Positions available

(November 2020) The following positions are currently open in the IBBL:

JOB: Tropical entomologist with an artistic mind-set

A full-time Research Assistant position is now open in the Insect Biodiversity and Biogeography Laboratory of Dr. Benoit Guénard (https://benoitguenard.wordpress.com/) at the University of Hong Kong. The position, offered for ten months, will consist of organizing a series of terrestrial arthropod collections for a series of educational and artistic displays, to be presented in one of the most modern buildings of Hong Kong (https://www.k11musea.com/visit/nature-discovery-park/). The exhibition opened to the public should combine elements of science, education and art to be visually attractive and contain information about the ecology of insects. The ideal candidate should thus have a background in entomology to collect, identify and curate the specimens, as well as strong interests in communicating science visually with an artistic approach using pinned insects as support. This is a unique opportunity for scientists with an artistic and creative mind-set.

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. Located within a tropical region, Hong Kong offers a diverse entomological fauna with exciting opportunities for studying the local fauna.

A competitive salary (around 2500 US$ monthly, with taxes ~2% in Hong Kong) and some health benefits are offered with the position. The position is to be filled as soon as possible with an expected starting date by mid-February 2021. Interested candidates should send their CV and portfolio presenting their past creations to Dr. Benoit Guénard (zeroben@gmail.com) as soon as possible. Interviews will start upon receipt of CV judged suitable for the position.

PhD positions available!

Applicants should have a strong background in ecology, entomology or a related field, with previous research and field experience preferred, and with good analytical skills. Students with high motivation to work within tropical Asian regions are particularly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates should be hard-working, critical thinkers and independent (but keen to work with a team of researchers). Applicants should note that to be accepted within the Graduate Program of the University of Hong Kong, demonstration of academic excellence during undergraduate studies (high GPA) is a requirement.

Potential to develop fieldwork in South-East Asia, including within Hong Kong during the PhD program exists. The geographic position and history of Hong Kong provide great opportunities for the study of community ecology, biological invasions and functional diversity in ants.

Application, including CV, motivation letter, publication (if any) and a list of 2 references should be sent to Dr Benoit Guénard (https://benoitguenard.wordpress.com/) before November 10th 2020.