[Taxacom] Lichenology post at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Robert Mill R.Mill at rbge.ac.uk
Wed Apr 14 09:04:50 CDT 2010

I have been asked to post details of the undernoted Lichen Biodiversity Scientist position at Edinburgh on Taxacom on behalf of a colleague. Enquiries should be directed to the address given at the end of the job details, above the line before my email signature - NOT to myself please. 


Lichen Biodiversity Scientist
£23,828 to £29,548 - Pay Band D

Applications are invited for a Lichen Biodiversity Scientist to join the Cryptogam
Research Group at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

The successful candidate will demonstrate strong potential to become a leading
research scientist, with a commitment to success in publication, grant funding and
student teaching/supervision. The ideal candidate will demonstrate exceptional
strengths in morphological taxonomy and molecular systematics, and will be able to
clearly articulate the relevance of this expertise towards issues in practical

The post holder will be expected to develop a novel research programme which
builds on the legacy of taxonomic excellence at RBGE. This will make use of the well
known British lichen flora - combined with modern molecular techniques to generate
new insights into the pattern and process of lichen diversity. There will be opportunity
to transfer research from Britain to explore aspects of global lichen diversity -
particularly in reference to major focal regions for RBGE, for example Arabian
Peninsula, Sino-Himalaya, SE Asia, and South America. RBGE has an existing
research programme in lichen conservation biology and the post holder will be
expected to champion systematics and/or molecular biology in addressing global
environmental change. As well as meeting the essential criteria detailed above,
applicants should also have a PhD and a current, clean driving licence.

This post attracts generous holiday entitlement and civil service pension benefits.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK. If the successful applicant is a resident
from outwith the EU they must be able to secure their own work permit.

A full job description and person specification can be obtained from Irene Morrice on
0131 248 2814 (i.morrice at rbge.org.uk).

Applications should be made by way of CV and covering letter. Your covering letter
should demonstrate excellence, including information on motivation, previous
research/botanical experience and career aspirations. Applications should be sent to
Irene Morrice either by e-mail or by post to the HR Department, Royal Botanic
Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR. CV's must be received
no later than Friday, 21 May 2010. Interviews will be held on Monday, 7 June 2010.


Dr Robert Mill
Gymnosperm Systematist
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
20A Inverleith Row
Scotland, U.K.
Tel. + 44 (0) 131 248 2935 (direct)
Fax + 44 (0) 131 248 2901

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

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