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Job Announcement – Scientific Coordinator

May 18th, 2010 Comments off

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (Chinese Academy of Science) is seeking a dedicated individual to support The Program for Field Studies in Tropical Asia.

Responsibilities

The Scientific Coordinator will;

  • coordinate international fieldcourses and other training activities run by the program
    • act as point of contact between the office and course sponsor(s)/supportor(s)
    • arrange course teaching programs and coordinate with resource staff
    • coordinate logistic arrangements for courses with course hosts
    • oversee the running of courses
    • oversee course budgets and reporting to sponsors
    • oversee production of the course proceedings and scientific publications
  • maintain long-term datasets derived from course activities
  • oversee a program website, including online application procedures, course materials, alumni network and forums
  • assist in preparing funding proposals and in developing a sustainable long-term international training program

The Scientific Coordinator will be supported by one full-time program secretary and XTBG faculty. The position will involve opportunities for international travel and eventual publication of results from long-term projects. The position would be full-time for four years and based in the new research facilities at the XTGB.

XTBG is rapidly expanding its international faculty, particularly its conservation activities, and will focus on developing strong collaborations with Southeast Asian countries over the next five years. Please visit our website at http://en.xtbg.ac.cn.

Qualifications

Candidates should have a Ph.D or equivalent experience in ecology or conservation biology or related field, and be familiar with the tropical Asian region. Previous experience teaching or participating in fieldcourses is a bonus.

Submissions

Please send a CV and cover letter to rharrison [at] xtbg.org.cn. We will be considering candidates from 31st May until the post is filled.

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Job Announcement – Program Coordinator

May 18th, 2010 Comments off

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (Chinese Academy of Science) is seeking a dedicated individual to support The Program for Field Studies in Tropical Asia.

Responsibilities

The Program Coordinator will;

  • provide secretarial support for the Scientific Coordinator
    • manage email lists for the program and individual courses
    • communicate with sponsors, hosts, and resource staff over logistic arrangements, etc
    • manage an online applications procedure
    • provide assistance in running courses
    • provide assistance in the production of reports
    • provide day-to-day management of the program website

The Program Coordinator will report to the Scientific Coordinator. The position will involve opportunities for international travel. The position would be full-time for four years and based in the new research facilities at the XTGB.

XTBG is rapidly expanding its international faculty, particularly its conservation activities, and will focus on developing strong collaborations with Southeast Asian countries over the next five years. Please visit our website at  http://en.xtbg.ac.cn.

Qualifications

Candidates should be proficient in Chinese and English, both written and spoken. Experience with web-page development and administration is an advantage.

Submissions

Please submit and CV and cover letter to rharrison [at] xtbg.org.cn. We will be considering candidates from 31st May until the post is filled

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