[Taxacom] Postdoctoral position Mycology Leiden, Netherlands

Welzen, P. van (Peter) Welzen at nhn.leidenuniv.nl
Fri Dec 19 06:13:16 CST 2008

At the National Herbarium of the Netherlands currently a postdoc position is available in the field of systematics of agarics. 

Post-Doc Position in mycology (8-229)

Faculty of Science 
The National Herbarium of the Netherlands (NHN) and the Kits van Waveren Foundation 

The Kits van Waveren Foundation pursues the advancement of the study of the taxonomy, morphology, ecology, geography and evolution of the Agaricales sensu lato.  The mycology group of the NHN is embedded in the Phanerogams and Cryptogams of the Netherlands and Europe (PCNE) research group. The NHN mycological research has a long tradition in the systematics of Agaricales, which resulted in monographs of various groups of Agarics, and a critical flora of agarics in the Netherlands (Flora Agaricina Neerlandica). Recently studies have been performed on the molecular systematics, phylogenetics, evolution and speciation of selected genera and families, including Leccinum and the Entolomataceae. Several of these mycological projects have been funded by the Kits van Waveren Foundation. 

In collaboration with the foundation we now offer a: 

POST-DOC POSITION in mycology (38 hours per week) 
Vacancy number: 8-229 

Who fits the shoe? 

You must have a PhD in mycology with a proven publication record and at least two years of postdoctoral experience abroad. It is expected that your CV is adequate to vie for highly competitive grants such as the FP7 European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant, and The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) Innovational Research Incentives Schemes (veni, vidi, vici). As a person you have a drive to perform cutting edge research and to generate ideas and proposals for externally funded projects. Additionally, you have good understanding of and experience with molecular systematics and phylogeny reconstruction, and good teaching and communication skills.  

To obtain the position you have to write an ambitious research proposal of two A4 pages. Topics may include systematics and evolution, as well as research focusing on speciation, co-evolution and/or biogeography of Agaricales sensu lato.  We offer you an initial appointment for a period of two years with the possibility of a prolongation of an additional two years. During your appointment you will work very closely with the other mycologists and scientific staff of the NHN. 

The starting gross monthly salary is € 2804,- up to € 3129,- (depending on the  previous experience of the successful candidate) in accordance to the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO Nederlandse Universiteiten).  

For further information please contact Dr. M.E. Noordeloos, Noordeloos at NHN.Leidenuniv.nl <mailto:Noordeloos at NHN.Leidenuniv.nl> , he is the PCNE group leader and secretary of the Kits van Waveren Foundation. 

Applications using the vacancy number and including a complete CV, your research proposal and the names, telephone numbers and email addresses of at least two referees (who have agreed to be contacted) should be submitted 
before 1 January 2009 and only to: 

Leiden University, 
Faculty of Science / Human Resources Department Attn. Ms. M. van Schoonhoven, Human Resource Adviser P.O. Box 9504, 2300 RA Leiden , The Netherlands Or by mail to: m.vanschoonhoven at science.leidenuniv.nl <mailto:m.vanschoonhoven at science.leidenuniv.nl>  
More information on working for Leiden University can be found on: www.medewerkers.leidenuniv.nl (Dutch site only) and on www.leiden.edu/staff/ <file:///F:\temp\OLK21C\www.leiden.edu\staff\>  (English site with information for international staff and PhD students) 

For details see the Leiden University Website at https://vstpst.leidenuniv.nl/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.vacatures.leidenuniv.nl/post-doc-position-8-229.jsp <https://vstpst.leidenuniv.nl/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.vacatures.leidenuniv.nl/post-doc-position-8-229.jsp> 

Dr. Machiel E. Noordeloos
National Herbarium of the Netherlands
Einsteinweg 2
P.O. Box 9514
2300 RA The Netherlands
tel. +31715274736
website: http://www.entoloma.nl <http://www.entoloma.nl> 


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