NatureServe, an international nonprofit conservation organization, is seeking a Research Botanist to join its team of scientists. This is a full-time position located in Arlington, Virginia. The Research Botanist assesses and reviews the conservation status of rare North American plants and contributes to a diverse array of projects and analyses that use this information to influence conservation decisions. Frequent clients/partners include U.S. and Canadian Federal land management agencies, as well as more local conservation groups and university-based conservation researchers.
The ideal candidate will have a M.S. in botany or in biology/ecology with a botanical emphasis, at least one year of experience working in a botanical field, a working knowledge of some portion of the North American flora, knowledge of systematic concepts, and excellent research and communication skills.
NatureServe’s mission-focused, collaborative atmosphere motivates staff to contribute their best efforts to make a positive impact on some of the world’s most pressing environmental issues. We offer a competitive nonprofit benefits package that includes a 401(k) savings and retirement plan with matching contributions; health and dental insurance; short and long-term disability; annual and sick leave; and life insurance.
NatureServe is located in Arlington, Virginia just outside Washington, D.C., in a location easily accessible by foot, bike, or public transportation. If you would like to pursue a career in plant conservation that makes a tangible difference, please go to http://www.natureserve.org/aboutUs/jobs/researchBotanist.jsp for detailed information about this job, the organization, and how to apply.