RBG Kew söker biodiversitetsinformatiker

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Four posts (three of them permanent) are open in the newly created Biodiversity Informatics & Spatial Analysis department at RBG Kew ( http://bit.ly/kew-bisa). Summaries below, further details and online applications here: http://careers.kew.org

Lead Biodiversity Informatician (Full time, permanent). The post holder will provide technical oversight and expertise to science staff, stakeholders and collaborators, and will be expected to engage in, oversee and deliver projects of great impact to scientists, managers, users and stakeholders at Kew enabling them to work better through the application of modern, innovative solutions and technologies. The post holder will help to shape biodiversity informatics establishing it as a science at Kew and will be responsible for their own grant funded research project (BI) within a discrete area of a wider research programme. https://careers.kew.org/vacancy/lead-biodiversity-informatician-227164.html.

Lead Developer (Web) (Full time, permanent). Working with the Director of Science and the senior managers, the post holder will facilitate the disseminate of our scientific knowledge of plants and fungi, maximising its impact in science, education, conservation policy and management. https://careers.kew.org/vacancy/lead-developer-web-227169.html.

Research Leader - Data Science & Curation (Full time, permanent.). The post holder will develop data driven research and lead a small but expert curatorial team. https://careers.kew.org/vacancy/research-leader-data-science-curation-227167.html.

Content Digitiser - Plants of the World Online Portal Project (Full time, 18 month contract). The Biodiversity Informatics team is undertaking an ambitious new project to deliver an online global resource for plants: the Plants of the World Online Portal (POWOP). The project is high profile and innovative and the team requires a motivated, enthusiastic content digitiser to help us deliver.

Nicky Nicolson Senior Research Leader, Biodiversity Informatics http://bit.ly/kew-science-nicky +44-20-8332-5712.

Dags att söka Synthesys-anslag för forskarutbyte!

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Research funding opportunity for European scientists in natural sciences.

SYNTHESYS Funding is available to scientists based in European Member, Associate and Candidate States to undertake short visits to utilise the collections and analytical facilities at one of the 17 partner institutions for the purposes of their research. Call 3 for proposals is open with a deadline at Thursday 15th October 2015. Visits need to be implemented during 2016.

New – Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart are now offering Access as part of DE-TAF.

New – SE-TAF offers access to state-of-the-art instruments at Vegacenter which permit innovative research in the field of geoscience

The SYNTHESYS grant covers research costs, international travel, accommodation, a Per Diem contributing towards living costs, and logistical support while at the visiting institution. Participation is free of charge. A typical visit duration is ca 3 weeks. Please visit www.synthesys.info for full details on how to apply for funding, and the list of all SYNTHESYS partner institutions and their facilities.

Vacant Postdoctoral Fellow in Landscape Ecology at Stockholm University

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The Department of Physical Geography at Stockholm University seeks to employ a Postdoctoral Fellow for research on modelling the effect of time, surrounding matrix type and spatial arrangement on species sorting in fragmented habitats. Meta-analyses and generic modelling will be applied to test to what extent the observed patterns and landscape processes are valid for other landscapes. Present-day plant data and data from the 1890s and 1930s and historical maps will be used. The study areas are parts of the Stockholm archipelago (Sweden) and south Dorset (UK). The Postdoctoral Fellow will collaborate with Prof. J. Bullock at NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford (UK). The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to integrate with the research unit Biogeography and Geomatics and its master-programme in Landscape ecology. Qualification requirements Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research.

Requirements: Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree (or an equivalent degree from another country) in Ecology or Biogeography or a closely related discipline. Assessment criteria: The degree should have been completed no more than three years before the deadline for application. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances, which may involve sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or similar. In the appointment process, special attention will be given to research skills. Good qualifications in modelling spatial ecology and a proficiency in using geographical information systems and spatial statistics are required. Preference will be given to those with a background in plant community ecology. Experience of field work and grassland conservation is considered advantageous

Terms of employment: The position involves full-time employment for a maximum of two years, with the possibility of extension under special circumstances. Start date 1 December 2015 or as per agreement.

 Contact: Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Sara Cousins, telephone: +46 8 16 47 67, sara.cousins@natgeo.su.se. Union representatives Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST), telephone: +46 8 16 20 00 (operator), and Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO), telephone: +46 70 316 43 41.

Application: Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system by clicking the "Apply" button. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. Please include the following information with your application:

Your contact details and personal data*

Your highest degree*

Your language skills

Contact details for 2–3 references.

Please include the following documents: Cover letter*, CV* – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of publications, Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing: – why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement – why and how you wish to complete the project – what makes you suitable for the project in question, Copy of PhD diploma*, Letters of recommendation (no more than 3 files), Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files). Items marked with an asterisk (*) are obligatory. You are welcome to apply!

Marine evolution under climate change - CeMEB Advanced Course for PhD students and postdocs, 13-19 Dec 2015

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The Linnaeus Centre for Marine Evolutionary (CeMEB) invite PhD students and postdocs from all over the world to gather for one week in a stimulating environment to discuss how climate change (including global warming, ocean acidification, hypoxia) affects evolutionary rules that shape ocean ecosystem.

What determines species-sensitivity to future environmental stressors and how does it relate to species´ recent evolutionary history?

What life-history strategies will be selected in future oceans?

How can we assess a species adaptation potential?

What is the role of phenotypic plasticity in species resilience?

What will be evolutionary rules in future oceans?

What is the role of ecological interactions in future ecosystem changes?

13 - 19 December 2015 – Marine Evolution under climate change, 4th edition Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences - Kristineberg, Sweden. Organizers: Sam Dupont, CeMEB Piero Calosi, Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada.

Deadline for registration is: 30th September. Send your application to: eva.marie.rodstrom@gu.se

Welcome! Eva Marie Rödström, coordinator

You will find more information about the courses on: http://cemeb.science.gu.se/activities/courses/marine-evolutionary-biology-advanced-courses/advanced-courses-2015/climate-change