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Chris Humphries C.Humphries at NHM.AC.UK
Tue Sep 16 11:21:10 CDT 1997


Associate Keeper of Botany

Salary from =A337k

We are seeking to appoint a research leader of international reputation and
good management skills to the post of Associate Keeper and Deputy Head of
The Department of Botany.

Internationally renowned for its collections and associated research, the
Natural History Museum undertakes both applied and fundamental studies
relevant to society=92s needs.  It is one of the world=92s leading=
for the study of biodiversity.

This is a senior post in the Department of Botany, one of the six science
departments of the Museum.  The post has a dual role.  Firstly, a senior
management position in which you will work closely with the Head of
Department (the Keeper) in developing and implementing Departmental policies
and in setting the scientific and curatorial agenda.  Secondly, you will
contribute to, and carry out research within, the Departmental Research
programmes and will be active in obtaining grants or other research funding
to help support the programmes.

You should have a good research degree and a proven track record in
botanical research including income generation through grants, commissioned
research or sponsorship.  Experience of management is essential as is
evidence of scientific leadership skills.  Previous experience of working in
a museum environment is not a prerequisite although you will have a good
understanding of systematics, biodiversity, and related issues.

Application is by CV and application form.

For further details please send an A5 SAE to: Gilda Paul, Personnel Section,
The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK.  Informal
enquiries to Professor Stephen Blackmore (Keeper of Botany) on 0171 938 8992
or by email to sb at

The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 24th October 1997.
Chris J. Humphries
Department of Botany,
The Natural History Museum,
Cromwell Road,
London SW7 5BD
Tel: 44 (0)171 938 9405 / 9168
Fax: 44 (0) 171 938 9260 / 9232
email: cjh at (w); C.Humphries at (h)

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