Pauline Ladiges Plant Systematics Research Fellow

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and the School of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne have an established, successful collaboration, reputations for excellence in plant systematics research, and modern infrastructure. Through their respective Foundations a joint research position the “Pauline Ladiges Plant Systematics Research Fellowship” has been established. The Fellow will conduct research in the field of terrestrial plant systematics, design and implement research projects that deploy modern methods, including molecular techniques, and contribute to the joint research priorities of both institutions. The position requires the fellow to work and collaborate with researchers at both the Gardens and the University.
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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/421967B
Closing Date: 03-Jun-2019
Salary Range: $82,274 - $93,351
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Additional Information_Pauline Ladiges Plant Systematics Research Fellow.pdf (PDF, 179KB)


Pauline_Post Doctoral Fellow - PYL Fellowship April 2019.pdf (PDF, 141KB)


Contact: David Cantrill
david.cantrill@rbg.vic.gov.au

Position Details

The Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and the School of BioSciences, The University of Melbourne have an established, successful collaboration, reputations for excellence in plant systematics research, and modern infrastructure. Through RBGV Foundation and The Botany Foundation (The University of Melbourne) an established endowment fund supports salary for a joint research position: the “Pauline Ladiges Plant Systematics Research Fellowship”.  The Fellow will conduct research in the field plant systematics with a focus on the terrestrial flora of Australasia, design and implement research projects that deploy modern methods, including molecular techniques, and contribute to the joint research priorities of both institutions. The position requires the fellow to work at and collaborate with researchers at both the Gardens and the University.

Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria is comprised of two significant sites: Melbourne Gardens, a world-renowned heritage landscape with a significant state-owned collection, much loved by Melburnians, and Cranbourne Gardens, a conservation and design site dedicated to Australian flora and fauna, including the internationally award-winning Australian Garden. Together, the two sites provide extraordinary opportunities for community engagement and cultural expression, recreation, learning and participation, as well as Australian and Victorian tourism. The Gardens also plays an active role in promoting Melbourne as a resilient city, contributing to social cohesion and enhanced scientific literacy, toward our vision of a healthy planet and flourishing local community.

The School of BioSciences at The University of Melbourne was formed in 2015 through the integration of the School of Botany and the departments of Genetics and Zoology.  This bought together a critical mass of 160 academic staff and 240 Research Higher Degree students undertaking world class teaching and research in biological sciences.  The School hosts a plant science group with research interests in genomics, plant cell biology, physiology, ecology, and systematics and taxonomy.

Success profile

  • A PhD in plant systematics/evolutionary biology, preferably with 1-2 years' post-doctoral experience.
  • Experience conducting research independently in the area of plant systematics
  • Proven skills in molecular and quantitative research methods relevant to plant phylogenetic systematics
  • Demonstrated track record of scientific publications in refereed journals.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage research project budgets and competing project priorities

For further details please refer to the position description.

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 3 June 2019

Enquiries can be directed by email to David Cantrill, Executive Director Science at David.Cantrill@rbg.vic.gov.au.

Applications must include a CV and address the list of role requirements under the heading of Success Profile as stated in the position description found under the ‘Attachments' heading on the Victorian Government website.

Applications will only be accepted via the Victorian Government website.


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