[Coral-List] New Interdisciplinary Post-docs @ HKU

dmbaker dmbaker at hku.hk
Mon Apr 27 19:04:58 EDT 2015

Earth as a Habitable Planet Post-doctoral Fellowships


Applications are invited for appointments as Post-doctoral Fellow (2 posts) in the Faculty of Science, The University of Hong Kong under the emerging strategic research theme (eSRT) "Earth as a Habitable Planet" from as soon as possible for two years.

This eSRT brings together a community of HKU faculties engaged in an interdisciplinary study of planetary sustainability, spanning all levels of Earth's systems through the past, present, and future. Current members representing the Faculties of Science, Engineering, and Architecture and possess expertise including, but not limited to: Astrobiology, Earth Science, Ecology, Environmental Science, Evolutionary Biology, Plant Biology, Geochemistry, Materials Science, Natural Hazards, Urban Ecology, and more. A list of active members of the eSRT and research themes can be obtained under the "Members" page at http://www.scifac.hku.hk/SRT.

Applicants should possess a Ph.D. degree and are required to submit an original research proposal. The proposal should detail a 2-year research plan that incorporates two or more eSRT members' expertise, study systems or research tools. As such, they are encouraged to contact suitable members prior to proposal preparation. The proposal should be written in English, double-spaced and no more than 5 pages in length (references excluded). Preference will be given to proposals with a clear interdisciplinary focus, and to applicants with proposed eSRT mentors from more than one department. Successful applicants are expected to advance the eSRT through collaborative research, outreach and knowledge exchange. For those who have difficulties in identifying suitable mentors within the eSRT, please send an e-mail to srtehp at hku.hk<mailto:srtehp at hku.hk>.

A highly competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered, in addition to annual leave and medical benefits.

Applicants should send a completed application form together with the research proposal, an up-to-date C.V., a covering letter and contact information of at least two referees by e-mail to srtehp at hku.hk<mailto:srtehp at hku.hk>. Application forms (341/1111) can be downloaded at http://www.hku.hk/apptunit/form-ext.doc. Further particulars can be obtained at http://jobs.hku.hk<http://jobs.hku.hk/>. Closes May 31, 2015.

The University thanks applicants for their interest, but advises that only shortlisted candidates will be notified of the application result.

The University is an equal opportunities employer.

David M. Baker, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
The Swire Institute of Marine Science,
School of Biological Sciences &
Department of Earth Science
The University of Hong Kong
Kadoorie Biological Sciences Building
Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, PRC

dmbaker at hku.hk<mailto:dmbaker at hku.hk>


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