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BC3 - Basque Centre for Climate Change

A Full-time Technician / Technical Assistant for RECODYN project

Research Field: Environmental science 
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Job Summary

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), offers a full-time technician position to support the research activities in the context of the European Research Council (ERC) project RECODYN (ID: 101043548), led by Dr. Daniel Montoya. This is a 5-year research project funded by the ERC that will be developed at the ‘Biodiversity, Ecosystems and Global Change’ lab, and within the framework of the Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Line (RL3).

The technician will participate in the Metatron mesocosm experiment ( to study experimental ecosystem recovery dynamics. Communities sampled will consist on plants and insects involved in both mutualistic (e.g. pollinators) and antagonistic interactions (e.g. herbivores). Several ecosystem functions related with biomass production, respiration and interaction rates will be sampled, together with various stability properties.

Job Description

Key responsibilities:

Manage the mesocosm experiments in collaboration with the local technical manager
Be in charge of the mesocosm maintenance
Support the two experimental postdocs and the PhD involved in the mesocosm sampling, freeing them up to analyse results, write papers and disseminate results at international conferences
Support the organization of project meetings and conferences across the project

Main requirements/skills:

Degree in Biology or Environmental Sciences, or similar. Previous experience in sampling biological communities, and knowledge of plant-insect communities is desirable but not indispensable
The applicant must have good interpersonal and communication skills, as well as excellent written and oral command of English is required. Good command of French is also highly desirable because the experimental platform is located in France
Ability to work collaboratively. Sampling will involve a group of people.

IMPORTANT: Applications including links to previous works/projects/initiatives that show how the applicant meets these requirements will be given priority.


Benefits and work environment:

Interdisciplinary and inspiring work environment. The candidate will join a vibrant interdisciplinary research center of empirical and theoretical ecologists, computer scientists, economists and social scientists.
Combination of office and field work in two neighboring countries (Spain, France). Quiet and spacious workspaces
Possibility of participating in internal training, learning, or corporate social responsibility activities of the center
35-hour week work calendar
30 days of vacation per year

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Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week   
Company/Institute Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) 
Country SPAIN 
State/Province Bizkaia 
City Leioa 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization BC3 - Basque Centre for Climate Change 
Organization/Institution Type Research Laboratory 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab  
Country SPAIN 
City Leioa 
Postal Code E-48940 
Street Parque Científico de la UPV - Bº Sarriena, s/n - Edificio Sede, 1-planta 1ª 
Phone +34 944 014 690 
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Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2022-10-25 
Application Deadline 2022-11-30 
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