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Job Announcement – Scientific Coordinator

May 18th, 2010

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


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.


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.


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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