[Taxacom] Te Papa MSc Scholarship in Plant Molecular Systematics at Victoria University

Heidi Meudt HeidiM at tepapa.govt.nz
Mon Sep 1 17:34:55 CDT 2008

Please spread the word about this unique opportunity for a MSc
scholarship in New Zealand.
Te Papa MSc Scholarship   in Molecular Systematics at Victoria


Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand and Victoria University of
Wellington are offering a Master of Science (MSc) scholarship in the
field of molecular systematics at Victoria University. The purpose of
the award is to promote research between Te Papa and Victoria University
in the area of molecular systematics, ecology and evolution.


An MSc degree at Victoria University is undertaken over two years (Parts
1 and 2) and involves four courses worth equal marks, plus a research
thesis worth 60% of the total. The Te Papa-VUW scholarship provides the
successful applicant with a student stipend of $4000 in part 1 (2009)
and $6000 in part 2 (2010).  The project offered in 2009-2010 will be a
molecular systematic investigation of the New Zealand species of
Pseudopanax (Araliaceae) or Gleichenia (Gleicheniaceae), or another
project to be determined.  The thesis research will involve the DNA
sequencing of chloroplast and nuclear genes, with complementary
morphological analyses, and will address phylogenetic questions such as
the relationships between species and generic boundaries, as well as
issues of biogeography and species-delimitation. The ideal applicant
will have completed a BSc degree and have an interest in New Zealand
plants and molecular phylogenetic techniques.


For more information about the thesis project or studying towards an MSc
degree at Victoria University contact: Dr Leon Perrie (e-mail:
leonp at tepapa.govt.nz <mailto:leonp at tepapa.govt.nz> ), Dr Heidi Meudt
(e-mail: heidim at tepapa.govt.nz), or Dr Peter Ritchie (e-mail:
Peter.Ritchie at vuw.ac.nz).


For information about the School of Biological Sciences and a copy of
the post-graduate prospectus visit http://www.vuw.ac.nz/sbs


Applications are lodged through the Scholarships Office, Victoria
University of Wellington, PO Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand.

E-mail: Scholarships-Office at vuw.ac.nz
<mailto:Scholarships-Office at vuw.ac.nz> 

Tel +64-4-463 5113/5557

Visit the web site for an application form and instructions:

http://www.vuw.ac.nz/scholarships <http://www.vuw.ac.nz/scholarships> 


Applications close on 1 November 2008


Selection will be based on academic merit and short listed applicants
may be required to participate in a telephone interview. 

Heidi M. Meudt, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Botany
Museum of New Zealand
Te Papa Tongarewa
P.O. Box 467
New Zealand
heidim at tepapa.govt.nz
phone: +64 4 381 7127
fax: +64 4 381 7070


Adjunct Research Associate
School of Biological Sciences
Victoria University
1-85 Kelburn Parade
Room 507, New Kirk Building
New Zealand
phone: +64 4 463 5026
fax: +64 4 463 5331

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