[Annelida] Job - Curator, Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by g.read from niwa.co.nz)
Thu Jan 24 14:25:48 EST 2008

Research position at Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Earthworms specialist a possibility.

Further info: "Dai Herbert" <dherbert from nmsa.org.za>


The Natal Museum researchers conduct research in various fields of
natural sciences. The main responsibilities for this position are:

*   Undertake original research (either independently or under the
supervision of a chief curator), with emphasis on the unique resources
housed in the Natal Museum: ideally molluscs, or other non-insect
invertebrates such as myriapods, arachnids and earthworms. 

*   Register for higher postgraduate qualification where appropriate.

*   Augment the collections through fieldwork where appropriate.

*   Critically evaluate and interpret data, and prepare high quality
manuscripts that meet the standards of the international scientific

*   Formulate targeted research projects and submit applications to
external funding bodies.

*   Assist in efficient management and databasing of the collections,
and provide guidance and scientific advice where necessary.

*   Provide external and internal clients with authoritative information
relating to collections and field of research expertise.

*   Engage in collaborative research projects to enhance research

REQUIREMENTS: PhD degree in relevant field is preferable, ideally with
publication record and curatorial experience. Applicants with an Honours
or Masters Degree in relevant field may be considered if they intend to
continue academic studies. Good existing knowledge of the research field
and understanding the role of museum research are essential. Ability to
generate funds, conduct research and communicate scientific results to
academic community, general public and other interest groups. Excellent
writing, presentation and communication skills. Valid drivers licence.

SALARY: Negotiable at salary level 8 of Public Service Employees.

The Natal Museum is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer,
whose aim it is to promote representativity in all levels of
occupational categories in the institution.

Applications should be posted to:  The Deputy Director: Natal Museum,
237 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Private Bag 9070, Pietermaritzburg, 3200. 

No faxed applications will be accepted. 

The Natal Museum reserves the right not to make an appointment. 

Please send a covering letter stating the position you are applying for,
a detailed resume with a list of references and certified copies of all

Further enquiries regarding these positions can be directed to the
Deputy Director.

Closing date for submission of all applications is 15 February 2008, at
12:00. Late applications will not be accepted. 

If you have not heard from us by the 20 March 2008, please consider your
application to have been unsuccessful.

237 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg

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