[Taxacom] CSIRO-JCU postdoctoral fellowship in plant systematics at the Australian Tropical Herbarium

Crayn, Darren darren.crayn at jcu.edu.au
Fri Nov 9 20:31:11 CST 2012

CSIRO-JCU postdoctoral fellowship at the Australian Tropical Herbarium An exciting postdoctoral fellowship in plant systematics and evolution is available at the Australian Tropical Herbarium (CNS), Cairns, Australia (www.ath.org.au). The Australian Tropical Herbarium (CNS) is a joint venture partnership researching tropical Australian plant and fungal biodiversity and evolution. We seek an outstanding postdoctoral researcher to contribute to a dynamic research team. You will employ contemporary, and where appropriate develop innovative methods in the study of the origins, radiations and relationships of tropical plant and/or fungal groups of Australian relevance. Your expertise in the collection and analysis of genetic and/or morphological data will lead to high impact research outcomes. Specific projects to be undertaken will be negotiated with the successful applicant and will reflect both the applicant's expertise and interests, and CNS’s research themes.

The ATH offers an unrivalled herbarium and spirit specimen collection of Australian tropical plants, full systematics research and field facilities including a new state of the art molecular biology laboratory. This position is offered jointly by two of the partners in the Australian Tropical Herbarium joint venture: the CSIRO and James Cook University. The CSIRO (Commonwealth Science and Industrial Research Organisation, www.csiro.au) is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world. James Cook University (www.jcu.edu.au) is ranked in the world’s top 4% of universities and is Australia's leading university for environmental science and management. Situated on James Cook University’s Cairns campus, CNS staff enjoy an enviable tropical lifestyle in a thriving modern small city with an international airport, and ready access to the natural laboratories of the World Heritage-listed Wet Tropics rainforests, tropical savannas and the Great Barrier Reef. More information on this position including a description of duties, selection criteria and instructions on how to apply can be obtained from http://www.jcu.edu.au/jobs/research/index.htm (position # 12361). Applications will close on the 23rd November, 2012.

Further enquiries may be made to: Prof Darren Crayn, telephone +61 (0)7 4042 1859, e-mail darren.crayn at jcu.edu.au Appointment will be full-time for a fixed term of 18 months with the possibility of extension subject to additional funding. Commencing salary (before tax) will be in accordance with qualifications and experience and within the range AU$71,027 - $76,005 per annum (Academic Level A). Benefits include generous employer superannuation contribution and attractive options for salary packaging.

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