MBG - Job Posting

Ric Land rland at ADMIN.MOBOT.ORG
Fri Dec 26 15:39:43 CST 1997

Missouri Botanical Garden
Scientific Editor

An exceptional opportunity exists for an individual to join the Research
Division at Missouri Botanical Garden as Scientific Editor in the
Scientific Publications Department.  The Garden's distinguished scientific
publications program has an established history producing journals,
monographs, and books, with its flagship publication dating back to 1914.

As head of the scientific publications department, the selected individual
will oversee all aspects of scientific editing and review of the Annals,
Novon, the Monographs series, and occasionally other scientific publication
projects; perform initial manuscript consideration, initiate review
process, acceptance/rejection of manuscripts; participate in editing,
revision, formatting, and final publication; explore new technologies and
alternative methods of publication; and work with an editorial committee
when setting publication policy.

Qualifications include a Ph.D. in botany or related field, with strong
knowledge in botany, taxonomy and nomenclature, and 5 years' related
experience. Requirements include familiarity with the publishing process;
botanical literature and library facilities; sensitivity to deadlines;
knowledge about the botanical community and current publications; and
ability to select appropriate reviewers for books and journal manuscripts
Ability to read Spanish strongly desired.

We offer outstanding benefits, including health, dental, vision, life
insurance, and retirement and tax deferred annuity programs.  Position is
open immediately.  Review of applications begins immediately and will be
accepted until position is filled.  To apply, please submit curriculum
vitae, along with names and phone numbers of three references, to Missouri
Botanical Garden, Human Resource Management, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis,
Missouri, 63166-0299.  E-mail: rland at admin.mobot.org.  Web site:
www.mobot.org. Equal Opportunity Employer

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