AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
NOTICE OF JOB OPENING
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 work independently.
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
**Please Note: Due to the volume of applications, we are not able to respond to email inquires regarding the status of an application. Applicants will only receive notification if they qualify for an interview.**
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