Plant Systematics postdoc vacancy at NHN

Barbara Gravendeel gravendeel at NHN.LEIDENUNIV.NL
Fri Dec 20 04:09:52 CST 2002

The National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN) is an inter-university
institute of the Universities of Utrecht, Leiden, and Wageningen with a
collection of over 5.5 million specimens of phanerogams and cryptogams from
all over the world, and a plant biodiversity research programme including
floristics, taxonomy, phylogeny, biogeography, and molecular evolution. For
the Leiden University branch of the NHN, we invite applications for the
position of a

Phylogeny of Zehneria (Cucurbitaceae) based on ancient DNA

Vacancy number 2-218

The successful applicant is expected to:
- assist in the establishement of an ancient DNA facility (~30% time)
- develop DNA extractions and PCR amplifications procedures from herbarium
specimens and train the molecular technicians in ancient DNA work (~20%
- carry out molecular phylogenetic research on Asian Cucurbitaceae (~50%

· a Ph.D. in plant systematics or related fields
· experience with ancient DNA techniques
· a thorough understanding of phylogenetics and molecular systematics

We offer a temporary appointment of 2 years (38 hours per week). The salary
being commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate and in
accordance with Dutch national regulations to a maximum of EURO 4325,- gross
per month.

Further information about this position (including a detailed project
proposal) can be obtained from Dr. B. Gravendeel (e-mail:
gravendeel at or prof. P. Baas (e-mail:
baas at For general information on the Leiden branch of the
National Herbarium visit our website at

Applications with a full CV, names and contact information of three
references should be sent before January 20 to:
Mr. C.C. Moors (vacancy number 2-218)
Personeel & Organisatie
Faculteit der Wiskunde en Natuurwetenschappen
Postbus 9504
2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands
c.c.moors at

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