Senior Biodiversity Informatician to Kew Gardens, London
This is a role for a pro-active and enthusiastic developer. You will be tasked with contributing to the delivery of cutting edge, globally recognised science projects. You will have expertise in IT software development, a desire to build a career in biodiversity informatics and an enthusiasm for science.
Hours of work: Full time
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type: Permanent
Salary: £26,067 - £35,505 dependent on experience
Directorate Science Department Scientific Ref. (post number) 8265 Location Kew Gardens, Richmond
Closing Date 15/02/2015
Documents: Employee benefits- RBG Kew.pdf (PDF, 314.86kb https://careers.kew.org/vacancy/senior-biodiversity-informatician-208856.html); Job Description - Senior Biodiversity Informatician.doc (Word, 192.5kb https://careers.kew.org/vacancy/senior-biodiversity-informatician-208856.html)
More details: 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. Biodiversity Informatics needs software developers! This is an exciting time to join a newly established Biodiversity Informatics and Spatial Analysis Science Department at Kew. The Biodiversity Informatics team is undertaking an ambitious programme of work, including the development of the Plants of the World Online Portal (POWOP), and this role will play a crucial part in its delivery. Over time, you will develop an in-depth understanding of biodiversity informatics and botanical sciences, and help deliver projects of great impact to managers, users and stakeholders. You will have a degree, or equivalent, in IT/Computer Science, or equivalent work-based experience and hands on experience of IT software/applications development using Java and related technologies and PostgreSQL, MySQL or similar. Most importantly of all, you will also need to have the technical ability, aptitude and desire required to become a strong Biodiversity Informatician and learn complex science. Early career stage software developers with an interest in science and informatics are particularly encouraged to apply.