[Taxacom] Job available: Postdoctoral Fellow - Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria

Daniel Murphy danieljohnmurphy77 at gmail.com
Mon Jul 18 02:24:05 CDT 2016


Postdoctoral Fellow (Asparagales Systematics) - Royal Botanic Gardens
Victoria, Australia

An outstanding opportunity exists to fill the role of Postdoctoral
Fellow within the Plant Sciences and Biodiversity Division of the
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, one of Victoria's premier scientific
and cultural organisations. The National Herbarium of Victoria is the
major centre for taxonomic and systematic botanical studies in Victoria
and the collection of approximately 1.2 million plant specimens is one
of the largest and most important in Australia.

This exciting project is focused on non-orchid Asparagales systematics
and will investigate the evolution and historical biogeography of
Australian lineages; examine interspecific relationships in species
complexes of Lomandra; and revise the taxonomy of these groups. The
project will be based at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV)
and will be co-supervised by Dr D. Murphy (RBGV) and Dr J. Birch
(The University of Melbourne) in collaboration with Dr J. Conran (The
University of Adelaide) and Dr J.C. Pires (University of Missouri). The
project is supported by an ABRS (Australian Biological Resources Study)
grant for an initial period of 2 years.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in Botany (or equivalent field)
and demonstrated experience studying the evolution of large and complex
lineages drawing on molecular, morphological, and geographic data.  It is
essential to have research experience generating DNA sequence data,
including the application of Next-Generation Sequencing techniques,
and demonstrated proficiency in conducting evolutionary analyses.

Excellent written and oral communication skills are also essential
in order to communicate effectively with colleagues, the public,
international and national researchers, and successfully prepare results
of research for publication.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this role please send your resume and letter,
addressing the key selection criteria, to the Royal Botanic Gardens
Victoria's website at http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/about-us/job-opportunities
or http://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au<http://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au/>
(Position reference number: VG/N0263D1) and press the 'Apply Now' button.

Applications required by COB Monday 8th August, 2016.  For any
enquiries about this opportunity or to find out more about the
role please contact Daniel Murphy, Molecular Systematist, Plant
Sciences and Biodiversity, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, at:
emaildaniel.murphy at rbg.vic.gov.au<mailto:daniel.murphy at rbg.vic.gov.au>,
or Joanne Birch, Herbarium Curator, School of
BioSciences, The University of Melbourne at:
emailjoanne.birch at unimelb.edu.au<mailto:joanne.birch at unimelb.edu.au>;
ph +613
8344 5040.

Applications will only be accepted through the Victorian Government
website.

For a copy of the Position Description please
visit:http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/about-us/job-opportunities


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