Post-doctoral Fellow at the Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Ecology Research Group

Ref.: 504598
Work type: Full-time
Department: The Swire Institute of Marine Science (25401)
Categories: Academic-related Staff
Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow at the Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Ecology Research Group in the Swire Institute of Marine Science (SWIMS) and the Research Division for Ecology and Biodiversity (Ref.: 504598), to commence as soon as possible for two years, with the possibility of a one-year extension.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Marine Biology/Ecology related disciplines, with a strong research background in Ecophysiology, Molecular Ecology, Microbiology, Evolutionary Biology. Work experience in ecophysiology, host-microbiome and/or population genetics/genomics of seagrasses (particularly using RADseq) is highly desirable. Applicants should have a demonstrated record of scientific publications, strong communication skills, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and be highly motivated. They should also have postgraduate experience in experimental design/analysis, and experience in conducting fieldwork in intertidal/subtidal environments.

The appointee will lead a recently funded grant that explores the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of endangered seagrasses in Asia. He/She will oversee literature reviews, collect and analyse data, prepare manuscripts and reports, mentor junior research staff, and perform other research-related duties as assigned. He/She will also coordinate activities with our international collaborations across Asia. Opportunity to undertake field or laboratory experiments in Hong Kong and overseas (depending on travel restrictions) will be provided. The appointee will work at SWIMS facilities located at HKU main campus and at Cape D’Aguilar. More information about SWIMS and the iBEER lab can be found at http://www.swims.hku.hk and http://www.ibeerlab.com , respectively. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Juan Diego Gaitan-Espitia at jdgaitan@hku.hk .

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. At current rates, salaries tax does not exceed 15% of gross income.

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload a cover letter which outlines research experience, an up-to-date C.V. with proof of research experience and publication list, and contact information of 3 referees. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until August 31, 2021 , or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised: Jul 13, 2021 (HK Time)
Applications close: Aug 31, 2021 (HK Time)

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