martes, junio 05, 2007

Conservador de Invertebrados en el Museo de Zoología Comparada de la Universidad de Harvard (EE.UU.)

Hay una plaza de conservador de invertebrados fósiles en el Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University. Os adjuntamos la información que hemos obtenido en Paleonet por si alguno/a se anima:

The Department of Invertebrate Paleontology in the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard University has an opening for a Curatorial Associate of Fossil Invertebrates. This collection encompasses all major phyla of metazoans and is ranked among the top paleontology collections in the world. We are seeking an individual who is able to conduct all aspects of modern collection management, adept in communicating with scientists and the

Responsibilities: The Curatorial Associate (equivalent to the Collection Manager) reports to the Curator of Invertebrate Paleontology and the Manager, Collections Operations in the Museum of Comparative Zoology (MCZ), and in conjunction will determine short- and long-term collection priorities, including facilities upgrades; manage and oversee the implementation of those priorities; oversee selection, training and supervision of curatorial staff; manage the curation of existing and new collections; oversee the input and updating of computerized specimen database; prepare and monitor departmental budget; participate in museum initiatives and collaborative projects with other MCZ; assist in preparation of grant proposals for collection improvement; and assist the public with questions.

Requirements: Masters degree in invertebrate paleontology and/or natural history museum
studies with experience in handling fossil materials highly desirable. At least 5+ years of curatorial experience in an invertebrate paleontology collection (or equivalent); knowledge of invertebrate systematics; 3-5 years of supervisory experience; demonstrated writing, public speaking, and organizational skills; excellent computer skills, including database management. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required, as well as the ability to both work independently and in a busy team environment.

To Apply: Please send your CV and the names of three references that are familiar with your work with collections to:, Requisition #: 30136. Position not eligible for visa sponsorship by Harvard. Application deadline 6/30/07. Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening. Applicants must have employment eligibility at the time of application.

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