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Smithsonian - Nanyang Technological University Program Coordinator

ForestGEO and the Asian School of the Environment invite applications for the position of Program Coordinator for the ForestGEO Asia Program.

The position will oversee and coordinate ForestGEO activities in Asia, implement and guide future research directions, foster collaboration that encourages broad use of the regional network, conduct independent research related to the ecology of Asian forests, lead training and capacity strengthening activities for students and researchers associated with ASE and ForestGEO sites, seek external funding, and promote ForestGEO and ASE to diverse audiences.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in ecology or related field (including but not limited to population and community ecology, physiological ecology, ecosystem science, global change biology, and plant systematics and evolution), at least 5 years experience working on the forests of tropical Asia, and experience with data management and ecological analysis.

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (NTU) is ranked 13th globally. It is also placed 1st amongst the world’s best young universities. In 2015 the newly established Asian School of the Environment (ASE) at NTU embarked on a long-term partnership with the Forest Global Earth Observatory Network of the Smithsonian Institution (ForestGEO) to capitalize on the strengths and dynamism of both institutions. Together, NTU and ForestGEO will collaborate on research, training and capacity development in forest science, and create a cosmopolitan hub for forest ecology in Asia.

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates should submit a single PDF containing a summary of research accomplishments and interests, curriculum vitae, three significant reprints of publications, and the names and contact information of three referees to We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. More information can be found at and or by contacting Stuart Davies (

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