Job available

Mon Aug 1 10:32:44 CDT 1994


This is an outstanding opportunity to join the Royal Botanic
Gardens and lead the day-to-day operation of the Research
Branch of the Research and Herbarium Division.  The Royal
Botanic Gardens is expanding and diversifying its research
activities and you will play a major role in this process.
The National Herbarium of Victoria is a major centre of
botanical studies in Victoria and the collection of over one
million plant specimens is one of the largest and most
important collections in Australia.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and versatile botanist
with extensive research experience, preferably in the field
of systematics, to co-ordinate the overall research
activities of the Branch.  You will provide scientific
leadership to research staff and initiate and develop
original research projects related to the objectives of the
Royal Botanic Gardens.  You will also conduct your own
research and make a significant contribution to the research
program of the Royal Botanic Gardens.

You will have a relevant postgraduate qualification, possess
good conceptual and analytical skills, and have experience
in project management and the evaluation of research
programs at a senior level in a scientific environment.

You will have well developed interpersonal and communication
skills and an ability to communicate effectively with staff,
researchers in other organisations, and the public.

The position offered is for a five year term, and the salary
is in the range $45,214-$47,866, plus the employer
contribution to superannuation.

Copies of the duty statement and selection criteria are
available from Patricia Quinn, Personnel Manager, phone (61-
3-)655 2300 or fax (61-3-)655 2350.  Additional information
about the position is available from Dr Jim Ross, phone (61-
3-)655 2300. Please do not direct enquires via email.

Applications should be submitted to the Personnel Manager,
Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood Avenue, South Yarra, Vic.
3141, Australia, by 5pm, Wednesday, 31 August 1994.

The Royal Botanic Gardens is an EEO employer and offers a
non-smoking workplace.

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