Positions available

(May 2021) The following positions are currently open in the IBBL:

JOBS: One postdoctoral and one PhD position available

3-year postdoc position in insect systematics/phylogenetic diversity

A 3-year postdoc position is open at The University of Hong Kong for a joint position in the Insect Biodiversity and Biogeography Laboratory of Dr. Benoit Guénard (https://benoitguenard.wordpress.com/) and the laboratory of Dr. Tommy Lam from the School of Public Health (https://sph.hku.hk/en/Biography/Lam-Tsan-Yuk-Tommy).

During this period, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to develop her/his own research projects in collaboration with the PIs and their teams with a focus on questions related to phylogenetic diversity, community assembly, systematics or genomics of insects, preferentially using mosquitos and ants as study systems.

Applicants should hold a PhD in ecology, entomology, systematics, zoology or a related field. The candidate should demonstrate excellent track record of carrying independent research with strong publications. The candidate is also expected to mentor junior teammates such as postgraduate students and undergraduate interns.

Applicants must submit their application to both Dr. Guénard (bguenard@hku.hk) and Dr. Lam (ttylam@hku.hk) including their CV, two representative publications, motivation letter and a short outline of a research proposal (1 page). Review of applications will start immediately, so interested candidates are encouraged to send their applications as soon as possible.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits. Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until the post is filled. For inquiry about the job duty, salary range and benefit (e.g. medical) of the package, please contact Dr. Guénard.

The University of Hong Kong is located on Hong Kong Islands, at the core of an international and vibrant metropolis with English being the primary language used within the University and in many parts of the city. Hong Kong has a relatively low tax rate and high-quality medical and healthcare system.

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.