Job: Senior Researcher in Mycology

Senior Researcher in Mycology

The Mycology Section at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew invites applications for an appointment as a Senior Researcher in the team. The successful candidate will conduct research on fungal systematics of Ascomycota or Basidiomycota. Candidates with research experience in molecular phylogenetics, molecular ecology, genomics, and areas related to fungal conservation are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong, extramurally funded research programme investigating fungal systematics, contribute to curation of the collections, disseminate research findings in high impact scientific journals and at conferences, and provide expert taxonomic advice when needed.

Key Qualifications and experience

  • PhD in mycology or related discipline, and appropriate post-doctoral research experience
  • Strong publication record on topics relevant to the position
  • Excellent written & oral skills (communication and presentation of results of research, good publication record)
  • Demonstrable ability to raise external funding to support research

Benefits include 30 days holiday per year, a choice of defined benefit or stakeholder pension, a flexible benefits scheme, as well as a great working environment.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post. If you wish to be considered as a disabled applicant please make this clear in your application.

CLOSING DATE: 7 December 2012, 12 noon

INTERVIEW DATE: 17 December 2012