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THE NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN, Post-Doctoral Research Associate

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The New York Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark and one of NYCs premier cultural institutions, seeks a Post-Doctoral Research Associate to join their Institute of Systematic Botany for the PBI: Miconieae (Melastomataceae) project. This research will produce an online monograph of all 1,800 species in this neotropical tribe, including complete descriptions, images, keys for their identification, and distribution maps for each species, while continuing to research phylogenetic relationships within the tribe. This project presents a unique opportunity for a highly motivated individual to carry out field work in Neotropics, and to participate in the production of a large taxonomic monograph. Funding is available for a minimum of 1 year, and may be extended upon mutual agreement. Applicants should have a Ph.D. at the start date, experience with taxonomic descriptions and nomenclature, as well as desire to be involved in all aspects of multidisciplinary and international project on angiosperm systematics. Experience with interactive key design and implementation and/or field work in the Neotropics is highly desirable.
Qualified applicants should send their CV, statement of interest, reprints if available, and three letters of recommendation to: Attn: Human Resources, SC-1661(), The New York Botanical Garden, 200th Street & Kazimiroff Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458-5126, USA. Applications will be reviewed, starting on May 27th until the position is filled. This position will not start before September 1, 2011.
The New York Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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