University of Pennsylvania Hiring Biology/Botany Fellow

University of Pennsylvania Hiring Biology/Botany Fellow

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America’s Best Employers By State in 2021.

Job Title: Plant Science Fellow –

Location: Morris Arboretum

Qualifications & Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in Botany or Biology with course work in Botany.
  • A dedication to building a professional career in botany.
  • An ability to pay close attention to detail.
  • Self-motivation and reliability.
  • An ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Job Profile Title

Intern – Arboretum

Job Description Summary

The Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania inspires an understanding of the relationship between plants and people through education, research, and horticultural display. Located in the Northwest section of the city, the Morris Arboretum is a destination for plant lovers from Philadelphia and beyond. The Arboretum is home to a collection of more than 13,000 woody plants and host to special and educational events. A hub for botany, horticulture, and urban forestry, the Morris Arboretum is a special part of Penn.
Job Description

The Plant Science Fellow is a joint program between the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania and The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The Plant Science Fellow receives training and work experience in many aspects of managing both physical and virtual herbarium collections, and an opportunity to gain experience in botanical research. This Fellowship requires a dedication to building a professional career in botany. This position is supported by the Eli Kirk Price Endowment.

Whomever is selected for this fellowship should expect to work 40 hours per week. This fellowship is expected to run for a duration of 12 months and the pay is $15.34/hour.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Help manage (file, repair, image, annotate, etc.) botanical specimens in the nationally important herbarium collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
  • Participate in the ongoing botanical research activities in the Morris Arboretum Botany Department, which may include field work, laboratory work, data analysis, or online work (transcription, georeferencing) in virtual herbaria
  • Learn to follow proper safety practices
  • Perform additional duties as requested

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