Position announcement in plant taxonomy

Wed Oct 20 09:11:00 CDT 1993

The Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory of the
USDA\Agricultural Research Service anticipates funding a two-year
position for a taxonomic botanist to work on a revision of
Agricultural Handbook 505:  A Checklist of names for 3,000 Vascular
Plants of Economic Importance.  Duties will consist primarily of
researching scientific and common names for economic plants, both in
the literature and via consultations with other taxonomic botanists,
and working with computer databases.  Applicants should have a Ph.D.
in botany or a closely related area with a strong traditional
background in vascular plant systematics.  The successful applicant
must have a working knowledge of the International Code of Botanical
Nomenclature, a familiarity with current and historical botanical
literature on a global scale, and experience working with large
botanical databases.  Some knowledge of botanical Latin and reading
proficiency in other languages is desirable.  The ability to work
closely with others as part of a team is essential.  Only those who
meet the stated qualifications need inquire.  Salary will approximate
the GS-11 level.  Direct inquiries and/or curriculum vitae to:

Dr. John Wiersema
USDA/ARS, Systematic Botany and Mycology Laboratory
Room 304, Building 011A, BARC-West
Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2350
Telephone: 301/504-9181  FAX: 301/504/5810  E-mail: sbmljw at sol.ars-grin.gov

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