Post-doctoral Positions for Wildlife ex-situ Conservation Research- Guangdong Chimelong Group

Posted: 27 October 2023| Full time, 2 year appointment| Guangdong Province, P.R.China

Overview

Guangdong Chimelong Group is a leading enterprise in the Chinese tourism industry. It is established in 1989 and located in Guangdong Province of P.R.China, near Hongkong and Macao. Chimelong has established the world’s largest ex-situ conservation base and take care of more than 1,000 wildlife species. The research achievements have received numerous provincial and ministerial-level scientific and technological awards. It has established cordial relationships with the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA), the European Association of Zoos and Aquariums (EAZA), and the Southeast Asian Zoos and Aquariums Association (SEAZA) in wildlife conservation. The Chimelong Postdoctoral Workstation was established in 2022, and is inviting applications from China and abroad for 2 full-time postdoctoral research positions, and we offer competitive remuneration packages.

qualifications

The position is open to applicants of any nationality; The candidate should under 35 years old, and obtained doctorate degree within the past three years.

research fields

Wildlife germplasm preservation and eugenics research:

Includes vitro germplasm preservation, Semen collection and artificial insemination, Lactation and reproductive immunology, Genetic diversity and genealogy, Cloning, Stem cell technologies, Reproductive health and engineering, Hormone testing artificial rearing technique, or others

Wildlife growth, development, and precision nutrition research:

Includes Nutrient metabolism and requirements at various stages of wildlife growth and development, Nutritional assessment of animals, Nutritional analysis of feed ingredients, Techniques for animal obesity control and nutritional regulation, Metabolism and nutritional regulation mechanisms of wildlife, Relationship between environment and nutrition, Techniques for improving gut health, or others

Biosafety and disease prevention:

Includes Clinical diagnosis and treatment for wildlife diseases,Monitoring and disinfection techniques for environmental pathogen,Action mechanisms of pathogenic microorganisms on wildlife,Chinese herbology,Epidemic prevention,Health care of wildlife, or others

Wildlife habitat creation and maintenance:

Includes Influence of habitat on animal behavior, Threshold detection of physiological and biochemical indicators, Detection of hormone variations, Analysis of growth and development patterns, Medical imaging and facial recognition techniques,Research on animal behavior and psychology and more

Wildlife population monitoring, rescue, and reintroduction:

Includes Identification and conservation of marine life, terrestrial animals, and vegetation, Rescue of stranded or injured animals, Techniques for the recovery and reintroduction of critically endangered species, Techniques for cultivating and improving food plants and more

position details

Postdoctoral researchers will be paid attractive salaries. We offer free meals, employee housing, required office amenities, research equipment, and lab and office space for conducting research. Other associated benefits will be offered following corporate policy and national law.

According to the “Measures for the Implementation of the Administration and Services of Postdoctoral Researchers in Guangzhou” and the “Thirty Detailed Rules for the Talent Ecosystem in Panyu District,” postdoctoral talents will receive an annual allowance of 280,000 RMB (or 39016 USD at current rate) per person for two years. Furthermore, the Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Finance will provide a one-off grant of 200,000 RMB (or 27800 USD at current rate) for research projects, and the Panyu District Bureau of Finance will offer a start-up fund of 100,000 RMB (or 13900 USD at current rate) per individual. Postdoctoral scholar is qualified to apply for China Postdoctoral Science Foundation.

requirement of research output

The employed postdoctoral researchers shall be responsible for or participating in scientific research and popular science projects at Chimelong Institute of Flora and Fauna Conservation;Receive at least one research fund from other scientific organization. Complete the objectives of the postdoctoral research project, and submit work reports;Publish at least one paper in an SCI journal as the first author with Guangdong Chimelong Group Co., Ltd. as the first author’s affiliation.

The terminal evaluation will be carried out according to the “Measures for the Implementation of the Administration and Services of Postdoctoral Researchers” formulated by the Guangzhou Municipal Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security.

Application process

Interested candidates who meet the requirements are invited to submit the following documents:

  • C.V. (including recent passport-sized colored photo, education, work experience, and list of major research output)
  • A scanned copy of the doctoral graduate certificate (Ph.D. candidate shall provide certificates issued by their institution.)
  • Research project proposal (including previous research output and work experience, etc.).
  • Representative publications, dissertations, research projects, monographs (scanned copies), awards certificates, and supporting materials of business collaboration and social services.

Please send the above documents via email to Guoxq@chimelong.com. The subject line of the email should be“Post-doctoral Research Position Application – Your Full Name – Doctoral Degree-Granting Institution”.  Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further evaluation and interview.

For further details please contact: 

Ms. Guo at Guoxq@chimelong.com

Phone: +86 20 84780333 ext. 11850

Address: No.299, Hanxi Avenue East, Panyu District, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Website: http://bk.chimelong.com/wildlife-academy/aboutus/

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