Job title: Researcher & Curator (Dragonfly)

Deadline: Thursday, 14th October 2021 – 00:00.

Employer: African Natural History Research Trust, Leominster, UK.

Contract Duration: Permanent

Contract Type: Full Time (40 hours per week)

Salary: Commensurate with experience.


The African Natural History Research Trust (ANHRT) is a charitable research trust and museum focused on African entomological biodiversity. Our research is aimed at increasing the scientific knowledge of African insects with an emphasis on Lepidoptera.

We are looking for an experienced full-time Researcher & Curator (Dragonflies), who has established taxonomic skills and will be required to deliver the effective planning management, implementation and completion of research and expeditions as directed.  As many of the expeditions are in French speaking Africa an excellent working of knowledge of French is essential.

As the responsible party on overseas trips the candidate for this role will be required to ensure that all other personnel act in such a way as to promote the best interest of the charity and to behave in such a way as not to cause offence to local citizens.

Adherence to financial procedures as laid down by Finance and Business Administration Departments is essential. 

Due to the location of ANHRT you must have a full driving licence and your own car.


To apply for this job:
1) Please provide your current CV for the attention of Hitoshi Takano to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
2) By return you will receive an ANHRT application form which you are required to complete and return to accompany your CV as part of your application.  


Is the Past Key to the Present?

A Symposium at the Natural History Museum, London

How various disciplines apply multiple strategies to target and analyze biodiversity.

December 11th, 2018 / 10.00am - 17.00pm at Neil Chalmers Lecture Theatre

 refugia symposium







Organised by the Natural History Museum

and the African Natural History Research Trust

natural history museum logo

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new African Natural History Research Trust (ANHRT) website! On behalf of us all here at ANHRT, Welcome!

We encourage you to explore the site, visit our gallery and have a browse of our collections and expeditions pages to learn more about the work we do here at ANHRT.

It has been a busy and exciting year for us so far with a number of researchers visiting from Siberia, Hungary and Germany to come and carry out taxonomic research on our moth and butterfly (Lepidoptera) collections.

We have undertaken 6 expeditions to some very remote locations in Africa including parts of Liberia, Sao Tome, Mozambique, Cameroon, Ivory Coast and Togo and have enjoyed ongoing collaborations with locally based institutions which we have been working with.

We plan to continue adding more to our website so please do visit us again soon!

We are always looking to collaborate on taxonomic works so if you have a desire to know more we would love to hear from you.

Visit our contact page and get in touch!