[Taxacom] New Vacancy Researcher in Insect Taxonomy

Gill Sandford g.sandford at nhm.ac.uk
Tue Feb 8 07:33:52 CST 2011

Good Morning 


Please see the details below for a new post within the Entomology department at the Natural History Museum at South Kensington.


Researcher in Insect Taxonomy 

Salary range: from £33,000 per annum plus benefits

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 31 March 2011

We wish to recruit a researcher in insect taxonomy of phytophagous insects of the suborder Sternorrhyncha (aphids, scale insects, whiteflies and psyllids) . The successful candidate will  develop and run a competitive research programme attracting external funding on the systematics of one or more groups of Hemiptera: Sternorryncha, with contributions to the development of a broader programme of research in agricultural entomology. 


Applicants with experience in the systematics of two or more  groups of Sternorrhyncha  will be particularly welcome, as will applicants interested also in exploiting e-technology to promote data exchange.  Publication of original and peer-reviewed research is an expectation as is active engagement with Collections Management in the development of the appropriate parts of the national collection of insects.


A PhD in systematics or a related area and experience of carrying out insect systematics of international significance are essential requirements.


The Natural History Museum is one of the world's leading museums, internationally recognised for its dual role as a centre of excellence in scientific research and as a leading exponent in the presentation of natural history to the general public through exhibitions, public programmes and the web.

For a full job description and to apply online please visit the Natural History Museum website at www.nhm.ac.uk/jobs 


Candidates should complete the online application form and also submit, by email, a CV and a covering letter to Dr Andrew Polaszek, Keeper of Entomology, at a.polaszek at nhm.ac.uk (copied to g.sandford at nhm.ac.uk). He may be contacted by email or phone (0207 942 5573) for further information about this role. 



Please use the link below to complete the online application form and view the full Role specification.






Gill Sandford


Human Resources

The Natural History Museum

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T: +44 (0)20 7942 5302

email: g.sandford at nhm.ac.uk


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