lunes, febrero 03, 2014

Para investigar en Malacología en Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

Nos ha llegado información de un puesto de trabajo para investigar en moluscos. Os lo adjuntamos


The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM) Foundation has an immediate opening, the Twila Bratcher Endowed Chair in Malacological Research, for an accomplished malacologist to conduct collection-based research on the Museum’s extensive collections of mollusks. The Museum has world-class malacological holdings and a rich history of collections-based research on marine invertebrates. Neontological holdings have a special emphasis on shelled mollusks of the eastern Pacific. The Museum also holds extensive collections of fossil mollusks, especially Cretaceous and Cenozoic gastropods and bivalves.

We seek an early career scientist who will implement an internationally recognized, modern and integrative research program in the evolutionary biology of mollusks, including taxonomy, systematics, biogeography, and biodiversity science. The successful candidate will have a PhD, a track record of research productivity, evidence of the ability to generate external funding, a strong interest in science communication and engaging the public in malacological research, and the ability to effectively communicate and engage with a wide variety of audiences, including the public and the NHM’s various stakeholders. The successful candidate also will be expected to help develop the collections and contribute to the Museum\'s public programs (education and exhibits).

This is a full time, untenured position of limited duration. The current expectation is that funding for the position will be available for two years, depending on performance evaluations and available resources; performance evaluations and available resources may also allow the position to be extended beyond two years.

The NHM, the largest natural history museum in the western United States, has recently finished a dramatic transformation including new ground-breaking exhibits and a 3 ½ acre wildlife garden. The NHM’s mission is to inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. The NHM has recently developed a strategic intent – “Be the best at communicating how our planet and life on it changes over time and why this matters” – that will guide the museum’s priorities over the next decade.

Applications, including a cover letter, CV, statement of research, statement of science communication interests, and the names and contact information for three potential professional references, should be sent by March 15, 2014, to: lgranado@nhm.org - Lisa Granados, Research & Collections, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007, USA