Holden Forests & Gardens seeks a Research Scientist.

Holden Forests and Gardens invites applications for a full-time scientist to perform research relating to Holden’s living plant collections. We are particularly interested in hiring a scientist to work with and develop our woody plant collections, which include native forests as well as diverse plantings of native and non-native taxa.

The scientist will establish an internationally recognized research program related to his/her area of specialization using Holden collections. He/she should demonstrate the ability to lead a strong, independent, extramurally funded research program, and to be a spokesperson to diverse public and professional audiences.

Holden Forests and Gardens, the 13th largest public garden in the US, is comprised of two campuses: the Holden Arboretum (www.holdenfg.org) and the Cleveland Botanical Garden. The Arboretum, based in Kirtland, OH, is an American Alliance of Museums accredited institution that promotes the beauty and importance of trees and plants and encompasses over 3600 acres of gardens, documented plant collections, and natural areas.

The Botanical Garden’s urban campus houses both glasshouse and outdoor plant collections on its 10 acre campus. This position will be based at the Long Science Center on the Holden Arboretum campus, a modern facility comprised of 15,000 square feet of greenhouse and laboratory space. Scientists have the opportunity for academic appointments and interdisciplinary interactions with students and faculty from neighboring universities including Case Western Reserve University (www.cwru.edu), Kent State University (www.kent.edu), and The Ohio State University (www.osu.edu).

Interested applicants should have a Ph.D. in plant biology, ecology, horticulture, forestry, or related discipline; postdoctoral experience is preferred. We will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2019. The successful candidate may begin as early as October of 2019, but the start date is flexible.

Salary Range: $70,000-$100,000

Job Classification: Full-Time

To apply: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, a statement of research interests, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three referees combined in a single document to our online application site at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=db704977-d8c5-4be2-a36a-23f4002eddc0&jobId=48253&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

Questions concerning the position should be forwarded to Dr. David Burke, Scientist and Chief Programming Officer ([email protected]). Holden Forests and Gardens is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted: November 30, 2018
Deadline: January 15, 2019