Phd in population genetics (Hong Kong) ~

10 de octubre de 2012

Phd in population genetics (Hong Kong)

A fully funded PhD studentship is available for the study
of population genetic structure and gene flow in the endangered
orchid Bulbophyllum bicolor at the University of Hong Kong, in
collaboration with Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Hong Kong.  

Bulbophyllum bicolor is a putative endemic orchid of Hong Kong and one of
the ten priority species for conservation. Research into its reproductive
biology, demography and habitat specificity is underway. We now seek a
high calibre student to undertake complementary studies to elucidate the
species¢ colonisation history, spatial genetic structure and capacity
for gene flow within and between populations in Hong Kong,and with plants
potentially referable to the same species elsewhere in the region. This
work will contribute to the synthesis of a Species Action Plan as a model
for species-focused conservation in Hong Kong.

Prospective students with a background in conservation biology or
population genetics are encouraged to apply. A strong academic record,
evidence of excellent writing and analytical skills, as well as enthusiasm
for field and laboratory research will be a plus.

The PhD studentship includes a monthly salary of no less than
HK$13,600, travel insurance and research support for four years.  To
apply, send application materials, including a cover letter and copies
of academic transcripts, resume and contact information for 3 references
to     Review of applications will begin immediately
and continue until the position is filled.   

Dr. Gunter Fischer
Head of Flora Conservation Department
Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden Corporation
Lam Kam Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong SAR

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