miércoles, 30 de diciembre de 2015

Segundo concurso nacional de fotografía de Naturaleza.

Tiene como objetivos: ser una ventana para dar a conocer la riqueza natural de México captada en imágenes y un sitio de promoción de fotógrafos de naturaleza mexicana.
En esta segunda etapa, Mosaico Natura México se transforma en un concurso anual de fotografía de naturaleza que está abierto a fotógrafos aficionados y profesionales, menores y mayores de 18 años.
Si te interesa participar, inscríbete al concurso y sube tus fotos o videos. Grandes premios te esperan. Los ganadores participaran en exposiciones en gran formato y publicaciones en revistas de distribución nacional y mucho más.
Todas las fotografías participantes serán integradas al Banco de Imágenes de la CONABIO y estarán a disposición del público (para trabajos escolares) en baja resolución, con el requisito de incluir el crédito del autor y de la CONABIO. Así mismo, si se requiere la fotografía en alta resolución, se deberá hacer una solicitud bajo las condiciones del Banco de Imágenes.
Posteriormente se publicarán las mejores fotos en las revistas National Geographic en Español, Mexicanísimo y Biodiversitas, además se organizarán exposiciones de fotografía de naturaleza y se invitará a los mejores fotógrafos a participar en productos realizados por National Geographic en español y la CONABIO.


Guía de Campo y Administrador de Servicios Educativos. Golfo de California.

¡OPORTUNIDAD DE EMPLEO! Convoca a las personas interesadas en llevar a cabo recorridos interpretativos y educativos en campo con grupos de niños, jóvenes y adultos, bajo el puesto de: Guía de Campo y Administrador de Servicios Educativos.


Seabird Ecologist

Oikonos Ecosystem Knowledge (www.oikonos.org) is a non-profit organization with the mission of studying and protecting imperiled ecosystems by engaging diverse communities through innovative scientific and artistic collaborations. Location: field work at Año Nuevo Island/Santa Cruz, CA and office work at Santa Cruz, CA. Description: We are seeking a field ecologist to work with our seabird conservation science project at Año Nuevo Island, on the central California coast (http://oikonos.org/ano-nuevo-island). Año Nuevo Island is important breeding habitat for seven species of seabirds. Oikonos annually monitors seabird population, reproduction, and diet on the island, as well as restoring native island vegetation to improve degraded breeding habitat for burrow-nesting Rhinoceros and Cassin’s Auklets. During weekly 1-2 day field trips, duties include leading the collection of standardized and rigorous data contributing to a 24-year time series on seabird breeding metrics, diet studies, and plant surveys; training seasonal staff; banding and measuring seabirds; capturing seabirds with mist nets; and field station maintenance and upkeep. During weekly 1-2 office days duties include entering and proofing data; preparing for field operations; assisting with project admin, and creating outreach materials.

Compensation: Salary: $16.50/hour with benefits; 30 hrs/week.

Duration: March 14th-September 15th 2016

Qualifications: enthusiasm for seabird conservation; experience with collection of clear, legible, and rigorous biological data in a field setting; experience following standardized protocols; able to lift up to 50lbs; comfortable working long days and nights outdoors in challenging field conditions; comfortable in small zodiacs and confident ability to swim; ability to work in groups and independently; competent with Microsoft Office programs; Bachelor’s degree (preferably in biological sciences or related field). Preferred qualifications: experience handling seabirds, experience with ArcGIS, experience with data analysis and report writing, and experience driving small boats in ocean conditions.

To Apply: To apply please send cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three references to: Jessie Beck (jessie@oikonos.org), Program Manager, by January 15, 2016. Review of applications will begin immediately and we will not contact references until after an initial interview. Oikonos is an equal opportunity employer.

Website: http://www.oikonos.org

Research & Internship Manager- Ecuador

Introduction: A few years ago, a few of us—ecology, economics, and business graduates—
founded a non-profit organization called Third Millennium Alliance (TMA). We raised some
money and bought a lot of land in a critically endangered rainforest and established an
ecological reserve in coastal Ecuador. There was a small patch of previously degraded
land right in the middle of the reserve where we have built an innovative and surprisingly
comfortable research station out of bamboo. Immediately surrounding the house we are
designing/growing/building a living laboratory of sustainable resource management (i.e.
permaculture), which also serves as our field headquarters for biological field research and
forest monitoring. Our reserve (called the Jama-Coaque Reserve) is one of the last
remnants of Pacific Equatorial Forest. The reserve is located in the Tumbes-Choco-
Magdalena Biodiversity Hotspot, which is designated as one of the most biodiverse
and endangered ecosystems on earth. With only 2% of native forest remaining on
Ecuador’s coast today, our mission is to preserve the last remnants of forest and empower
local communities to restore what has already been lost.

Job Summary: As Research & Internship Manager the chosen candidate will work closely
with individuals from diverse backgrounds to facilitate project-based internship
experiences in the fields of research, conservation and permaculture. Projects are
developed to achieve the research goals of the organization and serve as catalysts for
interns as they navigate their academic and professional careers. As Research & Internship
Manager he/she will synthesize and report the information generated from the internship
program projects/investigations to the management team and directors to support the
greater conservation mission of the organization. Primary responsibilities are to manage
the internship program day-in and day-out and to manage the Research Station as an
operating center. He /She will be the responsible for interacting with all interns, visiting
researchers, and students groups. In addition, he/ she will serve as an advisor/
facilitator/mentor for interns and their related projects, with a specific focus on interns
carrying out Biological Field Research studies. The Manager of Permaculture Operations
carries out similar duties for the Permaculture-based interns. The Research & Internship
Manager is responsible for coordinating site logistics such as supply runs, assistance with
monthly field-based accounting, and managing the flow of people in and out of the reserve.

For more information on the position, including salary, benefits, and how to apply, please
visit www.tmalliance.org/about/opportunities.

Research Technician : Monterotondo, Italy

European Molecular Biology Laboratory LogoThe European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) is one of the highest ranked scientific research organisations in the world. The Headquarters Laboratory is located in Heidelberg (Germany), with additional sites in Grenoble (France), Hamburg (Germany), Hinxton (UK) and Monterotondo (Italy).
The Asari group is looking for a Research Technician who will participate in neuroscience research as part of an interdisciplinary team of young scientists working within a highly collaborative international environment. The person appointed will conduct at least one of the following major tasks, depending on his/her interests and qualifications:

(a) Engineering tasks: he/she will build and test devices for setting up experimental in vivo electrophysiology/imaging systems, and maintain workshop equipment and safe working conditions

(b) Wet Lab tasks: he/she will directly take part in experimental projects, such as viral neural tracing and neurophysiological data collection

(c) Dry Lab tasks: he/she will be in charge of quantitative data analysis, software development, and computational modelling

In addition, he/she will share responsibilities for general laboratory organization, maintenance of laboratory supplies and equipment, and provide general support for group members throughout their scientific projects.

Qualifications and Experience
A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a scientific discipline is required. Strong interest in neuroscience research, and experience and expertise in at least one of the following categories are essential: (a) engineering skills such as electronics and machining, (b) wet lab skills such as molecular biology, electrophysiology, and microscopy, and (c) dry lab skills such as computer programming and statistics.
Please indicate in the cover letter which skills you have and in which tasks you would like to be involved. Excellent communication skills and fluency in English are required. Knowledge of Italian would be advantageous.

Application Instructions
Please apply online through www.embl.org/jobs

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forest Ecology with STRI and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Forest Ecology with STRI and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Deadline for submission: 31 December 2015, after which position will remain open until filled.
The Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, in partnership with the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in forest ecology. We encourage applicants from a broad range of disciplines that intersect with ecology including evolutionary biology, molecular phylogenetics, microbial biology, biogeography, soil science, and plant physiology. Research will be based at ASE and will take advantage of one or more of STRI's CTFS-ForestGEO research sites in Asia.

To apply, send a single PDF file containing a cover letter with an overview of the proposed research, CV, contact information for three references, and a realistic research budget, not to exceed $15,000 USD. Applicants should also submit two relevant publications or manuscripts. Send materials to Kristin Powell, CTFS-ForestGEO Program Manager, at ForestGEO@si.edu. Rolling review of applications will begin 1 January 2016, and continue until the position is filled.

Applicants should consult with CTFS-ForestGEO, STRI or ASE scientific staff before submitting a final application. The starting date is flexible; earlier start dates are preferred.

For further information on the position, contact Stuart J. Davies (daviess@si.edu). See the following links for further information on the ASE (http://www.ase.ntu.edu.sg/), STRI (http://www.stri.si.edu/) and CTFS-ForestGEO (http://www.forestgeo.si.edu/).

The annual stipend is $65,000 USD. Awards are based upon merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age or condition of handicap of the applicant.


Seabird Island Supervisor

Audubon manages seven island research stations off the coast of Maine that are nesting sanctuaries for Arctic, Common, Roseate, and Least Terns, Atlantic Puffins, Black Guillemots, Razorbills, Laughing Gulls, Common Eiders, Leach’s Storm-Petrels, and wading birds (species vary by island). Work includes, but is not limited to: Managing multiple concurrent seabird research projects; training and supervising Research Assistants, interns, and volunteers; creating daily work schedules; monitoring seabird populations, productivity, and growth; conducting seabird diet studies; banding and resighting birds; removing invasive vegetation; educating island visitors; conducting predator management; data entry and proofing; camp maintenance; and coordinating logistics with mainland staff. Living and working on offshore islands are required. Conditions are rustic; at each island, a cabin or wall tent serves as the base of field operations, and field team members sleep in their own tents. Island field stations have limited electricity (solar panels power research needs), propane stoves, composting toilets, and no running water. Field teams (ranging in size from 2-6 people) will spend the entire field season living on island. Supervisors working on inshore islands (3 of the 7 islands) will be able to go ashore about every 1-2 weeks to procure food and supplies for the field station. Inshore Island Supervisors must possess a valid driver’s license, and a personal vehicle is desirable. On offshore islands, food and supplies will be delivered approximately every two weeks.

Compensation: A salary of $455-475/week (depending on island and experience), plus food and worker’s compensation insurance are provided, as well as housing when on the mainland and camping space on the islands.

Duration: early to mid May (start dates variable by island) through Aug. 15

Audubon MagazineQualifications: Bachelor’s degree in biology or related field with several seasons of experience in similar field research programs. Must be in excellent physical condition (capable of climbing over rugged terrain and slippery rocks and able to lift approximately 50 lbs.) and have wilderness camping experience. Bird banding experience is required. Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to get along with people of diverse backgrounds. Capable of working long hours outdoors in variable weather conditions. Comfortable on the water in small boats; rowing experience is helpful. For supervisors on inshore islands, experience operating small motorboats is required, and a personal vehicle may be necessary for these positions. Supervisors on offshore islands will not operate motorboats. Experience with the following: spotting scopes, binoculars, bird banding equipment, camping equipment (e.g. tents, composting toilets, etc), basic hand tools (e.g. hammer, drill driver, etc). A sense of humor, dedication to wildlife conservation, and passion for seabirds and isolated islands. Desirable: Previous experience leading and training field crews; Experience with predator control, hunting and/or trapping; Experience with the following: outboard engine care/basic maintenance, inflatable boat repair, boat safety equipment, solar power systems, and VHF radios. Must provide own binoculars, tent, sleeping pad, and sleeping bag.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references with contact information via Audubon’s career website: www.audubon.org/careers (search words: seabird, Maine). Applications are accepted through Feb. 15, but hiring may begin earlier. For questions regarding the positions contact Paula Shannon (EM: pshannon AT audubon.org). For further information on the Seabird Restoration Program and research islands, visit http://projectpuffin...esearch-program

Website: http://projectpuffin.audubon.org

Postdoctoral fellow in Brazil. Amazonian biota.

Laboratory of Evolutionary Genetics
We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to contribute to the project "Dimensions US / Biota São Paulo - Assembly and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrated approach", co-funded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP, Brazil), the National Science Foundation (NSF, USA), and NASA.

The Amazon is Earth's most iconic center of biological diversity and endemism, harboring the world’s largest freshwater ecosystem, and contributing substantially to shaping the Earth's climate. Despite this importance, we still have an incomplete understanding of how this biome developed over time, which in turn limits our ability to understand future impacts of biodiversity loss and climate change. The project “Dimensions US - Biota São Paulo: Assembly and evolution of the Amazonian biota and its environment: an integrated approach” seeks to understand the evolutionary and environmental-ecological history of Amazonia over the past 10 million years, through a comparative approach integrating systematic biology and phylogenetics, phylogeography, population genetics, ecosystem structure and function, geosciences, and paleoenvironmental history.

The appointee will analyze population genomic datasets of Amazonian birds and primates; address biogeographic questions and test hypotheses of the assembly and evolution of Amazonian biota; interact with Earth scientists to interpret biogeographic patterns and processes, and to disseminate their findings by publishing in internationally renowned journals and presenting in scientific conferences. The results of these analyses will have a major impact on the interpretation of the evolutionary history of the Amazon Basin.

Compensation: The monthly salary is of R$ 6,143.40 while in Brazil (at current exchange rate approximately $ 1,600 / € 1,500), allowing for comfortable living, and includes additional Research Contingency Funds equal to 15% of the annual salary for covering research-related expenses. Moving expenses are covered for candidates from outside the State of São Paulo. Full details can be found at http://www.fapesp.br/en/5427.

Duration: Up to 2 years

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Biological Sciences, combining a solid knowledge of population genetic, phylogeographic, phylogenetic, and/or diversification analyses of Neotropical diversity and of Neotropical environmental history. The candidate is also expected to have experience in analyzing genomic data, particularly data obtained with ultraconserved elements (UCE) probes, but should have a good understanding of other types of NGS data. A track record of publication in international journals and relevant statistical and programming skills are expected.

To Apply: Candidates of any nationality eligible for a VITEM I Brazilian visa may apply. A cover letter, CV, up to three relevant publications and the names of three contacts able to provide letters of recommendation should be emailed to amazonianbiota@gmail.com. Applications are due by Dec 31st, 2015.

Informal inquiries may be made to Diogo Meyer (diogo@ib.usp.br), Camila Ribas (camilaribas@inpa.gov.br), Alexandre Aleixo (aleixo@museu-goeldi.br), and Tomas Hrbek (hrbek@evoamazon.net).

Website: http://www.ib.usp.br/genevol/

Programa de Vinería, Biodiversidad y Cambio Climático-Chile.

Oportunidad para puesto postdoctoral en el Programa de Vinería, Biodiversidad y Cambio Climático-Chile. Este programa busca comprometer a actores de la actividad vitivinícola en la conservación de la ecorregión Mediterránea que carece de protección adecuada. Se busca un investigador postdoctoral con experiencia en metagenómica y bioinformática, preferentemente con conocimiento en ecología de comunidades y ecosistemas para desarrollar investigación que vincule la diversidad microbiana con la provisión de servicios ecosistémicos. El interés primordial es estudiar la manera en que este ecosistema provee servicios ecosistémicos a la industria del vino y la comunidad local tanto en la actualidad como a futuro considerando escenarios de cambio climático con el fin de generar investigaciones y planificar estrategias de conservación que promuevan un uso responsable del ecosistema a través de la transferencia de conocimiento a vitivinicultores y locales. El cierre de la convocatoria es el 31 de diciembre de 2015, para inicio de actividades en marzo de 2016. Duración del puesto: 2 años inicialmente. Requerimientos del postulante: conocimientos de castellano/ingles, licencia de conducir. Enviar CV, Certificado de Título de Grado y 2 cartas de recomendación de investigadores que tengan un real conocimiento del postulante a Dra. Olga Barbosa. Más información.

Roseate & Common Tern Intern - U.S.A.

http://www.fws.gov/nwrs/images/logos/unit_nwrs.pngDuties include but are not limited to: monitoring productivity of roseate and common tern, banding tern chicks, finding nests in rocky areas, re-sighting fledglings and adults from field blinds, keeping accurate, organized, and detailed data/field notes, doing light maintenance, participating in non-lethal predator management, operating/maintaining small watercraft and associated vehicles, and educating the public. Responsibilities may vary due to the strengths of individuals.

Details: Internships will begin on May 23rd and continue until the middle of August. The position involves working long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays. Schedules will be around 40 hours per week, but will vary frequently in the length of day and start time. Days off may not be consecutive. Staff will live in the research station on the island with other refuge staff for most of the field season. There is no heat or running water in the station, but there is solar electricity. Interns will have free dormitory style housing at Refuge headquarters in Westbrook, CT on their days off. Training will be provided including the DOI’s Motorboat Operator Certification Course.

Compensation: A small living allowance of $190.00/week will be provided.

Duration: May23rd - August 19th

Qualifications: Previous bird banding experience is necessary. Applicants must have the ability to perform the physical duties of the position including being able to walk on uneven, rocky embankments with field equipment in all kinds of weather and work in areas with poison ivy. Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very independent, easy-going, be able to work with the public of all ages in a professional manner, and possess a valid U.S. driver’s license. Intern will need to drive personal vehicle to and from dock. Additional experience with beach nesting birds, field work in a field camp setting, data collection, bird identification, waterfowl hunting, and an academic background in wildlife biology, zoology, environmental science or a related field are preferred.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (must include email and phone number) by February 19, 2016 via email to: Kristina_Vagos@fws.gov. Please do not send applications by mail.

Website: http://www.fws.gov/r...art_b_mckinney/

Se ofrece puesto de Asistente de Investigación/postdoctorado en microbiología molecular, Facultad de Medicina, U. de Chile

Se ofrece puesto de asistente de investigación (bioquímico, biotecnólogo, magister en biología)/postdoctorado en microbiología molecular, en el marco del proyecto Fondecyt “Non-coding RNAs and translation efficiency coordinately contribute to the regulatory networks that control global gene expression”.

Los temas a abordar son:
1. La regulación de la traducción por RNA pequeños no codificantes en bacterias acidófilas y en Escherichia coli.
2. Efecto de mutaciones sinónimas (codones sinónimos) en la eficiencia de la traducción de los RNA mensajeros en bacterias.
3. Efecto de mutaciones sinónimas (codones sinónimos) en el plegamiento de proteínas en bacterias y en levaduras. Para abordar estos temas se emplean metódicas de bioinformática, biología y genética molecular.

Para mayor información,contactar al Dr. Omar Orellana al teléfono 562 29786325 o 6073

Convocatoria completa

Tercera Convocatoria CONACYT-Horizonte 2020

    Desarrollo sustentable
    Desarrollo Tecnológico
Tipo de actividad:
Registro de propuestas para formar parte de consorcios europeos conforme a las convocatorias publicadas por la Comisión Europea (CE), en el marco del Programa Horizonte 2020.

    Fortalecer la cooperación en Ciencia y Tecnología entre México y la Comisión Europea.
    Realizar un registro de participación de entidades mexicanas en el Programa Horizon2020 de la Comisión Europea, interesadas en recibir apoyo complementario del CONACYT, a través del registro de la propuesta de proyecto en el Sistema Informático de Administración de Proyectos de CONACYT (SIAP).
    Fomentar la participación mexicana en Horizonte 2020, CONACYT ha lanzado diferentes convocatorias para apoyar la participación mexicana en el programa.
Requisitos y criterios de selección:
a) Requisitos
Participar en el programa Horizon2020. CONACYT, a través de una Comisión de Pertinencia Administrativa, revisará las propuestas recibidas de acuerdo con los requisitos y lineamientos de la convocatoria, así como sus términos de referencia.
Contar con inscripción vigente en el RENIECYT. En el caso de solicitantes del programa Marie Skłodowska-Curie el proponente deberá contar con RENIECYT por la Institución en la que se encuentre adscrito.
Registrar la propuesta en el SIAP a más tardar 30 días calendario después de la fecha de cierre de la convocatoria en la CE. No se recibirán propuestas enviadas por otro medio o después de iniciado del proyecto.
Enviar por correo electrónico una copia en formato pdf de la propuesta al CONACYT para su revisión por la Comisión de pertinencia administrativa.
b) Criterios
-Impacto potencial en términos de su aportación a la solución de problemas nacionales y retos globales, definidos en las áreas prioritarias de la presente convocatoria.
-Consistencia del monto solicitado a CONACYT con la participación mexicana y las responsabilidades adquiridas en el proyecto.
-Cumplimiento de requisitos de elegibilidad y administrativos.
-Disponibilidad presupuestal.
El proponente deberá anexar la siguiente documentación para el registro de la propuesta:

    Anexo I. Carta del proponente.
    Anexo II. Carta compromiso para cubrir el porcentaje adicional al apoyo de CONACYT.
    Anexo III. En caso de dos o más entidades participando en el mismo consorcio, se incluirá la carta de adhesión de las instituciones mexicanas socias
    Anexo IV. Propuesta en extenso presentada en la CE indicando el número de solicitud, y título de proyecto registrado ante CONACYT. El documento se deberá enviar por correo electrónico a h2020@conacyt.mx.
Nota: Podrá consultar información adicional sobre este apartado en la Guía para el registro de pre-propuestas.

Organismo financiero: El Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT), a través del Fondo de Cooperación Internacional en Ciencia y Tecnología del CONACYT (FONCICYT).

Tipo de apoyo ofrecido: En el año 2014, México fue catalogado como un país de Renta Media sin derecho a financiamiento de la Comisión Europea (CE). Sin embargo, CONACYT apoyará hasta con el 85% de la participación mexicana para el caso de entidades públicas (Instituciones de Educación Superior (IES), centros tecnológicos y de investigación) e IES privadas; y hasta el 70% para el caso de entidades privadas, excepto IES.
Nota: No se apoyará ningún proyecto que no haya sido registrado en el SIAP en el tiempo señalado aunque cuente con la respuesta de aprobación de la CE.

Fecha de cierre de la convocatoria:
15 de enero de 2016
Nota: Las entidades mexicanas que deseen recibir apoyo complementario por parte de CONACYT deberán registrar su propuesta a más tardar 30 días después del cierre de la convocatoria en la que participen en el programa Horizonte 2020 de la CE.
Convocatoria completa

Green Product Award 2016


La creación de una red de diseñadores, fabricantes y científicos de investigación que facilitará la presentación, desarrollo y difusión de los productos del mañana.

Podrán participar instituciones públicas, privadas, universidades y centros de investigación.

Quienes deseen participar deberán presentar sus propuestas antes del 19 de febrero de 2016.

Nota: quienes presenten sus propuestas antes del próximo 15 de diciembre tendrán la posibilidad de participar en diversos festivales de diseño tales como la Semana del Diseño en Estocolmo, Suecia, así como en el Festival de Diseño Escandinavo.


Reforestamos México A.C. solicita Auxiliar de Relaciones Zona Centro

Reforestamos México A.C.
¿Te apasiona el sector forestal? ¡Únete al equipo de Reforestamos México!
¿Qué necesitas para integrarte? Lic. en Biología, Ing. Ambiental, Lic. en Comunicación, Lic. en Relaciones Públicas (terminada). Experiencia en sector reforestal (comprobable). Orientación de objetivos y cumplimiento de metas. Habilidad para estructurar la información, identificación y solución de problemas. Gusto por las ventas. Planeación y organización de eventos. Gusto por el trabajo en campo y convivencia con la naturaleza. Inglés avanzado. Manejo de paquetería Office. Horario de tiempo completo.
¿Cuáles son las funciones del puesto? Administrar y dar seguimiento a las relaciones con empresas. Desarrollar y operar eventos de reforestación (trabajo en campo). Negociación de eventos de reforestación con empresas. Realizar reportes de los proyectos empresariales. Dar seguimiento a los proyectos de reforestación de las empresas.
¿Qué te ofrecemos? Sueldo competitivo. Prestaciones superiores a las de ley. Excelente ambiente de trabajo. Oportunidades de crecimiento y desarrollo.
Tipo de Puesto: Tiempo completo
Solo candidatos locales: Ciudad de México, D. F.
Experiencia requerida: Sector Reforestal: 1 año
Educación requerida: Educación universitaria
Idiomas requeridos: Ingles

Trabajo en Chile.

Laboratorio Medivation-Chile con sede en el Parque Tecnológico de la Fundación Ciencia & Vida, requiere biotecnologo, bioquímico o biólogo titulado con mínimo 2 años de experiencia profesional en laboratorio de investigación, con sólidos conocimientos teóricos y experiencia práctica en técnicas bioquímicas, de biología celular y biología molecular. Deseable además contar con experiencia en el área de inmunología y trabajo con animales de experimentación.

Postulantes enviar CV actualizado y dos referencias con sus números de teléfono a Rodrigo Alarcón con un listado de experiencia en técnicas de laboratorio.


Seabird monitoring volunteer. Skomer Island. Southern Britain.

http://www.welshwildlife.org/wp-content/themes/wtsww-forge/images/footer-moorland.jpgSkomer Island is situated just a mile off the coast of Pembrokeshire and is a haven for incredible wildlife. It is the most important seabird colony in Southern Britain, supporting thousands of Guillemots, Puffins, Razorbills and the worlds largest population of Manx Shearwaters, 316,000 pairs, not to mention the Fulmars, Kittiwakes and other seabirds. In the peak season we welcome up to 250 people per day who all come to witness the incredible wildlife on the island.

One placement running from 25/05/16 until 30/06/16. The seabird monitoring volunteer will be responsible for helping to conduct Manx Shearwater plot counts and assisting with whole island seabird population counts from land and boat. They will also help out with Gull nest counts and monitoring amongst other tasks where necessary.

The applicant will be willing to work long hours in a small boat in potentially uncomfortable sea states, have a hardy nature and be happy to work in all weathers. They will also have a high level of motivation, be happy to work independently, be physically fit and happy to spend long periods of time on the island without visiting the mainland.

The main benefit for the applicant will be the experience of island living and working on a high profile conservation site. The applicant will gain knowledge in monitoring techniques, practical wardening, use of the boat, VHF radio and other tools and people engagement.

Accommodation on Skomer is provided as is boat transport to and from the island as well as relevant training.

More information and application forms at www.welshwildlife.org/about-us/jobs

La Fundación Gonzalo Río Arronte publica la Novena convocatoria Agua para Comunidades Marginadas 2015-2016

http://www.fgra.org.mx/wp-content/themes/fgra/img/backbanner4.pngLas organizaciones solicitantes deberán enviar un resumen de su proyecto, a través de la solicitud de donativo en línea correspondiente a proyectos de convocatoria que se encuentra en la página de la FGRA: www.fgra.org.mx
Las solicitudes en línea podrán ser completadas y enviadas hasta las 6.p.m. del viernes 8 de enero del 2016.
Convocatoria completa

Voluntarios tortugas marinas en Costa Rica.

3 month positions or 6 month positions

Barra de Pacuare leatherback nesting beach

Background Information
In April 2004 Paul Lepoutre took the initiative to establish a conservation program there. His approach was rather unique and has the special attention and support of various organizations around the world, most notably the World Wildlife Fund. In December 2011, La Tortuga Feliz and LAST (former Widecast Costa Rica) joined forces to increase their efforts to protect the environment and the animals. Since then, LAST is in charge of all sea turtle conservation work.

RA will be considered as part of the project staff and will help with the tasks on the field and station, as well as they will have specific duties to carry out. The common duties will be serving as a group leader in the teams of volunteers that patrol the beach at night looking for nesting sea turtles, to assure that all the activities of research and protection are carried out correctly. RA´s will also help with the maintenance and the cleaning of the station (recycling, raking, bathroom cleaning, cooking).

Be 20 years of age or older.
-Be fluent in the English and Spanish (advanced) language.
-Have an academic background (undergraduates or graduates) in Biology, Marine Biology, Resource Conservation, Ecology, Environmental Education, Veterinarian Medicine, Wildlife Management, Oceanography, Zoology and/or experience in working with Sea Turtles.
- Be willing to a firm commitment to work 2.5 months in the project.
- Be interested in sharing his/her knowledge and to stimulate in the volunteers the interest for the protection and the conservation of the Sea Turtles.
- Be a responsible, hardworking, communicative, and enthusiastic person.
- Capable to live in very rustic and basic living conditions and under adverse climatic conditions.

no salary or stipend will be paid

Additional Contact Information
please contact the volunteer coordinator for detailled information

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Biól. Yessica Montiel Almanza con copia a la M.A.P. Sheila Escalante

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8 de enero de 2016

Beca doctoral- Aves marinas- UK.

Beca doctoral (3.5 años) en la Universidad de Durham destinada a cubrir estipendio y parte del trabajo de investigación en el tema: Reconstrucción de la historia evolutiva de dinámicas ecológicas y riesgo de extinción en aves del orden Procelariformes (albatros, petreles y pardelas entre otras). El estudiante, como parte de una colaboración internacional,  utilizará técnicas de secuenciación de nueva generación para generar una base de datos genómicos y resolver la filogenia de los procelariformes existentes y de los recientemente extinguidos. Esto aportará al entendimiento de la historia evolutiva de las aves marinas, permitirá explorar el rol de la ecología en la diversificación y proveerá información para el manejo y conservación de este grupo de aves globalmente amenazadas. Cierre de la convocatoria: 4 enero 2016.Enviar  carta de intención de 2 páginas donde además se detallen las razones por las que debería ser seleccionado para el proyecto, un CV actualizado con el contacto de dos personas de referencia y un transcripto completo de las calificaciones  a Dr. Andreanna Welch. Solo los mejores candidatos serán invitados a enviar la solicitud definitiva. Más información.

Marine Conservation Research Programme- Cambodia


Join our research team and contribute to meaningful, career-making conservation research on a beautiful tropical island in Cambodia.

Volunteers take part in PADI dive training, our unique coral reef ecology lecture course, research survey dives and career development workshops, while supporting our community programmes and experiencing life in the beautiful fishing village of Prek Svay.

All activities, including dive training, science training, career development support, survey diving, island transport, food, wifi and accommodation are included in programme costs. See our website (www.songsaafoundation.org) for more details.

Once survey trained, volunteers will collect vital coral reef and seagrass data around the Koh Rong archipelago in SW Cambodia. Data collected directly contributes to the development and management of Cambodia's first marine protected area (known here as a Marine Fisheries Management Area), through our partnership with Fauna & Flora International and the Royal Government of Cambodia’s Fisheries Administration. As the only organisation currently collecting this marine survey data, each volunteer's involvement in the project will promote the preservation of one of the most pristine marine environments in the region.

    Gain personalised, hands-on experience within ground breaking marine conservation research
    Work alongside experienced & passionate conservation professionals and scientists
    Engage in our unique coral reef ecology course
    Learn to dive and lead biophysical marine surveys
    Propel yourself into a professional career through our Career Catalyst course, with dedicated, ongoing career support provided
    Live and work in a traditional, remote Cambodian fishing community

    Suitable for all levels (including entry-level), ages 18 and above.
    Ideal for those with a keen interest in marine biology and environmental conservation, or those studying biology, conservation or related subjects.

    Multiple startdates throughout the year
    Minimum 4-week commitment. $2750 USD

The Song Saa Foundation is a Cambodian nonprofit, working in southwest Cambodia to initiate and promote projects that improve the wellbeing of communities and natural environments of the Koh Rong Archipelago.

Early efforts of the Foundation include creating the first recognised marine reserve in Cambodia, supporting an inspiring community fisheries patrol team, delivering a successful youth environment education programme and creating the first waste management system in the archipelago.

Please do get in touch. You can learn more about programme costs on our website (www.songsaafoundation.org). We look forward to having you join our team!

Recolección de polen en la Abeja- Argentina

Se buscan estudiantes avanzados de biología para realizar pasantías en el Laboratorio de Insectos Sociales (IFIBYNE-FCEN-UBA) para el proyecto: “Recolección de polen en la Abeja Apis millifera: desde la respuesta individual hacia la coordinación colectiva”. Teniendo en cuenta el avance de la agricultura y el rol de la abeja como agente polinizador de cultivos, estudiaremos los mecanismos involucrados en la toma de decisiones que nos permitan desarrollar nuevas prácticas para mejorar la productividad de los ecosistemas. Se abordarán aspectos de la biología de la abeja como su plasticidad conductual, su habilidad de comunicar, aprende y memorizar claves florales. Interesados contactarse con el Investigador Responsable: Dr. Andrés Arenas.