Catalogue Data Assistant - Insects (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge - Department of Zoology

The University Museum of Zoology has received a Designation Development Fund award from the Arts Council England for an exciting new project called 'The Beetle Voyage' that focuses on the Insect Collections of the Rev Leonard Jenyns (1800-1893) and his entomological notebooks, which record the biodiversity of Cambridgeshire during the early 19th century. We are looking for a Data Catalogue Assistant to work alongside the Museum Curators, Collections Manager and the Chief Technician (Insects) as well as internal and external experts to help identify and catalogue the specimens.

The candidate should have some knowledge of zoological terminology and an ability to transcribe data accurately, as well as being an excellent team player. As neither the specimens nor data from the notebooks are currently incorporated into a collections database, the role will also include uploading relevant information into the Museum's new collections database (EMu). To achieve this, experience of collections databases and particularly with EMu is an advantage.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday 20th December. If you have not heard from us by 20th December, your application will have been unsuccessful.

For an informal chat please contact Dr Edgar Turner (

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 15 months.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit: This will take you to the role on the University’s Job Opportunities pages. There you will need to click on the 'Apply online' button and register an account with the University's Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please quote reference PF10836 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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