Application Open for full-time Research Botanist at The Marie Selby Botanical Garden

Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2017.

Position starting date flexible but as early as February 1, 2017.

The Marie Selby Botanical Gardens invites applications for a full-time position of Research Botanist. The primary function of the job will be to conduct an integrated research program on a vascular plant family rich in epiphytic species in the New World tropics. The researcher will utilize modern and traditional methods such as comparative morphology, molecular systematics, floristics, and informatics, with the ultimate goal of understanding, and conserving plants and their natural habitats. Geographical areas of particular interest are the Caribbean, Central America, and the Andes. 

A Ph.D. in plant systematics or closely related field is required for this position, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. A history of raising funds from foundations, government agencies, or other grantors is desirable. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program as measured by scientific peer-reviewed journal publications, grant-funded proposals in support of research, development and curation of the Gardens living and preserved collections, contributions to the Gardens outreach activities, and dissemination of research at professional meetings. They must also serve in an editorial capacity for the Gardens scientific publication, Selbyana, assist in the organization of symposia and other meetings, and participate in intern- and university-level student education. Good public speaking ability is desirable. The successful candidate will interact with Selby Gardens administration, staff, donors, volunteers, and members to assist in raising funds and promoting the work of botanical science.

To Apply

To apply, please collate the following into a single PDF file:

  • 1-page cover letter
  • curriculum vita
  • names and addresses of three reference
  • and send to careers@selby.org.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a drug free workplace and an equal opportunity employer. 

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