Position Available for a PROJECT ASSISTANT at the New York Botanical Garden

Thiers, Barbara bthiers at NYBG.ORG
Tue Apr 25 10:50:23 CDT 2006

NOTE that is position is not the same as the one posted earlier today on
Taxacom - there are TWO positions.  Both are part of the same project,
but have different duties and salaries!!


The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium has an opening for a PROJECT
ASSISTANT in the Phanerogamic Herbarium to participate in an NSF-funded
Brazilian specimen catalogue.  

Job duties:

*         Enter information from labels of Brazilian plant specimens
into computer database

*         Take digital images of specimens

*         Curate, select, and file specimens according to taxonomic and
geographic criteria

*         Coordinate training and work of interns and students

*         Edit data entered by cataloguers

*         Other project-related tasks as needed


Reports to: Dr. Jacquelyn Kallunki (jkallunki at nybg.org), Associate
Director and Curator of the Herbarium


Experience and qualifications required:

*         Familiarity with scientific plant names and other biological
information and South American geography

*         Organized, detail-oriented, efficient, and accurate in all

*         Experience with databases and herbarium methods

*         Good verbal and written communication skills

*         Successful supervisory experience preferred 

*         Working knowledge (conversational and written) of Portuguese
(or Spanish) a plus

*         Able to reach specimens in cabinets 8 ft high and at ground


Education:  M.S. in plant biology (or B.S. with at least 2 years'
pertinent experience) with solid taxonomic training 


Salary: $31,000 per year, plus benefits


Starting Date: Negotiable, but as soon after 1 June 2006 as possible


To apply:  Send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and letters
from three references to:


Human Resources Department

New York Botanical Garden

Bronx, NY 10458-5126

RE:  Project Assistant Position in Phanerogamic Herbarium


The New York Botanical Garden is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity



Dr. Barbara M. Thiers

Director, William and Lynda Steere   Herbarium

New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Blvd.

Bronx, NY 10458-5126

tel: 718-817-8622

fax: 718-817-8809

email:  bthiers at nybg.org


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