[Taxacom] Post-doc. position with MBG based in Paris to study Dalbergia from Madagascar

Peter Phillipson Peter.Phillipson at mobot.org
Fri Oct 19 05:07:27 CDT 2018

The Missouri Botanical Garden is seeking a Post-doctoral Researcher to assist in a study of the genus Dalbergia (Fabaceae) in Madagascar as part of an integrated project to provide a scientific foundation for the conservation and sustainable management of the species that are heavily exploited sources of rosewood and palissander. The successful candidate will work collaboratively to refine and update the species-level taxonomy of this group, and will contribute to the development of a suite of practical field identification tools. The position is available for a period of 12 months starting as early as January, 2019, with the possibility of an extension of up to 12 months. The Post-doctoral Researcher will be based at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris, with opportunities for travel to Madagascar, including to conduct field work, and will work closely with project staff in Paris as well as MBG personnel and other project participants in Madagascar.

The successful candidate should have completed a Ph.D. in Systematic Botany, including floristic and/or revisionary monographic studies, ideally with an emphasis on the Africa/Madagascar region. A thorough understanding of taxonomy and botanical nomenclature, along with experience in herbarium-based research and databases are essential. The position requires the ability to work collaboratively in a team environment; a working knowledge of French and tropical field experience are highly desirable.

All enquiries and applications should be sent by e-mail to Pete.Lowry at mobot.org<mailto:Pete.Lowry at mobot.org>.

Applications must be received on or before Friday, November 23, 2018, and must include a current CV and a letter outlining the candidate’s specific qualifications and interests in the project, as well as the names and contact details of at least two persons willing to provide a professional letter of reference.

Peter B. Phillipson, Africa and Madagascar Department, Missouri Botanical Garden
Tel.: office +33 (0)1 40 79 33 71; mobile +33 (0)6 79 70 57 84

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