Postdoc para ornitólogos en Chile ~

24 de mayo de 2013

Postdoc para ornitólogos en Chile

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION - INSTITUTE OF ECOLOGY AND BIODIVERSITY, CHILE Magellanic Woodpecker Research (URL: Employer: Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (URL: Location: Navarino Island, Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve, southern Chile (URL: Country: Chile & USA Last Date to Apply: This position will be open until filled. SUMMARY OF THE POSITION (for further details please see The post-doctoral fellow selected for this position will collaborate in one or more of the following areas: Primarily, conduct and publish research on forest ornithology in general, and on the Magellanic woodpecker specifically, as supported by a FONDECYT grant. Expand research outcomes to broader approaches of biological conservation and educational initiatives led by the Omora Park in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve. General research objective: Develop studies that address the ecology of sub-Antarctic forest bird assemblages (e.g., migration, diet, population dynamics, morphometry, etc.) with emphasis on the Magellanic woodpecker, and its behavior and ecology. Strengthen the ongoing research related to avian ecology, building up on the Omora Park's status as the longest running forest bird monitoring program in southern South America. We would also expect that the selected post-doctoral fellow will contribute significantly to consolidate the conservation and education teams of the Omora Park in the Cape Horn Biosphere Reserve in their international and interdisciplinary dimensions. Duration of the program: One year contract - with possible one year renewal and/or permanent contract with Universidad de Magallanes, Chile. Requirements: Ph.D. with emphasis on ornithology, conservation and/or ecological field studies. Proven ability to publish collaboratively and to work in interdisciplinary projects linked with the public and private sectors. Desired Experience: Proficiency in English and basic Spanish is required as well as good communicational skills. Demonstrated ability in development and management of field studies. Experience working in conservation at Latin American field sites and willingness to interact with the local community. Experience leading teams and motivating groups of people to achieve goals and manage complex projects and budgets. Proven ability in interpersonal communication and conflict resolution. Willingness to participate in diverse programs organized by the Omora Park. Salary: Monthly approx. $3,200 USD (1.5 million Chilean pesos). TO APPLY: Send CV, cover letter and 2 letters of reference to: PI Dr. JAIME JIMÉNEZ (EM: Jaime.Jimenez AT, PH: 1-940-206-9584), with copies to: Dr. RICARDO ROZZI (EM: Ricardo.Rozzi AT, Dr. RODRIGO VÁSQUEZ (EM: rvasquez AT, & Dr. PABLO VERGARA (EM: Pablo.Vergara AT

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