Crown Research Institute Scion is committed to enhancing the environmental and economic transformation of New Zealand, working toward a more sustainable, bio-based future. With more than 60 years of heritage in forestry science, Scion today demonstrates national leadership, world-class innovation and excellence in research and development.
We are seeking a Herbarium Curator to manage the herbarium collections and databases, oversee curation of herbarium specimens to the best international standards, and conduct related research. This position is based in our Rotorua office.
Our ideal candidate will have a PhD or equivalent experience in plant taxonomy or closely related subject. A demonstrated knowledge of herbarium curation and management combined with a high level of computer skills is essential. Experience in taxonomy of forestry tree species or New Zealand native flora would be an advantage.
Scion is proud to offer talented and motivated individuals the unique opportunity to pursue a fulfilling professional career. With its head office based on the edge of Rotorua's world-famous Whakarewarewa Forest, Scion also offers an enviable working environment with excellent work/life balance initiatives. Rotorua is one of New Zealand's leading tourist destinations owing to its outstanding natural environment and proximity to coastal beaches and inland lakes, native forests, geothermal areas and volcanic ski-fields.
Closing date: 30 November 2010
Applications can be lodged through our website www.scionresearch.com<http://www.scionresearch.com> where you will find a position description and online application form (please do not email applications to this address, these should be submitted through our website).
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Two positions are available in my lab: A post doctoral fellow and a PhD position. I have attached the position descriptions. Perhaps there are some interested to work and gain experiences on Phytophthoras.
Yilmaz Balci, Ph.D.
University of Maryland
Department of Plant Sciences and Landscape Architecture
2114 Plant Science Building
College Park, MD, 20742-4452
Phone (office-2114): 301_405 9744
Phone (lab-2180): 301_405 0314
Fax: 301_314 9308