[Taxacom] Two new posts in Grass Taxonomy/Systematics at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
D.Simpson at kew.org
Mon Feb 1 12:32:53 CST 2010
A reminder about two new permanent posts in Grass Taxonomy/Systematics at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew for which we are currently accepting applications:
SENIOR RESEARCHER IN GRASSES
* manage, undertake and further develop a world-class programme of research in grass taxonomy and systematics, writing up the research in high quality publications;
* manage the curation of the Grasses collections in the Herbarium;
* maintain and develop collaborations within Kew and at national and international levels;
* seek external funding for projects and supervise postgrads and postdocs;
* undertake collaborative fieldwork to improve collections and obtain material for research;
* undertake teaching on Kew and external courses and participate in international confrences;
* line-manage staff.
* PhD in plant science;
* Expertise in plant taxonomy/systematics, especially in grasses or related groups;
* Knowledge of methods of taxonomic data analysis including cladistic and/or phenetic methods;
* Experience of using herbarium collections in research;
* Fieldwork experience;
* Experience of writing grant proposals.
* manage GrassBase (Kew's online world Grass Flora), including data entry and updates, integrity checks and development of the website;
* undertake floristic and monographic research on the taxonomy of grasses primarily using the herbarium collections, writing up the research in high quality publications;
* identify and name of dried and living material of grasses and related families;
* undertake collaborative fieldwork to improve collections and obtain herbarium and DNA material for research;
* undertake teaching on Kew courses and participate in international conferences;
* line-manage staff.
* MSc in plant science or minimum 2 years of equivalent experience;
* Experience of managing and working with biological databases;
* Experience in plant taxonomy/systematics.
Full details are available at http://www.kew.org/about-kew/jobs/index.htm
Closing date for applications is 12 FEBRUARY 2010.
If you wish to discuss informally please do not hesitate to contact me.
David A Simpson PhD FLS | Assistant Keeper, Systematics; Head of Commelinid Monocots; Editor-in-Chief, Kew Bulletin | Herbarium, Library, Art and Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB, UK | Tel: +44(0)20 8332 5260 | Fax: +44(0)20 8332 5278 | www.kew.org
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