Applications open for 2017-2018 Plantae Fellows

Are you a creative, articulate and web-savvy plant scientist looking to connect with other like-minded folks? We need your help to nurture and grow Plantae, the online community for the global plant science community.  We are looking for individuals who are interested in being highly engaged contributors by curating content and facilitating discussions. The benefits of becoming a Plantae Fellow include increased visibility within the plant science community and the opportunity to develop your skills as a digital content manager and science communicator.

These are volunteer positions with a small honorarium upon the satisfactory completion of the term.

Term of commitment: one year, specific weekly time commitment is variable

Plantae Fellows’ tasks may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Start/facilitate discussions tailored to specific networks
  • Contribute summaries to the What We’re Reading series
  • Link to relevant events or news from the community, as well as other resources in Plantae
  • Curate or develop resources specific to networks and collections
  • Answer questions (or, better yet, nudge others to do the same)
  • Share and engage in important discussions with the rest of the Plantae community
  • Participate in quarterly Fellows virtual meet-ups
  • And other activities you come up with!

Does this look like the perfect opportunity for you? Apply by August 14th for consideration.

If you know someone else who might be interested, please forward this message to them. Please contact Melanie Binder with any questions or for additional information.

Take a look at our 2016 – 2017 fellows:

Gabriela Auge Investigadora Asistente, Fundación Instituto Leloir, IIBBA-CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Anyela Camargo Lecturer in Plant Traits Informatics at Aberystwyth University, UK

Daniel Czerny Adjunct Biology Instructor at Reading Area Community College, USA

Joyita Deb Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Lars Ostergaard’s lab at John Innes Centre, UK

Le Tien Dung Trait Technical Manager, DeKalb, Vietnam

Sridhar Gutam Senior Scientist, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Ranchi, India

Khalid Hakeem Associate Professor, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Mather Khan Postdoctoral Fellow in the lab of David Mendoza, University of Missouri, USA

Adrian Moreno Postdoctoral Researcher in the lab of Ariel Orellana, Universidad Andres Bello, Chile

Courtney Price Science Communicator, Arabidopsis Biological Resource Center, USA

KK Sabu Senior Scientist, Jawaharlal Nehru Tropical Botanic Garden and Research Institute, India

Nidhi Sharma Research Specialist/Lab Manager at Dominique Bergmann’s lab at Stanford University, USA

Bhavisha Sheth Postdoctoral Fellow in Policy Research in Science, Technology and Innovation, India

Sudhakar Srivastava Postdoctoral Fellow at Blaustein Institute for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University, Isreal

Harrie Van Earp Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the lab of Peter Eastmond at Rothamsted Research, UK




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