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Research Leader, Library and Archives

The Natural History Museum

Location: London
Salary: Up to £45,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 10th October 2018
Closes: 7th November 2018
Job Ref: JM171

The Natural History Museum is one of the world's leading museums, internationally recognised for its dual role as a centre of excellence in scientific research and as a leader in the presentation of natural history through exhibitions, public programmes, publications and the web.

Library and Archives (LA) supports the mission and strategic objectives of the Museum by developing and facilitating access to the world's richest and most comprehensive resource for current and historical natural history literature. The collections represent the development of natural history science, exploration and collecting to the present day.

We are seeking a research leader with a strong research record, based on library and archival collections who will be able to develop, lead and deliver a programme of externally funded collection-based research on the Museum's Library and Archives collections, their relationship to the NHM specimen collections and those held in institutions within and outside the UK.

The Library and Archives has supported and participated in successful funded research and digitisation projects based on its collections through external partnerships. Our aim through this new appointment is to identify new opportunities to further expand the research potential of collections and develop a strategic programme to achieve externally funded research that will complement and increase our knowledge, understanding and interpretation of the collections, their relationship to the NHM specimen collections and similar collections held elsewhere in the UK and Globally.

Salary: Circa £45,000 per annum plus benefits

Contract: Permanent

Closing date: 9am on Wednesday 7 November 2018

For a full job description and to submit an application, please visit the Natural History Museum website. Candidates are encouraged to discuss the role with Jane Smith, Head of Library and Archives.

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