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Hiring assistant for paralelization of R scripts
Estación Biológica de Doñana
I am hiring an IT service in order to obtain assistance with the paralelization of R scripts for ecological modelling. Requisites: experience with R, spatial analysis, Linux and SLURM. Possibility to submit an official invoice to be paid after the service is provided, by the Estación Biológica de Donãna. Negotiable price for the service, in the range of 1000-3000 Euro. This announce will be valid until the service is hired.
PhD position
ETH Zurich, Switzerland AND EU Joint Research Centre, Italy
Sustainable peatland management by mapping, monitoring and modelling the Carbon cycle
The Amazon Borderlands Spatial Analysis Team at the University of Richmond is looking for a
research assistant to work on a NASA-funded SERVIR project focused on understanding the
effects of land cover change on ecosystem services in the Southwestern Amazon. We seek a
research assistant interested in applied science, and working with stakeholders from academia,
government, NGOS, and indigenous groups across Peru and Brazil to support decision making.
The research technician will support the greater goals of the project, mentor undergraduates
and, assist, develop, and undertake their own spatial and statistical analysis projects. We
envision this position most suitable for a recent college or masters graduate interested in climate
change, sustainability, and tropical forests. We expect the research assistant to be a self-starter,
motivated to expand and develop their own research skills.
PhD Position
University of Hong Kong
Applications are invited for a PhD in terrestrial ecology, in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Hong Kong. Applicants should have a strong background in terrestrial ecology with experience in tropical rainforest ecology and insect ecology. Applicants from all countries are eligible to apply.

Contact Dr Louise Ashton (

For information on how to apply see:
Field assistant
University of Cambridge
Call for field assistants for a research project on sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation in Andhra Pradesh.
Project summary: The project will compare the biodiversity value (with a focus on birds and insect pollinators) and the benefit of insect pollinators to crop yield between Andhra Pradesh community-managed natural farming (APCNF) sites and conventional (agro-chemical) farming sites.
Location: West Godavari, East Godavari, Visakhapatnam, and/or Vizianagaram (Andhra Pradesh). The exact field sites are yet to be determined. The field assistants may be asked to assist with this as well.

Contact details: or ; Whatsapp: 00436603478661
Field assistant 1: Pollinator surveyor
The field assistant will help conduct pollinator exclusion and pollen supplementation experiments, as well as timed crop-flower counts and transects walks. The field assistant must be (highly) skilled at spotting and identifying insect specimens.
Field assistant 2: Bird surveyor
The field assistant will help conduct repeat-visit point counts at sampling points within farmland sites and natural ecosystems. The field assistant must have excellent bird identification skills.
Both field assistants need to be fluent in Telugu and English.
Remuneration: 15,000 – 20,000 rupees per month (depending on the level of experience). All travel, food, and accommodation expenses are covered.
Dates: The first field campaign will be from around November 2021 – January/February 2022. However, this is a multi-year project. Hence, there will be two more field campaigns (roughly from September – February each year).
Indian nationals only.

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