[Taxacom] Postdoc position at Australian Tropical Herbarium, Cairns

Schulte, Katharina katharina.schulte at jcu.edu.au
Sun Sep 21 21:13:58 CDT 2014

Australian Tropical Herbarium Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Ref. No. - 14210 Cairns

The Australian Tropical Herbarium (ATH) seeks an outstanding and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with expertise in plant molecular systematics to join our dynamic research team. The appointee will generate and analyse DNA data employing next-generation sequencing approaches to unravel the evolutionary history of one of Australia's iconic sun orchids, Thelymitra. The sun orchids contribute to Australia's remarkably rich and highly endemic flora of terrestrial orchids and represent one of the major radiations within the tribe Diurideae. The project aims to elucidate infrageneric relationships in Thelymitra based on next-generation sequencing approaches, to assess the taxonomic value of key morphological characters, and to improve our understanding of interspecific relationships in three species complexes (T. anntennifera, T. nuda and T. venosa). Expertise in the collection and analysis of next generation sequencing data will lead to high impact research outcomes. The ATH offers an unrivalled specimen collection of Australian tropical plants, full taxonomic research and field facilities including a comprehensively equipped molecular biology laboratory, and is situated adjacent to a range of tropical biomes including the World Heritage listed Queensland Wet Tropics rainforests. Visit us at www.ath.org.au<http://www.ath.org.au>.

Employment Type: Appointment will be full-time for a fixed term of 2.5 years.
Salary: Academic Level A - $75,353 - $80,635 per annum. Commencing salary will be in accordance with qualifications and experience.  Benefits include a generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions, five weeks annual recreation leave, flexible working arrangements and attractive options for salary packaging.

Applications close on 12 October 2014.

Applications must be lodged electronically using the online facility located at http://www.jcu.edu.au/jobs/

Dr. Katharina Schulte

CSIRO/JCU Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Australian Tropical Herbarium (CNS) &
Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change (CTBCC)

PLEASE NOTE: new phone number
Phone: +61 (0)7 4232 1686

Sir Robert Norman Building (E2),
James Cook University, Cairns Campus, PO Box 6811,
Cairns QLD 4870

Sir Robert Norman Building (E2),
James Cook University, Cairns Campus, McGregor Road,
Smithfield Qld 4878

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