[TDWG] Position at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew: e-Taxonomy Co-ordinator

Dave Roberts dmr at NHM.AC.UK
Wed Jun 21 09:51:56 CEST 2006

Dear all,

apologies for cross-posting and duplication.  I am using this as a  
test posting because I have been getting messages refused.

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew invites applications for the following
position (closing date - 30 June 2006):

EDIT e-Taxonomy Co-ordinator
Fixed term contract to February 2011

Working with a team of plant diversity specialists, you will be  
involved in work package 6 of the EU-funded EDIT (European  
Distributed Institute of Taxonomy) consortium. Work package 6 (Title:  
Unifying Revisionary Taxonomy) aims to bring together fragmented  
taxonomic and biodiversity resources for delivery via a web portal  
and to encourage integration of international taxonomic effort.

Your main duties will include researching, assembling and delivering  
the digital content for a web portal, focusing on palms and other  
monocot plant families, liaising closely with the portal designer at  
the Natural History Museum, London. Content for the web portal will  
include nomenclature, taxonomic descriptions, images, identification  
guides, geographical, ecological and conservation data. You will also  
liaise with a wide range of  stakeholders and participate in  
discussions on data, portal requirements and taxonomic issues.

With a degree in Biology or related discipline, you will have  
experience of biodiversity data resources and training in a  
biodiversity-oriented discipline. You will ideally have a PhD in a  
Biological discipline, or equivalent work experience, and will be  
familiar with flowering plant systematics, information management and  
databases. You will have excellent communication and organisational  
skills and the ability to deal with challenging and complex issues.  
Self-motivation is also essential as the role demands autonomy and  
close attention to data quality.

Salary is £21,308 per annum (pay award pending) and benefits include  
a choice of final salary or stakeholder pension, generous annual  
leave and a stunning work environment.

Application packs are available from our website http://www.kew.org  
(click on the link at the bottom of the homepage). Alternatively,  
please contact the HR Department, RBG Kew, on 020 8332 5184/5150 (24  
hour answerphone). Please quote Ref EDIT1.
Closing date: 30 June 2006.

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