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Assistant/Associate/Full Curator

Position description:

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is excited to announce up to five full-time career-track research positions at any rank in Science. We are searching for creative, collaborative thinkers to join us in a multidisciplinary approach to developing biodiversity-based solutions to 21st century problems. NYBG Scientists leverage existing strengths while building unique and collaborative opportunities. We seek to enhance the collaborative momentum of NYBG’s Science Division by inviting individuals with creative, innovative, dynamic research programs who are interested in joining a strong group of researchers to apply for these positions. NYBG is seeking Biologists and Data Scientists with interdisciplinary experience in biodiversity informatics, data science, systematics, evolutionary biology, genomics (including but not limited to functional, population or conservation), ecology (including agroecology or restoration ecology), remote sensing, machine learning, ethnobotany, forestry, conservation (including species, population or ecosystem), or biogeochemistry (including carbon studies). The new hires will join a growing interdisciplinary research and scholarship team at NYBG to build fundamental knowledge and develop solutions-oriented approaches to biodiversity conservation, climate mitigation, climate resilience, and/or agrobiodiversity. This Cluster Hiring Initiative will help NYBG meet its strategic goals to drive faculty diversity and grow the impact of NYBG research locally, nationally, and internationally. Curators will be expected to leverage the NYBG collections (living, herbarium, library, and laboratory) in creative ways to address pressing issues facing the world. The New York Botanical Garden is committed to an inclusive, diverse, equitable, and accessible work environment, and further recognizes that diversity in our workforce fosters excellence in our mission of advocating for the plants of the world. Leveraging the strong foundation of existing policies and practices, NYBG will advance inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility through a number of institutional initiatives. Our aspiration is to continue to cultivate a workforce and institution that is as diverse as the communities we serve and the audiences we engage. Specific Duties and Responsibilities • Develop a strong and innovative research program that will make full use of the Steere Herbarium, the Mertz Library, digital assets, the facilities of the Pfizer Laboratory, and/or the living collections. • Build integrative/collaborative/synergistic research programs and develop new partnerships both within and outside of NYBG. • Attract extramural funding and produce a substantial body of publications. • Engage fully in service to NYBG’s Science programs, the broader institution, and the scientific community, as well as the general public. • Enhance NYBG’s role in education and communication by advising graduate students, mentoring interns and/or postdoctoral fellows, teaching graduate-level courses, and/or editing our impactful journals. Requirements and application instructions are available at the link below.


Closing Date: Oct 7, 2023




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