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Senior Botanist/Ecologist - Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, Hong Kong

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Senior Botanist/Ecologist

Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden Corporation, Hong Kong

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 Hong Kong. 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:

  • 5 years working experience, strong leadership skills with experience of supervising a team and managing large internally/externally funded projects.
  • Strong communication skills in English, advanced knowledge of statistics, strong computational skills 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

Closing Date: 15/08/2013

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