Senior Research Fellow, Trait-based Restoration Ecology in Tropical Wetland

27 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
27 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The College of Science seeks a diverse and inclusive workforce and is committed to equality of opportunity. We welcome applications from all and recruit on the basis of merit, regardless of age, race, gender, religion, marital status and family responsibilities, or disability

The Senior Research Fellow will join an interdisciplinary research team in the Asian School of the Environment that investigates the underlying social and ecological processes of tropical peatland restoration in Southeast Asia. In particular, the selected Senior Research Fellow will apply plant trait-based approaches to understand tropical swamp ecosystem functioning with wider applications in restoration of degraded tropical peatlands.

Job Responsibilities

  • Implement field and laboratory experiments to collect data on plant litter carbon and nutrient flows in tropical swamp forests
  • Create and update field-based and databases and undertake statistical analyses of field and laboratory data advancing trait-based ecology in tropical swamp forests
  • Work closely with existing interdisciplinary socioecological research team supporting with data management and statistical analysis to produce high impact peer-reviewed research publications
  • Mentor junior research staff and support students within the research team and wider laboratory groups
  • Publish research in peer reviewed scientific journals

Job Requirements

  • PhD degree in plant ecology, restoration ecology or conservation science
  • A minimum of five years post-doctoral experience, preferable in tropical plant ecology, restoration ecology and tropical swamp ecology
  • Knowledge of trait-based ecology and application to understand carbon and nutrient flows, particular regarding plant litter
  • Experience with statistical analysis with R or any other programming language would be preferred
  • Prior track record of publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Evidence of international collaborative network in tropical peatland restoration ecology

We regret to inform that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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