[Taxacom] Post-doctoral position in botany

Peters, Rebecca rpeters at calacademy.org
Wed Oct 17 16:37:35 CDT 2007




John J. Rose Postdoctoral Fellowship in Botany


The California Academy of Sciences invites applications for the John J. Rose
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Botany. Applications for this full-time position
are solicited from individuals with a primary interest in, and commitment to,
active field- and collection-oriented research in the systematics and
phylogenics of vascular plants using contemporary techniques. We seek an
individual who will participate in our research programs in diverse
geographic areas and contribute to the development of a major world-wide


The Academy's Department of Botany houses an herbarium of nearly 1.9 million
specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, and lichens. Current collection
growth is focused on plants from Latin America, eastern Asia, (particularly
China), Madagascar, and western North America (especially California, Nevada,
and Arizona). We currently have active research programs in China,
Madagascar, and parts of Central and South America. Other institutional
research resources and facilities include a SEM unit, the Center for
Comparative Genomics, and a comprehensive library of systematic and
evolutionary biology. For additional information about the California Academy
of Sciences and its Department of Botany, please visit
http://www.calacademy.org and http://www.calacademy.org/research/botany.



Candidates must have their Ph.D. prior to beginning the position. This is a
one year position with possible extension to two years based on performance.


To apply, send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, a general
description of research goals, and a proposed project to be conducted during
the fellowship period. Please also include the names, addresses, e-mails, and
telephone numbers of three references. Send applications to: Human Resources
Department #ROSEpostdoc, 875 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.
Applications will be considered beginning Nov. 15, 2007 for a starting date
in 2008.


The California Academy of Sciences is a Natural History Museum, Aquarium,
Planetarium, and Research Institution located in San Francisco. The Academy
is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals
who will contribute to its diversity.



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