Job Ref: 8253
Based in Kew Gardens
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.
This is an entry level role tasked with supporting Senior and Lead Biodiversity Informaticians. You will develop expertise in IT software development in a scientific environment. 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.
This role is an excellent first step towards becoming an experienced professional IT software and applications developer. An enthusiasm for informatics and botanical sciences is a must for this role.
You will have a degree, or equivalent, in IT/Computer Science, or equivalent work-based experience. Some experience of IT software/applications development is also required, along with knowledge and some hands-on experience of 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. Recent graduates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Benefits include 30 days holiday per year, a choice of pensions, a flexible benefits scheme as well as a great working environment.
Application packs are available from our website https://careers.kew.org/internal/vacancy/biodiversity-informatician-208826.html
Alternatively, please contact the HR Department, RBG Kew, on 020 8332 3135. Please quote Ref 8253.
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.