Research Scientist - Desert Botanical Garden

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Research position at one of the world's major botanical gardens
specializing in desert plants to begin Oct. 1, 2014. Areas of
specialization may include any aspect of the biology of New World
succulent plants, including taxonomy and systematics, evolutionary
biology, ecology, or physiology. Individuals using novel approaches
involving molecular genetics techniques are encouraged to apply. The
successful applicant will be expected to develop an internationally
recognized research program focused on members of the cactus and/or agave
families. Responsibilities include conducting original research, seeking
extramural funding, and cooperating with other departments in the
development of exhibits and educational programs. Ph.D. in plant biology,
ecology, or related field required. The Desert Botanical Garden was
established in 1939 with a mission focused on research, education,
conservation, and exhibition of desert plants of the world, with special
emphasis on the American Southwest. The Garden's scientifically
documented, living collections of Cactaceae and Agavaceae are designated
as National Collections by the North American Plant Collections
Consortium of the American Public Gardens Association. The successful
applicant will join a strong multidisciplinary team in the Department of
Research, Conservation, and Collections and will be eligible to obtain
adjunct faculty status in the School of Life Sciences, Arizona State
University. In addition to living and herbarium collections, facilities
include a newly constructed 1200 sq. ft. molecular genetics laboratory,
library, and greenhouses. Send letter of application, C.V., a concise,
1-page description of research approaches and goals, and names and
contact information of three references to Ms. Mary Catellier, Director
of Human Resources, Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.,
Phoenix, AZ 85008; e-mail:  Review of applications will
begin January 6, 2014.

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