Thanks to the generous support of Bord Bia, the National Biodiversity Data Centre is looking to employ an Officer on a 7-month Fixed Term Contract to support Origin Green companies in identifying and implementing biodiversity targets in 2021. This is an exciting opportunity to join the small team at the National Biodiversity Data Centre, and to help support businesses in taking actions for biodiversity within the framework of the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan. The post will involve working closely with Bord Bia as well as with individual businesses.
Details and information on how to apply can be found here:
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The closing date for applications is Monday, 3rd May 2021 @ 17:00hrs.
March 26, 2021: The current call for applications is open. The deadline is May 31, 2021.
The OFI International Postdoctoral Fellowship Program offers an opportunity for early career PhDs to conduct innovative, full time, collaborative research that is aligned with OFI's research priorities.
The term of the award is two years. Successful candidates will be based at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with frequent travel to and from one of our partner institutions in Europe or the United States, providing Fellows with exposure to diverse research approaches. These partners are:
The OFI International Postdoctoral Fellowship is awarded for two years and is non-renewable. The award provides total compensation of $55,000 CAD/year plus benefits (see 'Postdoctoral Fellow Employees'), and $15,000 CAD/year for work-related travel costs which include relocation expenses, travel to partner institutions, conferences, workshops, summer schools, and the non-travel exception for the purchase of a laptop/computer to a maximum amount of $1,500 CAD. Expenses such as long-term accommodation and visa application fees are not eligible expenses.
Terms and conditions
The applicant’s proposed work should complement OFI’s research priorities. OFI will expect successful candidates to participate in research life at their selected institution (for example, participating in at least one presentation of their research in a departmental seminar, undergraduate lecture, or a public lecture during their research stay). Fellows must acknowledge OFI in all publications arising from their participation in the program and must notify OFI of any scholarly articles or books published, as well as media interviews. They must also contribute to OFI’s annual submission to its funding agency.
For logistical purposes, successful applicants must be based and start at Dalhousie University for the two years of the fellowship.
Appointment & Application ProcessSuccessful applicants should expect to begin their Fellowship within 1 year of their offer letter being accepted. In this round, the OFI anticipates awarding up to 8 Fellowships.
Step 1: Prepare
Step 2: Develop an application
Note: The link above will take you to the Dalhousie University job listing where you will apply to this position and submit your completed application.
Selection criteriaThe Selection Committee will use the following criteria to assess applications:
Identify with an equity deserving groupThe OFI is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The OFI encourages applications from Indigenous persons, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.
Contact informationFor further information please contact:
Dr. Carl Peters
Research Programs Manager
Telephone: +1 902 999 3165
A Queen's University Belfast chemical engineering student on a summer internship at the Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo, Japan. © David Chambers
Registration is now open for 2021 placements - the closing date is 22 April 2021.Register now for 2021
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Last updated: 25/02/2021
Closing date: Monday 5 April 2021
Salary: £9.50 per hour (Real Living Wage) plus 9% pension contribution.
Contract type: Internship / Working hours: Full time
Location: Plumgarths, Crook Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA8 8LX
The Marine Futures Internship Programme offers a unique opportunity to candidates who are passionate and enthusiastic about the marine environment. The Marine Futures Interns will gain skills, knowledge and experience across a variety of sectors in this exciting field to help direct and shape their future career ambitions.Location: Kendal, Cumbria (initially home based)
The internship will be based in Kendal, Cumbria. Although initially home based, induction, training and work will be a mixture of online, and in the office or field where this can be done in line with COVID-19 procedures. Training and meetings with partner organisations will be online at first but travel across the North West and further afield might be required at times.
Duration: Full-time (35 hrs per week) fixed-term for 6 months from 24 May – 19 November 2021.
The opportunity: The Marine Futures Internship Programme offers a unique opportunity to candidates who are passionate and enthusiastic about the marine environment. The Marine Futures Interns will gain skills, knowledge and experience across a variety of sectors in this exciting field to help direct and shape their future career ambitions.
This internship programme is funded by The Crown Estate and project managed by the North West Wildlife Trusts. The programme is run in partnership with The Crown Estate, the North West Wildlife Trusts, Ørsted and Natural England. Each partner organisation provides opportunities for the intern to develop skills in specialist areas including, marine conservation advice, sustainable fisheries, renewable energy development, marine policy, and community engagement.
The successful intern will follow a varied schedule that will allow them to gain a range of skills and experiences including: working with a variety of teams across different sectors; writing for different audiences; working with local communities to raise awareness about environmental issues; undertaking surveys; the use of social media in the workplace; delivering media interviews and presentations; and participating in online meetings, training and webinars.
The intern will also get the chance to undertake an independent research project, looking into a practical topic of relevance to all partner organisations. This will involve working remotely with different teams across the partner organisations.
What we are looking for: An intern who can build on their existing skills and knowledge to make the most of this unique experience. Applicants should have a good understanding of current marine issues and some experience of working or volunteering within the marine sector. Most importantly, we are looking for candidates who are passionate and enthusiastic about the marine environment and have a willingness to learn. Due to current COVID-19 working restrictions, we are looking for someone who is organised, self-motivated, and able to work well within a remote team. A full driving licence and access to a car with business use insurance is desirable.
Funded PhD in Geo/Soil/Environmental chemistry at the University of Auckland (3 years)
Applications are invited to do a PhD on erionite weathering and transport in soil to be based at the School of
Environment, The University of Auckland, New Zealand. The successful applicant will contribute the new MBIE
Endeavour project, “Assessing and managing the risk of carcinogenic erionite in New Zealand”. This position
is a great opportunity to be part of a large interdisciplinary consortium based in New Zealand and overseas,
and to carry out research on a topic that has been poorly explored up to now. The key focus of the PhD
candidate will be to determine the fate of erionite in soil profile and overlying bedrock (e.g. weathering,
transport processes). Contributions to related activities are also expected (e.g. mapping, development of
diagnostic tool and risk assessment). Results will be disseminated through a range of channels and will have
impact in the international scientific community as well as for local risk managers. The project will thus provide
many opportunities to develop a set of scientific and transferable skills that are valuable for career
development. Supervisors are Melanie Kah and Martin Brook. The successful candidate will receive a tax‐free
stipend of up to NZ$28,500 annually, for up to 36 months. In addition, while in receipt of the scholarship, the
University will cover your tuition and student services fees in full.
The ideal candidate will have:
-A MSc/Hons (or equivalent) in geochemistry, mineralogy, soil chemistry or related disciplines.
-Demonstrated strong research skills including research methods, writing, presentation.
-Experience (or strong interest) in performing field work and laboratory experiments involving
hazardous chemicals, and running analytical instruments (XRD, SEM and TEM in particular).
- Good organisation, collaborative and project management skills
-Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
-A full driver’s license.
Starting date: between now and December 2021. We will review applications on 1st March 2021 (or until the
position is filled). In view of the current border closure, we strongly encourage candidates who are already in
NZ to apply. If you are an excellent match to this job description, but are overseas, please feel free to apply!
How to apply: Please send one pdf document including your CV (2 pages max.), a letter of motivation (1 page
max.) and an example of your own written work (e.g. thesis, article) to Melanie Kah