Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Four exciting opportunities in biodiversity research

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Richmond upon Thames, United Kingdom

Four exciting opportunities in biodiversity research across Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK), Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre and University of Gothenburg (Sweden).

Do you want to join an innovative, productive and inclusive research group? There are currently four open research positions working as part of the Antonelli Lab. Based at either the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK) or the Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre and University of Gothenburg (Sweden), these exciting positions are embedded in a global network of excellence-driven researchers in biodiversity science.

The positions are:
Postdoctoral researcher: The domestication of the coca tree (2 years, Kew)
Postdoctoral researcher: New solutions to wood identification (2 years, Kew)
Postdoctoral researcher: Biodiversity (2 years, Gothenburg)
Researcher: Computational biology / molecular phylogenetics (4 years initially, Gothenburg)

Candidates for all positions will be expected to hold a PhD in a relevant specialist subject and have a strong track record of scientific publication. They will have experience of independently managing a discrete research project or project area and in compiling, handling and analysing complex datasets. They will need excellent verbal and written English communication skills, including the ability to adapt these to diverse audiences ranging from the general public to the specialist research community.

The successful candidates will work independently but as part of a dynamic collaborative team at Kew/Gothenburg with a large external network of researchers. Previous postdoctoral research experience in a relevant field would be advantageous.

We actively promote equality, diversity and inclusion in our research groups to reflect society at large. We particularly encourage applications from underrepresented groups.
For further details on these four exciting opportunities and to apply, see

Deadline for all applications is 21 March 2020.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.