CLOSED - 11/may/2021
(RByS1) - CALL TO OCCUPY THE POSITION OF PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER (Investigador Titular A) (Publicada: 15/Abr/2021)
DEPARTMENT OF BIODIVERSITY AND SYSTEMATICS
The Institute of Ecology A.C. (INECOL) invites interested people in Mexico and the rest of the world to participate in this call to occupy a high-quality research position. Candidates must have an academic trajectory compatible and consistent with the profile described below. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. The person chosen will join the Department of Biodiversity and Systematics.
The INECOL is a Public Research Center financed by the federal government of Mexico and coordinated by the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), which conducts research and trains students in ecology and related disciplines (www.inecol.mx). INECOL has its principal campus close to the city of Xalapa, Veracruz State, and a regional center in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán State. It also has three field stations: 1) a coastal station in La Mancha, Veracruz, 2) a pine forest station in La Michilía, Durango, and 3) a desert station in Mapimí, Durango. INECOL also owns the Francisco Javier Clavijero Botanical Garden (8 ha) and the Cloud Forest Sanctuary (30 ha) in Xalapa. INECOL’s current personnel comprises 125 full-time researchers, 101 technicians, 87 administrative, support, gardening, and general services personnel, plus over 100 graduate students and over 100 co-workers funded by external grants. Academic life at INECOL is organized in eleven Academic Departments: Environment and Sustainability, Biodiversity and Systematics, Evolutionary Biology, Biology and Conservation of Vertebrates, Biological Diversity of Western Mexico, Ecoethology, Functional Ecology, Advanced Molecular Studies, Multitrophic Interactions, Bio-Rational Management of Pests and Vectors, and Biotechnological Management of Resources. INECOL offers two Graduate Programs (Masters and Doctorate) certified to be of international quality by CONACyT.
PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER IN: Insect diversity and Systematics, with a specialization in phytophagous Coleoptera, Scarabaeidae (Subfamily Melolonthinae) of Mexico.
Job Title: PRINCIPAL RESEARCHER (Investigador Titular A).
Job characteristics: Full time for 12 months. Contract renewable annually based on academic performance and productivity. The performance of the person hired will be evaluated annually by the Head of Department and the members of the Department and by INECOL authorities based on his/her accomplishment of the work program and activity plan agreed upon at the beginning of the hiring process. After three consecutive years of work, the person may request tenure following the guidelines of the Academic Staff Statute (Estatuto del Personal Académico, EPA available online: http://normateca.inecol.edu.mx/normateca/) following current administrative provisions. Besides fulfilling academic expectations, the person contracted is expected to integrate him/herself in a productive and harmonious manner with the other members of the department.
The selected applicant will join the Department of Biodiversity and Systematics, to address the challenges related to field and laboratory studies on the taxonomy, nomenclature, diversity, morphology, molecular systematics, and evolution of one or more specific groups of phytophagous insects of the Scarabaeidae, especially those in the subfamily Melolonthinae.
The selected candidate will work in the Department of Biodiversity and Systematics, individually and in cooperation with researchers of the department, as well as with other INECOL scientists or other interested institutions, on the following topics:
Applicants chosen by the Selection Committee will be invited for an interview and must be willing to take a psychometric assessment and be interviewed by a psychologist in order to have additional non-academic elements to support the selection process.