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North Carolina State University, Teaching Assistant Professor, Ethnobotany
The Department of Plant Biology at North Carolina State University seeks candidates for a non-tenure track Teaching Assistant Professor position in Ethnobotany. This is a 9-month, non-tenure-track position with responsibilities for teaching on-campus and distance education courses. Position responsibilities include teaching two current on-campus undergraduate Ethnobotany courses, developing distance education sections of these courses, and developing additional distance and on-campus courses including a course in economic botany. Opportunities exist for additional responsibilities and compensation for teaching during summer sessions. Opportunities exist to mentor undergraduate and non-thesis Masters students in independent research projects, to conduct research in collaboration with other faculty, and to serve as a member of graduate advisory committees. Initial appointment is for one academic year, with reappointment for multi-year terms. Information on the Department of Plant Biology may be found at http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/plantbiology/.
Teaching Assistant Professors are non-tenure track positions, which are eligible for promotion to Teaching Associate Professor and Teaching Professor ranks. Salary is competitive with tenure-track positions. Information on Teaching Faculty at NC State University may be found at http://www.ncsu.edu/policies/employment/faculty/REG05.20.34.php.
Candidates must have a PhD degree in plant biology or other appropriate discipline with expertise and teaching experience in Ethnobotany. Candidates must have a proven record of teaching excellence at the college level, strong organizational and communication skills, and a commitment to undergraduate education.
To apply, please go to http://jobs.ncsu.edu and search for position number 00103240. You can also go directly to the posting via, http://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/21201. Applicants should attach to their online application: a CV, cover letter, and a statement of teaching interests. In addition, applicants should arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to: Margaret E. Daub, Department of Plant Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 27695-7612 (email: email@example.com). Review of applications will begin April 15, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled.
North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. In addition, NC State welcomes applications from all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should contact Carol Apperson, Department of Plant Biology, firstname.lastname@example.org, (919) 513-3809. [Posted 20 March 2013]
Botany Collections Manager job, US National Herbarium, Smithsonian InstitutionJob Title: Supervisory Museum Specialist (Natural Science)
Agency: Smithsonian Institution
Job Announcement Number: 13R-JW-297817-DEU-NMNH
SALARY RANGE: $62,467.00 to $81,204.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 to Wednesday, March 27, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1016-11
POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time, Permanent - Federal
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 12
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Washington, DC, USA
WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals
JOB SUMMARY: This position is located in the Department of Botany, National Museum of Natural History (NMNH), Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. The purpose of this position is to serve as collections manager of the United States National Herbarium within the Department of Botany, with supervisory authority and responsibility for the Core Collections Management (CCM) Unit, and would serve under the supervision of the Chair of the Department of Botany. The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."
- Serves as the primary contact to all users of the Department's collections by implementing standards, accepted technical procedures for the care, preparation, preservation, cataloging, storage and use of herbarium collections.
- Supervises the work of full-time employees who comprise the Core Collections Management (CCM) Unit in their roles of acquiring, managing and providing access to the collections and collections-based research results produced by Botany staff.
- Directs projects within the Department designed to improve the physical state of the collections, access to the collections, and information regarding the collections.
- Represents the Department of Botany and sometimes the entire museum in programs involving other botanical organizations, both nationally and internationally, in developing standards for data collection and exchange.
For more information see:
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/338614400 [Posted 4 March 2013]
The Wisconsin State Herbarium (WIS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking applicants for a permanent, full-time Academic Curator position. The successful candidate is expected to devote ca. 50% of his/her time to activities related to specimen curation and outreach, 30% to research, and 20% to advancing the use of information technology within the herbarium. With a collection approaching 1.2 million specimens, WIS is one of the ten largest and most active herbaria in North America. Plans are currently underway to double the herbarium's footprint within the UW Department of Botany, and the new Curator will play an important role in shaping the future of this internationally respected institution. Further information is given in the formal position vacancy listing at http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_075620.html (note the April 1 - not March 1 - deadline for final receipt of materials). [Posted 27 February 2013]
Division Director, Division of Environmental Biology (DEB), Directorate for Biological Sciences, National Science Foundation
Job Announcement Number:DEB-2013-0003
SALARY RANGE: $155,550.00 to $174,460.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, February 08, 2013 to Friday, March 22, 2013
SERIES & GRADE: ES-0401-00
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from US Citizens. Due to a recent change in Federal Appropriations Law, only Non-Citizens who are permanent US residents and actively seeking citizenship can be considered for Federal appointments. Therefore, you are required to provide documentation that confirms you are actively seeking citizenship at the time you submit your application. Non-citizens who do not provide documentation will only be considered for the IPA program.
Become a part of our mission to maintain and strengthen the vitality of the US science and engineering enterprise. For over 60 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has remained the premier Federal agency supporting basic research at the frontiers of discovery across all fields, as well as science and engineering education at all levels.
The Senior Executive Service (SES) covers managerial positions above GS-15 in the Federal Service. Persons appointed to the SES are eligible for health benefits, life insurance, social security, Federal retirement and thrift savings plan coverage, and participate in the Federal leave system. Career appointees are eligible for bonuses based on performance in addition to base pay. Competitive status is not required, veterans preference does not apply and there are no grade restrictions. New appointees to the SES are required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Final selection of career appointees requires the approval of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM approval will be based on the selectee's background in the following five executive core qualification areas: (1) Leading Change, (2) Leading People, (3) Results Driven Leadership, (4) Business Acumen, and (5) Building Coalitions. These areas are incorporated in the five executive/managerial requirements for the position. Information about the leadership requirements for SES-level positions is available on the OPM website.
This position may also be filled on a one-to-three year Senior Executive Service (SES) Limited Term Appointment or on an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) assignment basis. Under the provisions of the IPA, assignees remain on the payroll of his/her home institution and the institution continues to administer pay and benefits. The National Science Foundation (NSF) will reimburse the home institution for NSF's negotiated share of the costs.
Serves as Director of the Division of Environmental Biology (DEB) and as a member of the leadership team of the Directorate for Biological Sciences. DEB contributes to NSF's mission by supporting fundamental research on populations, species, communities, and ecosystems. The Division Director has managerial and oversight responsibilities for the effective use of division staff and resources in meeting organizational goals and objectives. This includes directing the activities of the Division of Environmental Biology, assessing needs and trends, developing breakthrough opportunities, implementing overall strategic planning, and policy setting. Supervises and provides leadership and guidance to senior executive level DEB staff, program officers, administrative and support personnel. Determines funding requirements, prepares and justifies budget estimates, balances program needs, allocates resources, and oversees the evaluation of proposals and recommendations for awards and declinations. Represents NSF to relevant external groups and fosters partnerships with other Divisions, Directorates, Federal agencies, scientific organizations and the academic community.
For the full advertisement, please go to: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/337479700?org=NSF [Posted 19 February 2013]
NSF Program Director
The Systematics and Biodiversity Science Cluster in the Division of Environmental Biology at NSF has an opening for one permanent Program Director position and the cluster will have need for several "rotators" over the next few years, including a need for a rotator beginning this summer or fall, although the timing is flexible. Rotators typically stay for one or two years, sometimes even three.
Please see the links below for job descriptions:
General link to call for applications for rotator position: http://www.nsf.gov/bio/outreach/bio_opportunities.jsp
Link to job advertisement for permanent ProgramDirectors in DEB: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/336904300?org=BIO
If you are at all interested and have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact any of the Program Directors in the SBS cluster:
Robb T. Brumfield
(703) 292-7214 [Posted 15 February 2013]
Curator of Biodiversity Data, OPEN POSITION
The University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/, is seeking a Curator of Biodiversity Data. We have an increasing number of IT-based projects in floristics, systematics, and ecology, and are looking for an innovative and creative IT-literate scientist. We need someone with both a solid biology background as well as experience in developing and managing bioinformatics programs in a research setting. We are excited to add someone to our team of faculty, staff, and students pursuing excellence in online, collections-based research, teaching, and service to the public.
Applicants can find the position by following the link below and searching on the Key word Jepson.
Application Review Date
The position will close on February 28, 2013
Under the general supervision of the Director, with autonomy in daily decision-making and prioritization, the Curator of Biodiversity Data (Sr. Museum Scientist) has primary responsibility for all aspects of collections data management, and supports all biodiversity informatics efforts in the herbaria.
Data Collections Management:
Troubleshoot, assist collections management staff with use of the CollectionSpace (C-Space) software, and give feedback to developers of the software.
Configure/clean outside data for local use/import into C-Space (e.g., spreadsheets/files of specimen data from collectors).
Enter batch annotations for curators.
Enter batch coordinates from georeferencing.
Enter modifications resulting from comments submitted to the Consortium of California Herbaria (CCH): analyze comments, find specimens as necessary.
Extract data from C-Space for CCH.
Curate UC/JEPS specimen data (investigate and correct discrepancies, anomalies, etc. as they become evident). Answer questions about specimens to which data pertains.
Assist with the preparation of digitization grants.
Web Support and Development:
Serve as herbarium webmaster, update web pages (e.g., news, workshops, people pages, posting/correction of pages made by students/postdocs) and related project web pages (e.g., Bryolab, Moorea).
Manage web displays (e.g., types pages, image lists), including the C-Space public display as it develops.
Oversee herbarium hardware and software needs and assist staff with problems and required upgrades. Serve as the campus security contact.
Support for biodiversity informatics (e.g., Jepson Flora Project and the Consortium of California Herbaria)
Maintain, update, and troubleshoot for all current (e.g., Jepson Interchange, Jepson eFlora) and future informatics projects (e.g., moss flora of California, seaweed flora of California).
Incorporate new data and resources as available (web based keys, verified photographs, abbreviated taxon descriptions).
Respond to internal and external data requests (one-time requests; construction, maintenance of feeds for collaborators).
Respond to user questions resulting from data display.
Maintain the CCH:
Continue to upload new specimen records.
Notify CCH curators of comments, new coordinate data.
Supervise georeferencing staff.
Work with IT research position, Director, and partner institutions to further enhance the CCH.
Bachelor’s degree in a biological discipline with a taxonomic specialization (i.e., experience with monographs and nomenclature) and familiarity with natural history collections
Familiarity with the MacOS, and particularly with the BSD-UNIX related shell functions
Familiarity with SQL
Experience in constructing and maintaining dynamic web sites.
Advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
Salary & Benefits
Annual salary of approximately $63,660 (depending on amount of experience), with a full benefits package.
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit: http://atyourservice.ucop.edu/forms_pubs/misc/benefits_of_belonging.pdf
How to Apply
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
Criminal Background Check
This position has been designated as sensitive and may require a Criminal Background Check. We reserve the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. [Posted 5 February 2013]
The Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama seeks an Arboretum Director. This position is Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible), reporting to the Department Chair. The Arboretum Director provides leadership and vision for the Arboretum's physical, educational, research service and visitor service operations. The Director oversees the day-to-day maintenance of the Arboretum and supervision of personnel. The Director is expected to provide leadership in developing, budgeting, and administering operational and fundraising activities including actively pursuing grant opportunities, and communicating with administrators, staff, faculty, and students.
Required Minimum Qualifications: A Master's degree in a related field and at least one (1) year of relevant experience, preferably supervisory experience, and a demonstrated record of accomplishments with evidence for scholarly and/or research.
Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree in horticulture, landscape architecture, or plant biology. Ph.D. in a relevant field preferred, and a record of leadership, programmatic vision, and managing staff.
Requisition Number 007306 Pay Grade/Pay Range: - Minimum - $ 34944.00 Midpoint - $ 49961.64
Job Category Administrative / Professional
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation.
Job Close Date: 02-01-2013
Apply at: https://staffjobs.ua.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/position/JobDetails_css.jsp?postingId=484753 [Posted 17 January 2013]
Plant Taxonomy/ Botany Faculty Position, Biology Department, College of Arts and Sciences, Pittsburg State University
The Department of Biology at Pittsburg State University is accepting applications for a full-time, tenure track, 9 academic month position in Plant Taxonomy/ Botany.
Position Duties and Responsibilities: Teaching Assignments: Plant Taxonomy with a field emphasis for biology majors; lower division biology core courses with labs; upper division and graduate courses within specialty. The position includes responsibility for the Sperry Memorial Herbarium. Student advising and a research program involving undergraduate and masters level students are expected.
Minimum Qualifications: Possession of an earned Ph.D. in Biology or a biological science with an emphasis in plant biology by starting date of appointment.
Preferred Qualifications: A commitment to undergraduate education and advisement are essential. Emphasis on teaching that actively involves students in the field and classroom. Herbarium curating experience, teaching and/or postdoctoral research experience in plant taxonomy are desirable.
Position Start Date: August 12 2013, contingent on funding.
Salary: Assistant Professor. Salary from a base of $52,000.
The Following Background Checks Are Required: Employment will require a criminal background check.
Department Description: The 16 faculty and facilities of the Biology Department meet instructional needs for students: (1) on a variety of career tracks within biology, (2) by providing support for other disciplines, and (3) as a component of the general education curriculum. We have over 500 undergraduate majors and about 20 graduate (masters) students. For more information see the Biology department web page at: http://www.pittstate.edu/department/biology/
Additional Information: Pittsburg State University is an accredited, comprehensive, state-supported institution in southeastern Kansas, that enrolls approximately 7,200 students annually. The institution has colleges in the Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, and Technology. For more information see: http://www.pittstate.edu. Pittsburg has a population of approximately 20,000 residents is located in southeast Kansas, about thirty miles from Joplin, Missouri, which has a metropolitan area population of about 60,000 residents. Kansas City is located 120 miles north; Tulsa, Oklahoma is 125 miles southwest; Wichita is 160 miles west; and Springfield, Missouri is 95 miles east. Air Travel is through Joplin Regional Airport, NW Arkansas Regional Airport, or Springfield Airport. For more information see: http://www.pittks.org/
Application Process: Submit a formal application letter, curriculum vitae (including reference contact information), separate statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, unofficial copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, reprints of recent publications, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three letters of reference electronically (preferably followed by mailed copies) to: Dr. David M. Gordon, Chair of Biology Search Committee, Department of Biology, Pittsburg State University, 1701 South Broadway, Pittsburg KS 66762 7752. [phone: 620-235-4735, e-mail: email@example.com]
Application Deadline: Review of applications begins 15 January 2013 and continues until the position is filled. [Posted 3 December 2012]
Faculty Position in Plant Systematics, Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, Department of Biology, University of Florida
The Department of Biology, University of Florida, invites applications for a nine month tenure-track faculty position in Plant Systematics at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, effective fall semester, 2013. The Department offers a collegial environment and enjoys strong ties with the Florida Museum of Natural History, UF Genetics Institute, UF Emerging Pathogens Institute and multiple University centers in biomedical, veterinary, environmental and agricultural sciences. For more information on the department go to http://www.biology.ufl.edu. We will consider outstanding candidates from all areas of plant systematics, with an emphasis on researchers interested in diversity and natural history; we especially encourage applications from those working in areas that complement existing strengths in molecular systematics and phylogenetic analysis. Instruction at both undergraduate and graduate levels is expected, e.g., courses in plant taxonomy, local flora, and involvement in introductory biology. Successful applicants must have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience. We are seeking candidates whose research is interdisciplinary and who can collaborate with faculty in the department and elsewhere on campus. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a vigorous, externally funded research program and share a strong commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students.
Interested applicants must apply online at: https://jobs.ufl.edu (requisition # 0901934). For full consideration, the application should include curriculum vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy (of no more than 3 pages each), a maximum of three reprints in PDF format and three letters of reference (required for all applicants). For more information, please go to our website: http://www.biology.ufl.edu/jobs/plsyst.aspx. Review of applications will begin on January 3, 2013.
All candidates for employment are subject to a pre-employment screening which includes a review of criminal records, reference checks, and verification of education.
As part of the application process, applicants are invited to complete an online confidential and voluntary self-disclosure card. This information is stored within GatorJobs and is accessible by job number to Faculty Development (when needed to fulfill reporting obligations). The self-disclosure form can be found at: http://www.hr.ufl.edu/job/datacard.htm.
Our department is committed to diversity as a component of excellence. Women, minorities and members of other underserved groups are encouraged to apply. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. [Posted 13 November 2012]
Position Vacancy in Plant Systematics and Herbarium Director
The Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (UPRM, www.uprm.edu/biology) invites applicants for a Tenure-track Position as Assistant Professor in Plant Systematics and Herbarium Director to begin June 15, 2013 or until position is filled. A Ph.D. degree is required, postdoctoral experience desired. Candidates must demonstrate teaching skills for undergraduate courses in General Botany, Plant Taxonomy and the ability to design and develop courses in the area of specialty. The successful candidate is expected to submit proposals for the establishment of an active research program (short, medium and long term). The candidate will also have his/her teaching duties and direct the MAPR Herbarium. The latter involves to: develop a research program in the Caribbean flora, organize and coordinate the exchange program, curate specimens, represent the herbarium in regional meetings, acquire resources to maintain and improve facilities, supervise the herbarium personnel, and supervise maintenance of the MAPR web page. Research collaboration with other faculty as well as both undergraduate and graduate students is desirable. The appointment will consist of 25% herbarium direction and 75% of teaching and research. External funds, when obtained, will allow eligibility for release time and/or additional compensation during the academic year and/or summer. UPRM is a Land-Grant, Sea-Grant, and Space-Grant institution; interaction with faculty and researchers in these fields is encouraged. Puerto Rico represents a suitable setting to develop research in tropical systems, and the University of Puerto Rico stimulates collaboration with active faculty and students in a wide range of the Biological Sciences and Biotechnology. Benefits include health insurance, retirement plan and tuition waivers in the UPR system for immediate family members according to the Certification 50 2011-2012 of the University of Puerto Rico. Knowledge of English and Spanish, or a willingness to learn is required. Please send Curriculum Vitae, statements of research interests and teaching philosophy, and contact information for three references (by e-mail with hardcopy to follow) by January 15, 2013 to Dr. Nanette Diffoot (firstname.lastname@example.org), Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez Campus, Call Box 9000, Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681-9000. The University of Puerto Rico is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Authorized by the State Electoral Commission, case # CEE-C-12-008 [Posted 23 October 2012]
Plant Evolutionary Biologist, Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track, Department of Biology, Colorado State University
POSITION: The Department of Biology at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado) is recruiting a Plant Evolutionary Biologist at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek a creative and broadly trained plant biologist who addresses fundamental and integrative questions in evolutionary biology. Examples of research interests include adaptation, bioinformatics, conservation biology, evolution of morphology and life histories, evolutionary ecology, genomics, hybridization, invasive species, mating systems, molecular evolution, population genetics, and speciation. This tenure-track position involves undergraduate and graduate teaching (approximately 45 percent), research involving undergraduates and graduate students (approximately 45 percent), and service/outreach (approximately 10 percent). Colorado State University (CSU) provides a highly collaborative and supportive environment with opportunities to interact with faculty in other colleges on campus including those studying evolution (http://www.evolution.colostate.edu/) and to participate in the Program in Molecular Plant Biology (http://plant.biology.colostate.edu/), the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology (www.colostate.edu/Depts/GDPE/), and the Graduate Degree Program in Cell and Molecular Biology (http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CMB/). CSU is also home of the CSU Herbarium (http://herbarium.biology.colostate.edu/), Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory (http://www.nrel.colostate.edu/), and Plant Growth Facilities (http://plantgrowthfacilities.colostate.edu/). Associated with the university are the Central Plains Experimental Range (http://sgslter.colostate.edu/ars/default.asp) and the National Center for Genetic Resources Preservation (http://www.ars.usda.gov/Main/site_main.htm?modecode=54-02-05-00). For more information about CSU in general and the Department of Biology in particular, please visit the departmental website: http://www.biology.colostate.edu/.
This new position complements a cluster hiring in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology launched in the College of Natural Sciences. As part of this effort, the Department of Biology, the Department of Computer Sciences, and the Department of Statistics are conducting independent faculty searches. Information about those positions can be found at: http://www.biology.colostate.edu/employment/, http://www.cs.colostate.edu/cstop/csdepartment/csemployment.php, and http://www.stat.colostate.edu/statdepartment/statemployment.html.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will be expected to develop an extramurally funded and innovative research program that complements (rather than replicates) existing strengths of the department in evolutionary ecology, genomics, and systematics. This position involves both undergraduate and graduate teaching in the successful candidates area of expertise and the departments core curriculum.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Biology or an allied field by the time of their application and a research program in plant evolutionary biology with publications in peer-reviewed journals. Postdoctoral experience and evidence of successful grant writing are preferred.
EMPLOYMENT CONDITIONS: This is a nine-month, full-time position. Salary and start-up funds will be commensurate with education and experience at the rank of Assistant Professor.
DATES AND RECORDS: The plant-evolutionary-biologist position will be available as early as August 15, 2013. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by December 3, 2012.
To apply: combine into one pdf file these four documents: a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae (CV), and separate statements of research and teaching interests. The cover letter should explicitly state how the applicants research program will complement existing strengths of the department in evolutionary ecology, genomics, and systematics. The research statement should demonstrate the applicants creativity in addressing fundamental questions in plant evolutionary biology. Submit this pdf file via: http://cns.natsci.colostate.edu/employment/BioPE/. Also upload pdf files of up to three representative publications and/or in-press manuscripts. Three letters of reference must be provided. Applicants should provide names and contact information online for three references as soon as possible to allow references time to submit letters by December 3, 2012. References will be sent instructions by e-mail for submitting letters online by the target date.
Application materials of finalist candidates, including letters of reference, will be made available for review by the entire faculty of the Department of Biology.
To see the full ad, click here. [Posted 15 October 2012]
Plant Systematist - Tenure Track Position
The Biological Sciences Department in the College of Science and Mathematics at California Polytechnic State University is seeking a full-time, academic year, tenure track Plant Systematist to build upon the departments existing strengths in California plant systematics and evolution. Rank and salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position will begin in September 2013. For details, qualifications, and application instructions (online faculty application required), visit WWW.CALPOLYJOBS.ORG and refer to Requisition #102654. Review Begin Date: October 25, 2012. EEO. [Posted 15 October 2012]
SOLS Biodiversity Informatician, Arizona State University
The School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University invites applications for a Biodiversity Informatician. This is an academic, non-tenure track faculty research associate appointment.
Arizona State University is a dynamic, progressive university dedicated to interdisciplinary collaborations, to rethinking university education, and to integrating excellence in both research and teaching. The School of Life Sciences (SOLS) at Arizona State Universitys Tempe campus is committed to strengthening its impact in the fields of biodiversity informatics research and virtual collections management. SOLS maintains organismal collections totaling more than 1.5 million preserved specimens, and has played an instrumental role in creating the Southwest Environmental Information Network (SEINet) which serves more than 2 million records and 100,000 images on-line.
The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with SOLS curators, collection managers, and affiliated researchers and students to advise, develop, and implement database-driven web applications aimed at the electronic dissemination of biological specimen and observation records. Focal areas include the future development of SEINet and its underlying software platform Symbiota, amalgamation and synthesis of all SOLS virtual collections into a unified web portal, participation in novel biodiversity informatics research projects, and integration with other initiatives and services in this dynamic field (e.g. CAP-LTER, Complexity of Life, Global Names, GBIF, iDigBio). The selected candidate will assume co-leadership in developing successful externally funded informatics projects, and serve as liaison between ASU collections researchers and students, network administrators, and other ASU information technology support staff. Additional responsibilities may include participation in the creation and implementation of a new teaching curriculum in the field of biodiversity informatics.
Salary will be negotiable, depending on qualifications. To apply, send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and up to three other items of choice that represent the ability to work as biodiversity informatician to Anna Fields, attn: Biodiversity Informatician Search Committee, School of Life Sciences, PO Box 874501, Tempe, AZ 85287-4501, with electronic applications sent as PDF files to email@example.com preferred. The initial closing date for receipt of complete applications is October 14, 2012. For additional information, please feel free to contact Nico Franz (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Les Landrum (email@example.com). A background check is required for employment at Arizona State University, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to excellence through diversity. We especially encourage women and minorities to apply (https://www.asu.edu/titleIX/). For additional information on the School of Life Sciences, please visit http://sols.asu.edu. [Posted 15 October 2012]
Collections Manager, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Position Title: Collections Manager (Curatorial Assistant III)
Hours: Full time, Hourly Position
Manages day-to-day operation of the herbarium, including administration of the specimen label, image, and record keeping databases and herbariums computer network; coordinating and/or performing routine collection management (preparation of plant specimens for accessioning into herbarium, specimen filing, sending and receiving of loans, gifts, exchanges and other transactions, record keeping activity associated with specimen transactions and accessioning); training and supervision of Curatorial Interns, lower level Curatorial Assistants, graduate student Research Assistants, and volunteers; and associated record keeping activity.
Works with Director of Research to coordinate and execute special curatorial projects, including organizing, coordinating, and participating in field collecting and research activities; identification and labeling of field collections; and writing or assisting in the writing of technical reports, scientific publications, grant applications, etc.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinates and executes the capture of retrospective specimen label data and generation of specimen labels for backlog collections using herbarium database.
- Coordinates and executes the selection, preparation, and provision, whether digitally or by mail, of specimens for loans, gifts, exchanges, and other transactions.
- Coordinates and executes ordering supplies and equipment.
- Provides herbarium orientation and assistance to visiting researchers.
- Conducts tours of herbarium for visiting classes and other groups.
- Oversees training and supervision of lower level Curatorial Assistants, Curatorial Interns, and volunteers in herbarium.
- Coordinates and executes filing of recently mounted specimens and loan returns.
- Coordinates and executes mounting, repairing, and accessioning of herbarium specimens.
- Coordinates and executes all incoming specimen transactions such as loans, gifts, exchanges and other transactions.
- Maintains records of accessions and specimen transactions using FileMaker Pro database.
- Oversees the preparation and refilling of new genus folders.
- Coordinates and assists with periodic inspection of herbarium collections for insect pests and prepares associated reports.
- Participates in institutional, professional, societal, national, and international meetings, symposia, and workshops directly related to professional role at RSABG, as directed.
- With approval of the Director of Research, coordinates and participates in field collecting and research activities, independently and in association with other herbarium and garden staff, and with personnel from other institutions.
- Identifies field collections and generates specimen labels using herbarium database.
- With Director of Research, prepares proposals, and plans and implements projects to be undertaken with external support.
- Coordinates and executes special curatorial projects, independently and in association with other herbarium and garden staff, and with personnel from other institutions.
- Prepares reports and other documents as directed.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Masters degree in botany, biology, or equivalent environmental science, and/or two years of experience in an active herbarium or similar museum or collection-oriented facility strongly preferred.
- Demonstrated understanding of basic taxonomic principles and characteristics of major plant families; working knowledge of California flora desirable.
- Strong communication skills (written and verbal), ability to type, and computer skills (word processing, databases, graphics) essential.
- Manual dexterity sufficient to prepare specimens neatly and quickly.
- Physical strength sufficient to safely lift and carry boxes of specimens and supplies (20-30+ lbs.).
- Ability and willingness to conduct fieldwork under a variety of environmental conditions desirable.
- Ability to follow instructions; work successfully with others and independently with minimal supervision critical.
- Supervisory experience preferred.
RSABG offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.
Qualified candidates please email, fax or mail resume and letter of interest to:
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Attention: Human Resources
1500 N College Avenue Claremont, CA 91711
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: (909) 626-3489 [Posted 15 October 2012]
Systematic Botanist (Research Botanist), Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History
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 Smithsonians 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]
Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences at East Tennessee State University
Applications are invited for the position of Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences at East Tennessee State University starting 1 July, 2013. The successful candidate will have an earned doctorate in the life sciences, a demonstrated commitment to both teaching and research, a sustained record of external research funding, a record that qualifies him/her for tenured full professorship, and evidence of strong leadership and administrative abilities. The Department seeks to expand its research productivity and graduate program and to strengthen the undergraduate program. Area of expertise in the life sciences is open. The salary will be commensurate with experience with an excellent benefits package.
Please submit an ETSU faculty profile, CV, and statements of teaching, research, service, and leadership philosophy, and three letters of reference at: https://jobs.etsu.edu. Further information may be obtained from the chair of the search committee, Dr. Jim I. Mead, Chair, Department of Geosciences, Box 70357, ETSU, Johnson City, TN 37614; email@example.com .
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
ETSU is an AA/EO employer. [Posted 15 October 2012]
Ecological or Evolutionary Genomics, Assistant Professor, School of Biological Sciences, College of Arts and Sciences, Washington State University
The School of Biological Sciences at Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, invites applications for a full-time, permanent, tenure-track faculty position in ecological or evolutionary genomics. This position is to be filled at the Assistant Professor level and will begin in August of 2013. Candidates should have the ability to combine cutting-edge research technologies with innovative analytics to investigate processes shaping organismal ecology and evolution. Candidates should complement our existing faculty strengths in organismal and evolutionary biology, molecular evolution, population and ecological genetics, systematics, ecology, development, and physiology. Candidates able to bring large-scale patterns of genomic, transcriptomic, or proteomic data to bear on fundamental problems in ecology and/or evolution are especially encouraged to apply.
Required qualifications include an earned doctorate at time of application, a record of research accomplishment in ecological or evolutionary genomics, evidence of commitment to teaching excellence, and effective communication skills. Successful candidates will be expected to develop and maintain an active research program supported by extramural funding, train graduate and undergraduate students, participate in graduate and undergraduate teaching, participate in service needs, and advance the universitys commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.
To apply visit www.wsujobs.com and upload application materials. Applications must include a letter of application addressing qualifications, a curriculum vitae, separate teaching and research statements and three selected reprints of published or in press papers. Three (3) letters of recommendation that address the applicants history of and potential for research, teaching and communication excellence are required. The reference letters will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provider through our online application system. Review of applications with reference letters begins October 1, 2012.
For information on the position or the status of your application, candidates may contact Dr. Gary Thorgaard (firstname.lastname@example.org). Full notice of vacancy can be viewed at https://www.wsujobs.com. [Posted 23 August 2012]
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), publisher of the international journal Science, has initiated a search for a new Editor-in-Chief. One of the premier journals in the world, Science is published weekly and includes reviews and reports of research across the spectrum of science and engineering, with an emphasis on those with cross-disciplinary impact and interest. The journal also serves as a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest news and other issues surrounding science, with particular emphasis on the interactions among science, technology, government, and society.
In selecting an Editor-in-Chief, the Board of Directors will give weight to evidence of significant achievement in scientific research, editorial experience and creativity, awareness of leading trends broadly in science and scientific communication, and managerial abilities.
Applications or nominations should be accompanied by complete curriculum vitae, including refereed publications, and should be sent to: Gretchen Seiler, Executive Secretary, Search Committee, 1200 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20005. Salary is negotiable based on qualifications and experience. Application materials should be sent by September 15, 2012.
The AAAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. [Posted 23 August 2012]
Seed Conservation Program Manager
Position Title: Seed Conservation Program Manager
Reports To: Director of Horticulture
Hours: Full Time, 40 Hours Week, Exempt Position
The Seed Conservation Program Manager serves as curator of the seed collections in support of the organizations programs in horticulture, conservation, and research; is responsible for coordinating and directing Seed Conservation Program daily operations; prepares the program operating budget; manages the Gardens Index Seminum Program and is responsible for the distribution of seed as well as plant tissue samples from the Living Collection; develops, coordinates, and/or conducts seed-related activities and contractual agreements that enhance the organizations role and contribution in conservation, horticulture, and public education; and fosters mutually beneficial cooperative relationships with other botanic institutions, government regulatory and land management agencies, conservation and local community organizations, and private industry.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Direct, coordinate, and accomplish the cleaning, testing, packaging and storage of all seed collections in accordance with current best practices. Order necessary supplies and schedule necessary repairs and/or maintenance of Seed Bank equipment. In conjunction with supervisor, prepare and adhere to annual budget.
- Maintain BG-BASE computer data records and files for all seed accessions. With the assistance of the Plant Records Manager and the Gardens Webmaster, produce annual institutional seed list and publish the Index Seminum on the RSABG webpage.
- Process requests and distribute seed and tissue samples from the Gardens Seed Bank and Living Collection.
- Advance a connection between the Seed Conservation Program and retail nursery operations, locating and obtaining wild collected local genotype seed for use in production of retail plants.
- Train, direct, and oversee organizational volunteers, interns, and students in accomplishing Seed Conservation Program activities.
- Initiate projects and activities that maintain and/or improve the quality and usefulness of the seed collection and that increase current understanding of seed processing, storage, and germination techniques. Provide advice and assistance on seed-related activities as required by RSABG staff and students.
- Prepare written proposals and contracts for seed collection, storage, and consulting projects. Is responsible for scheduling, budgeting, monitoring and report writing as required for the implementation of contract agreements.
- Participates in or leads seed collecting efforts for the living collection, in collaboration with the curator of the living collection and/or Director of Horticulture.
- Obtain seed from the living collection for use in propagation for plant sales.
- Present talks, classes, and tours of the Seed Bank facilities.
- Work cooperatively with other RSABG program managers.
- Participate in other appropriate RSABG activities as required.
- Bachelors degree in botany, biology, horticulture, or related science and/or related practical work experience.
- Masters degree in seed biology, physiology or ecology preferred.
- Working knowledge of the California flora, basic taxonomic principles, characteristics of major plant families, and field work experience desirable.
- Ability to type and basic computer skills essential.
- Good communication skills and willingness to work cooperatively and collaboratively with other department staff, volunteers, students and associates outside the institution.
- Physical stamina and agility to conduct field work.
- Ability to effectively train, supervise, motivate, and coordinate the work of students, volunteers, and interns.
- Must possess a California State Drivers License.
http://rsabg.org/employment/731-seed-conservation-program-manager [Posted 31 July 2012]
Lab Technician - Molecular evolutionary genetics, Department of Biology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
We seek a highly motivated lab technician to join the lab of Dr. Ashley N. Egan at East Carolina University, an active lab investigating population genetics, evolutionary genomics, and phylogenetics of legume and invasive species. For an outline of current and prospective projects in the lab, please go to http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/biology/egan_ashley.cfm. Applicants must have experience with PCR and DNA sequencing and/or microsatellite genotyping. Responsibilities include DNA extractions, sequencing and genotyping of plant samples, database entry and archiving and other duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelors or Masters Degree in an appropriate field such as Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, or Genetics, PLUS demonstrated research experience that included performing DNA extractions and PCR, and facility with standard computer software programs. Experience with microsatellite genotyping and/or DNA sequencing is required. Applicants should be US citizens. Preference will be given to applicants with a Masters degree or demonstrated experience in the field. This is a full time 1-yr position with possibility of renewal. Applications are being accepted immediately and will be reviewed until the position is filled.
Qualified candidates should submit (via email) a letter of application describing qualifications for the position and reason for interest, CV, and letters from three references detailing the applicants level of experience with DNA sequencing and/or genotyping, and overall capabilities working in a laboratory setting to email@example.com. [Posted 23 June 2012]
TWO Full-time Lecturers in Biology
The Department of Biology at the University of Florida is seeking TWO broadly trained, full-time lecturers (9 month appointment, year-to-year contract, non-tenure accruing) in Biology to begin as soon as August, 2012. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in Biology or related field with an emphasis in either plant or vertebrate biology; evidence of strong teaching at the college/university level is highly desirable. The successful candidates will be expected to teach lower and upper division courses in areas such as Genetics, Evolution, and plant or animal Biodiversity/Form and Function. At least one successful candidate will have expertise in Plant Biology; both candidates can expect to be involved in the development of online courses. Lecturers will be appointed for 9-months, with opportunities for additional teaching in summer; health insurance and retirement benefits will be offered in accordance with university policies. The Department of Biology has a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, fosters collaborative, interdisciplinary research and teaching, and has been establishing community resources for the team teaching of Introductory Biology. For more information on the Department and links to relevant courses go to www.biology.ufl.edu; questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching experience and philosophy, unofficial academic transcripts and the names and email addresses of 3 references to http://jobs.ufl.edu/postings/30681 before July 20, 2012. The University of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Institution. Minorities, women and those from underserved groups are encouraged to apply. [Posted 23 June 2012]
Tenure Track Plant Evolutionary Biologist position, Memorial University
The Department of Biology seeks a tenure track PLANT EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGIST position (VPA-BIOL-2012-001) at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in Biodiversity or Systematics. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program, and teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, including botany and advanced courses in their areas of expertise. Curation of the departments herbarium in lieu of a full teaching load is an option.
Applicant must possess a Ph.D., and have a strong academic and research background. An application package should include a cover letter with the names and addresses (including email) of three referees, a curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and list of needed equipment/facilities. The application package should be sent electronically to Ms. Christine Everson (email@example.com) at the Department of Biology, Memorial University. The deadline for receipt of applications is July 3, 2012. This position is subject to budgetary approval.
The Department of Biology (http://www.mun.ca/biology) at Memorial University, Atlantic Canadas largest research and teaching university, is continuing with its multi-year faculty renewal program. The Department supports one of the largest undergraduate and graduate programs (~ 130 M.Sc. and Ph.D. students) within the University. Members of the Biology Department have access to many outstanding departmental and university research and teaching facilities, such as the Universitys Botanical Garden, a DNA sequencing facility, and the Ocean Sciences Centre in St. Johns; the Bonne Bay Marine Station in Gros Morne National Park; and the Harlow Campus outside London (England). The Department has strong partnerships with external agencies including Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canadian Wildlife Service, Canadian Forest Service, Agriculture & Agri-Food Canada, and Provincial Departments of Natural Resources and Environment & Conservation.
Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. [Posted 18 June 2012]
Laboratory Manager, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
See the ad here. [Posted 7 June 2012]
The Instituto de Ecología, A.C. (INECOL) Seeks a Plant Systematist to Incorporate into the Regional Center of the Bajío
The Instituto de Ecología, A.C. (INECOL) forms part of the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (CONACyT) and is a public institution that conducts research and provides graduate education in the fields of ecology, biodiversity and systematics, conservation, and natural resource management. It has research facilities in Xalapa, Veracruz and Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, as well as field stations in temperate and arid regions of Durango and along the tropical coast of Veracruz. At present it employs 105 full-time researchers, 94 academic technicians, and 88 administrators. The graduate program consists of 130 students. The center is organized into 9 departments: Biodiversity and Systematics, Functional Ecology, Environment and Sustainability, Evolutionary Biology, Biorational Pest and Vector Control, Biotechnological Resource Management, Ecoethology, Vertebrate Biology and Conservation, and Multitrophic Interactions. INECOL invites interested researchers to apply for the following position.
Category Available: Full Researcher, level A. Fulltime for 12 months. Contingent upon satisfactory performance, the contract can be renewed annually. After three years the researcher can apply for tenure.
Research Description: The successful candidate will join the Department of Biodiversity and Systematics and incorporate into the Regional Center of the Bajío, located in Pátzcuaro, Michoacán. The principal project of the Center is the Flora del Bajío y de Regiones Adyacentes, a detailed floristic inventory of the vascular plants occurring in the states of Guanajuato, Querétaro and northern Michoacán. This long-term project began in 1991 and continues through the regular publication of fascicles. It is edited by Drs. Jerzy Rzedowski and Graciela Calderón, emeritus scientists belonging to the National System of Researchers who retired from INECOL in 2011.
The successful candidate will in so much as possible continue the academic leadership of Dr. Rzedowski and wholeheartedly support and contribute to the publication of the Flora del Bajío y de Regiones Adyacentes. The hiree will collaborate with a group of five researchers and five academic technicians involved in this project, and it is necessary that this individual possess broad knowledge of vascular plant taxonomy, diversity, and morphology, as well as collecting and determination procedures. It is desirable that the candidate also have experience in the use of phylogenetic methods, as well as the techniques necessary for the compilation and analysis of molecular data. However, lack of such knowledge will not warrant dismissal of the application. In order to guarantee the continued publication of Flora del Bajío y de Regiones Adyacentes, as well as the Centers journal Acta Botanica Mexicana, preference will be given to candidates with proven editorial experience.
Responsibilities: Collaborate wholeheartedly in the project Flora del Bajío y de Regiones Adyacentes, including the preparation of fascicles and the coordination of treatments prepared by outside specialists; Participate in fieldwork and the collection of specimens for the herbarium IEB and its exchange program; Conduct long-term molecular and traditional systematic research on one or more groups of vascular plants; Impart graduate courses and supervise theses in the Master's and Doctoral programs of INECOL; Publish articles in internationally recognized journals with an impact factor, national scientific journals, newspapers, book chapters, as well as fascicles of Flora del Bajío de Regiones Adyacentes; Impart graduate courses and supervise theses in the Masters and Doctoral programs of INECOL; Publish articles in internationally recognized journals with an impact factor, national scientific journals, newspapers, book chapters, as well as fascicles of Flora del Bajío de Regiones Adyacentes; Submit proposals for research funding from public and private institutions, both within Mexico and abroad; if possible also participate in projects that assist with the equipping, development, and management of the molecular systematics laboratory.
Requirements: Undergraduate degree in biology or ecology and a PhD in systematic botany; At least one postdoctoral fellowship in botany; Authorship of 57 scientific publications in high-quality international journals with an impact factor in field of expertise; at least three of these as the first or corresponding author, and having published at least three of these during the last three years; Experience in the collection of botanical specimens; Preparation of taxonomic revisions and/or floristic treatments of vascular plants; Editorial experience is desirable but not strictly required; It is desirable but not strictly required to have completed a molecular systematic research project on a group of vascular plants, as well as understand phylogenetic methods, employing both parsimony and likelihood, and possess experience with laboratory techniques necessary for the compilation of molecular data; Ability to speak and write properly in both Spanish and English; Capacity to work in a team and simultaneously conduct different tasks, as well as the abilities to negotiate, resolve conflicts within the research group whenever these arise, and quickly and efficiently attend to unanticipated crises; Experience in funding research projects; Willingness to travel and work outside of normal business hours; Possession of a drivers license (recommended).
Application procedure: Interested individuals should send a letter describing research goals and previous experience in plant systematics, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references (including telephone numbers and email addresses). References will be contacted only for the finalists. All information should be provided in Spanish. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please send all documents via electronic mail as PDF or Word files to: Secretaria Academica, Instituto de Ecología A. C., Correo electrónico: firstname.lastname@example.org. Página web: www.inecol.edu.mx [Posted 7 June 2012]
Herbarium Collection Manager
The College of Life Sciences at Brigham Young University seeks to fill a full time, Continuing Faculty Status-track Professional Faculty position as Herbarium Collection Manager within the M.L. Bean Life Science Museum. Qualified applicants with a PhD, strong taxonomic skills, and experience with fieldwork, collections curation, databasing, and grantsmanship are encouraged to apply. Experience in teaching, mentoring students, and interacting with various government land agencies is highly desirable.
The successful candidate will oversee the day to day operations of the 600,000 + specimens in the herbarium collection, mentor student curatorial assistants, work closely with the herbarium curator in defining collections priorities and seeking extramural support. Teaching responsibilities will include one undergraduate course/year in the Collection Manager s home department. Opportunities for research are also afforded.
Interested persons should apply online at https://yjobs.byu.edu by completing a faculty application, and attaching a current CV, and statements of curatorial and teaching experience and vision. Questions may be directed to: Dr. Leigh Johnson, Herbarium Manager Search Committee Chair, 401 WIDB, Department of Biology, BYU, Provo, UT 84602 or email@example.com.
The review process will begin June 15, 2012 for this position and continue until the position is filled. Additional department and college information is available at website: http://biology.byu.edu/home. Brigham Young University, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, or against qualified individuals with disabilities. All faculty are required to abide by the university s honor code and dress and grooming standards. Preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Successful candidates are expected to support and contribute to the academic and religious missions of the university within the context of the principles and doctrine of the affiliated church. [Posted 18 May 2012]
Medicinal Plant Genetics Laboratory Assistant (AuthenTechnologies LLC, Albany, CA)
AuthenTechnologies LLC is a fast-growing start-up in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in DNA botanical identity testing for the natural product, dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, and cosmetics industries. In addition to providing contract-testing services to some of the nations top companies, we are performing novel research in medicinal herb authentication using DNA technologies. We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, and hard-working individual to assist with numerous aspects of the company including: performance of genetic laboratory procedures such as DNA extractions, amplifications, and preparation of samples for microsatellite and DNA-sequencing analyses; maintenance of records and data; development of genetic botanical authentication methods; performance of botanical species identifications (using morphology and DNA); and preparation and sampling of herbarium voucher specimens. Applicant must have experience working in a laboratory as well as knowledge of botanical taxonomy and genetic methods, with a B.A./B.S. or M.A/M.S. in botany or biological sciences preferred. More information on AuthenTechnologies can be found at www.authentechnologies.com.
This is a part-time, independent contract position with hourly pay commensurate with experience. Qualified candidates please email resume, letter of interest, and a list of three references to Danica Harbaugh Reynaud at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 18 May 2012. [Posted 3 May 2012]
Faculty position announcement: Environmental or Plant Biology
The College of Science and Math at North Greenville University is seeking a candidate for a full time faculty position in the Department of Biology. The successful candidate will advise students, teach introductory and upper-level courses, and contribute to program and department development. Evidence of strong teaching skills, expertise in using technology in instruction, and ability to teach online classes are pluses. In addition to program and teaching responsibilities, preference will be given to candidates that can demonstrate successful research collaborations with undergraduates and are willing to include students in their research programs.
Individuals qualified to teach plant science, biochemistry, environmental science, or ecology (especially field zoology or field botany) are encouraged to apply. Applicants with other areas of expertise will also be considered. Candidates with an earned doctorate are preferred, but individuals with a master’s degree plus 2 years of experience will be considered. Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, and statement of faith to Dr. Christina Eddy, North Greenville University, PO Box 1892, Tigerville, SC 29688 or by email (email@example.com).
North Greenville University is a member of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and requires that all faculty and staff be committed Christians. [Posted 9 April 2012]
Systematic Botany Editor in Chief
The American Society of Plant Taxonomists is searching for a new Editor in Chief for Systematic Botany. We are seeking an individual with broad experience in plant systematics who is interested in leading the excellent Systematic Botany editorial team. The Editor in Chief, a non-voting member of the ASPT Council, is responsible for the editorial policy, editing, and timely publication of this official publication of the Society. The Editor of Systematic Botany chairs the Editorial Committee of Systematic Botany, which consists of the Managing Editor, Associate Editors (currently 17), Book Review Editor, and Nomenclature Editor. The Editor in Chief serves, ex officio, on the Editorial Committees of Systematic Botany Monographs and the ASPT Newsletter. The Editor in Chief serves a four year term, which begins 1 January 2013.
Scientific publishing is a fascinating and dynamic business in which not-for-profit professional society publishers like ASPT have an especially important role. Electronic publication, online before print, open access, and consortium publishing (e.g., BioOne) are just some of the issues that publishers are confronting today. As Editor in Chief you will have the opportunity to not only lead Systematic Botany, but also contribute to these and other important issues facing academic publishers.
For more information contact Patrick Herendeen, Chair of the ASPT Publications Committee. Interested parties may also contact Tom Ranker with specific questions about the position (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Patrick S. Herendeen
Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Glencoe, IL 60022
email@example.com [Posted 2 April 2012]
Wetland Ecologist/Botanist, Montana Natural Heritage Program.
Temporary position(s) (3-4 months) starting June 2012. MTNHP seeks an experienced wetlands ecologist/botanist to manage day-to-day operations in the field, field equipment, and other project resources for successful completion of the fieldwork. The fieldwork involves extensive collection of vegetation, soil, and environmental data, identification of plant species, and completion of field survey forms. Position will begin in June 2012.
Required: Bachelors or Masters degree in ecology, biology, botany, natural resources, or a related field required; strong plant identification skills; minimum of three field seasons conducting field surveys and assessments with at least one season working independently or as a crew leader; demonstrated experience conducting ecological assessments; knowledge of dichotomous botanical keys and field guides, preferably of the Rocky Mountain or Montana flora, and the major angiosperm plant families required; willingness to travel extensively during field season (up to 8 consecutive days), backpack, car camp, and live in rustic conditions for extended periods in remote areas of Montana required; familiarity with GPS; knowledge of wetland ecology; experience with species identification and vegetation sampling techniques; working in remote locations under physically demanding circumstances; valid drivers license and safe driving record; ability to hike up to 8 miles over rough terrain carrying field equipment; willingness to occasional long hours or extended periods in an isolated setting; professional and respectful demeanor when communicating with private landowners and agency personnel.
Preferred: Experience with aerial photograph and topographic map interpretation; experience with vegetation community classification or habitat typing; experience with soil sampling and soil taxonomy preferred; interest in and enthusiasm for conservation.
Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references with phone numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cover letter must explicitly state how the applicant meets the required knowledge and skills and describe experience with plant identification. Closing date is April 15, 2012; suitable applicants will be considered as application materials are received. Contact Linda Vance by email (email@example.com) with any questions. [Posted 1 March 2012]
Faculty Position - Assistant/Associate Professor
Plant Evolutionary Developmental Biologist, University of California, Riverside
The Department of Botany and Plant Sciences invites applications for a faculty position in plant evolutionary developmental biology (“evo-devo”). This is a 9-month, tenure-track position at the Assistant or Associate level. The successful candidate is expected to work at the interface between modern developmental, phylogenetic, and evolutionary plant biology. He/she will join an active and collegial department with broad interests in plant biology. The individual will be expected to establish and maintain an independent, vigorous, innovative research program, teach at the undergraduate and graduate level in the areas of evolutionary developmental biology, plant systematics, or developmental anatomy/morphology to complement the Department’s existing strength in cell and developmental biology, and participate in departmental and interdepartmental undergraduate and graduate programs.
The position includes an appointment in the Agricultural Experiment Station and will be available July 1, 2012. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and postdoctoral experience is essential for candidates at the assistant level.
Evaluation of applications will begin April 9, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals should submit 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a statement of research and teaching interests, and 3) have three letters of recommendation sent to:
Chair, Plant Evo-Devo Search Committee
c/o Department of Botany and Plant Sciences
2118 Batchelor Hall
University of California, Riverside, CA 92521-0124
FAX: (951) 827-4437
For additional information on the Department and the campus visit http://cnas.ucr.edu/ and http://www.plantbiology.ucr.edu/. The University of California, Riverside has an active career partner program, and is an Affirmative Action equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. [Posted 16 February 2012]