ASSISTANT CURATOR position herbarium E

Stephan Helfer S.Helfer at RBGE.AC.UK
Wed Aug 17 16:10:20 CDT 2005


Band C Salary Circa 18,000 pound sterling per annum
(Plus Pension and Benefits)

This is a 3 year Fixed Term Appointment and starting salary is circa 18K
pounds sterling pa but may be slightly higher dependant upon experience
and qualifications

Applications are invited from dynamic individuals seeking a challenging
and interesting position within the herbarium of one of the world's top
five botanic gardens.  Your main responsibilities will be increasing the
levels of curation in the herbarium and processing of incoming
specimens. You will also be expected to contribute to the long-term
strategy for the herbarium, help write grant applications, participate
in MSc teaching and manage an area of the herbarium.

You should have excellent interpersonal skills and be proficient at
organising and prioritising people and specimens to competing demands as
part of a busy work schedule.  This post requires excellent ICT and
communication skills with an ability to translate views and opinions
into policy.  You will also have a thorough knowledge and understanding
of taxonomic publications and data as well as working practices within
an international herbarium.  You will ideally be qualified to degree
level or equivalent in a biological science or have three years
experience of curating specimens in an international herbarium.

For those candidates applying under promotion a promotability marking to
Band C will be sought from your Divisional area by the HR Department in
advance of the sift board.  Staff moving on a level basis will transfer
on their current salary.  Staff moving on promotion will receive a 10%
uplift or move to the pay band minimum, whichever is greater.

Further information including a full job description detailing
knowledge, skills and experience required for the post is available from
Sandra Gilmour, HR Department, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR or
telephone 0131 248 2835.  However, if you would like an informal
discussion about the post, please call David Harris, Herbarium Curator
on 00 44 (0)131 248 2862.

Applications by CV (to the above address) which should include the name
of three professional referees, current salary and availability to take
up the post to be received by (Monday 15 September).  Interviews will be
held on (Thursday, 6 October, 2005).

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