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Herbarium Research Botanist & Collections Manager 9/2/2016

University of California - Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, CA

Company
University of California - Santa Barbara
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
20160423
AJE Ref #
576077168
Location
Santa Barbara, CA
Experience
Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Job Number
20160423

Number of Hires
Single Hire

Job Open Date
08-23-2016

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Primary Consideration Date for Open Until Filled
09-07-2016

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Title Code
9722

Payroll Title Name
MUSEUM SCI SR

Working Title Name
Herbarium Research Botanist & Collections Manager

Department Profile (Specific Information about department/program):
The mission of the Vernon and Mary Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) is to support: Education; Research; Collections Management; Ecosystem Management, Restoration and Conservation; and K-12 Academic Preparation and Community Education Program (Kids in Nature).

CCBER promotes the teaching of diverse undergraduate courses in EEMB, Environmental Studies, and Geology. It also supports faculty, staff, and student research interests by providing field and lab-based resources. In addition, CCBER houses regionally focused collections of terrestrial plants, algae, and vertebrates, as well as an extensive plant anatomy collection. The Center satisfies the University's goal of providing stewardship of campus lands, rich in biodiversity. Through the ecological restoration program, the Center encourages land restoration on and near campus. The Kids in Nature outreach program fulfills K-12 educational goals, while staff and faculty curators provide scientific information and advice.

The union of these elements into CCBER creates a campus facility dedicated to education, research, and outreach related to regional biological diversity and restoration.

Department Code-Name
CBER-Cheadle Ctr for Biodiv & Eco Restoration

End Date/Contingencies for Grant Funding
This position is funded for 18 months from the date of hire. Extension beyond that time contingent upon availability of funding.

FOC (Federal Occupation Code) Sub-Code
BI-Science, Lab & Allied Services

FOC (Federal Occupation Code)
B-Professionals (e.g., SAO, Analyst, Computer Network Technologist)

Advertised Range Min (full time equivalent)

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Advertised Range Max (full time equivalent)
5,051

Advertised Range Rate Type
Monthly

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$4,759-$5,051/mo.

Percentage of full-time
100

Days
Monday - Friday

Hours
Varies

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Summary of Job Duties
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Summary of Job Duties
(Note: This summary will be used for keyword search) Herbarium Research Botanist & Collections Manager

The Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (CCBER) Herbarium Research Botanist & Collections Manager is responsible (1) collection curation and management of all CCBER/UCSB Natural History Collections and (2) conducting original research focused on botanical and ecosystem exploration in California and elsewhere. Preference is on research interests that utilize existing collections, result in the acquisition of additional collections to be deposited in the UCSB herbarium, plant systematics and taxonomy, regional California flora, and collaborations with the vibrant CCBER Ecological Restoration group. The Herbarium Research Botanist & Collections Manager is responsible for all aspects of the collections including cataloging, curation, and database management. In addition to original research, they take a lead role in grant writing to support the security, curation and scientific use of the collections. The incumbent works closely with the faculty curators and responds to loan and use requests by UCSB faculty, staff, and students and by the local and international scientific community. He/she trains and supervises student interns, volunteers, and assists faculty with teaching the curatorial internships and other courses. The incumbent provides tours of the collections for school groups, community members, and educational outreach programs.
The position involves academic interpretation of objects in a collection and on loan. Recommends acquisitions, de-accessions, and conservation. Conducts original research and presents/ publishes results. Has administrative responsibilities and oversees the care of the collections and their documentation. Uses advanced subject area knowledge and curatorial expertise to resolve complex issues and fulfill responsibilities. Assignments are defined by overall objectives and incumbent exercises judgment in selecting methods for obtaining results. Work is performed independently; requires formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy.

The CCBER/UCSB Natural History Collection is a diverse research and teaching collection located at the University of California Santa Barbara, Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Ecological Restoration (ccber.ucsb.edu). The Herbarium Research Botanist & Collections Manager must manage a wide variety of specimen collection practices, as the UCSB Natural History Collection includes lichens, algal, higher plants, vertebrate, etc. Our museum is approximately 150,000 specimens, of which 100,000 are herbarium specimens. We have a strong emphasis on collection-based research, collection digitization, and maintain close partnerships with the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden and Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History.

Minimum Requirements
Candidate must have experience working in herbaria and a record of successful grant writing, project management, and scientific publishing. An advanced degree in Botany or a closely related discipline is required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong interests in building own research program at UCSB, and a background demonstrating ability to analyze biological data.

Desirable Requirements
PhD in Botany or a closely related discipline

Special Conditions of Employment

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Other Special Conditions of Employment
This position is funded for 18 months from the date of hire. Extension beyond that time contingent upon availability of funding.

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Required Applicant Documents
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CBU (Collective Bargaining Unit)
RX- Research Support Professionals Unit (UPTE-CWA)

ERC (Employee Relations Code)
E

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Other

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