Associate Research Scientist - UNAM

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The Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (IB-UNAM), whose principal mission is the study of the biodiversity of Mexico, and houses the national biological collections, invites applications for a full time, tenure-track position of Associate Researcher level "C", in systematic botany or systematic mycology at the main University campus, Mexico City.

Requirements for candidates: 1. A Ph.D. degree or equivalent, preferably in botany, mycology, systematics, evolutionary biology, or a related discipline. 2. Experience in systematic research of vascular plants or fungi, demonstrated by original, high quality publications, commensurate to age and academic trajectory. 3. Knowledge of the vascular flora or mycota of Mexico and/or the Neotropics, particularly in one or more groups whose diversity is exceptional in Mexico, as well as experience in the curation of scientific collections, techniques of field collecting, morphology, molecular systematics, or genetics. 4. A commitment to participate in activities complementary to investigation, such as teaching in educational programs at UNAM, direction of theses at the undergraduate and graduate level, activities of science outreach, and institutional participation. 5. Willingness to participate immediately in the academic activities of the IB-UNAM, practice leadership in his or her area of research, and demonstrate capacity to become part of a research group. 6. Demonstrable proficiency in Spanish.

Applicants should submit a letter of intent directed to the Academic Secretary of the IB-UNAM with a detailed statement of purpose; a full curriculum vitae with contact information (supporting documentation is not necessary at this stage); PDF reprints of publications that the applicant considers the most important of their professional trajectory (maximum of five); a synthetic outline of research goals for the first year (5 pages maximum); and a letter of recommendation. The required documentation must be received by May 30, 2014. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for a personal interview.

Inquiries regarding this announcement should be addressed to Dr. Atilano Contreras-Ramos, Academic Secretary of IB-UNAM, e-mail: acontreras@ib.unam.mx. Applications will be received at the email address .

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