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Research Assistant Position to Survey Urban Ants in South East Asia

A Research Assistant position is available in the Insect Biodiversity and Biogeography Laboratory of Dr. Benoit Guénard at the University of Hong Kong. This two years project (potentially up to four years) will focus on a thorough inventory of ant diversity within urban ecosystems of South East Asia (Macao, Hong Kong) to characterize ant communities along vertical gradients from deep soil to tree canopy.
Candidates with fieldwork experience in tropical regions or familiar with diverse ant sampling methods are strongly encouraged to apply. Ideally, candidates should also have experience in specimen curation and identification as well as interest in performing descriptive taxonomy and community ecology.
Interested applicants should hold a Bachelor degree and/or Master’s degree in Biology, Ecology, Entomology or a related field and possess field experience. Candidates should be able to speak and write in English, with proficiency or knowledge in Cantonese considered as a bonus.
Candidates should send their CV and motivation letter including the names of two referees no later than September 12th 2018 to Dr. Benoit Guénard (bguenard@hku.hk). The position is expected to start at the end of 2018.
The University of Hong Kong is located on Hong Hong Island at the core of an international and vibrant metropolis with English being the primary language used within and around the university. Competitive monthly salary depending of qualifications (with taxes <5% in Hong Kong) plus other benefits are offered.
For further information, please visit our laboratory website (https://benoitguenard.wordpress.com/) or contact Dr. Benoit Guénard (bguenard@hku.hk).