Biophilia Research Scientist

Location
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
June 16 2017
Organization Type
Non-Profit

Research Scientist, Biophilia and Mindfulness

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

Esteemed as the Green Heart of Pittsburgh and one of the world’s greenest public gardens, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is empowered by its mission to inspire and educate all with the beauty and importance of plants; to advance sustainability and promote human and environmental well-being through action and research; and to celebrate its historic glasshouse.

Phipps is seeking applications for a 2-year Research Scientist in the topics of Biophilia and Mindfulness 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. In line with its focus on sustainability and health, Phipps’ Research Institute looks to expand its research program related to biophilia and connections to human and ecological health. Phipps seeks integrative and multidisciplinary research to bridge the gap in our understanding between the built and natural environments and effects on mental and physical well-being.

The research scientist will work collaboratively with several departments, including Research, Horticulture, and Studio Phipps, as well as develop 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 human ecology, psychology, medicine, public health, neuroscience, or closely-related disciplines. Focal areas of expertise might include mindfulness-based interventions or biophilic design. 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, 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.

Qualified candidates should email a cover letter, CV, statement of research interests and salary history to hr@phipps.conservatory.org or mail to Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Human Resources Department, One Schenley Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15213. No telephone calls, please.

For more information about Phipps, please visit our website: www.phipps.conservatory.org.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is an equal opportunity employer.

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