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Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Research Scientist – Biology of New World Succulents
Research position at one of the world’s major botanical gardens specializing in desert plants to begin Oct. 1, 2014. Areas of specialization may include any aspect of the biology of New World succulent plants, including taxonomy and systematics, evolutionary biology, ecology, or physiology. Individuals using novel approaches involving molecular genetics techniques are encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will be expected to develop an internationally recognized research program focused on members of the cactus and/or agave families. Responsibilities include conducting original research, seeking extramural funding, and cooperating with other departments in the development of exhibits and educational programs. Ph.D. in plant biology, ecology, or related field required.
The Desert Botanical Garden’s scientifically documented, living collections of Cactaceae and Agavaceae are taxonomically diverse and among the world’s largest and are designated as National Collections by the North American Plant Collections Consortium (NAPCC) of the American Public Gardens Association (APGA). The institution also maintains a particularly strong herbarium collection of cacti and agaves. The successful applicant will join a strong multidisciplinary team in the Department of Research, Conservation, and Collections and will be eligible to obtain adjunct faculty status in the School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University. In addition to living and herbarium collections, facilities include a newly constructed 1200 sq. ft. molecular genetics laboratory, library, and greenhouses.
Please send letter of application, C.V., a concise, 1-page description of research approaches and goals, and names and contact information of three references to Ms. Mary Catellier, Director of Human Resources, Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Pkwy., Phoenix, AZ 85008;
e-mail: email@example.com. Review of applications will begin January 6, 2014 and applications will be accepted until position is filled.
posted: 11/21/13. Part-time, Seasonal. Varied schedules; approximately 9-15 hours/week.
Garden Educators promote the Garden’s initiative in environmental education by leading, teaching and interacting with children and adults participating in the Sonoran Desert Adventure (grades K-4) program, private tours, and festivals. Additional duties and responsibilities requiring a specific skill set may be available throughout the season. Garden Educators will ensure program excellence is met at all levels while promoting and implementing the mission, values, and philosophy of the Desert Botanical Garden and its Education Department.
Responsibilities include leading, teaching and interacting with students, teachers, and chaperones on scheduled investigations using interactive, hands-on and inquiry-based teaching methods; conducting and interpreting assigned investigations a safe and engaging manner; assisting in the maintenance of materials for guided programs by making and stocking investigation supplies; participating and completing pre- and post-investigation duties; and successfully completing Garden Educator kindergarten through fourth grade level training, as well as other professional development opportunities.
Requirements include teaching and/or work experience in a science related field or education; demonstrated informal teaching and group management capabilities; flexibility to work in a team environment; enthusiasm, excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; ability to work on weekends and/or evenings, if needed. Bachelor’s degree preferred. All applications due by 12/12/13.
The benefits of regular employment at the Desert Botanical Garden include a competitive benefits package*, complimentary family membership, employee admissions exchange, wellness initiatives and discounts.
Reasonable accommodation may be made, where necessary, to allow a qualified individual to perform essential job functions. Honored as one of the 2012 Best Places to Work by the Phoenix Business Journal, the Desert Botanical Garden is an equal-opportunity employer.
*subject to eligibility requirements