[Taxacom] RBG Edinburgh Job opportunity

Beach, James H beach at ku.edu
Tue Mar 18 13:15:49 CDT 2008

Please respond to the address at the bottom of this announcement, if interested.


From: Mark Watson [mailto:M.Watson at rbge.ac.uk]

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Scientific Assistant to the Director of Science
Salary Range: £22,032 to £28,540 (Pay Band D)
Applications are invited from suitably qualified and skilled candidates for the post of Scientific Assistant to the Director of Science.

You will support the Director of Science by fulfilling the roles of research assistant and personal assistant.  In undertaking the role of research assistant you will carry out research which may involve project development, reviewing literature, laboratory work, assisting in data collections, preparing presentations and editing manuscripts.  You will also have the skills and interest to work on science policy and support project management.  In your role as PA, you will handle correspondence, arrange meetings and take minutes, collate reports, organise travel arrangements, support budget management, and edit the Science Division web pages.

You will have a postgraduate qualification in Biological Sciences relevant to RBGE science.  The ability to undertake research is essential, as is minute taking, typing and proof reading.  Knowledge of CBD and conservation issues in the UK and overseas is desirable.  Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Mary Gibby, telephone number 0131 248 2973, e-mail m.gibby at rbge.ac.uk

The post attracts generous holiday entitlement civil service pension benefits.

Application packs can either be obtained from Irene Morrice, HR Department, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, 20a Inverleith Row, Edinburgh, EH3 5LR (telephone number 0131 248 2814 or email i.morrice at rbge.org.uk) or by downloading the information on this page.  Applications by CV and covering letter, which must include your current salary, your availability to take up post and the names of two referees, should be received by Thursday, 3 April 2008.

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