Job Opportunity: Chief Botanist, Divisional Director, National Herbarium of Victoria

Irene Bekier irene.bekier at RBG.VIC.GOV.AU
Tue Sep 27 20:45:32 CDT 2005

Chief Botanist and Divisional Director, National Herbarium of Victoria

Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Australia

Exciting opportunity for a leader in Plant Taxonomy and Systematics

The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne Australia has a history of plant
sciences research dating back to 1853 with the establishment of The
National Herbarium of Victoria.  Since that time, the RBG has played a
leading role in the conservation of Victoria’s natural resources by
increasing the understanding of plant biodiversity through systematics and
conservation research.

We are looking for an energetic and visionary individual to provide
inspirational and strategic scientific leadership to a multi-disciplinary
team of scientists and postgraduate students engaged in research on the
systematics, biodiversity and conservation of plants and fungi.

In addition to having an international standing in your field of research,
you will have a substantial publication record in high-impact scientific
journals combined with a PhD or equivalent qualification in botany, plant
systematics, molecular biology or a related natural history discipline.
You’ll also have a sound understanding of key research issues and
developments currently facing botanical researchers and an excellent record
in securing major competitive research funds.

You will have exemplary communication skills and a proven ability to
promote mutually beneficial partnerships with a broad range of stakeholders
at both national and international levels.

For a position description, visit  To apply, send your
application to irene.bekier at or Ms I Bekier, Human Resources
Branch, Royal Botanic Gardens, Private Bag 2000, South Yarra, Victoria,
Australia 3141. For further information, contact 61 3 9252 2411.

Closing date for applications is 11 November 2005.

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