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4 Science vacancies at Botanic Garden Edinburgh (Scotland)

Dr H.J. Sluiman hsluiman at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Wed Nov 24 05:26:43 EST 1999


Applicants with relevant experience are sought for three permanent
pensionable positions and one temporary position available immediately
in the Science Division, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

1. Director of Science
Salary ca stlg35,000 - stlg45,000

Internationally renowned botanist required with proven records of
modern plant systematics research and fund-raising. Must possess the
leadership and organisational skills necessary to run a group of ca.
75 research/curatorial staff and postgraduate students, and to enhance
extensive herbarium, DNA and library collections. The Director of
Science will be a member of the Garden's Senior Management Group,
working closely with Prof. Stephen Blackmore, the Regius Keeper.  They
should have strong interests in science policy and the promotion of
botanical research. The appointment will be made at Band G (UG6), at
an initial salary of ca. stlg35-45,000.

2. Tropical Systematic Botanist
3. Systematic Cytogeneticist/DNA Sequence Analyst
Salary ca stlg17,000 - stlg25,000

RBGE's Tropical Biology Department specialises in both Old and New
World monographic and floristic taxonomy and inventory in poorly-known
ecosystems. Candidates should have a strong background in the
systematics of tropical plants, preferably with field experience and
some knowledge of cladistic and molecular techniques. Candidates for
the cytogeneticist/sequence analyst position should have strong
technical and conceptual skills in one or both disciplines, preferably
supported by plant systematics experience. Both positions are graded
initially at Band D/E (HSO/SSO), with starting salaries of ca.
stlg17-25,000. Applicants should hold a PhD.

4. Research/Editorial Assistant in Phycology
Salary stlg12,500 - stlg13,500

A candidate with a good honours degree in biological sciences and an
eye for detail is sought to assist Prof. David Mann in editing the
international journal Phycologia and researching the speciation and
systematics of diatoms, using molecular, breeding and morphometric
methods. Appointment will be for 1 year in the first instance, with
the possibility of extension to a total of 3 years. Starting salary

Please send a CV and covering letter, giving the names and addresses
of three referees and specifying the position of interest, by 20th
December to the Personnel Department, Royal Botanic Garden, 20a
Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR.

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