Plant Evolution Post-doc

Julie Hawkins j.a.hawkins at READING.AC.UK
Mon Apr 5 16:29:17 CDT 2004

The University of Reading 
School of Plant Sciences

Post-doc. Salary Scale, £18,893 to £28,279 p.a.
A three-year position funded as part of a Leverhulme Trust Academic Network to support studies of the evolution of the Cape flora of South Africa.  The network comprises 20 scientists working in 11 institutions.  The research network's aim is to use multiple phylogenies reconstructed for large genera to determine the mode and tempo of evolution in this biome.  The successful applicant will have a network coordination role, and undertake biogeographical and temporal interpretation of these multiple phylogenies.  You will be an employee of The University of Reading, working with Dr Julie Hawkins in the School of Plant Sciences.   There is also the possibility of working for some time at the Institute of Systematic Botany, University of Zurich with Professor Peter Linder or with other network members in Cape Town.  You may be given an allowance to cover secondment and living costs in Zurich and Cape Town.


Informal enquiries to Dr Julie Hawkins (j.a.Hawkins at or 0118 378 6546).


Application forms are available from the Personnel Office, The University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading, RG6 6AH.  Telephone (0118) 378 6771 (answerphone).  E-mail: Personnel at giving name and full address.  Application forms are also available in Word/RTF format from  Closing date for applications 23 April 2004.  It is anticipated interviews will take place on Friday 30 April 2004.  Please quote reference number R0414.

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