[Taxacom] Job opportunity at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

David Simpson D.Simpson at kew.org
Mon Apr 19 09:01:06 CDT 2010

Post: Researcher, Bulbous Monocot Systematics and Conservation

Ref: 738
Hours of work: 36 hours (41 hours gross)
Job status: Permanent
Salary per annum: £26,067
Department and location: Systematics: Lilioids & Alismatids. Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Job Details
This is a unique opportunity to join Kew’s Lilioids & Alismatids Team in the Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives (HLAA) department, to support the delivery of outstanding science and curation. The team plays a world-leading role in research on Lilioids & Alismatids, as well as maintaining an extensive collection of specimens within Kew’s herbarium. You will primarily be responsible for using Kew’s extensive Lilioid Monocot collections and your existing expertise to develop a research programme on the diversity, conservation and sustainability of Bulbous Monocots.  

You will play a key role in enabling Kew to deliver the following objectives:
-Provision of bulbous monocot biodiversity information to stakeholders;
-Delivery of data relevant to conservation and active conservation programmes in bulbous monocots;
-Research leading towards sustainability in managed/wild bulbous monocot populations;
-Building links with both UK amateur and professional horticulture from a bulbous plant perspective

* Postgraduate qualification in plant diversity science or equivalent experience.
* Experience of undertaking plant diversity research including analysis of morphological and/or molecular marker data.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Evidence of (potential) publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals/books.
* Excellent interpersonal skills. Able to provide evidence of diplomacy and assertiveness when dealing with colleagues and organisations at national and international level.
* Very well organised and have clear sense of team, sectional and organisational priorities in planning work.
* Able to meet deadlines effectively.
* Able to apply knowledge to solve a wide of range problems especially in research and curation.
* Highly motivated individual who can work independently but is prepared to seek advice when necessary.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 23 April 2010 12 noon UK time (GMT+1)
INTERVIEW DATE: Wednesday 12 May 2010

Further information available at http://www.kew.org/about-kew/jobs/ref_ResearcherMonocots738.htm

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