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20 de mayo de 2019

Prácticas en Tailandia trabajando con la IUCN

Intern, Thailand Programme

Vacancy #: 4059
Unit: Thailand Country Programme
Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand
Reporting to: Field Coordinator, Mekong WET Project
Work percentage: 100%
Grade: -
Expected start date: 15 June 2019
Type of contract: Fixed-term (3 months)
Closing date: 25 May 2019


BACKGROUND


This is a local search of young talent and only nationals or individuals holding the appropriate visa of the duty station (Thailand) are eligible to apply.

This internship aims to offer students undergoing graduate or post-graduate studies a meaningful work experience by supplementing their learning through a practical and on-the-job training approach. In doing so, the intern’s knowledge is supplemented through a practical learning experience while IUCN derives some level of advantage from the young professional’s services as well as the possibility of gaining new perspectives from the intern.

Background of the Project:
Mekong WET: Building Resilience of Wetlands in the Lower Mekong Region, through a Ramsar Regional Initiative

Mekong WET will work closely with Ramsar authorities and communities in four target countries – Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam – to conduct vulnerability assessments and develop management plans with a focus on resilience building at 10 existing Ramsar sites (around 2 in Thailand), while sharing lessons with the remaining 17 other sites. Professional in-service training will be provided for 150 personnel and grants will be provided to support collaborative action between local communities and local authorities, benefiting several thousand people. Platforms will be established for bi-lateral dialogues on trans-boundary wetlands. The target sites in Thailand include Bang Pakong river basin, and Ranong province.

The project started in January 2017 and to end in December 2020.



JOB DESCRIPTION


Under the direct supervision of the Field Coordinator, Mekong WET Project (Thailand Programme), the intern will perform the following tasks:
• Compile information and prepare documents and reports (English and Thai) within the framework of Mekong WET Project and Ramsar Convention
• Support the Field Coordinator in organizing and implementing the activities in Bang Pakong wetland and Ranong site;
• Conduct quick desk research and analyses on the wetland conservation measures/policies in line with Ramsar Convention in Thailand and other relevant tasks as assigned



REQUIREMENTS

• Student studying in Bachelor’s or Master’s degree on environmental science, international relations, development studies, communications or related area

• Experience in working in environmental projects, preparing project documents and organizing project activities would be an asset.

• Ability to travel to other provinces for work (Ranong and Chachoengsao)

• Good command in written and spoken English and Thai

• Excellent written and communications skills

• Administrative skills in the organizing of meetings and events

APPLICATIONS


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

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

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

About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.

www.iucn.org
https://twitter.com/IUCN

19 de mayo de 2019

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global Forest Carbon Dynamics (Panama /USA)

Full description: https://forestgeo.si.edu/postdoctoral-fellowship-global-forest-carbon-dynamics

The Smithsonian Forest Global Earth Observatory (ForestGEO) invites applications for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in global forest carbon dynamics. The fellow will have the opportunity to use tree census data from across the global ForestGEO network to investigate global patterns in forest carbon dynamics (woody productivity, woody mortality, net biomass change) and how they are shaped by abiotic drivers and tree communities. The fellow will design new research and collaborate on existing projects, with a focus on analysis of existing ForestGEO data. Analyses may also draw on additional data, e.g., data from our global forest carbon database (ForC).

The fellow will be co-advised by Smithsonian staff scientists Dr. Helene Muller-Landau and Dr. Kristina Anderson-Teixeira. The position can be based in either the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (Panama, where Dr. Muller-Landau is based) or the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (Front Royal, VA, USA, where Dr. Anderson-Teixeira is based) depending on the preference of the selected fellow.


To apply, send a single PDF file containing a cover letter including a statement of research interest, CV, contact information for three references, and three relevant publications or manuscripts to Lauren Krizel, ForestGEO Program Manager, krizell@si.edu.



Review of applications will begin on 31 May 2019. For additional information, contact Kristina Anderson-Teixeira (teixeirak@si.edu) and/or Helene Muller-Landau (MullerH@si.edu).

18 de mayo de 2019

Se buscan candidatos para pedir una maripuri molecular y bioquímica en un centro de excelencia

The researcher will receive training in the Connell/Fucini groups (https://frozenribosomes.com/) related to the study of novel translational inhibitors that target the translational machinery with the possibility to develop part of the project within a very active network of international collaborations (Germany, UK, Japan, Italy). The highly multi-disciplinary nature of the project will allow the researcher to receive training in complementary approaches ranging from molecular biology, protein/ribosome purification and biochemistry to state-of-the-art structural biology i.e. NMR, X-ray crystallography and cryo-EM. The prospective researcher will receive training in cryo-EM data acquisition on both our home microscope as well as at national and international cryo-EM facilities (Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands) to gain access to the most advanced cryo-EM technologies. Training in cryo-EM data processing will be provided by the Connell/Fucini lab and supplemented by participation in international workshops. The researcher will also be trained in the application of high-performance computing and scripting (shell/Python) to cryo-EM. As cryo-EM is a rapidly emerging technique these skills are currently highly sought out in both the academic and industrial sector boosting the research’s future career prospects.

Although we are open to accepting cryo-EM projects directly from the applicant the research conducted in the Connell group aims at understanding ribosomal assembly and protein synthesis initiation mechanisms with a particular eye on exploiting these steps for developing or improving existing clinically relevant antibiotics.

CIC bioGUNE (http://www.cicbiogune.es/) is a key research center within the national and international scientific landscape and has been recognized as “Severo Ochoa Center of Excellence” by Spanish government. CIC bioGUNE is an Endorsing Institution of the "European Charter for Researchers & Code of Conduct for Recruitment of Researchers", guaranteeing the best framework conditions to contribute to the professional/personal development of researchers.

Ribosome Structural Biology lab is looking for highly-motivated experienced researcher of any nationality interested in applying for the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship call (H2020-MSCA-IF-2019). Individual fellowships provide opportunities to experienced researchers to acquire and transfer new knowledge and to enhance the creative and innovative potential, wishing to diversify their individual competence in terms of skill acquisition through advanced training, international and intersectoral mobility.

The Experienced Researcher must be, at the date of the call deadline (11 September 2019), in possession of a doctoral degree or has at least four years of full-time equivalent research experience.

Standard: The researcher cannot have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 12 months in the three years immediately before the call deadline.
Reintegration: researchers who wish to return directly from a Third Country and reintegrate in a longer term research position in Europe. The researcher cannot have resided or carried out the main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than three years in the five years immediately before the call deadline.
Career Restart: researchers who want to resume research in Europe after a break in research. The researcher cannot have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies, etc.) in Spain for more than 36 months in the 5 years immediately before the call deadline.

Candidates should provide:

- Motivation letter (max 1 page)

- CV (max 4 pages)

- Contact information of three referees



Please send the application documents to: ipisa@cicbiogune.es/sconnell@cicbiogune.es

For more information, please contact: ipisa@cicbiogune.es

17 de mayo de 2019

Varias ofertas de empleo en un festival de Ciencia en Warwick, UK

The British Science Association is recruiting for the British Science Festival 2019.

We are recruiting for a team of organised and enthusiastic individuals with a variety of different skills to support and run the exciting programme of events at this year's Festival which will be held in Coventry & Warwickshire from 10-13 September, hosted by the University of Warwick. There are several paid roles open.

Duration: 10-13 September 2019, plus Training Days (6 September for Festival Assistants; 5 & 6 September for Building Managers)

Core Hours: Hours vary depending on the role

Location: University of Warwick campus and/or Coventry city centre

Rate: £9.00/hour (Festival Assistants); £10.00/hour (Building Managers)

For more information and details on how to apply, please visit our vacancies page at https://www.britishscienceassociation.org/current-vacancies-at-the-bsa

If you know of anyone who may be interested in applying, please forward this onto them.

If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@britishscienceassociation.orgrecruitment@britishscienceassociation.org>.

Best wishes,

Alyssa Chafee

Alyssa Chafee
Festival Operations Officer

A world where science is at the heart of culture and society.

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16 de mayo de 2019

Oferta de trabajo en comunicación en la IUCN (Suiza)

Communications Officer

Vacancy #: 4042
Unit: Global Communications Unit
Organization: International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
Location: Headquarters, Gland, Switzerland
Reporting to: Media and Communications Manager
Work percentage: 100%
Grade: P1
Expected start date: 01 August 2019
Type of contract: Max-term (24 months with possibility of renewal)
Closing date: 23 May 2019


BACKGROUND


The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is looking for a dynamic, results-driven communications professional with excellent writing and editing skills. The successful candidate will be able to research, draft and edit substance-rich content quickly and to the highest standards. We are looking for a self-starter who excels under pressure and is able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while meeting strict deadlines.



JOB DESCRIPTION


Under the general supervision of the Media and Communications Manager – Global Communications Unit, the Communications Officer will carry out the following tasks:

1. Content creation - writing and editing
• Produce high-quality, substance-rich written content including statements, policy briefs, press releases, talking points, speeches and blog posts
• Commission, edit, fact-check and proofread content
• Liaise with a wide variety of IUCN experts, members and partners
• Ensure positioning and key messages are reflected in content

2. Content coordination and monitoring
• Liaise with the IUCN global communications network in programmes and regional offices, coordinate upcoming content and provide guidance to ensure quality of outputs
• Oversee a calendar of upcoming content
• Oversee editorial projects such as the IUCN Annual Report
• Help plan and implement communications support for major events including IUCN World Conservation Congresses, Convention on Biological Diversity, Climate COPs
• Liaise with translators when necessary

3. Research and fact-finding
• Research, fact check, proofread and ensure accuracy of communications outputs
• Work with colleagues throughout IUCN Secretariat and in IUCN commissions to source information for use in various outputs (e.g. op-eds, speeches, web stories, etc.)
• Conduct external research where necessary

OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES

The above job description contains the main duties and responsibilities for this position. However, in a small organisation such as IUCN, staff members are expected to show flexibility in their approach to work and be willing to undertake other tasks that are reasonably allocated to them, but which are not part of their regular job description. Where any task becomes a regular part of an employee's responsibilities, the job description will be changed in consultation with the employee and the Human Resources Management Group.



REQUIREMENTS

• 3-5 years’ experience in a similar communications position. Experience of working in a similar organisation is an asset;

• University degree, preferably at the Master’s level, in International Relations, Public Affairs, Journalism or similar relevant field;

• Outstanding writing and editing skills; strong attention to detail; ability to turn technical information into compelling stories;

• English – native level; French and Spanish – an advantage;

• Experience in managing editorial projects desirable;

• Strong interpersonal and presentation skills. Confidence in interacting with IUCN experts, external partners and journalists, and in representing IUCN;

• Offers new solutions to problems; demonstrates an ‘outside the box’ attitude; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things;

• Commitment to continuous learning. Keeps abreast of new developments in own profession; actively seeks to develop oneself professionally and personally; contributes to the learning of colleagues; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.

SALARY
The gross annual salary for this position is in the range from CHF 86'330 to CHF 107'913, subject to deductions for social security contributions and second-pillar pension, and before tax.

APPLICATIONS


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

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

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

About IUCN

IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.

Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.

IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.

Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.

www.iucn.org
https://twitter.com/IUCN

Marine Programme Manager, Myanmar

Salary: USD 36,000 – USD 38,500 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Two-year fixed-term contract

Location: Yangon, Myanmar

FFI is now seeking a Marine Programme Manager to coordinate its multi-faceted Myanmar Marine Programme. The position oversees projects on Marine Protected Areas establishment, Locally Managed Marine Area management and shark, ray and marine turtle conservation projects. This position will be working in close collaboration with national staff and provide mentoring and build capacity to support the on-going work of the projects. In addition the role works closely with a number of partners including local indigenous communities, business groups, government, INGOs and research Institutions. The candidate will have skills and experience in project implementation and financial management, fundraising and be able to provide strategic managerial and technical input to the FFI Myanmar Marine Programme in line with FFI’s mission, vision and strategic aims.


Please view the following document for further details of the position and how to apply:

Download Application Pack

The closing date for applications is Sunday, 19 May 2019.

3 Ayudas Post-doctorales "Beatriz Galindo" (Química, Botánica, Física) en Oviedo, España

3 Ayudas Post-doctorales "Beatriz Galindo" (Química, Botánica, Física) - Universidad de Oviedo

Se encuentra abierto el plazo para la presentación de solicitudes al Programa de Ayudas Post-doctorales "Beatriz Galindo" del Ministerio de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades, en las que la Universidad de Oviedo es beneficiaria de 3 plazas: BEAGAL18/00222, Junior, Departamento de Física; BEAGAL18/00223, Junior, Departamento de Biología de Organismos y Sistemas; y BEAGAL18/00224, Sénior, Departamento de Química Física y Analítica. Para cualquier duda o aclaración, al margen de las que se pueden elevar directamente al Ministerio, pueden dirigirse en la Universidad a la siguiente cuenta: proyectosinves@uniovi.es. Plazo presentación solicitudes: desde el 24 de abril de 2019 a las 08:00 hasta el 24 de mayo de 2019 a las 17:00 horas.

Más información en:

http://www.uniovi.es/-/convocatoria-beatriz-galindo-de-ayudas-postdoctorales

15 de mayo de 2019

Trabaja por la conservación del medio marino en una isla subtropical

We are looking for a Marine Conservation Team Leader to join our Conservation and Fisheries Directorate (salary £18-22k per annum + package)

Do you have a passion for marine conservation? We are looking for an experienced marine manager to take on the role of Marine Conservation Team Leader and help us protect the unique ocean environment around Ascension Island. The Ascension Island Marine Protected Area planned for designation in 2019 will become one of the largest areas of protected ocean in the world. This is an opportunity for you to help shape and deliver management, monitoring and research in the reserve and work with the Ascension Island Government, local community and international stakeholders to realise the huge potential of the MPA for global marine conservation.

We are looking for someone with a strong background in marine management who will be able to lead our small team of marine scientists and forge partnerships with research organisations and NGOs across the globe. You will require a good knowledge of marine ecosystems, threats to marine biodiversity and sustainable management practices. You must have a strong grounding in the biological sciences, but also have the ability to translate the results of monitoring and research into programmes of practical conservation action. Ascension Island is a challenging environment to live and work in, so you will need to be resilient and adaptable in order to thrive.

We are offering a two year, single status, contract with a salary of £18,000-22,000 per year dependent on experience and qualifications (taxable in Ascension). You will also receive the following benefits:
Rent free accommodation (with electricity and water allowances
A food allowance of £3,089 per year
Relocation costs for your personal effects, including the shipment of a vehicle
One mid-contract return journey to your country of recruitment
A gratuity payable on the successful completion of a 2 year contract
30 days annual holiday (with additional 9 days public holidays)
Free primary dental and medical care

This appointment will be subject to satisfactory:
Enhanced DBS Check
Employment References
Medical Clearance (Ascension Island has limited medical facilities. If you believe that you have a medical condition that may be difficult to treat here please contact our Senior Medical Officer for a confidential discussion via smo.hospital@ascension.gov.ac)

We are looking for the successful applicant to start in July.

Closing Date: 7th of June 2019

Interviews: Week commencing 17th of June 2019

Interviews will be carried out via Skype or teleconference
How to Apply

please visit www.ascension-island.gov.ac/working-here to apply

Contrato indefinido de investigador en biología molecular en Noruega

The Department of Natural History, NTNU University Museum, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, invites applications for a researcher position within the field of:

Molecular analyses of environmental DNA and bulk organismal samples
(metabarcoding, metagenomics).

The NTNU University Museum is aiming to be a leading international
institution within the field of molecular biodiversity.

The city of Trondheim is a modern European city with a rich cultural
scene, and easy access to breath-taking natural landscapes. The Norwegian
welfare state, including healthcare, schools, kindergartens and overall
equality, is among the best of its kind in the world.

The position is permanent and financed by external project funding.

The person hired will conduct research within DNA
metabarcoding/metagenomics on environmental DNA (eDNA). The person will:


- Obtain externally funded projects

- Do project management

- Do field work

- Process collected material

- Do molecular lab work

- Analyse data

- Publish in scientific journals

- Qualification requirements

-
Application deadline: 24.05.2019.

For more information, please see
https://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/169869/researcher-in-metabarcoding-and-edna


Prof. Hans K. Stenoien
Head of Department, Dept. Natural History, NTNU University Museum
http://www.ntnu.edu/employees/hans.stenoien

14 de mayo de 2019

Interesante puesto de analista de investigación con trabajo de campo en Hawaii y sus oceánicos alrededores

Working at the direction of the Chief Scientist, the Research Analyst is responsible for contributing to ongoing research projects through data collection, data management, statistical analyses and writing reports and
manuscripts for publication. In addition to quantitative work, the analyst is expected to participate in boat-based surveys with a team of biologists. Data collection takes place primarily in Hawaii but temporary assignments
in other locations may arise.

This is a full time, overtime exempt position based at our headquarters on the island of Maui. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.A.

RESPONSIBILITIES

   - Fulfill the mission and vision of Pacific Whale Foundation by
   conducting appropriate and relevant research and conservation programs
   under the guidance of senior research staff;
   - Analyses: high proficiency in R with ability to analyze and manage
   long-term datasets;
   - Data collection: operate small vessels, locate cetaceans, take
   photographs for photo-identification, record data;
   - Data processing: upload data, enter data, match flukes and fins, map
   sightings, quality control data sets, archive historical data;
   - Literature: read and review pertinent literature to inform analyses
   and study design;
   - Writing: scientific writing in a manner suitable for peer-reviewed
   journal articles and writing for a general audience, including blog and
   social media posts;
   - General: maintain and clean the boat and research equipment;
   - Software: design and implement data management, organization, and
   analysis using the software R, ArcGIS, Discovery, Access, MARK, MatLab,
   and/or SOCPROG;
   - Maintain and set up research equipment, including DSLR cameras, UAVs,
   ROVs, and more;
   - Partake in community outreach to communicate research findings and/or
   give informative presentations to a general audience;
   - Assistance with development and fundraising efforts;
   - Supervision of volunteers and/or interns;
   - Training of staff and/or interns on equipment use, data processing and
   management;
   - Further duties may be assigned as necessary according to the needs and
   requirements of the Research Department.

REQUIREMENTS

   - Thesis-based M.Sc. in a relevant field and at least 3 years of
   experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
   - Advanced analytical skills with proven abilities in managing,
   analyzing and interpreting scientific data;
   - Intermediate or advanced proficiency in R;
   - Data analysis and mapping using GIS software (e.g. ArcMAP);
   - Proven ability to conduct statistical analyses used in marine mammal
   science including but not limited to Distance sampling,
   Capture-Mark-Recapture, Markov chains, association indices;
   - Excellent knowledge of database management and statistical software,
   with required proficiency in: R, ArcGIS, and Microsoft Access;
   - Proven ability to write peer-reviewed journal articles;
   - Have the mental and physical stamina to endure long days on a boat
   under intense sunlight while collecting data in accordance with rigorous
   sampling protocols;
   - Excellent organizational and technological skills (eg. database
   management) and the ability to troubleshoot problems;
   - Experience piloting UAVs (preferred);
   - Experience in MatLab (preferred);
   - Experience navigating small vessels near cetaceans (preferred);
   - Must be legally authorized to work in the U.S.A.

*The above information on this description has been designed to indicate
the general nature and level of work performed by an employee in this
classification.  It is not to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory,
or all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned
to this job.  Management has the right to add to, revise, or delete
information in this description at any time.  *

HOW TO APPLY

Please email your CV and a cover letter to: applications@pacificwhale.org with
the subject line 'Research Analyst Application'. No phone calls or
drop-ins, please.

Applications will be accepted until May 27, 2019.

*Research Department*

Pacific Whale Foundation

Hawaii, Australia, Ecuador

Email: research@pacificwhale.org

Website: www.pacificwhale.org/research

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*Research Department*

Pacific Whale Foundation

Hawaii, Australia, Ecuador

Phone: +1 (808) 856-8305

Email: research@pacificwhale.org

Website: www.pacificwhale.org/research

13 de mayo de 2019

Oportunidad muy chula! -- Prácticas remuneradas estudiando anfibios en Panamá

We are seeking an intern for 6 to 8 months to work on various amphibian research projects relating to disease ecology and behavior. The position will start in June or July (flexible start date). The internship is based at the Panama Amphibian Research and Conservation Project http://amphibianrescue.org/, in Panama.

The project will be mostly laboratory based, working hands-on with highly endangered frog species held in captivity. Additionally, there will be some potential for local fieldwork. Intern will work on an existing disease ecology project focused on the amphibian chytrid fungus assisting with daily husbandry, lab work, and a developing behavioral experiment examine effects of captivity on Amphibians. Position is full-time and based in Panama. Intern will be based in Panama City for up to two months and then in Gamboa. Gamboa is a very small town on the edge of the Panama Canal and full of researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (https://stri.si.edu/facility/gamboa).

Desired qualifications

-husbandry experience (ideally with amphibians or fish)

-experience working on research projects

-comfortable living and working in the tropics, sometimes under less than ideal circumstances (e.g., hot, muggy, working late at night, and mosquitos)

-fieldwork experience

- enjoys working in a team, but also can work alone all day if necessary. A problem solver and self directed.

-Spanish language proficiency a bonus, but not required

-experience designing your own research projects (there may be an opportunity to develop your own side project for a small publishable research project)

-degree in biology or conservation sciences (or working towards one)

-attention to detail (the frogs are very rare and we have to make sure we don’t make mistakes)

-ability to lift and move aquarium tanks (about 8 kg / 20 lbs), work standing on a small ladder, hike in the tropical forest for moderate distances

- experience pipetting and doing lab work a plus

Living Stipend

- $1000 stipend per month

- flights to and from Panama City, Panama

- possibility of stipend for housing in a shared Smithsonian housing (if funding is not available, monthly rent is approximately $250 a month. We are sorting the budget and should know shortly if this is available).

Please send a CV/resume and a brief cover letter (< 1 page) describing why you would be a good fit for the position to: Dr. Luke Linhoff at linhoffl@si.edu Deadline to submit is May 20th, 2019

12 de mayo de 2019

Un postdoc tremendamente tentador trabajando en comportamiento de aves en Arizona y California



Comparative Behavioral Ecology Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology 
Institute for Social, Behavioral and Economic Research, University of California Santa Barbara

Location: Tempe, Arizona (year 1), northern California (year 2) Contract duration: 1 year with the 
possibility for a 1 year extension depending on performance
Salary: starts at $50,000 (depending on experience; 100% time)
Start date: July-August 2019

The Grackle Project is recruiting a Postdoctoral Scholar to support long- term research on how 
behavioral flexibility relates to invasion success.
Under the direction of the PI, Dr. Corina Logan, and the field site manager, Dr. Kelsey McCune, the postdoc will help manage a great-tailed grackle behavior field site. The successful candidate will conduct comparative cognition tests in aviaries and in the wild, trap grackles to color-band as much of the population as possible, conduct focal follows in the wild to document foraging innovations, track nestling success to measure the fitness of tested birds, co-supervise a research technician and student assistants, coordinate with project collaborators, and contribute to publications that will be published in 100% open access journals at ethical publishers. As biologists, we know the importance of diversity and we encourage applications from individuals belonging to groups that are traditionally under-represented in the sciences. See the grackle website for more information:  www.CorinaLogan.com.

Duties
• Contribute to the design, implementation, analysis, and reporting of behavioral experiments in 
accordance with the project’s research goals while making the best use of open research practices.
• During the non-breeding season, conduct behavioral experiments on grackles in aviaries and in the 
wild, follow detailed data collection protocols, and back up data daily. Supervise, train, and 
communicate effectively with a research technician and students who will assist the research. Carry
out animal husbandry activities including feeding, cleaning, and health checks to ensure the birds 
have unlimited and constant access to water and are fed the appropriate food during testing and 
non-testing times. Identify aviary issues as they arise and work with the Animal Care Team to 
resolve them.
• During  the breeding  season,  fewer experiments  will  be conducted  and more  time  will be  
spent collecting behavioral data on wild grackles using focal follow protocols to understand 
whether they have a dominance hierarchy, obtain their social network, and document which foraging 
innovations are
used by which birds.
• Trap grackles in the wild and process them (i.e., band, collect blood and feathers, and biometric 
measurements) to individually mark birds for study in the wild and in aviaries and to gather data 
that we will relate with their behavioral performance. Release most grackles and bring some 
temporarily
into aviaries for behavioral tests. Must be able to conduct this work at irregular hours (e.g., at 
dawn) to maximize trapping success.
•  Communicate research progress effectively with project collaborators for review purposes.
•  Disseminate research findings internationally via publications, conferences, and seminars.
• Promote awareness of research activities in comparative cognition and evolutionary biology among 
groups that are traditionally underrepresented in science.

Essential Qualifications
• PhD in animal behavior, comparative cognition, or related field.
• Demonstrate the potential to be a strong role model for groups that are traditionally 
underrepresented in the sciences.
• Expertise in conducting comparative cognition experiments in aviaries on wild-caught birds.
• Must have extracted at least 100 birds to be able to immediately become a subpermittee on the bird banding license.
• Excellent written communication skills as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications in animal 
behavior.
• Knowledge of, and experience applying, open research practices (e.g., publishing datasets and 
code, posting preprints, preregistering experiments, conducting peer reviews that are published, 
advocacy).
• Demonstrated ability to work outside for long hours in extreme weather (e.g., >105F summer, cold 
winter) and walk sometimes extensively to follow the birds.
• Effective communicator, including proven ability to work cooperatively in a team while also being 
able to take initiative and work independently, and communicate with the public.
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, including proven ability to carry out 
detailed field protocols.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience conducting puzzle box experiments on wild birds.
• Experience conducting touch screen comparative cognition tests on wild-caught birds.
• Experience trapping birds with bownets and walk-in traps.

To apply: email your cover letter, CV, and contact information for at least three references by 31 
May 2019 to Dr. Corina Logan (corina_logan@eva.mpg.de). In your cover letter, please provide 
evidence for how you meet the essential and preferred qualifications.

This post is funded by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and hired through the 
University of California, Santa Barbara. Field accommodation is not provided. Corina is a signatory 
of Research Assessment (http://www.ascb.org/dora/) and will assess quality directly rather than using 
metrics.


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