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

John Grehan calabar.john at gmail.com
Sun Nov 11 18:17:59 CST 2012

One of those rare positions where morphology is still  considered modern
science that does not need to cling to the coattails of molecular data
(although it still propagates the mistaken view that morphology is not

John Grehan

On Fri, Nov 9, 2012 at 9:31 PM, Crayn, Darren <darren.crayn at jcu.edu.au>wrote:

> 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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