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    April 21, 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 Assistant
     
    The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a temporary, full time Herbarium Assistant to assist the Collections Manager in the processing, preparation, and filing of plant specimens and in maintaining the BRIT-SMU-VDB herbarium collections and associated databases. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively are required. The ideal candidate is self-motivated with attention to detail, has strong organization skills, and can work independently and take on supervisory and organizational responsibilities.
     
    Candidate must have a degree in Botany, Biology, or a related field, with experience working with scientific collections. 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. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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    Operations Coordinator
     
    The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a fullā€time Operations Coordinator to support our mission. We are seeking an energetic, team-oriented candidate with exceptional communication and interpersonal skills including a strong internal and external customer service focus. The Operations Coordinator will manage a fluctuating workload and must be extremely organized and detail-oriented with the ability to multitask and perform under pressure. The ideal candidate will be able to work with minimal supervision, take direction from multiple people, have a welcoming personality, demonstrate good judgment, have proactive ideas, and be flexible, highly productive, and familiar with team concepts. 
     
    Experience in general office administration and computer skills with excellent proficiency in use of websites and Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook is required. Competency in Office 365 and SharePoint is also desired. Experience working with volunteers is a plus. A high school diploma or GED is required along with the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Operations Coordinator must also be able to work in air-conditioned areas as well as occasionally out of doors during hot summer weather. 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 interpersonal skills, related experience, and level of enthusiasm and commitment. Successful applicant will be subject to a background check. BRIT is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
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