Job Title: Scientific Assistant (Paleontology)
The Division of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History
is seeking 1 full-time (35 hours per week) Scientific Assistant in the
Invertebrate Paleontology preparation lab.
Responsibilities & Duties:
The responsibilities and duties of the position include preparation and
restoration of invertebrate fossils, including detailed microscope-based
preparation using a full range of mechanical and chemical methods;
creating molds and casts; polished and thin section preparation; and
digital preparation, such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and
computerized-tomography (CT) image processing. Will also be responsible
for general lab operations, including equipment and supply maintenance;
provide research support, including data collection and management;
interact with and support students and visiting scientists as
appropriate; and be responsible for other divisional tasks as assigned.
May have opportunities to participate in fieldwork.
Bachelor's degree and some professional experience in specimen
preparation required. Demonstrated high level of professional skill,
innovation, and cooperativeness. Outstanding manual dexterity and
hand-eye coordination, attention to detail, and patience. Knowledge of
invertebrate fossils desired. Good organizational skills and ability to
Interested parties should apply online:
Review of applications will begin February 8th, 2016. Position will
remain open until filled.
Applications cannot be accepted via email or snail mail