KEW ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS
Content Editor – Medicinal plants
Fixed Term (FTA)
Kew Gardens, Richmond
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.
It is an exciting time to join Kew and, in particular, the Plants & Fungal Names Curation team as we embark on period of innovation and transformation.
Kew’s Medicinal Plant Names Services (MPNS) employs Kew’s globally recognised taxonomic and nomenclatural references to support health professionals, regulators, practitioners, the trade and natural product scientists in finding and communicating reliably data concerning medicinal plants. We seek to expand the scope to include food supplements and plants that are poisonous or responsible for allergenic reactions.
The appointee will work alongside three other content editors in a small team and have specific responsibility for curating, importing, exporting and editing the scientific and common names for plants and herbal medicines covered by MPNS as well as deploying data to meet user needs.
The role requires an understanding of botanical nomenclature and best practice and an appreciation of how pharmacopoeia and medical regulations refer to plant products.
You will be expected to demonstrate previous experience in entering, curating and manipulating data within complex scientific databases and to have a good understanding of data quality and of tools and techniques for addressing this. It is critical that you are a good team player, can communicate effectively with colleagues and external partners.
You will be an enthusiastic candidate wishing to make a difference and able to champion Kew’s work to a global audience. Join us in delivering an ambitious and innovative initiative with a global reputation and impact
Salary will be £27,325 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.
For full details on this role please visit our website link https://careers.kew.org/vacancy/content-editor-medicinal-plants-374913.html from our website.
Closing date: 27 January 2019
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.