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Diatom position

H.J. Sluiman mbhsl at s-crim1.dl.ac.uk
Mon Mar 2 10:34:12 EST 1998

Job opportunity: Automatic Diatom Identification and Classification

A three-year fixed term position is available immediately at the
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh as part of an EC-funded project
(ADIAC) to create a system for identifying diatoms automatically by
computer. The post will involve using existing database-management
and image-analysis software to build a computerized database of names
and digital images of diatoms which will be used as the essential
foundation and reference for programs developed by a multinational

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent, and relevant expertise,
which could include one or more of the following: plant taxonomy,
especially of algae or diatoms, light microscopy, digital image
capture and manipulation, and familiarity with a wide range of
computing techniques. Ability to meet deadlines and work in a team
is essential.

In accordance with UK immigration requirements, priority will be
given to EU nationals. Starting salary will be in the range
GBP15,000-17,000, and will be pensionable. Applicants should send
full cv including the names and addresses of two referees to the
Personnel Department, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH3
5LR, UK. Closing date 20 March 1998. Contact Stephen Droop at this
address for further details, or e-mail: s.droop at rbge.org.uk.

Stephen J.M. Droop
Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh  EH3 5LR, UK

Tel.: +44 131 552 7171; Fax: +44 131 552 0382
s.droop at rbge.org.uk

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