The Natural History Museum, University of Oslo, is recruiting a new director for its botanical garden section. The living collections include over 5500 plant taxa from across the world, and are used in teaching, outreach, research and nature management. In addition to showing plant biodiversity the gardens are also important for ex situ conservation, the national seed bank, research collections and the garden database.
The new director of the botanical garden is responsible for strategic planning, development and daily management of the section. The appointee should have a genuine interest in leading a diversity of functions with overall responsibility for daily running, human resources, economy and the scientific tasks. The position is placed directly under the museum director.
Up to 40% can be used for research related tasks. We are seeking to recruit a person with a research profile relevant to living plant collection, nature types, ex-situ conservation or experimental botany research. The applicant should motivate how the research will be adapted and integrated into the gardens professional profile. The director of the garden will collaborate with scientific employees in the Department of Science and Collections, especially those that are responsible for specific collections and features in the gardens. The appointee can supervise students at all levels and choose to join an existing research group.
To find out more about the required and desired qualifications, profile and application procedure, please see link below. Application deadline will be March 31st 2022.