We are seeking a highly motivated botanist to join the dynamic research programme of the Americas Team in Kew’s Identification and Naming Department. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a permanent position in herbarium taxonomy.
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.
We welcome applications from researchers who would like to develop a programme of taxonomic and systematic research on a group of woody plants, that are in need of taxonomic revision and of importance to Neotropical forest biology.
Field experience and general identification skills, together with a working knowledge of Spanish or Brazilian Portuguese would also be desirable.
The salary will be £32,000 - £34,933 per annum, depending on skills and experience.
Our fantastic benefits package includes opportunities for continuous learning, a generous annual leave entitlement, flexible working to help you maintain a healthy work-life balance, an Employee Assistance Programme and other wellbeing support such as cycle to work scheme and discounted gym membership. We also offer a competitive pension, an employee discount scheme and free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries, as well access to our own beautiful gardens at Kew and Wakehurst.
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.
No agencies please.