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Senior Botanist/Senior Ecologist - Hong Kong

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enior Botanist/Senior Ecologist

Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden Corporation

The general remit of the post is to implement KFBG's plant and forest
conservation and restoration strategy through planning and implementing
plant conservation, plant biodiversity assessment and forest restoration
projects in South China. The work will be underpinned by analysing
ecological, molecular and environmental data, developing regional to
international-level policy recommendations for biodiversity conservation,
communicating findings to stakeholders in biodiversity conservation
and writing scientific publications and reports relevant to nature
conservation. Major projects of the team include permanent forest dynamic
plots, forest restoration projects and conservation projects for rare
and endangered plants of the region. The job holder will manage a team
of three scientific and five to seven ground staff to implement the
above duties and to maintain the routine operations of KFBG's native
tree nursery and herbarium.

Applicants should have a PhD and Postdoctoral experience in the field
of botany or ecology (preferably restoration ecology), a minimum of
10 years working experience, strong leadership skills with experience
of supervising a team and managing large internally/externally funded
projects. Strong communication skills in English and Mandarin (written and
oral), advanced knowledge of statistics, strong computational skills and
extensive knowledge of the flora of South China are required. Experience
in supervising MSc and PhD students would be a plus.

The job holder will primarily be based in Hong Kong, but she/he may also
need to work outside Hong Kong to implement projects.

Interested parties should send a detailed CV, expected salary, and a short
essay (describing relevant work experience and reasons for interest in
the post) to:

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

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