[Taxacom] Post-doc at NHM London (GIS modelling, Crop & Pest Wild Relatives)

Tiina Sarkinen tiinasarkinen at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 15 04:34:08 CST 2013

Post: PDRA - Crop
and Pest Wild Relative Modelling - Initiatives
Salary: up to
£27,612 per annum plus benefits
Contract: Fixed
Term appointment (3 year contract subject to performance)
Line manager: Sandra Knapp

Closing date:
29th January 2013
The Natural
History Museum is one of the world’s leading museums,internationally recognised for its dual role as a centre of excellence
in scientific research and as a leader in the presentation of natural history
through exhibitions, public programmes, publications and the web.
We are seeking
to recruit a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant/ Post-Doctoral Researcher to lead
the day to day operation of the Crop Wild Relatives and Agroecosystem project
in the Natural Resources and Hazards Initiatives. The tasks consist of three
main areas; GIS analysis of specimen data from both plants and insects, field
sampling of specimens in interdisciplinary teams and molecular biology with phylogenetic
data analysis for target groups of plants and insects.
successful candidate will coordinate the various aspects of the Crop Wild
Relative project with staff in Collections Management, Facilities and Research
across the NHM. The post holder will also be a key contact point for
international collaborators with the project, and will be expected to actively
contribute to project design and direction.
A PhD in Biology
or relevant subject is essential for this post. Basic knowledge of entomology
and/or botany is also desirable.
If you need
more information about the project please contact Sandra Knapp (s.knapp at nhm.ac.uk) [Sandy will be in
Argentina collecting so reply might be slow – Tiina Sarkinen at tiina.sarkinen at nhm.ac.uk can also
provide information]
For a full
job description and to apply online please visit the Natural History Museum
website:  www.nhm.ac.uk/jobs 

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