Dear Forpathers and Forenters,
Here’s an opportunity for an early career individual.
All the best!
[The Ohio State University]
Pierluigi (Enrico) Bonello Professor
Department of Plant Pathology (http://plantpath.osu.edu<http://plantpath.osu.edu/bonello>)
Center for Applied Plant Sciences (http://caps.osu.edu<http://caps.osu.edu/>)
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From: Richard Buggs <r.buggs(a)qmul.ac.uk<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Date: Wednesday, January 27, 2016 at 11:48 AM
To: Richard Buggs <r.buggs(a)qmul.ac.uk<mailto:email@example.com>>
Subject: Early Career Research Fellowship in Plant Health at RBG Kew
I would be very grateful if you could point this advertisement out to anyone looking for a 3-5 year Research Fellowship, as part of my new group at RBG Kew. I am looking for someone with a good track record in genomics, pathology, phylogenetics or ecology relevant to plant health.
Early Career Research Fellowship in Plant Health at RBG Kew
The ECRF will be a key member of the Plant Health research group, a team of researchers with a primary focus on fungal and plant diversity relevant to plant health including the development of molecular identification tools, based on Kew’s world class fungal and plant collections. The team will focus on diseases of native UK plants as well as agricultural, forestry and horticultural pathogens, and may engage with citizen and international scientists in surveying, monitoring and researching plant health.More details
You will be an outstanding early career scientist with a PhD and specialist knowledge in a field of fungal diversity, genomics, or ecology relevant to plant health awarded within the past eight years and, ideally, some postdoctoral experience. You will have a proven aptitude for delivering excellent science publications and demonstrated potential to raise science income. You will be an outstanding and enthusiastic communicator who is ready to engage with students, peers and the general public.
This role forms a key part of RBG Kew’s new Natural Capital and Plant Health Department (NCPH), which is geared to research on plants and fungi that are directly, indirectly or potentially utilisable for economic and societal purposes. The NCPH department applies the full range of diversity research techniques to increase knowledge of those plants and fungi. The research outputs will lead to sustaining and enhancing plant and fungal natural capital, in particular where it underpins provisioning, regulating and supporting ecosystem services.
Kew is a world-leader in plant diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction that shows the importance of plants in all our lives. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life.
You will join Kew’s science staff as a postdoctoral research fellow, for three years, extendable to five on review. You will conduct and publish outstanding research within the Plant Health theme, and develop funding streams to support your science alongside a cohort of other research fellows. You will be a future leader in the science disciplines pursued at Kew. The fellowship will provide you with the opportunity and skills to establish yourself as an independent researcher and to gain international recognition. At the end of the fellowship you will be a fully equipped research leader who is well-placed to secure full-time employment in science.
For full details, please see further information below.
Please complete an application form. In addition, please upload (1) a list of your publications and grants and (2) a three year research plan (max three pages) outlining your proposed research programme at Kew, which should also cover funding and publication plans (You can attach the above documents in the document upload section of the recruitment system).
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew seeks applications from promising early-career scientists to join the Natural Capital & Plant Health Department of its Science Directorate in a research fellow role. The scheme aims to identify future leaders in the science disciplines pursued at Kew. The fellowships provide the opportunity for scientists within 8 years of securing their PhD to establish themselves as independent researchers in these disciplines and to gain international recognition. At the end of the fellowship, fellows will be well qualified to apply for permanent positions arising at Kew or in other science organisations and universities.
Value of Fellowship: Each fellowship provides a salary of £26,047 to £35,505 (depending on experience) for three years, extendable to five on review. An annual pump-priming allowance of £1000 will be provided to all fellows for labwork and travel/fieldwork, and support will be provided by Kew’s research services team to help with fund-raising. Fellows will be eligible to apply for a wide range of external grants as well as internal funding sources (e.g. Bentham-Moxon Trust, Kew Foundation). A structured training and mentoring programme will run alongside the fellowships during the first three years.
Eligibility: Successful applicants are expected to hold a relevant PhD and to have demonstrated their aptitude for delivering excellent science publications and their potential to raise science income. Ideally, applicants will have had some postdoctoral experience. As an early career opportunity, these fellowships are open to applicants within eight years of their PhD being awarded (based on full-time working). Further eligibility criteria are laid out in the person specification section of the job profile.
Review and extension of Fellowships: Fellows will be recruited for three years in the first instance. A subsequent two year extension may be awarded on successful completion of a formal academic assessment of the quality of the research in the middle of the third year of appointment (at month 30).
For more information, please contact Dr Richard Buggs, Senior Research Leader (Plant Health). Dr Buggs will start a joint appointment at RBG, Kew and Queen Mary University of London in April 2016: r.buggs(a)qmul.ac.uk<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
CALL FOR SESSION PROPOSALS - 1st REMINDER
Deadline for Submissions: 31 January 2016
>From 24 to 27 October 2016, IUFRO will hold its first Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania in Beijing, China. Under the Congress title "Forests for Sustainable Development: the Role of Research", we hope to establish a cutting-edge scientific programme highlighting the role of forest science in informing forest-related policies and management in Asia and Oceania to cope with the significant environmental, social and economic changes in the region and address the consequent challenges.
For such a programme to materialize, we need your contributions: diverse, from inside and outside the region, across the full range of natural and social science disciplines at various levels, from the gene to the globe.
Therefore please submit by 31 January at the latest your session proposals addressing one or more of the following Congress themes:
1. Sustainable forest management for enhanced provision of ecosystem services;
2. Forest and landscape rehabilitation and restoration;
3. Combating desertification, disaster and risk management, and climate change mitigation and adaptation;
4. Planted forests for fostering a greener economy;
5. Innovative technologies for bio-energy, bio-materials and other products;
6. Urban forestry for human health and community well-being;
7. Social and cultural aspects of forests, including traditional knowledge, human health, community participation and gender roles;
8. Forest and agro-forest management for food security, enhanced livelihoods and non-timber forest products.
For further details, please visit <http://www.iufro-ao2016.org/en/news.asp?id=23.html> http://www.iufro-ao2016.org/en/news.asp?id=23.html.
We look forward to hearing from you and for your active participation in the design of an excellent scientific program for the IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania 2016 in Beijing.
The Congress Scientific Committee
IUFRO Regional Congress for Asia and Oceania 2016
Beijing, China; 24-27 October 2016
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