Chinese Academy of Sciences
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens
Faculty Position in Remote Sensing and Spatial Modeling
FACULTY POSITION in Remote Sensing and Spatial Modeling at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, based in the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens, Yunnan, China.
The Plant Geography Lab at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), Yunnan invites applications for a full-time faculty position in Remote Sensing and Spatial Modeling. The Plant Geography Lab is a new group lead by Professor Ferry Slik (www.phylodiversity.net/fslik/) and is currently recruiting new staff. The aim is to build up an international team of researchers and postgraduate students with numerous collaborations with Chinese and international organizations. This position is one of four faculty positions in the research group. We just moved into a new research facility in the botanical gardens and we plan to expand our GIS and spatial modeling capabilities with this position. XTBG is part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), through which these appointments will be made. Please visit the garden's website at http://english.xtbg.cas.cn/ for more information about XTBG.
Highly qualified candidates with experience in remote sensing, GIS and spatial modeling who are interested in research in any of the following or related areas are encouraged to apply: Species and vegetation distribution modeling; coupled climate-vegetation modeling; forest biomass mapping, impacts of global change on vegetation and species distributions.
The candidate's responsibilities, along with their independent research, would include: the development of postgraduate training and research; the development of international collaboration with universities and institutions in Southeast Asia; obtaining external funding; and publication in leading international journals. The successful candidate will benefit from CAS's established research programs and field stations. XTBG has strong cooperative relationship with the local and provincial governments and surrounding countries in developing important and compelling collaborations.
Candidates with a strong record of accomplishment should submit a CV, statement of research interests/plans, and pdfs of two publications. Please include three potential references who could provide letters of recommendation. Send these material to Prof. Ferry Slik firstname.lastname@example.org and Ms. Liu Zhiqiu email@example.com.