Research Leaders @NHM_london

The Natural History Museum (NHM) is seeking to recruit a number of ‘Research Leaders’ into its staff to strengthen its capacity in Earth and Life Sciences.

The NHM is one of the world’s great natural history museums, combining excellence in scientific discovery; scientific collections and infrastructure; and science communication. Its scientific mission is to use its expertise and collections to tackle questions of broad significance to science and society.

The successful applicants will be recognised leaders in their fields of research, having strong records of publication in leading international journals and proven records of winning external funding to support their research programme or, in the case of early career applicants, the potential to achieve such a research profile in the near future. They will also have an interest in communicating science to a broad audience and in taking full advantage of the opportunities offered by the NHM.

We are prepared to be flexible with respect to appointment level, starting salary and starting date, depending on track-record, experience and circumstances.

For a full role specification and to apply online, please visit the Natural History Museum website at (REF: NHM/RSL/GS)

Closing date: 15 February, 2013

Informal enquiries may be made to Professors Andy Fleet (Head of Department of Earth Sciences,, Phil Rainbow (Head of Department of Life Sciences, or Ian Owens (Director of Science,