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26 de mayo de 2023

Asistente de campo en proyecto sobre el comportamiento de Orangutanes en Sumatra

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Fieldwork Research Assistant – Orangutan behaviourI am seeking a hard-working and enthusiastic research assistant to assist with fieldwork for a PhD project on Juvenile Sumatran Orangutans, starting in October 2023. The field site is located in a primary tropical peat swamp forest in Indonesia, and part of the SUAQ Project. The assistant will locate and follow habituated orangutans throughout the forest for around 12h per day, collecting behavioural and spatial data. The assistant will be trained in the field for data collection, including instantaneous sampling of behaviour, and spatial data collection using handheld GPS units. Following this, the assistant should be confident in working independently with local field assistants.

Study site:
The study site is situated in a scenic primary forest, with an abundance of endemic and endangered flora and fauna, including a dense population of the Critically Endangered Sumatran Orangutan. There are snakes, and other potentially dangerous wildlife that the assistant may encounter and must respect. Field conditions are mentally and physically challenging, with risks of tropical diseases. Even in the dry season, the forest floor is flooded to at least ankle depth, meaning constantly wet feet. The assistant will live in basic traditional wooden outbuildings, alongside local field staff, and occasional international students. Food is mostly rice and vegetable-based dishes prepared by a camp chef. Phone signal and internet connection is very limited, but there are regular trips to local villages for supplies and phone signal. The assistant must be comfortable living within nature, with limited luxuries and connections to the outside world.

Role and responsibility:
Prior to fieldwork, the applicant must also complete the relevant visa and research permit processes in Jakarta and Medan, which can take around 4 weeks, with help from our Indonesian counterparts. Applicants must take advice from Travel Health Specialists for medication and be up to date with vaccinations such as COVID19, Hepatitis, Yellow Fever, Tuberculosis.
Applicants are expected to follow orangutans from dawn until dusk, alongside local field staff, taking behavioural data, spatial data, and photographs for identification, taking rest days as necessary. Computer-based work will include inputting and cleaning data.Experience/skills:
· Strong interest in scientific research.
· Willingness and confidence to work in a remote and physically demanding field site.
· Physically fit to endure long and rainy days in the field.
· Experience with conducting fieldwork (Remote tropical fieldwork preferred).
· Sensitivity and social adaptability to Indonesian culture.
· Some experience using behavioural ethograms.
· Some experience using GPS devices.
· Fluent English, and willingness to learn some basic Indonesian.Contract: a commitment of 12 months is required.
Return plane tickets to home country, vaccinations, food and lodging at camp, and project related fees are covered by the project, upon successful completion of the project. A monthly stipend of 150 Euros is provided for personal use, to ensure the candidate experiences no costs for this position.Please send a CV and cover letter to Emma Lokuciejewski at before 10th June 2023.
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Postdoc analizando los patrones de biodiversidad en bosques boreales utilizando datos obtenidos por teledetección

Oferta compartida por Cristina

PostDoc in forest remote sensing

Department of Forest Resource Management

The Department of Forest Resource Management conducts research and teaching within the subject areas of Forest Remote Sensing, Forest Inventory and Sampling, Mathematical Statistics Applied to Forest Sciences, Forest Management Planning, and Landscape Studies. The Department is responsible for several environmental monitoring and assessment programmes, including the National Forest Inventory, National Inventory of Landscapes in Sweden, and Terrestrial Habitat Monitoring. The Department has approximately 100 employees. For more information visit:


The Department is looking for a PostDoc within the area of Forest Remote Sensing. The PostDoc will analyze patterns of biodiversity in boreal forests from remotely sensed data, in particular high-resolution airborne laser scanning data. The work includes development of methods for deriving information from the remotely sensed data, statistical analysis of the relation between the information derived fromremote sensing and a unique dataset consisting of inventory data of key substrates and structures for biodiversity and of several species groups, and validation of the results including field visits. The candidate will work in research projects with other researchers in forest remote sensing and ecology.


We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher with a particular interest in biodiversity and remote sensing. The candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant area, such as remote sensing, ecology, or forest science. Merits for this position are computational programming or computational scripting, knowledge about ecology or forest management/forest inventory, and experience of restoration ecology as well as analysis of forest or other vegetation from remotely sensed data. Great emphasis is placed on personal qualities such as analytical and problem solving ability, ability to work independently and collaborative ability. Good skills to express yourself verbally and in writing in English are required.

As Postdoctoral appointments are career-developing positions for junior researchers, we are primarily looking for candidates with a doctoral degree that have received their PhD no later than three years ago.

Place of work:


Form of employment:

Fixed term employment of 24 months.



Starting date:

As soon as possible according to agreement.


We welcome your application no later than 2023-06-16, use the button below.

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The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has a key role in the development for sustainable life, based on science and education. Through our focus on the interaction between humans, animals and ecosystems and the responsible use of natural resources, we contribute to sustainable societal development and good living conditions on our planet. Our main campuses are located in Alnarp, Umeå and Uppsala, however, the university also operates at research stations, experimental forests and teaching sites throughout Sweden. SLU has around 3,000 employees, 5,000 students and doctoral students and a turnover of over SEK 3 billion. We are investing in attractive environments on all of our campuses. We strive to provide a work environment characterised by inclusivity and gender equality, where different experiences generate conversations between people and pave the way for science, creativity and development. Therefore, we welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

25 de mayo de 2023

PhD para estudiar la comunicación de los orangutanes con trabajo de campo en Sumatra y zoos de Europa

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Hosted by the Palaeoanthropology section of the Institute for Archaeological Sciences, the growing Freigeist Research Group “Pathways to Language” funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and led by Dr. Marlen Fröhlich is currently looking for a
PhD student – Orang-utan Communication (f/m/d, 65%, E13 TV-L)
to study the coordination of social action in Sumatran orang-utans (Pongo abelii) living in wild and captive settings. This project is fully funded for four years and will be carried out in cooperation with the Development and Evolution of Cognition group at the Max Planck Institute of Animal Behavior (led by Dr. Caroline Schuppli).
Project summary
Arguably the most powerful social tool in the animal kingdom, language may have evolved as an adaptation to a new demand: the coordination of joint action. Coordinated joint action requires highly flexible adjustments in communicative behaviour regarding social context, interaction partner and ecological settings. Are the evolutionary roots of this plasticity to be found in our closest living relatives, the great apes? This hypothesis remains to be tested, because most comparative work focuses on population- or species-level variation rather than variation on the individual level. To tease apart variation on an individual, group and species level, we will gather comparative observational and experimental datasets on the coordination of joint activities in great apes and humans. The successful applicant will study social interactions among orang-utans in wild (Suaq, North Sumatra, Indonesia) and captive (various zoos in Europe) research settings.
Candidate profile
We seek an enthusiastic PhD candidate with experience in collecting and analysing behavioural and/or experimental data in primates. Ideally, this candidate will have fieldwork experience in tropical forests and under challenging field conditions, as well as good writing skills. We can only consider applicants with a MSc degree in Biology, Biological Anthropology, Comparative Psychology or a related field. Proficiency in English is required, some knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia is beneficial. Our research is highly collaborative, hence we are looking for a team player who is ready to temporarily live with limited personal space and is respectful of cultural differences.
Our offer
We offer an exciting four-year doctoral position in a small international and interdisciplinary team based at a highly renowned university, where you will have the possibility to conduct research with a high amount of autonomy, a collegial work atmosphere and ongoing career mentoring. The lab is embedded within the stimulating research environment of the DFG Centre for Advanced Studies “Words, Bones, Genes, Tools: Tracking Linguistic, Cultural and Biological Trajectories of the Human Past”.
We provide remuneration in accordance with the TV-L E13 / 65 % (collective agreement for public employees of the German federal states) as well as all corresponding benefits, e.g., extensive visa and onboarding assistance, 30 days/year of paid vacation, flexible working hours, discounted public transportation, etc.
How to apply
Applications should be submitted no later than 31.07.2023 to our administrative assistant Ursula Münster ( and include a CV, a Cover letter (explaining why you are interested in the position, and how you would approach the topic from an empirical and theoretical perspective), as well as the contact details of two references.
The desirable starting date is November 2023. For any project-related information please directly contact Dr. Marlen Fröhlich (
The university seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women academics to apply for these positions. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference in the hiring process.The university is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. It therefore takes individual situations into account and asks for relevant information. The employment will be handled by the central administration of the University of Tübingen.

24 de mayo de 2023

Trabaja como Project Manager en una empresa dedicada a la acuicultura (Escocia)

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Xelect is a leading aquaculture genetics services provider, based in St Andrews, Scotland. After a sustained period of rapid growth we are looking to recruit an additional Project Manager to join our growing team of aquaculture breeding programme managers. Our Breeding Programme Project Managers are experienced aquaculture professionals who are responsible for developing, and managing genetics-backed breeding programmes and carrying out consultancy for our global portfolio of customers.

With the support of our highly experienced laboratory, bioinformatics and genetics teams you will:
  • Co-ordinate the design of new programmes and communicate them to our customers
  • Manage the day-to-day running of our programmes, co-ordinating our internal resources whilst acting as a virtual member of our customers' team
  • Ensure that programmes are well managed, run efficiently and are delivered on budget and on time
  • Prepare annual reports and other briefings for customers, demonstrating performance against their commercial objectives
  • Proactively identify opportunities for improving our service and efficiency
  • Travel to support our customers on site at key times, providing practical support to implement their breeding programme
  • Report to the Head of Project Management

Essential skills:

  • A minimum of a MSc relating to aquaculture, quantitative genetics, fish reproduction or animal breeding
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Knowledge and experience of hatchery and broodstock management, including aquaculture operations more widely for finfish and / or shellfish species
  • Experience working within the aquaculture industry
  • Excellent data management and computer literacy skills
  • Willing to travel and experience working in other countries
  • Basic knowledge of statistics and programming platforms.

Desirable skills:

  • PhD relating to aquaculture, fish reproduction or animal breeding
  • Proficiency with programming platforms R and / or Linux
  • Advanced statistical skills including multivariate analysis
  • Proficiency in other languages
  • Peer reviewed publications in the field of aquaculture, reproduction or genetics.

Salary and Location:
Salary 36,000 - 47,000 per year. We currently operate a hybrid working pattern, combining office days and working from home. The position will be based in St Andrews, Scotland.

About Xelect:
Xelect is a leading aquaculture genetics service provider with a global portfolio of clients, including some of the biggest names in the industry. We employ a team of 17 staff, including a multidisciplinary
technical team with 13 PhDs in aquaculture, quantitative genetics, bioinformatics, molecular biology and physiology. There are three business streams: breeding programme management, BioAudit & due diligence services and laboratory services. The business has its headquarters in the medieval university town of St Andrews on the East coast of Scotland some 80 km from Edinburgh airport. The company occupies modern office and laboratory facilities with 2 Illumina DNA sequencing machines. Breeding programme management is the largest business segment contributing 80% of revenues from customers in 20 countries dealing with 19 species of fish, shrimp and oysters.

The company has developed sophisticated industry-leading genetic and bioinformatic analysis pipelines including advanced mate selection software. The breeding service involves strategic partnerships
with customers on rolling long-term contracts with a high level of project management support delivered from the UK and through customer visits. Revenues are in access of aroun 2million/year and are growing at around 30% per annum. The company is profitable with good levels of cash flow. The shareholders in decreasing order of holding are Genus plc, Prof. Ian Johnston FRSE (current CEO and co-founder), the University of St Andrews, Dr Tom Ashton (Operations Director and co-founder) and the EOS Technology Investment Syndicate.

Further information:
To apply please send a current CV and a covering letter to, along with contact details of two referees. References will only be contacted after a successful interview. If you would like to make any enquiries about the role please email Closing date 9th June.

Asistente de cámaras trampa en el proyecto de Chimpancés en Costa de Marfil

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Volunteer Research Assistant (RA) for biomonitoring in at the Taï Chimpanzee Project (TCP)

We are looking for a research assistant to place camera traps in the research area of TCP to collect data for a biomonitoring study to identify the biodiversity in the territories of the wild chimpanzees in the Taï National Park, Côte d’Ivoire. TCP is a long-term research project conducting research on many aspects of chimpanzee biology and conservation (

Responsibilities include:The research assistant will receive an initial training of one week at the Institute for Cognitive Sciences (ISC) in Lyon, France, by members of TCP on the data collection methods and health and safety protocols. After the initial training, the research assistant will travel to Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. The RA will be responsible to place camera traps on the pathway system, maintain the functioning of the cameras (exchanging batteries and SD cards), and store all the data safely. The RA is locally supervised by the TCP project manager and remotely by a team of experts.

Qualifications include:The research assistant should have a Master in Biology, Psychology or Anthropology with a strong interest in behavioural ecology / animal behavior. Field experience and knowledge of behavioural data collection will be of advantage.Living conditions are very basic. Internet connection is not reliably present. Living under remote and tropical conditions, living and working together with the same people whether one likes them or not, requires stress resilience, excellent social skills, and professionality in the work. Working with the chimpanzees is also physically demanding, so excellent physical and psychological conditions are conditional. The research assistant needs to speak English AND French, and needs to be able to work independently after the training in the forest.

Compensation and training:We offer the initial training of about 1 week (depending on existing knowledge and experience) by experts from the Ape Social Mind Lab at the ISC in Lyon, France. Afterwards we expect a tenure of 12 months in the Taï National Park. The research assistant receives free accommodation and a compensation of 500 € per months for living expenses, insurances, etc. After the successful tenure we reimburse the international flights from Lyon to Abidjan and back as well as visa costs (to a max of 1000 €).
This project a cooperation of the Institute for Cognitive Sciences (CNRS UMR 5229) in Lyon (F), the Helmholtz Institute for One Health in Greifswald (D) and the Evolution of Brain Connectivity Project at the Max Planck Institute EVA in Leipzig (D).

Application:Please apply by sending a motivation letter, a CV (including your experience with behavioural data collection), and two references to and state “RA CT 2023” in the subject line.
We will start evaluating the applications on June 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. Start of the appointment will be September, 2023.

23 de mayo de 2023

Asistente de manager del Loango Gorilla Project (Gabon)

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Hiring Organization: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

The Loango Gorilla Project is seeking to hire an assistant project manager for in Loango National Park, Gabon. The goal of this long-term project, started in 2005, is to study western gorillas to better understand their behavioral ecology, social behavior, and population dynamics. We work closely with the Gabonese National Park Service. We routinely collect data from one group of habituated gorillas and habituation of a second group is well underway. The assistant project manager is responsible for overseeing the data collection and management at the project and ensuring it is kept to a high standard. The assistant manager is required to spend significant time in the field collecting data and to be familiar with all data collection protocols.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to: Data collection in field, responsible for checking quality of data collected by guides and assistants, oversee data input and management, assist in training new staff in data collection protocols and data management, development and implementation of innovative activities and trainings to build the capacity of the staff at the project, and assist in the production of monthly and annual reports for the Gabonese National Park service (ANPN) The assistant manager will also help the project manager with other aspects of the day-to-day management of the project, including shopping for supplies, organizing transportation of staff, and running errands in Libreville and Port Gentil when necessary.
The assistant project manager will be based in Loango National Park. The project operates out of the Yatouga Camp, which has only basic amenities: no running water, solar power only, etc. (there is not-bad internet and good phone network). Trips to Port Gentil (full day travel) are likely to be roughly once every two months. All staff live in the camp and we eat dinner together every night. Everyone must be willing to work together as a team and be willing and interested to live in a multicultural, communal work/living setting. Time spent in the forest with the gorillas depends on needs to manage everything else. Loango is a lowland forest that contains many swamps (which we walk through nearly daily) and a wide array of wildlife including forest elephants (which we encounter nearly daily). The field conditions are challenging.
The candidate must be fluent in French and English. One year minimum experience working in Africa is expected. A minimum of a BSc degree and preferably an MSc degree in biology, anthropology, or related field would be optimal. The person must be good at managing people, working in a multicultural setting, organizing logistics, have experience with data management (including handheld data collection methods), good communication skills, and dealing with unexpected, sometimes frustrating, circumstances. The person must be willing to make a one year commitment, with an eye for two years or more in the position. Patience, flexibility, and being organized are a plus. The person should not have expectations of only spending time in the forest observing gorillas. A scientific background and interest in ensuring that data collection is running smoothly is an asset. Being comfortable living in a communal forest camp and being physically fit enough for forest work are also beneficial qualifications.Salary/funding:
700 euros per month. One round trip airfare to Gabon per year, basic health insurance, internal travel costs, accommodation (small wooden hut), and basic food are provided. If you want anything special you need to purchase it yourself. You will be required to have basic health insurance that also covers emergency repatriation and liability. You also must have vaccinations for measles, yellow fever, TB, hepatitis A and B, polio, and meningitis (cost of vaccinations are not paid by the project).
Term of Appointment:
1 year, starting sometime in July 2023.
Application Deadline:
June 1, 2023. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive so don’t wait to the last minute to apply.
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, and names of 3 references to
If you do not hear from me by June 15, 2023, please assume that you are not being considered for the position.
Contact Information:
Martha Robbins
Deutscher Platz 6
Leipzig 04013

22 de mayo de 2023

Puesto de asistente de Manager para el centro de rescate de chimpancés Sanaga-Yong de Camerún

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue ( seeks a compassionate person with a strong work ethic to serve as Assistant Manager for our chimpanzee sanctuary in rural Cameroon. 

Responsibilities include:
- Assisting sanctuary Co-Managers with daily operations at the sanctuary
- Working with managers, veterinarians, caregivers, and volunteers to ensure the best care possible for resident chimpanzees – tasks include helping with food prep/feedings, giving medication, facility maintenance, shopping for supplies
- Calculating monthly salaries, which are currently being computerized, for all employees
- Taking videos/photos of the chimpanzees and providing weekly stories for social media postings done by US staff.Qualifications include:
- Fluency in English, spoken and written - required
- Conversational French - preferred
- Strong computer experience: MS Excel, Word - required
- Proven math/accounting skills - required
- Good attention to detail - required
- Strong interest in chimpanzees and conservation - required
- Previous residency in developing country - preferred
- Experience in photography/videography and social media – preferred. Compensation includes:
- Starting salary $500/month
- Room and board (vegetarian) in rustic camp
- 1 flight per year for non-Cameroon nationals.Work schedule and vacation:
- To be discussed.

To apply: please send statement of interest and CV/resume to

Varios puestos para trabajar en el centro de Ecología y Conservación en UK

Oferta compartida por Cristina

Professor or Associate Professor, Lectureship or Senior Lectureship in Ecology or Conservation Science


Associate Professors / Professors are offered a Competitive package.

The starting salary for Lecturers will be from £40,745, per annum, on Grade (F).

The starting salary for Senior Lecturers will be from £48,423, per annum, on grade (G) depending on qualifications and experience.

The Centre for Ecology and Conservation delivers world-class research and education on the ecology, evolution and conservation of natural systems and biodiversity. We foster an inclusive and collaborative academic community, valuing individuals as stakeholders in the success of the Department, University and themselves. Our Subject Groupings are Ecology & Conservation, Behaviour, Evolution, Marine and Microbiology. The University of Exeter ranks in the top 10, worldwide, for the quality of its Ecology research (ARWU 2022).

Due to continued growth and success, we seek to build our department in line with the University of Exeter’s “Greener, Healthier, Fairer” Strategy 2030. We have two opportunities that will be based on our beautiful campus in Cornwall, where we have sector-leading facilities including our Environment and Sustainability Institute.

Professor or Associate Professor in Ecology or Conservation Science

We are looking for an innovative researcher and educator, to join our department. We welcome applicants in the broad field of Ecology and Conservation to pursue research that aligns with our strengths as well as contributing to our undergraduate and postgraduate education programmes. As a key senior member of the department, you will be required to provide academic leadership and mentoring.

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Lectureship or Senior Lectureship

We are looking for an accomplished and highly motivated Education & Research Lecturer or Senior Lecturer, with expertise in the broad field of Ecology and Conservation. You will ideally have a particular interest in supervising research projects relevant to MSc programmes.

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For the lectureships / senior lectureships we can make appointments ranging from people seeking their first substantial academic post to those more well established.

Similarly, for the professorial role we can appoint someone seeking their first Chair appointment, or a more established person.


These posts are available to researchers and educators at all stages of their academic careers, from those seeking their first substantial academic post to world-famous professors. Candidates are welcome to discuss their eligibility for the various positions by contacting:

Professor Dave Hodgson, Head of Department, or

Sarah Hodge, Deputy Head of Department,

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