Senior Research Assistant in Biological Sciences

University of Hong Kong School of Biological Sciences

Senior Research Assistant

The University of Hong Kong

Apply now Ref.: 516259
Work type: Full-time
Department: School of Biological Sciences (26000)

Categories: Research Support Staff
Hong Kong

Senior Research Assistant in the School of Biological Sciences (Ref.: 516259) (to commence as soon as possible for one year, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance)

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree in insect ecology, with research experience in, and knowledge of, biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) and plant-herbivore-predator interactions.  They should also have experience in field work, strong publishing record, problem solving skills, good time management and the ability to work collaboratively.  Applicants who have experience in ecological experiments and scientific communication skills are desirable.

The appointee will participate in a NSFC/RGC joint funding study of BVOCs roles for canopy and understory trophic interactions.  The collaborative project will employ observational and experimental techniques to understand the relationships between BVOCs, herbivores and predators across climatic gradients.  The appointee will lead field work in tropical and sub-tropical canopies of Yunnan Provence, China.   The appointee will take a lead role in coordinating field sampling, laboratory analyses, preparing manuscripts for publication and disseminating the research at international conferences.  Enquiries about the duties of the post should be sent to Dr. Louise Ashton at lashton@hku.hk.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

The University only accepts online application for the above posts.  Applicants should apply online and upload an up-to-date C.V., together with a statement of research interests and a description of how they meet the selection criteria.  Review of applications will commence as soon as possible and continue until November 30, 2022, or until the post is filled, whichever is earlier.

Advertised:Aug 26, 2022 (HK Time)
Applications close:Nov 30, 2022 (HK Time)

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