Scientific research position at RBG Edinburgh: Molecular Ecologist/Conservation Geneticist

Mark at Mark at
Mon Feb 14 11:44:57 CST 2005

The following is one of three positions recently advertised in the last
issue of Nature (see also the RBGE website

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Molecular Ecologist/Conservation Geneticist

The Science Division of RBGE explores and explains the world of plants by
increasing knowledge and understanding of plants, and by communicating this
knowledge. Vacancies have arisen for the following pensionable Band D

The salary range is £20,587 - £26,763 per annum.

The aim of this post is to support and develop research projects in the
Genetics and Conservation section at RBGE, working closely with Dr Pete
Hollingsworth. You will apply molecular techniques to study population
genetics and conservation biology of selected higher plants and cryptogams,
with an initial focus on the UK flora. The job will involve all stages of
project design and implementation, including fieldwork, laboratory work,
data analyses and paper writing. As you become established you will be
encouraged to raise research funding from external grants.

A PhD in population genetics / molecular ecology is essential. You will
also preferably have relevant post-doctoral experience and an interest in
conservation biology. A driving license is also essential. Informal
enquiries can be made to Dr Pete Hollingsworth, Tel: 0131 248 2883, email
p.hollingsworth at

Further information and application details for all posts can be obtained

Sandra Gilmour,
Personnel Department,
20a Inverleith Row,
Edinburgh EH3 5LR,
Tel: 0131 248 2803,
or email s.gilmour at

to whom applications by CV with a covering letter giving the names and
addresses of three professional referees, should be sent by Monday 7 March

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