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26 de septiembre de 2020

Oferta para hacer prácticas del master y/o tesis doctoral en microbiología

 Objeto: Se oferta una plaza para la realización de las prácticas del máster y/o tesis doctoral en el grupo de investigación del Dr. Clotet en la Universidad Internacional de Catalunya. 

Durante este periodo, el candidato desarrollará su proyecto de máster/tesis en la línea de Biología del Cáncer con la posibilidad de impartir docencia en la universidad (prácticas a primeros cursos de Grados en Ciencias de la Salud). Descripción contrato: contrato de cuatro años (ampliable hasta cinco en función de la evolución de los resultados). 

Requisitos: 

• Graduado/a en una disciplina relacionada con las ciencias biológicas (biología, biomedicina, bioquímica…). 

• Alta motivación por desarrollar un proyecto de investigación. 

• Alta capacidad de organización y trabajo. 

Aspectos a valorar: durante el proceso de selección se tendrán en cuenta por este orden los siguientes aspectos: a) aportación de cartas de recomendación que acrediten un buen trabajo en el laboratorio, b) publicaciones científicas, c) nivel de inglés, d) nota de corte del grado e) otros aspectos que el candidato considere relevante (por ejemplo: conocimientos de bioinformática, conocimientos de alguna técnica analítica específica, etc). 

Se recomienda que, aparte de adjuntar el CV, los candidatos adjunten una breve carta de presentación en la que se especifiquen los cinco apartados mencionados. 

Incorporación: Septiembre - Octubre del 2020 

El plazo para la recepción de candidaturas finalizará el próximo 30 de septiembre. 

Enviar la documentación a la atención de Samuel Bru (sbru@uic.es) con el código PREDOC2020 en el asunto. 

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Para más información sobre el grupo: New Cyclins webpage: http://www.uic.es/es/grupos-de-investigacion/investigacion-ennuevas-ciclinas 

Instagram: @clotet_lab 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Clotets-Lab-New-Cyclins-Group1405455116423050/?view_public_for=1405455116423050

25 de septiembre de 2020

Oferta para especialista en bioinformática en Barcelona

The Statistics and Bioinformatics Unit (UEB) opens a selection process to incorporate a senior bioinformatician with knowledge of genomics, biomedical research data management, and preferably project management for the unit's bioinformatics platform. The role of the UEB is to support basic and clinical researchers, mainly from the Campus Vall Hebron, in their research.

This is done primarily through data analysis services, participation in clinical trials, and data management services. The unit also offers advice and training on statistics and bioinformatics.

The UEB also participates in some research projects such as EOSC-Life, EU-PEARL, or VEIS (Valorization of EGA for Industry and Society).

The position offered is linked to the VEIS project and the person occupying it will be responsible for a series of activities directly related to the project or indirectly through other tasks of the Unit.

24 de septiembre de 2020

Prácticas pro (nivel postdoc) de biotecnología en Barcelona

 Ysios’ Six Month Fellowship 

Are you curious about how lab ideas become real solutions for patients? Would you like to know how venture capital funds support biotech companies? If you have a PhD in life sciences and are passionate about drug development, the Ysios fellowship is a great opportunity to get involved in this process. 

Ysios Capital is a venture capital firm focused on biotechnology companies developing innovative therapeutics for unmet medical needs. Since its founding in 2008, Ysios has invested in 25 companies in 8 countries, leading to approval of 8 products by regulatory agencies. These include medical breakthroughs such as the first oncolytic virus ever approved for the treatment of cancer and the first off-the-shelf stem cell therapy for patients with autoimmune disease. While our focus is on European companies, we invest globally to find top science and talent. 

We are seeking candidates with a strong scientific background, who are eager to learn about scientific areas outside their core expertise, to apply for a six-month fellowship in our Barcelona office. During the fellowship program, you will prepare overview documents of therapeutic areas, technologies and modalities, in order to identify the next wave of investment opportunities. You will help our team to evaluate scientific data, clinical paradigms, IP and regulatory paths, as well as commercial landscapes. You will also meet the entrepreneurs, discuss with key opinion leaders and get in touch with relevant stakeholders. 

To apply please send your CV and motivation letter to: ysios@ysioscapital.com 

Qualifications: 

• PhD in life sciences required; MD will be considered. 

• Quick learner that can work in a fast-paced environment. 

• Capacity to get up to speed in areas outside core expertise. 

• Resourceful team player who loves to help others excel. 

• Analytic, organized and with strong communication skills. 

• Fluent in English. Spanish a plus.

Species Communications Assistant (IUCN)

Background

The Species Communications Assistant supports the work of the Species and Media Communications Officer to deliver the key components of the IUCN Red List Strategic Plan. Working closely with other colleagues in the IUCN Global Species Programme and IUCN Global Communications Unit, this new role is key to supporting our outreach and communication efforts, especially regarding social meida.

The position requires a strong media and communications skills set and a flexible approach to support the species marketing and fundraising strategies.

The starting salary for this role will be in the range of £19,500p.a.

Job Description

Under the guidance of the Species and Media Communications Officer, maintain and develop the social media presence (Facebook & Twitter & Instagram) for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Organise the content and publication of the monthly IUCN Species e-bulletin

Develop compelling content for IUCN’s ‘Amazing Species’ – which are threatened species of global interest that we use to promote the IUCN Red List and generate global interest in species that are not normally the subject of public attention

Work with the IUCN Species Survival Commission to align our media content with ‘World Days’

Assist, when required, in other general tasks, including but not restricted to
the production of high-quality written content including press releases, statements, news stories, features, blogs, speeches, issue briefs and talking points on species-related topics;
field media queries, by finding IUCN experts to answer interview requests, draft and issue media responses, set up media interviews, follow up with reporters;
support the preparation of press conferences and related events;
source and edit images for species-related social media and other outputs

Requirements
Education
University degree, preferably at the Master’s level, in International Relations, Public Affairs, Environmental Studies, journalism or similar relevant field, preferably with a strong focus on a conservation-related scientific subject;

Work Experience
Professional experience, preferably in a similar position in the species /conservation/environment sector, with a focus on communicating technical information to a general audience

Skills
Outstanding writing and editing skills; strong attention to detail;
Strong interest in environmental issues; ability to turn technical information into compelling stories;
Sound knowledge of social media;
Experience developing and implementing communications strategies, helpful;
Strong technical skills; experience in working with web content management systems such as Drupal;

Competencies/Behaviours
Strong interpersonal and presentation skills. Confidence in interacting with IUCN experts, members of the media, external partners, and in representing IUCN;
Strong team working skills;
Offers new solutions to problems; demonstrates an ‘outside the box’ attitude; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things;
Ability to cope with varied workload and flexible working hours, and to work independently.
Passion for and commitment to species conservation and communications;
Commitment to continuous learning. Keeps abreast of new developments in own profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.

Languages
English – native level; French and Spanish – an advantage;
You must be eligible to live and work in the UK without a sponsored visa.

Application


Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the “Apply” button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

Other job opportunities are published in the IUCN website: http://www.iucn.org/involved/jobs/

23 de septiembre de 2020

Trabaja en un centro de rescate de mamíferos marinos

Marine Animal Rescue is a small non-profit organization providing rescue response as far north as the Pacific Palisades, south to Long Beach, and as far west as Catalina Island. MAR conducts hundreds of marine mammal rescues annually. Rescued animals consist primarily of sea lions, seals, with occasional dolphins, sea turtles and seabirds. MAR also works as a member of the large whale disentanglement network.

We have an opening for a Marine Mammal Rescue Specialist, which requires significant field and wildlife capture experience. This is an extremely physical, inherently dangerous position with risk of injury. During the busy season, from January-June, the Rescue Specialist can work over 40hrs/week, as well as evenings, weekends and holidays.

Job duties:
Marine mammal rescue involving capture, handling, and transport
Assessing distressed marine mammals
Working independently and in small teams with assistance from lifeguards, firefighters, police, and volunteers
Utilizing hoop net and floating net capture systems
Capturing and carrying seals and sea lions weighing 20- 600 lbs
Working on jetties, cliffs, rocky shorelines, beaches, piers, and urban areas
Driving 4×4 truck on sand and steep terrain
Operating winches and air compressors
Trailering and small boat driving via tiller steer outboard engine
Maintaining and repairing vehicle, boat, and equipment

Minimum Experience:
Wildlife capture and handling experience
Knowledge and ability to identify marine wildlife
Able to learn numerous beach and shoreline access points
Physically fit and comfortable lifting at least 75 lbs
Strong swimmer
Experienced trailering and boat driving
Working well with others in challenging situations

Preferred Experience:

Pinniped capture experience and skill operating small boats is preferred. However, a strong field background with wildlife capture and handling experience may initially be sufficient, with the expectation that the employee will quickly become proficient in the other job duties.

Compensation is commensurate with experience and includes:
Non-exempt 40 hours/week base pay
On-call and overtime pay
Health insurance

To Apply:

Please email a cover letter, resume, and three references to MAR Founder & President, Peter Wallerstein at pw@marspecialists.org

22 de septiembre de 2020

¡Participa! Presenta tu trabajo en la International Wilderness Week

International Wilderness Week

We are excited to announce that from 19th to 23rd October 2020, the European Wilderness Society will host the first International Wilderness Week. During these five days, Wilderness advocates from around the world will celebrate Wilderness with online presentations, discussions, workshops, live excursions, reports from community events, Q&As, join-in-activities and much more!

The meaning and history of Wilderness is just as diverse as its appearance around the world. Unfortunately, Wilderness is disappearing globally at an alarming rate. The year 2020 was supposed to be important for Wilderness. The international Wilderness Conference WILD11 as well as the COP15 Conference on the UN Convention of Biological Diversity should have provided opportunities to share ideas and solutions. However, the COVID-19 crisis changed everything. Lockdowns around the world have forced the cancellation of many events or moved them online. We are making virtue of necessity and want to create a unique event that is accessible live for everyone around the world with internet access. The first International Wilderness Week is a celebration of Wilderness that creates a platform to share enthusiasm for Wilderness and to learn from Wilderness advocates in all parts of the world. It also includes a conference, where researchers, scientists and practitioners present and discuss their work and lessons learned.

The first International Wilderness Week is a one-of-a-kind event. Its virtual set up allows to address and involve all time zones and regions. The virtual space also provides easy and cheap access for everyone. Every single of the five days will be packed with a stunning 15 hours of content divided into three geographical blocks. Tune in at lunch break to hear stories from your own continent and again in the evening to learn about Wilderness from the other side of the world.

It does not stop there! During the breaks, we will present the submissions for the REWILD Institute Short Movie Festival ‘Nature’s challenges and solutions through your eyes’. Short movies (no longer than 3 minutes) will present challenges and solutions for nature around the globe. Interested to participate? Submit your video here or contact us.
Coming together for our world’s Wilderness

We know that there are people everywhere, working hard to preserve Wilderness in their homes. It is a tough mission, so the European Wilderness Society has been working from its beginning to connect Wilderness advocates in Europe and beyond. Our international projects, the Wilderness Academy Days, the Vlado Vancura Wilderness Academy, the webinar series with speakers from Asia, Africa and the European Wilderness Network were created in this spirit. The International Wilderness Week is the next step on this journey. We will have speakers and participants from all continents – maybe even Antarctica?! – who will present the beauty of their local Wilderness, shine a light on the issues they face and inspire the audience with visions for the future.

The International Wilderness Week is a celebration of the diversity of Wilderness and its advocates from all over the world. This means we need you to bring this idea to life! Present your work on Wilderness! Tell us your Wilderness story! Bring Wilderness into the virtual world! Show us your local wild area!

Submit your idea to participate as a contributor.

Trabaja cuidando varias especies de primates en el Zoo de Chester

Keeper – Primates
Reference: SEP20204772
Expiry date: 23:59, 04 October 2020
Location: Chester
Salary: £21,934.33 Per Annum
Benefits: Excellent benefits
Duration: 6 months


Temporary, 6 months – Full-time

We are Chester Zoo, and for over 80 years we’ve been a leading conservation and education charity, and an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction.

We’re also a team of passionate, talented, enthusiastic and expert people, doing everything we can to prevent extinction, from caring for animals to discovering new conservation ideas, and giving our visitors an inspirational day out.

We work hard because we love animals, we care about nature, we love Chester Zoo and, despite all the challenges that 2020 has thrown at us, we still want to be the best zoo in the world! If you think you can help us to achieve that, then we’d love to hear from you.

We currently have a vacancy for a Keeper - Primates on a full-time temporary basis, to join a large and busy section. For the right candidate, this post offers a fantastic opportunity to work with a variety of primate species.

The Role:

The post will involve the daily care and management of a variety of primate species ranging from Sulawesi Macaques, Lion Tailed Macaques, Spider monkeys and Mandrills, to smaller species such as Lemurs, Marmosets and Tamarins, therefore experience working with these species is required.

Chester Zoo aims to set a benchmark for animal welfare and the successful candidate must be able to deliver an excellent level of animal husbandry, care and welfare for the assigned mammals; ensuring that all enclosures and facilities are maintained to the highest possible standards.

The successful candidate will have:
A HND or degree level qualification in a zoological related science or equivalent experience
Proven experience in the care and management of a wide variety of primate species, as well as the highest standards of exhibitry
Outstanding observational skills with an excellent attention to detail
Experience implementing environmental enrichment and working within strict Safe Working Practices
Confidence in and around deep water and be able to work at heights
A full driving licence valid in the UK

It would be advantageous:
To be competent in the use of computers and basic software packages, including ZIMS software, in order to maintain accurate records.
To have experience of implementing guest experiences to a very high standard


This is a temporary position for 6 months. Hours of work are 40 hours per week, worked 10 days out of 14, including weekends and Bank Holidays as rostered.

The salary for this position is £21,934.33 per annum, on a 40 hours per week and in addition we offer a range of amazing benefits which can be found at www.chesterzoo.org/work-with-us/staff-benefits/

To apply for this position, click ‘Apply Now’ to provide your current CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe you should be considered for our Keeper role.

Closing date for applications is 4 October 2020

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for the role will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once the successful candidate is found. Interested candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as quickly as possible.

21 de septiembre de 2020

Ofertaza en una ONG épica de Costa Rica para trabajar por la conservación de la vida silvestre

Biólogo de Conservación de Vida Silvestre/Wildlife Conservation Biologist

Resumen del trabajo:

La misión del Programa de Conservación de la Vida Silvestre de Osa es proteger, restaurar y salvaguardar la vida silvestre de Osa para las generaciones futuras. Lo hace combatiendo cuatro amenazas principales: 1) caza furtiva, 2) vacíos de datos en las poblaciones de vida silvestre, 3) fragmentación del hábitat y 4) cambio climático. El programa combate estas cuatro amenazas principales mediante la ejecución de la recopilación de datos a escala de ecosistemas, la prueba e implementación de tecnologías de conservación, y el reclutamiento de la participación de las partes interesadas de toda la región y la ciencia ciudadana para restaurar hábitats degradados y desconectados y revitalizar las poblaciones de vida silvestre pérdidas. Estas acciones permiten que las poblaciones de vida silvestre viables a largo plazo se restauren y mantienen para un funcionamiento saludable del ecosistema.

El Biólogo de Conservación de Vida Silvestre del Programa de Monitoreo de Vida Silvestre evaluará la salud y el estado de la comunidad de vida silvestre de Osa y explorará nuevos enfoques para superar los desafíos enumerados anteriormente. Lo hará mediante la ejecución de evaluaciones de la vida silvestre a escala regional, la mitigación de las barreras no naturales (carreteras), la evaluación del éxito de los enfoques de restauración y la implementación de tecnología en los esfuerzos de monitoreo y protección. Además de analizar los datos recopilados de los proyectos del programa de vida silvestre para comunicar y publicar resultados, la creación de asociaciones de colaboración para mejorar el impacto y la escala, la recaudación de fondos y la redacción de financiamientos para construir el programa y la participación en las redes sociales para comunicar su trabajo. Esta persona trabajará junto con otros equipos de programas científicos de OC, interactuando con donantes, grupos escolares e investigadores para aumentar el éxito y la longevidad del programa y la organización. Esta función se basa en el Campus de Conservación de Osa en la Península de Osa, Costa Rica. El Biólogo de Conservación de Vida Silvestre vivirá en el lugar con un equipo multicultural. Deben estar dispuestos a viajar a estaciones remotas y vivir en hamacas con instalaciones necesarias básicas para cocinar y vivir durante períodos cortos de tiempo para realizar el trabajo de campo. Requerirá una persona apasionada y trabajadora que esté dispuesta a impactar en la conservación.


Funciones y responsabilidades:
Dirigir y ayudar al equipo del programa de vida silvestre (incluido el personal, voluntarios y miembros de la comunidad) en diversos proyectos de evaluación de poblaciones de vida silvestre y trabajo de campo a escala regional, incluida la red de trampas de cámaras de la montaña al mar y ensayos de tecnología de conservación junto con la lucha contra la caza de OC.
Evalúe la actividad de la vida silvestre y los eventos de atropellos a través de cámaras trampa y encuestas telefónicas a lo largo de la Carretera Interamericana que desconecta Osa del continente. Analice estos datos para producir un informe técnico (inglés y español) que identifique las áreas objetivo para los pasos subterráneos / a desnivel de vida silvestre que se compartirán con socios gubernamentales, organizaciones de conservación y donantes.
Instalar, mantener y monitorear pasos arbóreos por encima de las carreteras para conectar parches de bosque fragmentado y probar herramientas de conectividad del dosel para aumentar la ocupación y los movimientos de la población de vida silvestre arbórea.
Evaluar el éxito de recuperación de la vida silvestre del experimento de restauración de OC mediante la ejecución de estudios de aves, mariposas, escarabajos peloteros y anfibios en 40 parcelas de restauración. Preparar los resultados para su publicación para proporcionar evidencia de enfoques de restauración efectivos para la recuperación de la vida silvestre.
Anote los datos generados para crear modelos de vida silvestre (acústicos y fotográficos) para especies de vida silvestre focales, lo que nos permitirá procesar grandes conjuntos de datos rápidamente y permitir informes automatizados de tecnología en tiempo real sobre áreas clave de actividad de vida silvestre.
Construir el Programa de Conservación recientemente establecido, “Ateles”, una colaboración con “Costa Rica Wildlife Foundation” para garantizar la conservación a largo plazo de las poblaciones de monos araña en peligro de extinción y su hábitat en Costa Rica.
Ejecutar actividades generales del programa de vida silvestre, como administrar y analizar grandes conjuntos de datos, inventarios mensuales de equipos, brindar capacitación y apoyo a los asistentes de campo del programa, pasantes y voluntarios, producir contenido de redes sociales para OC y cuentas personales, crear y entregar presentaciones de programas de vida silvestre a grupos visitantes y colaboradores, producir informes de progreso semanales para el Coordinador y cualquier otra actividad solicitada por el Coordinador del Programa de Vida Silvestre.
Ayudar al Coordinador del Programa de Vida Silvestre a administrar las actividades de financiamientos y los esfuerzos de recaudación de fondos.
Ejecutar actividades generales para apoyar otros programas científicos y de conservación de OC, propiedades de OC, incluido el Campus de Conservación de Osa para lograr la misión de la organización.


¿Qué habilidades se necesitan para este trabajo?
Título mínimo de maestría en conservación de vida silvestre, biología o medio ambiente.
Licencia de conducir B1 (automática y manual)
Fluido en español e inglés (comunicación oral y escrita).
Conocimiento y experiencia en la ejecución de evaluaciones de poblaciones de vida silvestre y estudios de biodiversidad en selvas tropicales, buen diseño experimental y comprensión de conceptos ecológicos.
Experiencia trabajando en condiciones de campo difíciles durante largas horas en un ambiente de bosque tropical lluvioso (necesita estar en buena forma física y saludable) – experiencia de escalada de árboles deseada pero no necesaria.
Atributos personales: iniciativa, actitud positiva, innovador, trabajador, capacidad para trabajar bajo presión, enfoque en resultados, resolución de problemas, buena comunicación, buena capacidad de presentación y capacidad / comodidad para viajar por Costa Rica por sí mismos.
Excelentes habilidades informáticas: programas de Office, Gmail y Google Calendar, gestión y análisis de datos (software R) y cartografía (QGIS / ArcGIS).
Buenas habilidades de redacción científica. Experiencia en publicaciones en revistas revisadas por pares.
Buen trabajo en equipo y capacidad de liderazgo.


Principales responsabilidades del empleo y porcentaje de tiempo insumido para cada una.
Evaluar la actividad de la vida silvestre y los atropellamientos a través de cámaras trampa y encuestas en aplicaciones telefónicas a lo largo de la Carretera Interamericana. 20%
Instalar, mantener y monitorear pasos arbóreos por encima de las carreteras. 20%
Evaluar el éxito de recuperación de la vida silvestre del experimento de restauración de OC mediante la ejecución de encuestas de aves, mariposas, escarabajos peloteros y anfibios. 20%
Genere datos para crear modelos de vida silvestre (acústicos y fotográficos) para especies de vida silvestre focales. 10%
Construir el Programa de Conservación recientemente establecido, “Ateles”, en colaboración con la Costa Rica Wildlife Foundation. 10%
Dirigir y ayudar al equipo del Programa de Vida Silvestre en las actividades generales del programa y el trabajo de campo, incluida la recaudación de fondos. 10%
Ejecutar actividades generales para apoyar otros programas científicos y de conservación de OC, propiedades de OC, incluido el Osa Conservation Campus para lograr la misión de la organización. 10%

Total: 100%

Como aplicar:

Para postularse, envíe un CV y una carta de presentación a hr@osaconservation.org con el asunto “Biólogo de conservación de vida silvestre” antes del 15 de octubre de 2020. No se considerará a todos los solicitantes que no sigan esta guía. Sólo se contactará a los solicitantes seleccionados que continúen con la etapa de entrevista. Damos la bienvenida especialmente a los solicitantes de Costa Rica y América Latina.

No hay llamadas por favor.


Job Summary:

The Osa Conservation Wildlife Program’s mission is to protect, restore and safeguard Osa’s wildlife for future generations. It does this by combating four major threats: 1) poaching, 2) data gaps in wildlife populations, 3) habitat fragmentation and 4) climate change. The program combats these four major threats via executing ecosystem-scale data collection, trialing and implementing conservation technologies, and recruiting region-wide stakeholder participation and citizen science to restore degraded and disconnected habitats and rewild lost wildlife populations. These actions allow long-term viable wildlife populations to be restored and maintained for healthy ecosystem function.

The Wildlife Monitoring Program’s Wildlife Conservation Biologist will assess the health and status of Osa’s wildlife community and explore new approaches to overcome the challenges listed above. They will do this by executing region-scale wildlife assessments, mitigating unnatural barriers (roads), assessing the success of restoration approaches and implementing technology in monitoring and protection efforts. Alongside analysing data collected from wildlife program projects to communicate and publish results, building collaborative partnerships to improve impact and scale, fundraising and grant writing to build the program and engaging in social media to communicate their work. This person will work alongside other OC science program teams, interact with donors, school groups and researchers to increase program and organization success and longevity. This role is based at the Osa Conservation Campus in the Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica. The Wildlife Conservation Biologist will live on-site with a multicultural team in basic living conditions. They need to be willing to travel to remote stations and live in hammocks with basic cooking and living facilities for short periods of time to execute field work. It will require a passionate and hardworking individual that is willing to go the extra step to impact conservation.


Roles and responsibilities:
Lead and assist the wildlife program team (inc. staff, volunteers and community members) in diverse wildlife population assessment projects and field work at a region-wide scale – including the ridge to reef camera trap network and conservation technology trials alongside OC’s anti-hunting strategist.
Assess wildlife activity and roadkill events via camera traps and survey phone apps along the Inter-American Highway that disconnects the Osa from the mainland. Analyze this data to produce a technical report (English & Spanish) identifying target areas for wildlife under/overpasses to be shared with governmental partners, conservation organizations and donors.
Install, maintain and monitor arboreal highways above roads to connect fragmented forest patches and trial canopy connectivity tools to increase arboreal wildlife population occupancy and movements.
Assess the wildlife recovery success of OC’s restoration experiment by executing bird, butterfly, dung beetle and amphibian surveys in 40 restoration plots. Prepare results for publication to provide evidence of effective restoration approaches for wildlife recovery.
Annotate generated data to create wildlife models (acoustic and photo) for focal wildlife species, which will allow us to process large datasets quickly and allow for real-time technology automated reports on key wildlife activity areas.
Build the recently established Conservation Program, “Ateles”, a collaboration with Costa Rica Wildlife Foundation to ensure the long-term conservation of endangered spider monkey populations and their habitat in Costa Rica.
Execute general wildlife program activities such as managing and analyzing large datasets, monthly equipment inventories, provide training and support for program field assistants, interns and volunteers, produce social media content for OC and personal accounts, create and deliver wildlife program presentations to visiting groups and collaborators, produce weekly progress reports for Coordinator and any other activities requested by the Wildlife Program Coordinator.
Assist Wildlife Program Coordinator in managing grant activities and fundraising efforts.
Execute general activities to support other OC science and conservation programs, OC properties including the Osa Conservation Campus to achieve organization mission.


What skills are needed to do this job?
Minimum Master’s level degree in a wildlife, biology or environmental conservation.
B1 driver’s license (automatic and manual)
Fluent in Spanish and English (oral and written communication).
Knowledge and experience in executing wildlife population assessments and biodiversity surveys in tropical rainforests, good experimental design and understanding of ecological concepts.
Experience working in difficult field conditions for long hours in a tropical rainforest environment (need to be physically fit and healthy) – tree climbing experience desired but not necessary.
Personal attributes: initiative, positive attitude, innovative, hard-working, ability to work under pressure, results focused, problem solving, good communication, good presentation skills and able/comfortable to travel throughout Costa Rica by themselves.
Excellent computer skills – Office programs, Gmail and Google Calendar, data management and analysis (R software), and mapping (QGIS/ArcGIS).
Good scientific writing skills. Experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals.
Good teamwork and leadership skills.


Primary responsibilities and percent of time spent on each one:
Assess wildlife activity and roadkill events via camera traps and survey phone apps, along the Inter-American Highway. 20%
Install, maintain and monitor arboreal highways above roads. 20%
Assess the wildlife recovery success of OC’s restoration experiment by executing bird, butterfly, dung beetle and amphibian surveys. 20%
Generate annotated data to create wildlife models (acoustic and photo) for focal wildlife species. 10%
Build the recently established Conservation Program, “Ateles”, a collaboration with Costa Rica Wildlife Foundation. 10%
Lead and assist the Wildlife Program team in general program activities and field work including fundraising. 10%
Execute general activities to support other OC science and conservation programs, OC properties including the Osa Conservation Campus to achieve organization mission. 10%

Total: 100%

How to Apply:

To apply please send a CV and cover letter to hr@osaconservation.org with subject line “Wildlife Conservation Biologist” by the 15th October 2020. All applicants who do not follow this guide will not be considered. Only successful applicants continuing to the interview stage will be contacted. We especially welcome applicants from Costa Rica and Latin America.

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