Job Vacancies (UK)

simon thornton wood simontw at RHS.ORG.UK
Wed Sep 30 08:30:17 CDT 1998


THE ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
RHS Garden, Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB
United Kingdom

The RHS Botany Department based at Wisley, is one of three expanding
scientific departments devoted to the study of horticulture. The Botany
Department is a leading authority on the taxonomy of plants in
cultivation and is based around an active herbarium of over 70 000
specimens.

Botanist
=A315600-=A317600 p.a.
We currently seek a botanist to support the plant identification and
botanical advisory service, and to contribute to a programme of research
into the taxonomy and nomenclature of cultivated plants.
Applicants should hold a BSc or higher degree in Botany or a closely
related subject, have a sound understanding of taxonomy and genetics
relating to cultivated plants, and a good knowledge of the British
garden flora.

Herbarium Technical Assistant
=A312900 - =A314500 p.a.
We currently seek a Technical Assistant to provide support for the
gathering, preparation, recording and curation of specimens for the
herbarium collections at Wisley, as well as undertaking some supervised
research. The herbarium provides a unique service as a reference to
plants in cultivation, and currently contains some 70000 specimens,
photographs and paintings.
Applicants should hold a BSc in Botany or a related subject, and have
proven confidence with computers. Accuracy and attention to detail are
essential.

Please send an A5 sae for further details and an application form to:
Mrs P. Boardman, RHS Garden, Wisley, Woking, Surrey GU23 6QB, UK
Completed applications to be received by 15th October 1998.
Simon Thornton-Wood




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