Jobs in Botany

This page displays details of roles in botany, or involving botanical knowledge, at a range of skill levels across the sector. Organisations advertising posts for botanists are encouraged to send details to [email protected] to be shared here. Please note that adverts are shared without review or endorsement – rather to offer networking connections for the botanical community.

For staff vacancies at BSBI, please visit our Vacancies page.

Botanical surveyors sought

UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology is looking for botanical surveyors for a Defra / Natural England survey in 2023.

This is likely to be a rolling national survey, with potential for survey work in future years.

If you might be interested in undertaking survey work in 2023, please contact Morag McCracken ([email protected]) with your availability and for more details, as soon as possible.

Defra/NE England Ecosystem Survey 2023

A new, pilot vegetation survey of 400 1x1km squares (monads) across England in 2023.

The aim is to provide openly available, high quality data on natural capital across England (vegetation, soils, water, landscapes)

The target is to record 500 monads every year for the next 5 years.

UKCEH is looking for botanical surveyors for the following key tasks:

  • Recording plant species diversity and abundance in quadrats and linear plots (hedgerows, field margins, riparian strips)
  • Recording ponds and veteran trees
  • Mapping habitats and their condition
  • Undertaking a simple landscape assessment

Recording in the field will be on ruggedized tablet

Attendance at a one week fully paid training course in March will be required

Each monad is likely to take 4-6 days to survey.

The 2023 survey runs 1 May – 31st October.

Surveyors do not need to be available for the full season, but would need to commit to a minimum of 15 days survey work (excluding the training week).

We will endeavour to allocate monads in the regions where surveyors are based, some overnight stays may be needed.

Head of Plant Health sought by the RHS

Details here. Deadline 17th February.

Post-doc researcher in Plant Biodiversity Genomics sought by RBG Edinburgh

Details here. Deadline 10th February.

Lecturer in Plant Sciences sought at Univ Essex

Details here. Deadline 31st January

Vacancies at the Linnean Society

Several vacancies currently being advertised with different deadlines. More info here.

Aquatic growers sought

The Canal & River Trust is looking for large scale growers of Floating Water-plantain to work with over the coming years, to propagate and translocate specimens into new nature reserves along the Montgomery Canal. More details here.