economic botany postdoc

Thomas G. Lammers lammers at FMPPR.FMNH.ORG
Mon Nov 24 11:56:25 CST 1997

       Economic Botany/Ethnobotany Postdoctoral Position

The Field Museum of Natural History is seeking an outstanding economic
botanist/ethnobotanist to fill a new postdoctoral research associate
position, "The Abbott Laboratories Adjunct Curator of Economic Botany."
This two-year term position is part of the Museum's new initiative to
revitalize programs that focus on economically important plants as they
relate to biological, conservation, social, and economic issues.  The
primary duties of the successful candidate will be to undertake  research
in some aspect of economic botany/ethnobotany.  We are looking for someone
who will interface with our Botany and Anthropology Departments and our
Environmental and Conservation Programs Office.  In addition to research,
the adjunct curator will serve as a resource for developing educational
programs in economic botany and ethnobotany.  Facilities include over 2.6
million botanical specimens (including a fine economic botany collection
and one of the world's richest holdings of neotropical plants), 600,000
objects in the Archaeology and Anthropology collections, an outstanding
library, and molecular systematics and biochemical laboratories.
Geographic focus is open.  Additional information on the Field Museum is
available at

Consideration of applications will begin on January 5, 1998.  Please submit
a curriculum vitae; a statement of research objectives; names, e-mail
addresses and phone numbers of at least 3 references; and copies of
relevant publications to: Search Committee, Department of Botany, The Field
Museum, Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496.  E-mail
inquiries: botany at  As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer, we especially encourage applications from women and minorities.

Susan Hamnik
Administrative Assistant
Department of Botany
The Field Museum
Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL  60605
Phone: (312) 922-9410 ext. 314
Fax: 312 427-2530
email: hamnik at

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