[PCA] JOB: Conservation Research Scientist (Tucson, AZ)

Olivia Kwong plant at plantconservation.org
Thu Apr 14 07:32:27 CDT 2011

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Conservation Research Scientist
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Founded in 1952, the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a world-renowned
zoo, botanical garden, and conservation non-profit. The Museum is
currently seeking a Conservation Research Scientist. This
regular/full-time position is responsible for organizing, conducting,
and coordinating supervisor approved research/conservation projects on
organismal biology, plant systematics, distribution, evolution, and
the general ecology & natural history of the Sonoran Desert Region.
Duties include: developing and undertaking original research programs
in areas of expertise; writing grant proposals and fundraising for
projects and research & conservation activities; and publishing in
scientific, peer-reviewed journals, popular magazines, and other
media. Additional responsibilities include: providing guidance and
answering questions from ASDM staff, docents, volunteers and from the
public on both sides of the border, contributing to the scientific
accuracy of ASDM interpretive & public programs and publications, and
promoting science & conservation in the region among governmental and
international agencies as well as other governmental and
non-governmental organizations.

This position requires a doctoral degree (PhD) in a field related to
the conservation of biological diversity, a minimum of five years
experience in research & conservation of the Sonoran Desert Region,
and a minimum of five years of diverse fundraising experience; or
equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have
published records in scientific and popular publications. Additional
qualifications: Must be fluent in written and spoken English, with
good conversational-level Spanish, be able to speak in public to both
scientific and popular audiences, and be able to travel throughout the

For an overview of current science and conservation programs please
visit the Center for Sonoran Desert Studies section of our website:

Letters of interest with CVs and names of three references may be submitted:
* in person, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.,
* e-mailed to Human Resources, sduncan at desertmuseum.org (send CV/cover
letter in PLAIN TEXT only; we cannot accept attached documents)
* faxed to (520) 883-2500, or
* mailed to Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Road, Tucson,
Arizona 85743.

The Museum requires drug screening as part of the hiring process. The
Museum participates in E-Verify. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position was opened on March 11, 2011 and will remain open until filled.

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