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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.
The work includes three key activities:
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:
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.
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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.
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As a curator you work at the Botanic Gardens of Utrecht University, one of the oldest academic Botanic Gardens in Europe, dating back to 1639. We house a collection of over 9,000 plant species intended for science, conservation and the public, for which we welcome more than 150,000 visitors annually. Within the Botanic Gardens there is ample space for education, research and experiments. This makes the Gardens an inspiring place for employees, students and visitors to stay and meet each other. We are in full development with a clear ambition towards research, education and our audience.
Heidelberglaan 8, 3584CS, Utrecht
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