[Coral-List] Academia Sinica postdoc fellowship opportunity: conducting coral reef research in Taiwan
cac at gate.sinica.edu.tw
Sun Feb 22 21:35:26 EST 2004
Please help spread the following opportunity for the postdoc
fellowships application to conduct coral reef research in Taiwan.
The Research Center for Biodiveristy, Academia Sinica (RCBAS), Taiwan
is formally established in January, 2004
(http://biodiv.sinica.edu.tw/en/index.php). One of the major research
groups is focused on the biodiversity of coral reefs in Taiwan and the
West Pacific. Postdoc fellowships are now available for candidate to
apply in association with the principal investigators of the RCBAS and
other research institutes in the Academia Sinica. The application is
open twice a year (February and September). The deadline for the first
application is due to March 15, 2004. For those who have (or going to)
PhD degree and are interesting in conducting biodiversity research of
coral reefs in Taiwan , please feel free to contact me at the following
address for further information:
Dr. Allen C. Chen
Research Center for Biodiversity
Academia Sinca, Taipei
E-mail:cac at gate.sinica.edu.tw
Herein is some information for Academia Sinica postdoc fellowship:
The Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Fellows Program is designed to meet
the research needs of the various research institutes as the Academy is
attempting to raise its academic standards of research by encouraging
its research staff to open up new areas of intellectual endeavors and
positioning itself to move its research activities to the international
level. One of the missions of Academia Sinica is manpower training at
the post-graduate and postdoctoral level in certain disciplines of
There are several categories of postdoctoral fellows under the Academia
Sinica Postdoctoral Fellows Program:
a. Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholars (accounting for approximately
1/10 of the total Academia Sinica Program)
b. Regular Postdoctoral Fellows
Qualifications for each of these postdoctoral appointments:
a. Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholars: Candidates must have
obtained a Ph.D. degree within the last 4 years from local or foreign
universities with an outstanding record of publications and
demonstrated promise of independent research capability.
b. Regular Postdoctoral Fellow: Candidates must have obtained a
Ph.D. degree within the last 6 years from local or foreign universities
with an excellent record of research publications.
Qualified applicants should send Four copies of his/her application to
the Office of Academic Affairs via the intended host Institute within
Academia Sinica. Applications should consist of the following
Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholars: The applicant should submit a
completed application form, research plan, curriculum vitae, reprints
of publications, 3 letters of recommendation, and a letter of agreement
from the sponsoring principal investigator of the host Institute within
Regular Postdoctoral Fellows: Application should be submitted by
the sponsoring principal investigator from the host Institute within
Academia Sinica, including a completed application form, research plan,
curriculum vitae of the perspective postdoctoral fellow, 3 letters of
recommendation, and reprints of publications.
The Central Academic Advisory Committee will establish a Postdoctoral
Fellow Review Committee. This Review Committee will invite experts from
within and outside of Academia Sinica to review the applications.
Review of the Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholars will be based
primarily on the qualifications and publication record of the
applicant. Review of the Regular Postdoctoral Fellow will also include
considerations of the originality and significance of the research plan
proposed by the sponsoring principal investigator.
Appointment for all categories of postdoctoral fellows will be for a
two-year-term, renewable for a second term. Reappointment for the
second term of all postdoctoral fellows will be reviewed near the end
of their initial appointments.
Salaries and funding sources for the Postdoctoral Fellow program are as
A.Schedule of Salaries:
(i) The salary schedule for the Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholars
will consist of 4 grades. The upper limit for each grade is:
648 points for grade 1; 670 points for grade 2; 692 points for grade 3;
and 714 points for grade 4.
(ii) The salary schedule for the Regular Postdoctoral Fellows will
consist of 6 grades. The upper limit for grade is：
504 point for grade 5; 520 point for grade 6; 538 points for grade 7;
560 point for grade 8; 582 points for grade 9, and 604 points for grade
(iii) The conversion rate for each point in the salary schedule will be
determined by the amount approved by the contract-personnel’s office
based on the Personnel budget for that year.
(iv) Rank will commensurate with research experience and
qualifications. In the case of Distinguished Postdoctoral Scholars
traveling from abroad, Academia Sinica will subsidize airfare from home
country and institution.
B.Funds for the Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Fellows Program will be
distributed from the budget of the “Main Theme Research and Advanced
Training for Postdoctoral Fellow” Program.
The deadlines of applications are March 1 for appointments starting
from July 1, and September 1 for appointments starting from January 1.
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