Botanist – 2 positions available

East Lansing, Michigan
Dec 14, 2017
Feb 12, 2018
Organization Type
University and College

Botanist – 2 positions available

Conservation Associate


Position Overview
The mission of the Michigan Natural Features Inventory (MNFI) is to guide the conservation of Michigan's biodiversity by providing the highest quality scientific expertise and information. MNFI's vision is to be the authoritative source of information on biodiversity that is widely used to conserve Michigan's unique natural heritage for current and future generations.

As part of MSU Extension and the Michigan Natural Features Inventory, the successful candidates will collect, analyze, and communicate information about Michigan's rare and declining plant species and natural communities, help maintain Michigan's Natural Heritage Database, and work cooperatively with other MNFI personnel, public and private agencies, organizations, and individuals to inform and guide decisions that impact biodiversity conservation. These positions will have statewide responsibilities and will be housed at the MNFI office in Lansing, Michigan.


Minimum Qualifications (see full description for complete list of requirements)

  • Master's degree in plant biology, ecology, forestry, or closely related field must be earned by date of hire.

Desired Qualifications

  • D. in relevant field;
  • Knowledge of the ecosystems and natural communities of Michigan and/or the Upper Great Lakes.

Commensurate with education and experience.

Comprehensive benefits package:

Application Process
To view the full position description and required qualifications, visit Search for posting number 478923 using the Job Search field.

Applicants are asked to provide a current resume/CV, cover letter and four (4) professional references.

These positions are full-time, end-dated appointments renewable annually based upon successful performance and continued funding.

Application deadline is January 3, 2018.

Contact for Questions

MSU is an affirmative-action, equal-opportunity employer, committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce and inclusive culture that encourages all people to reach their full potential. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status or veteran status.

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