THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

Post-doctoral Fellow, School of Biological Sciences

Location
Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
Posted
18 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
30 Mar 2022
Ref
508890
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

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

Applications are invited for appointment as Post-doctoral Fellow in Ecology and Biodiversity in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 508890), to commence on August 1, 2022 for three years.

The Faculty of Science provides a supportive and friendly environment and has embarked on a programme of recruitment to invest in areas of acknowledged strength and internationally competitive activity. Information about the Faculty can be obtained at https://www.scifac.hku.hk/ and https://www.cpao.hku.hk/firstandforemost/rankings.

The Research Programme in Ecology and Biodiversity (EB) is one of the two research areas at the School of Biological Science. EB oversees a range of projects on fundamental research in ecology and evolution as well as applied work on environmental change, wildlife forensics and conservation. It has strengths in ecology, evolutionary and environmental biology, marine sciences, as well as in global change and conservation biology. For more information on EB, please visit: https://www.scifac.hku.hk/research/research-divisions-and-units/research-divisions/ebd.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, Population and Quantitative Genetics, Computational Genomics, or a related field. Good communication skills, willingness and ability to supervise and mentor students and colleagues are expected.

The appointee will help strengthen research performance of the research programme in Ecology and Biodiversity by joining Merilä Lab (www.biodiversitygenetics.com) in which the main research foci are ecological genetics and evolutionary biology. Our current projects include but not limited to the studies of recombination rate variation; variation in rates of de novo mutations in small and large populations; sex chromosome evolution; quantitative genetics of ecologically important traits; and conservation genetics of birds and fishes. The appointee can either join one of the ongoing projects in the laboratory or propose their own ideas for research directions. Enquiries about the post should be sent to Professor Merilä at merila@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 applications for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., publication list, a cover letter and a letter of intent explaining why they would like to be considered for the position in PDF format. Applicants should also name two referees who are able to provide reference letters. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until March 30, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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