Job title: Reflora Data Specialist
ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: External and Internal Candidates may apply
HOURS OF WORK: Full time (36 hours net)
JOB STATUS: Casual contract, until 31 December 2013
SALARY PER ANNUM: £22,056
DIRECTORATE: Herbarium, Library, Art & Archives
LOCATION: RBG Kew, Richmond
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (Kew) is the world-leader in plant diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a major visitor attraction that shows the importance of plants in all our lives. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life.
The Reflora project aims to make Kew’s collections of Brazilian herbarium specimens widely accessible through capture of digital images and data, whilst building support for advancing botanical resources and research activity involving the diverse Brazilian flora. We have an opportunity to join the Digital Collections Unit of the Kew Herbarium, to contribute to this and other projects/collections in support of Kew’s Mission and our Breathing Planet Programme.
This post is essential for ensuring that specimen data related to Kew’s Brazilian specimen collections, including any data captured remotely by partners in Brazil, is effectively and efficiently integrated into Kew’s central specimen data repository and therefore accessible for sharing through multiple access routes, both within and outside the organisation. The role will also involve quality checking of digitised images and specimen data, applying tools and techniques for data cleaning to ensure high quality botanical information.
The postholder will have a relevant degree or equivalent experience, can demonstrate experience of working with complex digital datasets and show evidence of the potential to develop skills for efficient and accurate manipulation and transfer of data. They will also be a very competent user of Microsoft Office and internet resources, be able to deal with extensive keyboard and computer screen work and be able to handle herbarium specimens. Good communications skills are required to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders.
For full details of the job purpose, accountabilities and essential education, skills and experience for this role, please view the job description and person specification document online.
Benefits include 30 days holiday per year, a choice of defined benefit or stakeholder pension, a flexible benefits scheme as well as a great working environment.
CLOSING DATE: Monday 21 January 2013, 12 noon
INTERVIEW DATE: Tuesday 29 January 2013
How To Apply
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2. Complete an Application Form (including the Equality and Diversity Form).
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