Position opening -- Harvard University Herbaria

David E. Boufford boufford at OEB.HARVARD.EDU
Tue Jul 15 12:57:14 CDT 1997

Position available -- bryology/lichenology

Harvard University Herbaria

Collection/Research Associate Grade:  54

Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Curator of the Farlow Library and
Herbarium, the collection/research associate will participate in curating
the large collections of bryophytes and lichens in the Harvard University
Herbaria.  The associate will be involved in the renovation of the
bryophyte and lichen collections, will provide supervision and guidance for
a curatorial assistant and student workers, will collect and enter
bibliographic and specimen data related to the collections, will help
reorganize and revise filing of specimens based on knowledge of current
literature, will interact with Herbaria staff, visitors, and remote users
of the collections and will undertake research based on the collections.
In cooperation with the manager of systematic collections, and the
assistant director of the Harvard University Herbaria will plan and
participate in the installation of compact storage cabinetry in part of the
building entailing moving and refiling specimens with the assistance of
curatorial staff.

This is a full-time, temporary position (up to three years) which will be
reviewed annually.  Expected start date October 1, 1997.

Requirements:  Ph.D. in a field related to systematics of bryophytes or
lichens.  Effective interpersonal and communications skills.  Curatorial
experience helpful.  Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs. and move specimens
and equipment.  Proficiency with word-processing and databases.

Resume, cover letter and three letters of references should be sent to:
Ms. Mary C. Reynolds, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, 26 Oxford
Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Closing date: 1 September 1997

For salaries by grade see:

David E. Boufford
Harvard University Herbaria
22 Divinity Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138-2020
Tel.  [1] 617-495-0794
FAX   [1] 617-495-9484

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