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Senior IT applications / biodiversity informatics / GIS developer positions-RBG Kew, London, UK

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Senior  IT applications / biodiversity informatics / GIS developer positions

job: The Science & Horticulture Applications Development Team, part of the IT Department at RBG Kew, is seeking talented IT / biodiversity informatics / GIS developers to carry out exciting and innovative multidisciplinary projects as well as supporting and managing business as usual service delivery.

To support the delivery of Kew's Breathing Planet Programme (BPP), we are seeking to recruit to three posts - Senior Developer x 2 and a Service Desk Team Leader. You will work with the science applications team, key scientists, horticulture staff and other contracted resources to ensure continuation of business as usual service provision to internal and external stakeholders. In addition, you will take on Science and Horticulture Systems project-related tasks as and when required.

Pro-active and quick thinking, you will possess a recognised qualification in Computer Science or Biodiversity Informatics, GIS or equivalent work-based knowledge.

The positions offer a truly unique opportunity to work in a world-leading scientific institution in the wonderful surroundings of Kew Gardens. Candidates must have a desire to work in a scientific institution and be willing to learn about botanical science.  The successful applicants will work in a friendly and supportive team environment.

For further information and an application pack please go to our website
Alternatively, please contact the HR Department on 020 8332 5184/5150 (24 hour answerphone). Please return your application ideally by email to or by post to: HR Department, 47 Kew Green, Kew, Surrey TW9 3AB. Please quote reference: 5020/25.

Closing date: 30 January 2012, 5pm.

Interview date: w/c 13 February 2012.

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