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Announcement of a scientific staff position at the Department of Mineralogy and Petrography, Natural History Museum Vienna
 
This position comprises the scientific management/curatorship of the Rock Collection and the Building Stones Collection, plus work on the Meteorite Collection, at the Natural History Museum Vienna.
 
Requirements
  • doctoral degree (PhD) in relevant area of the geosciences sciences, preferably petrology/ mineralogy or related topics;
  • experience in research with rocks, minerals, and meteorites;
  • scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals, in the relevant fields of the geosciences; and documentation of research activities (in relevant projects);
  • knowledge of classical and modern (analytical) methods in petrography and mineralogy (optical, electron microscopy, spectroscopy etc.);
  • curatorial experience concerning scientific geoscience 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 acquisition and leadership of externally funded relevant research projects
  • 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 realization of research projects concerning rocks and minerals, including meteorites;
  • 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 relevant collections of the Natural History Museum, including management, administration and updating of the collection;
  • international curatorial cooperation;
  • improvement of the database;
Education and Public Relations
  • support of the educational role of the museum (exhibitions, popular science publications, presentations, guided tours; answering relevant 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 postal mail or e-mail (preferably in German, English is accepted, but see the requirement of demonstrated excellent knowledge of German; in the form of a single PDF document) must be received no later than February 28, 2019 at the general director's office of the Natural History Museum Vienna; Burgring 7; 1010 Wien; generaldirektion@nhm-wien.ac.at



 
 
 
Announcement of a scientific staff position at the Department of Prehistory, Natural History Museum Vienna
 
This position comprises the scientific management/curatorship of the early history parts of the archeological collection, at the Natural History Museum Vienna.
 
Requirements
  • doctoral degree (PhD) in relevant area of Prehistoric and Historical Archeology (especially regarding the period from the Roman Imperium to the Middle Ages);
  • experience in prehistoric and historical archaeology research, including experimental archeology;
  • scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals, in the relevant fields of prehistoric and historical archaeology; and documentation of research activities (in relevant projects);
  • knowledge of classical and modern (analytical) methods in the field;
  • curatorial experience concerning relevant scientific archeologic 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 acquisition and leadership of externally funded relevant research projects, and expertise in the history and archeology of the countries of the former Austro-Hungarian Empire;
  • 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 realization of research projects in prehistoric and historical archeology;
  • 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 relevant collections of the Natural History Museum, including management, administration and updating of the collection;
  • international curatorial cooperation;
  • improvement of the database;
Education and Public Relations
  • support of the educational role of the museum (exhibitions, popular science publications, presentations, guided tours; answering relevant 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 postal mail or e-mail (preferably in German, English is accepted, but see the requirement of demonstrated excellent knowledge of German; in the form of a single PDF document) must be received no later than March 15, 2019 at the general director's office of the Natural History Museum Vienna; Burgring 7; 1010 Wien; generaldirektion@nhm-wien.ac.at



 
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Announcement of an 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 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;
  • 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 (C 2 according to CEFR), good knowledge of English (B2 according to CEFR);
  • ability to work in a team
 
Additional experiences relevant for the position
  • Experience in 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;
  • Experience in fund-raising
 
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 depicting qualifications according to  the announcement; as a PDF document
  • name and address of at least two colleagues who can, upon request, prepare reference letters
 
Applications via mail or e-mail (preferably as a single PDF document) until March 15, 2019 to the General Directorate of the Natural History Museum Vienna; Burgring 7; 1010 Wien.
Contact e-mail: generaldirektion@nhm-wien.ac.at .