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Postdoctoral positions, Hong Kong

Dr. P. Y. Qian boqianpy at ust.hk
Tue May 12 20:27:35 EST 1998

Advertisement of Postdoctoral Research Associates

Applications are now invited for two postdoctoral research associate
positions in my research laboratory at the Hong Kong University of Science
and Technology.  Both positions are open immediately and the candidates
have to obtain their Ph.D. degree by the time of assuming their duty (or at
least certain evidence for completion of Ph.D. degree requirement).

Position 1:  Chemical Ecologist

Duties: To screen and isolate the chemical compounds from marine organisms
that either induce or inhibit larval settlement of marine invertebrates,
particularly major fouling organisms in Hong Kong waters.   She/he shall
have a good background in analytic chemistry, the procedures and facilities
for chemical extraction and separation, preferably with experience with
HPLC and GC-mass. Some experience on larval biology of marine invertebrates
will be helpful but not essential.   

Position 2: Benthic ecologist

Duties: To help in managing projects on environmental impact assessment
(EIA) on benthic community.   She/he shall have a good background in
benthic marine invertebrates (preferably with some experience in
systematics in mollusks or arthropods).  Strong background in biostatistics
is essential as the candidate will spend most of his/her time on computers
rather than any field works.

My lab has been studying larval settlement and reproductive ecology of
marine fouling organisms from Hong Kong waters (pure science).  Meanwhile,
we have been conducting environmental impact assessment for Hong Kong
Government (applied biology).  At this moment, the lab consists of two post
doctors (both in natural product chemistry, graduated from Germany), two
Ph. D. students, two master degree students, two full-time Research
Assistants, two student helps, one full-time technician, and one visiting
Ph.D. student (from U. Melbourne). It is expected that two graduate
students will graduate by the end of this year but two new graduate
students will join the lab in September. The laboratory is fully equipped
for research projects in both microscopic (DNA work) and macroscopic scale
(community ecology).  We have the state-of-art facilities for larval/algal
culture and for chemical extraction, isolation, and purification.


The salary for postdoctoral research associate at this university is
HK$25,750 per month at this moment (it may increase by 5-6% each year). 
The successful candidate will also receive medical and dental insurance. 
Fund will also be available for the postdoc to attend international
conference.  However, it is stipulated by the government policy that there
will not be any moving expenses for the postdoc.

Application Procedures
Candidates who are interested in applying for the above posts are
invited to send their c.v. and two reference letters to me directly either
through e-mail or through fax no later than June 15, 1998

Dr. Pei-Yuan Qian																																																	
Associate Professor in Biology																																				
Associate Director of Center for Coastal and Atmospheric Research (CCAR)
Co-ordinator of MSc. Environmental Science                            

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology                    
Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong                                        
E-mail:boqianpy at uxmail.ust.hk                                     
In Biology Area
 Tel:0852-2358-7336/7337(Lab)                                            In
CCAR area

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