|Salary:||£28,571 to £30,949 per annum plus membership of Civil Service pension scheme|
|Placed On:||30th January 2023|
|Closes:||12th March 2023|
At an exciting time for the organisation, National Museums Scotland offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the care and development of the fluid-preserved collections in Zoology.
You will be responsible for assisting with the curation of the fluid preserved collections (Invertebrates and Vertebrates). This is international in scope and includes ~6,000,000 specimens. It is particularly strong in Crustacea, Polychaeta and Mollusca, especially from Northern Atlantic. There is a notable collection of Antarctic octopi. It also contains a significant collection of Reptilia. Important historical collections includes extensive material from the 1902-1904 Scotia expedition led by William Speirs Bruce and the 1872-1876 Challenger expedition. The collection is housed at the National Museums Collection Centre.
We seek an exceptional candidate who can demonstrate and develop specialist knowledge, about the specified collections and enable the widest possible access to them, in line with National Museums’ objectives. The post-holder will also work with the Principal Curator of Invertebrates and the biology curatorial team.
Applicants should have a degree in Biological Sciences, in addition to proven relevant work experience in the museum environment and collection-based research. An excellent communicator with a track record of collection management/curation, understanding of taxonomic and ecological research, and successful participation in public programs. Good ICT skills are also essential. Experience in managing staff and projects, and a driving licence is desirable.
You are provided with a job description and person specification for further detail about the post. To apply visit www.nms.ac.uk. The closing date for completed applications is 12 March 2023 at midnight. Please state reference number NMS23/06. It is anticipated that the selection event will take place on 23 March 2023 .
Please note that CVs are not considered as part of applications and will not be forwarded to the shortlisting process.
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