martes, noviembre 19, 2013

Post-doctoral Fellowship, National Museum of Natural History, Washington

Post-doctoral Fellowship, Evolution of Terrestrial Ecosystem (ETE) Program, Paleobiology Department, Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C.

Posting Date: November 19, 2013. Closing Date: December 31, 2013

Applications are invited for a two-year Research Fellowship (postdoctoral) in ecological community assembly and disassembly through time. This appointment provides a stipend of $45 K/yr and may be renewable for a second 2 years. The successful applicant will be expected to conduct independent macroecological research as part of an NSF-funded Research Coordination Network, “Synthesizing Deep Time and Recent Community Ecology,” which is investigating patterns and causal processes of animal and plant community assembly and disassembly over geological time and up to the present day. The awardee also will be expected to be involved in the scholarly activities of ETE, including workshops, presentations at professional meetings, etc.

General information about the ETE Program can be found at [1] and about the Paleobiology Department at [2].  More information about the ETE – RCN can be found at [3].

The ETE-RCN Fellow will be co-advised by Kate Lyons ( [4]), Kay Behrensmeyer ( [5]) and Nick Gotelli ( [6]).  The position will be based at the NMNH in Washington DC.

Priority will be given to proposals that use recent and/or fossil data to understand factors affecting community structure in plants and/or animals. Applicants should have good communication skills, a proven record of research accomplishment, and knowledge of ecology, paleoecology, macroecology, or a related field.  Fluency in R programming, expertise in modeling and spatial and temporal analyses, and a record of working with large databases are highly desirable.  For postdoctoral awards, a Ph.D. is required before 30 November 2013.

To apply, send as A SINGLE PDF including: (1) cover letter describing your interest in this post-doctoral position, relevant experience including R coding examples, and preferred start date; 2) proposed research for the initial 2-year interval (maximum of 5 double-spaced pages), (3) curriculum vitae; (4) 3 publications including a pdf of publication or other outlet where R code was used.  In addition, please arrange to have three letters of reference sent to Dr. Kate Lyons (

Application materials should be received by 31 DECEMBER 2013, addressed to:

Becas Santander para jóvenes investigadores

Se ha abierto la convocatoria de 2014  del programa "Becas Iberoamérica. Jóvenes Profesores e Investigadores. Santander Universidades",  con un planteamiento similar al de convocatorias anteriores. Se ofertan 200 becas para jóvenes investigadores. Sus bases podréis consultarlas en el documento adjunto. Os destaco las siguientes características:

- Dirigidas a profesores e investigadores preferentemente menores de 35 años.

-  Solicitud por parte del interesado a través de<>

- Plazo de presentación de solicitudes: de las 00:00 horas del día 07 de noviembre de 2013, a las 24:00 horas del día 03 de marzo de 2014. Solo serán aceptadas las solicitudes realizadas on-line, a través de la web

- Estancias en centros de investigación  y universidades iberoamericanas de países distintos al de origen, de al menos 2 meses

- Importe de la beca de 5.000 euros.

- Resolución por parte de un Comité Evaluador formado por especialistas, a partir del 30 de abril de 2014. La evaluación de los candidatos se basará en criterios de capacidad, mérito y objetividad apoyados en el currículum de cada candidato y en un proyecto de investigación y estancia presentado para participar en el Programa.