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    Brooke BestCPC Conservation Officer

    Seed Bank Conservation Botanist (Full Time, Exempt)

    Minimum annual salary for this position is $57,000. Final salary offered dependent on education and experience.

    The Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden (FWBG) seeks a Conservation Botanist to join the Texas Plant Conservation Program. The position is responsible for the following: leading Texas rare plant seed banking efforts for the organization; conducting and overseeing seed collecting projects and managing the BRIT Conservation Seed Bank; conducting seed related research as part of seed banking activities; writing grant proposals, both independently and in collaboration with the program Director; managing grant-supported projects as a principal investigator or as part of multi-investigator teams; disseminating the results of projects through peer-reviewed publications, professional meetings, project reports, and other venues; supervising grant-funded staff, volunteers, and students as needed; assisting with organizing and facilitating the biennial Texas Plant Conservation Conference; and interfacing with other conservation organizations, agencies, and individuals to strengthen a statewide conservation network.

    A Masters or Ph.D. degree in conservation biology, botany, natural resources, restoration ecology, or related field is required, along with field work experience and experience with ex situ or preserved collections. Must have research project management and report and grant writing experience. A working knowledge of basic taxonomic principles and characteristics of major plant families and Texas flora is desired.

    To see a more detailed list of job tasks and applicant qualifications, please visit https://fwbg.org/about-us/careers/ and the “Seed Bank Conservation Botanist” listing. You be asked to create an account and upload your CV or resume as a pdf file. In lieu of a cover letter, you will be required to answer several questions. Posting may say application review will begin either March 31 or April 15th and continue until the position is filled, but closing date is not until April 30. Ideal start date is June 2023. Actual start date is negotiable. Questions about the position can be directed to Program Director Brooke Best at bbest@fwbg.org.

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