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29 de julio de 2011

Research assistant in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

The Museum of Zoology of the University of Malaya is seeking a Research Assistant to conduct a two years research on a collection of skins/preserved specimens of Malaysian mammals. Limited field collections will also be conducted at the UM Field Studies Centre, in the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur. The project leaves space for personalized research lines according to the candidate's background and interests, and objectives and methods will be discussed by the candidate, his/her supervisor and the museum curator. Opportunities are offered for gaining experience in experimental design, curatorial skills, data collection, publication, and oral/written presentation.

Minimum qualifications: B.Sc. in biology, wildlife science or related fields, highly motivated and ability to work in tropical conditions, and a good knowledge of the English language (both written and oral skills). Previous experience in mammal taxonomy/ecology and in management of museum collections is also desirable. Research Assistants receive a monthly stipend of RM 1,600, being appropriate for local living standards.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae (inclusive of attended academic courses, English courses, and GPA/marks), and contact e-mails of two academic referees to Dr. A. Sasekumar (curator of the UM Museum of Zoology, sasekumar@um.edu.my ).

Closing date is 30^th August 2011.

Best regards,

Gianluca Polgar

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Gianluca Polgar Ph.D.
Senior lecturer
Institute of Biological Sciences
Institute of Ocean and Earth Sciences
Faculty of Science, University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel.: 017-6223549
Fax (ISB): 03-79674178
e-mail: gianluca.polgar@gmail.com
www.themudskipper.org

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