Thank you for your interest in employment at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas! 

    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.
     

    Research Botanist
     
    The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a highly motivated, full time Research Botanist with a primary focus on plant systematics and complementary interests in floristics, ecology, adaptations, and/or conservation. A research program that includes a field- and collections-based focus on the geographic area of Texas and the south-central U.S.A. is preferred. It is expected that research activities will directly influence the improvement, growth, and increased accessibility of the BRIT herbarium.
     
    Located in Fort Worth, Texas, and adjacent to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, BRIT is housed in a 70,000 square-foot LEED-Platinum building, has an endowment of $55 million, and comprises a staff of ca. 35 FTE. Resources include the herbarium of over 1 million specimens with strengths in Texas, the Southeastern U.S., the Neotropics, and Pacifica; a world-class botanical library of 100,000 volumes; a specimen digitization studio; and strong links to local universities.
     
    A Ph.D. in plant systematics, biodiversity science, or closely related field is required for this position, and postdoctoral experience is preferred. Applicants will need to show success with grant acquisition and raising funds from foundations, agencies, or other grantors. The successful candidate will maintain an active research program as measured by scientific peer-reviewed journal publications, graduate student supervision, grant-funded proposals in support of research, collections development, collaborations with colleagues, contributions to the institute’s outreach activities, dissemination of research at professional meetings, and participation in graduate programs associated with Texas Christian University and the University of Texas, Arlington.
     
    To Apply
    Send a cover letter, a detailed CV, Statement of Research, and the names and contact information of three references to: BRITHR@brit.org. Applications will be accepted through August 7, 2016. The successful applicant will be subject to a background check. Salary is commensurate with experience.
     
    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.
     
    BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
     

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