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16 de octubre de 2012

Oportunidades para ornitólogos

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JOINT CURATORSHIP AND TENURE-LINE FACULTY APPOINTMENT – The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia (URL:http://www.ansp.org/research/) and Drexel University, Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Sciences (URL:http://www.drexel.edu/bees) invite applications for a joint curatorship and tenure-line faculty appointment. The rank of this appointment is open. You can find the formal announcement and application instructions online (URL:http://www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=76366). Overview: The Academy's ornithology collection has nearly 200,000 specimens collected from around the world over the last 250 years, including some of the most important collections from South America. In addition to research, curators are expected to promote and insure the conservation, preparation, care, use, and security of biological collections. The successful candidate will have a commitment to expanding and using the Academy's ornithology collection in research, education, and outreach. Drexel has committed substantial resources for growth of the BEES Department. The successful candidate will have a commitment to teaching undergraduate and graduate students in BEES. Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD, a record of scientific achievement in research on the diversity, evolutionary biology and ecology of birds, and a strong interest in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Essential Functions: Research expertise might include the areas of systematics, phylogenetics, comparative organismal biology, biogeography, biodiversity informatics, conservation or evolutionary and ecological dynamics. Applicants with research programs that complement and enrich existing interests at the Academy and in the BEES department and bring opportunities for cross institutional collaboration will be given high priority. The successful candidate will maintain a dynamic, field and museum-based, extramurally funded research program and will contribute to instruction in the newly established Department of Biodiversity, Earth and Environmental Sciences at Drexel University. Submit application materials by 30 Nov 2012. Application is made through the website (URL: http://www.drexeljobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=76366). Anticipated start date for the position is 1 Sep 2013. Please attach in separate pdf format files: - Curriculum vitae, - Statement of research interests & goals, - Statement on teaching philosophy & experience, - Up to 5 most significant publications (pdf format), - Contact information for three references. For additional information about the BEES Department's hiring process, please contact the BEES Ornithology Search Committee, Dept. of Biology, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 (EM: bees.search AT drexel.edu).

MS OR PHD STUDENTS at Cornell University. Location: Ithaca, NY. Job Type: Student. Number of Openings: 2-3. Application Deadline: 16 Nov 2012. Job Description: I am currently recruiting 2-3 outstanding graduate students for my new lab at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Department of Natural Resources starting in Fall 2013. Students will collaboratively develop research questions focused on one of the following: urbanizing landscapes of central Ohio (long-term study system of my lab), birds in coffee-growing landscapes of the northern Andes, or analysis of existing large-scale datasets in the Lab’s Conservation Science program (e.g., birds in forested landscapes, monitoring declining species, acoustic monitoring). Support packages may include fellowships, teaching assistantships, and/or research assistantships, depending upon the qualifications and interests of the student. Qualifications: B.S. in ecology, zoology, biology, wildlife or conservation science, or related field. Applicants should have record of outstanding academic performance (e.g., >3.5 GPA), strong GRE scores (>75th percentiles), and previous field ornithological experience. To Apply: Please send letter describing research interests and field experience, resume/ CV, unofficial copies of transcripts and GRE scores, and contact information for 3 references to AMANDA RODEWALD (EM: rodewald.1 AT osu.edu_.

OPJV CROSS TIMBERS CONSERVATION DELIVERY SPECIALIST at American Bird Conservancy/Oaks & Prairies joint Venture. Website: http://www.abcbirds.org Location: South-central Oklahoma and Northeast Texas. Duration: Open. Job Type: Permanent. Application Deadline: 2 Nov 2012. Job Description: American Bird Conservancy Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture Cross Timbers Conservation Delivery Specialist Title: OPJV Cross Timbers Conservation Delivery Specialist Supervisor: Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture Coordinator Location: TBD (South-central OK and northeast Texas) Application Deadline: November 2, 2012 or until filled Position Summary: American Bird Conservancy (ABC), an international bird conservation organization, is seeking to employ an OPJV Cross Timbers Conservation Delivery Specialist (CDS) to facilitate the overall planning, implementation, and evaluation activities of a coordinated bird conservation partnership in the Northeast Texas and Oklahoma portion of the OPJV region (The Cross Timbers). Activities of the CDS contribute to the goals and objectives of various major national and international bird conservation plans, Oklahoma and Texas state wildlife plans, and OPJV planning documents. This is a full-time position. Funding for this position is provided under an agreement with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. There is currently two years of funding available for this position. Primary Duties: • The CDS develops and sustains partnerships with, while also facilitating partnerships between, relevant government agencies, private organizations, landowners, and corporations. • The CDS works with Federal and state agencies, and Non-Governmental conservation partner organizations to increase capacity for offering technical assistance and conservation delivery to local landowners and to achieve on-the-ground priority bird population and habitat objectives under an adaptive management framework. • The CDS works to increase demand among landowners for grassland bird habitat restoration work, with a particular emphasis on prescribed burning, by supporting and coordinating partner efforts to increase outreach and public communication. • The CDS identifies and works to obtain funding for on-the-ground OPJV conservation activities and priorities, and prepares grant proposals in cooperation with partners. • The CDS contributes to OPJV efforts to track conservation delivery by partners in support of achieving population and habitat objectives established by the OPJV partners. • The CDS communicates relevant information with the OPJV Coordinator to the OPJV Management Board, technical teams, partners, landowners, communities, and others. • Performs additional duties as assigned. Qualifications: Job requirements fall into two broad categories: working effectively with partners in the conservation community and understanding the biology and conservation needs of birds and their fire maintained habitats. Specifically, applicants should have: • A Bachelor’s Degree and at least five years of work experience and preferably a graduate degree in a resource management or biological field. • Three or more years of experience in partnership-based conservation and grassland management for priority birds. • An understanding of the geography, land use, conservation issues, birds, and conservation partners in the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture Region. • Experience with prescribed fire as a management tool to enhance and maintain grassland systems (at least red card certification preferred). • A willingness and ability to travel frequently. • An outgoing, positive, persuasive manner and predisposition for collaboration, but with ability to work both independently and as part of a team. To Apply: Application Instructions Please email a cover letter and resume to (EM: hr AT abcbirds.org) For questions on the Oaks and Prairies Joint Venture (URL: http://www.opjv.org) and the position, email JIM GIOCOMO Coordinator (EM: jgiocomo AT abcbirds.org). For question on working for American Bird Conservancy, email (EM: hr AT abcbirds.org).

FIELD ASSISTANT at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Location: Costa Rica. Duration: 3 months, approximately 10 January – 10 April 2013. Job Type: Volunteer. Number of Openings: 2. Job Description: Field assistants (2) needed from approximately 10 January – 10 April 2013 for a study of Golden-winged Warbler ecology and habitat requirements in the Tilarán mountain range of Costa Rica. Successful applicants will have experience target-netting and color-banding, experience resighting small, color-banded passerines, be in good physical condition, have a strong work ethic, be able to maintain a positive attitude and sense of humor, tolerate working and living in close quarters with others, and be culturally sensitive. Preference will be given to applicants with Spanish speaking abilities and experience working in the neotropics. Applicants must be able to commit themselves for the duration of the field season. Housing and food will be provided. Also, a stipend towards airfare may become available. Send a cover letter, resume, and the phone numbers and email addresses of 2-3 professional references in one file to JEFF RITTERSON (EM: jritters ATeco.umass.edu). Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

FIELD TECHNICIANS (2 - 3) needed for ongoing wading bird research in the Florida Everglades. 1 position extends from mid Jan through late May 2010; 1 - 2 extend from early Feb through late Jun 2010. Salary is $1450/month plus housing. Primary duties (~70%) include assisting the Research Coordinator and two graduate students in all aspects of field research including ground surveys by airboat, aerial surveys by fixed-wing aircraft, collection of feathers from nestlings, and monitoring (on foot) species diversity and nesting success of various wading bird species in multiple colonies throughout the Everglades. Field teams and tasks will vary almost daily. Non-field duties include equipment maintenance, analysis of aerial photos, and data entry. Technicians must maintain a positive attitude, give priority to safety considerations, be in excellent physical condition in order to contend with difficult working conditions (heat, sun, humidity, stuck boats, wet mucky soils, gators), work and live harmoniously in close company with coworkers, and show patience with short-notice schedule changes. A valid driver's license and good driving record are required. Successful candidates will likely have at least 6 months prior field research or management experience. Training is provided, but some preference will be shown for those having experience piloting powerboats, towing and backing trailers, flying in small planes, or using GIS. Application materials must be received by Nov 9. Specify the available date you could start. Send cover letter (including the names, email addresses and phone numbers of 3 references) and resume in a single e-mail attachment (if possible) with the filename Yourlastname_app.doc to NICK VITALE (EM: nevitale AT ufl.edu) or by mail to: University of Florida, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, PO Box 110430, Gainesville, FL 32611-0430.

WINTER AVIAN FIELD RESEARCH ASSISTANT: Gulf Islands National Seashore– Agency: Eastern Kentucky University/Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center Location: Gulf Islands National Seashore with locations in Florida and Mississippi Job Description: I am seeking a field research assistant to work with a Master’s student conducting their field research. The purpose of this research is to assess winter songbird populations, examine winter habitat use by passerines, and investigate habitat quality of designated sites on the Gulf Islands National Seashore (GUIS). The focal study species of interest are Carolina Wren and Eastern Towhee. The field season will take place from approximately mid December 2012 to early-mid March 2013. The start date is flexible, but can be no later than January 3, 2012. Field work will consist of point counts, mist netting, and collection of blood samples. Salary: $1000-1400 per month based on experience. Housing will be provided. Qualifications: The preferred candidate will be able to confidently identify eastern North American songbirds by sight in sound in the winter. Experience conducting point counts, mist-netting and other field research is desired. In addition, the candidate will have confidence to work independently, strong organizational skills, be in good physical condition, and willing to work closely with the graduate student throughout a demanding field season. To Apply: Send a cover letter outlining your experience and career goals, CV or Resume, and 3 references in one PDF titled Lastname_FirstnameGUIS to the email address listed. EX: Michaud_justinGUIS.pdf. Deadline: November 7, 2012. Recent college graduates and undergraduates who can take a leave of absence for the spring semester are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed immediately. Contact: JUSTIN MICHAUD (EM: justin_michaud1 AT mymail.eku.edu).

SEASONAL MONITORING TECHNICIAN Organization: Audubon California. Location : Winters, CA. Deadline: 31 Oct 2012. The mission of Audubon is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. By connecting people with nature, Audubon will be a leader in creating a powerful voice for the environment, deeply rooted in and broadly drawn from all parts of our population. We accomplish this through conservation, advocacy, community involvement, and tapping into an active network that includes more than 100,000 members and supporters and 48 affiliated chapters in communities throughout California. We are a field program of the National Audubon Society. Audubon California is increasing its work at a regional scale and doing more to integrate its conservation activities within the context of the Pacific Flyway. In addition, we are participating in the development of cross-cutting conservation strategies with Audubon partners across the country and hemisphere, including our work in Coastal Stewardship, Seabird Conservation, Working Lands, and Saving Important Bird Areas. Position Summary: This is a temporary full time (30-40 hours/week), 8 month (November 2012-June 2013) position, with occasional overtime. The Seasonal Monitoring Field Technician will conduct songbird surveys at native hedgerows in the Sacramento Valley and carry out vegetation sampling associated with restoration projects. In addition, as time permits, the technician will assist with restoration activities as well as waterbird and shorebird monitoring. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience with bird monitoring, especially with passerines, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. The Seasonal Monitoring Field Technician will report to Audubon California’s Wildlife Specialist. The Field Technician may also work closely with other Audubon California staff and outside collaborators to ensure all survey work is accomplished. This position is based in Sacramento and Winters, California. Essential Functions: **Conduct passerine bird point counts and area searches on private lands throughout the Sacramento Valley; **Assist with vegetation surveys, including trees, shrubs and grasses; **Enter and proof data in a database; **Assist with additional duties as needed including occasional waterbird surveys and assisting habitat restoration staff with restoration field activities including planting, brush cutting, hoeing, irrigation installation and other routine maintenance activities. Qualifications: **Bachelor's Degree in related field preferred or 2+ years applicable field experience.; **Ability to identify birds, especially passerines, by sight and sound **Experience working on field projects in an agricultural setting and interacting with private landowners; **Experience using GIS; **Comfortable using a GPS unit and range finder; **Experience with vegetation survey techniques; **Strong initiative and self-motivation and ability to work with limited supervision; **Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, conservation partners, private landowners, volunteers, and local community members; **Ability to travel in California, and to work overtime, evenings and weekends, as needed; a valid driver’s license; **Familiarity with MS Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint; **Ability to engage in strenuous outdoor activity, carry field equipment and endure cold and wet winter weather; **Proven effectiveness to work in a team setting; **Comfort working alone in a field setting To Apply: Please go to Audubon’s on-line Career Center to apply: (URL: https://careers-audubon.icims.com/jobs/intro?hashed=0). Contact KAREN VELAS (EM: kvelas AT audubon.org) with any questions. Audubon promotes a diverse workplace and is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the National Audubon Society to employ the man or woman best qualified for the job regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability (handicap) or marital status.

FIELD TECHNICIANS for Greater Prairie-Chicken and Wind Farm Study Location: Ainsworth, Nebraska. Duration: March 1 - July 31, 2013. Job Type: Temporary / Seasonal. Number of Openings: 6. Application Deadline:31 Dec 2012. Job Description: Field Technicians (6) are needed for a study on the impacts of wind turbines on Greater Prairie-Chickens in the Nebraska Sandhills. Specifically, the project is investigating the effects of wind turbines on the demographics, movements, reproductive success, predation, vocalizations, courtship displays and behavior of Greater Prairie-Chickens. Field technician responsibilities may include assisting with bird capture via walk in traps and drop nets, banding, blood sampling, radio telemetry, nest searching, nest monitoring, behavioral observations at the leks, acoustic recording, video recording, raptor surveys, vegetation surveys and data entry. Training will be provided for field methods. Applicants must have a valid US driver’s license and pass a motor vehicle record check and background check upon hire. Field technicians will have a rotating schedule and may have to work weekends. The start date is March 1, 2013 and two end dates are available; May 15 or July 31, 2013. Pay depends on experience, $9.50 - $11.00 per hour plus FICA. Group field housing in Ainsworth, Nebraska and work vehicles (pickup trucks and ATVs) will be provided. This project is being conducted by two M.S. students and one postdoc, Dr. Jennifer Smith, under the supervision of Dr. Larkin Powell and Dr. Mary Bomberger Brown at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include previous fieldwork experience with birds, having the ability to rise early (we will be at leks pre-dawn), work long days, complete physically demanding tasks, work in all weather conditions, work in groups, work independently, positively interact with landowners, pay attention to detail and live harmoniously in shared housing in a remote setting. Preferred qualifications include experience with VHF-telemetry, bird capture, bird handling and nest monitoring. Above all, applicants must have an excellent work ethic and a positive attitude. To apply, please send cover letter, resume and contact information for three references to: CARA WHALEN (EM: cara.whalen AT huskers.unl.edu) In your application please specify your preferred end date. Deadline for applications is December 31, 2012, although positions will be filled as qualified applicants are found.

NEOTROPICAL FIELD ASSISTANT (VOLUNTEER) Organization: Michigan Technological University. Location: Department of Olancho, Honduras. Duration: 2 months. Job Type: Seasonal. Application Deadline: 15 Nov 2012. Job Description: I am seeking one volunteer to assist with a Golden-winged Warbler habitat ecology study in Honduras from February 1st to April 1st. Primary duties will include targeted mist netting, point count surveys, and vegetation surveys in dry forest remnants and montane rainforest. The volunteer will also have the opportunity to get to know the 500+ bird species present in the study area. Preference will be given to applicants with strong bird identification skills, previous international experience, and backcountry experience. Excellent physical condition and flexibility are a must. Basic accommodations (including camping), all meals, and transportation within Honduras will be provided by the project. To Apply: If interested, email a cover letter, resume, and two references to RUTH BENNETT (EM: rbennett ATmtu.edu).

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