Thank you for your interest in employment at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas.
    Available positions are listed below and are updated as changes occur. 

    All candidates must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. and will be required to provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the U.S.
     
    New Postings: May 27, 2015
     

    Director of Research
     
    The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a full time Director of Research. This position oversees the Research program at BRIT, which includes the library and herbarium collections, the press, biodiversity informatics, and research projects. The Director of Research conceptualizes a broad vision for the overall program, aligned with the Institute’s strategic goals, and leads the program in annual and long-range strategic planning. In this leadership position, the director will work collaboratively with cross-departmental teams on projects that build the organization’s standing in the field of botany and conservation. Candidate must have a minimum of 10 years experience to include a combination of conducting research and managing research programs, along with a strong record of successful grant-writing and project management.
     
    A Ph.D. in botany, ecology, or conservation biology, with publications, is required. Strong oral and written communication skills are necessary and supervisory experience is preferred. BRIT strives to maintain a positive working environment focused on growth and success of individuals, working together in a collaborative, professional manner, with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to: Brithr@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   
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    Herbarium Research Botanist
     
    The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a full time Herbarium Research Botanist that will be a split appointment emphasizing the utilization, improvement, and growth of the BRIT herbarium collection. Equal time will be spent on (1) herbarium curation and management and (2) conducting original research focused on botanical and ecosystem exploration in Texas and elsewhere. Research projects must either utilize existing collections or result in the acquisition of additional collections to be deposited in the BRIT herbarium. Candidate must have experience in the herbarium and a record of successful grant-writing, project management, and publishing. The ideal candidate is self-motivated, demonstrates the ability to disseminate one’s scientific work effectively to various audiences, and has been trained to analyze biological data. Strong interpersonal skills, organizational and planning skills, and ability to communicate effectively are a must.
     
    An advanced degree in Botany or a closely related discipline is required, with knowledge of regional/southwest flora preferred. The Herbarium Research Botanist must be able to work in varying conditions indoors as well as outside in the Texas climate. BRIT strives to maintain a positive work environment focused on growth and success of individuals working together in a collaborative, professional manner with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a cover letter with salary requirements and a resume to: Brithr@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Selection of applicants will be made through assessment of necessary skills, related experience, and applicable education/plant knowledge. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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    Herbarium Digitization Technician
     
    The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a part-time Herbarium Digitization Technician to assist the Collections Manager in increasing, maintaining, and updating virtual collection records by digitizing herbarium specimens that are associated with the VDB collection in the BRIT herbarium. This is a grant-funded, temporary part-time position.
     
    Attention to detail and self-motivation are essential for this position. The Herbarium Digitization Technician must be self-motivated to accomplish goals and have the ability to work independently of supervision. The primary job responsibility for the technician is the imaging (scanning and photographing) of plant specimens and the capture of related metadata. This position works closely with herbarium staff to provide high quality knowledge to botanical and other herbarium communities and must have good communication skills to train and assist volunteers, interns, and other staff members in digitizing activities in the herbarium.
     
    Ideally the Herbarium Digitization Technician holds or is working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology, Information Sciences, or a related field. Experience working with volunteers is a plus. BRIT strives to maintain a positive work environment focused on growth and success of individuals working together in a collaborative, professional manner with communication a priority. To apply, please submit one document containing a resume and a cover letter to: Brithr@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  
     
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    Project Research Assistant
     
    The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a full time Project Research Assistant to provide project support to research investigators. Support includes coordinating projects, performing field work, processing data, and supervising volunteers. The Project Research Assistant may also design and perform independent research projects under the direction of a lead Researcher.
     
    The Project Research Assistant must be a self-starter with excellent written and oral communication skills. Computer skills with demonstrated competency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook are required. ESRI mapping software skills are also required for this position. Because this position is required to interact with partners, donors, and stakeholders, candidates must have the capacity to professionally represent BRIT Research.
     
    Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in biology, soil science, environmental science, or a related field. Relevant work experience may be substituted for a degree. Knowledge of regional/Southwest Flora and an interest in horticulture is preferred. BRIT strives to maintain a positive work environment focused on growth and success of individuals working together in a collaborative, professional manner with communication a priority. To apply, please submit a single document with a resume and a cover letter to: Brithr@brit.org. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
     
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