Research Fellow, The Natural History Museum, London.

Russell Seymour R.Seymour at NHM.AC.UK
Thu Jun 26 09:23:40 CDT 1997

"Post Available - Research Fellow, Department of Botany, The Natural History
Museum, London.

The Natural History Museum invites applications for a post funded by the
Linnean Society of London to support the Linnaean Plant Name Typification
Project. You will carry out research on Linnaean plant names, a major
component of which will be collaboration with specialists worldwide in order
to establish suitable type choices, as well as the review of literature for
published typifications. You will also be responsible for the maintenance
and development of the Project's databases.

Applicants should have a degree in Botany or a related subject; research
experience at higher degree level would be an advantage. A good knowledge of
plant systematics and botanical nomenclature is highly desirable, as is a
good knowledge of database structure and design, in particular Microsoft
Access. Self-motivation, the ability to work in a small team, and close
attention to detail is essential.

The appointment is for a fixed term period of three years and the starting
salary (in the range UKP 16,483-18,762 per annum) is dependent on
qualifications and experience. The Museum offers a comprehensive benefits
package, including non-contributory pension scheme and a generous holiday

Application is by Curriculum Vitae and covering letter. For further details,
please send an A5 self addressed envelope to:
Lisa Knight, Personnel Section, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road,
London SW7 5BD. The closing date for receipt of applications is 18 July 1997."

RUSSELL SEYMOUR MRes.   MSc. Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity

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