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17 de junio de 2021

Una oferta de post-doc y otra de técnico en un grupo de investigación especializado en ecología y comportamiento de abejas

Oferta compartida por Nuria

The Rehan Lab (www.rehanlab.com) is hiring 2 positions to study behavioural genomics and molecular ecology of wild bees. The Rehan lab is a collaborative group of researchers, staff, and students focusing on bee behaviour, ecology and evolution. We are located at York University in Toronto, Canada. The candidates will join a vibrant team of integrative biologists passionate about social evolution and wildlife conservation.

*Behavioural Genomics Position*

This position will examine nutritional ecology of wild bees to determine pollen preference and nutritional requirements of native pollinators. There is increasing evidence that bee health is mediated not only by the quantity, but also quality of food provided during development. This researcher will conduct field and lab experiments to determine optimal diets for bee nutrition and pollinator health. We are also interested in the effects of maternally provisioned diet and mother-offspring interactions on social behaviour. We encourage the candidate to develop research projects on the social evolution and behavioural genomics of wild bees.

The successful candidate will have skills in a relevant area, and a strong background in behavioural ecology and evolution. Analytical and writing skills as well as familiarity with transcriptomic and genomic data is highly desirable.

*Molecular Ecology and Population Genomics Position *

This position will develop genomic reference material and environmental samples for the wild bees across eastern North America. We have a rich database of existing material and are actively working to develop robust dataset for wild bees in the northeast as well as understanding habitat requirements and floral hosts using a mix of metabarcoding, phylogenomics, historic reference data and ongoing field surveillance. This researcher will help manage a field crew, analyze complex genomic and ecological
data, write manuscripts and engage in public outreach and education events across Toronto.

The successful candidate will have skills in a relevant area, and a strong background in molecular ecology and population genetics. Analytical and writing skills as well as familiarity with genomic data and bioinformatics is highly desirable.

York University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and underrepresented groups. If interested, please send a CV, names of three references, and a short statement of interests to Sandra Rehan *sanrehan@yorku.ca* by June 30, 2021. The Postdoctoral Research and Technician positions are available for two years (starting as soon as July 2021) and renewable up to three years with successful progress and performance.

16 de junio de 2021

Ofertaza: Técnicos/as Superiores para la Oficina de Ciencia y Tecnología del Congreso de los Diputados (5 PLAZAS)

Nota de Fernando: Echa un vistazo a esta entrevista relacionada.

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Abierta hasta el Lunes, 21 Junio, 2021
PUESTO/S:
Técnicos/as Superiores para la Oficina de Ciencia y Tecnología del Congreso de los Diputados
BASES DE LA CONVOCATORIA:
2021_08 Convocatoria de empleo para la Oficina de Ciencia y Tecnología del Congreso de los Diputados
TAREAS Y RESPONSABILIDADES:


PUESTO: Técnico/a superior de evidencia científica y tecnológica (4 Plazas)

  • Apoyar a los coordinadores/as FECYT de la Oficina en la elaboración de un plan integral anual de actividades de la Oficina de Ciencia y Tecnología del Congreso de los Diputados.
  • Contribuir en la elaboración de la metodología de recogida de evidencia científica sobre los temas tratados por la Oficina (incluyendo mecanismos de búsqueda y evaluación de evidencia científica, selección y entrevista a expertos y de evaluación por pares).
  • Elaborar informes de evidencia científica y tecnológica siguiendo la metodología puesta en marcha por la Oficina y utilizando un lenguaje comprensible por el público en general.
  • Elaborar informes de prospectiva para identificar posibles temas científicos o tecnológicos de interés para la sociedad en el corto-medio plazo.
  • Apoyar a los coordinadores/as FECYT de la Oficina en la elaboración de la metodología de análisis de impacto y su implementación.
  • Contribuir en el diseño y realización de las actividades de asesoramiento científico informales al personal del Congreso de los Diputados.
  • Contribuir a la elaboración de una estrategia de comunicación de la Oficina de Ciencia y Tecnología del Congreso de los Diputados.
  • Contribuir a la elaboración de un plan para la conexión de la Oficina con proyectos de asesoramiento científico de los parlamentos nacionales de otros países.

PUESTO: Técnico/a superior de conexión con la comunidad científica y la sociedad (1 Plaza)
Apoyar en el diseño y organización de programas y actividades para una mejor conexión entre la comunidad científica y el Congreso de los Diputados.
Apoyar en el diseño y organización de programas y actividades para una mejor conexión entre la Oficina, la comunidad científica y la ciudadanía.
Apoyar en el diseño de proyectos de comunicación y divulgación de la metodología y los resultados de la Oficina.
Apoyar en el plan de comunicación y el plan de evaluación de la Oficina.
Apoyar en el diseño e implementación de programas formativos en materia de asesoramiento científico.

REQUISITOS ACADÉMICOS Y PROFESIONALES:

Técnico/a superior de evidencia científica y tecnológica (4 Plazas)
  • Título de doctor/a.
  • Experiencia profesional de dos años tras la obtención del título de doctor/a en alguna de las siguientes áreas:
    • Investigador/a post-doctoral.
    • Puestos relacionados con la ciencia, la tecnología y la innovación en el sector público o privado.
  • Nivel de inglés: B2 MCERL.
  • Dominio del castellano.

Técnico/a superior de conexión con la comunidad científica y la sociedad (1 Plaza)
  • Titulación universitaria superior.
  • Al menos un año completo de experiencia profesional como investigador/a.
  • Nivel de inglés B2 según MCERL.
  • Dominio del castellano.
Os informamos que quienes dispongáis de una acreditación oficial de nivel de inglés B2 o superior de la Escuela Oficial de Idiomas, según el Marco Común Europeo de Referencia para las Lenguas (MCERL), podrán aportarla y tendrá la misma validez que las acreditaciones indicadas en el apartado 6 de la presente convocatoria.


Las candidaturas admitidas que no puedan acreditar su nivel, serán convocadas a la prueba escrita de inglés en la Fase I.

HABILIDADES PERSONALES:

Serán evaluadas en la entrevista:
  • Planificación y organización.
  • Trabajo en equipo en entornos internacionales.
  • Imparcialidad para analizar y evaluar evidencia procedente de diferentes fuentes de información científica.
  • Capacidad analítica.
  • Capacidad de innovación.
  • Habilidades sociales.
  • Capacidad de comunicación oral y escrita a diferentes agentes.

RÉGIMEN CONTRACTUAL:
Contrato Temporal por obra o servicio determinado.

Duración del contrato: Hasta finalización de la obra (con un máximo de 36 meses).

CONDICIONES SALARIALES:
Grupo Profesional: Técnico Superior

Modalidad de contrato: Obra y servicio determinado
Puesto: Técnico/a superior de evidencia científica y tecnológica Técnico Superior Nivel 3: 31.036 € bruto/anual (jornada completa)
Puesto: Técnico/a superior de conexión con la comunidad científica y la sociedad Técnico Superior Nivel 1: 26.608 € bruto/anual (jornada completa)

Complemento de acción social: En los casos y cuantías determinadas por el Convenio colectivo de la FECYT, en función de la disponibilidad y límites presupuestarios establecidos con carácter anual. Queda excluida la retribución variable por objetivos.
FECHA DE INICIO DE RECEPCIÓN DE CANDIDATURAS:
Lunes, 31 Mayo, 2021
FECHA DE FIN DE RECEPCIÓN DE CANDIDATURAS:
Lunes, 21 Junio, 2021
Ambas incluidas
LUGAR DE TRABAJO:
Sede FECYT Alcobendas
FECHA ESTIMADA DE INCORPORACIÓN:
Septiembre 2021

Contrato de prácticas para dos anilladores de aves en Alaska

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The Alaska Songbird Institute is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving Alaska’s boreal birds through ecological research and education. We are seeking two interns to assist research and education efforts at the Creamer’s Field Migration Station, a long-running banding station within the town of Fairbanks, operating during spring and fall migration. Training will be provided in bird banding and mist netting techniques, bird identification, and environmental education.


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: Duties may include but are not limited to: operating mist nets, monitoring and removing birds from mist nets, recording data, leading 1-hour field trips (grades K-12), leading 1-hour bird walks for visitors, station maintenance, interacting with volunteers, greeting independent visitors, creating virtual education content and social media outreach, and entering data in a manner consistent with ASI procedures. Responsibilities are expected to break down as follows: research & monitoring (40%); science education and community interaction (40%); data summarization and entry (10%); and field logistics (10%).

QUALIFICATIONS: Interns must possess a demonstrated interest in ornithology, science education, a strong work ethic, meticulous approach to collecting and recording data, positive attitude, good interpersonal skills, a genuine desire to gain experience in banding, and working in a community-based research model. Interns must make common sense decisions concerning wildlife interactions (e.g., moose, bear), be able to work independently and as part of a team. In addition, this position requires many early mornings (starting as early as 5:30 AM), weekend work, and the ability to follow a work schedule that is dependent upon changing weather and field logistics.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Bird banding requires good manual dexterity and eyesight and involves long periods of being on your feet with few or no breaks. Interns must be able to access all mist nets and travel with groups of children and adults to the study area. This job may require walking through waist deep water and vegetation, carrying a backpack with gear (~25lbs), stepping over logs and fences, crossing uneven terrain, riding a bicycle, and carrying heavy objects in high levels of insect activity and inclement weather conditions.

HOURS: Variable, not to exceed 40 hours/week from August 2 - September 30, 2021. Required to work many weekend days.

Salary: Living stipend of $1,250 per month. Stipends are taxable and paid in monthly installments. Free or low-cost housing may be available.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references (at least one should be familiar with your experience/skills working with youth) as a single document to Robert Snowden: ASI.science@aksongbird.org. This position will officially close June 30, 2021, but will be filled as soon as suitable applicants are found.

Puesto para un especialista en sistemática y evolución de arácnidos

Oferta compartida por Nuria


The Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM, www.unam.mx) is the preeminent public higher-education center in Mexico, and is among the highest-ranking Spanish-speaking, and Latin American, universities. UNAM's Institute of Biology is a research center in the main campus of UNAM in Mexico City, with the mission of developing scientific research about the origin and maintenance, evolution, interactions, distribution, current composition, use and conservation of biological diversity. It houses the National Biological Collections of Mexico, including ten zoological collections, and the National Herbarium. Its faculty include over 170 scientists and academic technicians who conduct research, teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate-level students, and participate in outreach activities, all to contribute to the understanding and conservation of biological diversity to improve scientific advancement and the well-being of society. The Institute of Biology consists of two academic Departments (Zoology and Botany), a Botanical Garden, and field research stations in the tropical rainforest in the state of Veracruz, and in the seasonally dry tropical forest in the state of Jalisco.

The Institute of Biology seeks qualified applicants for one tenure-track full-time position as Researcher Scientist in Arachnology (except Acari) in the Department of Zoology, at a faculty level and monthly salary commensurate with skills and experience.

Candidate profile: We seek a scientist to conduct research on Class Arachnida (except Order Acari), with expertise in systematic biology (e.g., species discovery, phylogenetic inference), extending to the application of innovative theoretical concepts and methodological tools to investigate one or more processes associated with their evolution above the species level (e.g., morphological diversity, species richness, distribution), and with a strong experience of work and development of biological collections.

Requirements:
  1. Doctorate or Ph.D. degree in the areas of Zoology, Systematics or Evolution.
  2. Knowledge and professional experience of at least 3 years in research in phylogenetic systematics and evolution of Class Arachnida (except Order Acari).
  3. Experience using or developing biological collections.
  4. Ability to teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students from UNAM¡¯s School of Science and Graduate Programs, as well as to participate in outreach and institutional activities.
  5. Develop her/his own line of independent research, including procurement of funds for research, and interaction and collaboration with other research groups.
  6. Non-native speakers must be fluent in the Spanish language.
Application and supporting documents:
To apply, please send the following documents to sacademica@ib.unam.mx, with copy (Cc:) to secacad_vl@ib.unam.mx
  1. Curriculum vitae (CV), including academic degrees, publication history and experience in arachnid systematics.
  2. Description of research conducted during at least the past 3 years (maximum 2 pages).
  3. Research proposal, in the context of a longer research plan, to be developed in the first year of work, focused on the systematics and evolution of any group of Arachnida (except Acari), preferably with a focus on Mexican groups (maximum 10 pages).
  4. Cover letter addressed to the Director, Prof. Susana Magallón, stating the motives and interest in developing an academic career at the Institute of Biology, UNAM (maximum 2 pages)
  5. Names and contact information of at least two persons who can provide academic references.
Applications, accompanied by supporting documents, will be received from June 07, 2021 until the close of this call, which will be on July 23, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. (Mexico City time). Short-listed candidates will be contacted for a personal interview.

Contact:
For any questions regarding this announcement, please contact the Office of Academic Affairs of the Institute of Biology at sacademica@ib.unam.mx or secacad_vl@ib.unam.mx.

Link:
http://www.ibiologia.unam.mx/Sec_acad/Arachnida-1.pdf

15 de junio de 2021

Oferta de doctorado en Suiza: biología evolutiva de hormigas


A Ph.D. position in evolutionary biology is available in the group of Prof. Michel Chapuisat at the Department of Ecology and Evolution, University of Lausanne, Switzerland. We are currently investigating the origin, evolution and mode of action of a supergene controlling social organization in ants. Our approach combines genomics, genetics, behavioral experiments and ecological surveys in the field. For more information, see http://www.unil.ch/dee/page7000.html.

Your responsibilities:
Animal societies vary greatly in social organization, yet the causes of this diversity are poorly understood. Ants belonging to the genus Formica provide an ideal system to study the underpinnings of social organization, because a supergene – a large group of linked genes – determines whether colonies have one or multiple queens. The successful candidate will perform experiments to better understand the genomic, behavioral or ecological processes leading to this social polymorphism. The project will provide insights into how supergenes evolve and how they generate biological diversity.

Your qualifications:
In order to complete our team, we are looking for someone with a Master’s degree in biology, life sciences, genetics, bioinformatics, or related subjects. Applicants should have knowledge and skills pertaining to evolutionary biology, genetics, genomics, behavior or ecology. We are looking for a creative, curious and motivated person with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

What the position offers you:
We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment, with opportunities for professional training. The Department of Ecology and Evolution in Lausanne University hosts research groups working on a broad range of topics, producing a rich intellectual and social life. Although French is the common language in Lausanne region, the department research activities and seminars are conducted in English. The University of Lausanne offers state-of-the-art facilities, including excellent computer facilities and molecular labs.

Contact for further information:
Prof. Michel Chapuisat : Michel.Chapuisat@unil.ch

Your application:
Deadline: 21.06.2021.
Incoming applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.
To apply, please upload a single pdf document containing: a cover letter with a short description of your research interests, research experience, and why you are interested in joining our group; Your CV; The contact details of 2-3 referees; A copy of your Master degree; Your Master’s thesis summary.

To receive full consideration, application documents should be uploaded online through the University of Lausanne recruitment platform.
Please apply through this webpage: https://bit.ly/3vH8OP5

Trabaja censando aves y quirópteros (Zaragoza, Lleida - España)

Argustec inicia un proceso de selección para un puesto de trabajo realizando censos de aves y quirópteros en la zona de Zaragoza y Lleida, imprescindible contar con vehículo propio.

Incorporación inmediata. 

Argustec S.L.
Ingeniería y Medioambiente

Oscar Sánchez-Morate
Director

Mail: oscar@argustec.es

Tlf: 658842683

14 de junio de 2021

Selección sexual y dinámica de poblaciones en ácaros: post-doc de tres años en Polonia

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Post-doc position in evolutionary biology is available for three years, preferably starting October-December 2021 but subject to negotiations, in a project “Sex, aggression and ecology – how sexual selection alters population dynamics?”. This collaborative project is led by Jacek Radwan (Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan), Rob Knell (Queen Mary University, London) and Tom Cameron (University of Essed), and is funded by Polish Science Centre (NCN).

Project summary: 
In recent years an increasing awareness that sexual selection may play a crucial role in larger scale processes such as adaptation to altered environments and population persistence has developed, but empirical support for this role is extremely inconsistent. The aim of the proposed project is to resolve this inconsistencies by using a combination of simulation modelling and laboratory experiments. Laboratory experiments investigate the effects of sexual selection on a variety of ecologically important variables and on population dynamic behaviour. We will use an experimental system that is uniquely suited for this purpose, the soil mite Sancassania berlesei, which can be readily cultured and manipulated in the lab and is male-dimorphic with respect to sexually selected weapon. The proportion of armoured, aggressive males in the population can be easily manipulated experimentally, which allows varying the strength of sexual selection. We will test whether (i) sexual selection interacts with population size in determining population dynamics and persistence in face of environmental population and (ii) whether sexual selection affect carrying capacity and if it interacts in this respect with environmental complexity. Theoretical work will examine how the effects of different mating systems impact on the overall effects of strong sexual selection, and will explore the ecological effects of sexual selection in a wide range of scenarios.

The post-doc will be will be responsible for the experimental evolution part, but will also contribute to model development. The candidate should hold PhD degree in biological sciences and should have significant achievements in evolutionary biology or ecology as documented by publications in international scientific journals. S/he should be able to work well as part of a team, have good planning, analytical, statistical and writing skills. and should be ready to work hard in the field.

Further information about the project and application procedure can be obtained from the project leader via email: jradwan@amu.edu.pl

13 de junio de 2021

Postdoc en macroecología de peces de agua dulce

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Postdoctoral research associate in freshwater biodiversity research

Topic: Global macroecology of freshwater fishes
Location: Illinois State University, Normal (IL)
Duration: 12 months (full time), preferred starting date August 2021; possibility of extension (upon performance and available funding). The salary for this position is $45,000 – 48,000 / year based on experience.
Application deadline: June 25th, 2021 (5 pm CST)

Qualifications
A PhD degree in ecology, conservation biology or related fields with a strong background in biodiversity research and data science. Excited about global change ecology and freshwater conservation. Demonstrated proficiency in the compilation and analysis of large ecological datasets in the R statistical environment and GIS. Strong track-record of research publication and communication to diverse audiences.

Context
The laboratory of Dr. Lise Comte (https://about.illinoisstate.edu/lccomte/) in the School of Biological Sciences at Illinois State University is seeking a motivated postdoctoral research associate to examine the spatio-temporal patterns and drivers of freshwater fish diversity across the world. This position is offered as part of a collaboration with the research groups of Dr. Xingli Giam (https://www.giamlab.com/) in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville and Dr. Julian Olden (https://depts.washington.edu/oldenlab/) in the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences at the University of Washington, and working with a broader international consortium of scientists with interests in freshwater fish conservation. This collaboration aims to advance our understanding of the current trends in freshwater fish biodiversity in order to better inform global conservation efforts.

Description
The successful candidate will leverage a global database of freshwater fish community time-series (RivFishTIME; Comte et al. 2021 Glob Ecol Biogeogr 30:38-50) to develop and test cutting-edge questions that advance freshwater macroecology. Recent papers that have utilized this dataset include Erős et al. 2020 Ecography 43:1156-1166, and Larsen et al. 2021 Ecol Lett 24:791-801. The dataset will be analyzed to assess temporal trends in freshwater fish species across various regions of the world and to develop indicators of the state of global freshwater fish biodiversity. The methodology will draw upon state-of-the-art time-series analysis, meta-analytical and trait-based approaches, and from recent advances in biodiversity and threat indices. There will be ample opportunities to develop independent lines of inquiry (e.g., trends in taxonomic and functional diversity), mentor undergraduate students, and interact with the other members of the international consortium.

Application
To apply, please complete the online application (http://jobsearch.illinoisstate.edu/cw/en-us/job/511463?lApplicationSubSourceID=).
Please also send your CV, a cover letter summarizing research interest and experiences (2-page max), and the contact information of three referees by email to lccomte@ilstu.edu, xgiam@utk.edu and olden@uw.edu with the subject ‘Application Postdoctoral research associate’. Applications will be accepted until 25th June 2021. For any additional information about this great opportunity, please send an email to the addresses above.

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