Molecular Systematist position at MEL

Thu Jun 3 15:38:28 CDT 1999

Plant Science & Biodiversity Division
Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

This is a unique opportunity to join the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne,
in the Plant Sciences and Biodiversity Division. As a Molecular
Systematist you will undertake research on the systematics of selected
plant or fungal groups using molecular techniques. You will manage a
molecular laboratory, seek external funding for research and monitor
expenditure, and contribute to the scientific curation of the collections
held at the National Herbarium of Victoria. You will provide advice on
specialist issues to the RBG and other organisations. You may be
required to supervise post-graduate students and deliver lectures at local
tertiary institutions.

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 a PhD in systematics, or equivalent experience, with
extensive research experience in plant or fungi systematics using
molecular techniques.  You will have excellent communication skills and
prepare results of research for publication.

Contact Joanna Tippett on +61 3 9252 2300 for a Position Description or
Dr Marco Duretto on +61 3 9252 2313, or e.mail duretto at
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 314, Australia by Friday, 25 June 1999.

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