Two Postdoctoral positions available at Guangxi University, Nanning, China ~

24 de agosto de 2014

Two Postdoctoral positions available at Guangxi University, Nanning, China

The Plant Ecophysiology and Evolution Group at Guangxi University
(Nanning, China) is seeking two highly motivated and productive
postdoctoral researchers to engage in 2-year projects in (1) Plant
Ecophysiology and (2) Molecular systematics & historical biogeography.

Projects and Qualifications:

(1) Plant Ecophysiology
The position requires an individual with a PhD in plant ecophysiology and
preferentially a good background in the anatomy and hydraulics of stems
or leaves, water relations, or photosynthesis and photoprotection. The
postdoctoral fellow will be expected to work on mangrove plants on the
coast of southern China, or plants on karst lands in Guangxi province. The
candidate should have a proven track record of successful publication
in peer-reviewed journals, and will work as part of a team studying the
evolution and ecophysiology of selected plant lineages in Asia.

(2) Molecular systematics & historical biogeography
Candidates should have a PhD with a strong background in evolutionary
biology, molecular phylogenetics and dating as well as biogeographical
analyses, and should have a proven track record of successful publication
in peer-reviewed journals. Experience in botanical collecting, taxonomy,
genomics and/or bioinformatics are considered a major advantage when
applying. The candidate will be part of a team studying the evolution
and diversification of major plant lineages in Asia and Africa. A number
of topics are available for discussion following an accepted application.

Opportunities for the development of individual research projects as
well as collaborative work exist within our lab and with external
groups. Candidates will be part of a growing and multidisciplinary
team of Chinese and foreign researchers, providing a creative and
stimulating research environment.  Both positions come with an annual
salary, and include housing on campus, as well as research funding for
up to two years (may be extended with a third year following satisfactory
evaluation). Opportunities exist to apply for additional research funding
through university to the national postdoctorate program and provincial
programmes. Knowledge of Chinese is not mandatory, but opportunities
exist to attend weekly courses in Mandarin. The working language in our
research group is English.

Our research group is part of the College of Forestry, under the
State Key Laboratory of Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical
Agro-bioresources, which houses a wide range of laboratories and
research teams. We are centrally located on the large Nanning
city campus, with easy access to on-campus housing and day-to-day
facilities for life on campus.  Guangxi University (>25,000 students)
in Nanning is part of the National 211 University Scheme of China
( and aims to become a major
research hub in Southern China. The city forms the natural gateway to
South-East Asia, with Vietnam a mere 300kms away and direct international
connecting flights available to most major cities in Asia.

Please visit our website for more information on our group and research:

To apply for a position, please email a statement of research interests
and goals, a curriculum vitae, and the email addresses of three references
to Prof. Cao Kunfang ( Review of applications
will begin October 1st, 2014, and will continue until the positions have
been filled.

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