Jobs at BRIT

From Tiana Rehman at BRIT:

We have two job openings posted in the BRIT herbarium, Herbarium Research Botanist (FT) and Herbarium Assistant (FT/Temp.); we are also soliciting applications for a new Director of Research (FT). Please see the brief descriptions below and links to the full job announcements on the BRIT website (http://brit.org/about/employment).  Please also update your contact lists to reflect that I amthe only current contact for any transaction inquiries involving the BRIT herbarium and can be reached via herbarium@brit.org ortrehman@brit.org; note that aneill@brit.org is no longer an active account.

Cheers,

Tiana

 

Herbarium Research Botanist (http://www.brit.org/employment#herbarium_research_botanist)  

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a full time Herbarium Research Botanist that will be a split appointment emphasizing the utilization, improvement, and growth of the BRIT herbarium collection. Equal time will be spent on (1) herbarium curation and management and (2) conducting original research focused on botanical and ecosystem exploration in Texas and elsewhere. Research projects must either utilize existing collections or result in the acquisition of additional collections to be deposited in the BRIT herbarium. Candidate must have experience in the herbarium and a record of successful grant-writing, project management, and publishing. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, demonstrates the ability to disseminate one’s scientific work effectively to various audiences, and has been trained to analyze biological data. Strong interpersonal skills, organizational and planning skills, and ability to communicate effectively are a must.

An advanced degree in Botany or a closely related discipline is required, with knowledge of regional/southwest flora preferred. The Herbarium Research Botanist must be able to work in varying conditions indoors as well as outside in the Texas climate. BRIT strives to maintain a positive work environment focused on growth and success of individuals working together in a collaborative, professional manner with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to: Brithr@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Selection of applicants will be made through assessment of necessary skills, related experience, and applicable education/plant knowledge. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Full Position Description: http://www.brit.org/webfm_send/1394

 

 

 

Herbarium Assistant (http://www.brit.org/employment#herbarium_assistant)

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a temporary, full time Herbarium Assistant to assist the Collections Manager in the processing, preparation, and filing of plant specimens and in maintaining the BRIT-SMU-VDB herbarium collections and associated databases. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively are required. The ideal candidate is self-motivated with attention to detail, has strong organization skills, and can work independently and take on supervisory and organizational responsibilities.

Candidate must have a degree in Botany, Biology, or a related field, with experience working with scientific collections. BRIT strives to maintain a positive work environment focused on growth and success of individuals working together in a collaborative, professional manner with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to: Brithr@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Full Position Description: http://www.brit.org/webfm_send/1393

 

 

 

Director of Research (http://www.brit.org/employment#dir_research)

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a full time Director of Research. This position oversees the Research program at BRIT, which includes the library and herbarium collections, the press, biodiversity informatics, and research projects. The Director of Research conceptualizes a broad vision for the overall program, aligned with the Institute’s strategic goals, and leads the program in annual and long-range strategic planning. In this leadership position, the director will work collaboratively with cross-departmental teams on projects that build the organization’s standing in the field of botany and conservation. Candidate must have a minimum of 10 years experience to include a combination of conducting research and managing research programs, along with a strong record of successful grant-writing and project management.

A Ph.D. in botany, ecology, or conservation biology, with publications, is required. Strong oral and written communication skills are necessary and supervisory experience is preferred. BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to: Brithr@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Full Position Description: http://www.brit.org/webfm_send/1392

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