Post Doctoral Fellow

A unique opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow has become available within the Science Division at RBGV to conduct taxonomic and systematic research on 4-5 major lineages of Australian truffle-like fungi as a result of a successful grant through the Australian Biological Resources Study.
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Department: Royal Botanic Gardens
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Science
Classification: RBGV 4.1
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/421814
Closing Date: 07-Mar-2018
Salary Range: $77,551 - $87,992
Job Duration: 2 years
Attachments: Post Doctoral Fellow1.pdf (PDF, 230KB)


Contact: Teresa Lebel
Teresa.Lebel@rbg.vic.gov.au

Position Details

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV)

  • South Yarra Location
  • 2 years fixed term role

Melbourne Gardens is a world-renowned heritage landscape, much cherished by Melburnians, comprising a diverse and important collection of plants from across the globe.  Cranbourne Gardens is dedicated to the display and appreciation of Australian flora and includes the award-winning Australian Garden.  Together, the two sites provide opportunities for recreation, education, research, tourism, cultural expression, and the increased scientific understanding of the world's remarkable plant life.

A unique opportunity for a Postdoctoral Fellow has become available within the Science Division at RBGV to conduct taxonomic and systematic research on 4-5 major lineages of Australian truffle-like fungi as a result of a successful grant through the Australian Biological Resources Study.

The successful applicants will have a broad knowledge of fleshy macrofungi, an understanding of taxonomic, nomenclatural and systematics principles (fungi), demonstrated skills in handling herbarium material, light microscopy, generation of data for Sanger sequencing across multiple DNA regions, and downstream data handling and phylogenetic data analysis using various packages.  An interest in truffle-like fungi, and experience in targeted amplicon sequencing of macrofungi (NGS methods), scanning electron microscopy, working in collaborative projects and a broad publication record will be looked upon favourably.

A drivers licence and capacity to conduct some fieldwork is also required.

For more information and to apply for this role, please visit the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria's website at http://www.rbg.vic.gov.au/about-us/job-opportunities or http://jobs.careers.vic.gov.au by COB Wednesday 7 March 2018.

Enquiries can be directed to Teresa Lebel, Senior Mycologist at Teresa.Lebel@rbg.vic.gov.au.

Applicants must address the Success Profile as specified in the position description found under the ‘Attachments' heading on the Victorian Government website.

Applications will only be accepted through the Victorian Government website.

 

 

 


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