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Conservation Scientist (2 positions), Chicago Botanic Garden

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Conservation Scientist (2 positions), Chicago Botanic Garden

Deadline: April 5, 2019

Overview: We seek to hire two conservation scientists at the assistant scientist rank in our Plant Biology and Conservation Department ( We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in one or more of the following: Landscape Ecology, Restoration Ecology, and Ecophysiology, but other conservation disciplines will be considered. Candidates who focus on wetland or aquatic systems, or seed-based questions are especially encouraged to apply. In addition to conducting research, both positions will serve as faculty in our joint Plant Biology and Conservation graduate program with Northwestern University, and undertake outreach and service activities. These are full time, career-track positions. The successful candidates will join a group of enthusiastic scientists focused on addressing key conservation challenges. Start dates are flexible.

Position: Conservation Scientist (2 positions)

Location: Chicago, IL

Who may apply: Ph.D. in ecology, botany, biology, or equivalent with appropriate experience. Strong quantitative skills; meta-analysis skills desired. Excellent communication skills. Commitment to seeing research results applied to conservation and restoration. Commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment. Teaching, mentoring, and project/grant management experience.  Candidate’s research program should allow them to be in Chicago for most of the summer to mentor students.

Please go to to apply. In addition to the Garden application materials, please submit a cover letter; cv; separate 1-2 page statements on research interests and their conservation or restoration implications, mentoring philosophy, and diversity and inclusion (e.g. a statement about your past contributions to diversity and anticipated contribution to our program); as well as contact information for three references.
Contact Kayri Havens at with any questions.


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