Begin forwarded message: > From: evoldir@evol.biology.mcmaster.ca > Subject: Postdoc: UHongKong.EvolutionaryGenetics > Date: 27 November 2020 at 06:33:15 GMT > To: rdmpage@gmail.com > > > THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG > > Research Assistant Professor (1 post) and Post-doctoral Fellows (2 posts) > in the Research Division for Ecology and Biodiversity (Ref.: 502646) > > Applications are invited for appointment as Research Assistant Professor > (RAP) (1 post)  and Post-doctoral Fellows (PDF) (2 posts) in Ecological > and Evolutionary Genetics at the Research Division for Ecology and > Biodiversity (DEB; Ref.: 502646), to commence as soon as possible on a > three-year fixed-term basis for RAP, or on a three-year temporary basis > for PDFs. > > Collectively and ideally, the three appointees would work as a team > to strengthen and build up research in ecological genetics at DEB. The > appointees will be given room to choose direction of their research within > one of the following themes: i) intra- and interspecific variation in > mutation rates, ii) the role of introgression in establishing invasive > bird species in Hong Kong, and iii) ecological genetics and genomics of > hole-nesting passerines in Hong Kong. There are also opportunities to > work with existing extensive genome re-sequencing and QTL-cross datasets > of stickleback fishes. > > What we require > > Applicants for the three positions should possess a Ph.D. degree > in Evolutionary Biology, Genetics, Computational Biology, or related > field. For the RAP position, a strong academic track-record with earlier > post-doctoral experience and high level of scholarly accomplishments > is expected. Applicants for the two postdoctoral positions are also > expected to have strong academic track-records, but previous postdoctoral > experience is not a requirement (albeit desirable). Experience in analyses > of large genome-wide genotyping and/or whole genome re-sequencing > datasets is considered to be advantageous, but applicants with other > types of experiences are not excluded from applying if well-merited > and strongly justified. Willingness to contribute to supervision of > PhD students and MSc students is expected, and the candidates for the > RAP posting are expected to apply for research funding through the many > funding instruments available in HK. > > What can offer > > 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://ift.tt/2pHYBo9 and > https://ift.tt/36b3JEb. > > The Research Division for Ecology and Biodiversity (DEB) is one of > the six Research Divisions in the Faculty of Science. DEB 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 DEB, please visit: > https://ift.tt/3lcgRgs. > A highly competitive salary[MJ1]  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 appointment for RAP will attract a contract-end > gratuity and University contribution to a retirement benefits scheme, > totalling up to 15% of basic salary. > > The University is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to > equality, ethics, inclusiveness, diversity and transparency > > How to apply > > The University only accepts online application for the above > posts. Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., > publication list and a letter of intent explaining why they would like > to be considered for the position, and expression of their research > interests in PDF format, submitted to: https://jobs.hku.hk. They should > also arrange 2 referees to send reference letters to Professor Merilไ > by e-mail (merila@hku.hk) directly. Prof. Merilไ can be approached with > informal queries about the posts. Review of applications will commence > as soon as possible and continue until February 28, 2021, or until the > posts are filled, whichever is earlier. > > > > Juha Merilไ > Chair Professor, Director > Division of Ecology & Biodiversity > The University of Hong Kong > Kadoorie Building (office #N-19) > Pokfulam Road > Hong Kong, SAR > > Office tel: (+852) 2299 0607 > > merila@hku.hk > > Google Scholar: > https://ift.tt/377TzDE > > > merila@hku.hk > > 
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