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The institute’s background

The Institute of Eastern-Himalaya Biodiversity Research  (IEHBR)  is  located  within  the  campus  of  Dali  University ,  at  the  southern  edge  of  the  northwest  Yunnan of  China. This favorable location allows IEHBR to be a distinctive institution for active and continuous research on the extremely rich biological and cultural diversity in the easternHimalaya  mountainous  region .  Its  working  area  encompass  northwest  Yunnan ,  southeastern  Tibet  and  western  Sichuan  provinces ,  where  the Hengduanmountain mark the convergence of the QinghaiTibet plateau and the Indochina peninsula. Research domains include the relationships between environmental, biological and socio-cultural diversity, focusing on the origin, evolution, maintenance and sustainable management of resources and ecosystem services. Long-term monitoring of different essential variables of the region delicate and complex ecosystems is emphasized by the means of continuous field research and remote observation.

  For more information, see IEHBR website (http://www.eastern-himalaya.cn) and Dali University website (http://www.dali.edu.cn).

Recruitment research fields

  IEHBR aims recruiting researchers in the following fields (1-3 researchers per domain):

Applicants should hold a doctoral degree and significant experience in a relevant field, and being strongly interested in biodiversity research. Proactive attitude and being able to work independently and collaborate in a multidisciplinary team are among the soft skills required.

We do not require candidates having the corresponding professional background and talents. Applicants from various disciplines of science, agriculture, medicine or philosophy are very welcome to join us.

Remuneration

Remuneration plan is structured accordingly to Dali University standards. Housing subsidy of RMB 300’000 to 400’000 is provided. In addition, RMB 100’000 research funding is available to every new researcher for starting their new careers in Dali University.

Application

Applications (cover letter including motivations, research scope, research plan, and resume) should be addressed to Mr Li (E-mail: lixk@eastern-himalaya.cn, Tel/Fax: (0086) 0872-2219045)