[Taxacom] CSIRO research scientists in invertebrate, vertebrate or plant systematics - 4 positions

Jim Croft jim.croft at gmail.com
Mon Dec 3 01:31:06 CST 2012

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Location: Canberra, Australia

$89K-$120K (based on qualifications and experience) plus up to 15.4%

Tenure: Indefinite

PhD and extensive postdoctoral experience in a relevant field.

CSIRO’s National Collections

The Australian National Biological Collections Facility (ANBCF) within
CSIRO comprises the Australian
National Wildlife Collection (ANWC), Australian National Insect
Collection (ANIC), Australian National
Herbarium (ANH) and other national collections (including fish, algal,
seed and wood collections). Each of
these collections has staff and resources (traditional research
specimens, living collections, cryofrozen
tissues, sound, and data). As part of an integrated build in national
capability in molecular systematics and
evolutionary research, we are currently seeking four positions across ANBCF.

ACT12/03557 - Invertebrate - Molecular Systematics
This is an opportunity for a molecular systematist with a special
interest in insects and genomics to make a
substantial contribution to the Australian National Insect Collection
(ANIC), the largest and most significant
collection of Australian insects in the world. It is housed in CSIRO’s
Ecosystem Sciences, which also conducts
research on many other aspects of insect biology (e.g., ecology,
biocontrol, biosecurity and insects as model
genomic systems).
The appointee will be expected to use molecular data in research on
the systematics and evolutionary
biology of insects. They will have research strengths in phylogeny,
systematics, and biogeography in the
context of Australian insects. Their taxon focus will preferably be on
the ANIC’s collection strengths of
beetles (Coleoptera), moths and butterflies (Lepidoptera), flies
(Diptera) or ants and wasps (Hymenoptera).
The appointee will be expected to interact with colleagues to more
fully integrate molecular data and
analyses into ongoing research projects.

ACT12/03558 - Vertebrate - Systematics and Collections
To be a relevant force in understanding how organisms will adapt to
environmental change we must
continue species discovery that inventories our fauna as well as
understands the genetic basis to adaptive
mechanisms. This position will meet these needs by intersecting
relevant disciplines of adaptation biology,
evolutionary history, population genetics and systematics.The
appointee will be expected to lead in CSIRO’s
embracing of genomics in evolutionary biology as applied
to natural populations of vertebrates. They will work at the
intersection of phylogeny and adaptation,
systematics and population genetics, biogeography and phylogeography
especially as applied in the context
of Australo-Papuan vertebrates. Their focus will be on the ANWC’s
vertebrate collections (especially birds
and mammals) but developing capacity in any terrestrial vertebrate
group would be encouraged /
supported. The appointee will be expected to develop a field program
that will contribute to growth of the

ACT12/04633 - Plant Molecular Systematics and Evolutionary Genomics (x2)
We are seeking to appoint two early to mid-career scientists with
interests in undertaking research on the
Australian Flora in the areas of molecular systematics, evolutionary
genomics and phylogeography. A solid
grounding in collections-based science is still seen as essential to
this work. The positions are based at the
Australian National Herbarium within the CSIRO’s Division of Plant
Industry, which also conducts research
on many other aspects of plant biology (e.g. ecology, developmental
biology, crop breeding, molecular
biology and genomics). The Australian National Herbarium is a
component of a joint venture in biodiversity
science between CSIRO and the Federal Department of Sustainability,
Environment, Water, Populations and
Communities, through the Australian National Botanic Gardens.


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Applications close: 11.30pm (EST) on 30 January 2013."

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