PhD Studentship, The Importance of Micro-Climate Refuges for Mammal Responses to Climate Change & Human Disturbance, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, UK
Deadline: 26 April 2017
Start Date: Sept 2017
Duration: 36 months
Climate change and deforestation of tropical rainforests are threatening the livelihoods of millions of people as these globally important ecosystems provide food and medicines, store carbon, influence global climate, provide water supplies, and have high biodiversity. Because tropical animals are adapted to the relatively stable tropical climate they are disproportionately sensitive to climate change. Still, most climate change research occurs in temperate zones. In particular, more information is needed on how tropical animals may use micro-climatic refuges within a forest to avoid harsh climatic conditions and manage exposure to biting insect and parasites (which prefer hot wet places). We have the unique opportunity to determine the role micro-refuges play in buffering primates against climate change at a well-studied UNESCO World Heritage site in Indonesia and identify how the availability of micro-refuges changes as a result of human disturbance. Specifically, the project links new approaches
and developments in micro-climate research and drone image recording and analysing techniques to determine (1) how primates select micro-habitats (height, exposure) to manage thermal regulation and minimise exposure to biting insects and parasites; and (2) how the availability of the required micro-habitats is affected by human influences.
The project is timely because we are at the brink of a global extinction crisis but scientists are still struggling to predict how species will respond to climate change and human disturbance. In addition, starting this project now means it can fully benefit from the establishment of a Bournemouth University-led international network of micro-climate specialists (Leverhulme International Networking Grant 2017 to P. Gillingham et al.). This ensures that the project is connected to similar projects across the globe and will have an international audience during the network’s workshops to improve methods and share findings on the newest emerging theories and techniques.
Preferably a 1st class honours degree and/or a relevant Master’s degree with distinction or equivalent Grade Point Average. If English is not your first language you’ll need IELTS 6.5 (Academic) or above.
The ideal candidate has field research skills and experience in the tropics, GIS skills, and quantitative ecological analyses skills and a master’s degree in a related field is desired.For more information check out our full entry requirements.
Conservation Officer (Wildlife Crime Hotline), Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT), Malaysia
Deadline: 30 Nov 2016
MYCAT is looking for a motivated Malaysian to facilitate and encourage public participation in efforts to combat wildlife crime in Malaysia. The major functions of this position focus on operation of the Wildlife Crime Hotline, which was established in 2007 to meet the need for more accurate and timely information from the public. The relevant training and mentorship for this position will be provided.
- Manage the Wildlife Crime Hotline
- Monitor major wildlife crime cases
- Provide information to the authorities to fight crimes against wildlife and habitat
Send a cover letter of application with your current curriculum vitae to the MYCAT Secretariat’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org
Conservation Officer (Outreach), Malaysian Conservation Alliance for Tigers (MYCAT), Malaysia
Deadline: 30 Nov 2016
MYCAT is looking for a motivated Malaysian to raise public consciousness and facilitate public participation in wildlife conservation with the Malayan tiger as the flagship species. The major functions of this position focus on MYCAT volunteer and outreach programmes, initiated in 2005. The relevant training and mentorship will be provided.
- Coordinate and implement volunteer programmes, including school outreach, roadshow events, and Citizen Action for Tigers (CAT) Walk (citizenactionfortigers.my)
- Passionate for wildlife conservation
- Friendly and outgoing personality
- A degree/diploma is not essential; candidates with commensurate skills and experience will be considered
- Innovative, creative and detail-oriented
- Minimum related work experience of 2 years
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Fluent in spoken English and Bahasa Malaysia, excellent in written English
- Ability to work independently while complementing team dynamics
- Ability to travel independently to rural locations, possess a valid driver’s licence
- Ability to multi-task and posses a strong work ethic
- Good administrative and IT skills with MS office suite, social media platforms, MailChimp, etc
- Experience in business development and marketing is a bonus
- Interest or experience in outdoor activities such as hiking and camping is desirable
Send a cover letter of application with your current curriculum vitae to the MYCAT Secretariat’s Office at email@example.com
For more info: http://mycat.my/vacancy-conservation-officer-outreach/
PhD position in Dugong Acoustics, Japan and Malaysia.
Interested parties please e-mail Louisa Ponnampalam at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. Please also submit a CV and Letter of Intent.
Basic eligibility includes:
– good grasp of science and scientific research
– has a lot of patience
– hardworking, inquisitive and committed
– preferably is SCUBA certified
– passionate about marine science and conservation
Collections Manager, New York Botanical Gardens
Date Announced: Aug 2016
The Collections Manager will be responsible for fulfilling user requests for specimens and data of algae, bryophytes and fungi from the Steere Herbarium, reviewing all new accessions to the herbarium, and managing type specimens in these groups.
- M.S. in Botany or Biology preferred
- Experience with herbarium management and curation
- Experience with specimen digitization
- Experience with at least one type of cryptogamic collection (e.g. algae, bryophytes or fungi) preferred
- Experience with botanical nomenclature preferred
- Willing to participate in grant proposal writing and management of grant-funded projects
Junior Keeper – Herpetology section, Wildlife Reserves Singapore
Date Announced: 18 July 2016
Main Duties and Responsibilities:
The care and well-being of animals through proper food preparation and feeding regime, as well as animal husbandry.
• Minimum ‘O’ levels or Diploma holders (preferably in Life Sciences)
• Confident, outgoing personality and a team player
• Willing to work on Saturday/Sunday/Public Holidays
More info: http://www.wrs.com.sg/careers/
Senior Research Leader/Section Head – Comparative Fungal Biology, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Deadline: 10 July 2016
We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to build a strong research group and manage a small team of mycology researchers. The role will suit a scientist who already has a strong background in publishing high-impact papers and experience in managing their own grant-funded research programme. Research foci in the Comparative Fungal Biology team range from fungal phylogenetics through to mycorrhizal interactions and ant-fungal mutualisms. Mycologists in other Kew Science departments focus on areas such as fungal taxonomy, conservation and plant health. With an estimated 1.25 million well-curated specimens of dried fungi in the Fungarium, Kew houses one of the world’s oldest, largest, and most important mycological reference collections located among excellent laboratory resources, making it an excellent base for international research in mycology.
Applicants should have a PhD in some aspect of fungal biology, significant postdoctoral experience, a strong publication record and excellent communication skills.
PhD Position on Ancient Extinctions, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Deadline: 10 May 2016
The project is on “Body size dynamics of cephalopods across the Pliensbachian-Toarcian crisis”.
The successful candidate will be involved in taxonomic – ecological analysis of Pliensbachian-Toarcian ammonites and belemnites with a focus of quantitative sampling of cephalopods from France, Germany, Portugal and Spain.
This project is one of eight projects embedded in the interdisciplinary Research Unit FOR 2332 TERSANE: Temperature-Related Stresses as a Unifying Principle in Ancient Extinctions. The research unit combines high-resolution geological field studies with meta-analyses, physiological studies and sophisticated analysis of fossil occurrence data on ancient hyperthermal events to reveal the rate and magnitude of warming, potential causes, impact on marine life, and the mechanisms which led to ecological change and extinction. Geochemistry, analytical paleobiology and physiology comprise our main toolkits. More information on Tersane is available at: http://www.gzn.fau.de/palaeoumwelt/projects/tersane/
Mandatory requirements are
· M.Sc. degree in geology or biology
· Experience in fieldwork
· High degree of initiative and motivation
· Ability to work as part of a team
· Very good English skills
· (Basic) knowledge of statistics and R programming
The position is temporary for 36 months and is anticipated to start in July 2016.
Please submit your application in electronic form (including curriculum vitae, list of publications, statement of research interests; keyword “J-body”) by 10 May 2016 to
Dr. Kenneth De Baets
Manager/ Biodiversity (Biodiversity Information & Policy)
Deadline: 24 April 2016
The Biodiversity Information and Policy branch under the National Biodiversity Centre is responsible for developing biodiversity information products and services, coordinating and promoting collaboration and partnerships in enhancing urban biodiversity and ecology in Singapore, driving the implementation of policies and guidelines pertaining to biodiversity conservation and managing the implementation of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan.
The successful applicant is required to facilitate and steer biodiversity research towards conservation priorities in support of Singapore’s National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan, manage the research application and approval process, organize biodiversity research presentations, workshops and citizen science programmes and to regularly review the kind of biodiversity research being conducted in Singapore.
Degree in Biology or related discipline from a recognized university with at least 3 years of relevant work experience
Keen interest and passion in biodiversity conservation
Strong organization and analytical skills
Good writing and interpersonal / communication skills
Competence in database management and experience in using Global Information Systems (GIS) will be an advantage
Some experience in doing scientific research work
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
2 Research Associate Positions in Evolutionary Genetics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany
Preferred start date: August 1st 2016 but can be negotiated
Two six-year (3+3) research associate positions are available in the Department of Evolutionary Biology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
Seeking a highly motivated, mature researcher with a proven publication record in evolutionary genetics and related field (comparative genomics, population genetics, experimental evolution,
molecular ecology). For candidates actively seeking funding, this position provides a great opportunity to develop one’s own research agenda and start an independent research group. Scientific co-operations within and outside the department are explicitly encouraged (http://www.en.biologie.uni-muenchen.de/forschung/topics/index.html).
The position comes with 5 hours of teaching duties during the semester (approx. 145 hours per annuum) including lecturing, course administration and student supervision. With both the Graduate School for Evolution, Ecology and Systematics (EES http://ees.bio.lmu.de/)
and the European Erasmus Mundus Program in Evolutionary Biology (MEME http://www.evobio.eu/) you will meet an international and highly motivated group of students.
Applicants holding a PhD with a proven publication record are encouraged to apply. Teaching experience is beneficial.
Applications including a statement of motivation including relevant expertise, a CV and the contact details of at least two references should be sent as a single .pdf file to email@example.com subject term ‘research associate’. The positions remain open until filled.
Research Leader in Plant Systematics, Landcare Research, New Zealand
Deadline: 22 April 2016
Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research is New Zealand’s foremost environmental research organisation. Our current areas of focus include the sustainable management of land resources, enhancing biodiversity, increasing the resource efficiency of businesses, and conserving and restoring the natural assets of our communities.
The Systematics team is seeking a senior Plant Systematist to lead plant systematics in Landcare Research and to undertake pure and applied systematics research into New Zealand’s vascular flora. The successful applicant will join a team of 15 botanists and botanical technicians working at New Zealand’s largest herbarium, Allan Herbarium CHR, and in association with the living ethnobotanical collections at Lincoln. Work is office, laboratory, collections, glasshouse and field-based.
Skills and qualifications required:
– PhD in plant systematics, with a substantial publication record in botanical systematics
– Competencies in a range of botanical research skills, including classical taxonomy and phylogenetics
– Proven leadership skills, with the ability to provide science leadership and mentoring of fellow systematists
– Preferably advanced taxonomic knowledge of the NZ vascular flora
– Experience in managing and / or leading modern biological collections and familiarity with their databases and related developments in biodiversity informatics
– Ability to communicate and collaborate with a range of internal and external stakeholders
For more information about the organisation, please use this link or direct your specific enquiries to Dee Bowers on email firstname.lastname@example.org
Full-time, Tenure-track Instructor position in Invertebrate Biology, University of Calgary
Deadline: 30 April 2016
The primary activity for faculty members in the Instructor-stream is in teaching and learning, especially in undergraduate programs. Scholarship (pedagogical and discipline-specific) and service are also expected, but form smaller components of the position. We seek a broadly trained individual familiar with systematics who can teach both lab-based and field-based courses to enrich our undergraduate programs and complement existing strengths in animal physiology, development, comparative anatomy and paleobiology. Preference will be given to candidates with strengths in aquatic invertebrate biology.
The successful candidate will teach a range of invertebrate zoology courses, including courses integrating invertebrate systematics, diversity, function, behaviour and ecology. There will also be the possibility of teaching advanced topics in invertebrate zoology at the senior undergraduate level and supervising undergraduate research projects. Responsibilities also include participation in pedagogical, course, and program development.
Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Zoology. Post-doctoral experience will be an asset. The successful candidate will have a strong record of teaching experience and possess a broad knowledge and interest in biological education pedagogy. Candidates must demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning as evidenced by established successes and use of contemporary approaches to teaching, and a desire to support student learning inside and outside of the classroom.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and the names and contact information of three references to:
Dr. Robert Barclay, Head, Department of Biological
Sciences University of
Calgary, 2500 University Drive
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Fax: (403) 289-9311
Ecological/Evolutionary Genomics Postdoctoral Scholar, Eberly College of Science, Pennsylvania State University, State College, USA.
Date Announced: 21 March 2016; Start date is flexible. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Jesse R. Lasky (laskylab.org), Department of Biology at The Pennsylvania State University, State College. Lab goals are to understand the processes that generate and maintain biodiversity. In particular, the lab studies genetic and ecological mechanisms of local adaptation to environment, focusing on adaptation to climate and interactions between climate and biotic factors. We aim to understand the genetic basis of adaptation and the role of ecological and evolutionary dynamics in response to environmental change. Our approach is integrative and involves patterns and processes at molecular and ecological levels. Candidates with an integrative background and interest in quantitative approaches are sought. The primary study organisms are plants; currently including forest trees, Arabidopsis, and sorghum.
For more info: https://psu.jobs/job/62448
PhD position with the German Barcode of Life (GBOL), Center for Molecular Biodiversity Research at the Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig, Bonn, Germany
Closing Date: 1 April 2016
Start Date: No later than 1 May 2016, preferably earlier
The main objective of the studentship is to create a biodiversity map of invertebrate communities using environmental DNA samples derived from the Eifel National Park and to monitor species/ ecosystems over time. This will be a timely project since there is no comprehensive biodiversity study German National Parks, such as the Eifel NP, using HTP (high-throughput) sequencing approaches. The student will join a multi-disciplinary supervisory team led by Dr Vera Fonseca (biodiversity and metabarcoding) and Dr Jonas Astrin (Biobank and DNA barcoding), together with an external collaborator, Dr Christopher Quince from Warwick University (food web, meta-analysis), offering the student to gain knowledge and training in Bioinformatics, Ecology, Genomics, Conservation and Biodiversity. The PhD candidate should be highly motivated, with good computer command line skills and with a strong enthusiasm for environmental molecular biodiversity. Fluent spoken and written English is essential.
Contact Dr Vera Fonseca, email@example.com or click here for more information.
Teaching Fellow in Ecology / Animal Behaviour, Royal Holloway University of London
Deadline: 31 March 2016
We are seeking to appoint a Teaching Fellow within the Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour to provide teaching duties and support the learning of undergraduate students in the areas of animal behaviour, behavioural ecology and in ecology more widely. We seek an individual who can contribute innovative and engaging teaching in our degrees, including both lecture-based delivery and running practical sessions. The appointee will also be involved in field courses, both around campus and further afield, and will be expected to supervise final year project students. In addition, the role will include a substantial administrative component, as well as providing pastoral support for students.
Appointees will be expected to have a proven track record of teaching excellence to undergraduate students, and ideally to postgraduate students as well. You will need to demonstrate a real enthusiasm for curriculum development and the teaching of ecological topics in lectures, laboratory classes and field courses, as well as the ability to supervise final year projects. Experience with course and programme coordination is also desirable, as is experience in providing pastoral support.
This is a full time post for a fixed term appointment of 5 years, available from 1 May 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates must have a doctorate in the relevant field.
This post is based in Egham, Surrey where the College is situated in a beautiful, leafy campus near to Windsor Great Park and within commuting distance from London and is a 5 year fixed term role.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact the Head of School, Dr Dave Morritt on D.Morritt@rhul.ac.uk or (0)1784 443971.
To view further details of this post and to apply please visit https://jobs.royalholloway.ac.uk
Interview Date: We expect to hold interviews on Monday 11th April 2016.
Fisheries Monitoring Officer, WCS Myanmar Marine Program, Yangon
Deadline: 14 March 2016
Fisheries Improvement Partnership Coordinator, WCS Myanmar Marine Program, Yangon
2 School for Field Studies (SFS) Resident Lecturer positions on
1) Mountain Ecology
2) Land Use, Natural Resources & Conservation
@ the Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment Center, Bhutan
Deadline: 31 March 2016
The SFS program on Eastern Himalayan Forests and Rural Livelihoods (summer) and Himalayan Environment and Society in Transition (fall and spring semesters), located in Bhutan seeks an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual to serve as part of a residential team of faculty and staff who deliver an interdisciplinary, hands-on learning experience to students spending a semester abroad. Partnering with the Bhutanese Ugyen Wangchuck Institute for Conservation and Environment (UWICE), this program will present a rich learning landscape for students exploring people’s relationship with the environment.
On a contract basis, during the six-week summer program, the Resident Lecturer will co-teach the Himalayan Forests, Watersheds, and Rural Livelihood course, and during the fall and spring semesters, will teach the Mountain Ecology course as well as teach one-third of the Directed Research course.
This is a contract position with a flexible start date. If engaged to teach the Summer Program, the contract will start in early April 2016, and if engaged to teach beginning fall semester , then the start date is early July 2016. The contract will end in mid-May 2016 with continuance depending on successful completion of duties and sufficient student enrollment. Salary is dependent on experience and qualifications. Comprehensive benefits package and on-site room and board included.
For more info: Mountain Ecology lecturer position and the Land Use, Natural Resources & Conservation lecturer position.
Assistant Curator of Mycology, Denver Botanic Gardens, USA
Review of applications will begin April 2016 & continue until position is filled; Start date: September 1, 2016.
Job Summary: Coordinates the growth and improvement of Denver Botanic Gardens’ mycology program, advocate biodiversity science and natural history collections, develop an active externally funded research program that incorporates postdocs, grad and undergraduates, and oversees volunteers.
Qualifications: Ph. D. in mycology, evolution, or equivalent with interest in developing field and collection orientated research projects related to the study and conservation of natural ecosystems within our region and show leadership in science communication and engagement; or
minimum 6 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must demonstrate a strong record of research accomplishments and acquisition of funding.
Experience with fungal identification, specimen digitization and curation techniques and interest in formal and informal science education, preferred. Must possess strong communication skills, both written and spoken, needs excellent time management skills, and good interpersonal skills.
Send resume and/or application to Human Resources, Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St., Denver CO 80206, or e-mail resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhD position, Evolutionary Morphology & Paleobiology, University of Zürich, Switzerland A review of applications will begin on Nov 20 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Instructor/Lecturer, Ridge View Residential College, Singapore
The Ridge View Residential College (RVRC) is a one-year interdisciplinary programme that aims to cultivate sustainability culture and leadership through a living-learning curriculum. Its three core modules, co-academic activities, and industry presence are seamlessly interwoven to ensure that students develop intellectual inquiry and academic rigour, engage in experiential learning, and are keenly attuned to the demands of the workplace.
RVRC is seeking applications for the position of Instructors/Lecturers to join its motivated and exciting team starting Academic Year 2016/2017. Successful candidates with suitable expertise and relevant experience will contribute to the development and teaching of two core RVRC modules, as follows:
sustainability (integrated interdisciplinary approach)
workplace readiness (including experiential learning, sustained sports, and readiness for internship/workplace) – the candidate will be involved in the design, implementation, assessment and evaluation of the sports and experiential learning components. The candidate will also support other preparatory and developmental activities relevant to ‘workplace readiness’.
Instructors/Lecturers are employed as full-time RVRC faculty on the Educator track. The positions may also be residential or non-residential.
RVRC currently admits only Year One students from five faculties/schools, namely Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, Faculty of Science, School of Computing and School of Design & Environment. Its strategic goal is to instil in students values and qualities contributing to their overall development as undergraduates – academically, socially, personally, and professionally – complemented by a close engagement with the industry.
RVRC is looking for faculty who can demonstrate the following attributes:
strong grounding in teaching and learning at tertiary level
keen to explore innovative and alternative ways of engaging student learning
learner-centric and learning-centric
passionate about nurturing and working with students
possess the pioneering spirit to shape and influence the direction of the College
Programme Officer, TRAFFIC Southeast Asia, Selangor Office
Posted: 11 July 2015; Start Date: Immediate!
Junior Specialist (Curatorial Assistant), UC Davis Center for Plant Diversity (herbarium)
Posted 16 June 2015
This position is responsible for assisting Center for Plant Diversity (herbarium) staff in specimen curation and overseeing outreach events, including those associated with the Davis Botanical Society. Tasks include:
– Supervising undergraduates in specimen curation, including label-making, georeferencing, imaging, mounting, and filing. (50%)
– Planning, recruiting helpers for, and attending Center for Plant Diversity outreach events (some of which are on weekends or evenings), such as curation volunteer days, museum botanical teas, Biodiversity Museum Day, Picnic Day, workshops, and botanical lectures. (30%)
– Supervising the processing of membership gifts received by the Davis Botanical Society. (5%)
– Assisting with specimen database and website maintenance, as well as museum Facebook page, including interfacing with the Consortium of California Herbaria and other database aggregators, updating events pages on website and Facebook, and trouble-shooting problems that may arise. (15%)
– B.S./B.A. in Life Sciences required; M.S./M.A. in Life Sciences or Museum Collection Management is preferred.
– Previous herbarium experience is required.
– Previous experience with plant taxonomy and knowledge of flowering plant families and genera is required.
– Proficiency with Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel, and Access is required; experience with Dreamweaver is preferred.
– Familiarity with world geography/place names is preferred.
– Experience with georeferencing specimens is preferred.
– Experience working with specimen imaging is preferred.
– All aspects of this position require great attention to detail and organizational skills.
– Good written and verbal communication skills are required.
– Good people skills are required; experience giving tours or working with groups is preferred.
Term of Appointment: Full time for 1 year, with the possibility of extension.
Salary: $3,036.00/mo plus benefits
Email resume, list of three references, and cover letter to Ellen Dean (email@example.com)
PostDoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh
A review of applications will begin on June 25th but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
A one-year NSF-funded postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately and provides taxonomic, systematic, and curatorial training in entomology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. The fellow will conduct original systematic research on a targeted insect lineage, so as to enable imaging and data capture as specified by our NSF-funded project. The individual will work directly with one or more curators in the Section of Invertebrate Zoology, who will serve as supervisors and mentors throughout the term of the fellowship.
* Eligibility.— Candidate must possess a doctoral degree (or international equivalent) in entomology or a related field and must be able to conduct original research that will lead to the advancement of scientific knowledge at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Research interests should focus on collection-based, field-oriented studies in systematics that will have broad applications and impacts in theory, conservation, evolution, and/or biogeography. Also necessary is a publication record in international journals demonstrating adequacy for the position offered.
* Knowledge, Skills, Abilities.— The candidate must have prior graduate training in entomology with an emphasis on lineages that are well-represented but under-worked in the CMNH collection, including Siphonaptera, Mecoptera, Odonata, Hymenoptera, Heteroptera, and others (less emphasis on Coleoptera, Lepidoptera, Diptera, and Homoptera). The capacity to talk with and engage public audiences about her/his research while participating in public events at the museum is highly encouraged, as is participation as a lecturer in museum-sponsored scientific seminars.
* Funding.— The fellow will receive an annual salary of $38,000, plus fringe benefits.
The start date planned for this position is July 1, 2015. Applications should be completed online at http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/interior.php?pageID=12 (search for “Postdoctoral” and select Requisition ID #1020). Questions about the position should be directed to either James Fetzner (FetznerJ@CarnegieMNH.Org), John Rawlins (RawlinsJ@CarnegieMNH.Org) or Bob Davidson (DavidsonR@CarnegieMNH.Org).
Two Full Professor Positions in Ecology, The Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Review of applications began on 30 November 2014 and will continue until the position is filled.
1. Full Professor in Tropical Forest Ecology/Ecosystem Science
As part of the transformation, NTU will partner with the Smithsonian Institution, particularly the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, to expand science and education related to the Smithsonian Global Earth Observatories: including the Center for Tropical Forest Science–Forest Global Earth Observatory and the newly established Marine Global Earth Observatory (Tennenbaum Marine Observatories Network). The successful candidate will also be appointed as a Research Associate with the Smithsonian and expected to spend time each year in Washington, DC, and in Panama. For this position, we seek an individual who has established a world-class research program that deals with current topics of tropical forest science, such as population and community ecology, ecosystem science, forest–atmosphere interactions, forest–soil interactions, and global change effects on forest diversity and function. The successful candidate will take a leadership role in the expansion of science related to the Asian network of the Smithsonian’s Center for Tropical Forest Science–Forest Global Earth Observatory.
2. Full Professor in Ecology
We seek an internationally prominent ecologist who works in marine or terrestrial systems and who is interested in ecological interactions at multiple scales. The new position in ecology will complement the Earth Observatory of Singapore’s core strengths in natural hazards and Earth systems science, the Singapore Centre on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering’s expertise in structure and function of complex microbial communities, and the Complexity Institute’s research in coupled human and natural systems.
For both positions, NTU seeks scientists with outstanding track records in the field of (tropical) forest or marine ecology. The successful candidates will establish the School as a leader in studies of tropical ecological and ecosystem processes.
The candidates are expected to:
• Establish a world-class research program,
• Play a leading role in the formation of the School,
• Enhance the School’s visibility as an international leader in education and research in Ecology and Ecosystem Science,
• Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Ecology and related Environmental Sciences,
• Actively collaborate with NTU faculty and researchers with existing strengths in Earth Systems Science and Environmental Life Sciences, and
• Work to strengthen interactions between NTU and the Smithsonian Institution in building and enhancing the Forest and Marine Global Earth Observatories Programs.
For both positions, please send requests for further information to Professor Alexander JB Zehnder (AZEHNDER@ntu.edu.sg) and for information pertaining to the joint Smithsonian activity to Dr. Stuart J Davies (DaviesS@si.edu).