcus Foundation with the broader field of conservation and animal welfare
funders and leaders to develop new funding partnerships and to leverage funds for the Arcus-initiated
strategy. The Program Officer will from time to time meet with and make presentations to the Arcus
Board of Directors and other bodies engaged in these fields.
RESPONSIBILITIES
Strategic grantmaking: Implementation of Program Strategy through Grantmaking
The Program Officer will cultivate and curate a portfolio of grants and other activities that advance the
Program’s strategic goals, managing the full grant cycles and grantee relationships within that portfolio.
This includes:
• Developing, managing, and supporting relationships with partners and grantees working on ape
conservation and captive care programs in ape range states, as well as on thematic issues
impacting apes
• Reviewing, evaluating, and managing grant requests in FLUXX (Arcus’ organization and grants
database); producing proposal summaries for the Board; planning and conducting site visits; and
building trusting relationships with grantees
• Ensuring Arcus’ continued commitments to its organizational values are reflected in its strategic
grantmaking
• Supporting the implementation of the Arcus monitoring and evaluation strategy and gathering
data on measures and benchmarks to enable the Foundation to assess the impact of its
grantmaking in these areas and ensure grants are achieving intended purposes and are aligned
with the Foundation’s goals and outcomes
• Participating in and being an active member of the Arcus Program Team to provide input into
the Foundation's overall grantmaking processes, guidelines, and systems.
Listening and Learning: Strategy Advancement through Program Development and Assessment
The Arcus Foundation places significant emphasis on taking the time to listen and apply the learning in its
strategies for effective grantmaking. The Program Officer will contribute to the evolution of the Great Apes
& Gibbons Program Strategies through:
• Engaging in deep consultation with leaders in ape conservation, ape welfare, and allied
movements (including grant seekers and current grantees) and other relevant stakeholders to
determine key issues and opportunities for the Arcus Foundation’s work, convening grantees and
others, where appropriate
• Supporting the development of strategies via collating and analysing research and data;
• Attending and participating in a wide range of meetings, conferences, and gatherings;
• Ensuring the information and learning gathered through grantmaking and engagement with
various partners is utilized to inform the continued development and implementation of the
program’s learning and work
Leadership: Field Engagement
Where appropriate, needed, and with humility, the foundation also leads in certain domains. The
Program Officer will contribute to shaping and promoting the Arcus Foundation as an impactful,
values-driven philanthropic partner. The Program Officer will play a role in:
• Connecting the Foundation with various relevant sectors of the conservation and allied movements
to help build authentic relationships among funders and grantees and promote Arcus’ priorities
• Leveraging additional resources from other donors to support program strategies and to develop
creative mechanisms for collaborative grantmaking
• Engaging in speaking, writing, public advocacy, and other leadership strategies to promote the
Foundation’s values and goals in relevant forums
• Supporting research, policy analysis, and other projects that deepen the field’s knowledge of
conservation and ape welfare issues
The Program Officer works as a full member of the team across all program work and across all
departments at the foundation. The Program Officer is a vital part of the Arcus Foundation staff and is
expected to participate in all staff activities. These include, among others:
• Participating in staff meetings, Board meetings, as requested, and organizational
retreats.
• Providing input into the overall strategy of the Arcus Foundation grantmaking programs.
• Participating in cross-functional working groups to contribute to advancing key
organizational priorities.
• Attending key meetings, conferences and gatherings to represent Arcus.
• Collaborating with Arcus Communications, Grants Management and Social Justice staff to
ensure effective and integrated programmatic communications, shared learning,
monitoring & evaluation and grantee relationship management processes, as well as
collegiality across the organization.
REQUIREMENTS
• Dedication to the Arcus Foundation mission and values.
• Experience living and working in one of the countries Arcus prioritises in its Great Apes & Gibbons
Program.
• Master’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience in a
relevant field.
• Minimum of five years of professional and/or research experience, with a minimum
of three years experience in wildlife conservation, community conservation,
social/environmental justice e.g., Indigenous Peoples’ rights, international
development, anthropology, and/or ape welfare/conservation/behavioural ecology.
Relevant experience from other sectors beyond conservation, e.g., marketing and
behaviour change, would also be considered.
• Experience with field-based conservation and community engagement.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to identify challenges and opportunities and address them directly.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, characterized by an ability to work effectively with a broad array of
people with sensitivity, positive partnership, and compassion; demonstrated ability to work well
collaboratively as well as independently; a sense of humor.
• A proactive and self-motivated work style, with close attention to follow-up and detail and the
ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
• A high degree of professional integrity (i.e., meeting one’s commitments and effective
stewardship of foundation resources) and cultural competence (i.e., understanding, sensitivity,
and respect for cultural differences and the social experiences of diverse communities)
• Ability to take direction and receive both positive and constructive feedback well.
• Possession of a valid passport, and the willingness and ability to participate in extensive
international travel.
PREFERRED
• Fluency in Bahasa Indonesia or other Southeast Asian languages
• Experience in and knowledge of the field of philanthropy and grantmaking.
• Experience working in a global, multi-cultural, multi-location organization.
• Experience implementing monitoring and evaluation.
• Experience in policy development and national and regional governments and bodies.
• Experience in engaging with grassroots organizations, local communities, Indigenous Peoples, and
traditional structures.
• Demonstrated leadership on issues relevant to conservation, animal welfare and/or captive
animal issues.
COMPENSATION
An annual salary of $100,000 (£75,189) as well as a comprehensive benefits package that includes (but is
not limited to):
• Employer-contributed health, dental, and vision plans,
• Employer-contributed pension scheme,
• Annual paid holiday and sick leave
TO APPLY
Please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your interest in the position through the Arcus website.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position is open until filled.
The Arcus Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to complying with all
equal employment opportunity laws. The Arcus Foundation prohibits discrimination against employees and
applicants for employment because of the individual’s race or color, religion or creed, immigrant,
citizenship or non-citizen status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, intersex status, sexual and reproductive health decisions or decision making (of
employees or their dependents), disability, marital status, familial status, domestic partnership status,
genetic information or predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim
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19 de septiembre de 2022

Varios puestos en una consultora ambiental para trabajar en conservación


Oferta compartida por Cristina

Careers

Shaping the future of sustainable development
 

At The Biodiversity Consultancy we know it's the people who make the difference.

We are environmental specialists, data scientists and sustainability experts who are changing how the business, finance and policy world sees and interacts with nature. We recognise the scale of the challenge we face, but it’s our purpose and passion that brings us together to challenge conventional thinking, transform systems of unsustainable practices and provide the means for organisations to drive their own positive actions for nature. We are a small team with a big mission to transform the nature of business.

A career with us is not just a chance to work on the frontier of ecologically sustainable development, or work with world leaders in conservation and science-based approaches, but a responsibility to see the gaps and create innovative solutions that shape the future of business, policy and practice.

We want to work with those who share our vision, and we work hard to create a diverse, inclusive, supportive and energetic environment for our team to realise their potential and for TBC to realise its goal of integrating nature into everyday business decision-making.


Current Vacancies


Senior Sustainability Consultant

£ competitive salary and benefits, UK based, other locations considered

This influential role will play a crucial part in shaping and delivering the nature sustainability agenda for businesses with complex value chains. The purpose of the role is to enable leading consumer goods and services companies to achieve their nature ambitions. Working within our corporate services team, you will have responsibility for managing key relationships and delivering nature-positive projects and strategies across complex value chains.

Key to the role is supporting clients from a diverse range of sectors to develop and implement company-wide nature strategies.

You will have experience of working in corporate sustainability and at least one area of environmental expertise, with some experience of working in a global project team. You will be an excellent communicator, able to understand client perspective, engage with and develop work in the sector.

You need a relevant honours degree, with additional postgraduate qualifications viewed favourably. An ability to travel is required for our projects. Additional language skills are beneficial.

We can offer you flexible working, a pension scheme, life assurance, potential non-contractual bonus and the experience of working with a great team of people committed to nature sustainability.

Please see the job description for full details about the role.

To apply, please send a covering letter, two recent examples of your written work and CV by email to: recruitment@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com

Application deadline is Friday 30th September 2022, early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to appoint earlier should the right candidate be found.

The Biodiversity Consultancy is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.


Senior Sustainability Consultant (Fixed term, 12 months)

£ competitive salary and benefits, UK based, other locations considered

This influential role will play a crucial part in shaping and delivering the nature sustainability agenda for businesses with complex value chains. The purpose of the role is to enable leading consumer goods and services companies to achieve their nature ambitions. Working within our corporate services team, you will have responsibility for managing key relationships and delivering nature-positive projects and strategies across complex value chains.

Key to the role is supporting clients from a diverse range of sectors to develop and implement company-wide nature strategies.

You will have experience of working in corporate sustainability and at least one area of environmental expertise, with some experience of working in a global project team. You will be an excellent communicator, able to understand client perspective, engage with and develop work in the sector.

You need a relevant honours degree, with additional postgraduate qualifications viewed favourably. An ability to travel is required for our projects. Additional language skills are beneficial.

We can offer you flexible working, a pension scheme, life assurance, potential non-contractual bonus and the experience of working with a great team of people committed to nature sustainability.

Please see the job description for full details about the role.

To apply, please send a covering letter, two recent examples of your written work and CV by email to: recruitment@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com

Application deadline is Friday 30th September 2022, early applications are encouraged and we reserve the right to appoint earlier should the right candidate be found.

The Biodiversity Consultancy is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.



Biodiversity Data Analyst

£37,000-£50,000, UK based, preferably Cambridge.

The Data Analyst will have a pivotal role within our Technical Design and Development team, analysing, interpreting and visualising large datasets to help businesses incorporate biodiversity into their target setting.

Our ideal candidate will have expertise in computer science or business and biodiversity, such as biodiversity metrics, conservation planning, biodiversity in life-cycle assessment, or spatial ecology, with a strong programming background (ideally R or Python) and experience with large datasets. You will be proficient with the use of GitHub and be familiar with appropriate data management procedures.

You will be confident making decisions using incomplete data and working with large data sets. Also key to the role will be developing evidence-based approaches for focal areas of business development. You will need excellent numerical and analytical skills and at least five years’ experience with programming software (R or Python). Good team working skills are needed together with the ability to develop new approaches and methods.

A master’s degree or equivalent scientific experience in a field related to business and biodiversity is required.

We can offer you flexible working, with potential for home-based work and our benefits include a non-contractual annual bonus, 25 days’ holiday, work pension scheme, life insurance.

To apply, please see the job description and send a covering letter and CV by email to: recruitment@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com

Applications are invited by Monday 3rd October 2022 (early application is encouraged and we reserve the right to appoint before the closing date).

The Biodiversity Consultancy is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.




Associate Consultants

We create strategic partnerships with like-minded individuals when we believe we will achieve more working together and we draw on our wider network of experts for specialist roles and projects. We would like to hear from experienced ecologists who understand the business context and can bring a species, habitat or sector specialism to our projects.

If would like to find out more about becoming an Associate Consultant of TBC, please send your CV and if relevant, a recent example of written work to recruitment@thebiodiversityconsultancy.com



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