Vacancy for Systematic Botanist

Ellen Farr Farr.Ellen at NMNH.SI.EDU
Fri Dec 17 14:22:35 CST 2004

Botanist (Systematic Research)
Smithsonian Institution
National Museum of Natural History
The Department of Botany seeks an outstanding systematic botanist for a
full-time research position. Successful candidates should have demonstrated
expertise that emphasizes innovative as well as conventional application of
systematic collections such as those of the United States National
Herbarium,  utilizing modern methods based on comparative morphology and
augmented by other methodological tools such as molecular phylogenetics.  In
addition to a proven record of scientific achievement in the research
specialty, applicants are expected to have expertise and interest in
additional fields, such as biogeography, biodiversity and conservation,
enthnobotany, floristics, informatics, or theoretical systematics.
Candidates with an established and recognized research program on a large or
important plant group (e.g., Euphorbiaceae, Fabaceae, Melastomataceae,
pteridophytes, Rubiaceae) may be given preference. Applicants must have
demonstrated ability to establish an externally funded research program, and
to conduct active botanical fieldwork and/or collection building. The
position is initially a 4-year appointment and will be filled at the GS12
level (salary range is $60,638 to $78,826 with an expected Federal pay
increase in January and is commensurate with experience).  For copy of the
vacancy announcement see:  See for further information about the Botany
Department and the position. To receive full consideration, each applicant
should send:  1) a curriculum vita, including a complete list of
publications, 2) a set of selected publications (no more than five
reprints), 3) a statement of research and education interests and goals,
and, 4) a list of 3 individuals from which letters of reference may be
sought.  Applications must be received by February 4, 2005 and reference MPA
Number 04AD-1416  and must be mailed to:  Smithsonian Institution, Office of
Human Resources, P.O. Box 50638, Washington, DC 20091-50638, Attn:  Audrey
Davis (ph 202-275-1005).  All applicants will be notified by email or phone
when their application is received.    The Smithsonian Institution is an
Equal Opportunity Employer.

Ellen Farr
Botany, National Museum of Natural History
farr.ellen at
fax: 202-786-2563

More information about the Taxacom mailing list