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Botanist Job Description

We are recruiting for a skilled, attentive Botanist who is passionate about expanding our current understanding of plant life and how it relates to its surroundings.

You will assist with research efforts by conducting fieldwork, research, and tests to learn more about how humans, diseases, natural disasters, and other events affect plant processes. You will study the differences between different plant strains and help identify or breed for desirable traits, such as nutritional content or disease resistance. You should be analytical and collaborative with a passion for raising awareness about environmental concerns and plant conservation.

To be successful you should be knowledgeable and thorough with excellent research, communication, and interpersonal skills. You should also have a strong understanding of plant biology, scientific principles, and research methods.

Botanist Duties and Responsibilities

  • Field experience is required.
  • Understanding of plant life, processes, and traits, scientific principles, and environmental concerns.
  • Excellent interpersonal, research, problem-solving, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel and work with others.
  • Strong public speaking and negotiation skills may be beneficial.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Botany, Biology, or related field.
  • More employment and advancement opportunities with a Master’s or Doctorate.

Botanist Skills and Requirements

  • Studying plants, their environments, relationships, traits, and processes.
  • Conducting fieldwork, collecting and testing plant samples, and recording observations.
  • Testing the effects of weather, pollutants, pests, and other problems on different plant species.
  • Analysing plant responses and reporting possible trends, benefits, or concerns.
  • Encouraging desirable traits in plants thru breeding techniques.
  • Raising awareness about environmental concerns and conservation efforts and assisting with disaster relief after floods, drouthes, etc.
  • Working with others, including other Botanists, team members, or students to achieve project objectives.
  • Managing research group members and resources.
  • Field experience is required.
  • Understanding of plant life, processes, and traits, scientific principles, and environmental concerns.
  • Excellent interpersonal, research, problem-solving, and verbal and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to travel and work with others.
  • Strong public speaking and negotiation skills may be beneficial.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Botany, Biology, or related field.
  • More employment and advancement opportunities with a Master’s or Doctorate.

Personalising Your Botanist Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.


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