Research Scientist, New World Succulents - Desert Botanical Garden

Desert Botanical Garden is seeking a Research Scientist with an area of specialization in any aspect of the biology and conservation of New World succulent plants, with special emphasis on cactus and agaves. Deadline: 15 April 2019


Summer 2019 REU in Botany and Conservation Biology - Missouri Botanical Garden

Ten students will be chosen to participate in a ten-week program involving full-time work on an independent research project, with the guidance of a staff mentor, in addition to educational seminars, discussion sessions and field trips. Available projects deal with subjects including plant taxonomy, restoration ecology, conservation biology, plant morphology, and emerging crops. Application deadline is February 28, 2019.


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.


Summer Systematics Institute, California Academy of Sciences

SSI is an 8-week paid research internship at our state-of-the-art research facility and museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. The Summer Systematics Institute and Biological Illustration Internship will be employment opportunities for 8 weeks, from June 19 through August 11, 2017, 40 hours per week.

Participants will conduct research with their chosen advisor on a project relating to the discipline of the advisor and student. Participants also receive instruction while taking part in a museum-based curriculum that includes tours, lectures, and lab exercises on phylogenetic systematics, molecular techniques, biodiversity, evolutionary biology, global change, and other contemporary issues in the natural sciences. One-day field trips highlighting the local natural history include tidepooling and hiking. 

See the website for information on how to apply.


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

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