Research position at Universiti Malaya
Project: Net Ecosystem Productivity among Different Mangrove Types (Intact, Degraded and Restored) in Peninsular Malaysia
Description: The work will focus on establishing permanent plots, measuring trees growth, collecting litter for estimating net primary productivity of different mangrove types. We will also measure carbon accumulation rate using the naturally occurring radionuclide (210Pb) and rod surface elevation tables (rSETS), as well as GHGs emissions from different mangrove types to understand net ecosystem productivity. The findings of this study will help us understand carbon sequestration potential of different mangrove types.
Position: Full-time research position with Dr. Sahadev Sharma at Universiti Malaya, and Institute of Pacific Island Forestry, United States Forest Service, Hawaii. There is flexibility in the starting time of this project, but a proposed start-up time is in mid-October 2018.
Project duration: Until 31 December 2020, however possibility to extend one or two more years
1. Possess a Bachelor/Master's Degree with CGPA 3.0 and above in either Geography, Ecology, Marine Science, Environmental Science or related disciplines;
2. Possess a valid driving licence;
3. Be willing to work for extended periods of time in the field. Lodging, food, and other facilities will be provided;
4. Be comfortable conversing and writing at publication-level in English;
5. Conduct outreach and education programs as a marine naturalist while in the field, apart from doing scientific research;
6. Able to work independently and/ or in a diverse group of scientists.
Contact: Dr. Sahadev Sharma at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interested candidates should send their CV and a cover letter explaining their previous accomplishments and current research and why they want to join this project. Please use ‘Project Mangrove NEP’ as your email header.
Deadline: By or before 10 September 2018. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.