Senior Appointment - Head of Botany

Rob Huxley r.huxley at NHM.AC.UK
Wed Jun 9 16:47:20 CDT 1999

Head of Botany, The Natural History Museum, London.

The Natural History Museum is seeking to appoint as Head of the Botany
Department a dynamic leader of international scientific reputation and
high-level management skills.

As an international centre for systematics research and collections, The
Natural History Museum makes a major contribution to science and to
tackling issues of contemporary concern. Through its exhibitions and
education services, it aims to increase the public's understanding and
enjoyment of the natural world.

The Department has outstanding herbarium collections that form a major
resource for its internationally renowned research including that on higher
plants, algae, bryophytes, lichens and historical collections. It has
specialised laboratories for molecular research and GIS, as a well as a
Research Field Station in Belize.

The Head of the Department (the Keeper) will be responsible for the
contribution the Department makes to the interdisciplinary research themes
of the Museum and for managing the Department's staff, collections,
consultancy and facilities. You will be expected to undertake research at a
high level and to aid the Museum's scientific development. As a member of
the senior scientific team, the Head will also contribute to the
formulation and implementation of the Museum's science policy and corporate

This is a permanent appointment from 1 November 1999. Starting salary is in
the range UKP 48k-53k, with a non-contributory pension scheme. Application
is by CV and covering letter with the names of three referees. Closing date
for applications is 9 July 1999.

For further information, please contact Emma Wilson, Department of Human
Resources, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD.
Fax: +44 (0)171 938 9009; Email: e.wilson at

Dr Rob Huxley
Head of Curation Division
Department of Botany,
The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD, UK
Phone (44) 171-938-8823
Fax   (44) 171-938-9260
E-mail: r.huxley at
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