Position Announcement - New England Wildflower Society

David E. Boufford boufford at OEB.HARVARD.EDU
Fri Dec 15 13:52:21 CST 2000


Research Botanist

The New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS) has an immediate opening for a botanist to search herbaria throughout New England for records of rare and potentially rare plant species.  This two-year position will entail verifying and documenting specimens of 700 taxa in approximately 25 major and minor herbaria.  This project will guide the New England Plant Conservation Program (NEPCoP) in determining the conservation status of taxa listed in Flora Conservanda: New England (Rhodora, Vol. 98, No. 895).

Applicants should have a minimum of a Masters Degree in Botany or equivalent experience in herbarium research and floristic botany.  Postdoctoral candidates are encouraged to apply.  Knowledge of the flora of New England and experience in curation of herbaria is essential. The Research Botanist must be able to verify the identity of specimens, and enter label information into a database.  Programming ability in MS Access database is a plus.  The applicant must have his/her own car and be able to travel for the majority of the two year period.  Travel expenses and a laptop computer will be provided.  He/she will also be responsible for organizing an herbarium that has been donated to NEWFS, cataloging its contents, and guiding volunteers in the maintenance of the herbarium.  Responsibilities will also include teaching workshops on herbaria and their management as needed to NEWFS staff, volunteers, and students.  Salary: $35,000 per year plus full benefits (health plan, etc.).

Please send cover letter, resume, and references by March 1, 2001 to:

William E. Brumback, Conservation Director
New England Wild Flower Society
180 Hemenway Road
Framingham, MA 01701
508-877-7630 x 3201
brumback at newfs.org

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