Postdoctoral Fellow in Tropical Phenology and Carbon Cycles

Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong
02 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
15 Apr 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biological Sciences (26000)
Categories: Senior Research Staff & Post-doctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow in Tropical Phenology and Carbon Cycles  

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral fellow position at the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 519228). The appointee will be working at the Research Area for Ecology and Biodiversity under the supervision of Dr. Jin Wu, in a topic related to Tropical Phenology and Carbon Cycles, to commence June 1st 2023 or as soon after for one year, with the possibility of renewal for two additional years, subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability.

The appointee will work on an exciting and interdisciplinary project, which will integrate cutting-edge remote sensing with machine learning and fundamental ecophysiological theories to understand the patterns and drivers of tropical phenology and its implications to regional carbon cycles and large-scale ecosystem stability. He/She will work with Dr. Jin Wu and a strong collaborative team with broad expertise in plant ecophysiology, ecosystem modeling, eddy covariance techniques, satellite remote sensing, and high-performance computing. For further information, please contact Dr. Jin Wu (email:, or visit or Applicants for the position should have a Ph.D. in Ecology, Geography, Earth System Sciences, Remote Sensing, or a closely related field. Strong skills in data analysis, remote sensing and programing (e.g. R, Python, Matlab) are desirable. A good knowledge in phenology and remote sensing is essential. Excellent command of scientific writing and English is also a must.

In 2023, the University of Hong Kong was selected by the Times Higher Education as the most international university in the world. The University of Hong Kong is consistently ranked among the Top 30 best universities in the world.

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 and

The Research Area for Ecology and Biodiversity 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, please visit:

How to apply

The University only accepts online application for the above post. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., a cover letter, and contact information of two referees able to provide reference letters via email to Assistant Professor Jin Wu at Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until April 15, 2023, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

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