Herbarium Curator and Vascular Plant Systematist Position Announc ement

Beach, James H beach at KU.EDU
Fri Aug 30 10:40:50 CDT 2002

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The Botanische Staatssammlung München (M), one of the World's largest state
herbarium, with 2.5 million specimens, is seeking an energetic and active
researcher to fill a position as . It is expected that the successful
candidate will conduct novel plant systematics research, preferably focusing
on extra-European plant groups. In addition, he/she will participate in
regional outreach and education activities, and will help with plant
identification and with answering inquiries from the public. Duties will
include work with other curators to plan and carry out the impending
compactorization of the herbarium as well as participation in routine
herbarium management tasks.

Requirements for the position include a diploma/master and a doctoral degree
in plant systematics and an understanding of herbarium curation. Strong
computer and database management skills are desirable.  The successful
applicant will initially be employed for three years in salary and benefits
category 'Vergütungsgruppe IIa BAT' and can then become permanently employed
in salary and benefits category 'Besoldungsgruppe A13'.  The Botanische
Staatssammlung is an equal opportunity employer and is actively seeking to
increase the percentage of women among its employees. Handicapped applicants
with equal qualifications will be given preference.

Application deadline: 30 November 2002.
To apply, please send curriculum vitae, complete contact information for
five references, and a cover letter to: Dr. Franz Schuhwerk Botanische
Staatssammlung München Menzinger Str. 67, D-80638 München

Information about the herbarium can be found at

(Dr. Franz Schuhwerk)
Botanische Staatssammlung Muenchen
Menzinger Strasse 67
80638 Muenchen
Tel. 089/17861-240  Fax 089/17861-193
e-mail: schuhw at botanik.biologie.uni-muenchen.de

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