Stephan Helfer S.Helfer at
Wed Oct 10 03:46:21 EST 2001


Starting salary circa GBP 18.5K (Plus Pension and Benefits)

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced
candidates for the post of Molecular Mycologist at the Royal Botanic
Garden Edinburgh and The Institute of Ecology and Resource Management,
University of Edinburgh.  This is an externally funded fixed term
pensionable appointment for a period of 3 years.  The post holder will
use molecular genetic approaches to characterise the diversity of
mycorrhizal fungi and parasitic rusts associated with sub-arctic
willow scrub. The work forms part of a collaborative project with the
Macaulay Land Use Research Institute, the Scottish Crop Research
Institute, the Scottish Agricultural College, the University of
Aberdeen and Biomathematics and Statistics Scotland. The overall goal
of the project is to characterise the species and genetic diversity of
populations of sub-arctic willow scrub; to establish how diversity in
the willow populations correlates with diversity of associated
species, and to establish the factors limiting willow regeneration.

Candidates should hold a PhD in Biological Sciences and should have
research experience in at least two of the following: 1) Mycology, 2)
Molecular ecology, 3) Coordinating field work. The post holder must be
willing to undertake mountain field work in Scotland. 

A full job description can be obtained from Irene Morrice, Personnel
Group, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh,
EH3 5LR.  Telephone     0131-248-2814.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Richard Ennos (Rennos at

Applications by CV, which should include the names of two referees
should be received by 31 October 2001.

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