Jobs Posted on the Whova Community Board of Center for Plant Conservation National Meeting
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Rare Plant Technician
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden Assists with a range of field, lab, greenhouse and office work. Emphasis on field work, greenhouse work, and seed cleaning. It is fun, rewarding work with mission-driven colleagues. Full-time, one-year, non-exempt position. Some previous experience desired. Works with the Rare Plant Conservation Team and reports to the Rare Plant Biologist. More information and a link to apply can be found on our website.
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden The Botany Technician assists with a wide range of lab, herbarium, and office work supporting the inventory, conservation, and restoration of California’s flora and ecological communities. Occasional field work may also be required. This full-time (40 hours per week), benefitted, temporary (15-month), non-exempt position, reports to the Conservation Geneticist.
Essential Laboratory and Herbarium Duties: Perform routine molecular genetics lab work, including: DNA extraction DNA quantitation Gel electrophoresis PCR Prepare, database, and help maintain dried plant tissues for SBBG tissue bank; Enter data, and maintain SBBG DNA database; Develop and maintain an inventory of the herbarium specimen backlog; Transcribe specimen label data from field note scans for specimens in mounting queue; Proofread all draft labels for specimens in mounting queue; Print final labels for specimens in mounting queue; Mount herbarium specimens; Image herbarium specimens; Assist and manage volunteers as needed;
Santa Barbara Botanic Garden The Conservation Technician 2B assists with a wide range of field, lab, and office work supporting the inventory, conservation, and restoration of California’s flora and ecological communities. This full-time (40 hours per week), non-exempt position, reports to the Director of Conservation and Research and works primarily with the Ecology team (Conservation Director, Applied Ecologist, Invertebrate Biologist). Essential Duties:
Conduct plant and insect surveys and monitoring; Conduct ecological restoration field work, including rare plant recovery, invasive plant control, native seed collection, seeding, and outplanting; Sort, curate, and identify insect/arthropod specimens to order and family level; Collect and curate herbarium specimens; Image arthropod specimens with state-of-the-art microscopy equipment; Conduct basic soils analyses (e.g. salinity, pH, texture); Enter data, and maintain and assist in the development of botany/insect/bibliography/rare plant databases; Maintain an up-to-date, orderly GIS program, including ordering and maintaining equipment, downloading and differentially correcting GPS data, producing maps in ArcGIS, and summarizing data; Help to coordinate collaborators, tasks, workflows and timelines for large complex projects; Perform education/outreach, including producing videos, leading interns, writing newsletter articles, or giving presentations and tours; Assist and manage volunteers as needed; Occasionally collect, clean, prepare, and database seed for conservation collections; Occasionally conduct greenhouse work, including seed bank analysis and germination studies.
Botanical Research Institute of Texas The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a Conservation Botanist to lead the institution’s Plant Conservation Program. The Conservation Botanist pursues original research in plant conservation, primarily in Texas. Areas of focus can include botanical and ecosystem exploration focusing on rare and endangered taxa, restoration ecology, ex situ cultivation, seed banking, conservation genomics, and/or comparable fields in plant conservation. The Conservation Botanist is expected to maintain an active research program as measured by scientific peer-reviewed journal publications, grant-funded proposals in support of research, collections management and development, collaborations with colleagues, outreach activities, participation in professional meetings, and contributions to graduate programs associated with local universities with which BRIT partners. The position often works with state and federal conservation agencies.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Conservation Botanist is responsible for establishing and leading research projects focused on the conservation of the plants of Texas and adjacent areas; overseeing seed collecting projects and managing the BRIT conservation seed lab and collection; writing grant proposals and managing grant-supported projects as a principal investigator or as part of multi-investigator teams; disseminating the results of projects through peer-reviewed publications, professional meetings, project reports, and other venues; supervising grant-funded staff, volunteers, and students as needed; serving as BRIT’s conservation officer to the Center for Plant Conservation; organizing and facilitating the biennial Texas Plant Conservation Conference; and interfacing with other conservation organizations and agencies to strengthen a statewide conservation network.
Conservation Ecology Coordinator
Atlanta Botanical Garden The Atlanta Botanical Garden invites applications for Conservation Ecology Coordinator for the Southeastern Center for Conservation within the Department of Conservation & Research. The successful candidate’s primary role will be to serve as the lead and coordinator for key conservation projects, reporting to the Conservation & Research Manager. Areas of focus can include botanical and ecosystem exploration focusing on rare and imperiled taxa, restoration ecology, ex situ conservation, and/or comparable fields in plant conservation.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities Leads established and new research projects focused on the conservation of Southeastern plants Supervise full time field biologist and part time technicians and interns Collaborate with internal and external colleagues to identify, prioritize, and develop new project funding opportunities as well as ensure current project deliverables are met Writes grant proposals and manages grant-supported projects as part of multi-investigator team Disseminates the results of projects through project reports, professional meetings, peer-reviewed publications, and other venues Manage, collect, assemble, and analyze various types of conservation data as well as produce maps using GIS software Species distribution modeling experience, preferred Provide field work support to assigned and other projects as needed Develop educational programming and curricula related to botanical conservation for interns and undergraduate & graduate student outreach Supervise conservation-focused projects of undergraduate researchers/interns Please see website for full details.
Atlanta Botanical Garden The Field Biologist will work as part of the Conservation & Research Department team at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. They will work under the direction of the Conservation Ecology Coordinator for 75%, and the Restoration Coordinator for 25% of their time, and will report administratively to the Conservation Ecology Coordinator. The Field Biologist assists with many of the Department’s field projects. The primary duties of this position include: 50% of the time in field support of departmental staff with independent projects, monitoring and maintenance of additional field projects, maintaining database records, updating permits, and coordinating Science Café. 25% of the time in conducting defined native plant projects and departmental administration including updating departmental records & general information, and promoting the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Conservation Department through public events. 25% of the time in field and administrative support to the Restoration Coordinator. The Field Biologist assists with many of the Department’s field projects. The primary duties of this position include: 50% of the time in field support of departmental staff with independent projects, monitoring and maintenance of additional field projects, maintaining database records, updating permits, and coordinating Science Café. 25% of the time in conducting defined native plant projects and departmental administration including updating departmental records & general information, and promoting the Atlanta Botanical Garden’s Conservation Department through public events. 25% of the time in field and administrative support to the Restoration Coordinator.