[Taxacom] NHM Dept. Botany Vacancies

Steve Cafferty S.Cafferty at nhm.ac.uk
Thu Apr 10 09:25:12 CDT 2008

The Botany Department at the Natural History Museum, London currently has the following vacancies


Flowering Plant Database and Digitisation Technician x 3


Fern & Algal Database and Digitisation Technician


£23,000 plus benefits

Closing Date: 24 April 2008

The Department of Botany is seeking 3 research assistants for an initial 1 year fixed term post (with possible extension to 18 months). You will be required to database and digitise all its Asian flowering plant type specimens as part of an internationally collaborative project. In addition, the Museum is also seeking a research assistant for an initial 1 year fixed term post (with possible extension to 18 months) to database and digitise all its Latin American fern & algal type specimens as part of the same project


You will have a degree or equivalent experience in biological sciences or a related discipline, and experience of working with biological collections and appropriate database and digitisation software. Other desirable qualities include specific experience of working with flowering plant or fern/algal collections as appropriate, in a taxonomic environment, a good knowledge of geography, and an understanding of plant nomenclature and typification.


To be successful you will have the ability to work in a focused manner with close attention to detail, be responsible and committed, and have a positive and enthusiastic attitude. 


You will receive a generous holiday entitlement of 27.5 days per year and the opportunity to subscribe to sports & social activities within the Civil Service. In addition you can also join a generous pension scheme.


Applicants are welcome to apply for the flowering plant positions, or the fern/algal position, or for both. For further information, including a full job description, and to apply online please visit The Natural History Museum website at www.nhm.ac.uk/jobs 


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