Director of Science and Conservation - National Tropical Botanical Garden

The National Tropical Botanical Garden has an opening for a full-time Director of Science and Conservation, to start July 1, 2019. This position is based at the NTBG headquarters in the South Shore Gardens, Kalaheo, Kauai, Hawaii.

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FAQ about new Brazilian regulations governing biological materials

Below is a link to the FAQ document about Brazilian regulations governing foreign use of biological materials. This legislation may have implications for herbaria and ASPT members who are or have done research in Brazil and conduct specimen exchange.


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Herbarium Collections Manager-UT Knoxville

The TENN herbarium is seeking a highly organized, detail-oriented individual to join our department as the Herbarium Collections Manager. This key team member oversees the day-to-day management, preservation, and accessibility of our plant and fungal biodiversity collection, which includes specimen curation, record keeping, and monitoring specimen inflow/outflow. In addition, the Herbarium Collections Manager leads a team of undergraduate students and volunteer assistants with specimen curation and scientific outreach projects. 

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Assistant Curator, Florida Museum of Natural History

The Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, invites applications for an Assistant Curator (equivalent to Assistant Professor), a tenure-track position, who will serve as curator-in-charge of the Herbarium, including supervision of its staff. The successful candidate is expected to conduct a dynamic research program focused broadly on the evolutionary biology of plants.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in Biology, Botany, or a closely related field, and demonstrate a record of research and publication focused on the evolution of any group(s) of plants. Candidates should also be willing to collaborate actively, although not exclusively, with the University of Florida’s diverse botanical research programs in the Florida Museum of Natural History, Department of Biology (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), and Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences. Candidates must be capable of leading, promoting, and utilizing an internationally recognized Herbarium (FLAS) that includes more than 465,000 specimens of vascular plants, bryophytes, algae, and moss.

The appointee is expected to teach and mentor both undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Florida. Pursuit of external funding is expected. The anticipated start date is no later than August 16, 2018.

See the link for details: http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/503444/assistant-curator

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Manager of Scientific Collections-University of Connecticut/Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

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.

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Herbarium Curator, Utah Valley University

Summary of Duties: 

Acts as liaison between the UVU Herbarium and the state, national, and international botanical community; requests plant specimen loans, receives and processes loans, prepares and ships loan requests; and maintains a plant specimen exchange program with other herbaria.

Secures appropriate plant collection permits from Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, and National Parks and Monuments offices.

Supervises work study students hired to work in the herbarium. Supervises student floristic and systematic research projects.

Teaches courses related to plant identification, systematics, and herbarium management.

Estimates repair costs on equipment, searches, orders, receives and inventories replacement parts, supplies, materials, devices and equipment.

Prepares, maintains, controls, submits and stores appropriate department files, reports, records, lists, summaries, etc., including records of inventory, purchases, supplies, work orders, specimen loans, etc.

Minimum Qualifications: 
Masters degree required from an accredited institution related to the field of study.

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