2 Postdocs, environmental change and paleoecology, Guangzhou, China

Two postdoctoral positions in environmental change and paleoecology are available at Guangzhou University, China.


The positions are both for two years (though possibly extended to three years) and the selected candidate will work on each of the projects, depending on the specific interests of the applicant.

Position 1

Biodiversity and resilience of aquatic ecosystem (shallow lakes from the Yangtze River Basin, China): It mainly involves exploring theoretical ideas and developing quantitative approaches to measure ecological resilience, to explore the pattern and mechanisms of biodiversity changes from existing paleolimnological records.

Position 2

Mangrove development in response to climate change and recent anthropogenic disturbance in Zhanjiang National Mangrove Reserve (Guangdong Province, China): This project involves historical climate/human activity data collection, laboratory work on sediment geochemistry, mangrove pollen analysis, and potentially field expeditions in coastal areas of Southern China Sea as well as numerical modeling.


- The ideal candidates are expected to hold a PhD degree in paleolimnology, paleoecology, paleoclimatology, environmental change or related fields, and he/she has experience with lake sediment analysis (i.e. pollen, diatom, 14C dating, sediment geochemistry) and has good numerical analysis skills.
- Candidates with experience on pollen analysis will be very welcome.
- A PhD degree is required at the time of appointment.
- Candidates are expected to be highly motivated, organized, and fluent in spoken and written English.
- Excellent team‐working and analytical skills are required.


The preferable starting date is from 1 October 2018. A competitive salary (250,000–350,000 CNY per year, depending on the performance) is offered, with standard social benefits and insurance. Additional information regarding living in Guangzhou can be found on https://www.saporedicina.com/english/living-in-guangzhou/


To apply, please send a single pdf file containing 1) a short motivation letter (personal statement describing research experience and interests), 2) an up-to-date CV (including list of publications, education history and brief description of MSc and PhD thesis projects), and 3) name and contact information of at least two references.

Application deadline is 15 August 2018.

Further information

Enquiries and applications can be sent to Professor Xuhui Dong, Guangzhou University: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.