Flora of North America Positions
rland at ADMIN.MOBOT.ORG
Fri Feb 20 11:20:42 CST 1998
The Missouri Botanical Garden is presently recruiting for a Mapping Editor
and a Technical Editor for the Flora of North America project. The FNA
project is one undertaken by the community of systematic botanists to
provide a wide range of users with authoritative information on the names,
relationships, characteristics, and distributions of all plants that grow
outside of cultivation in North America north of Mexico.
Produces, tests for accuracy, edits, and prepares for publication the
distribution maps for the Flora of North America. Assures the reliability
and completeness of geographic information submitted by authors and
reviewers. Identifies and corrects inaccurately cited botanical names and
botanical geography. Corresponds with authors and taxon editors and
maintains informational files.
Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Botany, Biology, or related
field plus a minimum of one year's related experience. Strong knowledge of
computers required. GIS applications knowledge helpful. Strong
organizational and communications skills necessary.
Technically edits manuscripts so they conform to the strict requirements of
Flora of North America. Works closely with editors, authors, and reviewers
to provide highest quality style, form, and consistency as well as
adherence to terminology rules, parallel construction within treatments,
and correct use of literature citations ensuring highest quality
manuscripts for print- and web-based publication.
Qualifications include a Master's degree in Botany/Biology or related field
or equal combination of education and experience. Knowledge of scientific
conventions, botanical terminology and publications experience required.
Demonstrated relevant experience in natural sciences technical editing
preferred. Word processing and spreadsheet experience essential.
We offer outstanding benefits, including health, dental, vision, and life
insurance, retirement program and a tax deferred annuity program with a
generous match. Both positions are open immediately and will remain
open until filled. To apply, please submit cirriculum 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. Fax: (314)
Equal Opportunity Employer
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