[Taxacom] Vacant post - Researcher Agricultural Entomologist, Natural History Museum

Gill Sandford g.sandford at nhm.ac.uk
Wed Jul 20 05:29:27 CDT 2011

Researcher - Agricultural Entomologist

Salary: from £38,812 - 58,338  per annum plus benefits


Contract: Permanent 

Closing date: 29 July 2011

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 leader in the presentation of natural history through exhibitions, public programmes, publications and the web.   


We are seeking to recruit an experienced Researcher to develop a competitive research programme in the area of agricultural entomology, including forestry and horticulture. You will be responsible for developing a multidisciplinary research strategy, combining traditional and modern methods in taxonomy, to address current problems in terrestrial agroecosystems. 

Publication of original and peer-reviewed research and active engagement with Collections Management in the development and of the national collection of insects is also a key part of this role.

The successful candidate will have experience of carrying out agricultural research on one or more groups of pests and/or beneficial insects and a successful track record of raising external funds for research.


Applications are particularly invited from candidates with experience on the systematics of one or more groups of insects of agricultural importance and those interested in exploiting e-technology to promote data exchange.


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



Gill Sandford


Human Resources

The Natural History Museum

Cromwell Road




T: +44 (0)20 7942 5302

email: g.sandford at nhm.ac.uk


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