[Taxacom] Project Assistant-Brazilian specimen catalogue -- JOB OPENING at The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium

Thiers, Barbara bthiers at nybg.org
Fri Jun 9 10:02:45 CDT 2006

JOB OPENING at The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium


Project Assistant-Brazilian specimen catalogue


The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium has an immediate opening for
someone interested in participating in all aspects of creating an
on-line catalogue of its extensive collection of plant specimens from
the interior upland of Brazil.  The catalogue will provide a preliminary
checklist of the region's flora and will facilitate studies of its
diversity and conservation.  Duties will include:  entering information
from labels of Brazilian plant specimens into computer database; taking
digital images of specimens; curating, selecting, and filing specimens
according to taxonomic and geographic criteria; and other
collections-related tasks as needed.  


Required qualifications and experience include:  Minimum of a B.S. or
B.A. in plant biology; taxonomy coursework; familiarity with scientific
plant names and other biological information and South American
geography; capacity for organized, detail-oriented, accurate, efficient
work; experience with databases and herbarium methods; working knowledge
of Portuguese or Spanish preferred; ability to reach specimens in
cabinets 8 ft. high and at ground level.  Salary is commensurate with
experience, excellent benefits including 4 wks vacation. This is a grant
funded position for three years. 


Please send resume and cover letter to: HR Representative- CA, The New
York Botanical Garden 200th St. & Kazimiroff Blvd.  Bronx, NY
10458-5126.  Fax (718) 220-6504.  Email: hr2 at nybg.org. EOE/M/F/D/V.




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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