[Taxacom] Position at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: e-Taxonomy Co-ordinator

William Baker W.Baker at rbgkew.org.uk
Wed Jun 14 04:20:02 CDT 2006

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew invites applications for the following 
position (closing date - 30 June 2006):

EDIT e-Taxonomy Co-ordinator
Fixed term contract to February 2011

Working with a team of plant diversity specialists, you will be involved 
in work package 6 of the EU-funded EDIT (European Distributed 
Institute of Taxonomy) consortium. Work package 6 (Title: Unifying 
Revisionary Taxonomy) aims to bring together fragmented taxonomic 
and biodiversity resources for delivery via a web portal and to encourage 
integration of international taxonomic effort. 

Your main duties will include researching, assembling and delivering the 
digital content for a web portal, focusing on palms and other monocot 
plant families, liaising closely with the portal designer at the Natural 
History Museum, London. Content for the web portal will include 
nomenclature, taxonomic descriptions, images, identification guides, 
geographical, ecological and conservation data. You will also liaise with 
a wide range of  stakeholders and participate in discussions on data, 
portal requirements and taxonomic issues. 

With a degree in Biology or related discipline, you will have experience 
of biodiversity data resources and training in a biodiversity-oriented 
discipline. You will ideally have a PhD in a Biological discipline, or 
equivalent work experience, and will be familiar with flowering plant 
systematics, information management and databases. You will have 
excellent communication and organisational skills and the ability to deal 
with challenging and complex issues. Self-motivation is also essential as 
the role demands autonomy and close attention to data quality. 

Salary is £21,308 per annum (pay award pending) and benefits include a 
choice of final salary or stakeholder pension, generous annual leave and 
a stunning work environment.

Application packs are available from our website { HYPERLINK "http://www.kew.org" }www.kew.org (click on 
the link at the bottom of the homepage). Alternatively, please contact the 
HR Department, RBG Kew, on 020 8332 5184/5150 (24 hour 
answerphone). Please quote Ref EDIT1. 
Closing date: 30 June 2006.

William J. Baker
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AE, UK
Tel: 020 8332 5224, Fax: 020 8332 5278

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