Curator/Junior Lecturer (1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University
February 06, 2023
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Curator/Junior Lecturer (1.0 FTE)

Job description

We are looking for a colleague who has experience and affinity in working with scientific plant collections and its related policies. In this position, you will work as a Curator of the collections within the curator team as well as a (junior) Lecturer within the Quantitative Biodiversity Dynamics research unit. In addition to the core task of collection management, you are involved in conducting and developing academic education and/or conducting (independent) scientific research.

  • Collection managementThis includes activities related to curating the collection, including accessioning and deaccessioning plants, keeping track of their origins and uses, and the inventory, labelling and identification of plants in the garden. Plants are identified on the basis of scientific and taxonomic literature as well as potential (taxonomic) research. The collection is kept optimised for scientific research, academic education and public enjoyment and education, and compliant with international agreements.
  • Education Providing, maintaining and developing regular education in the field of plant systematics, diversity and identification in academic courses. In addition, it is possible to provide non-regular education in the form of student theses, project supervision and excursions.
  • ResearchProfiling your own research by producing scientific and popular science publications as well as participating in public outreach. You actively participate in national forums and international congresses of botanical gardens. In addition, you maintain contacts within various (inter)national networks.
  • Qualifications

    We are looking for a colleague with an analytical mind, an eye for detail and experience in research and/or education. You are capable of overseeing the entire range of tasks and determining priorities. You have an ambition to develop yourself in relation to the gardens which you can successfully convey to your colleagues and the general public. We would also like you to bring multiple of the following:

  • an academic work and thinking level;
  • demonstrable experience with applying (botanical) taxonomic and systematic knowledge in practice;
  • experience with relational databases, including importing and exporting data for both scientific and public purposes, preferably with specialized plant collection software (e.g., IrisBG);
  • experience or affinity with international policies related to plant collections, such as the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), and the International Plant Exchange Network (IPEN);
  • experience or affinity with (botanical) taxonomy and systematics research;
  • experience and affinity with academic education;
  • your own vision on profiling your research and/or education in connection to the gardens;
  • a scientifically oriented curriculum vitae, preferably including peer- reviewed publications;
  • an open and social attitude towards colleagues and volunteers.
  • Offer

  • a full-time position for one year, with the prospect of an extension;
  • a full-time gross salary ranging from €2960 to €5439 in scale 10 or 11;
  • 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities.
  • In addition to the employment conditions from the CAO for Dutch Universities, Utrecht University has a number of its own arrangements. These include agreements on professional development, leave arrangements and sports. We also give you the opportunity to expand your terms of employment through the Employment Conditions Selection Model. This is how we encourage you to grow.

    About the organization

    A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.

    Additional information

    If you have any questions that you'd like us to answer, please contact Dr E.T. Pos (Scientific Director) via [email protected] you have a question about the application procedure? Please send an e-mail to [email protected] you an international applicant? Our International Service Desk can answer your questions about living in the Netherlands as international staff and guests.For more information, please visit working at the Faculty of Science.

    Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We aim to embed good equality and diversity practices in all our activities so that we can provide an inclusive, welcoming and inspiring place to work and study regardless of age, disability, trans identity or history, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation.

  • your letter of motivation;
  • your curriculum vitae;
  • the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references;
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    The application deadline is 06/02/2023

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