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Molecular Systematics Laboratory Manager Job

Shannon Hackett shackett at fmppr.fmnh.org
Thu Jul 30 15:59:21 EST 1998

We still have not filled this job, so please post this announcement or pass
it on.  Thank you.



The Field Museum of Natural History invites applications for a Staff
Scientist to function as Manager of its Biochemistry Laboratories, a core
facility used by Museum curatorial staff for research in molecular
evolution.  Applicants will have an advanced degree in molecular evolution
or an allied field.  MS required, Ph.D. and experience in molecular
evolution preferred.  The applicant must have extensive practical
experience with various molecular techniques, including PCR, DNA sequencing
and cloning.  The successful applicant will manage and run the core
facility to support the molecular research needs for the Field Museum,
which is a highly interactive group of about 40 scientists (curators,
postdoctoral research associates, technicians and graduate students).
Responsibilities include ensuring laboratory safety, ordering chemicals and
supplies, maintaining inventories, managing budgets, invoicing projects,
coordinating equipment and repair, overseeing lab use, and mediating
personnel issues.  The Manager will also train new personnel and students
in current lab procedures and will be expected to apply new molecular
technologies as they arise.  There is also potential for conducting
research in evolutionary or ecological biology.  Salary is dependent on
qualifications and experience.  Applicants should send curriculum vitae and
three letters of reference to: Dr. Bill Ballard (ballard at fmnh.org),
Department of Zoology, Field Museum, Roosevelt Rd. at Lake Shore Dr.,
Chicago, IL 60605-2496.  The Field Museum's homepage is www.fmnh.org.  The
Field Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applications from women
and minorities are encouraged.  Closing date 4 September 1998.

Shannon J. Hackett
Zoology Department, Bird Division
Field Museum of Natural History
Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL  60605

(312) 922-9410 x 470 (office)
(312) 663-5397 (fax)


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