Postition Vacant - Gesneriaceae Systematist at RBG Edinburgh

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Tue Mar 9 09:43:02 CST 2004




Salary Range £19,500 - £25,328 (Band D)


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for a Gesneriaceae Systematist within the internationally renowned Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.  This is a three year fixed term appointment.


Your main duties will include: carrying out taxonomic research on Aeschynanthus; curation of the Gesneriaceae herbarium and living collections and communicating research to academic and public audiences. A PhD in plant sytematics or equivalent experience is essential.  You will have the ability to write taxonomic accounts unsupervised and possess a knowledge of botanical nomenclature.  A good communicator, you will also have skills in flora writing, monographic taxonomy and writing scientific papers as first author.  Experience of studying the southeast Asian flora would be an advantage.


Further particulars can be obtained from Sandra Williamson, Personnel Department, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR (0131 248 2803 or email s.williamson at to whom applications by CV with a covering letter giving the names and addresses of three professional referees, should be sent by Friday 26 March 2004.




Dr Mark F. Watson

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR, U.K.

Tel: +44 (0)131 248 2828   Fax: +44 (0)131 248 2901


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