Job: Molecular Systematist at RBG Melbourne

Frank Udovicic Frank.Udovicic at RBG.VIC.GOV.AU
Thu Apr 3 10:29:05 CST 2003

Molecular Systematist

National Herbarium of Victoria
 Rare Professional Opportunity

This is an outstanding opportunity to join the Royal Botanic Gardens,
one of Victoria's premier scientific and cultural organisations, as a
Molecular Systematist for the Plant Sciences Branch of the Plant
Sciences and Biodiversity Division.

In this important role 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,
monitor expenditure, and contribute to the scientific curation of the
collections held at the National Herbarium of Victoria.  In addition to
providing advice on specialist issues to the Royal Botanic Gardens and
other organisations, you will supervise post-graduate students and
deliver lectures at local tertiary institutions.

The National Herbarium of Victoria, celebrating 150 years of plant
research in 2003, is a major centre for botanical studies in Victoria
and the collection of approximately 1.2 million plant specimens
available for scientific study, is one of the largest and most important
collections in Australia.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in systematics or equivalent
experience, with extensive research experience in plant or fungi
systematics using molecular techniques.  Excellent written and oral
communication skills are also essential in order to communicate
effectively with colleagues, the public, international and national
researchers, and successfully prepare results of research for

                           For a position description please visit Please send applications to Human Resources
Officer, Royal Botanic Gardens, Private Bag 2000, South Yarra 3141 or
recruit at by close of business Wednesday 16 April 2003.
For further enquiries please call (03) 9252 2481. All applications must
address the key selection criteria as stated in the position

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