UNEP internships

 
Students from a wide range of disciplines are able to apply, and depending on qualifications, are selected for internships that relate either to the organization’s strategic activities or to administrative or technical functions. Internships afford you the opportunity to work in a multi-cultural international organization.
Requirements
  • The applicant MUST be in his/her third or fourth year of under-graduate (BA/BSc.) or in a graduate (Masters) or post-graduate (PhD) programme, and must continue to be enrolled during the period of the internship and after.
  • Willingness to intern on a full-time basis spending five days a week for a period of not less than THREE MONTHS and not exceeding SIX MONTHS.
  • Send a letter of endorsement from his/her educational institution, attesting to the fact that he/she is currently a registered student and will continue to be enrolled for the envisaged period of the internship. A letter from any one of the following personnel is suggested:
    • Dean of Students or Dean of Faculty
    • Registrar
    • Placement Office
  • Fluency in English is mandatory; knowledge of any other UN language (French or Spanish) is an advantage
http://www.unep.org/vacancies/default.asp?vac_level=Interns

Remunerated PhD positions

  1. PhD position No. 11 in Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN HypoTRAIN: Linking flow, biogeochemical cycling and micropollutant transformation
    Country:GERMANY | Organisation: Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. | Research fields: Environmental science |Application deadline: 15/05/2015
  2. PhD position No. 5 in Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN HypoTRAIN: Coupled reactive transport modelling of hyporheic zone processes
    Country:GERMANY | Organisation: Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. | Research fields: Environmental science |Application deadline: 15/05/2015
  3. PhD position with a focus on large-scale surface water-groundwater exchange
    Country:SWEDEN | Organisation: Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. | Research fields: Environmental science |Application deadline: 08/01/2015
  4. PhD position in atmospheric chemistry
    Country:FRANCE | Organisation: The Opal-Coast University | Research fields: Chemistry, Environmental science | Application deadline: 31/01/2015
  5. PhD position No. 4 in Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN HypoTRAIN: Biogeochemical processing along hyporheic flow paths
    Country:GERMANY | Organisation: Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. | Research fields: Environmental science |Application deadline: 15/05/2015

10 doctoral fellowships in Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Natural Sciences

SALSA, the Graduate School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, is announcing 10 doctoral fellowships to begin on April 1st, 2015. The program offers a structured, three-year period of multidisciplinary research combined with an integrated curriculum in Analytical Sciences.

Applications will be accepted upon submission via our online application tool only (www.analytical-sciences.de), which will be accessible from October 14th until November 16th, 2014. Graduate students (master’s degree or equivalent) in chemistry, biology, physics and related disciplines with an interest in Analytical Sciences as well as graduates with a background in natural sciences education are invited to apply. For further information please visit http://www.analytical-sciences.de

15 PhD positions (Early Stage Researchers, ESR) in the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie MSCA-ETN Project REDMUD


Complete information here.

Positions number 7 and 8 are below.

ESR 7: Process Intensification for rare earth element recovery from BR
Objectives: To intensify the leaching of REEs from BR by different mineral acids by the use of ultrasound reactors, and to determine the optimal process parameters; To use carbon dioxide for the neutralisation of BR.
Host: KU Leuven (Belgium)
Supervisor: Prof. T. Van Gerven (tom.vangerven@cit.kuleuven.be) & Prof. K. Binnemans
Duration*: 36 months

ESR 8: Recovery of rare earths with supported ionic liquid phases  
Objectives: To use supported ionic liquid phases (SILPs) to recover REEs, and especially Sc, from acidic leachates; To develop models to describe the sorption of the metal ions on the SILPs; To investigate different ionic liquid/solid support combinations in SILPs; To perform separation experiments with SILPs in chromatographic columns.
Host: KU Leuven (Belgium)
Supervisor: Prof. K. Binnemans (koen.binnemans@chem.kuleuven.be) Duration*: 36 months

UNIÓN EUROPEA – PROJECT MANAGER – WISE-MARINE. EEA/CA/2014/5

The European Environment Agency (EEA) is organising an open competition with a view to recruiting a contract agent to work as Project Manager in the field of WISE-Marine and further with a view to establishing a reserve list. More information here.
 
Job description: An analyst with expertise in developing information systems covering the marine environment as project manager for developing the marine component of the Water Information System for Europe (WISE-Marine), to support data analysis and GIS based modelling associated with EEAs assessments of the marine environment. Particular focus will be on developing the reference layers and data flows needed in support of marine assessments and will encompass observations made in the marine environment and associated indicators, maritime statistics, geographic information, and processed information such as that stemming from MS assessments.
 
Deadline18/06/2014
La Agencia Europea de Medio Ambiente (AEMA) organíza un concurso público para contratar un agente como Gerente de Proyectos en WISE-Marine y, asimismo, para establecer una lista de reserva.
 
Descripción del trabajo: Un analista experimentado con experiencia en el desarrollo de sistemas de información que abarque el medio marino como jefe de proyecto para el desarrollo del componente marino de “Sistema de Información sobre el Agua para Europa” (WISE-Marine), apoyando el análisis de datos e GIS basado en la modelización asociada con la AEMA de evaluaciones del medio marino.

Becas de tecnólogos y para la formación de personal investigador

Se ha publicado la ORDEN 673/2014, de 29 de abril, de la Consejería de Medio Ambiente y Ordenación del Territorio, por la que se aprueba la convocatoria, para el año 2014, de becas de tecnólogos y para la formación de personal investigador, para la realización de tesis doctorales en los ámbitos agrario, alimentario y medioambiental, en el Instituto Madrileño de Investigación y Desarrollo Rural, Agrario y Alimentario (IMIDRA) de la Comunidad de Madrid
Plazo: 15 días hábiles a partir del día siguiente a la publicación de la convocatoria en el BOCM

CONVOCATORIA PLAZAS PERSONAL DOCENTE E INVESTIGADOR CONTRATADO (13 de mayo de 2014)

UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE MADRID

Código de concurso: 20140513-136
Centro:Facultad de Ciencias
Departamento de:Biología
Área de Conocimiento:Biología Celular
Nº de plazas:1
Procedencia de la plaza:CI1285-A
Categoría:Ayudante
Dedicación:Tiempo completo
Actividades:Docencia práctica en cualquiera de las asignaturas del Área de Biología Celular impartidas por el Departamento de Biología y realización de Tesis Doctoral en el Departamento.
Vigencia del contrato:2 años, renovable

Código de concurso: 20140513-137
Centro:Facultad de Ciencias
Departamento de:Biología
Área de Conocimiento:Fisiología
Nº de plazas:1
Procedencia de la plaza:CI2096-A
Categoría:Ayudante
Dedicación:Tiempo completo
Actividades:Docencia práctica en cualquiera de las asignaturas del Área de Fisiología impartidas por el Departamento de Biología y realización de Tesis Doctoral en el Departamento.
Vigencia del contrato:2 años,renovable.

Código de concurso: 20140513-138
Centro:Facultad de Ciencias
Departamento de:Biología
Área de Conocimiento:Zoología
Nº de plazas:1
Procedencia de la plaza:CI2137-A
Categoría:Ayudante
Dedicación:Tiempo completo
Actividades: Docencia práctica en cualquiera de las asignaturas del Área de Zoología impartidas por el Departamento de Biología y realización de Tesis Doctoral en el Departamento.
Vigencia del contrato:2 años,renovable

Código de concurso: 20140513-139
Centro:Facultad de Ciencias
Departamento de:Biología
Área de Conocimiento:Botánica
Nº de plazas:1
Procedencia de la plaza:CI1381-A
Categoría:Profesor Contratado Doctor Interino
Dedicación:Tiempo completo
Actividades:Docencia en las asignaturas del área de Botánica impartidas por el Departamento de Biología e Investigación en Sistemática de Briófitos.
Vigencia del contrato:hasta que se ocupe la plaza de forma definitiva

Código de concurso: 20140513-237
Centro: Escuela PolitécnicaSuperior
Departamento:Ingeniería Informática
Área de Conocimiento:Lenguajes y Sistemas Informáticos
Nº de plazas:1
Procedencia:PO1255-A
Categoría: Profesor Asociado
Dedicación: Tiempo Parcial (6horas)
Docencia:Primer semestre: Autómatas y Lenguajes (jueves de 16 a 18h y de 18 a 20h, y martes de 17 a 19h). Segundo semestre: Fundamentos de Sistemas Informáticos (martes, miércoles y jueves de 14 a 16h).
Vigencia:De 8 de septiembre de 2014 a 10 de julio de 2015

El resto aquí

JOBS

Contrato Indefinido, Jornada Completa, 18.000 € – 27.000 € 
Ldo – Ciencias Ambientales
– Experiencia previa de 3 años
– Inglés a nivel técnico
– Ofimática a nivel usuario
– Valorable CAD y sistemas de información geográfica
– Conocimientos técnicos específicos sobre depuración de aguas residuales, mantenimientos de equipos e instalaciones de depuración.
– Gestión de residuos industriales.
 
Ldos en biología, biomedicina, bioquímica o biotecnología para redacción y elaboración de proyectos y memorias técnicas relativas a estas especialidades y en materia de i+d. Nuestros clientes son en gran medida empresas industriales y también de servicios, pertenecientes a diversos sectores económicos y tecnológicos.
El trabajo se desarrollará en nuestra sede principal en Madrid en el barrio de salamanca y en un entorno de trabajo de un equipo joven de consultores titulados y especialistas en distintas materias y tecnologías. La formación necesaria para desarrollar las tareas encargadas será en gran medida interna, impartida por nuestros consultores senior en el puesto de trabajo.
Experiencia mínima al menos 1 año
Conocimientos necesarios:  Ofimática
Requisitos:Capacidad de redacción, argumentación y de desarrollo de ideas, trabajo en equipo, organización personal en función de objetivos, iniciativa personal y proactividad, habilidades sociales, capacidad de aprendizaje.
EXPERIENCIA EN REDACCIÓN DE PROYECTOS DE I+D, TÉCNICOS, DE CONSULTORÍA O COLABORACIÓN CON DEPARTAMENTOS DE INVESTIGACIÓN UNIVERSITARIOS
Posibilidad de incorporación a nuestro modelo de carrera de una firma en crecimiento nacional.

10 Research Fellowships to excellent junior academics. Deadline: 1 June 2014.
Applications are wel­come from candidates of all dis­ci­plines who have completed their doc­to­ral studies within the last three years. Ap­pli­cants must present an independent research project as part of their ap­pli­cation. The project must be sup­por­ted by a professor of LMU Munich.

Postdoctoral Researcher – Environmental Sciences – Forest Modelling PostDoc Position (University of Freiburg · Biometry and Environmental System Analysis) 
The ideal candidate has a PhD and a background that combines ecology or forest sciences with modeling and statistics. While not compulsory, prior experience with forest models (LPJ-GUESS), C/C++ programming, data analysis, Bayesian statistics and functional ecology will be a bonus. We search for a colleague with an appreciation of scientific rigor, a passion for research, and an excellent publication record.

Research task: The position is funded within the framework of the Biodiversity Exploratories, a platform for biodiversity research on three sites across Germany. The PostDoc will use data from these sites to parameterize the LPJ-GUESS ecosystem model, and subsequently test a number of hypotheses regarding resource and niche portioning between the tree species. The project will collaborate with colleagues from the Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre in Frankfurt, and there will be ample opportunities for networking and professional interactions beyond this core group through the embedding in the Biodiversity Exploratories and an additional EU COST Action on forest modeling.
Location and working place: Freiburg is a medium size university town in southern Germany. It is generally considered a very attractive place to live in due to its favorable climate, its geographic location, and its cultural and social life. The University of Freiburg, located within walking distance to the city center, harbors an active and international research community in the field of Ecology and Environmental Sciences. More information about the research interests of the Department of Biometry & Environmental System Analysis can be found at http://www.biom.uni-freiburg.de/
Conditions: The position is available for a period of three years. The position is paid according to salary level E 13 (TVL) and is available immediately.
Application: Please address your application (comprising a cover letter explaining your reasons to apply for this position as well as qualifications that you find particularly relevant for this position, a CV, short statement of research interests, and contact details of two or more references) in a single PDF-file sending an email here. Questions can be addressed to Florian Hartig. An initial selection will be made on 12th of May 2014, but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Computational Population Genetics & Viral Drug-Resistance Evolution PostDoc Position (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne · School of Life Science, Switzerland, Lausanne)

The Jensen Lab has two open postdoc positions.  In both cases, the ideal candidate will work on the intersection of theory development, statistical method design, and data analysis. However, candidates with particular expertise in one of these areas, with an interest to develop the others, will be happily considered.
The first will be centered around the study of cryptic coloration in wild mouse populations – a long-term Swiss NSF funded collaboration between our group, the Hoekstra Lab (Harvard), and the Excoffier Lab (Berne) – with the possibility of spending time in all three groups. The project has recently undergone a large expansion, and this new hire will work on both novel population genetic method development for the joint inference of selection and demography, as well as the analysis of multiple newly generated datasets. For examples of recent lab publications in this area, please see:
1) Linnen et al. 2009. On the origin and spread of an adaptive allele in Peromyscus mice. Science 325: 1095-98.
2) Domingues et al. 2012. Targeted re-sequencing reveals a single recent origin of a beneficial pigment allele in cryptic beach mice. Evolution 66: 3209-23.
3) Linnen et al. 2013. Adaptive evolution of multiple traits through multiple mutations at a single gene. Science 339: 1312-16.

The second will be centered around the study of viral drug-resistance evolution utilizing both experimental and clinical data, a long-term European Research Council (ERC) funded project. This new hire will work on both theory development related to extensions of Fisher’s Geometric Model, method development pertaining to the inference of the distribution of fitness effects, as well as the analysis of large-scale datasets from both Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and influenza virus . For examples of recent lab publications in this area, please see:
1) Renzette et al. 2013. Demography and selection contribute to the rapid evolution of cytomegalovirus within human hosts. PLoS Genetics 9(9): e1003735.
2) Bank et al. 2014. A Bayesian MCMC approach to assess the complete distribution of fitness effects of new mutations: uncovering the potential for adaptive walks in challenging environments. Genetics 196: 841-52.
3) Foll et al. 2014. Influenza virus drug resistance: a time-sampled population genetics perspective. PLoS Genetics 10(2): e1004185.

The Jensen Lab is an active research group, with current postdocs and PhD students coming from backgrounds spanning biology, mathematics, and computer science. We are located in the School of Life Sciences at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva and at the base of the Alps.  The working language of the lab is English. 

Starting dates are flexible, and salaries are highly competitive (newly appointed postdocs begin at CHF 81,000 = EUR 66,000 = USD 92,000 / year). Both positions have available funding for three years, and contracts are renewed annually. Interested applicants should send a CV, contact information for three references, as well as a cover letter stating general research interests as well as fit to the desired position. Applications should be sent to this email by June 01, 2014.