jeudi 28 juillet 2011


The behaviour and welfare of cattle unloaded for feed, water, and rest during long distance transportation

Please apply immediately – open until filled

A thesis-based MSc studentship is available to begin in September, 2011 in the Department of Population Medicine at the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. The University has a core group of Faculty members with expertise in applied ethology and other disciplines that are central to the scientific study animal welfare and the University is home to the Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare (CCSAW).
The research project will involve studying the behaviour of cattle during and after they are unloaded for feed, water, and rest as part of long distance transportation. Other aspects of cattle transportation process will also be examined. The student will complete coursework in Guelph but the fieldwork and data collection will take place in northern Ontario.
Therefore applicants for this position must be prepared to spend a significant amount of time away from Guelph, in the field, collecting data, and be able to work well independently.
Qualifications: Candidates should have completed their Bachelor’s degree with high standing, preferably from veterinary medicine, animal science, physiology, zoology or other biological sciences. The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong academic performance during their undergraduate degree program and have strong verbal and written communication skills. It would be considered an asset to have previous experience working with cattle and some understanding of beef cattle production. A keen interest in animal behaviour is essential.
For further information about the admission requirements for graduate studies in the
Department of Population Medicine, tuition costs, etc., potential applicants should contact Ms.
Mary Elliot, Graduate Program Assistant, Tel: +1-519-824-4120, Extension 54780 or E-mail:
To learn more about this MSc research opportunity or others that may be available, please contact Dr Derek Haley | Assistant Professor, Applied Ethology, 2538 Stewart Building, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, N1G 2W1, Tel. 519-824-4120, Extension 53677, Fax. +1-519-763-8621, E-mail.

Field assistant: Crested macaques, Sulawesi, Indonesia

Hiring Organization:
German Primate Center (DPZ GmbH), a member of the Leibniz Association

Date Posted:

Position Description:
The Macaca nigra project is looking for a field assistant for a PhD project investigating the migration behaviour of crested macaques (Macaca nigra). The study will be conducted in the Tangkoko Nature Reserve, North Sulawesi, Indonesia. The aim of this study is to investigate the different factors leading to secondary transfer of some, and the successfully settlements of other males in multi-male/multi-female groups. The work of the field assistant will include behavioural data collection on male crested macaques as well as faecal sample collection for hormone and genetic analyses. Additionally, non-invasive experiments will be conducted.

A bachelor in anthropology, biology, ecology or any other relevant field is required.
The language in our team will be English but the willingness to learn basic Bahasa Indonesia is expected.
Previous field experience is welcome but not required. Priority will be given to applicants with successful experience collecting behavioural data from individually recognized mammals. Experience of working in tropical climates under demanding physical conditions is an advantage.

In general, applicants should:
- be physically fit and mentally strong with good social skills
- be able to work independently within our team
- feel comfortable living under basic conditions and being far away from family/friends
- be willing to adapt to a foreign culture
- be emotionally mature, friendly, energetic and very patient
- be able to maintain a positive attitude towards hard and tiring work

Funding is pending and if extra funding is raised, the volunteer will be reimbursed for the airfare after successful completion of six months.

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Food and lodging for the assistant will be provided by the project. In-country transportation, insurance and visa/permit fees have to be covered by the assistant.

Term of Appointment:
We are looking for one volunteer starting in November 2011 and one in April/Mai 2012. Duration: 6-8 months

Application Deadline:
Target application date is August 20th 2011, but open until a suitable candidate has been found.

Written applications should be submitted by indicating “Macaca nigra” to Applicants should send their CV, a letter of detailed research interests and experiences.

Contact Information:
Pascal Marty
Kellnerweg. 6
Göttingen 37077

Telephone Number:


E-mail Address:

Field Assistant: Male social behaviour in wild Barbary macaques in Morocco

Hiring Organization:
University of Göttingen

Date Posted:

Position Description:
We are looking a research assistant to join a project investigating competition and cooperation in male wild Barbary macaques in the middle atlas mountains, Morocco. The project will focus on coalition formation and male affiliative behaviour. The position will involve behavioural data collection on a group of habituated barbary macaques. The position is for a period of 4 months until the field data collection is concluded. The principle investigator for the project is Sabine Hähndel undertaking a Msc degree supervised by Prof. Julia Ostner of the University of Göttingen, Germany. The project is part of The Barbary Macaque Project, a longitudinal study into socio-ecology directed by Dr. Bonaventura Majolo of the University of Lincoln, UK and Professor Mohamed Qarro of Ecole Nationale Forestière d'Ingénieurs, Rabat, Morocco. For further details please see our website:

The work at the field site is physically very demanding. The field site is between 1,400 and 1,900m a.s.l. and weather conditions can vary dramatically across the year, with temperature ranging between 35ºC to -5ºC and snow in the winter months. Hence, interested individuals should be physically fit, have previous experience with field work in remote areas and be prepared to work long hours in challenging conditions. The successful applicant will live in the town of Azrou in an apartment block with basic amenities including internet access.

The Barbary Macaque Project has a fast growing reputation and many of our previous assistants have progressed into Post-graduate positions after completing their fieldwork so this is a great opportunity to gain fieldwork experience. We also have a blog which has various posts from past and present researchers which can give a good idea of the forest, town and research conducted by the project:


Previous field experience is desirable but not essential. However, priority will be given to applicants who have experience of behavioural data collection on wild and/or free-ranging primates. Applicants should have prior experience working in physically demanding environmental conditions and also experience of living away from friends and family for a prolonged period. A strong interest in primatological research is a must.

In addition applicants should:
• Be mentally and physically fit for long days in the field in a challenging environment.
• Be prepared to adapt to living in a foreign culture.
• Be able to speak English (German, French or Arabic beneficial).
• Be adaptable and able to work both as part of a team and individually.
• Be reliable, patient, enthusiastic and committed to scientific research.
• Experience using handheld computer behavioural data entry is desirable but training will be provided.
• Driving license is desirable.

unfortunately no funding or salary is available

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Accommodation, flights and living expenses are to be covered by the applicant and should cost approximately £20 - £30 per week for living and £150 rent per month inclusive internet connection, water and electricity. The successful applicant should cover their own health and travel insurance.

Term of Appointment:
A commitment of 4 months is required for the position. The position is to begin middle of August to 1st September and a review of applicants will start immediately and will continue until the position is filled. We do intend to fill the position as soon as possible.

Application Deadline:
Until position is filled.

In order to apply please email a cover letter explaining previous experience, interest and suitability to the position along with a CV (including details of 2 referees) and details of your availability. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any further questions.

Contact Information:
Sabine Hähndel
Kellnerweg 16/25
Göttingen 37077

Telephone Number:


E-mail Address:

Long-term volunteer field worker/research assistant position for great ape research and conservation, rural development and socio-economic projects in southeast Cameroon, Central Africa

Hiring Organization:
Projet Grands Singes (PGS), Centre for Research and Conservation (CRC) of the Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp (RZSA), Belgium.

Date Posted:

Position Description:
The majority of populations of great apes lie outside the boundaries of protected areas in Africa, while most conversation and research projects work within National Parks and Reserves. PGS recognises this important gap in great ape protection and sees the necessity of working with local communities and logging companies with the objective of ensuring regulated and sustainable use of natural resources for long-term realistic conservation of forests and wildlife. PGS therefore works in a non-protected area of forest, which is fiercely hunted by local people and lies within the concessions of a logging company. Therefore, the reality of conservation and research attempts in this area involves many difficulties, including the poverty of villagers. PGS works very closely with rural communities and provides developmental aid as a way of creating alternatives to hunting, and gives value to great apes through the revenue generated by scientific tourism. PGS exploits this by providing facilities for researchers, students and volunteers to come and work within the PGS area of interest while simultaneously providing revenue and employment for local peoples, in return for the local protection of great apes.

PGS works in Cameroon, Central Africa, in the village communities and the forest at the northern periphery of the Dja Biosphere Reserve (DBR), Haut Nyong, southeastern Cameroon. The forest research site is approximately 10 km from the villages where PGS carries out its rural development projects, and these villages are 5 hr by car from Yaoundé. It is in the transition zone of the Atlantic coastal rainforests of southern Nigeria and south-west Cameroon, and the evergreen forests of Equatorial Guinea and the Congo Basin. Annual rainfall averages 1570 mm and falls during two wet seasons, March to June and September to November. There is an equatorial type climate and the temperature remains almost constant during the year, averaging 23.3 °C (recorded at 640 m). August is the coolest month, with a mean monthly minimum of 18 °C and maximum of 27 °C, and April is the hottest with mean minimum temperature of 19 °C and maximum of 30 °C.

Animals present in this area include: western lowland gorilla, central chimpanzee, black and white colobus monkey, mandrill and drill, and many other primate species; elephant, buffalo, sitatunga, giant pangolin and leopard.

Working as a research assistant in the forest will involve walking daily on transects within the forest research site and gathering information on great ape socio-ecology, diet, ranging patterns, nest-building behaviour, etc, depending on the current line of research. Possible future studies include the impacts of commercial logging and its associated problems on great ape populations; hunting/poaching surveys. There are also opportunities to work at the village level, being involved with development projects, training and workshops, mammal inventories, socio-economic surveys, educational and sensitisation programmes, wildlife-law awareness-raising, etc.

The successful candidate will be provided with necessary research equipment and will be expected to follow certain protocols when collecting information in the forest or village. You will be accompanied at all times by a trained and knowledgeable local guide, Cameroonian or international researcher, or member of the PGS team. It is estimated that you will spend 2 or 3 weeks in the field each month and 1 or 2 weeks in Yaoundé, to work on data entry, analysis and report-writing, though this is flexible.

The field worker is welcome to propose his/her own research/study idea, or to assist in any ongoing projects in the field, dependant on the needs, current activities and budget of the project. Specifics will be arranged on arrival.

The forest research camp is basic with minimal solar power for lights and a laptop, a gas stove, bucket shower and long-drop latrine, and simple raffia shelters for the kitchen/living area and laboratory. In the village, the field worker will sleep in his/her tent, but can use the gas stove in the PGS house and the nearby bucket shower and long-drop latrine. While in Yaoundé the field worker will stay at the PGS apartment where they can use all facilities when available (including hot running water and wireless internet).

An interest in conservation or research of great apes or other wildlife and/or rural development and socio-economics is necessary. Physical fitness and tolerance of tough conditions is an advantage. Knowledge of French, a grounding in scientific methodology and an experience of living and working in Central Africa would be hugely beneficial. The volunteer will be expected to spend some field missions in the research camp alone, possibly within 3 months of arrival, with no other researcher present and with local guides and cooks to manage, etc. It is therefore important to be comfortable with living in isolation for weeks at a time while maintaining high spirits and professionalism.

No stipend can be offered, and the successful candidate will be expected to cover his/her flight (approx. €800 from Europe) and visa (approx. €100), as well as all other costs related to their travel (ie, insurance, vaccinations, etc) and should bring a tent, sleeping bag and personal items required for living in the forest/village. The field worker must also contribute 5,000 CFA (~€8) per night to stay in the PGS apartment when spending time in Yaoundé, and for this has unlimited use of the facilities when available (hot water, washing machine, internet, etc) (this amount also contains a contribution to development and conservation activities). Food and drink is not supplied. Field worker must buy their own food prior to each entry into the forest. Finally, the field worker must cover the costs of research permits (usually not exceeding €300).

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
PGS will arrange all official papers required for working in Cameroon and for obtaining a visa and will cover all in-country transport costs. Necessary equipment for working in the forest, and the presence of a trained and experienced local guide is arranged by the project. There is no fee for staying in the research camp or project village base.

Term of Appointment:
Duration This position is for a minimum of 12 months, though can be arranged for a longer period. Position is available from late 2011, though exact dates can be arranged to suit.

Application Deadline:
For more information, interested candidates should write to with a cover letter and CV before 15 September 2011.

Contact Information:
Nikki Tagg
Rue 1.859
Yaounde BP 5619

Telephone Number:

Fax Number:


E-mail Address:

poste d'ATER MNHN

Un 1/2 poste d'ATER est ouvert au MNHN pour la rentrée prochaine.

Le profil recherche concerne l'estimation de la biodiversité animale locale via des techniques de bioacoustique.

o Contact : Jérôme Sueur

o Date limite d'envoi des dossiers : 29 août 2011.

o Conditions et dossier:

mardi 26 juillet 2011

Numerous jobs

Field assistant on mouse lemur in Ankarafantsika National Park, Madagascar, School of Biological and Conservation Sciences - University of KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermaritzburg)

Field Assistant: Bushbaby Research in Tanzania, New York University - Luca Pozzi

Field Assistant: Gibbon Ecology, Cambodia, University of Florida

Assistant Professor in Animal Behavior and/or Comparative Psychology, Franklin & Marshall College

MSc in Anthropology with fieldwork on orangutans, Anthropological Institute & Museum, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Community Based Conservation Volunteer, The Yellow Tailed Woolly Monkey Project, Neotropical Primate Conservation

dimanche 24 juillet 2011


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Postdoctoral Fellow

Excellent opportunity to start your professional research career
Work in a leading scientific environment with dedicated professionals
Join CSIRO - Australia's premier science & technology research organisation

The position:

CSIRO Livestock Industries is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to join our highly successful team working to improve the health and welfare of beef cattle. The successful candidate will investigate associations between immune responsiveness, disease resistance and production of beef cattle during feedlot finishing. You will be mentored by senior scientists in CSIRO’s animal welfare research team through Meat & Livestock Australia’s Mentored Postdoctoral Fellows Program which aims to train early career scientists for a research role in finding science-based solutions to improve the competitive position of Australia’s red meat industries.

Location: FD McMaster Laboratory, Armidale, New South Wales

Salary: AU$73K - $80K per annum plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Ref No: NSW00395

Applicant requirements:

Applicants should hold (or have nearly submitted) a PhD or equivalent in an animal, veterinary or similar science area and have no more than 3 years postdoctoral experience. They should be able to demonstrate conceptual and practical knowledge and experience in research and a strong publication record. Skills and experience in the design, conduct and analysis of experiments on physiological functions, immune functions or disease resistance in sheep or cattle are essential. Applicants should be willing to participate in CSIRO’s Postdoctoral training program.

About CSIRO:

Australia is founding its future on science and innovation. Its national science agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies and skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability. It serves governments, industries, business and communities.

CSIRO Livestock Industries (CLI) provides research solutions to enable Australia's livestock and allied industries to be globally competitive.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply for all CSIRO positions.

Position Details NSW00395
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Junior Research Fellowship Scheme (Post-Doctoral)

Hiring Organization:
Durham University, UK

Position Description:
The Durham University International Junior Research Fellowship Scheme (JRF) is designed to attract the most talented researchers in Europe and beyond, and to build international networks of scholars with a common passion for today’s most important research challenges.

The JRF scheme is aimed at researchers with substantial post-doctoral experience, but recent doctorands of exceptional ability and researchers who have followed non-traditional academic career paths (such as in public corporations, NGOs or industry) are also encouraged to apply. JRFs will pursue new research ideas of their own design, undertaken in collaboration within academic researchers at Durham University.

Up to 14 Junior Fellowships will be available, to commence between 1 October 2011 and 1 April 2012.

You can find full details of the scheme and how to apply by visiting:

Please note that the deadline for applications is 10 August 2011.

Before applying, candidates must seek the agreement of a Durham academic to act as their host. The host will help them to refine their research proposal and ensure that the appropriate facilities are available in the University.

If you are interested in applying to work in collaboration with researchers in the Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group at Durham ( please contact Jo Setchell (

Applicants must have completed a PhD at the time of application and may not have been resident in the UK for more than 12 months in total during the 36 months preceding the reference date for this scheme (1 October 2011.

Term of Appointment:
Normally 2 years

Application Deadline:
10 August 2011

Contact Information:
Jo Setchell, none
United Kingdom


E-mail Address:

Post-doctoral Fellow in Ape Behavior, Project ChimpCARE

Hiring Organization:
Lincoln Park Zoo

Position Description:
Helps to conduct and manage behavioral research projects for Project ChimpCARE (, focusing on the proximate and ultimate effects of atypical early histories on chimpanzee behavior and wellbeing.

Helps to design, conduct, and manage behavioral research studies on chimpanzees in a variety of captive settings including zoos and sanctuaries. Works closely with the Assistant Director of the Fisher Center to initiate new collaborations and assist with strategic research planning for Project ChimpCARE.

Participates in the planning and execution of multidisciplinary projects that may incorporate behavioral observations, endocrinology and other disciplines. Most projects will involve collaboration with other facilities. Also manages some aspects of Project ChimpCARE administration including upkeep of the databases, websites and other outreach tools.

Tasks include participating in all aspects of the scientific method including designing studies, preparing protocols, collecting data, analyzing data, writing manuscripts for publication, and preparing oral or poster presentations for staff and conferences. Tasks may also include training interns and volunteers to collect, manage, and analyze data; dissemination of information at scientific meetings; attending scientific lectures at the zoo or other local scientific institutions. Other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor.

Available to work all necessary hours, including some weekends and holidays. Must be able to spend extended time (1-4 weeks at a time) travelling to collect data at several sites across the United States (approximately 6 months/year). During this time, hotel accommodations will be provided. Must be able to effectively communicate with supervisor during these travel sessions.

PhD in behavioral science/anthropology is required. Experience conducting behavioral observations of chimpanzees is required

$40,000/yr plus benefits

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Support for travel will be provided.

Term of Appointment:
2 years

Application Deadline:
August 2011

Send cover letter and c.v. for immediate consideration.

Contact Information:
Human Resources Department, cc: Steve Ross
2001 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614


E-mail Address:

Researcher, University of St Andrews

Hiring Organization:
University of St Andrews

Position Description:
We are looking for someone to carry out playback experiments with free-ranging gibbons at Khao Yai National Park, Thailand. This is a follow up study from results published by Clarke et al. (2006) who showed that gibbons produce structurally distinct songs to predators and during morning duets.

The first task will be to record predator and duet songs from identified individuals in order to edit them for subsequent playback trials. The second task will be to play back exemplars of predator or duet songs to neighbouring groups and record their vocal and locomotor responses. If time permits, we will playback songs with artificially altered sequence structure. Results will be written up and published in an appropriate journal.

Estimated preparation time: 1 month (St Andrews), estimated time in the field: 6 months (Khao Yai); estimated time for analysis, write up and publication: 5 months (St Andrews).

Funding is initially available for one year, with the possibility of a second year, depending on funding and research progress.

Start date: 1 September 2011

Scientific background:

- Previous field experience ideally with non-human primates: essential
- Experience with sound analysis and playback experiments: desirable
- Doctoral or Masters degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline: required
- Previous publications: desired

Postdoctoral salary level, depending on experience

Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals, lodging):
Return flight UK - Thailand

Term of Appointment:
1-2 years

Application Deadline:
15 August 2011

Required documents: cover letter, CV, 2 letters of reference, publication list

Contact Information:
Klaus Zuberbuhler
St Mary's Quad
St Andrews, Fife KY16 9JP
United Kingdom

Telephone Number:
+44 1334 462080

Fax Number:
+44 1334 463042


E-mail Address:

Projet de doctorat : Écologie évolutive de la Mésange bleue

Nous cherchons un étudiant au PhD pour joindre notre équipe de recherche constituée de chercheurs du département de biologie l’Université de Sherbrooke, Québec Canada et du Centre d’écologie fonctionnelle et évolutive à Montpellier, France.
Le projet proposé portera sur l’analyse de pressions de sélection agissant sur les traits reproducteurs dans des populations suivies à long terme de mésanges bleues (Cyanistes caeruleus) en Corse, France. Le projet bénéficiera de données phénotypiques et de pedigree récoltés sur des périodes de 10 à 35 ans pour établir la force et la variabilité de la sélection dans habitats contrastés et à différentes échelles du paysage. Une approche de génétique quantitative pourra permettre de relier les patrons de sélection aux (co)variances génétiques des traits reproducteur, de manière à explorer le potentiel évolutif de ces caractères.
Le candidat retenu sera inscrit en cotutelle à l’Université de Sherbrooke et à l’Université de Montpellier II. Les travaux de terrain se dérouleront chaque année d’avril à juin en Corse. Idéalement, le candidat aura de l’expérience avec les travaux de terrain, avec la manipulation d’oiseaux et de bonnes connaissances en écologie évolutive et en biostatistiques.
Le poste est financé pour 3 ans à compter de janvier 2011 au plus tôt.
Veuillez envoyer un CV, une lettre de motivation et les coordonnées de
deux références avant le 7 octobre 2011 à
We are a seeking a motivated PhD student to join our research team involving researchers from the Department of Biology at the Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada and from the Centre d’écologie fonctionnelle et évolutive, Montpellier, France. The proposed project will investigate natural selection acting on reproductive traits using long-term datasets with phenotypic and pedigree data collected in populations of blue tits (Cyanistes caeruleus) in Corsica, France. The project will benefit from data gathered over 10 to 35 years in natural populations to establish the strength and variability of selection across contrasted environments and at different geographical scales. A quantitative genetic approach will allow to link these selection patterns with genetic co(variances) displayed by reproductive traits, providing insights into evolutionary potentials of these characters.
The selected candidate will share his time between the Université de Sherbrooke and Université de Montpellier II. The fieldwork in Corsica will take place every year from April to June. Ideally, the candidate will have previous research and fieldwork experiences; skills in handling birds would also be an advantage. A good background in evolutionary ecology and biostatistics is also desirable.
The position is funded for three years, starting as soon as January 2011.
Please apply by sending your CV, including the email addresses of two referees, and a letter of motivation by 7 October 2011 to

Associate Teaching Fellow, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter


Associate Teaching Fellow (Ref. P42228)

Salary from £24,370 per annum

The College wishes to recruit an Associate Teaching Fellow to support the delivery of cognition, research methods, statistics and animal behaviour in Psychology. This post is available from 1st October 2011 until 30th June 2012.

The post will include delivering modules and supporting teaching of research methods, statistics, cognition and animal behaviour at undergraduate and postgraduate levels by delivering lectures, seminars, practicals, field courses and tutorials as well as contributing to marking of coursework and exam papers. The applicant will also be expected to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects, provide pastoral care for students, and to support teaching in Psychology.

The successful applicant will possess a PhD in Psychology or Animal Behaviour and have previous experience of teaching and administration in a related subject area.

The salary will be from £24,370 per annum on Grade E.

For further information please contact Lisa Leaver, Director of Education, telephone (01392 724641) or email To apply, please send your CV and covering letter with the contact details of three referees to Karen Swanston,, Washington Singer, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, quoting the job reference P44428.

The closing date for completed applications is July 27, 2011. Interviews are expected to take place on August 3, 2011.

Dr Lisa Leaver
Senior Lecturer
Director of Education
School of Psychology
College of Life and Environmental Science University of Exeter

3 offres en Ethologie Animale - UMR 6552, Rennes

Ethologie animale et humaine - EthoS
Unité Mixte de Recherche n°6552

The Human en Animal Ethology Department of the Rennes University offers the possibility for 3 grants for Masters or PhD holders, in 2011, trained in Ethology.
Work will consist mostly in video recordings analysis, data analysis and reports. Publications may arise. An experimental work is not excluded but is not the priority.

1) A4 (PhD) or 5 (Master holders) months contract on human-horse interactions,

2) A5 (PhD) or 6 (Master holders) months contract on learning and attention in horses,

3) A9 (PhD) or 10 (Master holders) months contract on emotional reactivity in birds.

The three contracts should start on 1st September. Salaries are 1530 €uros (PhD) or 1370 €uros (Masters) per month.

Send CV and motivation letter before the 1st August:

For topics 1 and 2 :

christophe.lunel [ à ]
martine.hausberger [ à ]
severine.henry [ à ]

For topic 3 :

laurence.henry [ à ]
martine.hausberger [ à ]

Visio conferences or direct interviews are planned between the 20 and 25 August

Etude des comportements

Sylwia HYNIEWSKA (hyniewska [ à ] propose une expérience

- Dédommagement : non
- Dates de l'expérience :
- Cloture du recrutement :

- Description de l'expérience :
nous vous invitons à prendre part dans une étude qui porte sur les comportements des gens.
L'étude est en ligne et consiste à évaluer 3-4 vidéos très courtes. Il n'y a pas de son. On y voit un passager d'un aéroport virtuel attendre, face à nous, qu'on lui dise ce que ses bagages sont advenus.
L'étude dure 5 minutes et vous pouvez y accéder en cliquant sur

N'hésitez pas à faire circuler cette invitation à l'étude, à la poster sur votre blog ou l'envoyer par email. Vous pouvez aussi accéder plus d'une fois à l'étude et avoir différentes vidéos à évaluer (dans ce cas il est toutefois important de re-donner toutes les informations démographiques)
Si vous avez des questions ou des commentaires, n'hésitez pas à me contacter.
Je vous remercie par avance!

Sylwia Hyniewska

- Conditions :

- Lieu de déroulement :
en ligne

- Laboratoire :
Télécom ParisTech

- Personne à contacter :
Hyniewska Sylwia

Associate Teaching Fellow, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter


Associate Teaching Fellow (Ref. P42228)

Salary from £24,370 per annum

The College wishes to recruit an Associate Teaching Fellow to support the delivery of cognition, research methods, statistics and animal behaviour in Psychology. This post is available from 1st October 2011 until 30th June 2012.

The post will include delivering modules and supporting teaching of research methods, statistics, cognition and animal behaviour at undergraduate and postgraduate levels by delivering lectures, seminars, practicals, field courses and tutorials as well as contributing to marking of coursework and exam papers. The applicant will also be expected to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate research projects, provide pastoral care for students, and to support teaching in Psychology.

The successful applicant will possess a PhD in Psychology or Animal Behaviour and have previous experience of teaching and administration in a related subject area.

The salary will be from £24,370 per annum on Grade E.

For further information please contact Lisa Leaver, Director of Education, telephone (01392 724641) or email To apply, please send your CV and covering letter with the contact details of three referees to Karen Swanston,, Washington Singer, University of Exeter, Perry Road, Exeter, EX4 4QG, quoting the job reference P44428.

The closing date for completed applications is July 27, 2011. Interviews are expected to take place on August 3, 2011.

Dr Lisa Leaver
Senior Lecturer
Director of Education
School of Psychology
College of Life and Environmental Science University of Exeter


Organization: Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project / Americorps.

Job Type: HYCC Americorps Year-Round Program;
Location: Alakai Wilderness and Hanapepe, Kauai, Hawaii.
Duration: October 2011- October 2012.
Closing date: 5 Aug 2011.
Job Description: AMERICORPS year-round avian conservation field assistant needed for work with the Kauai Forest Bird Recovery Project. Position will last from early-October, 2011 through October, 2012. Our project focuses on a variety of work with three endemic Hawaiian songbirds, the Akikiki, Akeke’e and Puaiohi that all inhabit the extremely wet, beautiful and rugged montane rainforest at located at ~4500ft on the island of Kauai. This is a rare opportunity to work on endangered tropical species in the U.S while gaining valuable research skills. The work is physically challenging, requiring a 4 to 8 mile hike to the main field camps by way of steep slopes, tangled forest and stream crossings. Daily field activities include conducting ornithological fieldwork while hiking through dense forest, in and along streams, often in rainy and chilly weather.
Qualifications: Applicants must be able to detect birds by color-bands and sounds, physically fit and able to navigate rugged and complex terrain using GPS and maps. Experience with songbird re-sighting, behavioral observation, territory mapping, nest searching, point counts, radio-telemetry and mist-netting is strongly desired. Abundant enthusiasm for conserving Hawaii’s native species (including the ability to kill a few invasive species along the way) is essential, as are self-motivation, the ability to work well in a small team, a positive attitude, and willingness to live in a remote field camps for more than a week at a time. Careful data collection is a must, and when not in the field, office duties will include data entry and organization, both supervised and independent research projects, maintenance of field equipment and living quarters and other work around the office.
Compensation is ~$1300/mo with limited use of project vehicles. Housing when not in the field IS NOT provided through the program, though may be available through the Project for part of the year, dependent upon funding. The successful applicant must provide own travel to Lihue, Kauai and have a valid drivers license.
To Apply: Applications will be accepted from July 22nd to August 5th and will be reviewed as they are received. The Project will review applicants and make recommendations to Americorps in early-August. Required materials include a current resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references. Please see our website, (URL: or e-mail (EM: for further information.
Our online application form will be available on the 22nd of July on our website. Number of Openings: One.

URGENT: Assistant de terrain Australie Septembre 2011

L’ Equipe de NeuroEthologie Sensorielle (ENES - CNRS UMR8195) de l'Université de Saint Etienne recherche un(e) assistant(e) de terrain dans le cadre de ses recherches sur la communication acoustique chez le Diamant Mandarin.

La mission se déroulera à la station de recherche de Fowlers Gap (New South Wales, Australia), de Septembre à Novembre 2011 (3 mois).

Le volontaire devra faire preuve d’une grande motivation, être en bonne forme physique, et être capable de travailler 7J/7 à des températures pouvant atteindre les 45°C. Il aura notamment pour mission d’aider les chercheurs durant leurs expériences sur une population sauvage de Diamant Mandarin (pose des dispositifs d’enregistrement acoustique, relevé des données, suivi des Nids). Des connaissances en ornithologie et/ou en éthologie seront donc les bienvenues.
Le billet d’avion et le loyer à la station de recherche seront pris en charge par le laboratoire. Les autres frais seront à la charge de l’assistant.

L'assistant pourra être co-auteur des publications qui résulteront de ce travail.

Pour postuler, merci d’envoyer un CV et une lettre de motivation par mail à Clémentine Vignal (

vendredi 8 juillet 2011

Chargé de médiation environnementale Sud Ouest

Chargé de médiation environnementale (H/F)
(Ref : 2PHS11006B)

Lieu de travail : Pyrénées Atlantique et Hautes Pyrénées

En relation directe avec le coordinateur du programme LPO Pyrénées vivantes et avec les autres membres de l’équipe, vous mettrez en place des actions de préservation de l’habitat des espèces visées par le programme (Gypaète barbu, Vautour percnoptère, Milan royal). Ces missions comprennent :

Missions :
· Négociation multi-acteurs visant la mise en place de mesures contractuelles ou réglementaires
· Elaboration de documents contractuels en lien avec les élus, gestionnaires et usagers des espaces (chartes conventions de gestion…)
· Mise en oeuvre, suivi et animation des chartes et conventions existantes
· Animation avec le coordinateur du programme d’un réseau de gestionnaires
· Participation aux groupes de pilotages pour l’élaboration des documents d’objectifs pour les sites désignés en ZPS dans le cadre de Natura 2000
· Participation à la réflexion sur la valorisation des acteurs et des territoires bénéficiaires de mesures de Gestion

Profil de poste :
· Formation Master 2 ou Diplôme de 3ème cycle dans le domaine de la médiation environnementale, de la gestion concertée ou de la gestion sociale de l’environnement
· Expériences souhaitées dans le domaine de la médiation environnementale et / ou la gestion des espèces ou des espaces
· Bonne connaissance du massif des Pyrénées et des filières de l’économie de montagne serait un plus (géographie, institutions, logiques d’acteurs…)
· Aptitudes à la négociation, bon relationnel, qualités d’écoute et de dialogue, autonomie, sens de l’organisation

Conditions :
· CDD 12 mois
· Durée hebdomadaire du travail : 35 heures
· Rémunération mensuelle brut : 1944 € (Groupe D de la convention collective nationale de l’animation
· Permis B indispensable
· Lieu de travail : Département des Hautes-Pyrénées ou des Pyrénées-Atlantiques avec déplacements fréquents à prévoir sur l’ensemble du massif des Pyrénées
· Poste à pourvoir le 1er octobre 2011

Merci d’adresser votre candidature avant le 10/09/2011 à l’attention de Mr Philippe SERRRE (sous la référence : 2PHS11006B) de préférence par courrier électronique à l’adresse suivante :

animateurs Groupe Ornithologique des Deux Sèvres

Le Groupe Ornithologique des Deux-Sèvres, association loi 1901, conduit depuis près de 30 ans de nombreux travaux d’expertises sur les oiseaux sauvages et leurs milieux en Deux-Sèvres, et des actions d’éducation à l’environnement en
lien avec ces expertises. L’association comprend 200 adhérents et 9 salariés permanents, répartis en un siège à Niort (6 salariés) et une antenne nord Deux-Sèvres (3 salariés).

Le Groupe Ornithologique des Deux-Sèvres recrute deux personnes en CDD d’un an avec pérennisation attendue :
- Un(e) animateur(trice) nature et ornithologue. Date limite de candidature : 20 août 2011

- Un(e) animateur(trice) de la vie associative, chargé (e) de la communication et d’animations nature. Date limite de candidature : 31 août 2011

Les candidatures (CV et lettre de motivation) sont à envoyer uniquement par mail à

Xavier FICHET, Directeur,

Chargé(e) d’Etudes Naturaliste Paris

Chargé(e) d’Etudes Naturaliste (H/F) Ref : 1JF11010B

Lieu : Paris (15ème) avec déplacements en Ile-de-France

Missions :
Sous la responsabilité du Responsable d’antenne LPO Ile-de-France en lien avec la Directrice du pôle 

Développement Associatif, vous serez chargé(e) de :
Volet stratégique :
- Proposer et mettre en place des axes d’actions pour la conservation en Île-de-France.
- Intervenir dans les instances extérieures diverses (comité de suivi RNR, comités de pilotage Natura 2000…).
- Développer de nouveaux projets et partenariats en proposant des études adaptées aux différents contextes.
Volet études et suivi :
- Identifier et solliciter des partenaires en fonction des projets et des besoins.
- Réaliser des inventaires ornithologiques et autres groupes faunistiques, identification des habitats.
- Traiter et analyser les données, rédiger des rapports d’études.
- Proposer des mesures de gestion et accompagner leur mise en oeuvre.
- Assurer le suivi des études en lien étroit avec les partenaires (élus, jardiniers, propriétaires, entreprises…).
Volet transmission de savoirs, éducation :
- Intervenir dans les cycles de formation (gestionnaires, jardiniers, élus…).
- Participer à l’organisation du Colloque Francophone d’Ornithologie.

Profil :
_ Expérience de 3 ans dans un poste similaire.
_ Formation scientifique.
_ Très bonnes connaissances ornithologiques, naturaliste polyvalent de bon niveau.
_ Bonne qualité rédactionnelle.
_ Qualités relationnelles et sens de la communication.
_ Autonome et rigoureux.

Conditions :
_ Contrat à durée indéterminée.
_ Durée hebdomadaire du travail : 35 heures.
_ Rémunération brute mensuelle : 1716 € Groupe D indice 300 selon Convention Collective Nationale de l’Animation ; prime salarié parisien 100 € brut mensuel ; tickets restaurant et avantages CE ;
_ Permis B obligatoire et véhicule personnel souhaitable ;
_ Poste à pourvoir 1er septembre 2011.

Merci d’adresser votre candidature (CV et lettre de motivation) Réf. 1JF11010B avant le 15/08/2011 de préférence par courrier électronique à l’adresse ou par courrier
LPO – Mme Karine Guillon – Fonderies Royales – 8/10, rue du Docteur Pujos 17305 ROCHEFORT

Postdoctoral Research Associate vacancy, Neurobiology, England

Department of Biology, University of Leicester, UK

BBSRC funding for 2 years, available immediately

A systems approach to understanding sensory-motor control of aimed limb movements

We are seeking a skilled electrophysiologist to join a BBSRC-funded project that combines intracellular and multielectrode array recordings with movement kinematic analyses and innovative signal processing techniques to investigate the sensory-motor control of aimed limb movements.

The post-holder will be based in the Department of Biology and will have responsibility for using a new multielectrode array recording setup to analyse the activity of neurones underlying aimed scratching movements in an insect, the locust. You will ideally have experience of multielectrode array or intracellular microelectrode recording techniques.

You will work in close collaboration with a second postdoctoral researcher based in the Department of Engineering who has responsibility for developing, testing and using innovative spike processing and detection methods. We are an active and very well funded research grouping that provides excellent facilities and a friendly productive working environment.

Please direct informal enquiries to Dr Tom Matheson (
Online application can be made from:

Lab web pages can be found at: and

Assistant Professor position in Neuroethology at Sokendai Japan

Call for applications: Assistant Professor in Neuroethology (5yr fixted term) at Sokendai Japan

The Department of Evolutionary Studies of Biosystems at the Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan invites applications for a five-year position in neuroethology at assistant professor level. The position is renewable for five more years. Applicants are required to have a PhD or equivalent (or a dissertation completed by the time of appointment). The appointment will start as soon as possible after our decision has been made. The place of appointment is the headquarter campus of Sokendai located in the scenic Shonan Village, Hayama, Kanagawa, near the Tokyo Metropolitan area.

The successful candidate is expected to pursue research on mechanisms of animal behavior with an evolutionary view point in collaboration with the members of the neuroethology group. The position will be partially involved in teaching and other departmental activities. The neuroethology group is currently studying on insect vision by combining wide variety of techniques including behavioral analysis, electrophysiology, anatomy, physiological optics, molecular biology and computer simulation. Because of the environmental treaty with local governments, we are not allowed to keep mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians, and to use radioisotopes on the Hayama campus.

For more information, plase see
Please direct informal enquiries to Prof Kentaro Arikawa (

jeudi 7 juillet 2011

Sujet de thèse - Sélection sexuelle

Une thèse en Ecologie Comportementale est ouverte au concours à l’Université François Rabelais de Tours (début prévu le 01/10/11). Le sujet s’intitule « Les males choisissent-ils leurs partenaires sexuels ? Cadeau nuptial et choix des mâles envers les femelles ». Le projet s’intègre dans le contexte de la sélection sexuelle et combinera principalement des approches comportementales, évolutives et physiologiques auxquelles s’ajouteront des techniques d’analyses moléculaires et acoustiques. Les expériences se dérouleront au laboratoire (Tours) mais également sur le terrain (Pyrénées Orientales). L’espèce concernée est une sauterelle, Ephippiger diurnus. Pour plus de détails, voir ci-dessous
Les auditions à l’école doctorale « santé, sciences, technologies » auront lieu le 2 septembre à Tours. La pré-sélection des candidats doit se faire dès maintenant. Si vous êtes intéressés, merci de me faire parvenir votre CV détaillé (incluant les notes, mentions et classements de L3, M1 et M2) ainsi qu’une lettre de motivation pour le 18 juillet 2011.

Les mâles choisissent-ils leurs partenaires sexuels ?

• Encadrement : Marlène Goubault (Maitre de conférences) & Michael Greenfield (Professeur, HDR)
• Structure d’accueil : Institut de Recherche sur la Biologie de l’Insecte, IRBI, UMR CNRS 6035, Université François Rabelais de Tours, Parc Grandmont, 37200 Tours.
• Equipe d’accueil : Physiologie et Ecologie Comportementale, groupe : Ecologie Cognitive
• Début de la thèse : 01/10/2011
• Contact : Marlène Goubault,, tel :
• Documents à envoyer par email : Lettre de motivation et CV détaillé (incluant les notes, mentions et classements de L3, M1 et M2)

CONTEXTE GENERAL : Classiquement, lors de l’appariement, les mâles entrent en compétition pour l’accès aux femelles et les femelles choisissent leurs partenaires sexuels parmi ces mâles. Cette vision conventionnelle des rôles sexuels serait liée à l’anisogamie : les ovules sont beaucoup plus coûteux à produire que les spermatozoïdes. Les mâles peuvent ainsi produire de nombreux gamètes à moindre coût et le nombre de descendants qu’ils peuvent obtenir serait simplement conditionné par le nombre de femelles qu’ils parviennent à fertiliser. Au contraire, chez de nombreuses espèces animales, le nombre de descendants produit par une femelle augmente peu, voire pas, avec le nombre d’accouplements. Il en résulte que les femelles représentent le sexe rare pour lequel les mâles se « battent » et ces femelles sont sélectives envers leurs partenaires sexuels. Il semble toutefois de plus en plus évident que l’appariement peut être coûteux pour les males, notamment lorsque ceux-ci transfèrent un cadeau nuptial aux femelles. La production de ce cadeau, tel par exemple le spermatophore des orthoptères, étant coûteux en temps et en énergie, les mâles voient leur taux de reproduction potentiel être considérablement réduit. Cette limitation de leur capacité à s’apparier devrait engendrer une certaine sélectivité des mâles envers leurs partenaires sexuels. Si les choix des mâles par les femelles ont fait l’objet de nombreuses études théoriques et empiriques, le choix des femelles par les mâles (male mate choice) a été bien moins étudié tant concernant les mécanismes proximaux qu’ultimes. Ce projet de thèse s’intègre dans ce contexte général où il ne s’agit pas seulement d’un sexe qui est sélectif, mais des deux. Ce choix mutuel des partenaires sexuels (mutual mate choice) fait actuellement l’objet d’une recrudescence d’intérêt, notamment sur le plan théorique, avec les conséquences que cela peut avoir concernant l’évolution des soins parentaux, des caractères sexuels secondaires chez les mâles et les femelles et sur les processus cognitifs des deux sexes.
Ici, nous proposons d’étudier les choix des mâles chez une sauterelle, Ephippiger diurnus, chez laquelle les mâles transfèrent aux femelles un large spermatophore (pouvant représenter jusqu’à 40% de leur poids) lors de l’accouplement. Ce travail s’inscrit dans un programme de recherche plus large, développé par l’équipe, qui se situe à l’intersection des domaines de la sélection sexuelle et des sciences cognitives et où les choix des femelles sont étudiés en parallèle.
Chez E. diurnus, le spermatophore est constitué d’une ampulla, contenant les spermatozoïdes, et d’un spermatophylax, composé de glucides, de lipides, de protéines et d’eau, qui est ingéré par les femelles. Après transfert d’un tel cadeau nuptial, les mâles présentent une période réfractaire de 24-48h. Pour attirer leurs partenaires sexuels, les mâles chantent en groupes. Les femelles choisissent alors les mâles sur la base de la qualité de leurs chants (nombre de syllabes, rythme, etc.). Les mâles peuvent alors accepter ou rejeter ces femelles : en situation de disette, les femelles tendent à se battre pour accéder à la source de nourriture que représentent les spermatophores et les mâles deviennent très sélectifs en rejetant les partenaires de moindre qualité. Toutefois, si un tel choix précopulatoire peut être restreint à des conditions extrêmes, nous nous attendons à ce que, de manière générale, les mâles expriment des choix dits cryptiques envers la qualité des femelles. Ces choix cryptiques se traduiraient par une réduction de la taille et/ou de la qualité du spermatophore avec celle du partenaire sexuel. Ceci pourrait permettre aux mâles de réduire leur période réfractaire et de pouvoir se ré-accoupler plus rapidement. Des données préliminaires acquises au laboratoire vont dans ce sens.
Objectifs : Les objectifs principaux de cette thèse seront de définir (1) dans quelle mesure les mâles choisissent leurs partenaires sexuels (choix précopulatoires et/ou cryptiques), (2) sur la base de quels traits des femelles ces choix s’opèrent et enfin (3) il s’agira de déterminer les facteurs intrinsèques (e.g. état physiologique, état reproducteur…) et extrinsèques (e.g. nombre de compétiteurs, sex ratio de la population naturelle,…) aux mâles pouvant influencer ces choix. Préalablement, la valeur adaptive du transfert du spermatophore sera évaluée tant concernant les mâles qui le produisent que les femelles qui le reçoivent.
Ces travaux seront réalisés par des expériences de laboratoire et de terrain en combinant des approches comportementales, acoustiques, physiologiques et moléculaires.

Programme proposé :
1- Rôle du spermatophore – S’agit-il d’un investissement paternel (i.e. les nutriments transférés permettraient une plus grande production de descendants de bonne qualité) ou d’une protection du sperme (i.e. la consommation du cadeau nuptial « occuperait » la femelle et éviterait qu’elle interrompe prématurément le transfert de spermatozoïdes) ? Techniques: Etudes comportementales, quantification des spermatozoïdes (microscopie à fluorescence), tests de paternité (microsatellites).
2- Les mâles choisissent-ils leurs partenaires sexuels ? Et si oui, dans quelle mesure affinent-ils leurs choix ? – Mesure de l’investissement des mâles dans l’appariement (male mating investment) pour différentes qualités de femelles (e.g. taille, âge, statut reproducteur) et différentes conditions des mâles (e.g. état physiologique et reproducteur, présence de compétiteurs). Techniques : Etudes comportementales, quantification des spermato-zoïdes (microscopie à fluorescence), mesure de la qualité du spermatophylax (analyses des glucides, lipides et protéines).
3- Conditions favorisant l’apparition des choix mâles au terrain – Mesure de l’investissement des mâles dans l’appariement en conditions naturelles en fonction de la structure des populations et du sexe-ratio opérationel (i.e. nombre de femelles sexuellement disponibles par rapport au nombre de mâles sexuellement disponibles). Techniques : Etudes comportementales de terrain (Pyrénées Orientales), enregistrements acoustiques, méthodes d’échantillonnage, mesure de la qualité du spermatophylax.

ORIGINALITE DU SUJET : L’originalité de ce sujet sera d’étudier, chez une espèce où l’inversion des rôles sexuels n’est pas totale, les choix fins des mâles envers leurs partenaires sexuels, c’est-à-dire non seulement en termes d’acceptation/rejet des femelles mais également en termes d’investissement dans le cadeau nuptial (i.e. quantité et qualité du spermatophylax) et de sperme transmis. Les conséquences de ces choix sur le succès reproducteur des mâles seront évaluées. Par ailleurs, le coté novateur de ce projet sera de mesurer la fréquence de ces comportements sur le terrain. Ces données sont essentielles pour valider les comportements observés en conditions de laboratoire et déterminer les contraintes ainsi que les facteurs favorisant l’évolution des choix des mâles pour leurs partenaires sexuels. Enfin, cette thèse servira de base à des développements théoriques et sera une étape vers une meilleure compréhension des pressions favorisant l’évolution des caractères sexuels secondaires chez les deux sexes ainsi que les différences de processus cognitifs qui peuvent exister entre males et femelles.

APPORT POUR L’ETUDIANT(E) : Ce projet intégratif propose de combiner une approche évolutive des comportements avec des aspects physiologiques, génétiques et acoustiques. Ceci offrira à l’étudiant(e) l’opportunité d’acquérir des compétences théoriques et empiriques en écologie comportementale mais également des techniques d’analyses des sucres, lipides et protéines, ainsi que des techniques d’analyses moléculaires. Cette thèse offre également une double approche de laboratoire et de terrain.

lundi 4 juillet 2011

Ph.D. Assistantship: Golden Eagles and Wind Energy Development

The New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit (NMCFWRU) and Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Ecology (FWCE) at New Mexico State University are seeking a highly motivated and talented Ph.D. student for a study on golden eagles in areas with a high potential for wind energy development in southern New Mexico. Specific research foci may include, but are not limited to population ecology, foraging ecology, and habitat and resource selection. The student will be given some discretion in the development of the focus of their dissertation research within the larger project goal of identifying areas where wind energy developments would likely have a high potential for negative impacts on golden eagles.

The student will be co-advised by Drs. James Cain (NMCFWRU) and Gary Roemer (FWCE) but will apply to the Ph.D. program in the Department of Biology at New Mexico State University for the Fall 2011 semester and begin conducting field work in 2011. 

Candidates must have a M.S. degree in Wildlife, Ecology, or a related field, a GPA exceeding 3.0, and competitive GRE scores. Prior experience conducting field research on raptors is preferred as is experience modeling resource selection in a landscape context. Students will be expected to present research results at professional conferences, publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific outlets, and assist with preparation of agency reports.

To apply, please email a single PDF file that includes a letter of interest describing your experience as it relates to this project, a CV; transcripts, GRE scores (unofficial copies are fine), and the name and contact information of 3 references to Dr. James Cain at

Review of applications will begin immediately until a suitable applicant is found.

Salary: $21,000 per year + out-of-state tuition waiver

Gary Roemer
Associate Professor
Dept. Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Ecology
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003
575-646-3394 (Off.)

CDD comportement Université Lyon1

Offre de CDD Technicien de Recherche
à l’université Lyon 1

Nature du poste : Le CDD recruté sera intégré à un programme de recherche visant à comprendre comment des facteurs comportementaux, génétiques, et démographiques peuvent se combiner et entraîner l’extinction de petites populations. En pratique, le travail consistera à former des lignées d’insectes et à aider à la réalisation de protocoles expérimentaux en relation avec le choix du partenaire sexuel. En complément de cette mission centrale, et selon ses compétences et ses motivations personnelles, la personne retenue pourra participer à l’analyse des données, le génotypage microsatellite, les échantillonnages sur le terrain.

Environnement : Le candidat sera intégré à l’UMR CNRS 5558 « Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive » dans l’équipe « Ecologie du comportement et Dynamique des Populations » sur le projet « Sextinction » financé par l’ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) et la FRB (Fédération de Recherche pour la Biodiversité).
Projet Sextinction:

Diplômes et compétences requis : avoir un diplôme de niveau bac+2 (BTS ou DUT). Une connaissance des insectes est un avantage mais n’est pas un pré-requis obligatoire. Les qualités recherchées sont surtout la rigueur et la précision dans les manipulations expérimentales, ainsi que la capacité à poursuivre un travail parfois répétitif dans un environnement de laboratoire.

Durée : 12 mois à partir de septembre 2011

Salaire : Le salaire mensuel brut s’élève à 2500 € soit 1213 euros net par mois

Pour postuler : envoyer CV + lettre de motivation à :
Emmanuel Desouhant
Université Lyon 1
Bat G Mendel
UMR CNRS 5558 Biométrie et Biologie Evolutive
Tel : 04 72 43 26 33
Mail :

Aucune date butoir n’est définie a priori : la première personne ayant les compétences requises pourra être auditionnée à Lyon et éventuellement être sélectionnée.

dimanche 3 juillet 2011

Post-doctoral Fellow

Hiring Organization:
Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Position Description:
We are currently seeking to fill a Post-Doctoral position to work at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center in Atlanta, Georgia and at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Bastrop, TX.

This position is part of a 5 year, NIH funded collaboration between the labs of William D. Hopkins and Larry Young. The requirements of the position include conducting research on the behavioral genetics and neuroanatomical correlates of social behavior and cognition in chimpanzees. Post-doc will be responsible for coordinating the collection of behavioral data and biological materials from the 2 research sites.

PhD in psychology, anthropology, biology, or related field required. Successful applicant must have experience conducting experimental and observational studies of social behavior and cognition in primates (experience with great apes preferred). Background in non-invasive imaging technology and/or molecular biology techniques desired but not required as training will be provided in these areas. However, applicant must be motivated to learn biomedical imaging and molecular biology techniques.

Position will be required to travel periodically and will be expected to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Successful applicants will be able to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Good analytic and writing skills are required with a solid publication history. Applicant will be encouraged and supported in any efforts to seek external funding to support their training and research.

$40,000 plus benefits

Term of Appointment:
Minimum of 2 years

Application Deadline:
August 1, 2011

Contact Information:
Bill Hopkins
954 Gatewood Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30329

Telephone Number:

Fax Number:

E-mail Address:

Mathematical Ecologist Ph.D. position on spatial knowledge in human hunter-gatherers

Hiring Organization:
Max Planck Institute for evolutionary Anthropology

Position Description:
We are looking for a PhD candidate for a project comparing spatial knowledge of human hunter-gatherers with wild chimpanzees.

The project will be carried out in the broader framework of improving our understanding of the natural spatial skills required for foraging in the tropical environment by modern hunter-gatherer and trying to compare them with our long-term project on the spatial knowledge and cognition of the Taï chimpanzees. This project is a joint collaborative project of Christophe Boesch with Barry Hewlett of Vancouver (USA) and Frank Marlowe of Durham University (UK). The candidate will be primarily responsible for integrating track-log data of hunter-gatherer forays with maps of resources and simulate alternative cognitive strategies to test hypotheses related to the extent and detail of spatial knowledge.

Work Schedule:
- Starting in the fall 2011

MSc (or comparable degree) in Mathematics, Ecology or Cognitive Sciences. Excellent working knowledge of or ability to quickly acquire: the theoretical and methodological approaches to spatial analysis and statistics (e.g. home range utility distributions; power distributions, random walks, and Levy flights; general ideas of spatial autocorrelation); create and use agent based models; and developed experience with analyzing and integrating GIS and GPS based data will be favored. Ability to program in a language such as R or Matlab (or comparable).

The candidate will be supported by a stipend.

Term of Appointment:
Three to four years

Applications including a cover letter stating research experience and interests, detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees should be sent electronically. The evaluation process will start immediately and applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Contact Information:
Boesch Christophe
Deutscher Platz
Leipzig 04103

Telephone Number:
00 49 341 3550 200


E-mail Address: