herbarium collections manager

Lowell E at
Tue Mar 21 12:31:23 CST 2000

I posted this message  some time far in advance of our target deadline of
March 31.  Just in case potentially interested parties missed it the first
time, here it is again.

                       Herbarium Collections Manager

     POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: The Louisiana State University Herbarium,
Department of Biological Sciences, invites applications for the position of
collections manager. Minimum qualifications include a Master's degree or
equivalent in plant systematics or related field and 2-4 years related
experience, or a Ph.D. specializing in plant systematics. Research and
publication history sufficient to qualify for Graduate Faculty affiliate
status is desired. Herbarium experience and familiarity with our regional
flora and knowledge of computers and database management preferred.
Responsibilities include herbarium collections management; the supervision
and training of students and others workers in herbarium activities,
development and management of digital herbarium data bases; assisting the
scientific community, general public, and governmental agencies in plant
identification and the provision of pertinent technical information; and
participation in funding raising and grant proposal preparation. The
position provides opportunities for research related to plant systematics
or herbarium management and participation in the academic development and
research of graduate students.  Salary commensurate with qualifications and
experience. Start date is approximately June 1, 2000; application deadline
March 31, 2000, or until an applicant is selected.

     This August the herbarium will be moving into a new building that is
now being constructed.  The new facilities will include a large area for
specimen storage where  herbarium cases will be incorporated  into a
movable storage system.  The National Science Foundation has recently
notified us of the approval of funds for the purchase of new cabinets.
Other facilities in the new herbarium complex will include space for
research, herbarium library, preparation work room, computer room, new
office space
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?including a new office for the collections manager.

 Send letter of application, resume, and names of at least three references
       L. Urbatsch
       Department of Biological Sciences
       508 Life Sciences Building
       Ref. log # 000183
       Louisiana State University
       Baton Rouge, LA 70803
       Phone (225) 388-8555, FAX (225) 388-2597
       email: leu at lsu.edu

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