Curator of Ichthyology

The Senckenberg Society for Nature Research, headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, intends to fill at the Department of Marine Zoology the position of a Curator of Ichthyology.

Your tasks:

  • Assume responsibility for the management and curatorship of Senckenberg’s extensive collection of marine and freshwater fishes
  • Oversee the rearrangement of the fish collections and their relocation to a new building
  • Oversee the transfer of offices, laboratories, and an ichthyological library to the new premises, which are currently being rebuilt, meeting highest curatorial standards
  • Supervise technical assistants
  • Conduct collection-based research on the taxonomy, systematics, and phylogeny of marine fishes
  • Participate in joint marine research with other scientists at the Department of Marine Zoology and beyond

Your profile:

  • Advanced degree in biology/zoology or related field (preferably doctoral degree)
  • At least five years of work experience in curatorship and management of zoological (preferably ichthyological) collections
  • Familiarity with systematics of fishes
  • Outstanding research record in systematic ichthyology, documented by publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Fluency in English, both spoken and written; good knowledge of German will be an asset
  • Firm commitment to your work and sense of responsibility

Application deadline: 22th of March 2016

Please see also: http://www.senckenberg.de/files/content/stellenausschreibungen/01-16006_vacancy_ichthology_01-16006_final.pdf

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