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The Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment (IMHE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), is a national academic institute that focuses on research into mountain hazards, ecology and environment, with the ultimate goal of supporting the sustainable development of mountain regions. In April 2015, 

Since its establishment in 1965, The institute will continue to serve its mission of conducting integrated research into mountain science and supporting regional needs for mountain development and innovation. To achieve these goals, IMHE will continue to lead research in the areas of debris flow, mountain ecology and strategic mountain development. It will also develop theories and technologies related to the mitigation of major mountain hazards, the protection of mountain ecology, the construction of ecological barriers, the conservation of water and soil, and the control of non-point-source pollution.

Over the last 50 years, IMHE has set up a comprehensive program that covers a wide ranges of subject areas, including physical geography, human geography, cartography, geographic information systems and remote sensing, ecology, hydrology and hydraulics, geotechnical engineering, environmental science, edaphology, soil and water conservation and engineering geology. It hosts two CAS Key Laboratories — the Key Laboratory of Mountain Hazards and Earth Surface Processes and the Key Laboratory of Mountain Surface Processes and Ecological Regulation — and two centers — the Research Center of Mountain Development and the Digital Mountain and Remote Sensing Applications Center.  

IMHE specializes in connecting indoor simulation with outdoor experiment to produce research that has practical application. This research is made possible because to the institute’s centers for analysis, testing and debris flow simulation, as well as its network of eight field observation stations located in the upper Yangtze River and Tibet. Of these observation stations, the ecological station on Mount Gongga, Sechuan Province, the debris flow station in a valley in Dongchuan District, Yunnan Province, and the soil station in Yanting County, Sechuan Province, are listed as State Key Field Observation Stations of China.  

There are nearly 300 members of staff working at IMHE, including 1 CAS academician, 45 professors, 70 associate professors as well as over 200 graduate students. The institute has one post-doctoral research station in physical geography, five doctoral programmes and nine master’s programmes. IMHE sponsors two journals that publish research on of global importance on mountains and their surrounding lowlands:the Journal of Mountain Science in English, and Mountain Research in Chinese.

We warmly welcome all talents who are major in Geography (Including Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System), Geology, Geotechnical Engineering, Ecology, Hydromechanics, Hydrology, Edaphology, Meteorology and Applied Mathematics to join us. Oversea experience is preferred. If you have more than three years’ overseas experience, you stand a good chance of being granted “Hundred Talents Program” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, "Thousand Talents Program" of China, "Thousand Talents Program" of Sichuan Province, and obtain from 2 million to 8 million financial supports and other necessary living allowance. We will provide professional advice and assistance for your application based on your situation.The competitive compensation and benefits will be offered including insurance.

1. Occurrence mechanism and numerical simulation of mountain hazards (such as floods, debris flow, landslide)

2. Regional distribution and formation mechanism of mountain hazards

3. Prediction and forecasting, monitoring and early warning technology of mountain hazards

4. Theory and technology research of mountain hazards prevention and control, including ecological engineering and geotechnical engineering

5. Risk management and disaster alleviation of mountain hazards

6. Mechanism of water cycle and material migration

7. Soil erosion and water and soil conservation

8.Observation and numerical simulation of mountain ecology and hydrological process

9. Evolution of and regulation on the mountain ecological environment

10. Theory and technology in sustainable mountain development  

11. Spatial simulation and information service of earth surface process

12. Mountain remote sensing and spatial information technology

More information about IMHE is available at www.imde.ac.cn.Interested applicants can send your CV to us at zhaopin@imde.ac.cn.

IMHE 
was designated an Institute for Special Needs under CAS’s Pioneer Initiative. It remains China’s leading think tank for research on mountain surface systems and strives to become a globally recognized organization for mountain science. 
 
IMHE has made great contributions to hazard mitigation, environmental protection and sustainable development in the mountains of China, accomplish over 1,000 research projects and receiving over 150 awards.
 
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