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Curator of Fungi - Purdue University Herbaria (PUR & PUL) - 

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Job Summary: The Purdue University Herbaria (Arthur Fungarium, PUR and Kriebel Herbarium PUL) in West Lafayette, Indiana have an immediate opening for a curator of fungi.  Together the collections comprise ca. 250,000 specimens of fungi, vascular plants, “cryptogams”, and living cultures with emphases on rust fungi (Pucciniales), vascular flora of the Midwest US, tropical fungi, and basidiomycete yeasts.  This individual will be responsible for the curation of specimens and cultures, conducting systematic studies on group(s) of interest, and overseeing herbarium projects that may include DNA barcoding of specimens and digitization efforts. Additional duties include but are not limited to:
  • Maintaining herbarium space, including exhibits, library, and microscopes
  • Providing herbarium tours to individuals and classes on request
  • Conducting systematic studies on group(s) of interest
  • Overseeing herbarium projects and mentoring herbarium undergraduates
  • Curation of specimens and cultures
  • M.S. in mycology or related discipline
  • 1 year experience with herbarium practices
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered; Bachelor's degree + 3 years of experience
  • Ability to work unsupervised in order to complete projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team-oriented environment and capable of managing/assisting other lab personnel
  • Ph.D.
  • Familiarity with aseptic culture techniques and routine molecular laboratory procedures