Research Leader - Sainsbury Orchid Fellow (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK) ~

24 de enero de 2019

Research Leader - Sainsbury Orchid Fellow (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK)

A fantastic permanent research position at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has just been advertised.

Research Leader - Sainsbury Orchid Fellow

You will work within the Integrated Monography team, specialising in
the systematics, taxonomy and evolution of the most economically and
ecologically important groups of plants, including the orchid family,
Orchidaceae – one of the most diverse, valuable and threatened plant
families on Earth.

Kew’s collections, which have been developed and refined by generations
of experts, are vital to this research.

Kew’s scientific vision is to document and understand global plant
and fungal diversity and its uses, bringing to authoritative expertise
to bear on the critical challenges facing humanity today.

Comparative Plant & Fungal Biology is one of Kew’s six scientific
research departments, with around 90 research staff, students and
associates, generating authoritative and wide-ranging insights into the
systematics, evolution and traits of major plant and fungal groups.

Hours of work: Full time

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £37,177 to £40,737 per annum, depending on skills and experience

Closing Date: 05/02/2019

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Kew is the world’s leading botanic gardens, at the forefront of plant
and fungal science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor
attraction. We want a world where plants and fungi are understood,
valued and conserved – because our lives depend on them.

We use the power of our science and the rich diversity of our gardens
and collections to provide knowledge, inspiration and understanding of
why plants and fungi matter to everyone.

The Integrated Monography team discovers and describes species on a
global scale, uncovering the evolutionary dynamics and relationships
of plants using taxonomy and -omics technologies. We aim to complete
the tree of life for our focal plant groups and unlock fundamental
biodiversity knowledge for the broadest audiences and applications, such
as conservation, land management, and plants as resources for the future.

You will need to be qualified to PhD level with significant postdoctoral
experience, with specialist knowledge in a field of science relevant
to pursuing monographic research on the Orchidaceae. You will have
sufficient skills and experience to plan and develop a world-class
research programme on the orchid family, contributing to the collections
at Kew (e.g. plant systematics, taxonomy, genomics, evolutionary biology,
biogeography, ecology).

This will include the ability to motivate, manage and mentor a small team
of researchers, which might include PhD and postdoctoral students. You
will also have a good track record in securing research funding, and
evidence of managing budgets. Your publication record should demonstrate a
broad and deep knowledge of the systematics and evolution of the orchids,
and a range of research skills.

The salary will be £37,177 to £40,737 per annum, depending on skills
and experience.

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of
Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service
training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters,
family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible
benefits scheme.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application
through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from
all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled
applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

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