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Darwin Tree of Life Sample Co-ordinator

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Sectors Nature Conservation (Terrestrial Ecology)
Salary Additional Information Starting Salary £30,652, Band D
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 02/08/2020
Company Name Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) is looking for a Sample Co-ordinator as part of the Darwin Tree of Life project to join our Science team on a 21 month fixed term contract. Due to project delivery being time critical, the successful applicant must be available to start work immediately.

This role has a particular focus on sampling bryophytes and vascular plants. You will check identification of samples, make voucher specimens, maintain data records, sort and process samples as well as work with the RBGE lab team on DNA barcoding. You will also produce regular project progress reports.

Applicants should be qualified to PhD level or equivalent, have strong bryophyte identification skills, excellent knowledge of British flora and experience of biodiversity genetics/genomic analysis of plants. Project management, team working and sample/data management experience are essential as is being familiar with plant collecting and fieldwork.

Full details of the post, including a job description and person specification can be downloaded from this page.  The flexibility to work at short notice and out of normal office hours will be required.

Interested applicants should send a CV and covering letter which outlines your suitability for this post as well as a completed equal opportunities questionnaire to recruitment@rbge.org.uk by Sunday, 2 August 2020. Due to this role being time critical, interviews may be held at very short notice after the closing date.

If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been shortlisted.

No recruitment agencies please.

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