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Se busca científico para trabajar en genética de conservación de mamíferos

NC Museum of Natural Sciences: Senior Research Scientist in Mammalian
Conservation Genetics
Recruitment Range: $72,172 - $103,515
Location: NC Museum of Natural Sciences, Raleigh, NC
Department: NC Dept of Natural and Cultural Resources
Job Number: 19-11183 MNS65015792

Application Deadline: 12/12/2019 5:00 PM EST

The Department of Natural and Cultural Resources' (DNCR) vision is
to be the leader in using the state's natural and cultural resources
to build the social, cultural, educational, and economic future of
North Carolina. Our mission is to improve quality of life by creating
opportunities to experience excellence in the arts, history, libraries,
and nature throughout North Carolina. The Department works to stimulate
learning, inspire creativity, preserve the state's history, conserve the
state's natural heritage, encourage recreation and cultural tourism, and
promote economic development. Our goal is to promote equity and inclusion
among our employees and our programming to reflect and celebrate our
state's diverse population, culture, and history by expanding engagement
with diverse individuals and communities. We encourage you to apply to
become a part of our team.

Division Information:
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, located in Raleigh, NC,
is an award-winning major institution with a prominent State-wide,
national and international profile. The mission statement of the NC
Museum of Natural Sciences is "to illuminate the natural world and
inspire its conservation".

The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is a high-performing nexus of research,
collections, living collections, exhibitions and digital media, school
and lifelong education, community engagement, and a regional network--each
fueled by great expertise and a diversifying portfolio of public, earned
and contributed funds. Progress is forged by maximizing the dividends
on a remarkable history of public and private sector investments with
a growing array of partnerships.

Our high standards are reflected by our affiliation with the Smithsonian
Institution; accreditation by the American Alliance of Museums; a National
Medal at the White House in 2014 from the federal Institute of Museum
and Library Services which recognizes just five of the nation's 35,000
museums annually for outstanding community service; national model
research partnerships with the University of North Carolina System;
this year's Thad Eure, Jr. Award from the Greater Raleigh Convention and
Visitors Bureau for our economic impact through attracting conferences;
and field-advancing innovations such as a fully accessible and free
mobile app (NC NatSci) for visitors to navigate our exhibitions.

Section Information:
The Research & Collections Section includes research scientists,
collections curators, collections managers, and support professionals. The
major responsibilities of the R&C section are to maintain and expand
the Natural Sciences research collections of the Museum, conduct
original research, disseminate research results, participate in science
communication, public outreach, education, and assist other Museum
sections in programming and exhibit development. R&C staff and facilities
are spread across three NCMNS buildings: the Nature Exploration Center
(NEC), the Nature Research Center (NRC), and the Research Laboratory.

Description of Work:
The NC Museum of Natural Sciences and the NC State University's College of
Natural Resources jointly announce a search to recruit a scientist with
a research program in mammalian conservation genetics. At the Museum,
this position works in the Biodiversity Research Lab, a unit within
the Museum's Research & Collections section. At NC State University,
this position works in the Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology
program within the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
in the College of Natural Resources. The employee will have non-tenure
track faculty status and associated teaching and service requirements
as a Research Assistant Professor with the College of Natural Resources.

The ideal candidate will have both applied and basic aspects to their
research, which may have both domestic and international focus (at least
some of the research should be applicable to scientific questions within
North Carolina and the southeast region). Potential areas of research
specialty may include (but are not limited to) conservation genomics,
population estimation and modeling, microbiome ecology, metabarcoding,
non-invasive sampling, and/or eDNA. Researchers with collections-based
research programs are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate
will have many opportunities to participate in multi-disciplinary
research teams that may include, among others, applied ecologists
(wildlife, quantitative, spatial, forest), conservation biologists, and
phylogenomicists. The successful candidate will also support graduate
training through teaching and mentoring, and will teach an appropriate
graduate and/or undergraduate course at NC State University.

The successful candidate should have experience in, and a commitment to,
public science communication. In addition to participating in outreach
programs and events at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences, there are
science communication opportunities with NC State University's Cluster
in Public Science (i.e. citizen science, science communication, and open
data). This position is jointly split between the NC Museum of Natural
Sciences (55%) and the Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources
at NC State University (45%). This position includes research, outreach,
teaching and service responsibilities at both institutions.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding record of scholarly
publications, research support and engagement. This position has several
areas of responsibility, requiring a candidate with strong interpersonal
skills, the ability to independently plan and implement research/teaching
activities, and the ability and interest to collaborate with other
researchers. The areas of responsibility of this position include but
are not limited to:

Development of an original applied research program in mammalian
conservation genetics, mammalian population biology/ecology, and/or
mammalian population genetics; research programs may have local, regional,
and/or international focus and will include pursuit of external research
funding, data generation and analyses, and publication/dissemination of
results. Some aspects of this research should be suitable for display
in the NC Museum of Natural Sciences' Biodiversity Research Lab, a
glass-walled laboratory 'on-exhibit' in the Nature Research Center wing
of the Museum

Shared management and administration of the Museum's Biodiversity Research
Lab, including supervision of laboratory with oversight of equipment,
budgets, personnel, students, and volunteers

Potential collaboration with the Museum's Mammalogy Unit, a
collection-based unit within the Research & Collections section

Teaching one class per year in NCSU's Department of Forestry and
Environmental Resources

Training/mentoring undergraduate and graduate students and/or
postdoctoral researchers, with a particular focus on training that
bridges museum/university goals

Engaging the public through science communication and/or participatory
science; public engagement may be accomplished through active
participation in Museum education/outreach programs, interacting with NC
State University's Public Science Cluster, and/or providing opportunities
for citizen scientists to contribute to authentic research initiatives.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies
** To receive credit for your work history and credentials, you must
provide the information on the application form. Any information omitted
from the application form, listed as general statements, listed under
the text resume section, or on an attachment will not be considered for
qualifying credit. **

To qualify for this position, you must meet ALL the following KSAs
listed below:

Considerable knowledge of conservation biology

Experience applying principles and practices of research, with special
expertise in some aspect of conservation biology

A demonstrated mastery of materials, equipment, and techniques used in
laboratory practices and in fieldwork

Experience in teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses in evolution
or related subjects

A demonstrated track record of effective and creative science
communication to diverse public audiences

Experience writing and/or administering grants to fund biological research

Experience successfully publishing technical science papers in
peer-reviewed journals Required Documentation: Applicants should attach:
a current CV; contact information for 3 personal references; and a
vision statement, including how their research and science communication
initiatives figure in a broader scientific context.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Doctorate degree in biology, zoology, or a science curriculum related
to area of expertise from an appropriately accredited institution and
three-years experience in specialty area -OR-

An equivalent combination of education and experience

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