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Announcement of a scientific staff position at the Department of Botany, Natural History Museum Vienna
 
This full-time position (40 hours) comprises the scientific management/curatorship of the cryptogamic collection of the Botany Department, at the Natural History Museum Vienna.
 
Requirements
• doctoral degree (PhD) in biology (botany);
• several years of post-doc experience in botany, preferably with focus on mosses and/or algae (especially diatoms);
• scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals, in botany (preferably cryptogamy); and documentation of research activities (in relevant third party funded projects);
• well-established international scientific network;
• knowledge of classical and modern methods in botany;
• good knowledge of nomenclature and taxonomy of mosses and/or algae (especially diatoms)
• curatorial experience concerning scientific cryptogamic collections;
• willingness to participate/support didactic projects and exhibitions;
• willingness to conduct joint research projects with department colleagues (including joint field work)
• excellent knowledge of German language, very good knowledge of English, both spoken and written;
• ability to work in a team.
 
Experiences and skills relevant for the position
• successful acquisition and leadership of externally funded relevant research projects;
• experience in communication of scientific topics to the scientific community and to the public/media;
• experience in SEM-, LM-microscopy and necessary preparation techniques
• experience in working with aDNA
• good IT (computing) knowledge, including experience with databases.
 
Duties
 
Curatorship
• curating the relevant collections of the Natural History Museum, including management, loan processing, digitization, administration and expansion of the collection;
• international and national curatorial cooperation;
• extension and curation of data in the departments collection database (JACQ);
• participation in departmental duties beyond the cryptogamic section;
• supervision of volunteers.
 
Research
• planning and realization of research projects concerning kryptogamy;
• raising external funding for such research projects;
• presentation of research at international congresses and workshops;
• publication of results in international scientific journals.
 
Education and Public Relations
• support of the educational role of the museum (exhibitions, popular science publications, presentations, guided tours; answering relevant requests of students and laypersons) in collaboration with the Department of Exhibition and Education of the NHM;
• cooperation with media and institutions of education (publications, presentations, interviews, advice and projects) in consultation with the Department of Communication and Media of the NHM.
 
Salary
According to the FWF standard personnel costs and salaries (postdoc): https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs/
               
Applications must include:
• CV (including publication list, separated in international peer-reviewed scientific papers and other publications);
• letter of application and motivation, specifying qualifications according to the announcement;
• name and address of at least two (independent) colleagues who can, upon request, prepare reference letters.
 
Applications via postal mail or e-mail (preferably in German, English is accepted, but see the requirement of demonstrated excellent knowledge of German; in the form of a single [combined] PDF document) must be received no later than February 15, 2020 at the general director's office of the Natural History Museum Vienna; Burgring 7; 1010 Wien, Austria;



 

Announcement of an scientific staff position at the Department of Invertebrate Zoology (3rd Zoological Department), Natural History Museum Vienna

 
 
This full-time position (40 hours) comprises the scientific management/curatorship of the Collection of Invertebrates (Evertebrata varia) at the Natural History Museum Vienna.
The collection comprises in a larger scale Porifera, Coelenterata, Plathelminthes, Nemathelminthes, Nemertini, Annelida, Echinodermata and in a smaller scale Protozoa, Mesozoa, Sipunculida, Echiurida, Priapulida, Kinorhyncha, Chaetognatha and Enteropneusta as well.
 

Requirements

  • doctoral degree (PhD) in a relevant area of the biological sciences, such as zoology, biology, evolutionary biology, etc., and at least 3 years of PostDoc experience
  • several years of experience in research with invertebrates covered in the collection, preferentially, Porifera, Cnidaria, “helminths” (Plathelmintes, Nemathelminthes, Acanthocephala), Annelida, or Echinodermata (e.g., taxonomy, systematics, evolutionary biology, phylogeny, biogeography)
  • scientific publications in international peer reviewed journals, in zoology, preferably in the groups mentioned above; and documentation of research activities (in relevant projects)
  • knowledge of classical and modern methods in taxonomy & systematics (e.g., morphology, molecular genetics)
  • curatorial experience concerning scientific zoological collections
  • willingness to participate in, or  support, outreach projects and exhibitions
  • excellent knowledge of German language, very good knowledge of English
  • ability to work in a team
 

Experiences and skills relevant for the position

  • successful independent fund raising, leadership and participation in externally funded research projects on zoology (preferably invertebrates represented in the collection)
  • experience and contacts with international substantial scientific collections
  • experience in communication of scientific topics to the scientific community and to the public/media
  • good IT (computing) knowledge, including experience with databases
 
 

Duties

 
Research
  • planning and realisation of research projects concerning invertebrates covered in the collection
  • raising external funding for such research projects
  • presentation of research at international congresses and workshops
  • publication of results in international scientific journals
Curatorship
  • curating the Evertebrata varia collection of the Natural History Museum, including management, administration and updating of the collection
  • international curatorial co-operations
  • improvement of the inventory including establishment, development and maintenance of a database
  • administration of the reference library in cooperation with the Department of Libraries of the NHM Vienna
 
Education & Public Relations
  • support of the educational role of the museum (exhibitions, popular science publications, presentations, guided tours; answering zoological requests of students and laypersons) in collaboration with the Department of Exhibition and Education of the NHM Vienna
  • cooperation with media and institutions of education (publications, presentations, interviews, advice and projects) in consultation with the Department of Communication and Media of the NHM Vienna
 
 

Salary

According to the FWF standard personnel costs and salaries (postdoc): https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs/
 
 

Applications must include

  • CV (including publication list, separated in international peer-reviewed scientific papers and other publications) plus
  • letter of application and motivation, specifying qualifications according to the announcement
  • name and address of at least two (independent) colleagues who can, upon request, prepare reference letters
 
Applications via mail or e-mail (in the form of a single PDF document) must be received no later than March 15, 2020 at the director's office of the Natural History Museum Vienna, Burgring 7, 1010 Wien;



 

  
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