[Taxacom] Job: Botanist (Plant Identification and Records Officer)

Gunter Fischer gunter.fischer at sbg.ac.at
Sat Feb 26 19:03:27 CST 2011

Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden Corporation

Notice of Vacant Post: Botanist (Plant Identification and Records Officer)

Applications are invited for a permanent Botanist position at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden (KFBG) in Hong Kong.
The general remit of the post is to identify specimens collected at field surveys in South China and Indochina, assist in herbarium management and to manage the specimen database.
The successful candidate will conduct field work and participate in survey projects in Hong Kong, South China and Indochina, work on taxonomy and conservation status assessment of plant genera, handling and processing botanical information, conducting plant conservation research and providing capacity building. 

Applicants should have a PhD in plant taxonomy, plant biodiversity and/or plant conservation.  Strong communication skills (written and oral) and knowledge of the local flora are required. Additional knowledge in herbarium management software, phylogenetics, GIS and computer programming are a plus.

Interested parties should send a detailed CV, expected salary, and a short essay 
(describing relevant work experience and reasons for interest in the post) to: 

Dr. Gunter Fischer, 
Head of Flora Conservation Department,
Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden Corporation
Lam Kam Road, Tai Po, N.T., Hong Kong
Email: gfischer at kfbg.org

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