[Taxacom] Postdoctoral Fellowship at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Linda M. Prince linda.prince at cgu.edu
Sun Jun 14 19:30:02 CDT 2009

Postdoctoral Fellowship in

Systematic & Evolutionary Plant Biology

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden [RSABG] invites applications for The  
Fletcher Jones Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship in Botany.  
Applications for this full-time position are solicited from  
individuals with a primary interest in, and commitment to, active  
field-, lab- and/or collection-oriented research in the systematics,  
phylogenetics, or evolution of vascular plants using contemporary  
techniques. We seek an individual who will bring an exciting and  
innovative project that will complement and extend on-going research  
activities, and who will interact extensively with scientists,  
students, and professional staff.

The Garden’s Research Department is home to staff scientists who are  
also faculty members at Claremont Graduate University; 3 current  
postdoctoral fellows; 17 graduate students; and facilities that  
include laboratories (molecular and structural, including SEM); an  
herbarium of more than 1.1 million plant specimens, almost entirely  
of vascular plants; an excellent research library; and extensive  
plant growth facilities. For additional information about Rancho  
Santa Ana Botanic Garden and its Research Department, please visit  
http://www.rsabg.org or communicate with any of the department’s  

Candidates must have their Ph.D. prior to beginning the position.  
This is a one-year position with possible extension to two years  
based on performance. The position carries a competitive salary  
($39,000) and a budget of $5,000 per year for research expenses.

To apply, send a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae, and a brief  
research proposal (no more than 10 pages all inclusive). The proposal  
should clearly indicate how the project both extends the applicant’s  
dissertation research and fits into his/her long-term plans. Please  
also include the names, addresses, e-mails, and telephone numbers of  
three references. Send applications to: Ms. Linda Worlow, The  
Fletcher Jones Foundation Postdoctoral Search, Rancho Santa Ana  
Botanic Garden, 1500 North College Avenue, Claremont, CA  91711.  
Applications will be considered beginning Aug. 15, 2009 for a  
starting date in late 2009 or early 2010.

The Fletcher Jones Foundation, based in Los Angeles, was established  
by the Founder of Computer Sciences Corporation, a pioneer in the  
fledgling computer and software industry of the 1950s and 60s, and  
still a leading company today. The Fletcher Jones Foundation was  
endowed from the estate of Fletcher Jones, who died in 1972. Since  
that time the foundation has been governed by an independent board of  
trustees. Its central mission has been and continues to be the  
support of private, independent colleges and universities in California.

RSABG is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants  
are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color,  
religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or  
veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the  
application process because of a disability, it is available upon  
request. The Garden is pleased to provide such assistance, and no  
applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request. [This copy  
‘pinched’ from Blue Cross employment webpage.  llw]

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