Phipps is seeking applications for a Research Scientist in Plant Ecology to join the growing Research Institute at Phipps, which is focused on interdisciplinary research in the fields of ecology, human health and wellness, environmental education, science communication and outreach, and social justice. The plant ecologist will be responsible for developing and conducting innovative plant-based research focused on the interconnections between humans, urban ecosystems and sustainable landscapes. This position includes working collaboratively with several departments, including Research, Horticulture, and Studio Phipps, as well as developing collaborations with local universities and organizations. Duties will include conducting original research, securing research equipment, leading data collection, analyzing data, grant writing, and assisting in presentations of the innovative studies being conducted.

Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D. in ecology, evolutionary biology, or closely-related disciplines, with a focus on plant-related research. The successful candidate must have a passion for interdisciplinary research with a demonstrated ability to work as part of a collaborative research team, as well as working with children and the general public in a pleasant and courteous manner. The candidate must be proficient with computer software and data management (use of R, Python, Matlab, STATA, etc., preferred), a publication and presentation record that is commensurate with the candidate's experience, and success obtaining extramural grants and research contracts.  Teaching experience in formal and informal education is preferred. Phipps offers a competitive compensation package, strong benefits and unique atmosphere.

Qualified candidates should send their cover letter, résumé and salary history via email to hr@phipps.conservatory.org or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. Phipps is an equal opportunity employer.