ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN EDINBURGH
POST-DOC: PLANT MOLECULAR GENETICIST (ca. GBP 17k)
Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
(RBGE), Scotland, to participate in a research project on the molecular systematics and
population genetics of the green alga Enteromorpha.
The research has been commissioned by the UK government through the Scottish Office, and
the post is available for a fixed term of 1.5 years. In view of current employment legislation,
priority will be given to EU nationals.
The postholder will be responsible for the molecular genetic analysis of Enteromorpha
populations from the Ythan estuary located in the north of Scotland using DNA fingerprinting
(AFLP) methods. For this work an ABI 377 genetic analysis system and technical support from
RBGE staff will be available. For reference purposes, samples of Enteromorpha
populations/species from selected localities elsewhere in Scotland will also be studied. During
an earlier stage of the project, the various species of Enteromorpha occurring in the Ythan area
have been characterised with molecular and morphological markers, and an identification key
has been produced.
The ideal candidate has experience in the molecular genetic analysis and characterisation of plant
populations, preferably (but not necessarily) algae, using DNA fingerprinting techniques.
Review of applications will begin November 21, 1998, and will continue until position is filled.
Applications (with full c.v. and the names and addresses of three referees) should be sent by
mail, fax or email to:
Dr Hans Sluiman, Science Division, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Inverleith Row,
Edinburgh EH3 5LR, Scotland (UK). Telephone +44 131 2482840, fax +44 131 2482972,
Email: H.Sluiman at rbge.org.uk.
The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is an Equal Opportunities Employer.