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.

  • Research Assistant

The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) seeks a full-time Research Assistant to support research investigators in various projects including field surveys, literature reviews, plant collection and identification, data input and processing, project coordination, and various clerical duties. Research Assistants may also design and perform independent research projects under the direction of a lead Researcher.  We are seeking a self-motivated individual with excellent written and oral communication skills who can effectively follow oral and written instructions to complete tasks with little oversight. Research Assistants are expected to conduct field work in adverse conditions including high temperatures and difficult terrain for extended periods of time and must be able to carry necessary field equipment. The successful applicant will have a bachelor’s degree in botany, biology, environmental science, or a related field. Relevant work experience may be substituted for a degree. Computer skills are required with demonstrated competency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook. Proficiency with ESRI mapping software and a knowledge of the local flora is preferred but not required.
To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Selection of applicants will be made through assessment of 1) past experience, 2) interpersonal skills, 3) references, and 4) level of enthusiasm and commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal and consumer credit background check. BRIT is an equal opportunity employer.