Early Career Research Fellowship in Plant Health - Kew
6/23/2015 2:01 AM
£26,067 - £35,505 per annum depending on skills and experience
Full-time, three years fixed term contract
Kew Gardens, Richmond
Kew is the world-leader in plant diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction, that shows the importance of plants in all our lives. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life.
This role forms a key part of RBG Kew’s new Natural Capital and Plant Health Department (NCPH), which is geared to research on plants and fungi that are directly, indirectly or potentially utilisable for economic and societal purposes. NCPH applies the full range of diversity research techniques to increase knowledge of those plants and fungi. The research outputs will lead to sustaining and enhancing plant and fungal natural capital, in particular where it underpins provisioning, regulating and supporting ecosystem services.
You will join Kew’s science staff as a postdoctoral research fellow, conducting and publishing outstanding research within the Plant Health theme, and developing funding streams to support your science, alongside a cohort of other research fellows. You will be a future leader in the science disciplines pursued at Kew. The fellowship will provide you with the opportunity and skills to establish yourself as an independent researcher and to gain international recognition. At the end of the fellowship you will be a fully equipped research leader who is well-placed to secure full-time employment in science.
You will be an outstanding early career scientist, with a PhD and specialist knowledge in a field of fungal diversity or ecological science relevant to plant health, awarded within the past eight years and, ideally, some postdoctoral experience. You will have a proven aptitude for delivering excellent science publications and demonstrated potential to raise science income. You will be an outstanding and enthusiastic communicator who is ready to engage with students, peers and the general public.
Benefits include 30 days holiday per year, a choice of pensions, a flexible benefits scheme as well as a great working environment.
For further information, please visit our website https://careers.kew.org/vacancy/early-career-research-fellowship-in-plant-health-223201.html
Closing date: 13 July 2015.
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.
No agencies please.