lunes, diciembre 01, 2014

Position for a Museum Scientist in University California Rirverside

I would like to bring the following position for a Museum Scientist to your attention. For the right person, this could be an attractive position, combining collections and educational work along with responsibilities as Dept. Lab. Safety Officer, with opportunities to be part of an active research group in Organic and Paleoenvironmental Evolution. Applicants should note that the position is at starting Museum Scientist grade and is an 85% appointment of the starting salary grade. The appointee will be encouraged to apply for external funding to make up the salary difference to that grade.

Full details are given in the following site:

We will begin reviewing applications in detail in early January.

We are seeking a wide applicant pool and job will be advertised online in Geotimes, GSA Today, and in the SPNCH newsletter, and the wording of that advert is given below:

UC Riverside Earth Sciences Department seeks a Museum Scientist to conserve, oversee, and utilize departmental research, reference, and teaching collections; manage the museum outreach program, and serve as Lab Safety Officer (LSO) and Departmental Safety Coordinator. The position is 85% time with flexible Monday through Friday hours and will be at starting Museum Scientist level. Candidates seeking external research or outreach funding that may supplement salary while pursuing departmental goals are particularly encouraged to apply. The department, which is rapidly growing in faculty, is within the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences, has strong specimen-based research in fault petrology, geochemistry, and paleontology. Such research complements departmental research foci in Organic and Paleoenvironmental Evolution, and Earthquake Processes (see We are looking for individuals with a strong background in specimen-based earth-life histo! ry research, familiarity with a broad range of geological materials, and an active interest in Museum Science. The new hire will engage with UCR\'s Center for Integrative Biological Collections, a rapidly evolving college-wide initiative. A Ph.D. is preferred, along with experience of and/or qualifications in collections management. The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Please visit for more information and to apply for this career position. Applications received by January 16 will receive priority attention.