[Taxacom] PhD Position at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and ERI, Thurso

Elspeth Haston E.Haston at rbge.ac.uk
Tue Mar 17 14:10:03 CDT 2009


PhD Position : Global Change and Peatland Microbial Diversity


A PhD position is available jointly between The Royal Botanic Garden
Edinburgh and the Environmental Research Institute (Thurso). The
successful candidate will work on an interdisciplinary project examining
patterns of desmid diversity in Scottish peatlands, in response to
environmental drivers at nested spatial-scales. Focussing on climate
change, the research will integrate with the 'Caithness Carbon Catchment
Experiment', a whole ecosystem-scale initiative, in order to explore the
relationship between taxonomic diversity and ecosystem function. The PhD
is fully-funded by SNH and SEPA.


Candidates should possess a good first degree in a biological subject
(class 1, or 2.1), or a relevant MSc. Applicants should possess a
driving licence or be willing to organise transport to field-sites.
Fieldwork will be conducted in remote and challenging environments, and
candidates should possess an appropriate degree of personal
responsibility and self-discipline.


Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Chris Ellis at RBGE:
c.ellis at rbge.org.uk; formal applications should include a cover letter
and CV (with names and addresses of 2 academic referees).


Applications should be received no later than 1st June (2009), and sent
to Dr Christopher Ellis, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20A Inverleith
Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR, or emailed to c.ellis at rbge.org.uk


Dr E M Haston
Assistant Curator, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh  EH3 5LR 
Tel: 00 44 (0)131 248 2816    Fax: 00 44 (0)131 248 2901
E-mail: e.haston at rbge.org.uk 


The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a Charity registered in Scotland (No SC007983)

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