Vacancy: Botanist at RHS Garden Wisley, UK

Janet Cubey janetcubey at RHS.ORG.UK
Thu Jan 12 18:50:51 CST 2006

The Royal Horticultural Society currently has a vacancy for a Botanist (Band 4, circa £21,000) based at Wisley, Surrey, UK.

The Botany Department is one of three scientific departments devoted to the study of horticulture.  The Department is a leading authority on the taxonomy of plants in cultivation and is based around an active horticultural herbarium of over 80,000 specimens.

We need a botanist to join our team to support the plant identification and botanical advice service as well as to assist in the development of the RHS database of cultivated plant names.  You will also contribute to a programme of research into the taxonomy and nomenclature of cultivated plants.

You should hold a BSc or equivalent in Botany or Horticulture, have a sound understanding of taxonomy and genetics relating to cultivated plants.  You will also need a good knowledge of the British garden flora and a practical understanding of gardening.

The closing date for applications is 26 January 2006.

For an application pack including a full job description, person specification and application form, please contact the HR recruitment line, +44 (0)20 7821 3093 or email recruitment at quoting reference 643. 

Dr Janet J Cubey
Principal Botanist
RHS Garden Wisley
Woking, Surrey
GU23 6QB
janetcubey at

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