Arquivo da categoria: Emprego – Ofertas no Estrangeiro

FMB is looking for a Director to join team in Cape Verde

She/he must have experience in nature conservation and be keen to apply her/his managing skills leading a local conservation NGO in Africa. Tasks are varied and challenging, including strategic planning, team and relationship management, fundraising and opportunities to work in the field – so that the individual must be adaptable and a strong team player. This position would be a good fit for an experienced program leader used to managing large teams.

APPLICATION PROCESS Applications, consisting of a cover letter explaining why you are applying for the position and relating your experience and skills to the role (max 2 pages), a full CV, and contact details of two referees should be in English and submitted via email to:

The closing date for applications is 17th March 2017.

Interviews are likely to be held week commencing 27th March 2017.

Candidates selected for interview will be contacted by email. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. Please mark your application ‘FMB Director Position.’

PhD Position (m/f) – Microbial ecology in mountain lakes

We are looking for a highly motivated PhD student to conduct ecological research within the international project “P³:

People, pollution and pathogens – mountain ecosystems in a
human-altered world”.
The offered position represents one out of eight positions and is
dedicated to the analysis of mainly freshwater microbial (bacteria,
micro-eukaryotes) communities, their interactions networks and
food-webs in mountain lakes along altitudinal and pollution gradients in four mountain ranges (in France, the USA, China and Oman).
To reach this aim next generation sequencing technologies need to
be appli ed, together with the application of ecological theories,
network science approaches and bioinformatics tools for data
Samples will be taken from mountain ponds and lakes, as well as
from amphibian skins.

The successful candidate will have the unique opportunity to work in an international project (P3 – which
includes partners from France, USA, China and Germany with
multidisciplinary research expertise.
The three overarching objectives of P³ focus on 1) the collection of
historical data on mountain ranges and network of mountain
observation sites, 2) the analysis of the current patterns of
pollutants, people and pathogens, and 3) the synthesis of all results
and the establishment of mountain ecosystems as sentinels of change.

The results obtained by the international project P³ (People,
pollution and pathogens – mountain ecosyste ms in a human-altered
world) will expand current understanding of global change impacts on mountain freshwater ecosystems and their functioning as well as the biodiversity they comprise. Scientists will be able to utilize the
insights uncovered by P³ to execute a wide range of research, from
focused investigations studying the factors impacting different
species groups to holistic studies examining impacts of changed
biodiversity composition and drivers that alter ecosystems. Moreover, conservationists and environmental managers will use the results of our research to develop effective programs to control and manage populations of mountain ecosystems on a global scale.

More information on how to apply you can find here:

For questions, please contact
Dirk Schmel ler (
Antonis Chatzinotas (

Two exciting positions at Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute, Frankfurt, Germany

Two exciting positions at Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute, Frankfurt, Germany

Future impacts of climate and land-use change for global biodiversity

Please contact Dr. Christian Hof ( in case you need any further information.

*Postdoctoral Researcher*

The successful applicant will investigate potential futures for the 
global biodiversity of vertebrates under different climate and land-use change scenarios. He/she will employ cutting-edge species distribution and macroecological diversity modelling to produce global projections of biodiversity and species vulnerability assessments. The position is part of the project “BioScen1point5”, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Your profile:
– PhD degree in ecology, biogeography or a related field, preferably 
with a focus on large-scale analyses of species distributions, species 
richness, phylogenetic and/or functional diversity
– Research interests in the fields of macroecology and global change 
ecology, creativity and enthusiasm for scientific work
– Proficiency in species distribution modelling, advanced statistical 
analyses with R and in handling large databases of environmental and distribution data
– Excellent written and oral communication skills in English (knowledge of German is not mandatory, but beneficial)
– Documented ability to publish in international journals
– Ability to work in a team and under the pressure of limited time resources


The successful applicant will work on the management, processing and analyses of data to support the investigation of potential futures for the global biodiversity of vertebrates under different climate and 
land-use change scenarios. He/she will support the analyses producing global projections of biodiversity and species vulnerability 
assessments. The position is part of the project “BioScen1point5”, 
funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.

Your Profile:
– MSc degree in computer science, geography, biology, environmental 
science or another relevant field
– Strong background in managing and processing large databases, 
preferably of environmental and biodiversity data
– Strong expertise in geographic information systems (GIS)
– Interests in the fields of biodiversity research and global change 
ecology, creativity and enthusiasm
– Beneficial are the expertise in advanced statistical analyses with R
– Good communication skills
– Proficiency in English (knowledge of German is not mandatory, but 
– Ability to work in a team and under the pressure of limited time resources