SASB Jobs News - 2013
Job announcements, by date posted (click on item for details):
Please send jobs news to the Secretary: andrew . thornhill (at) gmail . com. For the list of jobs etc. posted in 2012, click here.
- Technical Officers, Western Australian Museum (13 December 2013)
- Museum informatics, Indiana University (11 December 2013)
- Herbarium Curator, Florida State University (23 November 2013)
- Postdoc on Australian snow daisies, CSIRO, Canberra (11 November 2013)
- Museum Informatics, Indiana University (6 November 2013)
- Assistant Professorship - Arthropod Systematics, Texas A&M University (6 November 2013)
- Curator of Myriapoda, Natural History Museum, Vienna (1 November 2013)
- Assistant Professor, University of Puerto Rico (28 August 2013)
- Research Assistant, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (22 July 2013)
- Assistant Curator – Botany, California Academy of Sciences (20 July 2013)
- Curator/taxonomists, Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity, Bonn (13 July 2013)
- Postdoc in beetle evolution, University of Adelaide (12 April 2013)
- Visiting Fellowships, Australian Museum, Sydney (9 April 2013)
- Major expansion of Global Ecology Laboratory, University of Adelaide (9 April 2013)
- Postdoc in evolutionary biology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (9 April 2013)
- Essig Museum Visiting Taxonomist Grant (University of California, Berkeley) (8 April 2013)
- Postdoctoral position on rotifers, Italy (20 February 2013)
- PhD in Neotropical biogeography and evolution, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (15 February 2013)
- PhD in biosystematics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (12 February 2013)
- Mycologist, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne (30 January 2013)
- Postdoc in entomology, Natural History Museum, Denmark (30 January 2013)
- Plant Systematics Research Fellow, University of Melbourne (23 January 2013)
- Collection Manager, Natural History Museum of Denmark (18 January 2013)
Technical Officers, Western Australian Museum
The Western Australian Museum is currently running a Technical Officer pool for a period of 18 months from the initial appointment. Suitable applicants will be placed into a pool and may be offered opportunities as vacancies arise. Currently there are two full time, fixed term (until 31 December 2018) vacancies available, with the possibility of extension: Technical Officer - Terrestrial Zoology -13279, Technical Officer - Aquatic Zoology - 13278. Position 13278 is subject to a diving certificate and appropriate medical certificate to AS2299
For more details go to http://gco.wagov.bigredsky.com/page.php?pageID=160&AdvertID=156850&source=other. Applications close 1 January 2014.
Posted 13 December 2013 (back to list)
Museum informatics, Indiana University
The Center for Biological Research Collections at Indiana University invites applications for a full-time position in museum informatics. We seek a project coordinator for the development of digital resources from IU’s plant, animal, and fossil collections with skills in programing, biological nomenclature, and digital 3D data who will coordinate activities digitization and data processing activities. A graduate degree in museum informatics (or equivalent experience) is required, as are skills in computer programming and SQL databases. The appointment will be for four years pending satisfactory evaluation. Additional information is available at www.indiana.edu/~cbrc/search.html.
For full consideration, candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/616. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Professor David Polly (email@example.com). Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer; women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin December 20, 2013.
Posted 11 December 2013 (back to list)
Herbarium Curator, Florida State University
'I am keen to find students who are interested in gaining experience as a curator of a biodiversity research collection (Florida State University's Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium; http://www.herbarium.bio.fsu.edu/) while working with me towards a graduate degree in plant diversity research (e.g., systematics, ecology, evolution, biogeography, or biodiversity informatics). Staff members of the herbarium have played leadership roles in digitization of biodiversity specimens locally (e.g., with the Deep South Plant Specimen Imaging Project and a collaboration that led to digitization of Tall Timbers Research Station's biodiversity collections) and nationally (e.g., with Morphbank and iDigBio). The herbarium curator is currently treated as a graduate research assistantship, and students have traditionally held the position for 1–3 years (see http://www.bio.fsu.edu/fin_sup_index.php for a description of financial support for our graduate students). Individuals filling the curator position would not be expected to fill the position during their entire time as graduate students, but would be encouraged to gain teaching and lab/field research experience as well. FSU has a strong ecology and evolution program (http://www.bio.fsu.edu/ and http://www.bio.fsu.edu/ee/ for more details), and the campus is situated in the beautiful Florida panhandle—one of the continent's biodiversity hotspots. Applications are due by Dec. 1, 2013 (for details see http://www.bio.fsu.edu/gradadmit.php). Interested individuals should also contact me directly: Austin Mast, firstname.lastname@example.org, Associate Professor; Director, Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium; Associate Editor, Systematic Biology and Systematic Botany; Treasurer, American Society of Plant Taxonomists; Steering Committee Member, iDigBio, The National Resource for Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections.'
Posted 23 November 2013 (back to list)
Postdoc on Australian snow daisies, CSIRO, Canberra
Applications are invited for a three year postgraduate project at CSIRO Plant Industry, Australia’s leading plant science institute. The project will examine the evolutionary and biogeographic history of the Australian snow daisies (Celmisia) using a combination of morphological, cytological, molecular and distribution modelling approaches. The position will be situated with the Systematics Research group within the Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research (CANBR) at Black Mountain in Canberra, ACT. The CANBR is a joint venture of CSIRO and the Australian National Botanic Gardens and houses with the Australian National Herbarium one of the most important national biodiversity collections.
Please apply for this position online at www.csiro.au/careers, position reference number ACT13/03138. Please upload your resume/curriculum vitae and other documents in MS Word only so they can be converted to PDF before being sent to the Selection Panel. Please note only two documents can be attached to your application.
Posted 11 November 2013 (back to list)
Museum Informatics, Indiana University
The Center for Biological Research Collections at Indiana University invites applications for a full-time position in museum informatics. We seek a project coordinator for the development of digital resources from IU’s plant, animal, and fossil collections with skills in programing, biological nomenclature, and digital 3D data who will coordinate activities digitization and data processing activities. A graduate degree in museum informatics (or equivalent experience) is required, as are skills in computer programming and SQL databases. The appointment will be for four years pending satisfactory evaluation. Additional information is available at http://www.indiana.edu/~cbrc/search.html.
For full consideration, candidates should review the application requirements and submit their application at http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/616. Questions regarding the position or application process can be directed to Professor David Polly, email@example.com
Posted 6 November 2013 (back to list)
Assistant Professorship - Arthropod Systematics, Texas A&M University
Assistant Professor of Entomology, 10-month tenure-track appointment. Located in the Department of Entomology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2475. The appointment is structured as 62% research, 33% teaching, and 5% service. For more information, see http://insects.tamu.edu and http://aglifesciences.tamu.edu/. All application materials must be received by the closing date, 16 January 2014.
Posted 6 November 2013 (back to list)
Curator of Myriapoda, Natural History Museum, Vienna
This position comprises the scientific management/curatorship of the Collection of Myriapoda at the Natural History Museum Vienna, one of the largest myriapod collections worldwide.
Duties include: (research) planning and realisation of research projects concerning Myriapoda; raising external funding for such research projects; publication of results in international scientific journals; presentation of research at international congresses and workshops; (curatorship) curating the myriapod collection of the Natural History Museum, including management, administration and updating of the collection; international cooperations; improvement of the database; administration of the reference library in cooperation with the Department of Libraries of the NHM; (education and public relations) support of the educational role of the museum (exhibitions, popular science publications, presentations, guided tours; answering zoological requests of students and laypersons) in collaboration with the Department of Exhibition and Education of the NHM; cooperation with media and institutions of education (publications, presentations, interviews, advice and projects) in consultation with the Department of Communication and Media of the NHM.
Requirements: doctoral degree (PhD) in relevant area of the biological sciences, such as zoology, biology, evolutionary biology etc.; experience in research with myriapods (e.g., taxonomy, systematics, evolutionary biology, phylogeny, biogeography); scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals, in entomology, preferably in myriapodology; knowledge of classical and modern methods in taxonomy & systematics (e.g., morphology, molecular genetics); some curatorial experience concerning scientific zoological collections; willingness to participate in didactic projects and exhibitions; excellent knowledge of German language (C 2 according to CEFR), good knowledge of English (B2 according to CEFR); ability to work in a team.
Additional experiences relevant for the position: good IT (computing) knowledge, including experience with databases; experience in didactic of science for experts, in the public and with media; experience in fund-raising.
Salary 3.400.- per month pre-tax (14 times per year). Applications must include CV (including publication list, separated in international peer-reviewed scientific papers and other publications); letter of application depicting qualifications according to the announcement; name and address of at least two colleagues who can, upon request, prepare reference letters. Applications via mail or e-mail (preferably as a single PDF document) until 30.11. 2013 (16.00) to the head of 3rd Zoological Department (Invertebrates), Dr. Helmut Sattmann, Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien; firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 1 November 2013 (back to list)
Assistant Professor, University of Puerto Rico
The University of Puerto Rico (Río Piedras Campus) seeks candidates for Assistant Professor tenure track positions in the College of Natural Sciences, Department of Biology. Five faculty positions are available in cell physiology-biochemistry, ecology, microbial metagenomics, population genetics, and systematics. Requirements: PhD or equivalent degree in biology and post-doctoral experience. The successful candidate should demonstrate a solid academic preparation and commitment to excellence in teaching both at the undergraduate and graduate levels. We are interested in candidates that conduct interdisciplinary research, particularly in the following areas: bioinformatics, biotechnology, conservation biology, ecological modeling, evolution, genomics, immunobiology, invertebrate biology, marine ecology, metabolomics, phylogeny, proteomics, and transcriptomics. Responsibilities: Teach undergraduate/graduate courses, conduct research, publish in their areas of specialty, seek external funding, and participate in activities and projects in the department, as well as the College of Natural Sciences and the Río Piedras Campus. Evaluation will start on September 15, 2013 and applications will be received until positions are filled. Please send a curriculum vitae, a statement describing past and future research plans, a teaching philosophy statement, and the names and addresses of three references to Dr. Carmen S. Maldonado-Vlaar, email@example.com, Chair, Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, P O Box 23360, San Juan, PR 00931. Expected starting date: January 2014.
Posted 28 August 2013 (back to list)
Research Assistant, The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Applications are invited for the vacancy 'Research Assistant: Flora of Socotra' within the Centre for Middle Eastern Plants at The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. This is an 18 month fixed term appointment, starting salary UK£21,344 (Band C) Key responsibilities will include (a) extraction and curation of plant-based information from various sources (e.g. herbarium, literature) and incorporate into database; (b) extraction and curation of environmental information from various sources (e.g. website, literature, herbarium) and incorporate into database for GIS analysis; (c) authorship of reports and publications and website administration.
Applicants should have a degree in plant science/conservation or related discipline or equivalent. You should have excellent attention to detail, be IT literate (word processing, spreadsheets, databases) and have an interest in plant evolution and conservation as well as have experience in handling herbarium specimens. A full job description and person specification which outlines all of the main duties in more detail and the essential and desirable criteria for this post can be downloaded from http://www.rbge.org.uk/about-us/vacancies. Informal enquires can be made to Dr Alan Forrest (A.Forrest@rbge.org.uk). Applications should be made by application form and should be sent along with a completed equal opportunities form to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm on Friday, 9 August 2013. If you have not heard from us by 23 August 2013, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.
Posted 22 July 2013 (back to list)
Assistant Curator – Botany, California Academy of Sciences
The California Academy of Sciences invites applications for the John T. Howell Curatorial Chair of Western North American Botany. Applications are solicited from outstanding individuals with a commitment to innovative field- and collection-oriented research in the systematics and evolution of vascular plants in western North America, ideally with an interest in California plant diversity. We are particularly interested in individuals addressing key questions in plant evolution and conservation using morphological, genomic, and/or bioinformatic approaches. Frequent publication of highly regarded papers in competitive, peer-reviewed journals, curation of collections in specialty areas, service to the scientific community in leadership capacities, acquisition of external funding, engagement in outreach activities, and mentorship of students are desired. For a full job description and to apply for this opening, please visit http://calacademy.snaphire.com
Posted 20 July 2013 (back to list)
Curator/taxonomists, Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity, Bonn
The Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity in Bonn, Germany (http://www.zfmk.de), also known as Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK) is one of the largest natural history museums in Germany. The institute has strong research departments. Our curators pursue classical taxonomy in combination with molecular biodiversity research. We work in close cooperation with the University of Bonn and provide for our researchers internationally important scientific collections, libraries, electron microscopy, histological and molecular laboratories, and a strong bioinformatics unit. We seek to fill the following research positions in the Center for Taxonomy and Evolutionary Research: Curator of Reptiles (available from January 2014) Curator of Lepidoptera (available from April 2014) Curator of Mammals (available from August 2014) Note that official advertisements will be published soon for each position separately. We are currently looking for expressions of interest particularly also from female scientists. Job-sharing is possible.
Potential candidates will hold a PhD in zoology or related areas, have their research focus preferably on taxonomy and systematics, and present a substantial publication record in taxonomy, phylogenetics and/or other aspects of biodiversity research. The candidate is expected to work in these fields from a sound theoretical basis and be able to apply an array of appropriate modern methods. He/she should be able to combine collection-based work with modern phylogenetic and/or ecological approaches. The candidate is also expected to integrate into ongoing research projects at the ZFMK and teaching programs at the University of Bonn, and to obtain competitive grant funds. Interested applicants should submit a CV, complete publication record, a statement of teaching experience and research funding, certificates of university degrees, and selected publications to the following address: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wägele, Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Adenauerallee 160, D-53113 Bonn, Germany email@example.com.
Posted 13 July 2013 (back to list)
Postdoc in beetle evolution, University of Adelaide
The Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology & Biodiversity is offering a Postdoctoral Research Associate position as part of an ARC Discovery project on the regressive evolution of 'eye' genes in subterranean beetles.
Applicants should have: (a) PhD or equivalent degree (or thesis submitted) in a discipline relevant to evolutionary genetics, or comparable relevant experience; (b) well developed research skills, demonstrated by publications in leading scientific journals and conferences; (c) proficiency in molecular genetics and bioinformatic analyses of sequence data, including phylogenetic and molecular evolutionary analyses; (d) demonstrated ability to work effectively as a member of a research team as well as conducting independent research and undertaking project leadership; (e) good verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills, including a willingness to supervise students within the lab and engage with external collaborators.
Salary: (Level A) $74,001 - $79,435 per annum. The successful applicant will be appointed at an appropriate level depending on qualifications and relevant experience. An employer superannuation contribution of 9% applies. This full-time, fixed-term position is available immediately for 1.5 years, with the possibility of extension for a further six months depending on funding levels. For further information contact Professor Steven Cooper on +61 8 8313 5575, or email firstname.lastname@example.org Closing date: 26 April 2013. Your application should be in a single pdf or Word document, include your résumé/Curriculum Vitae, address the selection criteria, quote the job reference number 18026, include residency status and include the names, addresses and/or email details of three referees. Email applications to email@example.com
Posted 12 April 2013 (back to list)
Visiting Fellowships, Australian Museum, Sydney
Applications for funding between July 2013 and June 2014 are now open. Application forms are available at the links below. All applications close at 5pm on Friday 17 May 2013.
- The Geddes Postgraduate Award offers postgraduate students up to $2,500 to work directly with the Museum and become involved in its research activities.
- The Geddes Visiting Research Fellowship offers researchers up to $8,000 to visit and work as collaborators in research projects with Australian Museum Scientists.
- The Geddes Visiting Collection Fellowship offers researchers up to $8,000 to visit and work with significant collections held by the Australian Museum.
- The Australian Museum's Chadwick Biodiversity Fellowship provides an exciting opportunity for a recent PhD graduate to establish a career in biodiversity research.
- The Peter Rankin Trust Fund for Herpetology provides up to $1,000 to Australian students to work with the Australian Museum herpetology collections.
Posted 9 April 2013 (back to list)
Major expansion of Global Ecology Laboratory, University of Adelaide
The Global Ecology Lab currently has seven vacancies available as a result of funding from Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery and Linkage projects:
- Postdoctoral Research Associate (Level A) #17986: Palaeo-ecological Modelling This fixed term position is available immediately for a period of 3 years. Salary: (Level A, Step 6-8): $74,001 - $79,435 per annum
- Research Associate (Level A) #17987: Palaeo-ecological Data Management. This fixed term position is available immediately for a period of 2 years. Salary: (Level A, Step 1-3): $58,534 - $65,221 per annum
- Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A) #17988: Wildlife Population Modelling This fixed term position is available immediately for a period of 3 years. Salary: (Level A, Step 6-8) $74,001 – $79,435 per annum
- Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A) #17989: Disease Modelling This fixed term position is available immediately for a period of 2 years. Salary: (Level A, Step 6-8) $74,001 – $79,435 per annum
- Research Associate (Level A) #17990: Data Management and Analysis This fixed term position is available immediately for a period of 18 months. Salary: (Level A, Step 1-3): $58,534 - $65,221 per annum
- Postdoctoral Fellow (Level A) #17992: Climate Change and Range Dynamics This fixed term position is available immediately for a period of 2 years. Salary: (Level A, Step 6-8) $74,001 – $79,435 per annum
- Research Associate (Level A) #17991: Ecological Data Analysis This fixed term position is available immediately for a period of 2 years. Salary: (Level A, Step 1-3): $58,534 - $65,221 per annum
Postdoc in evolutionary biology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Highly motivated and skilled applicants from all countries are invited to apply for a post-doc opportunity in the group of Alexandre Antonelli (http://antonelli-lab.net) at the University of Gothenburg, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, Sweden, in close collaboration with researchers in Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the USA. You will participate in a dynamic and international research environment aimed at disentangling the evolutionary processes underlying biological diversity and its future.
You will help selecting fossil calibration points for dating higher-level phylogenetic trees of all animals and plants. These fossils will be linked to the bioinformatic pipeline in SUPERSMART (Self-Updating Platform for Estimating Rates of Speciation and Migration, Ages and Relationships of Taxa; see www.supersmart-project.org). You will then use time-calibrated phylogenies to test for correlations between age, species richness, range sizes and extinction threats; temperature fluctuations and changes in diversification rates; among other empirical tests and analyses.
Candidates are required to have a PhD and at least two scientific publications and solid experience handling phylogenetic trees. You must also be fluent in English and have excellent communication skills. The ideal candidate will also have experience in some or several of the following skills: molecular dating; palaeontology; biogeography; bioinformatics including programming/scripting in R, Python or Perl; statistics; GIS; ecological theory and methods. We are seeking a candidate who is independent, self-motivated, and interested in the use or development of new methods and approaches, in short, a person willing to go beyond the state-of-the-art in the field. We will attach great importance to personal characteristics and independence in learning and working, creativity and documented productivity.
The position is available immediately or upon agreement. Please note that funding for this particular project is provided by a stipend and is therefore not associated with a formal employment at the University, which will nevertheless provide a working desk and all the working facilities given to regular employees. The grant (in total SEK 240,000) covers a 1-year full-time working duty. There is the possibility to apply for a 1-year extension. Commuting is a possibility if there are special reasons.
The application should consist of a single pdf and include: 1) A short letter with the applicant’s motivation for the application that describes how the applicant meets the selection criteria (max. one A4 page); 2) A list of relevant qualifications (CV; max 5 pages); 3) Complete list of publications, including submitted and accepted manuscripts. Please submit your application, or let me know your interest in the position, as soon as possible. The evaluation process will begin on April 17th. The position will be filled as soon as an appropriate candidate is chosen. For additional information and enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted 9 April 2013 (back to list)
Essig Museum Visiting Taxonomist Grant (University of California, Berkeley)
The Essig Museum [of Entomology] Visiting Taxonomist fund is to help defer travel costs incurred by taxonomic experts whose visit will enhance the state of the specimens in the Essig collection and associated electronic data.
Typical awards will be $600-$1000, provision being given for distance traveled and duration of time spent working in the Essig collection. The award committee will make the selection based on the requirements and preferences as listed below and contingent on the availability of funds.
Any person with taxonomic expertise and currently active research may apply. Applicants must have demonstrated the skills needed to enhance our collection. If the applicant is not currently employed with an institution or private-sector business as an entomologist or similar, then he/she must provide evidence of some actual connection, formal or informal, to the mainstream community of researchers. A brief letter of recommendation or list of publications would be sufficient for this purpose. All students should provide a very brief letter of endorsement from an advisor, which attests to their taxonomic expertise.
Applications may be submitted at any time during the year, but at least three months before the planned visit. Details on how to apply are here. For more information, contact Will Kipling, Associate Director, Essig Museum of Entomology.
Posted 8 April 2013 (back to list)
Postdoctoral position on rotifers, Italy
I am looking for a motivated PostDoc willing to do ecology, genetics and morphology on Monogononta from Italian mountain lakes in a research project. The project proposal would be submitted to the next round of MarieCurie-IEF March 2013. The project is about assessment of the real biodiversity by the identification of cryptic species complexes with DNA taxonomy and phylogenetic reconstruction; inferring the processes driving biodiversity including cryptic diversity along altitude, .... I would be very happy to get e-mail addresses of interested people willing to work with me on the fascinating world of rotifers in alpine lakes. For additional information please write to email@example.com.
Posted 20 February 2013 (back to list)
PhD in Neotropical biogeography and evolution, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
You will test competing hypotheses of diversification for explaining the outstanding diversity in tropical America (including soil specialisation, temperature increases, polyploidy, habitat shifts, biome conservatism and range expansion). To achieve this goal you will carry out extensive fieldwork in Latin America, especially the tropical Andes and Amazonia, to collect plant and soil samples. You will then produce molecular data using next-generation sequencing techniques. Your analyses will include estimation of phylogenies, divergence times, species trees from gene trees, diversification rates, species distribution modelling, and biogeographic reconstructions. The choice of plant group will depend on the candidate's previous experience and interests (e.g. during the Masters project). Ideally, the study group should have a wide Neotropical distribution with a centre of species diversity in northern South America, have been recently revised taxonomically, be already relatively well collected, and included in phylogenetic analyses. Please indicate your suggestion of plant group in the motivation letter (this is recommended but not mandatory).
Good communication skills (written and spoken) in English are necessary. Priority will be given to those candidates who have co-authored at least one scientific publication. Fieldwork experience in the tropics, experience working with molecular phylogenetics and/or next-generation sequence data, and language skills in Spanish and/or Portuguese is advantageous. We are seeking a candidate who is independent, self-motivated, and interested in the use or development of new methods and approaches, in short, a person willing to go beyond the state-of-the-art in the field. We will attach great importance to personal characteristics and independence in learning and working, creativity and documented productivity.
PhD in biosystematics, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) Museum of Natural History and Archaeology currently has an open 4 year PhD-position in biosystematics (systematics and taxonomy), available from March 1, 2013. The successful PhD-candidate will be part of the systematics and evolution research group at the Department of Natural History, and conduct his/her research in a project on evolutionary processes associated with dispersal within, and hybridization between, closely related species of peat mosses (Sphagnum). Both field and laboratory work will be involved in this project.
The successful applicant will have a master degree in systematics and taxonomy or closely related fields within evolutionary biology (population genetics, evolutionary ecology). It will be an advantage to have a broad range of interests, including in field biology, and experience of using molecular techniques to solve general problems in biology. Applicants must document good results from their education or later research activity, be goal-oriented and able to deliver results in time. Ability and motivation to fulfil a PhD programme, as well as co-operative skills, are considered important when evaluating candidates for the position. The successful applicant must fulfil the requirements of PhD-students at NTNU, and apply for admission to the PhD study programme as soon as possible and no more than 3 months after the date of appointment. Potential practical and theoretical courses available during the PhD-study are offered through the Research School in Biosystematics (ForBio), a teaching and research initiative coordinated by the university museums in Norway (http://www.forbio.uio.no/).
The candidate will spend 25% of the working hours on duties connected to teaching, curating and public outreach for the museum. The evaluation of candidates will mainly focus on: (a) course grades on relevant university-level courses, (b) the master thesis (or equivalent), (c) scientific publications and (d) references. The PhD-position follows code 1017, starting grade 50, gross NOK 416 300 per annum (before tax). There will be a 2% deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross salary. More information about the department and the open position can be obtained from Professor Hans K. Stenøien, phone: +47 73 59 22 84, firstname.lastname@example.org or Head of Department Torkild Bakken phone: +47 73 59 23 82, email@example.com. The application must be submitted electronically through www.jobbnorge.no. Please mark the application VM 2013/2630. Please append all attachments as one file. Application deadline: March 2, 2013.
Posted 12 February 2013 (back to list)
Mycologist, Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
The Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is seeking a Mycologist to primarily conduct research using multigene phylogenies to describe new species of truffle-like fungi, and address general trends and broad historical patterns, in the evolution of fruitbody form, cryptic species, and nutritional modes in Austroboletus, Austropaxillus and related taxa. This is a full time position, of two years duration. Further information on the position can be found by following the "Link to current vacancies" at www.rbg.vic.gov.au/about-us/job-opportunities. Applications close on 15 February 2013.
Posted 30 January 2013 (back to list)
Postdoc in entomology, Natural History Museum, Denmark
Postdoctoral position in entomology at the Center of Macroecology, Evolution and Climate, Natural History Museum, Denmark. The postdoctoral position in entomology is to work on species diversity patterns of arthropods in the Eastern Arc Mountains, Tanzania. The preferred candidate will become responsible for a new arthropod inventory program which the museum is launching in the Udzungwa National Park, Tanzania and the position will therefore require substantial and physically demanding fieldwork in Tanzania. The aims of the project are to investigate faunal turnover along altitudinal and longitudinal transects for selected groups of arthropods (alpha and beta diversity) and to further develop and promote standards, techniques and methodologies for state of the art and cost-efficient biodiversity inventories and assessments.
Qualifications We seek a candidate with strong publication records within the topic of the postdoc position, strong analytical and data handling skills, experience with tropical fieldwork, and an ability to communicate within a cross-disciplinary research team. Taxonomical knowledge on the level of arthropod orders would be favorable. The appointment is for 1-2 years. Starting time is negotiable, but preferably as soon as possible. Specific inquiries concerning the position should be directed to Nikolaj Scharff, Natural History Museum of Denmark, Section of Entomology, University of Copenhagen, Universitetsparken 15, DK-2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Phone: +45 35321107.
The application must be in English and submitted online by clicking "Apply online" at www.ku.dk/stillinger/vip/. The application must include the following appendices: * Curriculum vitae with documentation of education * Complete publication list * Description of previous research experience * Contact details of 3 referees. Applications should be received no later than March 1st, 2013. Application received after the deadline will not be considered. Terms of appointment and payment in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). Post docs salary is based on seniority and is currently between 31.800 kr. and 33.500 kr. plus pension contribution.
Posted 30 January 2013 (back to list)
Plant Systematics Research Fellow, University of Melbourne
Through their respective Foundations, the School of Botany at the University of Melbourne and the Royal Botanic Gardens have an established endowment to provide salary for a joint research position: the 'Pauline Ladiges Plant Systematics Research Fellowship'. The Research Fellow will conduct research in the field of plant systematics and Australasian flora. The position requires the researcher to work at and collaborate with researchers at both institutions. The Research Fellow will contribute to the institutions' joint research program, and develop a specific research project deploying modern methods, including molecular techniques. The researcher will contribute to writing scientific papers, presentations for meetings and training of students.
Requirements are a Ph.D. in systematic / evolutionary biology, demonstrated ability to identify important research questions, demonstrated ability to plan and conduct high quality research, proven skills in molecular and quantitative research methods relevant to phylogenetic systematics, proven ability to undertake productively scientific projects and collaborations and supervise postgraduate students, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, ability to deliver oral presentations and prepare written scientific publications, and demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and in a team environment. Desirable: Taxonomic knowledge of Australian flora, track record of publishing high quality papers in peer-reviewed journals, ability to liaise successfully with collaborating research partners in academia and government, and a good working knowledge of herbarium methods.
This is a full-time position for 3 years at a salary of AUD$59,646 - AUD$80,939 p.a. plus 9% superannuation. To apply, go to www.jobs.unimelb.edu.au and enter job number 0030755 in the search box. Closing date 20 February 2013.
Posted 23 January 2013 (back to list)
Collection Manager, Natural History Museum of Denmark
The Natural History Museum of Denmark is searching for a Collections Manager to help coordinate and oversee its zoological, botanical, paleontological, and geological collections. The position is open from April 1st 2013.
The Natural History Museum of Denmark is the Danish national museum for zoology, botany and geology, and it contains large global scientific collections of preserved animals, plants, fossils, and minerals. A new museum of natural history in the Botanical Garden is being planned (http://nyt.snm.ku.dk/english) and will present the museum with a number of big challenges in relation to the coming move of the collections, the establishment of new storage facilities and of new exhibitions. The collection support staff collaborates with the Head of Collections, the scientific curators of the museum and the members of the exhibitions department in the curation of specimens, including preparation, preservation, registration, etc.
Primary tasks: to assist the Head of Collections with the coordination and management of the zoological, botanical, and geological collections; to help facilitate the use of these collections by all users, e.g. NHMD Curators and other scientific staff, exhibits, students, visiting scientists, and to support the collection management activities of all divisions.
Deadline for applications is Friday February 15, 2013. A more detailed job advert incl. information on how to apply is available here. The job is posted under Faculty of Science. More information about the position can be obtained by contacting the Head of collections, Nikolaj Scharff (phone: +45 35 32 11 07; email@example.com). More general information about the Natural History Museum of Denmark is available from our homepage, http://www.snm.ku.dk.
Posted 18 January 2013 (back to list)