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The Announcement on Recruiting the Director for the Key Laboratory of Southwest China Wildlife Resources Conservation
(China West Normal University), Ministry of Education
Established in 1946, China West Normal University (hereinafter referred to as “the University”) is a key and teacher education-based universityof Sichuan Province, China, with two campuses (i.e. Beihu and Huafeng) covering 2,600 mu (approximately 173 hectares) in total. With 2,500-plus faculty and staffmembers, the University offers over 33,000 students associate degree programs, undergraduate programs in 71 second-grade disciplines, master degree programs in 17 first-grade disciplines, and professional master degree programs in 8 disciplines. Besides, the University participates in joint PhD degree programs in 9 disciplines.
The Key Laboratory of Southwest China Wildlife Resources Conservation at China West Normal University (hereinafter referred to as “the Lab”) is a ministry/provincial level laboratory approved by the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. The Lab is dedicated to promoting sustainable utilization of wildlife resources, increasing protection on engendered species and their habitatsto make for the harmonious and stable development of human society, and developing itself into a platform that provides theoretical and technical support and researchers for the research and protection on the wildlife resources in the Southwest China. The Lab members research in four main directions: (1) protection and utilization of wild animal resources. Specific tasks include developing and improving the database of the wild animals and insects living in the high mountains and gorges of the Southwest of China, analyzing the mechanism of the endangering of some species, and devising targeted measures to protect the endangered animals likeailuropodamelanoleuca, pseudoisschaeferi, cervusnippon, budorcastaxicolor, and rhinopithecus; (2) protection and utilization of wild plant resources (especially rare and endangered plantsand medicinal herbs in the high mountains and gorges of the Southwest of China). Specific tasks include analyzing the endangering mechanisms of some rare and endangered plants (e.g. davidiainvolucratabaill and tetracentronsinenseoliv), understanding the current situation of wild medicinal herbs, and developing the techniques for rapid breedingof the endangered plants; (3) wildlife-specific environmental protection and assessment. The Lab members focus on studying the quality, safety, vulnerability and biodiversity, health assessment of wildlife-specific ecosystem. Specifically, they research and assess the impacts of human behaviors (e.g. large and medium-sized hydropower projects, mining projects, highway projects, and railway projects) on ecosystem, and propose appropriate measures for ecological restoration and rehabilitation; (4) adaptation of wildlife to environmental change. The main research endeavors include discovering the mechanism relating to the adaption of species to environmental change, through researching the variations in the abilities of biomes (mainly environment-sensitive ones like dioecious plant, amphibian animal, and fish) to adapt to environment when environmental changes occur. The Lab is now staffed with 77 researchers, 47 (61%) of whom hold senior professional titles and 61 (79.2%) PhD degrees. In respect of equipment, the Lab owns a broad spectrum of instruments necessary for macro-level and micro-level research, including large precision instruments like atomic absorption spectrometer, genetic analysis system, protein purification system, flow cytometer, high-performance liquid chromatography system, gas chromatography-mass spectrometer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, amino acid analyzer, infrared imaging system, auto discrete analyzer, real-time PCR detection system, and multistainer. Over the past three years, the Lab members participated in 319 research projects (Funds in total: RMB 26 million), including 10 projects sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, published 382 academic papers, including 110 papers in SCI journals (notably 5 ESI highly cited papers [Top 1%], 7 papers [Top 5%] and 22 papers [Top 20%]) , obtained 5 patents, published 8 monographs, and received one first-class award and two second-class awards from Sichuan Provincial government for scientific and technological progress.
Pursuant to the relevant requirements set out in the Management Regulations for Construction and Operation ofMOE Key Laboratories, the Lab is scheduled to recruit a new director who is expected to possess scholarly excellence, international vision, and strong organizational and leadership skills. The details for this recruitment are provided as follows:
I. Post responsibilities
The applicant is expected to be able to:
1. Implement the provisions set out in the Management Regulations for Construction and Operation of MOE Key Laboratories and the rules and regulations practiced by the University, increase communication and coordination with competent authorities, develop and implement the Lab’s development strategy based on its overall goal, assume full responsibilities for the Lab’s development, and cultivate an environment conducive to promoting scientific and research work, teaching and learning;
2. Attract academic leaders and help young talented researchers grow academically, develop a system oriented towards cultivating innovative researchers, and build a stable, cohesive, well-structured, and innovation-oriented team whose great influence is recognized at home and abroad;
3. Organize the Lab members to apply for and implement national key scientific and research projects or international cooperation projects, and achieve the landmark scientific and technological outcomes that live up tointernationaladvanced levels;
4. Improve the management of the Lab, drive the creation of an innovative mechanism, actively promote and conduct domestic and international scholarly exchange programs, and enhance the overall quality and international influence of the discipline the Lab serves;
5. Specific tasks are subject to the negotiation between the applicant and the University.
The applicant is required to:
1. Be an influential and renowned scholar in conservation biology and other relevant fields. The applicant must be a professor (or professorial fellow) and PhD holder, physically and morally sound, aged no more than 55 years (criterion: December 31, 2018). (However, please note that the foregoing age restriction does not apply to the applicant who is an academician, or a scholar or an expert covered by the Recruitment Program of Global Experts, the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, Chang Jiang Scholars Program, etc;
2. Be honest, dedicated, and strong in organization management, coordination and cohesion building;
3. Having published academic papers in top-tier international journals related to the field and exert a remarkable influence over international academic community;
4. Have the experience of working as the PI (principal investigator) in more than one national major or key project at a university or research institute, or more than four national projects; or have the experience of winning one provincial/ministry-level first-class award for scientific and technological progress, or a higher award;
5. Serve as a full-timer in China West Normal University, or work in the Lab for at least 10 months each year during the term of 5 years.
III. Application & Submission
1. The applicant is required to provide the documents listed below: a resume, a summary of personal research outcomes (word limit: 1,000), a preliminary plan for the work to be implemented in the next five years, a list of representative academic papers and outcomes accompanied by evidencing documents, photocopies of the certificates/documents relating to graduation, academic degree, and current professional title and position (if any).
2. The applicant is required to submit all application materials in electronic form to the e-mail address (i.e. email@example.com) and then mail the printed application materials toHuman Resources Department of the University (mailing address: No.1 Shida Road, Nanchong City, Sichuan Province, P.R.C. ).
3. The deadline for both online application and submission of printed application materials is MAY 31, 2019. Please note that the actual time of online application will subject to the time when such application is received by the University, and that of submission of printed application materials will subject to the time stamped on the mail delivered to the HR Department of the University.
IV. Recruitment procedures
1. Upon successful submission of all required materials, the applicant’s qualification will be reviewed by the relevant departments within the University.
2. The applicant who meets the required qualifications will be interviewed by a panel of experts organized by the University.
3. The applicant, if deemed qualified by the Panel, will be recommended to the University’s authority for approval and then reported to Sichuan Provincial Department of Education and the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China for the record.
The applicant from outside the University, if hired, will enjoy an annual salary as stipulated in the relevant policy practiced by the University (Please note: the salary of the applicant who is an academician, or a scholar or an expert covered by the Recruitment Program of Global Experts, the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, Chang Jiang Scholars Program, etc, is subject to face-to-face negotiation). The applicant from within the University, if hired, will enjoy the remuneration as prescribed in the University’s internal regulations on human resources and organization management.
VI. Contact details
Contact person: Liu Yong Luo Xia Tel: +86-0817-2568025
Address (Huafeng Campus): No.1 Shida Road, Nanchong City, Sichuan Province, P.R.C.
Postal code: 637009 Fax: +86-0817-2568333.