Job Vacancy

Rob Huxley r.huxley at NHM.AC.UK
Fri Jul 11 15:17:10 CDT 2003


We require a project manager to co-ordinate and develop a range of
collections-based projects, primarily focusing on the documentation of the
herbarium collections and making accessible the data contained within them.

The Department holds significant collections in all groups of plants
(excluding only non-lichenised fungi). The successful candidate will be
expected to manage and ensure implementation of curation projects in the
Department and to stand in place of the Head of Collections as required to
maintain continuity of management within the Curation Division. You will
provide an interface between collections management and active research
projects. On a broader front, you will provide corporate support for
collections related projects in the NHM as a whole including collections
standards, and seek funds for collections management projects.

You should possess minimally a degree and ideally a post-graduate
qualification (or equivalent experience) in collections management or
natural history and be familiar with databasing and digitally imaging
natural history specimens. Good interpersonal skills are essential.
Evidence of participation in relevant research and a list of publications
are desirable.

This post is for three years in the first instance with a starting salary
in the range of GBP30,000-32,000; this includes a substantial
non-contributary pension scheme.

The post will be available from August 2003.

Application is by CV and covering letter containing the names and addresses
of three referees.

Closing date for applications: August 15th 2003

For further details and application forms please contact: Jenny Young,
Department of Human Resources, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road,
London SW7 5BD. UK
Fax: +44 (0)207 942 5298 E-mail: jennifer.young at

Informal enquires regarding the post to Dr Rob Huxley (Head of Collections)
on +44(0)207 942 5118 E-mail R. Huxley at (after July 21st)

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