[Taxacom] postdoctoral fellowships in plant systematics and evolution at the Australian Tropical Herbarium

Darren Crayn darren.crayn at jcu.edu.au
Thu Dec 18 18:37:00 CST 2008

CSIRO-JCU postdoctoral fellowships at the Australian Tropical Herbarium

Two exciting postdoctoral (3-year) fellowships in plant systematics 
(broadly interpreted) are available at the Australian Tropical Herbarium 
(ATH), Cairns, Australia (www.ath.org.au).

The Australian Tropical Herbarium (ATH) is a joint venture partnership 
researching tropical Australian plant and fungal biodiversity and 
evolution. We seek two outstanding postdoctoral researchers to 
contribute to a dynamic research team. You will employ contemporary, and 
where appropriate develop innovative methods in the study of the 
origins, radiations and relationships of tropical plant and/or fungal 
groups of Australasian relevance. Your expertise in the collection and 
analysis of morphological and/or genetic data will lead to high impact 
research outcomes. Specific projects to be undertaken will be negotiated 
with the successful applicants and will reflect both the applicants’ 
expertise and interests, and the ATH’s research themes.

The ATH offers an unrivalled herbarium and spirit specimen collection of 
Australian tropical plants, full systematics research and field 
facilities including a new state of the art molecular biology 
laboratory. These positions are offered jointly by two of the partners 
in the ATH joint venture: the CSIRO and JCU. The CSIRO (Commonwealth 
Science and Industrial Research Organisation, www.csiro.au) is 
Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most 
diverse research agencies in the world. James Cook University (JCU: 
www.jcu.edu.au) is ranked among the world’s top 50 (and Australia’s top 
2) most highly cited research institutions for Environment/Ecology (ESI 
Database, Thomson Reuters).

Situated on James Cook University’s Cairns campus, ATH staff enjoy an 
enviable tropical lifestyle in a thriving modern city with an 
international airport, and ready access to the natural laboratories of 
the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics rainforests, tropical savannas and 
the Great Barrier Reef.

Enquiries to: Professor Darren Crayn, telephone +61 (0)7 4042 1859, 
e-mail darren.crayn at jcu.edu.au
Employment Type: Appointments will be full-time for a fixed-term to 27 
January 2012 subject to a probationary period.
Salary: Academic Level A - AU$59,478 - $63,733 per annum. Commencing 
salary will be in accordance with qualifications and experience. 
Benefits include generous employer superannuation contribution and 
attractive options for salary packaging.

Applications close on 16 January 2009. For more information including 
how to apply, visit http://cms.jcu.edu.au/jobs/research/JCUPRD_041973

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