Postdoctoral Research Fellows in 2012 – International Ecosystem Management Partnership/UNEP


IEMP’s work in 2012  will  focus on  Africa, especially on the theme of  ecosystem assessment and sustainable ecosystem management, including  providing policy and capacity support to African countries. Four  postdoctoral research fellow  vacancies in IEMP are open for application, in  the domains of  Ecosystem Service  Valuation, and Ecosystem Management in Africa and 

Asia-Pacific (see table below). All successful candidates are requested to work for IEMP full time for two years, including project implementation in developing countries. The incumbents will be paid and supported according  to  the CAS  policies and based in Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research of CAS, Beijing, China.

Experience Preferred: The candidates must have obtained a PhD degree in relevant disciplines specified on the table below, fluent in English, good communication skills and team work. Candidates with experiences of working in Africa and/or Asia-pacific are desirable.

Additional Information

International Ecosystem Management Partnership (IEMP), co-sponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), was officially launched on Nov 18th 2011 in Beijing. IEMP is the first UNEP collaborative programme in the south and for the south. The core mandate of IEMP is to synthesis science findings for decision making on ecosystem management in all developing countries, this is supported by three inter-linked initiatives: Monitoring and Capacity Building, Integrated Knowledge Management, and Science for Policy. IEMP is hosted by the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Recourses Research of CAS, Beijing, China.

Application deadline: 31 March 2012

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