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Opportunities in plant systematics

Information on awards, grants, training and job opportunities in plant systematics will be posted here from time to time as they become available. If you would like information to be posted here, please email with the details.

Student assistance to attend ASBS conferences

ABRS National Taxonomy Research Student Travel Bursary Program

Hansjörg Eichler Awards

Non-ASBS scholarships, fellowships and grants

None currently advised.

Workshops and Symposia

None currently advised.

Job Vacancies

Postdoctoral Research Fellow – fixed term appointment for 3 years, Vacancy #16248
Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow - continuing appointment, Vacancy #16249

Two research positions are currently being advertised by James Cook University (JCU), in Cairns (tropical north Queensland, Australia).

The two positions will be appointed together. Together these positions will build a leading, internationally recognised research programme that contributes to the Australian Tropical Herbarium’s (ATH) and JCU’s plant science research portfolio and to the strategic goals of the ATH joint venture partners. The successful applicants will deliver high impact science across output domains that include plant and environmental biosecurity (priority area), ethnobotany, and/or biology of wild crop relatives that meets the needs of stakeholders in northern Australia and the broader tropical world. Outstanding scientists with a proven track record in any of these output domains are strongly encouraged to apply.

More information and applications:

Applications Close: 1 March 2018

Vacation Studentships

None currently advised.


The Centre for Australian National Biodiversity Research in Canberra runs a Volunteer Botanical Training Program in January–February each year. Applications for the 2018 program closed on Monday 20 November 2017. Applications for the 2019 program will be invited in late 2018 and this will be advertised here. For more information please visit

Postgraduate Scholarships

None currently advised.

Post Docs

None currently advised.