[Taxacom] Postdoc position for research on Schoenus (Cyperaceae): Closes 28 July 2008

Jeremy Bruhl J.Bruhl at kew.org
Wed Jul 16 16:56:53 CDT 2008

 Dear all (apologies to non-Australian Residents/Citizens for the posting)

The following postdoctoral position is open to Australian citizens or those with a valid working visa for Australia.

If you are interested in applying for the position, please see below and download the four files from the following links and follow the instructions.

Any questions, please email me on jbruhl at une.edu.au<mailto:jbruhl at une.edu.au>

Jeremy Bruhl


POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW (Systematics of Schoenus) (Fixed-term)

School of Environmental and Rural Science

The School of Environmental and Rural Science is a leader in research and teaching in Ecology, Environmental Sciences and Systematics.  UNE is home to the world-class N.C.W. Beadle Herbarium (NE).  The School is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the discipline of Botany to undertake plant systematics research on Schoenus (Cyperaceae).  The project is co-funded by the Australian Biological Resources Study, the Botanic Gardens Trust Sydney and UNE and is based on collaboration of researchers at the Botanic Gardens Trust Sydney, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and UNE.  The person must be appropriately qualified with relevant experience to undertake research and be involved in research training of students.

Applicants must hold a PhD in systematic botany; have excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to work independently and as part of a team; be willing to undertake field, laboratory and herbarium work; be prepared to co-supervise research students; be committed to the timely achievement of the project goals; and hold a current driver’s licence.  Experience across molecular systematics, SEM, anatomy, morphology, taxonomic databasing and a track record in publication of scientific papers are highly desirable.

This is fixed-term position available for 12 months from the date of appointment, with the possibility of further appointment [ for two further years] subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

While one full-time position is available, it could be filled by two, part-time appointments if such applicants bring the necessary combination of skills and abilities.  Applicants should indicate their preference for full-time or part-time work.

This position would ideally suit someone who wishes to develop their career while also having the desire for a life-style change in beautiful Armidale, New England.  Armidale is surrounded by world heritage national parks, is only 2 hours from the mid north coast and is a unique country town that offers all the facilities of a city.  Recognised as a centre for culture, Armidale is well served for art, music, theatre and education. (http://www.armidaletourism.com.au<http://www.armidaletourism.com.au/>)

Informal enquiries may be directed to Associate Professor Jeremy Bruhl, email: jbruhl at une.edu.au<mailto:jbruhl at une.edu.au>.  For further information about the School visit www.une.edu.au/ers<http://www.une.edu.au/ers>
Salary:                        $60,984 to $65,397 per annum (Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Level A-Base +5 to +7)
                                      - effective from 4 July 2008
                                      plus up to 17% employer superannuation and optional salary packaging

Closing Date:            28 July 2008

Reference No:          208/068

Please ensure that the coversheet is attached to your application.  Instructions on how to send your application to the University are available on this coversheet.

Your application should include:  the reference number; a curriculum vitae; a statement that addresses the selection criteria; names, addresses, telephone numbers, facsimile numbers/email addresses of three relevant referees.

Applications must be received by 5pm on the closing date

Equity principles underpin all UNE policies and procedures. http://www.une.edu.au<http://www.une.edu.au/>

Some travel and removal assistance may be available for this position.

This position is only open to those who already hold a valid working visa in Australia

Jeremy Bruhl
Associate Professor, Botany, SE&RS, UNE Armidale NSW Australia
Australian Botanical Liaison Officer (ABLO)
September 2007 – August 2008
ABLO: ablo at kew.org<mailto:ablo at kew.org>  UNE: jbruhl at une.edu.au<mailto:jbruhl at une.edu.au>

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The Herbarium, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB, United Kingdom
ABLO: www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/admin/ablo<http://www.environment.gov.au/biodiversity/abrs/admin/ablo> UNE: www.une.edu.au/botany<http://www.une.edu.au/botany>

Message from K:  works on the new Herbarium building at K will lead to disruption of visitor services and access to the collections. Please contact me/K for details before arranging any visits for 2008/9

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