Andrew S. Doran andrewdoran at berkeley.edu
Thu May 18 12:51:33 CDT 2017

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology seeks a Manager of
Scientific Collections (UCP VII) to curate the CONN herbarium, which houses
collections that support the teaching and research activities of a large
academic department and other scientific users.  The successful candidate
will organize, maintain, and manage departmental collections; i.e.:
identify, prepare and catalog botanical specimens, including herbarium
specimens, paleobotanical specimens, and fluid-preserved plant materials;
maintain and update CONN records in relevant databases (such as the
Consortium of Northeast Herbaria, GBIF, iDigBio, and Index Herbariorum);
maintain the collection’s digital database and all associated computer and
imaging equipment, including backups, software and antivirus updates, and
monthly data updates; provide support to faculty involved in
collections-based research; respond to data requests from scientists and
other investigators and assist visiting scientists who have been granted
access to the collections; interview, hire, and train student workers and
volunteers to assist in managing and databasing the collections; facilitate
collection growth by initiating and/or processing exchanged and/or donated
acquisitions from other institutions; purchase equipment and supplies
necessary to maintain the collections; participate in the instruction of
the collections course; manage all incoming and outgoing loans, both
physically and electronically.

 Minimum qualifications:
·      M.S. degree in botany or closely related field
·      Detailed knowledge of taxonomy and botanical nomenclature, with
particular reference to eastern North American groups
·      Ability to understand, use and maintain the collection database
(BG-Base) and HTML export protocol proficiently
·      Detailed knowledge of modern curatorial standards and techniques
including pest control, specimen mounting and processing, and digital
specimen databasing and imaging
·      Prior experience in working with botanical databases

Preferred qualifications:

·      Prior work experience in a herbarium
·      Prior experience using BG-Base software
·      Experience with using servers, related software (e.g., Windows
Server), and networks
·      PhD in botany
Appointment Terms:

This is a full-time, 12-month position and includes full benefits with an
excellent healthcare and retirement package.

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume and letters of recommendation from
three professional references via UConn jobs (http://jobs.uconn.edu/).
Screening will begin immediately. Employment of the successful candidate
will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment
criminal background check.

Donald H. Les
Professor & Director, CONN Herbarium
University of Connecticut
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
75 N Eagleville Rd
Storrs, CT 06269-3043

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