Position Vacant

Wed Sep 30 16:02:15 CDT 1998


Plant Science & Biodiversity Division
Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

As a Mycologist of Plant Sciences you will undertake taxonomic
research on fungi of Australia. You will curate and expand the
cryptogamic collections, especially of fungi, of the Royal Botanic
Gardens, Melbourne.  You will be sought after to provide information and
expert advice about fungi and other cryptogams to management and
external agencies.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, which includes the National Herbarium of
Victoria, is a major national centre for the study of plant diversity and
conservation.  Its research underpins much of the plant sciences in
Victoria, and makes major contributions to international scientific
programs. A world-wide herbarium collection of over 1 million specimens
is available for scientific study.

You will have at least a degree (or equivalent) with extensive research
experience in taxonomy of fungi.  You will have excellent communication
skills and prepare results of research for publication.

Contact Virginia Henderson on (03) 9252 2300 for a Position Description
or Dr Marco Duretto on (03) 9252 2313, or e-mail
duretto at rbgmelb.org.au for further information.  Applications should
address the key selection criteria listed in the Position Description and be
sent to 'Manager', Human Resources, Royal Botanic Gardens, Birdwood
Avenue, South Yarra, Victoria 3141 by Wednesday, 13 November 1998.

Marco Duretto
Plant Sciences Manager
Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

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