Scientific research position at RBG Edinburgh: Tropical Botanist

Mark at Mark at
Mon Feb 14 11:47:22 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
Tropical Botanist

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
RBGE Tropical Diversity section, working closely with Dr Toby Pennington.
Research will match one or more of the strategic objectives of the Tropical
Diversity group in monographic taxonomy, inventory, phylogeny and
classification, and environmental change and biogeography. You may be
involved in all stages of project design and implementation, including
field and laboratory work, and paper writing. You will also contribute to
the curation of the herbarium and living research collections and undertake
MSc and undergraduate teaching. As you become established you will be
encouraged to supervise PhD students and to raise research funding from
external grants.

A PhD in plant systematics or equivalent experience is essential. You will
possess a sound knowledge of taxonomy, nomenclature, and of systematic
theory including molecular systematics. Field experience in the tropics is
preferable. Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Toby Pennington, Tel: 0131
248 2818, email t.pennington 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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