[Women-in-biology] JOB OPENING at The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium -- Curatorial Assistant-Brazilian specimen catalogue

Susan T Meiers ST-Meiers at wiu.edu
Fri Jun 9 10:17:30 EST 2006



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JOB OPENING at The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium

Curatorial Assistant-Brazilian specimen catalogue

The New York Botanical Garden Herbarium has an immediate opening for
someone interested in participating in all aspects of creating an
on-line catalogue of its extensive collection of plant specimens from
the interior upland of Brazil.  The catalogue will provide a preliminary
checklist of the region's flora and will facilitate studies of its
diversity and conservation.

Required qualifications and experience include:  entering information
from labels of Brazilian plant specimens into computer database; taking
digital images of specimens; curating, selecting, and filing specimens
according to taxonomic and geographic criteria; and other
collections-related tasks as needed.  Ideal candidate will have minimum
of a B.S. or B.A. in plant biology; taxonomy coursework; familiarity
with scientific plant names and other biological information and South
American geography; capacity for organized, detail-oriented, accurate,
efficient work; experience with databases and herbarium methods; working
knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish; ability to reach specimens in
cabinets 8 ft. high and at ground level.  Salary is commensurate with
experience, excellent benefits including 4 wks vacation. This is a grant
funded position for three years.  

Please send resume and cover letter to: HR Representative- CA, The New
York Botanical Garden 200th St. & Kazimiroff Blvd.  Bronx, NY
10458-5126.  Fax (718) 220-6504.  Email: hr2 at nybg.org. EOE/M/F/D/V.





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