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12 de noviembre de 2019

Se busca científico para trabajar en genética de conservación de mamíferos

NC Museum of Natural Sciences: Senior Research Scientist in Mammalian
Conservation Genetics
Recruitment Range: $72,172 - $103,515
Location: NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC
Department: NC Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
Job Number: 19-11183 MNS65015792

Application Deadline: 12/12/2019 5:00 PM EST

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR) vision is
to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources
to build the social, cultural, educational, and economic future of
North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating
opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries,
and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate
learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the
state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and
promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion
among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our
state's diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement
with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to
become a part of our team.

Division Information:
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, located in Raleigh, NC,
is an award-winning major institution with a prominent State-wide,
national and international profile. The mission statement of the NC
Museum of Natural Sciences is "to illuminate the natural world and
inspire its conservation".

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is a high-performing nexus of research,
collections, living collections, exhibitions and digital media, school
and lifelong education, community engagement, and a regional network--each
fueled by great expertise and a diversifying portfolio of public, earned
and contributed funds. Progress is forged by maximizing the dividends
on a remarkable history of public and private sector investments with
a growing array of partnerships.

Our high standards are reflected by our affiliation with the Smithsonian
Institution; accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums; a National
Medal at the White House in 2014 from the federal Institute of Museum
and Library Services which recognizes just five of the nation's 35,000
museums annually for outstanding community service; national model
research partnerships with the University of North Carolina System;
this year's Thad Eure, Jr. Award from the Greater Raleigh Convention and
Visitors Bureau for our economic impact through attracting conferences;
and field-advancing innovations such as a fully accessible and free
mobile app (NC NatSci) for visitors to navigate our exhibitions.

Section Information:
The Research & Collections Section includes research scientists,
collections curators, collections managers, and support professionals. The
major responsibilities of the R&C section are to maintain and expand
the Natural Sciences research collections of the Museum, conduct
original research, disseminate research results, participate in science
communication, public outreach, education, and assist other Museum
sections in programming and exhibit development. R&C staff and facilities
are spread across three NCMNS buildings: the Nature Exploration Center
(NEC), the Nature Research Center (NRC), and the Research Laboratory.

Description of Work:
The NC Museum of Natural Sciences and the NC State University's College of
Natural Resources jointly announce a search to recruit a scientist with
a research program in mammalian conservation genetics. At the Museum,
this position works in the Biodiversity Research Lab, a unit within
the Museum's Research & Collections section. At NC State University,
this position works in the Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
program within the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
in the College of Natural Resources. The employee will have non-tenure
track faculty status and associated teaching and service requirements
as a Research Assistant Professor with the College of Natural Resources.

The ideal candidate will have both applied and basic aspects to their
research, which may have both domestic and international focus (at least
some of the research should be applicable to scientific questions within
North Carolina and the southeast region). Potential areas of research
specialty may include (but are not limited to) conservation genomics,
population estimation and modeling, microbiome ecology, metabarcoding,
non-invasive sampling, and/or eDNA. Researchers with collections-based
research programs are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate
will have many opportunities to participate in multi-disciplinary
research teams that may include, among others, applied ecologists
(wildlife, quantitative, spatial, forest), conservation biologists, and
phylogenomicists. The successful candidate will also support graduate
training through teaching and mentoring, and will teach an appropriate
graduate and/or undergraduate course at NC State University.

The successful candidate should have experience in, and a commitment to,
public science communication. In addition to participating in outreach
programs and events at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, there are
science communication opportunities with NC State University's Cluster
in Public Science (i.e. citizen science, science communication, and open
data). This position is jointly split between the NC Museum of Natural
Sciences (55%) and the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
at NC State University (45%). This position includes research, outreach,
teaching and service responsibilities at both institutions.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarly
publications, research support and engagement. This position has several
areas of responsibility, requiring a candidate with strong interpersonal
skills, the ability to independently plan and implement research/teaching
activities, and the ability and interest to collaborate with other
researchers. The areas of responsibility of this position include but
are not limited to:

Development of an original applied research program in mammalian
conservation genetics, mammalian population biology/ecology, and/or
mammalian population genetics; research programs may have local, regional,
and/or international focus and will include pursuit of external research
funding, data generation and analyses, and publication/dissemination of
results. Some aspects of this research should be suitable for display
in the NC Museum of Natural Sciences' Biodiversity Research Lab, a
glass-walled laboratory 'on-exhibit' in the Nature Research Center wing
of the Museum

Shared management and administration of the Museum's Biodiversity Research
Lab, including supervision of laboratory with oversight of equipment,
budgets, personnel, students, and volunteers

Potential collaboration with the Museum's Mammalogy Unit, a
collection-based unit within the Research & Collections section

Teaching one class per year in NCSU's Department of Forestry and
Environmental Resources

Training/mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and/or
postdoctoral researchers, with a particular focus on training that
bridges museum/university goals

Engaging the public through science communication and/or participatory
science; public engagement may be accomplished through active
participation in Museum education/outreach programs, interacting with NC
State University's Public Science Cluster, and/or providing opportunities
for citizen scientists to contribute to authentic research initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
** To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must
provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted
from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under
the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for
qualifying credit. **

To qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSAs
listed below:

Considerable knowledge of conservation biology

Experience applying principles and practices of research, with special
expertise in some aspect of conservation biology

A demonstrated mastery of materials, equipment, and techniques used in
laboratory practices and in fieldwork

Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in evolution
or related subjects

A demonstrated track record of effective and creative science
communication to diverse public audiences

Experience writing and/or administering grants to fund biological research

Experience successfully publishing technical science papers in
peer-reviewed journals Required Documentation: Applicants should attach:
a current CV; contact information for 3 personal references; and a
vision statement, including how their research and science communication
initiatives figure in a broader scientific context.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Doctorate degree in biology, zoology, or a science curriculum related
to area of expertise from an appropriately accredited institution and
three-years experience in specialty area -OR-

An equivalent combination of education and experience

To apply, follow this link:

11 de noviembre de 2019

Observadores pesqueros en Alaska (tatuaje marinero opcional)

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

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

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

Positions begin with a 3-week paid training in Seattle starting 12/2/19 and 12/26/19.

Salary begins at $4180/month during deployments, including room & board and some travel.


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


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

10 de noviembre de 2019

Voluntariado con perezosos en Costa Rica (Alojamiento y manutención)

Start Date: January 2020 (exact date flexible)

DESCRIPTION The Sloth Institute Costa Rica (TSI) was founded in 2014 for the purpose of enhancing the welfare of captive and wild sloths through research and education. TSI also rescues, rehabilitates and releases sloths. TSI is a legal non-profit in Costa Rica and fiscally sponsored by a US 501(c)(3) tax deductible non-profit. Our headquarters and projects, are located in the Manuel Antonio rainforest maritime zone property at Tulemar Resort; a short distance from Manuel Antonio National Park.

Position Description: The Sloth Husbandry Intern absolutely must have the ability to work long days (9+ hours) with little time off (1 day per week). In addition, because we get rescue calls in the middle of the night sometimes; this person must be willing to work outside of normal hours when needed. This person must be extremely dedicated to sloth conservation and willing to forgo personal comfort for the benefit of the animals. You will be hot, sweaty, wet, cold, eaten by mosquitos, sleepy, sore, and tired but you'll still feel that there is no other place in the world that you would rather be than helping sloths get better so they can return to the jungle. The ideal person will eat, sleep, breathe and dream about sloths! This is rigorous animal care work, with only necessary direct contact with the animals. You will be close to the animals when needed for feedings and care, so you must know how to respect their personal space and the fact that they are wild animals.

  • Assist in medical treatments and administer medication
  • Preparing food/collecting wild food items for sloths
  • Feeding (including hand-feeding when needed), cleaning cages and and enriching sloth cages
  • Assist in opportunistic capture, sample collection and release of sloths
  • Keep animal areas and facilities clean and organized

Qualifications/Experience: All applicants must be physically fit, healthy, have animal care experience, excellent communication skills, a strong interest in animal welfare and conservation and a great sense of humor. Applicant must be organized and a clean/tidy person. You will report directly to the Sloth Director on a daily basis and will need to be able to recognize medical/behavioral/husbandry issues and notify the director in a timely manner. Must be able to work well and efficiently alone as well as in a team environment. Coursework and/or experience in zoology, animal husbandry, or veterinary medicine is required. Experience traveling to a tropical country and living in rainforest conditions are a plus. Spanish language skills and experience working with lab analysis tests (hematology, urinalysis, fecal analysis etc) is a plus. Must complete required vaccinations and purchase current international health insurance prior to arrival in Costa Rica. Must be non-smoker.

Salary/Funding: This is a voluntary/self-funded position but room in a shared apartment with shared common facilities and basic meals will be provided. WIFI, electricity and running water is also included. You will be responsible for all travel expenses/flights and immigration expenses; health insurance expenses.

Term of Appointment: Must be willing to stay at least 6 months with an option for extension upon review.


To apply please send your CV and letter of interest to or apply online

9 de noviembre de 2019

Postdoc de 3 años con ardillas de tierra en Alaska

Postdoctoral Position in Host-Microbe Interactions in Arctic Ground Squirrels

University of Alaska Anchorage

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Duddleston lab at
the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) Department of Biological Sciences
to study host-gut microbe interactions in arctic ground squirrels. Arctic
ground squirrels are fascinating animals that hibernate for 7 to 9 months
each year without eating or drinking, and regulate their body temperature
to -2.9°C, the lowest body temperature of any mammal. Despite months of
disuse and fasting, arctic ground squirrels lose little lean mass during
hibernation. We seek a postdoctoral scientist to lead investigations
combining multi-omics, stable isotope tracer, and culturing approaches to
examine the potential contribution of the gut microbiota to lean-mass loss
resistance via the production and provision of essential amino acids. The
postdoc will join an active and vibrant lab studying host-associated
microbiotas that includes technicians, graduate and undergraduate
students, with the opportunity to engage in student mentorship.

Faculty in Biological Sciences at UAA are engaged in research from
Arctic ecology to molecular biology, and ecosystem science to One
Health, and work collaboratively with university and agency scientists
locally, regionally and globally. Our department has approximately
600 undergraduate majors and 30 MS students, and we are a campus-wide
leader in undergraduate research mentorship. The department and lab
is housed in the ConocoPhillips Integrated Sciences Building, which is
characterized by state of the art equipment and open interactions spaces
to facilitate community. The department hosts a weekly seminar series and
monthly bioinformatics working group. In addition to the UAA Postdoctoral
Association, faculty development opportunities (workshops, working groups,
etc) hosted by the UAA Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence (CAFÉ)
are open to postdocs
UAA is the largest of three universities in the University of Alaska
system, serving nearly 14,000 students. UAA enrolls an increasingly
diverse student body including 9.7% identifying as Alaska Native or
AN-2 or more races, 8.2% Hispanic, 3.2% African American, 8.2% Asian,
5.9% non-Hispanic 2-or more races, and 1% Native Hawaiian/Pacific
Islander. Anchorage, the largest city in Alaska, with an ethnically
diverse population of 290,000, offers a lively intellectual and
cultural life, including opera, symphony, theater, art events, and a
variety of restaurants. Set between snow-capped peaks of the Chugach
Mountains and the ocean waters of Cook Inlet, the city offers ready
access to state and national forests and parks, year-round outdoor
recreation, and unsurpassed natural beauty. The University of Alaska
is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational
institution. The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the
basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex,
physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital
status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related
medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity,
political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally
protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination,
including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees,
and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information,
applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement
of nondiscrimination available

This position is supported by an NIH-COBRE grant, and three years of
funding is provided. Review of applications will begin mid-December. The
ideal start-date is February/March, 2020; however, a later start will be
considered. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and names of 3
references to the UAA Biological Sciences Postdoctoral Fellow job pool at
For questions about the position or more information, contact Khrys
Duddleston at

8 de noviembre de 2019

Asistente de investigación en Hawaii

Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is seeking a motivated and resourceful individual to support our work on Maui. This is a part time role that will include between 5-10 hours/week of work as needed. This role will support our stream restoration project that is currently planned to finish on May 31st, 2020 with possibility for extension.

This role will ensure the successful execution of a monitoring plan that measures the impact of restoration activities designed to reduce sediment and nutrient pollution in Wahikuli and Honokōwai streams in West Maui. The Research Officer will coordinate data collection activities by various parties and ensure protocols are followed to ensure data quality. They will report to the Program Manager who is based in Maui.

**Execute data collection for identified components of the monitoring plan. These are anticipated to include:
Monitoring sediment posts and erosion pins to measure sediment accumulation or loss from stream banks
Monitor sediment posts at restoration sites for accumulation or loss
Track and log in-stream turbidity data and ensure equipment is functioning properly
Photographic documentation of before and after pictures of installed restoration BMPs and monitoring of their performance over time
Recording survivorship and growth of plants
Collecting and analyzing video footage of streams following during storm events
Collecting and analyzing rain gauge and weather station data from partners
Collecting and analyzing photographic documentation of brown water events
Track satellite data from weather stations and turbidity monitors and upload to data storage website
Collect and collate data from partners on an as needed basis
Conduct data analysis
Develop periodic reports for CORAL and stakeholders as needed
Develop a final report (December 2019)

** If the Research Officer is not based on Maui, they must be able to make regular visits to Maui (every 2-3 months, including after significant storms) to ensure data collection is being implemented in line with protocols and data quality standards.

If the candidate is interested to lead the development of a paper, there may be an opportunity to publish project results in a peer-reviewed journal.


The minimum required qualifications include BA/BS degree in physical science-related field, such as geology, environmental science, fluvial geomorphology and hydrology.

Additionally, the Research Officer must have:
Experience with installing, monitoring, and troubleshooting water quality monitoring instruments
Field experience with HOBO pressure transducers, turbidity probes, telemetric instrument installation, data loggers, and ISCO sampler units.
Experience collecting, preparing, and analyzing water quality data
Excellent organizational and prioritization skills, including developing and maintaining research plans and coordinating with multiple collaborators.
Resourcefulness and ability to work proactively; ability to complete tasks independently, efficiently, and in a timely manner; and the ability to work effectively with a remote team
Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to effectively communicate with individuals from a variety of disciplines, cultures and backgrounds
Ability to work in hazardous steep terrain, hiking over several miles to project sites in all types of weather ranging from very hot and dry, to cold and rainy
***Ability to mobilize on short notice in order to document and capture storm events
Ability to safely drive a 4-wheel drive vehicle over steep unimproved roads
The position requires the successful candidate to have a valid U.S Driver’s license and good driving record
The position requires that the successful candidate be able to perform field work in hot dry and sometimes wet conditions in the mid slope region, as well as the ability to swim, snorkel and lift 50 lbs.
Flexibility and willingness to work in situations of flux; ability to work in a fast turn-around environment
Strong work ethic and willingness to take ownership for wide-ranging responsibilities while exhibiting the utmost professionalism and discretion
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including mornings, evenings, and weekends with willingness to adjust hours to accommodate the needs of the job
Experience managing a budget
Willingness to work in a home office
Someone based in West Maui preferred. Must be based in Hawaiʻ
Authorized to work in the USA

Ability to think analytically and problem solve and a willingness to ask questions
Commitment to process excellence, efficiency and accountability
A sense of humor, commitment to candor and desire to be a part of a collaborative team
Patience and exceptional listening skills
Energetic, hard-working, and a team player
Presents a positive, enthusiastic, professional image both internally and externally
Discretion with confidential information


The Research Officer may work in variable weather conditions, at remote outdoor locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain, coastal and marine environments and vessels, and under physically demanding circumstances that may require considerable physical exertion and/or muscular strain. Work conditions may require international and domestic travel including to remote island areas, the mainland US, neighboring and other islands or nations. Additionally, the work may be performed independently without day-to-day supervision.

COMPENSATION AND WORK-SCHEDULE: Competitive wage. Estimated between 5 and 10 hours per week. Some weeks there may be a heavier load than others depending on where we are at with project execution. There may be a possibility for work beyond 10 hours per week depending on the candidate’s interest and skills.


The Coral Reef Alliance (CORAL) is a non-profit, environmental NGO focused on saving the world’s coral reefs. This year marks CORAL’s 25th anniversary of combining science-based solutions with effective community-driven conservation. CORAL is actively expanding the scientific understanding of how corals adapt to climate change and using that information to develop conservation strategies to give corals around the world the best chance of surviving climate change. To discover more about CORAL’s work to save the world’s reefs, visit us at


CORAL has more than a decade of experience working in the Main Hawaiian Islands on coral reef conservation. Currently, our work focuses on our Clean Water for Reefs Initiative, with an emphasis on preventing land-based sources of pollution from entering streams and groundwater which eventually lead to the ocean.

In West Maui, our work focuses on restoring natural filtration processes within watersheds. We take a “ridge to reef” approach to restore the natural function of an ahupua‘a (watershed) to filter stormwater and absorb nutrients, sediments and other chemicals. At the shoreline (makai), we provide guidance to shoreline property owners, the tourism industry, and Maui County on how to implement reef-friendly landscaping using low impact design (LID) to naturally filter stormwater before it reaches the ocean.

Further mauka in the midslope region, we recently launched a major multi-stakeholder project to restore streams and watershed function to reduce the amount of sediment and nutrients flowing to the ocean. We are working with farmers, Hawaiian communities, local nonprofits, private businesses, and the government to pilot watershed restoration techniques that combine modern technology with native vegetation and traditional agricultural practices, such as wetland taro patches (loʻi kalo). We are collaborating with experts to measure the effectiveness of these approaches and we will share these results and implementation procedures to help inform restoration efforts statewide.

Over the next few years, CORAL plans to leverage the success, knowledge and partnerships we have developed through our conservation projects to scale our impact across the Main Hawaiian Islands.


To apply for this position, please submit in one document to with Maui Research Officer in the email subject line:
A cover letter describing your qualifications and interest in the position. If you are a current graduate student, please state how this position can be integrated into your research and list your main supervisor(s)
A technical writing sample that you wrote within the past two years. This can be a report, a university assignment or journal article.

Please note that due to the volume of applications expected, we are not able to respond to each individual applicant. The position will be open until filled, an immediate start date is preferred.


Please contact Jennifer Vander Veur, Program Manager at

The Coral Reef Alliance is committed to workforce diversity. Qualified applicants will receive full consideration without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, health status, or national origin.

7 de noviembre de 2019

Naturalista para guiar excursiones y actividades de educación ambiental en lagos y montañas de Carolina del Sur

Field Study Instructor/ Naturalist
Summerton, Sunset & Awendaw SC

Work Dates: February 2020 – May 2020

Location: 3 Locations in South Carolina

Camp Bob Cooper, Summerton, SC

Teaching Kids about the Environment (K.A.T.E.): Located on Lake Marion
in the Midlands, KATE explores how natural environments function, and
particularly, how human beings can manage behavior and ecosystems to
live sustainably. Students will conduct scientific studies of the
interrelated patterns, processes, flora, fauna and ecosystems in
terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Activities include aquatic
ecology, forestry studies, soil science, wildlife ecology, team
building, a climbing tower, high ropes courses, archery, canoeing,
birding and more.

Camp Hannon: Sunset, SC

Exploration Hannon: Located in the upstate Blue Ridge Mountains. A
mountain geology and ecology field study program designed around the
processes and skills of scientific inquiry. Students will discover
science concepts and engage in scientific thinking through
investigations that explore the topographical phenomenon called the
Blue Ridge Escarpment - a drastic and sudden 3,000-foot shift in
elevation from flat piedmont to steep mountains. Activities include
stream mapping, map and compass, mountain geology and ecology, aquatic
ecology, zip lines, a climbing tower and more.

Sewee Coastal Retreat Center, Awendaw, SC

Expedition Sewee: Located on the coast north of Charleston. This
program offers an unforgettable study of coastal ecosystems; how they
function, what they provide and why they’re important to preserve.
Students and teachers will explore beaches, salt marshes, landforms
and cultural resources of the Low Country. Surrounded by the Francis
Marion National Forest and the Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge,
Expedition Sewee is perfectly staged to give students an up-close look
at plant and animal interactions in the natural world. Activities
include salt marsh studies, a barrier island beach study, boat rides,
birding, crabbing, cast netting, games and more. (Must have Marine
Science degree or experience.)

Principle Duties:

Regularly teach at least two curriculum components in the field study
Lead students in daily program activities (wake-up, flagpole, meals,
canteen, and campfire).
Be actively involved in all program activities, leading and
participating in evening recreational and instructional times as
Assist with routine clean up and set up of program areas.
Perform direct supervision of children while involved with
Facilitate groups utilizing adventure activities.


BA or BS in Environmental Education, Natural Sciences, Forestry,
Geology, Education, Marine Science, or Wildlife Biology.
Must have the patience, understanding, flexibility, and a lot of
Must demonstrate teaching skills and the ability to implement
creative “hands on” teaching methods.
Must be willing to sacrifice, adapt and work hard as part of a team
pursuing an objective.
Must be physically able to perform the tasks required to teach
Must be willing to work long hours.

Pay Scale:

Twice a month pay of $550-$600 plus room, board, and a
sickness/accidental insurance plan.

Contact: Send resumes to Patty Neff at

6 de noviembre de 2019

Trabaja en investigación con anfibios en el zoo de Memphis

The Memphis Zoo is seeking a highly motivated research technician to assist with research on amphibian reproduction and behavior. The candidate will help develop and execute research projects on assisted reproductive technologies, captive-breeding, and animal behavior. The successful candidate is also encouraged to develop projects based on their own expertise, with the goal of publishing in peer-reviewed journals. This position will include opportunities for professional development through personalized mentorship, conference travel, networking events, and training workshops.

Essential Job Functions
  • Assist with planning, experimental design, and execution of research projects
  • Assist with gamete collection, in vitro fertilization, and sperm cryopreservation
  • Assist with behavioral and morphological assessments
  • Conduct field surveys and collect data on captive-released individuals
  • Prepare permit applications and reports
  • Contribute to scientific manuscripts
  • Mentor students and volunteers
  • Present research findings in professional settings
  • Participate in educational outreach
Qualifications & Competencies

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Zoology, Biology, Ecology, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Zoology, Biology, Ecology, or related field.
Record of peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations.

Written and oral communication proficiency.
Proficiency in MS Office, Excel and R statistical programming.
Detailed oriented and ability to meet tight and fluid deadlines.
Organizational, problem solving and analytical skills.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work/Application Requirements: This is a full-time position that works up to 40 hrs per week and regularly requires weekend and holiday work. Review of applications will begin Dec 1, 2019. The successful applicant should be available to start in March 2020. Specific start date is flexible.

Application materials should include a cover letter, CV, unofficial college transcript, and three letters of recommendation. If possible, upload these materials as a single PDF file. All application materials must be submitted online, but recommendation letters only should be emailed separately to Dr. Sinlan Poo, Department of Conservation and Research, Memphis Zoo,

Supervisory Responsibility: None.

Reporting Structure: Reports to the Research Scientist.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is constantly required to use hands and fingers to feel, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Other Duties: Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

5 de noviembre de 2019

Doctorado bioinformático y ecoevolucionario en Almería, España

PhD position in eco-evolutionary bioinformatics (University of Almería and EEZA-CSIC, Almería, Spain) Deadline to accept candidates: November 10th 2019 Are you a recently-graduated computer scientist who happens to be interested in nature, animals, animal behavior, ecology, evolution,
the environment? or specific topics, such as the extinction of the dinosaurs, or how to improve biological pest control?

Then you could be interested in this opportunity to apply for a 4-year
PhD scholarship to work on improving a Next-Generation Individual-Based
model, Weaver, and bring it to the next level: parallel computing. With
parallelization we will be able to scale up simulations to include
larger and more complete ecosystems including up to tens of millions
of individuals.

We seek for a highly motivated computer scientist from EU countries,
and will only consider applicants having completed (or currently on their
last year of) a MS in Computer Sciences, preferably on parallel computing
or similar disciplines. The candidate should have finished his/her
undergrad after January 1st 2016, and hold top academic qualifications
(i.e., within the top 10% of his/her undergraduate graduating class).

Annual salary (before taxes): 1st year: 16,027.58€; 2nd year:
17,279.5€; 3rd year: 21,599.48€; 4th year (having defended the
PhD): 28,640.91€; 4th year (without PhD defense): 21,599.48€.

Contact: Jordi Moya-Laraño (;
Leocadio G. Casado (; Juana López-Redondo (

- Bilbao-Castro, J.R., Barrionuevo, G., Ruiz-Lupión, D., Casado, L.G.,
Moya-Laraño, J.: Weaver: a multiagent, spatial-explicit and high-
performance framework to study complex ecological networks. In: Bajo,
J., Hallenborg, K., Pawlewski, P., Botti, V., Sánchez-Pi,
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Jordi Moya-Laraño

Functional and Evolutionary Ecology
Estación Experimental de Zonas Áridas - CSIC
Carretera de Sacramento s/n
La Cañada de San Urbano

phone:34 950281045 ext. 419

4 de noviembre de 2019

Doctorado completísimo y muy interesante en Suecia

4 year attractive PhD-position on integrating an evolutionary perspective and genomic methods to address how insect diversity and evolutionary potential is affected in human-altered landscapes.

The position as a graduate student is at Lund University (
in the Anna Runemark lab, and can be applied for until November 17th.

It is a full time position with a full salary including all
social rights. The PhD-student will examine how within-population
genetic diversity, evolvability and gene flow are affected in human
altered landscapes. We will combine bioinformatics, ancient DNA
from museum samples and field work to address these questions. We
seek a candidate with a background including both evolutionary
courses, bioinformatics or advanced R and with a keen interest in
conservation. The exact project will be developed together with the
selected candidate, and will be undertaken in collaboration with Erik
Svensson, Niklas Wahlberg and Maj Rundlöf. The Department of Biology
( is a highly international working
place with a large community of researchers, post docs and more than
80 PhD-students from around the world. The Department has weekly
seminars with invited speakers, Friday pubs, social activities and
several journal clubs. The Runemark lab consists of two post docs,
a PhD-student and one MSc-student and we collaborate closely with
Magne Fribergs lab with more pre- and post graduate students and
post docs to create a friendly environment for scientific discussion
and collaboration, see more about our projects on our joint website
The student will also be a part of a larger research environment BECC
(Biodiversity and Ecosystem services in a Changing Climate) which will
provide ample opportunities for interactions with conservation biologists
and climate researchers.

Please find a link to the application and further information here

Contact for inquiries.

Anna Runemark, Associate Professor
Department of Biology, Lund University

Voluntariado con tortugas en Costa Rica

Background Information
The Rescue Center for Endangered Marine Species (CREMA) runs four sea turtle nesting beach conservation projects on the southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. The projects are open annually during the Olive Ridley nesting season. Olive Ridleys are the principal species that nest on these beaches, but there is also sporadic nesting of Green, Leatherback, and Hawksbill sea turtles. Egg poaching is the principal threat to the nesting sea turtles on these beaches. Secondary threats include nest predation, plastic pollution, beach development and tourist traffic. In the beaches CREMA operates we use a multifaceted approach for the conservation of sea turtles, including; beach patrols, relocating nests into project hatcheries, environmental education and awareness with the local community, generating job opportunities for the locals and promoting sustainable tourism development. Research Assistants are responsible for assisting the Coordinator with all aspects of the project, including managing volunteers, leading night patrols, organizing community environmental education activities, and maintaining the station house.

Research Assistants are trained to conduct and lead nightly 3-4 hour beach patrols, in which they take biometric data from nesting sea turtles, tag their front flippers, and move their nests to a protected area if there is one available.

Other responsibilities vary among the projects, and include the following:
Assisting in the training of new volunteers.
Leading volunteers and tourists on night patrols.
Conducting morning censuses to check the status of in-situ nests.
Recording physical data such as precipitation levels and temperatures.
Building and maintaining the project hatchery.
Monitoring the hatchery during the night or day for emerging hatchling and intruding predators.
Exhuming nests and collecting data on unhatched eggs.
Community environmental education activities.
Maintaining and cleaning the station house.
Cooking meals.

Research assistants are expected to stay at the project site for the entire period for which they are selected. Preference will be given to potential applicants that meet the following requirements:
Advanced university student or recent graduate in biological sciences or related fields.
Conversational Spanish and English.
Independent, reliable and responsible.
Motivated and positive.
Able to adapt to unexpected situations and unfamiliar cultures.
Able to undertake physical labor during night and day in extreme weather conditions.
Experience working within a team.
Strong interpersonal communication skills.
Comfortable working in the outdoors or in isolated settings
Previous experience with sea turtles or conducting field research.

Since many of the research assistants’ responsibilities are physically demanding, they are expected to be in good physical and medical shape. Also, since our projects are in isolated locations where access to medical treatment can be challenging, participants must disclose any medical conditions or possible risks before confirming their placement with our program.

Term: 20th November- 29th January 2020 (flexible dates)

There are positions available at two projects located on the Southern Nicoya Peninsula, Guanacaste, Costa Rica:

San Miguel and Costa de Oro are projects with a variable number of volunteers. Assistants of these projects must be really sociable and be willing to work with a constantly changing team.
Bejuco Project is more rustic and strongly involved with the local community.
Corozalito is the most physically demanding project due to the characteristics of its beach.

Unpaid position basic meals and accomodation covered.
Turtle Trax and CREMA provide a training workshop upon arrival. This includes several lectures on current sea turtle conservation research topics, safety training, team building activities, and field research training.
All RAs have the option of participating in the Independent Research Project Program, in which they can complete a project with their team during the internship with the assistance of one of CREMAs biologists.
All interns must follow the Turtle Trax Program Rules for the entire duration of their placement. Failure to do so results in immediate termination of placement.

Additional Contact Information

Application Information :
Cover letter (specifying which period and location options you would prefer).
List of the email addresses of at least 3 references

Please send applications to Carmen Mejías-Balsalobre at the following email address:

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