lundi 29 novembre 2010

Chargé-e d’étude Scientifique Milieux naturels – CDD 1 an – Gérardmer (88)

Le Conservatoire des Sites Lorrains, association régionale de protection et de gestion des milieux naturels, est gestionnaire de 240 sites naturels remarquables, soit près de 3800 ha.
Afin d’assurer toutes ses missions scientifiques (plans de gestion, suivis écologiques et expertises) le CSL s’est doté d’une mission scientifique comportant 8 salariés répartis sur 3 sites (Fénétrange (4 pers), Gérardmer (3 pers) et Thiaucourt (1 pers)).
Dans le cadre d’un renforcement des capacités d’intervention de son équipe scientifique en 2010-2011, le CSL envisage le recrutement d’un/e chargé/e d’étude.

Sous la tutelle administrative de la Directrice et scientifique de la responsable de la mission Scientifique, chargé/e d’étude recruté/e contribuera à la réalisation des inventaires biologiques et des diagnostics d’habitats dans le cadre de réalisation de plans de gestion et de suivis écologiques.
 Formation universitaire de niveau Bac + 5 minimum
Compétences en écologie (capacité d’identification et diagnostic des habitats – phytosociologie – fonctionnement des écosystèmes)
 Compétences biologiques : botanique essentielle, connaissances naturalistes souhaitables
Compétences techniques : capacité d’utilisation d’un SIG, bases de données, mise en œuvre de protocoles de mesures biotiques et abiotiques
 Expérience professionnelle : expérience professionnelle souhaitée en matière d’étude écologique et de dynamique des habitats
 Capacités relationnelles en vue d’intégration dans une équipe, capacités rédactionnelles et autonomie dans le travail
 A terme acquisition de compétences administratives, relations partenariales et financières
CDD 12 mois

Tps plein

Déplacement : véhicule privé indispensable

Renseignements spécifiques : Pascale RICHARD (, Manuel LEMBKE (

Pour découvrir le C.S.L. :

Candidature à adresser avant le 15 décembre 2010 à :

Monsieur Le Président du Conservatoire des Sites Lorrains – 14, rue de l’Eglise – F 57930 FENETRANGE

Postdoc on the evolution of dispersal and life history traits in relation to phenotypic plasticity

Biodiversity Research Centre – Earth and Life Institute Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Belgium

Postdoc on the evolution of dispersal and life history traits in relation to phenotypic plasticity

A two-year postdoctoral position is available at the Biodiversity Research Centre, Earth and Life Institute, University of Louvain-la-Neuve (UCL) in Belgium ( Focus will be on the evolution of life styles by means of artificial selection performed in lab-controlled environments. The framework of this position is a collaborative 5-year project by a highly active and integrated set of three collaborating research teams, including faculty (Profs. Hans Van Dyck, Nicolas Schtickzelle and Caroline Nieberding), other postdocs and PhD students. The project aims for a better understanding of the role and mechanisms of plasticity for present and future adaptation and survival in changing environments in a series of model organisms (Pararge aegeria & Bicyclus anynana butterflies, Tetranychus urticae mite, and unicellular eukaryotic ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila).

According to the model organism, life styles that can be studied involve suits of interrelated plastic traits related to dispersal, sexual selection, kin selection… The work will use GxE experiments to quantify the slope and range of variation of plasticity, and will study the functional significance of plasticity in terms of adaptation and adaptability through a set of experimental evolution experiments. Of particular interest are: (1) the evolution of dispersal, sociality and demographic traits in Tetrahymena thermophila; (2) the evolution of dispersal in Tetranychus urticae; and (3) the relative role of female preference versus male display in the evolution of sexually selected traits (sex pheromone) in Bicyclus anynana. In addition to these lines, the successful applicant will also have the opportunity to develop additional questions related to the main research program, and to participate in more conceptual and review works.

We are looking for a strongly motivated candidate with a PhD in the field of Evolutionary Biology and Ecology with successful experience in one or several of these aspects: experimental evolution, quantitative genetics, life history trade-offs analysis, design and implementation of large scale lab experiments, statistics. Strong written and oral communication skills are essential. Salary ranges between 2000-2200 euros netto per month plus benefits (health insurance,…) which are included in the Belgian system. The successful applicant must not have stayed in Belgium more than 24 months out of the last three years. For practical information concerning salaries, benefits, insurances and conditions of eligibility please contact Mrs. D. Socquet at UCL (; +32 (0) 10 47 2720). Applications will be reviewed directly until position is filled. Anticipated start date is January- March 2011 (to be negotiated). Our University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and is in a French-speaking region, but the language for meetings and scientific interactions
is English. For background information about our university, see

Application should be sent to
Hans Van Dyck (,
Nicolas Schtickzelle ( and
Caroline Nieberding ( and
include the following:
(1) a cover letter describing your research interests and qualifications,
(2) a full CV, (3) contact information (email, phone number) of minimum 2
referees, and (4) pdfs of up to three representative publications. Please include « postdoctoral application » in the subject line of the e-mail. Informal inquiries are welcome.

2 full time and permanent Academic positions, (1) Marine Ecology, and (2) Plant Biology, CHILE

This is a curricula competition to hire 2 full time and permanent Academic positions, with degree of PhD, assigned to the Faculty of Sciences, in order to support the PhD Program in Systematic and Ecology (SISTECOL; in the following areas: (1) Marine Ecology, and (2) Plant Biology

Position 1 – PhD possessing consolidate trajectory in Marine Ecology, conducting scientific research demonstrable throughout competitive research grants and publications in highly cited ISI journals. The candidate should work on population dynamics, integrated studies in ecosystems (modeling of productive or altered systems), and/or management of marine bio-resources, and will be hired to perform research and teaching at Institute of Marine Biology (Institute of Marine and Limnology Sciences from 2011).

Position 2 – PhD conducting scientific research in Plant Biology, with emphasis in higher plants, demonstrable throughout competitive research grants and publications in highly cited ISI journals working in some of the following sub-disciplines: ecology, genetics, evolutionary biology, molecular biology, plant-insect interactions, systematic. The candidate should be well trained in modern analytical tools, able to be part of a multidisciplinary research team in ecological and evolutionary sciences, and will be hired to perform research and teaching at Institute of Ecology and Evolution (Institute of Earth Sciences and Evolution).

General Responsibilities for the positions

The academics to be hired are expected to carry out the following activities:
1. Supervision of PhD students, with an active participation in SISTECOL through counseling students and directing PhD theses.
2. Cutting-edge scientific research, through ISI publications, and obtaining national competitive research grants (FONDECYT or similar).
3. Associative scientific research, through national and international cooperation grants.
4. Undergraduate and postgraduate teaching, coordinating courses in their respective areas and collaborating in other courses.
5. Administration, including willingness to participate in committees or work groups, to take academic-administrative positions, and/or to take part in academic management projects.

Application requirements

· To be in the possession of the degree of PhD at the moment of being hired, obtained through an accredited program, either national or international.
· To pass an exam of Psychological Evaluation


Full time contract in an academic category in agreement with their antecedents. Salary in agreement with the academic category the applicant is contracted in. Operational expenses during the first three years of the contract are also included.

Antecedents required for all applicants

· To accredit degree of PhD.
· To submit a CV and a copy of the 5 most relevant ISI publications to the position they are applying.
· Two reference letters issued by remarkable scientists, either Chilean or foreigners.
· To explain the motivations for their applications by written.
· Availability to start activities from March 1st, 2011.

Procedure for the selection and assessment of submitted antecedents

Antecedents will be evaluated by an ad hoc committee. An academic presentation and/or an interview may be asked to some of the applicants. The antecedents from this process will then be submitted to the final approval of MECESUP 2 with the advising of the Counseling for Advanced Human Capital (Consejo de Capital Humano Avanzado). The University keeps to itself the right of declaring the application deserted either totally or partially, without the obligation to express the reason for such determination.

Deadline for Application: December 22, 2010

Delivery address

Dirección de Personal, Concurso Nº CD117
Universidad Austral de Chile
PO Box 567

Results will be delivered by: January 14, 2011

Name and address of the person responsible

Dr. Christian Figueroa Caro, Instituto de Ecología y Evolución,
Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Austral de Chile, Casilla 567, Valdivia,
Chile. Telephone number: (+56) (63) 221 449.


Christian C. Figueroa
Associate Professor
Center for Research on Plant-Insect Interactions – iCROP
Universidad Austral de Chile
Instituto de Ecología y Evolución
Casilla 567, Valdivia
Phones: +56 63 22 1449 (direct)
+56 63 221344 (secretary and fax);;

Postdoctoral fellowship by The Leopold Fellow in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

The newly formed Center for Energy, Environment and Sustainability (CEES) at Wake Forest University is accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to begin February 01, 2011 (start date negotiable). The successful candidate will work with faculty members from a variety of departments who conduct active research in areas related to conservation, sustainability, economic development, emerging environmental markets and biodiversity. The candidate will also offer one upper-level seminar per year in his or her discipline. Highly qualified candidates will have experience working at the interface between remote sensing and conservation issues, especially as they pertain to the effects of land conversion and/or ressource extraction on the integrity of ecosystems and ecosystem processes.

Examples of specific areas of specialization that are highly desirable to the goals of the center include, but are not limited to: biogeochemistry, hydrology, climate change, and landscape ecology. The faculty working within CEES represents a diverse group of interest and disciplines working in iconic ecosystems such as the western Amazon and Andes, Galapagos, Serengeti, Southern Appalachians, and the North American Coastal Barrier Islands. Salary is USD $42,000 per yr with a competitive benefits package.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vita, up to three representative publications and contact information for three references as a single pdf file to by 10 January 2010.

Volunteers/Field assistants positions

FIELD ASSISTANT POSITION AVAILABLE IN COSTA RICA(1) for a project studying the degree of specialization in mutualistic networks between understory plants and hummingbird pollinators at different altitudes in Costa Rica, in order to understand the susceptibility of plant-pollinator relationships to global warming. The study is part of a PhD research at the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre BiK-F at Senckenberg and Goethe University. Duties include: mist-nesting, assisting in trapping, banding, and pollen loads collection of hummingbirds, data entry, using of video cameras for pollinator observations, pollination experiments and hummingbird exclusion. The position requires a willingness to work independently in harsh field conditions, sometimes in remote areas. Applicants must have a good work ethic, a good sense of direction, should be highly motivated, detail-oriented and observant. A keen interest in birds is the most important prerequisite, but also need experience in capturing, handling and banding birds. Working knowledge of Spanish, tolerance for biting insects, and working under hot or cold humid field conditions will be helpful, but not essential. The position is available from 5 Mar to 5 Sep 2011. There may be opportunities to assist with the same projects in the Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve in 2012. A stipend of about $500 per month plus free housing in field stations is available.

Applicants should send a letter of interest and a resume or CV that includes bird banding experience and e-mail addresses of three references via email to MARÍA ALEJANDRA MAGLIANESI (EM: Please indicate 'field assistant application' in the subject heading. Applications must be submitted by 31 Jan 2011; early application is encouraged.

Volunteers/Field assistants positions

AVIAN FIELD ASSISTANTS - Agency: Max Planck Institute for Ornithology -

Location: Seewiesen, Germany. Job description: we are seeking two field assistants to help us collecting breeding and behavioral data on Great tit (Parus major) next spring 2011 (estimated start Apr 1st 2011-end of Jul 2011). Our current research focuses primarily on identifying how natural and sexual selection act on animal “personalities” and behavioral plasticity. The candidates will work closely with a large international team consisting of several post-docs, PhDs and students.

Duties include behavioral observations (e.g. aggressiveness, provisioning behavior), nest monitoring, bird handling (ringing, bleeding, measuring), data entry and data management. Qualifications:

Candidates should have a BSc in Biology or a related field and preferably have proven experience with bird handling. Candidates should be highly motivated, willing to work independently, well organized and have a valid drivers’ license. Field work will involve long hours and work on the week-end while still maintaining a positive attitude. We will provide housing and financial compensation for living. Applications will be accepted until Feb 2011 or until the position is filled and should include (1) a statement that highlights relevant experience, and

(2) a short resume or CV. Send applications to: MARION NICOLAUS (EM: Max Planck Institute for Ornithology; Dept.

Behavioural Ecology & Evolutionary Genetics; Eberhard-Gwinner-Strasse 5;

82319 Seewiesen, Germany. For more information about the lab visit:


Volunteers/Field assistants positions

VOLUNTEER SEABIRD RESEARCH ASSISTANTS (5-7) needed for spring/summer

2011 on Southeast Farallon Island, 28 miles west of San Francisco, California. Become part of the longest continuous study of seabird ecology in the Northern Hemisphere. Our studies examine upper trophic marine predators as bio-indicators of natural and anthropogenic variation in the marine ecosystem. RA duties include censusing and monitoring seabird and marine mammal populations, conducting demographic investigations on cormorants, gulls, and alcids, and conducting feeding ecology studies on alcids. RAs also contribute to the upkeep and maintenance of the research station. RAs will work full-time, 7 days a week, with a variable schedule that includes long days and night work.

Long term RAs will receive some break time off the island. Some field work requires rigorous physical activity including strenuous hiking and climbing. Applicants should enjoy working independently with a high level of responsibility in field work and data entry as well as working frequently with a partner or team. Preference will be given to applicants with a degree in biology or related field and prior ecological research experience. Enthusiasm for intense field work in windy, cold conditions is essential. The ability to coexist on a small, isolated island with aggressive gulls and overworked humans is important. Positions are available 12 Mar through 10 Sep 2011 with a minimum 8-week commitment. We provide great food and island housing.

Transportation to boat in San Francisco not provided. More information can be found at (URL: Please send a cover letter explaining interests and dates of availability, resume, and names, email addresses, and phone numbers of 3 references to Russ Bradley (EM:, Farallon Program Manager, PRBO Conservation Science, 3820 Cypress Drive #11, Petaluma, CA, 94954. Email applications are preferred. Applications accepted until 21 Jan 2011 but early applications will be evaluated when they are received and positions may be filled long before the deadline.



GLASGOW, 2-4th JULY 2011

2nd July (pm) General Animal Behaviour and Neurobiology Any area of the neurobiology of behaviour.

Organised by Dr Kath Sloman, UK

3rd July Intraspecific Variation in Behaviour: functions and proximate explanations Personality, boldness and stress coping styles in a variety of species.

Organised by Dr Lynne Sneddon & Dr Mark Briffa, UK

4th July Chemical messengers: neurotransmitters to pheromones and behaviour Communication and signalling using smell in animals.

Organised by Dr Danielle McDonald, USA & Dr Kath Sloman, UK

Please see the conference web site for details on speakers, abstract submission and registration

dimanche 28 novembre 2010

Postdoctoral positions, Sydney, Australia, fin : 12 dec. 2010

Six or more positions are available for outstanding early career researchers to join the new ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD). The appointees will carry out and publish research in one or more domains of cognition or its disorders, assist in PhD supervision and contribute to the intellectual life of the Centre.

These postdoctoral positions at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Cognition and its Disorders (CCD) represent exciting and unique opportunities to conduct research in a newly-formed ARC-funded Centre of Excellence. The Centre will be a hub of research in Australia for the study of cognition and cognitive disorders, with state-of-the-art research facilities, an unparalleled combination of outstanding Australian researchers and international partner investigators, and involving leading representatives from major industries and health organisations across Australia.

The appointees will have a PhD or equivalent submitted prior to the commencement of the Fellowship. Their research program will be consistent with the goals of the Centre, which are to advance knowledge in: (1) basic theory and research in cognitive science, (2) theory-driven accounts of cognitive disorders, (3) the treatment of cognitive disorders, and (4) the neural basis of cognition and its disorders. Preference may be given to applicants with research expertise in the domains of reading, language and belief formation, or their associated disorders.

Applicants will have a strong track record relative to career stage, including publications and/or conference presentations. The level of appointment will be dependent on qualifications and experience.

Enquiries: For further information about the positions, please contact Professor Stephen Crain (stephen.crain [ à ], Professor Anne Castles (anne.castles [ à ] or Professor Max Coltheart (max.coltheart [ à ]

The positions are available from January 2011 for a period of three years, with a one year probationary period.

Package: (Level A) base salary $68,817 to (Level B) base salary $92,103 pa, plus annual leave loading and 17% employer’s superannuation

Appointment Type: Full-time fixed- term for 3 years
Applications Close: 12 December 2010

Macquarie University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity and social inclusion. We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; and women (particularly for senior and non-traditional vacancies).

Fair Work Information Statement: In accordance with the provisions of the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), the University is required to provide the Fair Work Information Statement to all new staff members before, or as soon as possible after, the commencement of employment.

Please note that only those applications submitted via the Macquarie University Online Recruitment System will be accepted:
(Reference 015VY)

Anina Rich, PhD
ARC Research Fellow / Senior Lecturer
Macquarie Centre for Cognitive Science
Macquarie University
Sydney NSW 2109

Email: [ à ]
Phone: +61 2 9850 9597
Fax: +61 2 9850 6059

3 lectureships in psychology (cognitive science), Edinburgh, Angleterre, fin : 10 dec. 2010

3 lectureships (assistant professorships) in psychology (cognitive science) at University of Edinburgh, UK

application deadline: 10-Dec-2010

The University of Edinburgh seeks to appoint three permanent, full time lecturers in Psychology to contribute to the development of Cognitive Science within the School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences.

official (brief) advert

The University of Edinburgh, home to one of the leading Psychology Departments in the UK, seeks to appoint three lecturers in *cognitive* aspects of psychology, broadly defined. Each successful applicant will have an international profile and will have a track record of high-impact publications since completing his/her Ph.D. Applications are invited from all qualified persons, but we are seeking to build on three existing international strengths of the Edinburgh Psychology Department: Differential Psychology, Psychology of Language, and Human Cognitive Neuroscience.

further details and application pack:

Based on the brief advert you might wonder where vision comes in. The department is organised in 3 major research groups, and these are the once mentioned in the ad: Human Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology of Language, and Differential Psychology (see Vision/ visual cognition is part of the Human Cognitive Neuroscience "bubble". For example, we have extensive eye-tracking facilities and a new EEG lab allowing the co-registration of EEG and eye movements.

Dr Antje Nuthmann
Psychology Department
University of Edinburgh, UK
E-Mail: Antje.Nuthmann [ à ]
phone: +44 (0)131 650 3459
The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

mercredi 24 novembre 2010

Voluntary Caretaker Chimpanzee Complex

Hiring Organization:
AAP Sanctuary for exotic animals, The Netherlands

Date Posted:

Position Description:
Situated less than 35 km from Amsterdam, in Almere, AAP is a European rescue centre and sanctuary for primates and other exotic mammals. At the Chimpanzee complex your job will primarily comprise of activities like food, enrichment preparation and other animal kitchen activities.
Dependent on your qualification, experience with primate/chimpanzees and vaccination status, further responsibilities in working with animals may apply.

- You are available for at least 3 days a week, for minimum period of atleast three months
- You are physically fit and capable of heavy duty
- Committed to a strict hands-off protocol. Capable of working according to strict hygiene and protocols.
-Are able to communicate in english.
Vaccinations/health requirements:
-A negative Tuberculosis result (Mantoux or x-ray) is mandatory.
-Complete Hepatitis A and B Vaccinations (Prefferable).
- Experiance with Bio-safety level two working protocols is an added advantage.
-Able to work in a large team.
-Have no history of mental illness.

Not applicable.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Shared accommodation is provided.
Transport costs to and from work with in The Netherlands. (Public transport/fuel costs)
Lunch at work, Tea and Coffee during breaks at work

Term of Appointment:
You are available for a minimum period of 3 months en for minimum of 24 hours a week. Working in the weekends is no problem.

Application Deadline:
20th december 2010

If you want more information you can contact Constantin Kasule, Coordinator Chimpanzee Complex, telephonenumber: 036-5238762,
To apply
If you meet the requirements, please apply for this position. To apply please submit your CV and letter of motivation under code number 2010-11-ORCCVWE at e-mail to:, Coorodinator Chimpanzee department P.O. Box 50313 1305 AH Almere The Netherlands Telephone +31-(0) 36-5238762

Contact Information:
Constantine Kasule
Kemphaanweg 16 Postbus 50313
Almere 1305 AH

Telephone Number:

Fax Number:


E-mail Address: