[Taxacom] Job: Botanist (Plant Ecology and Forest Restoration)

Gunter Fischer gunter.fischer at sbg.ac.at
Sat Feb 26 19:49:36 CST 2011

Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden Corporation

Notice of Vacant Post: Botanist (Plant Ecology and Forest Restoration)

Applications are invited for a permanent Botanist position at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) in Hong Kong.
The general remit of the post is to use the findings of research into the ecology of plants to conduct forest restoration projects.
The successful candidate will conduct field work and participate in survey projects in Hong Kong, South China and Indochina, map forest ecosystems using fieldmap technology, develop an understanding of the life-cycle dynamics of plants to pinpoint which factors are causing population declines,  conduct projects to understand biotic and abiotic habitat requirements of plants and conduct forest enrichment and restoration projects.

Applicants should have a PhD in plant ecology or forest restoration.  Strong communication skills (written and oral) and knowledge of the local flora are required. Additional knowledge in herbarium management software, soil science, GIS and computer programming are a plus.

Daily duties will include managing our native tree nursery and supervising work teams and junior staff.

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
Email: gfischer at kfbg.org

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