[Taxacom] NHM Vacancies

Steve Cafferty S.Cafferty at nhm.ac.uk
Wed Aug 27 10:04:53 CDT 2008


Please see below for 3 positions currently being advertised by the
Natural History Museum, London

 

Informal enquiries can be made to Steve Cafferty s.cafferty at nhm.ac.uk or
formal application via the Museum website, www.nhm.ac.uk/jobs

 

Research Assistant - Latin American Plant Collectors

We are seeking a research assistant for an initial 6 month fixed term
post (with likely extension to 1 year subject to further funding) to
undertake research on plant collections of Latin America, and to write
short biographic accounts for them, as part of an internationally
collaborative project.

You will have a degree or equivalent experience, and experience of
undertaking literature and web based research, and professional writing.
Other desirable qualities include specific experience of working with
botanical collection in a taxonomic environment, a good knowledge of
geography, and a basic knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese

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 be based in the Department of Botany and will receive a
generous holiday entitlement of 27.5 days and the opportunity to
subscribe to sports and social activities within the Civil Service, and
can in addition join a generous pension scheme.

Digitising/databasing technicians

The Museum is seeking two research assistants for an initial 6 months
fixed term post (with likely extension to 18 months subject to further
funding) to database and digitise its;
a) Latin America flowering plant type specimens as part of an
internationally collaborative project
b) Bryophyte type collections (Latin America & Asia) as part of an
internationally collaborative 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/bryological collections in a taxonomic environment, a
good knowledge of geography, and an understanding of plant nomenclature
and typification.

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 be based in the Department of Botany and will receive a
generous holiday entitlement of 27.5 days and the opportunity to
subscribe to sports & social activities within the Civil Service, and
can in addition join a generous pension scheme.


Application Information


For 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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