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Federal Work Study - Student Assistant (Herbarium Collection Technician)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 10, 2023

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Federal Work Study - Student Assistant (Herbarium Collection Technician)

Job No: 524830
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Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: RealCat
Department: 56020800 - NH-HERBARIUM

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The University of Florida Herbarium (in the Florida Museum of Natural History) has a Federal Work Study position available to work on the digitization of our bryophyte and lichen collections. The duties include preparing bryophyte (moss, liverwort, hornwort) and lichen specimens by carefully gluing on cards, barcoding, handling of delicate dried specimens, specimen imaging, and cataloging the specimens in database portals. Tasks require meticulous care and attention to detail. Familiarity with plant taxonomy is useful.

The hours are flexible, between 8am-5pm Mon-Fri, excluding holidays, but a regular schedule of 6-12 hours per week is desirable.

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Your financial aid allocation must have funds in the "FWSP" program column.

Preferred Qualifications:

Meticulous attention to detail, typographical accuracy, ability to read cursive writing, careful handling of dried specimens, and a knowledge of geography is crucial for this work.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Include a cover letter, resume/CV, and proof of your FWS award. The position is only available to University of Florida students.

* Students seeking FWS employment should print/screenshot a copy of their Financial Aid Award Page, which contains the Federal Work Study award as proof of FWS eligibility. To locate your Financial Aid Award Page, go to" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

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