Vacancy for a Data Manager at the Natural History Museum, London
cgh at NHM.AC.UK
Mon Feb 24 09:28:11 CST 2003
>From Charles Hussey, The Natural History Museum.
The following advertisement has just appeared in New Scientist.
National Biodiversity Network
Species Dictionary Project
Starting salary from £22,000 - £26,000 p.a.
One year fixed term appointment, with possibility of extension
The Natural History Museum manages the Species Dictionary Project as a
contribution to The National Biodiversity Network (NBN). The Dictionary
exists as a public website and also services other NBN products and
partners. It comprises lists of names of organisms recorded in the British
Isles, currently numbering more than 110,000 items, and is expected to grow
substantially in the future.
As Data Manager, you will help build and maintain content for the Dictionary
and service user needs. This will include importing new lists and updating
existing ones, and will involve carrying out important quality assurance
checks such as the verification of taxonomy and nomenclature.
Other work will include managing agreements with data owners and responding
to requests for data, information and services.
You will possess a familiarity with UK wildlife, obtained through working
(for a minimum of four years) as a professional natural scientist and
through your own enthusiasm for the subject. You will have experience in
managing database applications and must be able to demonstrate proficiency
in biological nomenclature and taxonomic classification. The ability to work
your own initiative, assess facts and make reasoned judgements are also
essential. You must also have a degree in a biological science discipline,
preferably at PhD level.
For further information on the duties associated with the post, you may
contact Mr. Charles Hussey on 020 7942 5213.
For further information and details of how to apply, please send an A5 SAE
(1st class) to
The Natural History Museum c/o Kingsway Advertising,
The Clove Building, 4 Maguire Street, Butlers Wharf,
London SE1 2NQ or email NHM at kads.co.uk
Please quote reference: NHM/DM.
Closing date: Friday 14th March 2003.
To confirm receipt of your application call the Museum response line
on 020 7410 8458 between 11am to 2pm Monday to Friday
only. No telephone requests for details will be accepted.
Science Data Co-ordinator,
Library and Information Services,
The Natural History Museum,
London SW7 5BD
Tel. +44 (0)207 942 5213
Fax. +44 (0)207 942 5559
e-mail c.hussey at nhm.ac.uk
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