THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Postdoctoral Fellow in Conservation Science

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
26 Feb 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2019
Ref
494110
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

The University of Hong Kong 's highest priorities are to create opportunities for the very best academic talents to excel and to advance human knowledge to the benefit of society. We serve the needs of Hong Kong, the wider region and the rest of the world.

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biological Sciences (26000)
Categories: Academic-related Staff

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 494110), to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Conservation Science, Ecology, Environmental Social Sciences or equivalent.  They should have a strong background in human-wildlife interactions and bridging studies of animal ecology and human dimensions of conservation. Experience in analysing spatial data is highly desirable.  Experience in handling quantitative data and knowledge of Chinese language would be highly desirable.  The appointee will study the distribution and frequency of reported incidents of “conflict” between humans and wild boar (Sus scrofa) in Hong Kong.  He/She will develop research projects on both the human and animal dimensions of this interaction, including distribution of the boar and its relation to human perspectives on the animal.  Field data collection could be included, depending on the preferences and skills of the appointee, and there are also possibilities to tailor projects according to his/her interests, e.g. to include citizen science and science-policy interface.  More information about the research can be found at https://www.hannahsmumby.co.uk.  Enquiries about the post should be sent to Dr. Hannah Mumby at hsmumby@hku.hk.  

A highly competitive salary commensurate with the 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 an up-to-date C.V. with references, a cover letter and a brief statement of research interests.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until March 29, 2019, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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