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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Tenure Track Assistant Professor - Plant Biologist, Oklahoma State

The Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and Evolution at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor to begin August 2019. The ideal candidate will address fundamental questions in biology with research interests in plant secondary metabolism (broadly defined), including specialties such as biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and/or ethnobotany of plant secondary metabolites, or other related fields. Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.

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Flora of the Pacific Northwest just released

Fully revised and updated version of the 1973 edition by C. L. Hitchcock and Art Cronquist. Over 1000 new taxa and updated taxonomy and nomenclature. The first updated Flora for most taxa in the region in over 50 years.

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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.

http://www.mma.gov.br/images/arquivo/80043/camara-setorial-academia/links_e_documentos/FAQ_on_Law_13.123_for_foreign_biological_collections.pdf

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USDA APHIS National Taxonomist – Botany Position

The APHIS National Taxonomist – Botany position is currently posted on USAJOBS.

Merit Promotion – 6PQ-APHIS-MA-2018-0683, https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512324900

Case Exam - 24PQ-APHIS-MA-2018-0682, https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/512325000

The announcements will be in USAJOBS from October 1, 2018 until October 15, 2018. However, during this period, USAJOBS will be down beginning at 12:01 AM ET on Friday, October 5, 2018 but will be back up and running no later than 11:59 PM ET on Monday, October 8, 2018 (the Columbus Day holiday).

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