[Taxacom] ???????? Research Assistant – Solanaceae DNA Taxonomy

"Peter A. Schäfer" Peter.Schafer at univ-montp2.fr
Wed Apr 7 05:22:01 CDT 2010


Hello everybody,
before discussing word or not to word I tried to find the job
announcment on the given site: no job for the deparment of Botany ????
two jobs with the word "assistant":
> Curatorial Assistant, Wildebeest
> London, South Kensington, Zoology, Ref:NHM/CA/ZOO/ET10
> Postdoctoral Research Assistant , Meteorites
> London, South Kensington, Mineralogy, Ref:NHM/RA2/MIN/ET10

but not Solanaceae

?????

Best wishes
Peter


Edward Baker wrote:
> On behalf of sandy Knapp:
> 
> *Research Assistant – Solanaceae DNA Taxonomy*
> 
> Department of Botany
> 
> The Natural History Museum, London
> 
> 
> 
> The successful applicant will provide support for research undertaken in
> Solanaceae at the Natural History Museum, London and will work with Dr.
> Sandra Knapp. Focussing primarily on the development of molecular markers
> and new techniques for approaching the taxonomy of key groups of
> *Solanum*(such as the Morelloid clade), key areas of responsibility
> will include:
> 
> 
> 
>    - molecular marker development and analysis
>    - application of a variety of molecular techniques to taxonomic problems
>    - involvement in field work for specimen collection
>    - curation of both herbarium and molecular collections
>    - writing primary taxonomic accounts at the species level for inclusion
>    on Solanaceae Source
>    - supervision of and assistance to visitors and students will form part
>    of day-to-day job responsibilities
> 
> 
> 
> The post holder will have some involvement in writing grant proposals for
> funding the development of new molecular diagnostics using Next Generation
> Sequencing and other techniques. Requirements of the role include leading on
> selected joint publications of project results and the successful candidate
> will have the desire to integrate molecular and morphological research in
> taxonomy in novel ways.
> 
> 
> 
> *Salary* - £28,022 per annum; fixed term 36 month appointment (full-time, 41
> hrs/wk)
> 
> *Closing date* – Monday 3 May 2010; interviews in week commencing 24 May
> 2020
> 
> 
> 
> Apply online by completing the online application form found on the Natural
> History Museum’s webpage: www.nhm.ac.uk/jobs. Please also include a current
> CV and publications list, a cover letter and the names and addresses of two
> referees. Applicants must provide sufficient evidence to demonstrate how
> they meet the requirements detailed in the person specification by answering
> the following questions:
> 
> 
> 
>    1. *Provide specific examples from achievements, knowledge and experience
>    or skills and competencies that demonstrate how you meet the requirements of
>    the role which are enclosed and numbered above. *
>    2. What attracted you to the role?
>    3. Is there anything else you wish to tell us, that you have not had the
>    opportunity of doing elsewhere in this application form?
> 
> 
> 
> *It is advisable that candidates prepare their answers to the questions in
> word document which can be transferred into the online application form at *
> www.nhm.ac.uk/jobs*. *
> 
> * *
> 
> Any cover letters and/or CV’s will not be considered without completed
> application forms but can be used to support a completed application. Please
> email any supporting documents to the named contact on the NHM website,
> clearly stating your name and the position you are applying for.
> 
> 
> 
> Selection decisions are based on merit with candidates assessed against
> clear, objective criteria at each stage of the recruitment and selection
> process. All offers of employment made are conditional and subject to
> satisfactory completion of all pre-employment checks.
> 
> Edward Baker
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