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8 de abril de 2021

Presenta tu trabajo en esta conferencia gratuita de biología evolutiva

The Third Conference of the Netherlands Society for Evolutionary Biology(NLSEB) is approaching! It will be held online in the afternoons of 19 and 20 April 2021 (see www.nlseb.nl).

We have three exciting keynote speakers (Thijs Ettema, Toby Kiers,
Mark van Vugt), there will be parallel sessions with contributed
presentations and there are poster sessions. The program is online now
at http://nlseb.nl/nlseb2021-nlseb-phd-postdoc-meeting/.

Registration for the meeting is free and there is still opportunity to
submit an abstract for a poster presentation.

Please register and submit your abstract now, by going to
https://www.formdesk.com/nlseb/NLSEB2021, The deadline for registration
is 12 April 2021.

In the mornings of 19 and 20 April, there will be the first NLSEB
PhD/Post-doc meeting (online) with many interesting workshops. See:
http://nlseb.nl/nlseb2021-phd-postdoc-meeting/

7 de abril de 2021

Postdoc estudiando los efectos del cambio climático en ecosistemas terrestres

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Global change is a major challenge for humankind. Developing an adequate policy to deal with it needs a deep understanding of its effects. And this is what we are devoted to in cambium research group: the study of the effects of global change on terrestrial ecosystems.

Our main research line relies on wood to gain a long-term temporal perspective of ecosystems response to the environment. Xylem encapsulates an annual record of the environment in which plants grew and how environment impacted them. So, we use dendrochronology and quantitative wood anatomy to evaluate responses of individuals and populations, going from individual plants to the landscape scale using remote sensing data (satellite, LiDAR) to have a larger spatial perspective of ecosystem responses. We also love mushrooms and aim at disentangling the factors behind fungi fruiting to predict present and future yields in a warmer and drier world.

We are looking for a postdoc researcher with experience in temporal series data, analysis capacities, a good publication tracking record and research independence. The candidate will incorporate to a dynamic research environment, with options to take part in teaching activities. Candidate will integrate to cambium group ongoing projects (https://www.cambiumresearch.eu/research/) with opportunities to develop his/her own research lines.

The contract will initiate in the second quarter of 2021. 
Contract length is 1+2 years and annual brute salary is 25,000€. 
Deadline for applications: March 31, 2021.

If you are interested, please send your CV, specifying “iuFOR-RIS3 postdoc” in the subject line, to Gabriel Sangüesa Barreda (gabriel.sanguesa@uva.es) and Vicente F. Rozas Ortíz (vicentefernando.rozas@uva.es). The selective process for this position will include an online interview.

6 de abril de 2021

Trabaja como técnico de campo en un proyectazo sobre diversidad tropical y sostenibilidad

Oferta compartida por Nuria

CIBIO – Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources, through ICETA - Instituto de Ciências, Tecnologias e Agroambiente da Universidade do Porto, is seeking to recruit a Field Technician (Call: ICETA 2021-09) to contribute to the project “TROPIBIO – Expanding potential in Tropical Biodiversity and ecosystem research towards sustainable life on land” (Reference Nº 854248), funded by the European Commission under the call H2020-WIDESPREAD-2018-04, and with an overall budget of 2.5M€ (Project duration: October 2019 – March 2025).

This ground-breaking project offers unique opportunities to make a major contribution to tropical conservation research and practice, taking advantage of the strong historical and cultural links between Portugal and Africa and the world class research infrastructure of CIBIO. TROPBIO is rooted in the Twin Labs network established between CIBIO and institutions from Portuguese-speaking African countries and aims to support research in biodiversity assessment, conservation and sustainable use, and ecosystem function and services, thereby contributing to achieve the Life on Land goal of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Successful candidates will work closely with the recently appointed ERA Chair in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems Research to provide field support for:
  • biodiversity and ecological surveys for a range of taxa;
  • social surveys relating to the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.
The work will involve a considerable amount of travel to Portuguese-speaking African countries and may involve work in remote areas with limited research facilities. Field support will be given to a number of projects under the supervision of different individuals and will therefore require considerable organization and team-working skills.

We are particularly interested in candidates with experience of working in tropical environments and who have broad range of skills in both ecological and social surveying.

When not in the field, the successful applicant will be based at the laboratory facilities of CIBIO, which is a young and highly dynamic research centre located near Porto, in Northern Portugal. It is an inclusive, equal opportunity employer offering attractive conditions and benefits. The Centre offers great opportunities for multidisciplinary research and hosts more than 30 research groups, which include over 160 PhD level researchers, and over 100 MSc and PhD students, from across the world. The Centre has state of the art ecology and molecular laboratories and conducts research projects at a global scale. The working language of the institute is English, and it offers a vibrant, multicultural and enthusiastic working atmosphere. In addition, the Northern region of Portugal provides rich cultural and outdoor activities and Porto is a UNESCO world-heritage city and the capital of Port wine.

Essential experience, skills and characteristics:
  • BSc in a related area (e.g., Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science)
  • Strong team-work and communication skills
  • Flexible, independent and pragmatic
  • Field experience in applying ecology/biodiversity methods
  • Fluency in Portuguese/Conversational English
Desirable experience, skills and characteristics:
  • Proficiency in English
  • Experience of field work in tropical environments
  • Experience of working in Lusophone/Tropical Africa
  • Experience in conducting social surveys
  • Data recording and organizing skills
  • Species identification skills
  • Bird netting experience
Start date: June 2021

Benefits:
  • Significant opportunities for travelling, training, conference attendance and networking.
Application:
The applications are formalized at the electronic address https://www.cibio.pt/?p=1502 with following documents in a digital form, in PDF format:
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae including a full list of publications;
  • A brief (2-pages) motivation letter. Please indicate any specific experience of working with specific biological groups (e.g. birds, mammals, plants, etc.)
  • Qualifications Certificate
The application period is from 26/03/2021 to 26/04/2021

Informal enquires should be made to Professor Richard Ladle (richardjamesladle@gmail.com)

Evaluation:
Candidates will be evaluated by a selection panel including the Project’s Coordinator, ERA Chair holder and one member of CIBIO’s Direction Board.
Applicants will initially be evaluated based on their Curriculum Vitae (40%) and motivation letter (10%). A shortlist based on the evaluation of the written applications will be used to select candidates for interview, which will allow a final evaluation (50%).

Employer: ICETA – Instituto de Ciências, Tecnologias e Agroambiente da Universidade do Porto (ICETA-UP), on behalf of CIBIO-InBIO.

Working place: The successful candidates will work at CIBIO headquarters, in Campus de Vairão, Vila do Conde, Portugal, but with the possibility of extended periods doing field work and other activities in lusophone African countries.

Websites:
http://cibio.up.pt/
http://cibio-tropibio.pt/en/

According to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 April 2016 (Data Protection Regulation (RPD)) and in order to guarantee the correct treatment of data, ICETA informs that when the candidate submits his application, the authorization by the candidate is implied, the collection and processing of the data provided in this recruitment process, as well as the publication of the results of the same, in accordance with the current legislation.

5 de abril de 2021

Trabaja en un proyecto enfocado en hacer la literatura científica más accesible

Oferta compartida por Nuria

For over 200 years the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN) has represented one of the most relevant institutions investigating nature and its diversity. Currently, scientists from more than 40 countries across 11 locations in Germany conduct research in the fields of biodiversity, earth system analysis and climate change. The head office of Senckenberg is Frankfurt am Main together with the Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum Frankfurt.

To support the DFG-funded Specialised Information Service Biodiversity Research (BIOfid, www.biofid.de) at our location in Frankfurt am Main or optionally in Görlitz we are looking for a full time Research Associate at the earliest possible date.

We are an interdisciplinary team of natural scientists, text technologists and librarians developing new text mining tools for semantic indexing of 19th and 20th century Central European biodiversity literature (mainly in German language). Existing data on the systematics and ecology of various organisms, which have been difficult to access until now, can thus be mobilised and used by scientists for further studies. In our second project phase, we focus on ecosystem services in the sense of plant-pollinator interactions and soil invertebrates.

Your tasks:
  • Extension, standardisation and structuring of existing vocabularies and thesauri on morphological and functional traits of soil fauna based on the data warehouse Edaphobase and in collaboration with an international team
  • Support for the ontology development on species traits of soil fauna and its linkage to taxonomic ontologies
  • Evaluation and consolidation of text mining technologies
  • Analysing and publishing project-related data
  • Project presentations at national and international conferences
  • Participation in the organisation of workshops for user groups
  • Reporting to the DFG and the scientific advisory board
Your profile:
  • Successfully completed university studies (ideally a doctoral degree) in biology, bio(diversity)informatics or a related field
  • Good knowledge of terminologies and nomenclatures in biology, especially morphology, systematics and traits of soil fauna 
  • Basic understanding of zoological-ecological interactions and functions
  • Knowledge of basic data standards for biodiversity data
  • Fluency in English both spoken and written
  • Excellent abilities in team work and communication as well as self-reliant service- and target-oriented operation
Advantageous are:
  • German language skills 
  • Software skills for the development of ontologies (e.g. Protégé)
  • Experiences with database queries
What is awaiting you?
  • An attractive and challenging position in a research institution of international standing
  • The opportunity to gain experience in the above-mentioned fields of research as well as the chance to participate in an international network with scientists in interdisciplinary fields
  • Flexible working hours – mobile working – leave of absence due to family reasons – parent-child-office (certified by the audit berufundfamilie) – annual special payment – company pension scheme – Senckenberg badge for free entry in the Senckenberg museums – leave of 30 days/year – discounted job ticket (for the Rhine-Main area)
Salary and benefits are according to a full-time public service position in Germany (TV-H E13). The contract should start as soon as possible and will initially be limited to one year (with option of extension).

You would like to apply?
Please send your complete and meaningful application documents (letter of motivation, CV, educational and professional certificates and credentials, as well as professional references), mentioning the reference of this job announcement (ref. #01-21012) and if possible your preferred place of work (Frankfurt or Görlitz) before April 7th, 2021 by e-mail (attachment in a single pdf document) to recruiting@senckenberg.de or apply directly on our homepage using the online application form.

For more subject-specific information, please contact Dr. Christine Driller, christine.driller@senckenberg.de

4 de abril de 2021

Contrato para trabajar en limnología e instalaciones de mesocosmos

Oferta compartida por Nuria

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Ecology and Genetics is an international environment with staff and students from all over the world. Our research spans from evolutionary ecology and genetics to studies of ecosystems. For more information, see www.ieg.uu.se. A position as a research engineer in Limnology/Aquatic Ecology is available at the Erken Laboratory, the field station of the department, see www.ieg.uu.se/erkenlaboratoriet.

The Erken Laboratory is part of SITES (Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science), which has the aim to provide access to unique infrastructure and support for national as well as international researchers. The Erken Laboratory maintains an extensive long-term monitoring programme of lake Erken, including different sensor systems, and has infrastructure to conduct experiments in the lake in enclosures, or so-called mesocosms. The Erken Laboratory also coordinates the thematic programme SITES AquaNet, and plays a major role in SITES Water. SITES AquaNet is a standardized and harmonized infrastructure for aquatic mesocosm experiments with installations at several SITES stations. SITES AquaNet is a partner in the EU-project AQUACOSM-plus, where one of the main aims is to offer researchers access to leading European mesocosm facilities. SITES Water collects background information on lake climate and biogeochemical processes that can support research projects and document long-term changes. The position will focus on a range of working tasks related to both SITES and AQUACOSM-plus.

Duties
The candidate will conduct and support measurements in the lake and in mesocosms. This includes maintenance of autonomous sensor systems and experimental installations as well as data management (e.g. QA/QC). Another important task is the coordination of a distributed mesocosm experiment which is going to be conducted in 2022 within AQUACOSM-plus at several SITES stations. Administrative tasks such as purchases of equipment, reporting, communication with visiting researchers etc. are also part of the position.

Qualifications required
An Academic degree in ecology, limnology or related disciplines and previous experience with field measurements and/or experiments in aquatic ecosystems are required. The candidate needs to work accurately to meet the high quality standards within SITES. The candidate should be an enthusiastic, independent, practical and well organized person with excellent communication and project management skills. A driving license is required. Candidates must be able to express themselves fluently in spoken as well as written English.

Qualifications desired
A PhD degree within a relevant field, extensive previous experience working with mesocosms, sensors, handling of high-frequency data, and programming skills (e.g. Python, R) are desired qualifications. Specific knowledge of Campbell Scientific data logging systems and basic knowledge of electronic measurement principles would be desirable.

Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 2021-06-01, or as agreed.
Position: The position is available for 24 months.
Scope of employment: 100 %.

Application 
The application should include: 
  1. a letter of intent describing yourself and why you want this position, 
  2. a short description of your education, 
  3. a CV and 
  4. the names and contact information to at least two reference persons (e-mail address and phone no.)
The application should be written in English (leave out if not relevant).
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 15 April 2021, UFV-PA 2021/812.

For further information about the position please contact: Professor Silke Langenheder, silke.langenheder@ebc.uu.se, +46 18 471 27 10.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system (https://www.uu.se/en/about-uu/join-us/details/?positionId=384433)

3 de abril de 2021

15 ofertas de doctorado en diferentes instituciones por toda Europa

Oferta compartida por Nuria

15 PhD Early-Stage Researcher positions in the inventWater ITN project

The new H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020 program inventWater: "Inventive forecasting tools for adapting water quality management to a new climate" is offering 15 Early-Stage Researcher positions across 10 top European research institutions and universities. Apply and join an impressive consortium and benefit from the unbeatable working conditions offered by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN Actions.

You can find all the details here: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/618612

You can have an idea about the 15 projects and host institutions in the list below:
  • ESR-1: A new generation of coupled watershed-lake water quality models operating at multiple scales, Aarhus University, Denmark.
  • ESR-2: Machine learning methods integrating climate and water monitoring data to support modelling future water quality in lakes and reservoirs over decades, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany.
  • ESR-3: Improving forecasts of phytoplankton blooms using high frequency satellite observations, The University of Stirling, UK.
  • ESR-4 : Incorporating water management in an Earth System Model for improved climate, impact and adaptation modelling, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).
  • ESR-5 : Innovative forecasting approaches to assess future trends in pollutant flows from land to water systems for advancing sectoral water quality services, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.
  • ESR-6 : New global indicators for the impacts of global changes on water quality to improve management and policy making, International Institute for Applied System Analysis, Austria.
  • ESR-7 : Assisting decision making with water quality predictions based on short-term weather forecasts, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland.
  • ESR-8 : Producing climate services related to seasonal and decadal prediction for an improved management of lakes devoted to drinking water supply, Catalan Institute for Water Research, Spain.
  • ESR-9 : Combining forecasting tools and adaptive monitoring strategies for fast reaction plans for aquatic ecosystems at risk, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Germany.
  • ESR-10 : Solutions for existing and future challenges in water governance, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Germany.
  • ESR-11 : Adaptation strategies against progressing anoxia in lakes, The University of Stirling, UK.
  • ESR-12 : Forecasting the phenology, production, and distribution of diadromous fish in order to enable climate adaptation in fish management, University College Cork, Ireland .
  • ESR-13 : Forecasting feedbacks between the climate system and carbon dynamics in lakes and reservoirs under adaptation scenarios, Catalan Institute for Water Research, Spain.
  • ESR-14 : Forecasting trade-offs between the food-energy-water-environment nexus and opportunities for adaptation, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).
  • ESR-15 : Adaptation measures based on smart nutrient management at the catchment scale for future-proof water quality, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

2 de abril de 2021

3 oportunidades de postdoc + 1 project officer en la Universidad de Edimburgo

Oferta compartida por Mariana

As part of the SECO project we have four job opportunities available at the University of Edinburgh. 

The SECO project aims to resolve the current and future carbon dynamics of the dry tropics: more details available here: https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/seco-project/news SECO is a 5-year Large Grant funded by the UK NERC that will improve our understanding of key carbon fluxes across the dry tropics. 
Collaborators from eighteen countries will use data from over 600 dry forest and savanna plots, radar remote sensing and modelling to understand how the vegetation of the dry tropics is changing and why. It is the largest research effort of its kind for the dry tropics, and it aims to determine how the carbon cycle varies across continents and why. SECO will also address longstanding questions on the biogeography and ecosystem function of tropical dry forests and savannas. S
ECO is a global partnership of 22 organisations including, in the UK, the Universities of Edinburgh, Leeds, Sheffield and Exeter. 

There are 3 x 4-year post-doctoral positions available at Edinburgh, with a focus on 1) geospatial analysis and remote sensing, 2) biogeography, and 3) carbon cycle modelling. 
A project officer position is also available, which would suit a recent MSc or BSc graduate. 

Closing dates vary from 19 April to 17 May. 

Please see https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/seco-project/news/ for more details. 

Informal queries can be addressed to Casey Ryan (casey.ryan@ed.ac.uk for geospatial PDRA and project officer), Kyle Dexter (kyle.dexter@ed.ac.uk biogeography PDRA) and Mat Williams (mat.williams@ed.ac.uk modelling PDRA).

31 de marzo de 2021

Becas de iniciación en la carrera investigadora en múltiples centros de España (22 plazas en el ICM)

 JAE INTRO: El programa JAE Intro convoca becas en centros del CSIC dirigidas a estudiantes universitarios con interés en iniciar una carrera investigadora https://jaeintro.csic.es/

Proyectos del ICM: https://www.icm.csic.es/en/node/10824

Quien puede aplicar: Estudiantes de último año de grado y estudiantes de màster

Remuneración: 3000 euros para 5 meses. A iniciar a partir del 1 de octubre del 2021

Fecha límite de solicitud: 12 de abril 2021

Cómo solicitar la becahttps://sede.csic.gob.es/intro2021

Contacto en el ICM: mariayubero@icm.csic.es

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