[Taxacom] Two Postdoctoral positions available in Plant Ecophysiology and Systematics at Guangxi University, Nanning, China

Joeri Strijk alsophila1 at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 19 23:32:23 CDT 2014

Two Postdoctoral positions available at Guangxi
University, Nanning, China 

The Plant Ecophysiology and Evolution Group at Guangxi University
(Nanning, China) is seeking two highly motivated and productive postdoctoral
researchers to engage in 2-year projects in (1) Plant Ecophysiology and (2)
Molecular systematics & historical biogeography. 

Plant Ecophysiology and Evolution Group at Guangxi
University (Nanning, China)

 Projects and Qualifications:

 (1) Plant Ecophysiology

The position requires an individual with a PhD in plant ecophysiology
and preferentially a good background in the anatomy and hydraulics of stems or
leaves, water relations, or photosynthesis and photoprotection. The
postdoctoral fellow will be expected to work on mangrove plants on the coast of
southern China,
or plants on karst lands in Guangxi province. The candidate should have a
proven track record of successful publication in peer-reviewed journals, and
will work as part of a team studying the evolution and ecophysiology of
selected plant lineages in Asia. 

 (2) Molecular systematics & historical biogeography

Candidates should have a PhD with a strong background in evolutionary
biology, molecular phylogenetics and dating as well as biogeographical
analyses, and should have a proven track record of successful publication in
peer-reviewed journals. Experience in botanical collecting, taxonomy, genomics
and/or bioinformatics are considered a major advantage when applying. The
candidate will be part of a team studying the evolution and diversification of
major plant lineages in Asia and Africa. A
number of topics are available for discussion following an accepted

  Opportunities for the development of individual research projects as
well as collaborative work exist within our lab and with external groups.
Candidates will be part of a growing and multidisciplinary team of Chinese and
foreign researchers, providing a creative and stimulating research environment.

 Both positions come with an annual salary, and include housing on
campus, as well as research funding for up to two years (may be extended with a
third year following satisfactory evaluation). Opportunities exist to apply for
additional research funding through university to the national postdoctorate
program and provincial programmes. Knowledge of Chinese is not mandatory, but
opportunities exist to attend weekly courses in Mandarin. The working language
in our research group is English.

 Our research group is part of the College of Forestry,
under the State Key Laboratory of Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical
Agro-bioresources, which houses a wide range of laboratories and research
teams. We are centrally located on the large Nanning city campus, with easy access to
on-campus housing and day-to-day facilities for life on campus. 

 Guangxi University (>25,000
students) in Nanning is part of the National 211
University Scheme of China (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Project_211) and aims
to become a major research hub in Southern China.
The city forms the natural gateway to South-East Asia, with Vietnam a mere 300kms away and direct
international connecting flights available to most major cities in Asia.

 To apply for a position, please email a statement of research interests
and goals, a curriculum vitae, and the email addresses of three references to
Prof. Cao Kunfang (kunfangcao at gxu.edu.cn). Review of applications will begin
October 1st, 2014, and will continue until the positions have been filled.


Dr. Joeri S. Strijk

Associate Professor

Plant Ecophysiology & Evolution Group, Room 124

State Key Laboratory for Conservation and Utilization of Subtropical

College of Forestry, Guangxi University

Nanning, Guangxi 530005

PR China


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