Research & Development Botanist
University of Mississippi - Oxford, MS

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The position is available immediately. The appointment is temporary for up to one year. This botanist will grow medicinal plants at NCNPR facilities in support of various research projects. This position involves ongoing maintenance of living plants, and requires dedication to project outcomes.

Job Responsibilities
Responsible for growing medicinal plants in indoor and outdoor facilities. This work includes working with other NCNPR scientists to plan botanical projects having specific outcomes, including production of high-grade plant materials (plant products and living plants).

Carries out each project, from soil preparation to harvest, with special emphasis on product quality and documentation of cultivation processes.

Performs ongoing maintenance of study plants throughout each growing cycle.

Prepares study reports and participate in manuscript preparation.

Must be able to work independently, to plan and perform botanical projects, to communicate progress and results to supervisors, to assist in preparing reports for scientific publications, and to quickly learn new techniques and essential skills.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s Degree in botany, agronomy, horticulture, agriculture, or a related field. The candidate must have skills and experience in the cultivation of medicinal plants in both indoor and outdoor facilities.

Knowledge and experience in the management of horticultural processes for propagation and cultivation of medicinal plants is required, as well as a strong background in plant taxonomy.

Special instructions to applicants
An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

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