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Researcher II
School of Biological Science-SIUC
College of Agricultural, Life and Physical Sciences-SIUC

The School of Biological Sciences at Southern Illinois University Carbondale seeks applicants for a Researcher II position. This is a full-time, grant-funded appointment that will begin January 6, 2021 and is expected to continue for two years subject to availability of funding. 









The selected individual will be responsible for daily operations of the Plant of Concern – Southern Illinois program, a grant funded program dedicated to the monitoring of rare plants in 11 southern Illinois counties.  The selected individual will be responsible for identifying target plant species and obtaining permission from land owners to conduct monitoring on their property.  The selected individual will facilitate and oversee a network of volunteer community scientists liaising with partner organizations including the Chicago Botanic Garden POC and the Cooperative Weed Management Area.  The selected individual will be responsible for learning Chicago Botanic Garden POC protocols, collecting, recording and summarizing data program data, and keeping extensive and accurate program records.

  • BA/BS degree in plant biology or related field
  • Experience and knowledge of field botany including the identification, taxonomy, and ecology of rare plant species
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct field work in extreme and remote field settings.
  • Valid driver's license is required.


  • MS degree in plant biology or related field
  • Experience developing and overseeing volunteer community science programs


Review of applications will begin October 9, 2020. Applications will be accepted after this date until the position is filled.
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David Gibson

SIU Carbondale, member of the SIU System, is an anti-racist community that opposes racism, discrimination and inequity in any form, and embraces diversity, inclusion, equity, and justice for all people.

SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its
ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to
serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed
and encouraged and will receive consideration.