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Research Scientist (Mycology) (RBGV 4.1)

Job posted: 26/03/2020
Applications close: 08/05/2020 (Midnight)
34 days remaining

34 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | CBD

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Royal Botanic Gardens Board

Salary: $85,154 - $96,618

Occupation: Science

Reference: VG/421882A

Reference: VG/421882A

Occupation: Science

Salary Range: $85,154 - $96,618

Work location: Melbourne | CBD

The Research Scientist (Mycology) is responsible for conducting original research on taxonomy and systematics of fungi. Essential for the position is expertise in the taxonomy, systematics, nomenclature and conservation of fungi. The Research Scientist will be a recognised authority in specialist areas of fungal taxonomy and systematics using morphological and molecular approaches in a collections-based workplace.

  • Opportunity to work at the National Herbarium of Victoria 
  • Full-time, ongoing position
  • South Yarra location

About our Organisation

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.

About the Role

The Research Scientist (Mycology) is responsible for conducting original research on taxonomy and systematics of fungi. Essential for the position is expertise in the taxonomy, systematics, nomenclature and conservation of fungi. The Research Scientist will be a recognised authority in specialist areas of fungal taxonomy and systematics using morphological and molecular approaches in a collections-based workplace.

Key Selection Criteria

  • A PhD in Biological Sciences
  • Demonstrated expertise in fungal taxonomy and systematics
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of a successful
    research program
  • Experience in preparing grant proposals and tenders
  • Demonstrated ability to write for refereed scientific publications
  • Demonstrated ability to manage research project budgets and competing project
    priorities
  • Ability to identify important research questions
  • Ability to work autonomously; good interpersonal skills; sound oral and written
    communication skills; proactive approach.

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 Friday 8 May 2020.

Enquiries can be directed by email to Frank Udovicic, Manager Research at Frank.Udovicic@rbg.vic.gov.au.

Applications must include a recent resume and a document responding to each of the Key Selection Criteria 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.

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment.

Research Scientist (Mycology) (RBGV 4.1)

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

RBGV 4.1

Contact:

Frank Udovicic | 03 9252 2313

Research Scientist (Mycology) (RBGV 4.1)