Employment Opportunity at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Mark Jackson m.jackson at RBGKEW.ORG.UK
Fri Feb 15 09:46:44 CST 2002

Taxacomers may be interested in this vacancy at Kew Gardens:

electronic Plant Information Centre

Behind the leafy scenes of Kew Gardens, is one of the premier botanical
institutions in the world, dedicated to the investigation of all aspects of
plant science. An exciting initiative is the development of an electronic
Plant Information Centre (ePIC), a three-year project to bring together a
range of resources including databases, images and texts, and present
them on the Internet as a cohesive whole. Crucial to the success of this
project is a

Digitisation Manager

You will expand and improve our data holdings, by selecting and
applying data standards in key areas, specifically plant names and
geography, and organising and overseeing the digitisation of subsets of
our7 million-strong Herbarium collection.

An appreciation of plant taxonomy and nomenclature would be an
advantage, as would a more general understanding of botanical
collections and their users. You should be comfortable with using
software tools to analyse and manipulate data holdings, and possess
good interpersonal skills.

This is a three year appointment. Salary up to £21,373 + terminal bonus,
depending on qualifications and experience.

Application form and further information available from the Personnel
Dept, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB. Tel: 020
8332 5184/5150 (24 hour answerphone). Email: jobs at rbgkew.org.uk
Please quote the job reference 1159. Closing date: 1st March 2002


Mark Jackson
Applications Development Manager
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Hanover House,
Kew Green,
United Kingdom
M.Jackson at rbgkew.org.uk

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