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Announcement of a scientific staff position at the Department of Vertebrate Zoology (1st Zoological Department), Natural History Museum Vienna
 

This position comprises the scientific management/curatorship of the Collection of Birds at the Natural History Museum Vienna.
 
Requirements
  • doctoral degree (PhD) in a relevant area of the biological sciences, such as zoology, biology, evolutionary biology etc.;
  • experience in research with birds (e.g., taxonomy, systematics, evolutionary biology, phylogeny, biogeography);
  • scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals, in zoology, preferably in ornithology; and documentation of research activities (in relevant projects);
  • knowledge of classical and modern methods in taxonomy & systematics (e.g., morphology, molecular genetics);
  • curatorial experience concerning scientific zoological collections;
  • willingness to participate/support didactic projects and exhibitions;
  • excellent knowledge of German language, very good knowledge of English, both in reading, writing, and speaking;
  • ability to work in a team
 
Experiences and skills relevant for the position
  • Successful leadership of externally funded zoological research projects
  • Experience and contacts with international substantial scientific collections 
  • Experience in communication of scientific topics to the scientific community and to the public/media
  • good IT (computing) knowledge, including experience with databases;
 
Duties
 
Research
  • planning and realisation of research projects concerning Birds;
  • raising external funding for such research projects;
  • presentation of research at international congresses and workshops.
  • publication of results in international scientific journals;
 
Curatorship
  • curating the bird collection of the Natural History Museum, including management, administration and updating of the collection;
  • international curatorial cooperations;
  • improvement of the database;
  • administration of the reference library in cooperation with the Department of Libraries of the NHM.
 
Education and Public Relations
  • support of the educational role of the museum (exhibitions, popular science publications, presentations, guided tours; answering zoological requests of students and laypersons)
  • cooperation with media and institutions of education (publications, presentations, interviews, advice and projects)
 
Salary
According to the FWF standard personnel costs and salaries (postdoc): https://www.fwf.ac.at/fileadmin/files/Dokumente/Personalkostensaetze/personnel-costs-2018.pdf
 
 
Applications must include
  • CV  (including publication list, separated in international peer-reviewed scientific papers and other publications)
  • letter of application and motivation, specifying qualifications according to  the announcement; name and address of at least two (independent) colleagues who can, upon request, prepare reference letters
 
Applications via mail or e-mail (in the form of a single PDF document) must be received no later than December 31, 2018 at the director's office of the Natural History Museum Vienna; Burgring 7; 1010 Wien.
Contact E-mail: generaldirektion@nhm-wien.ac.at



 

Announcement of a scientific staff position at the Department of Invertebrate Zoology (3rd Zoological Department), Natural History Museum Vienna

 
This position comprises the scientific management/curatorship of the Collection of Crustacea at the Natural History Museum Vienna.
 
Requirements

  • doctoral degree (PhD) in relevant area of the biological sciences, such as zoology, biology, evolutionary biology etc.;
  • experience in research with Crustaceans (e.g., taxonomy, systematics, evolutionary biology, phylogeny, biogeography);
  • scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals, in zoology, preferably in crustaceology/carcinology; and documentation of research activities (in relevant projects);
  • knowledge of classical and modern methods in taxonomy & systematics (e.g., morphology, molecular genetics);
  • curatorial experience concerning scientific zoological collections;
  • willingness to participate/support didactic projects and exhibitions;
  • excellent knowledge of German language, very good knowledge of English, both in reading, writing, and speaking;
  • ability to work in a team
 
Experiences and skills relevant for the position
  • Successful leadership of externally funded relevant research projects
  • Experience and contacts with international substantial scientific collections 
  • Experience in communication of scientific topics to the scientific community and to the public/media
  • good IT (computing) knowledge, including experience with databases;
 
Duties
 
Research
  • planning and realisation of research projects concerning Crustacea;
  • raising external funding for such research projects;
  • presentation of research at international congresses and workshops.
  • publication of results in international scientific journals;
 
Curatorship
  • curating the crustacea collection of the Natural History Museum, including management, administration and updating of the collection;
  • international curatorial cooperations;
  • improvement of the database;
  • administration of the reference library in cooperation with the Department of Libraries of the NHM.
 
Education and Public Relations
  • support of the educational role of the museum (exhibitions, popular science publications, presentations, guided tours; answering zoological requests of students and laypersons) in collaboration with the Department of Exhibition and Education of the NHM;
  • cooperation with media and institutions of education (publications, presentations, interviews, advice and projects) in consultation with the Department of Communication and Media of the NHM.
 
Salary
According to the FWF standard personnel costs and salaries (postdoc): https://www.fwf.ac.at/fileadmin/files/Dokumente/Personalkostensaetze/personnel-costs-2018.pdf
 
 
Applications must include
  • CV  (including publication list, separated in international peer-reviewed scientific papers and other publications) plus
  • letter of application and motivation, specifying qualifications according to  the announcement;
  • name and address of at least two (independent) colleagues who can, upon request, prepare reference letters
 
Applications via mail or e-mail (in the form of a single PDF document) must be received no later than December  31, 2018 at the director's office of the Natural History Museum Vienna; Burgring 7; 1010 Wien; generaldirektion@nhm-wien.ac.at



 



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