Research Position, NHM, London

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Thu Oct 16 11:21:41 CDT 2003

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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, 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

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