[Taxacom] Graduate Assistant Herbarium Curatorship Now Open

Jennie Kluse jkluse at lsu.edu
Tue Feb 19 08:49:32 CST 2013

I'm happy to announce the following position, ideal for an incoming
graduate student:

Louisiana State University Herbarium (http://www.herbarium.lsu.edu/) is
seeking a graduate student interested in researching a broad botanical,
ecological, or evolutionary subject that would utilize our prestigious
facility and collections of over 200,000 vascular plants, bryophytes,
lichens, and fungi.  While pursuing a degree in the Biological Sciences,
the Graduate Assistant Curatorship would provide a stipend, equivalent to a
teaching assistantship, and training in the techniques of collections
management.  The assistantship is part-time, requiring 20 hrs/wk of work in
the herbarium during the Fall and Spring semesters under the guidance of
the Herbarium Director and Collections Manager.  Ideal candidates will be
highly self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented in order to
effectively succeed in databasing, georeferencing, imaging, filling,
repairing, and annotating specimens.  Additional activities include
preparing loans and assisting with occasional collection trips.  The
location of the position is Baton Rouge, Louisiana, a cosmopolitan city
central to the Gulf South within approximately an hour drive of many
natural areas and New Orleans.  One must formally apply and be accepted
into a degree program in the Biological Sciences Department at Louisiana
State University (LSU) (http://www.biology.lsu.edu/).  Preference will be
given to applicants interested in plant systematics, ecology, evolution, or
related fields.  For further information, please contact the LSU Herbarium
Manager, Jennifer Kluse (jkluse at lsu.edu).

Best Regards,
Jennifer S. Kluse
Research Associate
Department of Biological Sciences
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
PH: (225) 578-8564

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