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FACULTY POSITION in Comparative Genomics of Tropical Trees at the Assitant or Associate Professor level

Dec 15, 2011

FACULTY POSITION in Comparative Genomics of Tropical Trees at the Assitant or Associate Professor level in the Chinese Academy of Sciences, based in the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Gardens, Yunnan, China.

The Ecological Evolution group at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), Yunnan invites applications for a full-time faculty position in comparative genomics and evolutionary biology of tropical trees. The Ecological Evolution group was established at XTBG in 2007 and has rapidly grown into an international team of researchers and postgraduate students with numerous collaborations with Chinese and international organizations. This position is one of several faculty positions in the research group and has a four year term. We recently moved into a new research facility in the gardens and we plan to expand our bioinformatic and genomic analytical capacity with this new hire. We currently have genomic sequence data from the Illumina platform for several groups of tropical trees:, including numerous species of figs (Ficus) and tropical stone oaks (Lithocarpus). Our research into the comparative genomics of tropical biodiversity is supported by grants from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Yunnan provincial government. XTBG is part of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), through which these appointments will be made. Please visit the garden's website at http://english.xtbg.cas.cn/  for more information about XTBG.  Please visit our website  www.ecologicalevolution.org for more information about our activities and personnel.

Highly qualified candidates pursuing research in any of the following or related areas are encouraged to apply: genomic scale analysis of short read sequence data; genomic mathematics and statistics; bioinformatic approaches for comparative genomics and marker discovery; and biogeographic and ecological studies of plant trait evolution. The candidate's responsibilities, along with their independent research, would include: the development of postgraduate training and research; the development of international collaboration with universities and institutions in Southeast Asia; obtaining external funding; and publication in leading international journals. The successful candidate will benefit from CAS's established research programs and field stations. XTBG has strong cooperative relationship with the local and provincial governments and surrounding countries in developing important and compelling collaborations. The faculty at XTBG is internationally recognized and currently expanding.

Candidates with a strong record of accomplishment should submit a CV, statement of research interests/plans, and pdfs of two publications. Please include three potential references who could provide letters of recommendation. Send these material to Dr. Chuck Cannon  chuck@xtbg.ac.cn  and Ms. Liu Zhiqiu  lzhq@xtbg.org.cn.

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