Systematic Botanist (Research Botanist), Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

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The Department of Botany seeks a systematic botanist for a full-time research position, initially as a four-year term appointment. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise that emphasizes innovative as well as conventional application of systematic techniques/theory, utilizing modern methods of comparative morphology and tools such as molecular phylogenetics. Candidates should also have expertise in additional fields, such as biogeography, biodiversity and conservation, floristics, informatics, or theoretical systematics. Candidates with a recognized research program on the systematics of lichens, ferns, marine algae, or a major angiosperm group such as Asteraceae, Fabaceae, Melastomataceae, and Rubiaceae, in which the US National Herbarium has strong holdings, may be given preference. The position will be filled at the GS-12 level with a starting salary of $74,872. U.S. citizenship is required. Applicants must have demonstrated ability to establish an externally funded research program, and to conduct fieldwork and/or collection building. See announcement number 13A-JW-297816-DEU-NMNH at www.sihr.si.edu or www.usajobs.gov for details about the application process for this position. To learn more about the Smithsonian’s Botany Department, see http://botany.si.edu/. Applications must be received online by November 15, 2012 and must reference the announcement number. Applicants will be notified by email when their applications are received.
The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer. [Posted 15 October 2012]

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