[Taxacom] Two new posts in Grass Taxonomy/Systematics at RBG Kew

David Simpson D.Simpson at kew.org
Mon Jan 18 11:39:46 CST 2010


Two new permanent posts in Grass Taxonomy/Systematics at Kew are currently available:

SENIOR RESEARCHER IN GRASSES 
Main duties: 
* 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.

GRASS TAXONOMIST
Main duties:
* 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.

Full details are available at http://www.kew.org/about-kew/jobs/index.htm

Closing date for applications is 12 February 2010. 

Best wishes 
Dave Simpson
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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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