Positions available


The Insect Biodiversity and Biogeography Laboratory at the University of Hong Kong, is seeking a post-doctoral researcher with strong quantitative skills and interest in community ecology and/or biogeography of insects.

The position offered for a period of two years will provide opportunities for the researcher to develop research projects using unique datasets on ant ecology and distribution to explore regional and global patterns of species distribution and diversity to identify driving mechanisms of diversity in ants and other arthropod groups. Current projects within our laboratory span from biogeography, biological invasions, community ecology, conservation, functional ecology, to taxonomy.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in biogeography, ecology, entomology or a related field at the time of hire, a strong record of leading and publishing science, and strong analytical skills and knowledge using R. Prior experience in insect ecology is welcome but not mandatory.

Applicants should include a cover letter, a complete CV, contact information for three references, 2-3 relevant publications, and a 2 pages statement of research interests. Review of applications will begin on May 10th 2018 and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  The start date is flexible but no later than the 1st February 2019.

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.

Monthly salary of 3300 US$ (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).