(41-V8) Senior Herbarium Assistant

Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO


Assists curators in daily management of a research project surveying diversity of food plants. Assists with collection of food plants from a variety of markets, horticultural collections, and wild plants. Expedites and facilitates identification, labeling, and processing of plant material entering the herbarium. Helps perform contract research on a variety of topics. Manages database and coordinates identification of voucher specimens for pharmaceutical research contracts and many assist with other botanical research projects.

Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in botany or related field, Master's degree preferred. Previous herbarium and field experience preferred. Knowledge of computer database and other software helpful. Familiarity with botanical literature, rules of botanical nomenclature, and general principles of plant taxonomy required. Foreign languages and previous foreign travel experience preferred.

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