CSIRO-JCU postdoctoral fellowship at the Australian Tropical Herbarium ~ Bioblogia.net

19 de noviembre de 2012

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). 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┬ research themes.

The Australian Tropical Herbarium (CNS) is a joint venture partnership
researching tropical Australian plant and fungal biodiversity and
evolution. CNS 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┬ top 4% of universities and is Australia's leading university
for environmental science and management. Situated on James Cook
University┬ 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@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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