[Taxacom] Job opportunity at Kew: Senior Researcher in Grases

David Simpson D.Simpson at kew.org
Fri May 21 08:25:01 CDT 2010

The following job opportunity has arisen at Kew. 

Ref: 218
Hours of work: 36 (41 hours gross)
Job status: Permenant
Salary per annum: £36,000 (potentially more for an outstanding candidate)
Department and location: Commelinids, Systematics – Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives

This is a great opportunity to deliver Kew’s mission by managing and leading grass research in the Commelinids Team within RBG Kew’s Herbarium, a globally significant resource for plant diversity research and conservation. You will develop, manage and lead a world-class research programme in grasses that contributes to Kew’s Breathing Planet Programme, working with Kew, national and international collaborators. You will also manage curation of the Commelinid collections in HLAA, manage staff and students within the Commelinds Team,  undertake collaborative fieldwork and seek external funding for projects. In-depth knowledge of grasses is not essential for this post; rather, we are seeking a highly motivated individual who can manage and lead a taxonomic research group and will develop interests in this vitally important plant family. 

In addition to a salary of £36,000 per annum and our stunning work environment, Kew offers a generous annual leave entitlement of 30 days per annum, a choice of defined benefit or stakeholder pension and a flexible benefits scheme.

PhD in plant science or equivalent experience.
Expertise in plant taxonomy/systematics.
Experience in the management/leadership of a research group 
Experience of using herbarium specimens in research.
Fieldwork experience.
Experience of herbarium specimen curation.
Experience of writing grant proposals.

CLOSING DATE: 7th June 2010

INTERVIEW DATE: W/C 21st June 2010

FURTHER INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY: Please go to http://www.kew.org/about-kew/jobs/ref_SeniorResearcherGrasses0128.htm
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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