Postdocs available in New Zealand

Philip Garnock-Jones Phil.Garnock-Jones at VUW.AC.NZ
Thu Sep 25 08:35:30 CDT 2003

Post-doctoral Fellowships (2) at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Victoria University is a leading New Zealand University situated in Wellington, the capital city.  We seek two excellent post-doctoral fellows to join our young and vigorous School of Biological Sciences ( in the fields of plant evolution and molecular ecology.
1.  Plant Molecular Ecology.  The research will involve application of molecular techniques to the study of rapid species radiations that have taken place in New Zealand from immigrant ancestors in the last few million years.  The roles of immigrant selection, adaptive radiation, diploid hybrid speciation, allopatry, and diverse habitats will be examined using molecular phylogenetic techniques.  The fellow will work with Professor Phil Garnock-Jones in collaboration with Associate Professor Peter Lockhart (Allan Wilson Centre for Research Excellence, Massey University, Palmerston North) and botanists at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.  Applicants must have a PhD in systematic or evolutionary biology and should have a strong background in plant molecular systematics.
2.  Evolution of separate and combined sexes in mosses.  The fellow will work with Professor Phil Garnock-Jones and Dr Linley Jesson on a Marsden Funded project that will use mosses as a novel system to extend and test the generality of models that examine the evolution of separate and combined sexes.  Applicants must have a PhD in plant ecology, systematics, or evolutionary biology and should have a strong background in one or more of molecular systematics, experimental and theoretical plant reproductive biology, evolutionary modeling, and bryophyte ecology and evolution.
For further information and to express interest, please contact Professor Phil Garnock-Jones, School of Biological Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand, Phone +64 4 463 6085, Fax +64 4 463 5331, phil.garnock-jones at

P.J. Garnock-Jones
Professor of Plant Science
Manager - Ecology & Biodiversity Unit
School of Biological Sciences
Victoria University of Wellington
PO Box 600

Phone: +64 4 463 6085
Fax: +64 4 463 5331

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