Plant taxonmy job advert: Begonia Systematist at RBG Edinburgh

Mark at Mark at
Mon Aug 23 12:09:54 CDT 2004

The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


Begonia Systematist (Band D)


Salary Range: £20,587 to £26,763 [20587 to 26763 GB pounds]


Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced candidates for the post of Begonia systematist at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE).  This is a two year fixed term appointment funded by the M.L. MacIntyre Begonia Trust and Edinburgh Botanic Garden (Sibbald) Trust. The principal duty will be to carry out taxonomic research to develop a checklist of Asian Begonia. You will also develop a website to disseminate the checklist and other research on Begonia, and contribute to the curation of Begonia collections at RBGE. 


A PhD in plant systematics or equivalent experience is necessary. Candidates should have the ability to write taxonomic accounts unsupervised and possess a sound knowledge of botanical nomenclature. Good communication skills are needed to liaise with a diversity of international collaborators. Experience of studying the southeast Asian flora would be an advantage.  IT literacy, including knowledge of botanical databases and website design would be desirable. 


Further information is available from Sandra Williamson, Personnel Department, (+ 44 (0)131 248 2803 or email s.williamson at to whom applications should be sent. These should include a covering letter explaining your interest in the post, and a CV, including names and addresses of 2 professional referees.


The closing date for receipt of applications is 14 September 2004.




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