Posición de Research Associate en etnobotánica y agrobiodiversidad en el Jardín Botánico del IBUNAM ~ Bioblogia.net

10 de mayo de 2021

Posición de Research Associate en etnobotánica y agrobiodiversidad en el Jardín Botánico del IBUNAM

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The Botanical Garden of the Institute of Biology, UNAM (IBUNAM) has the mission of conducting research on the diversity, sustainable use, in situ and ex situ conservation, management and cultural relevance of Mexican flora, as well as the dissemination of this knowledge. To fulfill this mission, this announcement is issued.

The Institute of Biology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, through its Academic Secretariat, calls upon those interested in occupying a full-time position as Associate Researcher "C" with a monthly salary of $ 20,329.60 MXN, in the area of Ethnobotany within the Botanical Garden, to submit their documentation under the following specifications.

Candidate profile.
An academic person is required to consolidate the area of research in agrobiodiversity, which integrates the knowledge and sustainable management of biodiversity, considering the plant genetic resources and the socio-ecosystems used by the people of various cultures in Mexico. Three core characteristics are required:
  • Knowledge of cultivated or wild plants, whether native to Mexico or naturalized.
  • Knowledge to implement current or innovative technologies for the generation of models for the sustainable management of plant resources.
  • Botanical experience to complement the research line described above in coordination, consolidation and projection with the Ethnobotanical Collection that is part of the Botanical Garden, including the management of funds, outreach activities, etc.
  • Degree of Doctor in Sciences or equivalent (Ph.D.) in the areas of Botany, Plant Ecology, Agrobiodiversity, Ethnobotany, Agroforestry or another related discipline.
  • Knowledge and professional experience of at least 3 years in research in the sustainable management of plant resources, applying current and interdisciplinary technological tools, allowing the generation of knowledge of plant genetic resources, as well as in the development of productive and conservation projects in communities of Mexico.
  • Experience and commitment in the curation of biological collections, to coordinate the Ethnobotanical Collection of the Botanical Garden.
  • Vocation to develop complementary activities to research, including the training of high-level human resources through teaching in the educational programs of the UNAM, supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, as well as collaborating in activities to disseminate botany and institutional participation.
  • Be able to immediately join the academic activities of the IBUNAM Botanical Garden, exercise leadership in this line of research and possess the ability to obtain external funds and are able to form and join research groups.
  • In the case of foreign candidates, they must be proficient in the Spanish language.

Guide for application submission.
The following documentation should be sent to sacademica@ib.unam.mx, with a copy to secacad_vl@ib.unam.mx
  1. Curriculum vitae (CV), including academic degrees, publication history, and experience in ethnobotany.
  2. Description of the line of research (1-2 pages)
  3. Work plan to be developed in one year, with a maximum length of 15 pages including:
    1. A research proposal for the sustainable management of plant resources, either at the population, species or community level; 
    2. methodological strategies for their conservation, which should be applicable in socio-ecological systems of Mexico and 
    3. a proposal for linking and projecting of the Ethnobotanical Collection with the aim of increasing and disseminating the scientific knowledge of this collection.
  4. A cover letter addressed to the Director of IBUNAM (Dr. Susana Aurora Magallón Puebla), stating the motives and interest in developing an academic career at the IBUNAM (maximum 3 pages) 
  5. Names and contact details of at least two people who can provide academic references.
Applications, accompanied by documentation, will be received from April 12, 2021 until the close of this call, which will be on May 21, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Pre-selected candidates will be contacted for a personal interview.

For any questions regarding this announcement, contact the Academic Secretary of IBUNAM at the emails: sacademica@ib.unam.mx and / or secacad_vl@ib.unam.mx

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