JOB VACANCY

Rob Huxley r.huxley at NHM.AC.UK
Thu Oct 16 14:34:45 CDT 2003


Research Botanist, The Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project.
Department of  Botany, The Natural History Museum, London.

Starting salary £ 21,500 (UKP) per annum


The Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project seeks a Research Botanist to 
carry out research into Linnaean names, and to collaborate with specialists 
worldwide to establish suitable type choices. You will also answer queries 
relating to Linnaean names, and maintain and develop the Project’s 
databases and website. This post is a three-year, fixed-term, pensionable 
post funded by a grant from the Linnean Society of London.

You should possess minimally a degree and ideally a post-graduate 
qualification (or equivalent experience) in plant systematics with a good 
understanding of the provisions of the International Code of Botanical 
Nomenclature. A good working knowledge of databases running in Microsoft 
Access will also be essential, and familiarity with web-linked databases 
would be an advantage.

To apply, please send your CV, together with a covering letter outlining 
how you match the requirements for this post, and the names and addresses 
of three referees; two of which must be work referees, including your 
current/ most recent employer.  Please indicate if you would prefer 
referees not to be contacted prior to interview. Email 
AKNHM at hs-scientific.co.uk, or write to: The Natural History Museum, C/O 
Hudson Shribman Scientific Recruitment, Vernon House, Sicilian Ave, London, 
WC1A 2QS.  Closing date: 7 November 2003.
Informal enquiries regarding the post may be made to Dr Charlie Jarvis 
(Head, Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project) on +44 (0)207 942 5727or 
e-mail: c.jarvis at nhm.ac.uk.




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