[Taxacom] Postdoc PBI Miconieae (Melastomataceae)

Michelangeli, Fabian fabian at nybg.org
Mon Apr 13 08:41:49 CDT 2009

Postdoctoral Position at The New York Botanical Garden


The New York Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark and one of New York City's premier cultural institutions seeks a full-time Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join our Institute of Systematic Botany Science department.  This is a grant funded position. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits, including paid vacation.


The candidate will join the PBI: Miconieae (Melastomataceae) project. This NSF-funded research will produce an online monograph of all 1,800 species in this neotropical tribe, including complete descriptions, images, keys for their identification, and distribution maps for each species, while continuing to research phylogenetic relationships within the tribe.  This project presents a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual to carry out field work in the Neotropics, and to take a leading role in the analysis of large data sets (800+ species; 1000+ terminals) using molecular and morphological data. Funding is available for a minimum of 1 year, and may be extended upon mutual agreement and grant renewal.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. at the start date, experience in phylogenetic analyses and sequencing techniques, as well as desire to be involved in all aspects of a multidisciplinary and international project on angiosperm systematics. (http://sweetgum.nybg.org/melastomataceae)


Applicants should send a cover letter with a brief description of research interests, curriculum vitae, up to four reprints if available, and the names and contact information for at least three references to:  HR at nybg.org or mail to The New York Botanical Garden, 200th St. & Kazimiroff Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458, Attention Human Resources/Dr. Fabian Michelangeli - Position Application Number SC-1632.


The review of applications will begin on May 4th, 2009.


The New York Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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